A 2nd printing with all the collected errata applied. New cover.
From the Forward
Welcome to the fourth, and likely the final iteration of the D6 system Star Wars Roleplaying Game. For many decades this game has brought players and gamemasters many adventures and stories. The D6 system has a unique way of bringing the cinematic nature of the Star Wars movies to life in a roleplaying environment.
The Second Edition was the second roleplaying game I ever owned, and the first I ever ventured to gamemaster. It was truly a small step into a larger world. The D6 system is so very simple and easy to learn, almost anyone can step up to run or play the game. However, one must not consider the system to be “basic” or a beginner game. It is so elegantly intertwined with expansiveness, that the game remains fresh and relevant for decades after one rolls his first D6.
In short, that is why the team behind this fan project sacrificed thousands of hours of time to bring this “legacy game” back from oblivion. It is a game that is fantastically fun to play, even without the amazing Star Wars setting. It is a game that so many people cite as one of their favorites. But, before this book, the game was a relic, and often considered archaic in light of several other publishers attempting to mirror the brilliance of the D6 system.
So what did we want to do about it? Well, the small group of designers, amateurs, writers, and gamers that eventually became the “REUP Team” (REUP meaning Revised, Expanded, and UPdated, the title of this edition) had a wish to bring the most celebrated version of the game (the Second Edition, Revised and Expanded) back into a digital format for easier distribution among those in their gaming groups. Since the material was going to be digitized anyway, it was a great opportunity to import many of the great expansion rules, gamemaster advice, and material from the prequel movies into the game.
So what you are holding in your hands, or reading on your tablet, is the result of that project. A project that spanned over two years, and several talented individuals. A labor of love that we now present to you, the prospective player, gamemaster, or simply an intrigued Star Wars aficionado. We also want to make it clear, that we harbor no ill will toward other versions of Star Wars roleplaying games. Quite the opposite, we celebrate the fact that there is so much interest in gaming. We also have no desire to offend any license holder or copyright holder. We are merely keeping our favorite licensed Star Wars product alive forever, if possible. So did we change anything? Well honestly not much. The game — at its core — is Second Edition, Revised and Expanded.
The Updated bit refers to the various “expansion rules” from West End Game sourcebooks and supplements, and the new statistics for various prequel vehicles, aliens, starships etc... You will not find every stat block in this book. We hope to write more books, revising fan statistics from many various Star Wars sources, both Canon and Legends. Time will only tell if we will be able to meet these lofty goals, but keep looking to the Rim, and one day you may see them. So as you begin your journey into the Star Wars universe, we wish you the best. We sincerely hope our fan project meets your expectations. There is a lot of “fluff” in this book about how to run a game. We included this information, not just to make a big thick book, but rather to give all of the tools necessary to the beginner, and expert, to run a successful Star Wars game. It is you, the gamemaster and player, who will keep this game alive.
Above all, keep fun at the center of your game... and the Force will be with you... always!
— The REUP Team