Reddit Reddit reviews Star Wars: Edge of the Empire - Beginner Game

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Star Wars: Edge of the Empire - Beginner Game
Ages: 14+The Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Beginner Game is a complete standalone experience for 3-5 novice roleplayers.
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16 Reddit comments about Star Wars: Edge of the Empire - Beginner Game:

u/Vaudvillian · 9 pointsr/rpg

It's not free bout I highly recommend Star Wars: Edge of The Empire. It is very well designed if you can find a way to teach them the basic rules.

u/DonCallate · 5 pointsr/boardgames

The FFG Star Wars Edge of the Empire beginner's box is the best I've ever run. Smooth introduction to the mechanics, complete set of tools, and a very well written adventure.

However, as others have said, /r/rpg is the place to go for this.

u/UnhelpfulProtagonist · 3 pointsr/oneshotpodcast

Edge of the Empire is good choice! Everyone knows what Star wars is. We played their beginner game with two completely new players and it went perfectly.

Instead of asking if they want to play tabletop just ask if they want to play your new Star Wars game. Jargon doesn't make it appealing, stomping around with a bot being a bounty hunter makes it fun.

u/Kulban · 3 pointsr/rpg

I agree. FFG Star Wars is my current favorite system. Super elegant, super friendly to newbies.

u/stylo101 · 3 pointsr/swrpg

Look for a beginner game box set. Comes with dice, pre-generated characters, and a short adventure that slowly introduces you to the rules and concepts. FFG also has some sample characters and the second part to the adventures contained in each available for free download.

u/henraldo · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


New edition of Star Wars RPG

May the fourth is also free comic book day and our local 501st is going to be at my lfcs

u/AmunRa666 · 2 pointsr/StarWarsEU

DM/GM means the game master its the person who directs the role playing game in order to fit into a story.

I would suggest this:

u/tannerifl · 2 pointsr/DungeonsAndDragons

I dunno how much you know so I'll assume not much. RPGs are just "collaborative improvised storytelling" If you're interested in the Star Wars RPG then you're in luck. It doesn't take a lot of money to "dive" in. It actually takes about 25 bucks. You'll get a handful of odd dice, a premade adventure and several premade characters that are all tied into the story. The first adventure even typically teaches the players how to play as they go. The publisher for the system has 4 "seperate" systems for the SW universe, you just need to pick one that fits your groups desires. Generally they are

-Edge of the Empire- you are mercenaries or criminals, generally less force/jedi focused, typically set between the prequels and originals

-Age of Rebellion- you ARE rebels, set during the war, its about military stuff

-Force and destiny- Pretty much all players are force sensitive and is also set during the height of the galactic civil war

-Force awakens- setting is just before the Force Awakens, some force sensitives and jedis

That being said they are all compatible with each other with minor differences such as morality, or duty.
I like edge of the empire a bunch because there is nothing specifically "expected" of the players but being a jedi is fun. Another commenter suggested the oneshot podcast, they don't exactly teach you the game but theyre pretty fun if you have a lot of time on your hands.

If you liked the game then you can dive in deeper and get the core rule book, followed possibly by premade adventures if you want more help or inspiration

here are some of the starters

Force and destiny

Age of Rebellion

Force Awakens

Edge of the Empire

u/neilandherson · 2 pointsr/rpg

Take a look at the Edge of the Empire beginner box

Also take a look at some micro RPGs, they tend to be easier to get into due to less rules and you can try out different genres while getting used to the idea of playing a role. Games like; All out of Bubblegum, Everyone is John, Lasers and Feelings, and Dr. Magnethands are all great places to start with RPGs.

u/Congzilla · 2 pointsr/rpg

D&D really boils down to roll a d20 and add or subtract a modifier, they should be able to understand it fairly easily. And just run a straight forward dungeon crawl adventure like Sunless Citadel from the Tales From the Yawning Portal book.

D&D also just put out young adventurers books. And a series of choose your own adventure books.

Hero Kids is also a good option and has tons of free pdf stuff available. And then there is also Mouse Guard which uses a version of the Burning Wheel system. Mouse Guard has several cool graphic novels good for kids those ages.

Finally, the Fantasy Flight Star Wars games would be very good for kids. Kids know Star Wars so they don't have to learn the setting and can dive right in. The Edge of the Empire starter set has everything you need and a really good intro adventure.

u/traken · 1 pointr/rpg

Someone on Amazon has the beginner's box for not that bad (if you're in the US):

u/Adamefox · 1 pointr/rpg

Ok. This a bit tricky. I'm aware that you want an adventure recommendation, but you need a system to play in as well.

With that in mind . . .


You might look at D&D 5e. Most of the adventure league adventures are pretty good and made to be run in one evening (double-check which ones).

  • The basic rules are available for free, so see how you feel about those -
  • Then you would just need at least one set of dice (more is better but you could just use an online dice roller) and an adventure.
  • Pick up some pregen characters or use DND Beyond for quick and easy characters.

    Edge of the Empire beginner box is Star Wars, but you could easily pretend it's just some sci-fi.

  • The beginner box will give you everything you need for a one-shot including pregen characters, dice and an adventure.
  • It's pretty straightforward once you get your head around the dice.

    Both of those are good systems, and they're well-known so easy to find advice on. They've also good for "beginners" because they have fairly solid rules. This means everyone can focus on the action, because it's easy to know what to do when a player wants to do something.


    Alternatively, your best bet for a gmless system is probably Fiasco. It's designed to be played in one evening. You make up the one-shot and characters and decide what happens as you go by rolling on tables and working together to tell the story.
u/isaacpriestley · 1 pointr/DnD

But, like, are you playing an actual Star War story? Or do you want to have Stormtroopers invading a fantasy city and being around dragons and mind flayers and stuff?

To try to re-design 5th edition D&D to run an actual Star Wars game would take a LOT of work. You're really better off checking out the FFG game.

They've got a Beginner Box which is pretty affordable:

u/cheddarhead4 · 0 pointsr/boardgames

There are a lot of entry points. Which one is best will probably depend on your level of gamerness (if that's a word?).

If you don't do much tabletop gaming (or your only boardgames are from Hasbro), the D&D fifth edition starter set is a great place to start. Eventually, your group will have to get the DM Guide,, Player's Handbook, and maybe the Monster Manual after you finish the sessions from the starter set.

If you're more of a gamer, and you like min/maxing, let me recommend Pathfinder. It's an offshoot of the 3.5th edition of D&D (considered by many to be the heyday of D&D's systems. Here's their beginner box - the great thing about pathfinder is that after you finish that box, you don't need to buy anything. Ever again. there are resource pages all over the internet where all of the source material is available for free. (premade campaigns, you'll have to buy if you want to use them, though, but that's the same as D&D).

Another option if you're a starwars fan, is the new Star Wars RPG by fantasy flight. There are different source books and begginer boxes depending on if you want to focus your adventures around smugglers and normal folk on the edge of civilization or members of the rebellion