STAR WARS: The Darkness Saga
CHARACTER CREATION - Rules
| CHARACTER CREATION|
BACKGROUNDS AND MOTIVATIONS
What backgrounds can be used?
Any Background and Motivation may be used from any official core rule book or official source . Players may come up with other ideas to suit the style of your character concept.
What races can I play?
All official species are available to players.
But I don’t like those. Can I play <insert>?
Further species contained in the The Unofficial Species Menagerie may also be used, however species listed in official Fantasy Flight Games Core Rule Books and supplementary material will always take precedence. In the case where a species’ statistics are used from an Unofficial Source, and during the campaign are canonized from an Official Source, the player has the option of choosing which version they wish to use.
CAREER AND SPECALISATIONS
Which careers can I choose from?
All official careers are available from all official source material from Fantasy Flight Games only. Characters may not choose a specialisation which has the same name as one that the character already possesses.
FORCE SENSITIVE CHARACTERS
In the case of players who wish their characters be Force Sensitive, this option MUST be chosen at character creation. Characters may not become Force Sensitive after character creation, nor during initial character creation stage with additional experience points provided after character creation (see below).
Characters must therefore choose one of the Force Sensitive careers from Force and Destiny or one of the Universal Specialisations from Age of Rebellion (Force Sensitive Emergent) and Edge of the Empire (Force Sensitive Exile) during character creation. After initial character creation, purchase of careers or specialisations which provide a Force Rating will not be possible.
What will be used?
Characters in this campaign will use Obligation. Duty will not play a part in this campaign other than through a new mechanic called Reputation. Tracking Reputation will be performed by the game master. Characters may have multiple Reputation Scores across a number of organisations. Gaining Reputation with one organisation may result is a lowering of the Reputation the character has with another organisation.
What about characters with Force Rating?
Characters that have a Force Rating must use the Morality mechanic.
Can I get the benefit from both Morality and Obligation?
Characters with both Morality and Obligation may only select one experience/monetary benefit at the time of character creation.
Edge of the Empire allows for a wide range of character options allowing for generating good character concepts during character generation, however the Jedi are something that are not well represented using a standard beginning character generation rules. For this reason, character generation will be slightly different.
How many Experience Points do I start with?
Players begin character creation with the standard number of Experience Points allocated for their character’s species plus any gained through the extra points granted by Morality/Obligation.
Do I get any more Experience Points to spend?
Characters gain 50 XP after character generation. This will give well rounded beginning characters, and somewhat fledgling Jedi Padawans who were perhaps not mastered in the force, but have some rudimentary skill in its use. The only restrictions to this are:
- Skills cannot be raised above 3 during this second stage of character generation
- Attributes cannot be raised with this additional experience points as this expenditure is after initial character generation.
GEAR AND EQUIPMENT
What gear can I get?
All official equipment is available to be purchased. Items not contained in the official rule books and supplements will not be available.
How many credits can I get to spend?
Characters will receive 3000 credits to spend on equipment instead of the standard 500 credits for a base character.
Can I have a lightsaber?
Yes and no. The standard lightsaber contained in Edge of the Empire is valued at 10,000 credits. The lightsaber will only be available to those who have a Force Rating. It is more likely that a player will have the training saber only.
HOME BASES, HOLOCRONS AND STARSHIPS
The heroes will have access to a single starship of their choosing from the following:
It should be noted that official stats do not exist for the GX-1 Short Hauler. Should players be interested in this freighter, stats provided will be created, but may later be adjusted if official stats for the ship are released.
Home bases and Jedi Holocrons will not available at the time of initial character creation for this campaign, but may become available at a later stage through game play.