The Empire's Might
Game Notes and House Rules
Technology in Star Wars
A quick note on the tech level as represented in the Star Wars universe and the current game. The technology in star wars is 70’s futuristic, everything is still mostly wired together and the AI level is far more advanced than anything we can currently compare to, with computers run by sophisticated droid brains who will either constantly try to help or hinder you. Hacking a computer will mostly require the slicer to be at the station unless they can set up a remote link or similar, and not all computers will have access to the information you need, for example in the Mine in Pastage scenario you could hack the droid repair bay computer, but all you will find in there are component lists, manuals etc. Maybe useful, maybe not. All the juicy information is most likely in the computer in the Administrator’s office.
A good thread on the FFG forums regarding slicing is here.
Are extremely rare, and the technology on how to make them is all but lost or forgotten, however those with a certain background or are determined enough will be able to acquire one. A lightsaber crystal however will be even harder to come across, as they are extremley rare and controlled by the empire, hence why Lukes green lightsaber used a synthetic crystal.