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Welcome to STAR WARS - Episode IVa - Another Hope (SWd6 2e)

18:51, 14th June 2024 (GMT+0)

STAR WARS - Episode IVa - Another Hope (SWd6 2e)

"If there's a bright center to the universe, you're on the planet that it's farthest from." ~ Luke Skywalker, moisture farmer

Not quite.  There are places that are worse than Tatooine.  Take MOTHESSH, for example.  The parts of the world that aren't jungle are swamp, and almost everything that lives there seems to be poisonous.  The few things that aren't poisonous are that way only because they're quite dangerous enough without it.

The planet itself produces nothing of significant worth (except, possibly, to a collector of venomous plants and animals), and is not located on any sort of trade lane.  If you look up "backwater" in any encyclopedia, the entry probably reads, "See: Mothessh."

Nobody in their right mind would live there.

Which makes it an ideal location for a Rebel base.

Welcome to the BERENESHI SECTOR, currently ruled by MOFF KIVOST, in the name of the Empire.  Kivost, while a competent military commander and governor, likes to delegate many of the duties of his office to various subordinates, most notably ADMIRAL DHERO TARKAS, and the Moff's special operative, GHEA NIMADDA.

The Bereneshi Sector lies in the Outer Rim Territories, close to HUTT SPACE.  As a result, there are a number of worlds in the region which are, in all but name, under Hutt control.  Moff Kivost, of course, denies this.

A note and a warning.
Note: This is a game run using the d6 STAR WARS RPG (2nd Edition, Revised and Expanded) published by West End Games in 1996.

It does not use the d20 rules.

Fair Warning: If you are the sort of player who thrives on the minutiae of canon - if you know Anakin Skywalker's exact birthdate, or Emperor Palpatine's shoe size, if you know the fuel consumption figures for Slave 1, or the ground pressure exerted by an X-wing's landing gear (in various gravitational fields) - then this may not be the game for you.

I'm not that much of an expert.  Things may be different in this game.

While canon characters will be known of (Vader and Palpatine particularly, and maybe Luke What's-His-Name) none of the PCs will have actually met them.  The overall background of Star Wars remains, but this game is set in a different area of the galaxy.

The game starts shortly after the destruction of the Death Star at Yavin.  Rumours have spread through the rebel groups scattered across the galaxy that a great victory has been won, but details are still sketchy at best.

The Jedi are no more than a fading memory.  While a few people claim to have an unusual sensitivity to what they claim is the Force, they do not have the training of true Jedi, and few of their friends and family really believe them.  With no known "real" Jedi, none of the PCs have ever heard of midichlorians.

Characters are members of the Rebel Alliance, or are closely associated with it.  These Rebels are based at Mothessh, but assignments can send them throughout the sector and, occasionally, beyond.