It's a sad time for Star Wars: Saga Edition -- Wizards of the Coast has killed its official web site for the role-playing and the miniatures games and is redirecting visitors to their home page. Fortunately, Rebel Alliance fans have managed to secure hidden caches of PDFs while Wizards has announced plans to restore some of the lost material to their forums.
In other semi-official news Unknown Regions authors Dan Wallace and Sterling Hershey have posted their end notes for the book to their respective blogs. In non-Wotc news there's new material for the d6 and d20 editions of Star Wars, Order 66 has a number of new shows out, a review of Unknown Regions is up at Robot Viking and Bioware has preview of the new Sith Warrior class for its upcoming The Old Republic MMORPG.
WotC Role-Playing Game
The disappearance of WotC's Star Wars site caught many of us by surprise (I for one thought it was going away in August). Fortunately, unofficial mirrors of the WotC content have been popping up. Wizards itself plans to re-post a bunch of content to their forums, including the errata for the source books and the Dawn of Defiance campaign.
- En World: Dawn of Defiance and Saga Edition Archives: Firefox-based web archives of all of the Saga Edition web content.
- The official SWSE website is now gone: This post describes Wizards life-boating efforts for important content.
While there is no longer a WotC Star Wars sites, several of the authors are still blogging about the line:
- Endnotes for Star Wars: The Unknown Regions by Dan Wallace
- The Unknown Regions Endnotes by Sterling Hershey
Blogs, Forums and Wikis
- JasonRichards.net: Rebels, Imperials, and Scoundrels: Star Wars One-Shots: Jason writes about different approaches to running one-shot games within Star Wars.
- JasonRichards.net: Complete Characters #17: Tarash Cyn, Space Station Operator: A fully-fleshed out NPC, complete with background and plto hooks, for d6 Star Wars
- Emergence Campaign Blog: The Variable Star (a new weapon for d6/d20 Star Wars): A gravity-based whip weapon.
- Level 1 GM: Up and Out: A discussion of scum, villainy, shadowports and player desires for all three.
- Holocron of Zend: Holocron Update 5/23/2010: A handful of Mandalorian War updates for my Star Wars Campaign
- Robot Viking: Star Wars RPG Reaches End of the Line with Unknown Regions: A review of the final book in the Saga Edition line (and yes, mine is coming shortly).
Computer RPG Blogs
- Sith Warrior Update! A look at the Dark Side warrior for the new The Old Republic MMORPG.