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MYSTERIES: Introduction and Rules

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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...

The year is 5 ABY, just one year after the destruction of the 2nd Death Star. It is a time of turmoil in the galaxy. The Imperial's grip has been dealt a mortal blow. But the fragments of the Empire are still a force to be reckoned with and there are other Dark Side acolytes rising from the ashes of Palpatine's reign.

The one-time Rebels are now seeking to become the legitimate government of the galaxy. But making the change from guerilla warfare to inter-galactic politics is challenging. Hero of the Rebellion and Jedi Knight, Luke Skywalker, knows that the Jedi could provide much needed aid during this time and seeks to re-establish a Jedi Academy on Yavin iv.

Other groups view this time as a chance to increase their influence, power, profit, or all three. Piracy, smuggling, and bounty hunting incidents are on the rise. And in the midst of this chaos a shadowy figure begins to assert his influence across the stars. Who this person is remains a MYSTERY, but his or her first action is very public...

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Stationed near Corellia, the old Republic space station Valor has become a hub of information gathering. Clandestine meetings lead to vital intelligence being passed along to Rebel, Imperial, and Mercenary leaders.

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But secret rendezvouses are not always safe. Looking to make a public statement, our shadowy figure blows up a part of the space station. Each faction lost a key intelligence asset that day. While looking to fill the hole in their intelligence, each team learns of an information broker who might be willing to help them... for the right price.

Armed with the knowledge that this broker can be found on Rorgam in the Terr'skiar Sector each team sets off to find him or her.

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100x100.JPG Between the Imperial Warlords fighting for control and Isard sending commands from Coruscant no one seems to know what to do. The ISB has tasked us with re-establishing an intelligence network in the mid-rim. Secure the hyperspace lanes between here and Rorgam!

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100x100.JPG Wedge is off helping Ackbar secure the Rebels' positions across the galaxy, Luke is searching for information on the Jedi, and we're left with little intelligence. Time to follow up on that lead from Rorgam!

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100x100.JPG Stormtroopers being called back to protect Moffs and the Rebels are occupied with Imperial Remnants, this is a great time to be a Mercenary! Though we should work to secure our position. Someone track down that lead on Rorgam!

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Welcome!


Welcome to Mysteries. A Star Wars RPG run by Eurobricks. Our goal is to provide a fun place for Star Wars builders to meet each other, grow in their building skills, and have fun playing the game.

  • Mysteries is a strategy Lego Star Wars RPG set in the Expanded Universe/Legends timeline of Star Wars.
  • Our game is focused on the Legends timeline and characters, but if you want to include elements from the Disney timeline like the Mandalorian that's fine as long as it doesn't contradict the Legends main events. Some of those events are detailed in the Timeline section below.
  • This is a strategy RPG but we also want to help builders improve their skills. Any level of builder is welcome to participate and as a community we'll try to provide instructive feedback on how to take your MOCs to the next level.
  • Players choose 1 of 3 teams to join as they seek to assert their influence over the galaxy and solve its mysteries.
  • Each team has access to different parts of the galaxy and different bonuses that can be applied to their member's builds.
  • Freebuilds can be any size and are allowed any anytime. Special challenges happen regularly and will have building requirements and provide bonuses. Episodes happen as teams meet the requirements for each episode.
  • The rules were slightly updated as of 14.6.23. You can see the old intro posts here.

Solve the Galaxy's Mysteries!


The Mysteries RPG will start during 5 ABY. And we'll progress along the timeline as challenges and episode contests happen. You will join one of three teams, each looking to exert influence on the galaxy. The teams are The Light Side, The Dark Side, and The Mercenaries.

The first mystery will be solved by reaching Rorgam in P10. The first team to reach P10 by controlling P9, P11, O10 or Q10 will trigger a special challenge. We will have smaller challenges between now and then.

A Brief History Lesson


  • The Clone Wars ended in 19 BBY (before battle of Yavin)
  • The first Death Star is destroyed in 0 BBY/ABY
  • The second Death Star is destroyed in 4 ABY (after battle of Yavin)
  • The Lusankya leaves Coruscant in 7 ABY
  • The Thrawn Trilogy takes place 9 ABY
  • *The Mandalorian discovers the Child in 9 ABY *Since this is part of the Disney timeline it is not ranked as highly as Legends events
  • The Jedi Academy Trilogy takes place 11 ABY

Star Wars Mysteries is not part of Star Wars canon and therefore liberties will be taken in regards to characters, timeline, and stories. But we are going to use the Legends timeline as a base from which to work.

