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I just got the Beginner Game and it says that the Core Rulebook is the first in a line of items to be coming out for this AMAZING game. What else do you think will be/ should be coming out? I would think there would have to be some sort of Players Handbook to go along with the Core book. Also, I could see additional maps and token, but those may be included in the adventures. I certainly look forward to a lot of time playing this game.

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No idea, but I would like to see:

* A cardboard token pack, and more maps like the Beginner's Game. No grid, just nice tools for simple representation, that fit well with the narrative style of the game.

* Adversaries Book, this seems like an obvious addition.

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A book on adversaries is a given. After that, I think a book on alien races (or maybe they could fold the two together). Gear and starships is another given.

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I would like to see a tactical combat option in a supplement for those who enjoy that.  I'd also like to see more weapons (especially melee weapons like vibroknucklers, polearms and the like) with some more granularity in the differences between them.  I'd like to see a difference between a DL-44 and a DH-17.

I'd like to see more maps that would fit the 1" grid scale of WotC's games so that I can use my minis again.

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Jshock said:

 

A book on adversaries is a given. After that, I think a book on alien races (or maybe they could fold the two together). Gear and starships is another given.

 

 

Thus far, in the announced products they are following the same path Dark Heresy and the 40K line followed. To a "T".  Core book, GM screen, (dice, needed to play, wasn't in the 40K line), a big adventure.  The next announcement should be a "players options", which should include a handful of new species, a totally new class or two, and some different sublevel classes for existing classes.  More equipment and some more ships. 

Eventually we should see a ships book, too.

Adversaries is a given, as a “monsters manual” kinda helps the GM with on the fly adventures, a great deal.

A species book- I personally think we have seen the last of those in the D20 games.  I would love, love, love, one of them, but SAGA's business model proved too successful for it not to be followed.  On more then one occation Rodney (Star Wars head for SAGA/wotc) made it abundantly clear that "species sold books".  In both d20, and Rd20, the inappropriately titled "Alien Anthology"  (there are no "aliens in Star Wars), were the highest selling books next to the core books.  So with SAGA they put out a handful of species in each book, and all books sold better.  

That said, they are going to hold species back for the future versions of the game as well.  Rebels book is going to get Mon Cals (educated guess, don’t know this for sure), and others generally associated to the rebellion, and Jedi will get the "jedi" identified species.  If for no other reason then the players of one game will want all the books to have the total species options.  At least that’s how I would do it.

If we do see a species anthology, it would be like the last book they put out, kind of a last bump.

I wonder, with the Disney buy out and all that, there has been a ton of EU that isn't sitting well, any longer (or about to get the donkey punch, due to the new movies).. almost all of the future stuff, as the casting call doesn’t have Han and Leia slated for 3 kids, and Luke looks to have learned from the mistakes of the father and not established a relationship, thus no kids.  (Another educated guess based on the casting call papers and J.J. opinions on the new Jedi order).  I have to question if we're ever going to see the likes of Squibs, and Verpines in this iteration of the game.    Anyway, being as the new movies will be out before the Jedi book will, I guess we shall see what J.J. and Disney are bringing to the table before it's too late to incorporate them. 

 

That’s my .02,

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I think $hamrock's on the money in regards to a "species" book.  FFG might even extend that approach to new starships and equipment, in that rather than separate books for each, such new material will be included in sourcebooks detailing other systems, or even included with published adventures.

Honestly, I wouldn't mind seeing something akin to WEG's Galaxy Guide series, most of which detailed certain regions or aspects of the galaxy, such as bounty hunters, scouts, tramp freighter captains, specific areas of the galaxy (Bespin, Tatooine, Corellia, new planet/systems created by FFG).  Probably a pipe dream, but I think it'd be pretty neat.

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Donovan Morningfire said:

 

I think $hamrock's on the money in regards to a "species" book.  FFG might even extend that approach to new starships and equipment, in that rather than separate books for each, such new material will be included in sourcebooks detailing other systems, or even included with published adventures.

Honestly, I wouldn't mind seeing something akin to WEG's Galaxy Guide series, most of which detailed certain regions or aspects of the galaxy, such as bounty hunters, scouts, tramp freighter captains, specific areas of the galaxy (Bespin, Tatooine, Corellia, new planet/systems created by FFG).  Probably a pipe dream, but I think it'd be pretty neat.

 

 

Here is an excerpt from the new article, "Climactic Confrontations," on the EotE main page:

Once you dream up the main plot points and villains of your campaign, you’ll need to flesh in some of the details. Fortunately, the Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook contains nearly one-hundred pages of setting and background information about the galaxy and its laws and societies.

While 100 pages isn't enough to be all-inclusive, it is encouraging that the Core Book will contain that much content on Galaxy settings.  I hope that it is an indication that there will be more of the same in future books.

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The core book about to be release is 468 pages. Correct me if I am wrong but pretty sure its about there. Thats a lot of content in one book so surely some of those elements are being covered off so all you really need to do is gather a group and start having some good fun with that triumph and despair.

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Farsox said:

Here is an excerpt from the new article, "Climactic Confrontations," on the EotE main page:

Once you dream up the main plot points and villains of your campaign, you’ll need to flesh in some of the details. Fortunately, the Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook contains nearly one-hundred pages of setting and background information about the galaxy and its laws and societies.

While 100 pages isn't enough to be all-inclusive, it is encouraging that the Core Book will contain that much content on Galaxy settings.  I hope that it is an indication that there will be more of the same in future books.

