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“Classes” and “Races” Guide For New Players

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If you are a veteran of the system, this post will only be going over familiar ground. With that warning given, let us proceed.

One viewer recently wrote to me asking for a comprehensive list of Dragon Age races and classes. I made these videos to explain how things work in the tabletop version of the game.
Here I will explain that there are three classes, but the real choice of flavour comes from your specialisation or sub-class, as it were.
I then go on to list them by name.

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[Beyond Dragon Age] Star Wars: Age of Rebellion – Gungans

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I continue my trolling of NewbieDM and his excellent Star Wars: AGE of Rebellion Dragon Age hack with a new background sure to be a favorite at everyone’s gaming table.

Perhaps next I should detail a Talent for “Shooting First” or some kind of mechanical benefit for simply yelling “NOOOOOOOOooooooo!”

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Species of SW: Age of Rebellion

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Art by Mike Vilardi

Progress is coming along quite nicely in my fan conversion of Star Wars for Dragon Age, “Age of Rebellion”, so I thought I would share the backgrounds I’ve put in the game.

They are really species, but they serve the same mechanical function as backgrounds do in the Dragon Age RPG.  Included in the game will be two different types of humans, Sullustan, Twi’lek, Rodian, and Wookie.

I am almost done writing set one, but I am playtesting my latest space combat design a bit more in depth before I release the conversion because I want to get it right.

So here they are, my backgrounds/species from Set 1 of Star Wars:  Age of Rebellion!

Download it here

[Beyond Dragon Age] Star Wars: Age of Rebellion – The Ewok

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It is a time of turmoil in the galaxy…and by galaxy, I mean NewbieDM‘s mind. This is article two of two in my attempt to make Newbie have an aneurysm and this one should do the trick (you can view the first article here).

You see, Newbie has been putting together a Star Wars hack of the AGE system and refuses to add Ewoks to the fold. Well, here is my attempt at bringing those adorable little cannibals to your table top.

Next: an Ewok Dark Jedi!

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[Beyond Dragon Age] Age of Terror: Heroes of the North

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As Diablo’s influence spread from beneath Tristram, heroes from throughout the world of Sanctuary traveled to confront the prime evil. Amongst those heroes were members of the northern cultures: druids and barbarians. Both of those character classes were introduced in Diablo 2 and its expansion, and the barbarian has made a return in Diablo 3.

The barbarian in Diablo is a master of melee combat with the ability to leap attack, spin in a whirlwind of sharpened steel, and unleash powerful war cries to alter the course of battle. For the AGE system, it seems to be a good match for a strength-focused warrior that eventually takes either the berserker or champion specialization. Those who take the berserker specialization focus more on personal might while the champion’s abilities could easily be described as a barbarian’s war cries.

Diablo’s druid is a class capable of casting elemental spells, summoning animal and plant allies, and changing form into either a werewolf or bear. The spellcasting ability means that a druid should be a mage, but there isn’t really support for summoning or shapeshifting in set 1 or set 2 for Dragon Age. Luckily, it looks like both of those will be covered to some degree in the upcoming set 3 based on the playtest.

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[Beyond Dragon Age] Star Wars: AGE of Rebellion – The Wookie

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Apparently Enrique has gotten inspired by the Force. What has been a bunch of notes for a while have suddenly begun to fly around as draft sections of a conversion document for Star Wars: AGE of Rebellion. We already saw The Scoundrel base class, and now Enrique shows us one of the iconic races of the Star Wars universe, the Wookie, as a background for heroic characters.

While this preview only shows the Wookie background, you can deduce a few things about Enrique’s approach to some of the Star Wars staples and how he intends to deal with those in his conversion (Force sensitivity, I’m looking at you). The background is versatile enough that it can yield good old Chewbacca (Wookie soldier) as well as a variety of Wookie archetypes.

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The Secret to Background Creation

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Do you enjoy the Dragon Age RPG? Wish you could invent your own Backgrounds? Do you think this is a short introductory paragraph? WHO CARES!? Here is my official “How To” on creating your own Backgrounds. More

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