From the back of the book:
"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...
The Star Wars roleplaying game plunges you into the breakneck thrills and pulse-pounding excitement of the greatest space fantasy of all time!
Enter a universe of epic heroes, fearsome villains, amazing technology, and exotic-aliens. Struggle against the awesome might of the evil galactic Empire, fly faster-than-light starships, trade blaster shots with stormtroopers, fight lightsaber duels against dark Jedi warriors, and tap the mystical powers of the Force. Explore a galaxy of a billion suns, a universe of dire peril, where Rebels fight desperately against Imperial oppression.
In the Star Wars roleplaying game you'll face overwhelming odds and impossible challenges — but if you meet them bravely, you will triumph, for the Force is with you always!
You've seen the movies. Now live the adventure!
The Star Wars roleplaying game features:
• Simple rules that keep the action fast, capturing the spirit and excitement of the Star Wars universe.
• A solitaire scenario that gets you into the game immediately.
• An action-packed starter adventure that pits the players against the fearsome Pirates of Prexiar.
• A detailed history of the Star Wars universe to help you design your own chapters of this epic saga.