In the 2021 Character Creation Challenge I had the opportunity to create a character for the D20 Star Wars Revised Core Rulebook. At the time I mentioned that I didn’t know what was the difference between the revised rules and the Saga rules since I did not own the Saga core book. Well over the summer of 2021 a friend (not the same friend who moved back east) offered to give me his Saga books since he knew they would be going to a good home. So for the 2022 challenge, I decided that I would make a character using the Star Wars Saga rules.
Over the holiday break I had the opportunity to watch my college aged kid play a lot of Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order, so I think I want to make a young Jedi character. I was tempted to use the Knights of the Old Republic guidebook, but it’s been a buys day so far so I’m going to stick with a pre-empire era character. Keet Apaal is a young Zabarak Jedi serving with the order on various assignments.
I haven’t done a lot of dice rolling for this year in the #CharacterCreationChallenge, so I elected to go with the 4d6 drop the lowest method listed in the book. There was also a point build option and a standard score package just as there was in the revised rules. I ended up the following. STR 12, DEX 13, CON 11, INT, 11, WIS 14, CHA 11. I see that they moved back to the term “Hit Points” for the Saga edition. I added my racial and class abilities. No armor class, but the savings throws are used as defenses with the Fortitude added to the Damage Threshold.
As a Jedi Guardian, I selected the appropriate skills (Use the Force and Perception), feats (Force Training) and force powers (Move Object, Rebuke and Surge). I started filling in my equipment and weapons. For some reason there was no crit information on the weapons despite it being listed on the character sheet. I was done with the creation process. Here is the sheet.
It’s been a year since I did the earlier D20 Star Wars character. I don’t recall there being too much difference between the revised and Saga character creation process. I think it was a little clearer this round, but having just completed the process may make it fresh in my mind.
I’m still a big fan of the D20 system based off of the Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 rules. I could very easily see myself playing this game if an opportunity arose. There could also be some homebrewing in the future if inspiration struck.
I’ve added a couple more blogs that are participating in the #CharacterCreationChallenge. As I was doing this, I noticed that we have more links to blogs than we did in 2021. Please let me know if I’m missing anyone.
Coming Up Next:
Espionage! by Hero Games