The article "Rolling Initiative: The impact of Star Wars RPGs and how they shaped the Expanded Universe" relates to our Star Wars: The Scar Destroyers series of movies. The article explains how West End Games created Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game in 1987. The game was responsible for introducing many things into the Star Wars universe, including the names of alien species and the struggle between the Mon Calamari and the Quarren. So, what does this game have to do with The Scar Destroyers? Well, you see, in the early 1990s, Tracy Walters and his good buddies played Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game and each created a character based on the Character Templates that were found in the back of the book. A few years later, when Dramedy decided to make a Star Wars series of movies, Tracy Walters wanted to use the characters that he and his good pals had created from the game...and the rest is history! (By the way, this article is actually Part 1 of a 3-part series on Star Wars RPGs.)
Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game also had the first mention of the Jedi Code. And who can forget Commander Ral Iney reciting THAT??
|Dr. Dashit's causing of da shit may or may not have been a good thing, but Cos Dashit's causing of da shit was definitely bad.|
The Star Wars #1 went on sale last month, and The Star Wars #2 went on sale today. You can read more about #1 here and #2 here, and then you need to go to your local newstand, local comic book store, or local digital device and buy them!
Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game went on sale 26 years ago, so you may have to find it on eBay or something. But wherever you find it, buy it!
|Katie reading Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game, Tracy reading Star Wars Insider #144 (with Subscriber's Cover), and Kari reading The Star Wars #1. The family that reads Star Wars together stays together!|