West End Games

Free Digital Sourcebooks and Supplements

 

From 1987 to 1998, the Pennsylvania based company West End Games released official Star Wars roleplaying game sourcebooks, adventure supplements, guides, and the Star Wars Adventure Journal, all of which contained new stories set in the Star Wars universe, some as prose, but most as adventure scenarios for use in the game. All of this material was approved by Lucasfilm and later made its way into the background (and occasional foreground) material of the novels and comic-books that comprised the Star Wars Expanded Universe. 

 

Due to the owner's poor choice to siphon money from West End Games into his failing shoe company Bocce Imports, to try and keep it afloat, West End Games went under and lost their license.  Two years later, Wizards of the Coast picked it up, and ran with their own sourcebooks and supplements for a decade until they let it lapse in 2010. Fantasy Flight Games now holds the license and from 2012 has continued to produce new roleplaying game sourcebooks, guides and adventures.

 

With the West End Games material long out-of-print, and an expensive and time-consuming process to track down on the second-hand market, it is here being presented as free digital PDFs for fans new and old to enjoy! 

 

The following are arranged by type of product. The West End Games number follows each title. This list also includes professionally-produced PDF continuations of the D6 West End Games series written by fans, which is indicated by any linked title that does not have the West End Games number following it.

 

Special thanks to the individual(s) who initially scanned these, as well as to Thiago S. Aranha and the people at Womp Rat Press and the REUP team, Dave Amberson, Don Diestler, Mike Fett, Keith Kilburn, Peter Lomas, Joseph McHorter, Oliver Queen, David Stairs, Daniel Stull, and others for carrying the torch and continuing where West End Games left off. Drop me a line if I've neglected a name so I can include you to this site's list of acknowledgments. Special thanks also to JF Boivin for first bringing these to my attention!

Sourcebooks (hardcover) and Related Supplements

The Roleplaying Game: 1st edition 40001

 

The Star Wars Sourcebook: 1st edition 40002

 

The Imperial Sourcebook: 1st edition 40006

 

The Rebel Alliance Sourcebook: 1st edition 40007

 

Han Solo and the Corporate Sector Sourcebook 40042

 

The Roleplaying Game: 2nd edition 40055

 

Heir to the Empire Sourcebook: 1st edition 40056

 

Dark Force Rising Sourcebook: 1st edition 40058

 

The Last Command Sourcebook: 1st edition 40059

 

The Thrawn Trilogy Sourcebook 40131 (softcover)

Includes: Heir to the Empire Sourcebook: 2nd edition

Dark Force Rising Sourcebook: 2nd edition

The Last Command Sourcebook: 2nd edition

Dark Empire Sourcebook 40071

The Movie Trilogy Sourcebook 40076

 

Tales of the Jedi Companion 40082

 

Truce at Bakura Sourcebook 40085

 

The Star Wars Trilogy Special edition Sourcebook 40089

 

The Rebel Alliance Sourcebook 40091

 

The Imperial Sourcebook 40092

 

The Star Wars Sourcebook: 2nd edition 40093

 

The Jedi Academy Sourcebook 40114

 

The Roleplaying Game: Revised and Expanded 2nd edition 40120

 

The Roleplaying Game: Revised, Expanded & Updated

 

Shadows of the Empire Sourcebook 40122

Related: The Shadows of the Empire Planets Guide 40134

Galaxy Magazine #7: Assignment Decoy

Rebels: Season 1 Sourcebook

 

Rules Supplements (softcover)

Campaign Pack: 1st edition 40004

The Rules Companion: 1st edition 40043

Gamemaster Kit: 1st edition 40048

Gamemaster Screen: 2nd edition 40064

Gamemaster Screen: Revised (2nd edition) 40153

Classic Campaigns 40108

Includes:

The Gamemaster Kit: 2nd edition

The Campaign Pack: 2nd edition

Gamemaster Handbook (2nd Edition) 40065

 

Optional Rules Resource

 

Quick Reference Guide

 

Template Collection Volume 1

 

Force Powers

 

Martial Arts

 

Guides and Sourcebooks (softcover)

Fantastic Technology Series

Galladinium's Fantastic Technology: Guns & Gear 40025

Cynabar's Fantastic Technology: Droids 40116

Gundark's Fantastic Technology: Personal Gear 40158

 

 

Cracken's Series

Cracken's Rebel Field Guide 40046

Wanted by Cracken 40062

Cracken's Rebel Operatives 40084

Cracken's Threat Dossier 40139

 

 

Planets Series

Planets of the Galaxy Volume 1 40051

Planets of the Galaxy Volume 2 40057

Planets of the Galaxy Volume 3 40072

The Planets Collection 440100

Includes: Planets of the Galaxy Volumes 1-3

 

