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Unlimited Power: Manipulating the Campaign Structure in Imperial Assault

One of the most common misconceptions about Imperial Assault's campaign mode is that it is a Star Wars clone of Dungeons and Dragons.  While the long story-driven role playing aspects of the game do seem to have some similarities with classic D&D, there are some very big differences that should be considered when comparing the games.

First of all, Imperial Assault is a competitive tabletop miniatures game.  While this is evident in campaign, you can perhaps see it even more blatantly in the Skirmish element of the game, where Fantasy Flight Games and the IA community have even designed an official tournament league based wholly on the skirmish side of the game.  The bulk of the gameplay is executed through the rules determining combat, movement, line of sight, and other actions.  Even in campaign, there are very little narrative choices to be made.

Secondly, while the campaign does have a story, the bulk of the narrative is driven more by pre-scripted events and a branching mi…
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