In a galaxy much like this one, in the far, far future...
Dark Empire is a space fantasy game which takes place in a vast interstellar empire populated by thousands of strange and wonderful aliens. It bears a strong resemblance to the setting of Star Wars, but it is not Star Wars.
There is a significant amount of background information here. You do not need to memorize all of it to play Dark Empire. Treat it like a Chinese buffet: if you want to use something when making up your character, go right ahead, but you do not need to put everything you see on your plate. There are really only four things you need to remember to play Dark Empire.
- You can make a difference.
- You can't trust The Man.
- You do need to run away from people bigger and badder than you.
- Being clever and brave and one of the good guys is better than having the best weapons and the best armor.