RPG a Day 2023 – Favorite Licensed RPG

Star Wars: Saga Edition is my favorite licensed RPG. My Shadows of the Force campaign ran for a number of years and took place during the Knights of the Old Republic era.

The campaign pitted the heroes against a pirate fleet and a resurgent Sith threat (of course).

It was a great time to be a Star Wars RPG player, with new sourcebooks being released regularly and Wizards of the Coast experimenting with different design elements (backgrounds, species traits, skill challenges, etc.)

It got to be unwieldy by the end; with so many books, and no digital character created, there was a lot to keep track of. Finding stuff could also be challenging and it could suffer from slow downs like it’s D&D 3.x cousins.

As a result, when we started playing Star Wars again earlier this year, we went with a D&D 5e-based homebrew. It’s heavily inspired by Saga Edition but features the streamlined skills system, feats, and class structures of 5e.

Still … I miss Saga Edition. It’ll always have a place of honor on my game shelf.

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My Star Wars: Saga Edition collection. Credit: Ken Newquist

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