News for March 2014
What's Inside the Box?
A Look Inside the Star Wars(R): Age of Rebellion(TM) Beginner Game

Recently, we announced the Star Wars®: Age of Rebellion™ Beginner Game. Now available for pre-order at your local retailer, the Age of Rebellion Beginner Game is a great entry point into Star Wars roleplaying, or roleplaying in general. However, it is also an excellent resource for more experienced roleplayers.

Today, we’re pleased to present an inside look at the Age of Rebellion Beginner Game. Developer Max Brooke takes you inside the Beginner Game to give you a sneak preview of its contents. Then, he goes on to share how the Beginner Game provides a great introduction to roleplaying in the Star Wars universe.

The Age of Rebellion Beginner Game: A Virtual Tour

Designed to help newcomers learn about roleplaying games and immerse players of all experience levels in the excitement of Age of Rebellion, the Beginner Game contains an introductory adventure and streamlined character folios that drop you right into the action and explain the game as you play. You’ll also find the custom Star Wars dice that make up the core mechanic used in both Age of Rebellion and Star Wars®: Edge of the Empire™.

Character and vehicle tokens, along with the four full-color maps included in the Beginner Game, help GMs and players visually represent their adventures while they play.

To learn more about what awaits players and GMs in the Age of Rebellion Beginner Game, simply click on each of the different component types in the image below. Each type of component will open a new tab, providing a preview of what you’ll find in your Age of Rebellion Beginner Game box.

Spread of SWA01 Beginner Game components

Folios Map Tokens Adventure Booklet Rulebook Dice

A Word From the Developer

Four daring Rebel Alliance agents have been tasked with capturing a secret Imperial base on the jungle world of Onderon. Behind enemy lines and with nothing at their back but the hostile jungle, this crack team must use their courage, their wits, and, of course, their blasters to overcome the odds and secure the base in the name of the Alliance to Restore the Republic. Take on the role of Cael the Soldier, Zal the Ace, Vendri the Spy, or Tendaar the Engineer and bring the battle to the evil Empire with unique abilities and skills.

Click the image to the right to enlarge. Download a sneak preview of Tendaar’s character folio on our support page (pdf, 1.1 MB)!

Alternatively, step into the position of Game Master to orchestrate the story and become the master of the Star Wars galaxy that your friends explore!

The Beginner Game provides detailed character folios and an adventure designed to teach players the basic skills they’ll need to understand their pre-generated characters. These encounters also help guide new Game Masters through the process of running a roleplaying game as the group progresses through the adventure.

For those new to roleplaying games or Star Wars roleplaying, the Beginner Game acts as a quick, exciting introduction to the system, in addition to being a full-fledged adventure in its own right.

Alongside the introductory adventure and character folios, the Beginner Game contains a set of the Star Wars Roleplaying dice and Destiny Tokens needed to play the game, a rulebook to help GMs run further adventures in the Star Wars universe, a set of four detailed maps of locations visited during the adventure, and character and vehicle tokens to represent heroes, allies, and adversaries in this adventure and countless others.

These maps are useful for any Age of Rebellion campaign, giving the GM visual aids for an Imperial base deep in the jungle, a Lambda-class shuttle, and two more full-color maps.

Additionally, the character tokens include famous foes such as Imperial scout troopers, a dianoga, and AT-ST walkers, as well as representations of allies and aliens iconic to the Star Wars universe.

Whether you’re completely new to roleplaying or a veteran of many campaigns, the Age of Rebellion Beginner Game includes everything you need to step into the exciting stories of Star Wars and create your own memorable sagas in a galaxy far, far away!

Pre-Order Today

Thanks, Max!

We hope you enjoyed your tour of the Age of Rebellion Beginner Game! Pre-order your copy at your local retailer today. Then, keep checking back for more news and previews related to Star Wars roleplaying!


The Star Wars™: Age of Rebellion™ Beginner Game is the perfect entry into the Star Wars: Age of Rebellion roleplaying experience for players of all skill levels.

With its complete, learn-as-you-go adventure, players can open the box and immediately dive into their roles as members of the Rebel Alliance, desperately fighting against the superior might of the galactic Empire. Pre-generated character folios keep the rules right at your fingertips, while custom dice and an exciting narrative gameplay system advance your story with every roll.

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