Gygaxian Star Wars: A Glance at Character Types

The number of what might be considered playable character types[1] within the expanded Star Wars universe is utterly gigundous. Like scary big. What I've attempted here is to sift out what I believe is a diverse-yet-familiar cast of core PC types. Humans, Droids and Wookiees were obvious. Twi'leks and Rodians were suggestions that hopefully fill in the gaps and promote well-rounded parties.

Core Types
  • Human -- As ever the standard PC type. Cyborgs are considered a sub-type.
  • Droid -- Comes in three flavors: R2 Unit, Protocol Droid and Basic Combat Droid.
  • Wookiee -- Star Wars equivalent of the Half-Orc.
  • Twi'lek -- Elf-like in terms of intellect and agility.
  • Rodian -- Aggressive and equipped with super-human senses.

[1] Types = Races + Droids


  1. Boo Twileks, how about Mon Calamari. If they game does not provide the opportunity for my Akbar analogue to search & then announce "It's a trap!" then you should be ashamed of yourself.

  2. I can see an endless stream of fan-made types being produced for this. I for one have many I plan to cobble together once the core rules are out there. :)

    1. Absolutely! GSW is meant to be entirely modular and fan-driven. We can always collect them into one supplement when we have a few dozen. I mean the droids alone could have their own booklet!