Star Wars – Adversary Data File
Rival – Black Marketeer
The Galactic Underworld
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
In any conflict the size and scope of the Galactic Civil War, there are always those who seek to profit from the struggle. In this case, the Rebel Alliance’s desperate need for arms and supplies has made a great many people very wealthy, indeed. Black Marketeers are those who have a particular knack for acquiring things that people need, usually people with large amounts of credits to spend in acquiring them. They most frequently deal with the Alliance, since the Empire scarcely wants for supplies, but individual members of the Empire may be corrupt enough to deal with such individuals if it suits their needs to do so.
Fantasy Flight Games Rules – Black Marketeer [Rival]
Source: Age of Rebellion Core Rules (sw-ffg-ar-cr 423)
Black Marketeer [Rival]
Brawn 2 – Agility 2 – Intellect 3 – Cunning 3 – Willpower 2 – Presence 3
Soak Value 2 – Wound Threshold 12 – Melee/Ranged Defence 0/0
- Skills: Knowledge – Underworld 2 (Int), Negotiation 2 (Pr), Ranged – Light 1 (Ag), Skulduggery 2 (Cun), Streetwise 2 (Cun), Vigilance 2 (Will)
- Black Market Contacts 2 – decrease rarity of sought item by two when looking on the black market, item’s cost is increased by 50%.
- Blaster Pistol (Ranged – Light, Damage 6, Critical 3, Range Medium, Stun setting)
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
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, Rebels, Sith)
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