Except that if following the Galaxy Guide example, it wouldn't just be setting info.  It'd also be NPCs, new species/starships/equipment, new rules subsets, and adventure seeds/scenarios.

The Galaxy Guides for Tramp Freighters (#6), Scouts (#8), and Bounty Hunters (#10) provided a bevy of info outside of just setting material, such as NPCs, new ships, rules for modifying your ship, and new tech.  Said GG's also had a full adventure (hell, GG#6 had a full-blown campaign) as well as the listed "crunch" material.

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I think they will follow the 40K pattern they have established:

  • They start with a Core book and GM Kit (check)
  • Then they do an adventure - usually 3 parter (check)
  • Next is a players options book
  • Then an antagonist/location book
  • Somewhere in there they throw in a bigger adventure set
  • After that they start branching out

There are some variation, especially after those inital books come out, but they always start the same.

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Doc, the Weasel said:

I think they will follow the 40K pattern they have established:

  • They start with a Core book and GM Kit (check)
  • Then they do an adventure - usually 3 parter (check)
  • Next is a players options book
  • Then an antagonist/location book
  • Somewhere in there they throw in a bigger adventure set
  • After that they start branching out

There are some variation, especially after those inital books come out, but they always start the same.

Since it seems the 40K pattern has worked out in FFG's favor, and they've already set-up their Star Wars line to follow a similar model (3 core rulebooks, each detailing a different aspect of the overall setting), you're probably on the mark as to how FFG will proceed in terms of supplments.

Who knows, maybe they'll start touching upon expanded Force-usage in the player's option book as a means of getting additional feedback from the players on what does and doesn't work when it comes to Force-users in general.  Be handy to have before they plunge full-bore into the nest of gundarks that are Jedi and/or Sith.

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I've said it before (and why not repeat it?! :D), but what I'd love to see is a boxed 'sandbox-style' campaign setting: planets, locations, NPCs, creatures, equipment, starships, all supported by a few fold-out maps and tokens of some of the major NPCs and vehicles. Along with this could come a little booklet of adventure hooks, and maybe a campaign 'skeleton' that GMs could build on.

To the fellow who said he wants grid maps to use his minis on: I think this game would work great with minis, even without the grid: just plonk 'em on the table within their various range bands, and enjoy the 'ooh-ahh!' factor. :)

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Anyone else think FFG will come out with a way to convert stats from this so you can use the x wing mini game for ship combat?

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I. J. Thompson said:

I've said it before (and why not repeat it?! :D), but what I'd love to see is a boxed 'sandbox-style' campaign setting: planets, locations, NPCs, creatures, equipment, starships, all supported by a few fold-out maps and tokens of some of the major NPCs and vehicles. Along with this could come a little booklet of adventure hooks, and maybe a campaign 'skeleton' that GMs could build on.

To the fellow who said he wants grid maps to use his minis on: I think this game would work great with minis, even without the grid: just plonk 'em on the table within their various range bands, and enjoy the 'ooh-ahh!' factor. :)

RPGs definitely need more boxed sets!

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Ken on Cape said:

Anyone else think FFG will come out with a way to convert stats from this so you can use the x wing mini game for ship combat?

Personally, I don't really see the need for this.  I will definitely use the minis to help represent ship to ship combat, but I wouldn't want any conversion.  The dice mechanic for X-Wing does a good job for a tactical minis game, but the dice mechanic for Edge of the Empire does a GREAT job for roleplaying. The options available to players of the RPG are so much greater than those in the mini game.

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Ken on Cape said:

Anyone else think FFG will come out with a way to convert stats from this so you can use the x wing mini game for ship combat?

Possible, but if done it won't be right away.

If anything, we might see something like this (if at all) around the time that "Age of Rebellion" is due to hit shelves next year.

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* A cardboard token pack, and more maps like the Beginner's Game. No grid, just nice tools for simple representation, that fit well with the narrative style of the game.

 

 

This! I'd definitely like to see more character/npc tokens.

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I would gladly pick up boxed adventure/campaign sets complete with tokens, maps, and bits ala WHFR. With almost 35 years of Star Wars under my belt I'm not sure what kind of sourcebooks would be beneficial but let's be honest, I'm going to grab whatever they throw out for this title. :)

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Ken on Cape said:

 

Anyone else think FFG will come out with a way to convert stats from this so you can use the x wing mini game for ship combat?

 

 

Possible, but if done it won't be right away.

If anything, we might see something like this (if at all) around the time that "Age of Rebellion" is due to hit shelves next year.

 

I have been working on a homebrew solution for this.  It's going to be difficult to make it work well, but I don't think it will be too hard to make it fun for my group.

 

I don't know if FFG will see a need for it, since EotE already has a mechanic for space combat;  however, I agree with Donovan that if it does happen, it will mostly likely be when "Age of Rebellion" is released.

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I want to see a TON of adventures and sourcebooks for the different eras of Star Wars like the old republic, rise of the empire, rebellion era, legacy, clone wars, episode VII era, etc.

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I want to see a TON of adventures and sourcebooks for the different eras of Star Wars like the old republic, rise of the empire, rebellion era, legacy, clone wars, episode VII era, etc.

 

I would also love to see this but my gut feeling tells me that FFG is going to focus on the OT timeline and not stray much from it. I think it would be great to see Thrawn Trilogy books and an expanded EU book list. I would even like to see a New Jedi Order book.

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