Ewoks

Created by George Lucas and friends, art by Alisa S.


Ewoks
Intelligent omnivores from the forest moon of Endor, Ewoks are known as the species which helped the Rebel Alliance defeat the Empire. Prior to the Battle of Endor, Ewoks were almost entirely unknown, although some traders had visited the planet prior to the Empire's Death Star project.

The creatures stand about one meter tall, and are covered by thick fur. Individual often wear hoods, decorative feathers and animal bones. They have very little technology and are a primitive culture, but during the Battle of Endor demonstrated a remarkable ability to learn and follow commands.

They are quite territorial, but are smart enough to realize that retreat is sometimes the best course of action. They have an excellent sense of smell, although their vision isn't as good as that of humans.

Attribute Dice: 12D
Attribute Minimums / Maximums:
DEXTERITY: 1D+2 / 4D+2
KNOWLEDGE: 1D / 3D
MECHANICAL: 1D+2 / 3D+2
PERCEPTION: 2D / 4D+2
STRENGTH: 1D / 3D
TECHNICAL: 1D / 2D+2

Size: 1 meter
Move: 7 / 9
Homeworld: Endors' moon
Source: Alien Encounters p.44-46

Special Abilities:
Smell:

Ewoks have a highly developed sense of smell, getting a +1D to their search skill when tracking by scent. This ability may not be improved.

Skill limits:
Beginning characters may not place any skill dice in any vehicle (other than glider) or starship operations or repair skills.

Skill bonus:
At the time the character is created only, the character gets 2D for every 1D placed in the hide, search, and sneak skills.

Special Skills:
Primitive construction:

Time to use: One hour for gliders and rope bridges; several hours for small structures, catapults and similar constructs. This is the ability to build structures out of wood, vines and other natural materials with only primitive tools. This skill is good for building sturdy houses, vine bridges, rock hurling catapults (2D Speeder-scale damage).

Glider:
Time to use: One round. The ability to pilot gliders.

Thrown weapons:
Bow, rocks, sling, spear. Time to use: One round. The character may take the base skill and/or any of the specializations.

Story Factors:
Protectiveness:

Most Human adults will feel unusually protective of Ewoks, wanting to protect then like young children. Because of this, Humans can also be very condescending to Ewoks. Ewoks, however, are mature and inquisitive - and usually tolerant of the Human attitude.