Walrus Man and Hammerhead are such huge memes that they appeared as background characters in Rebels, by the way. Clearly, they're meant to be the Ithorian and the mad doctor's assistant from the cantina in the movie, but the coloration is all off and the names are hilarious.
I would really like to do a campaign like that. It would be on Tatooine, with Anchorhead as the safe town. Sandpeople dens, roving jawa towns, desert monsters, secret Imperial bases, ancient ruins and abandoned Jedi temples. Lightsabers everywhere. Then characters could roam off from there to explore other planets once they got bored with Tatooine's possibilities. Basically, the sort of stuff you see in all of the books and Marvel comics pre-ESB.
In your version of this continuity, what's the overall status of the Empire after Star Wars? If you go by the original movie and its novelization alone, it seems like the Empire had all its eggs in one basket with the Death Star. The novelization implies the Emperor is a puppet for the trade unions and governors and the dissolution of the Imperial Senate transferred all real power to the Grand Moffs. Thrawn was implied to be the defacto "guy" and he's dead along with his super-weapon. Would your Imperials be more like regional remnants under the command of a warlord or still part of a functioning galactic body?
My first instinct is to have this take place indeterminately before the movie, that way there's no Death Star and Ben Himself can be a sage that players can use. But I might also keep the Death Star in the background as a campaign device, so that at a set date Alderaan gets blown up and removed from the map, the DS is destroyed, and everything is then free game beyond that point.
My Star Wars Maniaverse would have a lot of pre-production stuff in it too (see this link: beggarscanyon.proboards.com/thread/64/script-bookclub-encyclopedia), so yes, my Emperor would be a figurehead who isn't good, but certainly isn't a Dark Lord; just an elitist figurehead with ambitions beyond his means. He is perhaps as powerful as Tarkin within his own sphere, but the evil Moffs and the self-preserving Senate (until they are dissolved) hold the real power outside of that.
I think I'd have the Empire stick around, but something like what's seen in Dark Empire: the rebels can now slowly pluck away the rim worlds, because the core worlds are too busy with civil war as Moffs and restored Senators wrestle for power among themselves.
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