Books to acquire
So, a couple people have asked me what books they should pick up to start thinking about character concepts and getting used to the rules. These are excellent questions, so I’ve put together some links for you all. First off, let me stress that we’re using the Second Edition d20 rules, not the Saga Edition rules. Saga Edition is basically D&D 4th Edition translated to Star Wars – not good. Those books are distinctive, they’re a different shape than most roleplaying books are and easy to avoid. The books that we’ll be using are currently out of print, but you can find them online or at Black and Read easily enough.
To start with, you’ll want this for sure: http://www.amazon.com/Revised-Core-Rulebook-Star-Roleplaying/dp/078692876X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1268626040&sr=8-1-catcorr That’s the main book, second edition. Make sure you get the one with Anakin and Padme on the cover.
You can also get the Jedi sourcebook: http://www.amazon.com/Power-Jedi-Sourcebook-Star-Roleplaying/dp/078692781X/ref=pd_sim_b_4 This has lots of prestige classes and options for characters as they grow, although the two main Jedi classes are in the main book.
There’s also the Hero’s Guide as well: http://www.amazon.com/Heros-Guide-Star-Wars-Roleplaying/dp/0786928832/ref=pd_sim_b_2
If you’re really feeling rich, you can get the two books that talk about the galaxy at large: http://www.amazon.com/Coruscant-Core-Worlds-Star-Roleplaying/dp/0786928794/ref=pd_sim_b_10 http://www.amazon.com/Geonosis-Outer-Worlds-Star-Roleplaying/dp/0786931337/ref=pd_sim_b_13 but those aren’t vital. And now that I think about it, if you want that Coruscant book I have a second copy here you can buy off me for $5, it’s what I paid for it. First come first serve.
There are a few other books out there you can get if you feel like it, but those are the core ones that will give you the framework to get started on your concepts.
Can I use PathGuy’s sight for generating my PC?
Was browsing and saw this auction on Ebay. Could be exactly what you’re looking for!
Thanks Kurt. I’m going to go for that auction if no one else is. But I don’t want to start a bidding war against someone else from our group going for the same lot, so please let me know if any of you are bidding on it so I can keep from placing a bid. Auction ends the 23rd. Thanks, Troy
I own all the books we need. :)
You probably shouldn’t use that generator. (http://www.pathguy.com/starwars.htm) It uses skill synergies that don’t exist in the Revised Core Rules; all skill synergies are no longer codified and at the GM’s discretion only. Certainly good enough for a basic idea, but the details should probably be worked out, or at least verified, by hand.