Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the Allies and Adversaries sourcebook for Star Wars Roleplaying! The sourcebook collects profiles for heroic Rebels, evil Imperials, and galactic scum and villainy drawn from all three Star Wars Roleplaying game lines, along with a host of brand-new individuals who have never before been profiled.
Wherever you travel in your Star Wars adventures, the Game Master needs to ensure there are plenty of memorable and exciting Non-Player Characters. After all, while the worlds and locations of Star Wars are iconic, it’s the individuals that make this universe so unique. Allies and Adversaries is the perfect resource for bringing these characters to life in Star Wars Roleplaying!
Each NPC entry includes not only the profile for that character or character type, but also plenty of Game Master tips for using the character in your own games—ranging from places where this NPC is likely to be found to how they typically interact with others. Furthermore, ideas for potential encounters with these characters are also presented, giving Game Masters the seeds they need to easily incorporate these characters into their campaign.
Read on to discover some of the characters featured in the book, and how they can slot into your campaigns.
Beacon of Hope – Jyn Erso’s fight against the Empire started with the loss of her parents at a young age. In truth, her father, Galen Erso, put her on this path with the family’s escape from his Imperial servitude. After Imperial forces abducted Galen and killed Jyn’s mother, Lyra Erso, on Lah’mu, Saw Gerrera rescued and raised Jyn. For eight years, she learned to fight and hate the Empire alongside extremist insurgents. Though Jyn became an excellent fighter, Saw abandoned her to protect her from those who wished to gain access to her father and his work.
Jyn flies under the radar, keeping to the Outer Rim and using a number of aliases, such as Liana Hallik and Kestrel Dawn. She’s a consummate loner who trusts no one, so interactions with the players will typically be short and rude. Though she became a loner after her abandonment, campaigns set years before the Battle of Yavin might find her fighting alongside Saw Gerrera. However you encounter her, Allies and Adversaries provides all the information you need, with full stats and possible encounter ideas.
Unlimited Power – Emperor Palpatine is almost single-handedly responsible for the destruction of the Republic and the creation of the Galactic Empire… but to the vast majority of the populace, he is simply the Senator from Naboo who rose to prominence and ultimately became Chancellor of the Republic before the Clone Wars erupted.
Most, but certainly not all, galactic citizens would be horrified to know Palpatine’s true identity as a Sith Lord and enemy of the Jedi. They would be equally dismayed to learn how he manipulated those in power into handing him control and then engineered the Clone Wars to secure his position with an iron grip. Palpatine masterfully played both sides without either learning the truth.
Everyone knows who the Emperor is, but it’s important to remember that almost no one knows what he truly is. The player characters should fear the Emperor because he embodies unfathomable political and military power, not because of his connection to the dark side. If they’re unlucky enough to encounter him, they’ll soon learn that the Emperor almost always travels with an overwhelming military escort. Even if they avoid direct contact, his agents are seemingly everywhere, and some are rumored to use the Force. The Emperor might make a surprise public appearance where the players are located if they’re currently in Imperial space. In fact, if any of the PCs are Force users, they may even attract the attention of Palpatine’s true self, Darth Sidious.