Ever felt more kinship with the scoundrels in the Star Wars universe than the Jedi and the Sith? Fantasy Flight Games has news to satisfy the rogue-loving crowd with the announcement of Star Wars: Outer Rim, a new tabletop game filled with smugglers, mercenaries, and bounty hunters.
Game designers Tony Fanchi and Corey Konieczka—who’s also worked on Fantasy Flight Games’ Star Wars: Rebellion and Star Wars: Imperial Assault—have teamed up to develop Star Wars: Outer Rim for both solo and group experiences with 1-4 players.
The game is all about your adventures in the lawless Outer Rim region of the Star Wars galaxy, and your climb to the top. In other words, the first person to reach 10 points in fame wins, and there are multiple ways to accomplish this. According to the official press release, examples include building up your fame through fulfilling personal goals or completing work as a bounty hunter.
All players start out as prospective outlaws with a meager starship. It may not look like much at first, but it can be upgraded or traded in for better models as the game progresses. If you play your cards right, you can even become the captain of the Millennium Falcon itself, and other major ships from Star Wars lore.
Ships aren't the only big-name Star Wars icons you can play closely with. You can work with a crew, recruiting from key figures in the planet-hopping franchise like Han Solo and Boba Fett, and even newer characters like Jyn Erso from Rogue One and Doctor Aphra from the spin-off comics. Each of them have unique abilities, and when their personal goals are reached, their skills are upgraded and you gain more fame.
On the flip side, other players may hunt your team down if they carry a death mark. Their lives are in your hands as you choose to either protect them, or cut a deal.
Either way, you'll encounter plenty of danger in a galaxy caught between the Galactic Empire, the Rebel Alliance, the Hutts, and various other criminal syndicates. And don't count out rival outlaws looking to step on you for their own gain.
You and your crew can prove yourselves through encounter cards, another way to earn renown—or face misfortune. Will you be stealthy enough to infiltrate an Imperial base, or have enough influence for a successful gamble?
Fantasy Flight Games says the game will be available later this year in the second quarter but did not share a specific date.
Are you excited for a new Star Wars game? Do you like the thought of being an outlaw in the Star Wars galaxy rather than a Force-user? Have you played other Star Wars games? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.