Platt's Series

Platt's Starport Guide 40107

Platt's Smugglers Guide 40141

 

 

Pirates & Privateers Series

Pirates and Privateers 40143

The Far Orbit Project: A Pirates & Privateers Supplement 40029

The Death Star Technical Companion 40008

 

Flashpoint! Brak Sector 40077

 

Creatures of the Galaxy 40080

 

Heroes and Rogues 40086

 

Goroth: Slave of the Empire 40098

 

Alliance Intelligence Reports 40109

 

Hideouts and Strongholds 40111

 

Rules of Engagement: The Rebel SpecForce Handbook 40113

 

Secrets of the Sisar Run 40136

 

Stock Ships 40150

 

Wretched Hives of Scum and Villainy 40153

 

The Black Sands of Socorro 40154

 

Alien Encounters: Aliens Compendium 40166

 

Corellian Engineering Corporate Sourcebook

 

The Dark Times

 

Guide to TIE Fighters: The TIE Fighter Sourcebook

 

Medical Sourcebook

 

Galaxy Guides (softcover)

Galaxy Guide 1: A New Hope: 1st edition 40038

Galaxy Guide 1: A New Hope: 2nd edition 40124

Galaxy Guide 2: Yavin and Bespin: 1st edition 40023

Galaxy Guide 2: Yavin and Bespin: 2nd edition 40119

Galaxy Guide 3: The Empire Strikes Back: 1st edition 40039

Galaxy Guide 3: The Empire Strikes Back: 2nd edition 40125

Galaxy Guide 4: Alien Races: 1st edition 40041 (not available)

Galaxy Guide 4: Alien Races: 2nd edition 40094

Galaxy Guide 5: Return of the Jedi 40040

Galaxy Guide 5: Return of the Jedi: 2nd Edition 40126

Galaxy Guide 6: Tramp Freighters: 1st edition 40027 (not available)

Galaxy Guide 6: Tramp Freighters: 2nd edition 40095

Galaxy Guide 7: Mos Eisley 40069

Galaxy Guide 8: Scouts 40061

Galaxy Guide 9: Fragments from the Rim 40063

Galaxy Guide 10: Bounty Hunters 40073

Galaxy Guide 11: Criminal Organizations 40075

Galaxy Guide 12: Aliens--Enemies and Allies 40089

Galaxy Guide 13: The Phantom Menace

Galaxy Guide 14: The Dark Side

Galaxy Guide 15: Attack of the Clones

Galaxy Guide 16: The Old Republic

Galaxy Guide 17: Cyborgs and Cybernetics

 

Solitaire Adventures (softcover)

These solitaire adventures are in the form of "Choose Your Own Adventure" type stories, and present a multiplicity of storylines within a single story.  A linear pathway has been provided for Jedi's Honor that avoids contradictions with other stories. This can can be found here.

Scoundrel's Luck 40102

Jedi's Honor 40103

Imperial Double-Cross 40601

 

Adventure Supplements (softcover)

The following roleplaying game adventure supplements are the main source of new and exclusive Star Wars Expanded Universe stories, apart from the seventeen Star Wars Adventure Journals.  For these to fit into any kind of linear timeline it must be assumed that the protagonists emerged successful, though the details of their campaigns cannot be entirely ascertained, as they are part of the game mechanics, and not spelled out in detail (to allow for the gamers to have their own unique adventures).

Tatooine Manhunt: 1st edition 40005

Strike Force: Shantipole: 1st edition 40009

Starfall: 1st edition 40016

Battle for the Golden Sun (1st edition) 40017

Otherspace (1st Edition) 40018

The Graveyard of Alderaan: 1st Edition 40019

Scavenger Hunt (1st edition) 40020

Riders of the Maelstrom: 1st edition 40021

Crisis on Cloud City (1st edition) 40022

Otherspace II: Invasion (1st edition) 40028

Black Ice (1st edition) 40030

The Game Chambers of Questal: 1st edition 40033

Domain of Evil: 1st edition 40034

The Isis Coordinates (1st edition) 40036

Death in the Undercity: 1st edition 40037

Planet of the Mists (1st edition) 40049

Mission to Lianna (1st edition) 40052

The Abduction of Crying Dawn Singer: 1st edition 40053

The Twin Stars of Kira 40060

Supernova 40066

The Politics of Contraband 40067

Classic Adventures Volume 1 40083

Includes: The Abduction of Crying Dawn Singer: 2nd edition

The Politics of Contraband: 2nd edition

Classic Adventures Volume 2 40128

Includes: The Graveyard of Alderaan: 2nd edition

Domain of Evil: 2nd edition

Classic Adventures Volume 3 40133

Includes: Tatooine Manhunt: 2nd edition

Riders of the Maelstrom: 2nd edition

Death in the Undercity: 2nd edition

Classic Adventures Volume 4: Best of the Adventure Journal Issues 1-4 40138

Classic Adventures Volume 5 40165

Includes: Strike Force: Shantipole: 2nd edition

Starfall: 2nd edition

Game Chambers of Questal: 2nd edition

Operation Elrood 40132

Instant Adventures 40137

No Disintegrations 40151

 

