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Monday, August 18, 2014

Star Wars Silhouette Guide

We recently played Star Wars: Edge of the Empire for the first time. It was great fun, and the system has a lot of potential for future play.

I've seen some confusion about silhouettes from some folks. In SW: EotE, the silhouette is the abstracted size of the object/creature in question. It ranges from zero to ten. There is no separate scale for starships versus people; this is an exponential scale.

Here's a brief description of each silhouette, along with some examples.



Silhouette 0


Astromech or smaller, such as Yoda, bogwings, or mouse droids.
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Silhouette 1


Human-sized, like most humans. Also rodians, droids, and whatever the hell this thing is supposed to be.
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Silhouette 2


A vehicle or creature of mountable size, like a speeder bike, swoop, or bantha.
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Silhouette 3


Starfighters or very large creatures: Scout ships, Rancors, X-wings, Y-wings, Tie Fighters, and AT-STs.
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Silhouette 4


Basically anything roughly the size of the Millennium Falcon. Like the Millennium Falcon.
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Silhouette 5


Large transports, or small capital ships - usually corvettes, like the CR-90 series Corellian Corvette pictured here.
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Silhouette 6


Mostly light cruisers and frigates, like the Nebulon-B pictured here.

Silhouette 7


Heavy cruisers, like the Battlestar Galactica. No, wait, that's not right.

Silhouette 8


Star Destroyers, and other stuff an average pilot hopes to never encounter.

Silhouette 9


Unfathomably large battleships, like this super-star destroyer.

Silhouette 10


Small moons.
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