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Galaxy Guide 4: Alien Races (Second Edition)
Attribution information
Author(s)

Chuck Truett

Illustrator(s)

Michael Manley, Aaron McClellan, Ralph McQuarrie

Editor(s)

Bill Slavicsek, Ed Stark

Publication information
Publisher

West End Games

Publication date

March 1994

Type

Paperback

ISBN

0874312086

Galaxy Guide 4: Alien Races (Second Edition) is a supplement to Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game revised for the second edition by Chuck Truett in 1994. From an in-universe perspective, the book is supposed to be made up of excerpts from the Catalog of Intelligent Life in the Galaxy by an Imperial sentientologist named Obo Rin, who was commissioned by Darth Vader to catalog the intelligent species of the galaxy. The introduction consisted of Imperial communiqués giving an in-universe look at the production of the Catalog.

While many of these species did appear in the original trilogy, some were invented for the game. The background information for several of the alien races who had appeared on screen was also invented for the game. However, many of the new species and backgrounds were used in later works in the Expanded Universe with little modification. However, some retcons are needed to bring Galaxy Guide 4 in line with the prequel-era Expanded Universe. The most common retcons necessary are those where a species described as having its first contact with the Galactic Empire are shown in later works to have some contact with the Galactic Republic. Since Obo Rin is said in the text to be an unreliable source with an Imperial bias, these retcons are usually made by blaming inaccuracies on deliberate Imperial propaganda and misinformation.

The second edition, in addition to rewriting the game mechanics for the second edition rules, expanded and reorganized the description of the various alien species. The introductory matter was rewritten as well, with different Imperial communiqués. Accordingly, the second edition of Galaxy Guide 4 referred to the Catalog of Intelligent Life in the Galaxy, Revised Edition.

From the publisherEdit

Aliens! These oftimes strange and unique beings fill the Star Wars saga with variety and excitement.

Fighting alongside aliens with the Rebel Alliance? Engaged with them in something the Empire considers a less-than-legal activity? Need to know more about these aliens?

Alien Races provides the information you'll need on homeworlds, cultures, lifestyles and the behavior of over 30 alien species. Whether recognizable as bipeds, or insectoids with compound eyes, they make up a huge portion of the Galactic Empire.

ContentsEdit

The culture, biology, and game statistics of the following sentient species were detailed in Galaxy Guide 4:

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Galaxy Guides
Galaxy Guide 1: A New Hope (First Edition, Second Edition) · Galaxy Guide 2: Yavin and Bespin (First Edition, Second Edition)
Galaxy Guide 3: The Empire Strikes Back (First Edition, Second Edition) · Galaxy Guide 4: Alien Races (First Edition, Second Edition)
Galaxy Guide 5: Return of the Jedi (First Edition, Second Edition) · Galaxy Guide 6: Tramp Freighters (First Edition, Second Edition)
Galaxy Guide 7: Mos Eisley · Galaxy Guide 8: Scouts · Galaxy Guide 9: Fragments from the Rim
Galaxy Guide 10: Bounty Hunters · Galaxy Guide 11: Criminal Organizations · Galaxy Guide 12: Aliens — Enemies and Allies
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