Boxed Sets and Related Adventures

These larger adventures run as lengthy campaigns with multiple connected storylines. Related adventures or supplements that are not included in the box set have been included here for ease in identifying and locating them.  (Note: the Lords of the Expanse box-set must be downloaded individually)

Mos Eisley Adventure Set 40212

Includes: Galaxy Guide #7: Mos Eisley

Lords of the Expanse 40215

Includes:

Lifestyles of the Rich and Dangerous

Sector Guide

Gamemaster Guide

Campaign Guide

 

Related Adventures and Supplements:

The Player's Guide to Tapani 40155

Instant Adventures: Tapani Sector 40147

The Darkstryder Campaign 40209

Sequel Adventures:

Darkstryder: The Kathol Outback 40118

Darkstryder: The Kathol Rift 40121

Darkstryder: Endgame 40112

 

(Note: The Darkstryder Campaign: Deluxe 40220

included: The Kathol Outback, The Kathol Rift and Endgame.)

Introductory Adventure Game 40602

Includes the exclusive adventures: Escape Pod Down, Assault on Edan Base, and the six-part Freedom for Edan

 

Star Wars Adventure Journal (softcover)

West End Games produced 15 issues of the Star Wars Adventure Journal, with two others unpublished, but ready for publication. Issue 16 has been recovered in whole, while issue 17 has been recovered in part. Both were published exclusively on this website. The original fifteen are available for download in CBR format, which is a common format used for digital comic-books. You can download a free and safe CBR reader here. Issues 16 and 17 are available for the first time as PDFs.  

Adventure Journal #1 41001

Adventure Journal #2 41002

Adventure Journal #3 41003

Adventure Journal #4 41004

Adventure Journal #5 41005

Adventure Journal #6 41006

Adventure Journal #7 41007

Adventure Journal #8 41008

Adventure Journal #9 41009

Adventure Journal #10 41010

Adventure Journal #11 41011

Adventure Journal #12 41013

Adventure Journal #13 41013

Adventure Journal #14 41014

Adventure Journal #15 41015

Adventure Journal #16 41016

Adventure Journal #17 41017

Best of the Adventure Journal Issues 1-4 40129

 

Live Action Roleplaying (softcover)

Live Action Roleplaying (LARPs) became popular in the mid-90s, close to the end of West End Games' run, allowing them to produce two LARP books during that time.

Live Action Adventures 40130

Live Action Adventures: The Gamemaster Toolkit 40152

 

Miniatures (softcover)

While all of West End Games' adventure supplements could be played with miniatures, the following were specifically intended to be used with such. As with the former, they contain RPG scenarios that are canonical in the Star Wars Expanded Universe.

Miniatures Battles 40090

Miniatures Battles Companion 40070

Imperial Entanglements 40127

 

Board Games (softcover)

Although the strategy/board games produced by West End Games do not include any new or exclusive Expanded Universe stories, they are included here for nostalgia and posterity's sake.

The Lightsaber Dueling Pack: Luke Skywalker 40010-71

The Lightsaber Dueling Pack: Darth Vader 40010-72

The Starfighter Battle Book: X-Wing Vs. TIE Interceptor 40011

Star Warriors: Starfighter Combat 40201

Adventure Boardgame Series

Assault on Hoth 40203

Battle for Endor 40206

Escape from the Death Star 40207

 

Sabacc Cards

 

D6 Conversions (digital)

The following PDFs take the stats from the Wizards of the Coast D20 game and convert them for the D6 West End Games rules

Clone Wars Campaign Guide

Galaxy at War

Galaxy of Intrigue

Jedi Academy Training Manual

Knights of the Old Republic

Legacy Era Campaign Guide

Scavenger's Guide to Droids

Scum and Villainy

Starships of the Galaxy

The Force Unleashed Campaign Guide

The Unknown Regions

Threats of the Galaxy

Alien Stats

Creatures Stats

Droids Stats

Equipment Stats

Starships Stats

Vehicle Stats

Weapons Stats

 

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