Star Wars – Adversary Data File
Rival – Smuggler
Galactic Underworld – Smuggler
Examples: Alger Sodoth (T-10, ee-cr-431)
The Galactic Underworld – The Galactic Civil War is a struggle between the Empire and the Alliance to Restore the Republic. In between the two, however, are the dark shadows of the underworld. In these gray areas, criminals find opportunities for profit by selecting one side or another to assist or, more commonly, by playing both sides against one another in an extremely dangerous, if rewarding, game. Many factions within the underworld have suffered significantly at the hands of the ruthless Empire, and as a result are happy to lend their assistance to the Rebellion – although not for free. Desperate for supplies and equipment, the Alliance is happy to make deals with anyone who will assist them, although they draw the line at such horrendous offenses as slaving and trafficking in some forms of spice.
The Empire, on the other hand, typically has little use for criminal elements. There are exceptions, as the Emperor himself has connections with the Black Sun crime syndicate, and individual officers and Moffs may have agendas that lend themselves to cooperation with criminals. For the most part, the Empire does not endorse or support underworld connections. The most notable exceptions are bounty hunters, whose cruelty and ruthlessness have gained them recognition as legal representatives who can count upon the Empire for some of their more lucrative contracts.
From Age of Rebellion
Smugglers are often romanticized in underground holovids as heroes and rogues whose dashing and courage often places them in harm’s way against opponents whose vices and crimes far outstrip their own. There are a handful of such individuals in the galaxy, to be sure, but the vast majority of smugglers are greedy and amoral individuals who seek to profit by flaunting both law and tradition. The only true commonality among smugglers is a healthy disrespect for the forces of law and order. This often places them in a position to be of benefit to the Rebel Alliance, although the Alliance is often understandably reluctant to place its trust in such individuals. Indeed, when one considers that smugglers often risk crossing ruthless, murderous crime lords, the probability that they will consider deceiving and double-crossing the Alliance is equally high
From Edge of the Empire
Many smugglers started out as legitimate businessmen but, for whatever reason (either an inability to make an honest living or a moral fluidity that lent itself to illegitimate jobs), migrated to the lucrative but dangerous profession of smuggling illegal cargoes across the galaxy. Smugglers are a hardy, independent breed, frequently thrill-seekers who enjoy flouting the law and accomplishing acts others tell them cannot be completed.
Fantasy Flight Games Rules – Smuggler [Rival]
Brawn 2 – Agility 3 – Intellect 2 – Cunning 3 – Willpower 2 – Presence 3
Soak Value 2 – Wound Threshold 12 – Melee/Ranged Defence 0/0
- Skills: Charm 2 (Pr), Cool 1 (Pr), Ranged – Light 2 (Ag), Piloting – Space 3 (Ag), Skullduggery 2 (Cun), Streetwise 2 (Cun), Vigilance 1 (Will)
- Adversary 1 – upgrade difficulty of all combat checks against this target one.
- Skilled Jockey 2 – Remove up to two Setback (Black) dice from any Piloting check.
- Abilities: None
- Blaster Pistol (Ranged – Light; Damage 6; Critical 3; Range Medium; Stun Setting),
Game Master Notes
- Alger Sodoth (T-10, ee-cr-431)
- Found near Formos
Imperial Forces: Emperor’s Hand, Imperial (Army (Officer, Trooper), Gunnery Corps, Naval (Officer, Trooper), Stormtroopers (Cavetrooper, Commander (Ironarm), Sandtrooper, Scout Trooper, Sergeant, Snowtrooper), Vehicle Corps), Imperial Informant, Naval Engineer, TIE (Ace, Pilot)
Underworld: Arms Dealer, Assassin (Defel), Black Marketeer (Twi-lek), Black Sun Vigo, Enforcer (Barabel), Forger, Hutt (Agent Jora, Crime Lord), Impact, Infochant, Loan Shark, Pilot-For-Hire (Sullustan), Pirate (Captain, Crew), Shadowport Mechanic, Shipjacker, Slaver, Slicer, Slow-Witted Tough, Smuggler (Baron, Gang Leader), Street Tough, Swoop Ganger, Thug (Aqualish, Gamorrean)
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 (Karlid – Assassin, Vanna – Gadgeteer, Kyanna – Martial Artist, Jed – Operator, Theya – Skip Tracer, Cadkia – Survivalist), Smuggler (Ebaya – Gambler), Technician (B1-337 – Droid Tech)
References: for Characters, for GMs, Dice, Items (Lightsabers, Modifying, Purchasing, Qualities), Knight Level Play, Mechanics (Awareness, Duty, Morality, Obligation), Movement (Personal, Planetary, Vehicles), Roles (Bounty Hunting, Investigations), Secrets (Empire, Jedi, Mandalorians, Rebels, Sith)
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