Remember a movie called Rogue One? Soon you’ll be able to boost the Star Wars Rebellion tabletop game with the Rise of the Empire expansion — which for the most part adds Rogue One characters and elements to the game. Oddly it isn’t called “the Rogue One expansion” even though it is essentially this. Jabba is thrown in and he didn’t appear in the movie, but other than that, the main purpose of this pack is to allow the latest big-screen characters to join your next RPG sesh.
You can send Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor to recover the Death Star plans. You can confuse Imperials with false orders and assaults behind enemy lines. You can command Director Krennic and his finest death troopers. And you can set traps for the Rebel pilots and soldiers, luring them away from their base and into massive battles with more fully cinematic combat and tactics. Even Jabba the Hutt makes an appearance, offering his services to the Empire and feeding his prisoners to the Sarlaac.
Who knows — maybe Jyn and her crew will live this time. It’s up to you — it’s not canon.
Here’s what you get: eight new leaders, thirty-six plastic miniatures including U-wings, TIE Strikers and Nebulon-B frigates, five target markers, two attachment rings, three new dice, and over 100 additional cards. The Rise of the Empire expansion will be available this fall from Fantasy Flight Games.