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SW Adv Beginner Force Awakens

Star Wars – Adventures

Beginner Set – The Force Awakens

Discovery on Jakku and A Call for Heroes

Force Awakens Beginner
Star Wars Force Awakens Begginer Game

Running The Game

I ran this game from the 9th September to 7th October 2016, over 3 sessions.

  • FFG Force Awakens Beginner Game
  • Group: Friday (D&D Week)
  • Session 90 to 92 (3 sessions)
  • 9th September 2016 to 7th October 2016
  • Players:
    • Paul W – Bormo (2),
    • Fiona – Fira Bon (2),
    • Paul B – Fira Bon (1),
    • Sean – Tirias (1), Ross – Bormo (1) / Lowrhrich (1),
    • Stuart B – Mar’li (1) / Tirias (1),
    • John – Tirias (1)

The Characters

The pre-gens in the box are:

  • Ace (Human) – Mhar’li
  • Colonist (Abednedo) – Bormo
  • Explorer (Human) – Tiras
  • Soldier (Human) – Fira Bon

No extra characters to be downloaded for this one, so I made use of characters from the first two beginner games that were not used.

What Discovery on Jakku Includes

The poster map of the galaxy was the best purchase in this series, as I could put it up on the wall and show all the players exactly where they were in the galaxy for each of the storylines. Also this book uses a lot of stills from the movie, unlike the rest of the series which uses artwork. I don’t mind, but it does stand out for that difference.

Adventure in the box is “Discovery on Jakku” which occurs on the planet Jakku. You get to meet the following characters in the adventure (Rival unless specified):

  • Strus Clan Gangster
  • Misha Vontoba
  • Jax Torani
  • Strus Clan Enforcers (minion)
  • Dokar Venas
  • First Order Junior Officer
  • First Order Techs
  • First Order Stormtrooper (minion)
  • Captain Pharasma (nemesis)

What A Call for Heroes includes

A free downloadable adventure “A Call for Heroes” to complete the storyline starting on the planet D’Oar, then travel to GH-531, then a remote system and finishing on Jakku.  You get to meet the following characters in the adventure (Rival unless specified):

  • First Order Stormtrooper (minion)
  • First Order technician (minion)
  • Captain Talkar
  • Wol Kessix, Resistance Agent
  • First Order Recon Agent
  • Wild Crawler (minion)
  • Decrepit Security Droid
  • Brana Tsaro, Mecenary Leader
  • Jakku Mercenary
  • Strus Clan Enforcer (minion)
  • Strus Clan Warrior
  • Dokar Venas
  • Strus Clan Leader

Concluding Thoughts

This extra scenario was also not done by my group as they were ready and willing to build their own characters and take on the adventures in the Beta books. It was time for me to move on, but a missed opportunity to fine tune what the rules would bring when we moved over to the full rules.

Content Updates

  • 2021-07-29 – Updating the layout and links.
  • 2021-05-09 – Adding in more information and links.
  • 2020-04-27 – Structure and content.
  • 2019-08-20 – Split off from the Beginner Game post.
Star Wars RPG

SW Menu: Adventure, New Rules, Adversary, Companies, Droid, Equipment, Galaxy Map, Location, Vehicle

Campaign: NPCs, Timeline

Game Management: Annotated Stat Block, Character Creation, Choosing a New Campaign, Creating a Galaxy Map, Ending three year campaign, GM’s Luck Roll, Running Games over Skype, Tracking Experience, 2016 Campaign

Character Builds: Bounty Hunter (Assassin, Gadgeteer, Martial Artist, Operator, Skip Tracer, Survivalist) Technician (Droid Tech)

References: for Characters, for GMs, Item Qualities, Empire, Jedi, Rebels, Sith

Creating a Campaign: (1) Rules and Setting, (2) Characters and Timeline, (3) Fringers Storyline, (4) Rebels Storyline, (5) Force Storyline, (6) Mandalorian Storyline

SW Adventures

Campaigns: 2011 West End Games Edition, WEG to Fantasy Flight Games

The Star Wars Beginner Games: Overall Review, EotE Escape from Mos Shuuta, This includes: The Long Arm of the Hutt, AoR Takeover at Whisper Base, This includes: Operation: Shadowpoint, FD Mountaintop Rescue, This includes: Lure of the Lost, FA Discovery on Jakku , This includes: A Call for Heroes

The Published Adventures Campaign: Character Creation

The Beta Rule Adventures: Crates of Krayts (EotE), Operation: Shell Game (AoR), Lost Knowledge (FD)

The Core Rule Adventures: Trouble Brewing (EotE), Perlemian Haul (AoR), Lessons from the Past (FD)

The Game Master Kit Adventures: Debts to Pay (EotE), Dead in the Water (AoR), Hidden Depths (FD)

The Published Adventures: Beyond the Rim (EotE), Onslaught at Arda I (AoR), Chronicles of the Gatekeeper (FD), The Jewel of Yavin (EotE), Friends Like These (AoR), Ghosts of Dathomir (FD)

(EotE) Edge of the Empire, (AoR) Age of Rebellion, (FD) Force & Destiny, (FA) The Force Awakens

Library of Books

B5, d20 System, Pathfinder, SW

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By thedarkelf007

I am a long term gamer, I run 6 RPG's a fortnight, host board game, card game and LANs each about once a quarter and have an addiction to buying more games. Games I am currently running are Pathfinder (1st and 2nd Edition) and Dungeons and Dragons (5th Edition).

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