Wizards of the Coast will publish a new edition of the Star Wars Role-Playing Game that includes content from all six films while presenting a thorough revision of the rules, making the game easier to learn, in Q2 2007.  The new 288-page Star Wars Role-Playing Game: Saga Edition (MSRP $39.95) core rulebook includes new character abilities and options, a streamlined skill system, a revised combat system, new feats and Force powers, a world gazetteer, plus statistics for key characters from all six Star Wars films and the Expanded Universe.


In addition to being the first Star Wars RPG product to include Episode III content, this new version of the Star Wars RPG is much more 'miniatures friendly' than previous editions and includes a battle map and guidelines for using Star Wars miniatures in game play.  The new WotC Star Wars RPG: Saga Edition is based on the Star Wars Role-Playing Game Revised Core Rulebook that WotC published in 2002.


The history of the Star Wars RPG goes back to 1987, when West End Games, which had the license until 1999, published the first edition of its Star Wars RPG designed by Greg Costikyan and continued to publish highly authoritative sourcebooks for a decade.  WotC acquired the license in 2000 and produced the current unrelated Star Wars RPG.