Star Wars – Adversary Data File
Rival – Diplomat
Rebel Alliance – Formally known as the Alliance to Restore the Republic, this organization is known throughout the galaxy as the Rebel Alliance or simply the Rebellion, even among its own members. Essentially a large coalition of different factions opposed to the Galactic Empire, the Rebellion is vastly less organized than most believe. The core group of dedicated assets and personnel is commanded by Alliance High Command, but a great number of their cells and satellite forces are affiliated but largely autonomous. This has created any number of difficulties for the Alliance as a whole, particularly when their associates commit an act that causes a public relations backlash against the entirety of the organization. Given the nature of their struggle, it is the best that the Alliance can hope to achieve until the balance of power begins to shift.
One of the Alliance’s greatest strengths is the diversity of its members. While the Empire is known for its ruthless stance against non-humans, the Alliance recognized the strengths and rights of all species, and as such, a significant number of Rebel agents and operatives are non-human. Indeed, some of the more persecuted species, including Bothans, Mon Calamari, and Sullustans, joined the Rebellion en masse, helping in part to compensate for the overwhelming advantage of numbers that the Empire enjoyed over the Alliance.
From Age of Rebellion
The adamant, absolute stance of the Empire when dealing with others, even its allies, is a benefit of its overwhelming size and force, but it also serves as an advantage of sorts for the Alliance. With each atrocity or military intervention that the Empire commits, it becomes easier for the Alliance to point toward them when attempting to recruit new allies in their struggle. While some are afraid of the power of the Empire, validating such terror tactics, just as many individuals take great offense at the oppression and totalitarianism of their would-be masters and offer their support to the Alliance. High Command has a limited corps of diplomats, many formerly associated with the Galactic Senate, which is employed to make this sort of agreement happen. These diplomats are extremely patient, willing to wait as long as necessary for the innocent people of the galaxy to realize the truth; trying to press the point only increases their resistance. Waiting to secure what is necessary for victory as more atrocities are committed is a price that weighs quite heavily upon many of them.
Fantasy Flight Games Rules – Diplomat [Rival]
Source: Age of Rebellion Core Rules (sw-ffg-ar-cr 413)
Brawn 1 – Agility 1 – Intellect 3 – Cunning 2 – Willpower 3 – Presence 4
Soak Value 2 – Wound Threshold 10 – Melee/Ranged Defence 0/0
- Skills: Charm 2, Cool 1, Deception 1, Negotiation 2
- Kill with Kindness 1 (Remove Setback (Black) dice per rank from all Charm and Leadership checks)
Game Master Notes
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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