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Author Topic: WEG Star Wars Anniversary Edition: Differences from Original?  (Read 382 times)

Joey2k

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A few years ago they reprinted the WEG Star Wars 1E RPG and Sourcebook for the 30th anniversary. I assumed they were straight reprints, but I think I recently read there might have been some changes or some incorporation of things from later editions.

Can anyone who might have both the original and the anniversary set confirm or refute this?
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Re: WEG Star Wars Anniversary Edition: Differences from Original?
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2021, 02:25:57 PM »
I thought they were identical save for some art layout changes or something.  I own the originals and not the new ones or I'd compare.

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Re: WEG Star Wars Anniversary Edition: Differences from Original?
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2021, 03:08:45 PM »
I think they only difference we noticed was the last page was an ad for the 'destiny dice' game and the crappy FFG Beta Box sets instead of the ad for the collector plate in the original.  They also had a modern forward for the first page.  We didn't see catch anything in the reprint itself.
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Re: WEG Star Wars Anniversary Edition: Differences from Original?
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2021, 03:20:16 PM »
There were  a couple of art changes, but nothing really significant as far as I can see.

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Re: WEG Star Wars Anniversary Edition: Differences from Original?
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2021, 03:23:27 PM »
What art changes?

...(My brother has my copies so I couldn't do an immediate check, I just went from what I remembered when I compared them before.)
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Re: WEG Star Wars Anniversary Edition: Differences from Original?
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2021, 04:22:04 PM »
I have them. And PDFs of the originals.

Off the top of my head, the art and content are not changed. There is a big 40th Star Wars anniversary logo on the back of the covers, and an advertisement for the FFG Star Wars dice game on the last page.
Other than that, it's the original system, no revisions, and original art and layout.
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Re: WEG Star Wars Anniversary Edition: Differences from Original?
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2021, 04:55:14 PM »
I have the originals but have played the FFG Star Wars game in recent years.

Have you all been running it in any era of Star Wars as-is or have you had to add in the fanmade ReUp version as well for extras?

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Re: WEG Star Wars Anniversary Edition: Differences from Original?
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2021, 04:59:10 PM »
Other than some Corporate Sector stuff, I have only ever run post-IV up to VI. 
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Re: WEG Star Wars Anniversary Edition: Differences from Original?
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2021, 06:36:27 PM »
I'm at work, so I don't have access to the books. The biggest art change I remember is in the commercial starships section of the Sourcebook, the reprint has different art and layout than the original.

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Re: WEG Star Wars Anniversary Edition: Differences from Original?
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2021, 07:02:37 PM »
Maybe there is more than one version? One without changes and one with small changes?

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Re: WEG Star Wars Anniversary Edition: Differences from Original?
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2021, 07:15:34 PM »
I have the originals but have played the FFG Star Wars game in recent years.

Have you all been running it in any era of Star Wars as-is or have you had to add in the fanmade ReUp version as well for extras?

I ran a game for my bother and nephew. I googled the stats for a Sheathipede shuttle from the fan made stuff, but used most of the stuff from the books with a little tweaks. I had a "boss" seargent stormtrooper with +1 pips to certain skills.
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Re: WEG Star Wars Anniversary Edition: Differences from Original?
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2021, 08:28:25 PM »
I just picked this up last week. I haven’t had the originals since the early 90s. They disappeared during the first divorce of three. I couldn’t tell you if there were any differences anymore, but I can say I’m glad I found them. The secondhand market is all kinds of fucked up for these books. Just looking on eBay and seeing the supplement prices makes me wish they were reprinted too. I really dislike the newer SW stuff.

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Re: WEG Star Wars Anniversary Edition: Differences from Original?
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2021, 07:26:11 PM »
I just picked this up last week. I haven’t had the originals since the early 90s. They disappeared during the first divorce of three. I couldn’t tell you if there were any differences anymore, but I can say I’m glad I found them. The secondhand market is all kinds of fucked up for these books. Just looking on eBay and seeing the supplement prices makes me wish they were reprinted too. I really dislike the newer SW stuff.

Largely I agree, though I used the revised edition, not the first. Saga looks interesting, the RCR for D20 was good, but missed a lot of the WEG feel. I really need to go through REUP, see how it updates things.

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Re: WEG Star Wars Anniversary Edition: Differences from Original?
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2021, 08:44:05 PM »
Appreciate the answers. I'll assume no substantial differences
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