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The Imperial Sourcebook, written by Greg Gorden, was released in October 1989 as part of the West End Games Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game.

A softbound edition of the sourcebook was released in November 1991, and a second edition was released in June 1994.

From the publisher[edit | edit source]

Includes all the game statistics needed to use the might of the Empire in the roleplaying game. 144-page book features:

  • Illustrations, photographs, maps and diagrams--some never published before!
  • A look at the Imperial power structure since the Battle of Yavin, concentrating on the time period between Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back.
  • Details on COMPNOR and Imperial Intelligence--the organizations that keep the war machine moving.
  • Descriptions, illustrations and statistics for new capital ships, custom ordnance, and land vehicles.
  • Data on support weapons, special Imperial Units and training techniques, such as the use of drop camps.
  • Information for movie fans and game players alike on one of the most evil institutions ever portrayed in heroic fiction.
  • The massive Order of Battle of a typical sector, detailing the true might of the Galactic Empire.

Opening crawl[edit | edit source]

It is a dark time for the Rebellion. Although the original Death Star has been destroyed, Imperial forces have instituted a reign of terror throughout the galaxy.

The Galactic Empire has many weapons in its arsenal and every one of them has been turned upon the Rebels: tyranny, oppression, vast fleets, overwhelming armies and fear, the prime motivator in the New Order.

The upstart Rebel Alliance has dared win a significant battle against the Empire at Yavin, but the war has only begun. Outnumbered and outgunned, the Rebellion nevertheless burns across a thousand-thousand worlds, flaming into a fire of hope.

But the Emperor has ordered this fire extinguished, setting the massive war machine he has constructed into motion ...

Contents[edit | edit source]

Introduction[edit | edit source]

Prologue: The Might of the Empire[edit | edit source]

Chapter One: A Primer on Imperial Power[edit | edit source]

Chapter Two: COMPNOR[edit | edit source]

Chapter Three: Imperial Intelligence[edit | edit source]

Chapter Four: The Military[edit | edit source]

Chapter Five: Capital Ships[edit | edit source]

Chapter Six: Custom Ordnance[edit | edit source]

Chapter Seven: Land Vehicles[edit | edit source]

Chapter Eight: Sector Group Organization[edit | edit source]

Chapter Nine: Combat Artillery[edit | edit source]

Chapter Ten: Infantry Support Weapons[edit | edit source]

Chapter Eleven: Special Military Forces[edit | edit source]

Chapter Twelve: Recruitment, Training and Indoctrination[edit | edit source]

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