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The second edition of Galaxy Guide 1: A New Hope is a supplement to Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game published by West End Games 1995. Based on the First Edition written by Grant S. Boucher, this edition was revised and expanded by Michael Stern and Paul Sudlow. The book is written in an in-universe perspective, as though it were the research project of a Rebel historian.

The guide features character profiles with gaming stats for main and some secondary characters from the film Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. Like the First Edition, this book supplies backgrounds, races, planets, and names for many elements appearing in the film, many of which were reintroduced following the 2014 Legends announcement and are now a part of the modern Star Wars canon.

The new edition adapts the book's gaming stats to the Second Edition rules. Articles were also extended to include vehicles, starships, and equipment, not only characters like in the original guide.

From the publisher[edit | edit source]

The Battle of Yavin marked the first dramatic triumph for the Rebel Alliance which set the crusade to restore the Republic on its path to ultimate victory. Join the grand quest to explore the locales and meet the people which had an impact on the outcome of that first important conflict!

Galaxy Guide 1 contains the definitive collection of backgrounds, statistics, and information on the heroes and villains from the original Star Wars movie, as well as a new adventure set on Tatooine suitable for new characters. This comprehensive guide to the Star Wars galaxy, featuring the art of Ralph McQuarrie, Michael Manley, and Al Williamson, and stills from the movie, details the aliens, Imperials, and Rebels that figured in those crucial weeks leading up to the Battle of Yavin.

Contents[edit | edit source]

Introduction[edit | edit source]

Chapter One: Tatooine Wilderness[edit | edit source]

Chapter Two: Mos Eisley[edit | edit source]

Chapter Three: The Death Star[edit | edit source]

Chapter Four: Yavin[edit | edit source]

Chapter Five: The Heroes of Yavin[edit | edit source]

Chapter Six: The Battle of Wayfar (New)[edit | edit source]

A Long Time Ago...[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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Droid models



Organizations and titles

Sentient species

Vehicles and vessels

Weapons and technology


External links[edit | edit source]

Galaxy Guides
Galaxy Guide 1: A New Hope (Second Edition) · Galaxy Guide 2: Yavin and Bespin (Second Edition)
Galaxy Guide 3: The Empire Strikes Back (Second Edition) · Galaxy Guide 4: Alien Races (Second Edition)
Galaxy Guide 5: Return of the Jedi (Second Edition) · Galaxy Guide 6: Tramp Freighters (Second Edition)
Galaxy Guide 7: Mos Eisley · Galaxy Guide 8: Scouts · Galaxy Guide 9: Fragments from the Rim
Galaxy Guide 10: Bounty Hunters · Galaxy Guide 11: Criminal Organizations · Galaxy Guide 12: Aliens — Enemies and Allies
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