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This article is about the original D20 system roleplaying game from Wizards of the Coast. You may be looking for the D6 system roleplaying game from West End Games or the updated D20 Saga Edition from Wizards of the Coast.

Wizards of the Coast's version of the Star Wars Roleplaying Game began publication in November of 2000, after West End Games lost the license to produce their roleplaying game, Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game.

The game's core rulebook rules are based on the "d20" system used for the third edition of Dungeons and Dragons. One player is the gamemaster who is in charge of the world, being something like the director and referee, while the other players have a single character or role to play. They have various skills and equipment and some can even use the Force. Additional Sourcebooks for this version provide more background information and stats for many aspects of the Star Wars universe, including Starships, rules for including additional aliens, detailed information on the Jedi order and dark side force users, as well as information on regions of the galaxy such as the Core worlds or Outer rim.

Wizards of the Coast stopped producing new books for the RPG after Ultimate Adversaries in June 2004, focusing on the Star Wars Miniatures line. This was due to Wizards' contract with Lucasfilm limiting the overall number of Star Wars-related releases Wizards was allowed per year, combined with the greater profitability of the miniatures line as compared to the role-playing game. However, a new edition of the role-playing game, known as the Saga Edition, was released on June 5, 2007. At the Celebration IV Convention in 2007, it was possible to get a free copy of Saga Edition by telling co-author Rodney Thompson the phrase "Let the Wookiee win" at the Wizards of the Coast booth. Subsequently, eight sourcebooks were produced over the next two years, a significant line of new Star Wars roleplaying products.

There are free Wizards of the Coast web supplements available for the Roleplaying Game on Wizards.com, and their Roleplaying column, Jedi Counseling continued through 2009.

On January 28th, 2010, Wizards of the Coast announced that they were discontinuing their Star Wars license, and the final Saga Edition sourcebook, The Unknown Regions, would be published in April.[1]

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