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Getting Started


  • Choose a team and announce it in the appropriate team thread. Once you choose a team you won't be able to switch so choose wisely!
  • Create your sig-fig and fill out the Character Form. Your sig-fig will be used to keep track of your stats within Mysteries. We encourage using him or her in your MOCs for storytelling purposes, but it's not a requirement.
  • Read up on the Core Rules here!
  • This subforum, Star Wars Mysteries, is used for this game. As such, you should only post your entries to Star Wars Mysteries here.
  • When posting a build for your team please include a prefix following this format [Grid-Team]. For example, [P7-LS] New Republic Forces for the Light Side, [M10-DS] ISD Bridge for Dark Side, or [S10-MC] Cantina Brawl for the Mercenaries.
  • After you post on EB make sure to fill out a Submission Form so your builds can count toward your team's points.
  • A sheet with all the public data from those form can be viewed on the Public Sheet.

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Teams


There are three teams to choose from, each with their own perks.

The Light Side


This team is made up of those who call the Jedi allies and friends. The New Republic, CorSec, Rogue Squadron, etc.

Within this team there are a number of sub-factions. You can build for any of your teams aligned groups at any time. Each group has a different bonus that can be applied to your builds. When you fill out a submission form for your builds you can choose 1 bonus per entry. If the judges feel your build does not include the bonus chosen we will remove the bonus.

  • The New Republic: Include a senator in your build and get +2 XP
  • CorSec: Include an intelligence agent in your build and get +3 XP
  • Rogue Squadron: Include a one to two man starfighter in your build and get +5 XP

The Dark Side


This team is made up of those who call the Sith allies and masters. Imperial Remnants, ISB, Sith Cultists, etc.

Within this team there are a number of sub-factions. You can build for any of your teams aligned groups at any time. Each group has a different bonus that can be applied to your builds. When you fill out a submission form for your builds you can choose 1 bonus per entry. If the judges feel your build does not include the bonus chosen we will remove the bonus.

  • Imperial Remnants: Include an Imperial officer in your build and get +2 XP
  • ISB: Include an intelligence agent in your build and get +3 XP
  • Sith Cultists: Show a Sith artifact in your build and get +4 XP

The Mercenaries


This team is made up of those who look to profit from the highest bidder or have other values that don't fit nicely within the doctrines of the Jedi or Sith. Smugglers, Syndicates, Mandalorians, etc.

Within this team there are a number of sub-factions. You can build for any of your teams aligned groups at any time. Each group has a different bonus that can be applied to your builds. When you fill out a submission form for your builds you can choose 1 bonus per entry. If the judges feel your build does not include the bonus chosen we will remove the bonus.

  • Mandalorians: Include Beskar in your build and get +2 XP
  • Smugglers: Show the smuggling of something in your build and get +3 XP
  • Syndicates: Show a bounty hunter for hire in your build and get +3 XP

Team Details


Each team will work together to win challenges, access more parts of the map, and accomplish its own goals. The team is led by the Team Leader.

To begin with the leaders are:
@Yperio_Bricks for the Light Side
@Professor Thaum for the Dark Side
@Jody Meyer for the Mercenaries

As the game progresses the leadership team will consist of the players with the highest XP. The Faction Leader will be the player with the most XP in his/her team. The Co-Leader will be the player with the 2nd highest score. Those two players may appoint further deputes to assist with leadership decisions and communication as necessary. If Faction Leader is out scored by another player, but is still an active member of the team, they will be allowed to continue to help with team leadership if they so choose.

The team with the fewest total XP points may also gain a perk during challenges.

Player Details


To join a team you must create a sig-fig. Post your sig-fig and introduction in your team's thread. Then fill out a Character Creator form. You do not have to include your sig-fig in every build.

You may only choose one team and will not be allowed to switch so choose wisely! Keep in mind that you are allowed to build any kind of aesthetic. So if you join the Light Side you can still build Imperial style MOCs.

Each player builds for his/her team. As they build they will earn XP. The sum total of a team's player's XP makes up the team's XP.

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The Map


Each team has access to different parts of the Star Wars galaxy. We are using skud14's map with his permission. Reference that map or Henry Bernburg's map for questions about specific locations within the galaxy.

As you build for your team you will earn XP (Experience Points). Every XP will get placed in a grid on the map. If you build on any planet in M11 (and have access there) including Corellia or Bellassa you will earn points for your team in M11. If you build on Kashyyyk or Trandosha you will earn points for your team in P9.

Mysteries Team Map

Each team can only build in grids controlled by the team and the ones immediately touching it. You have to build across the map to access new planets and squares.

For example, the Light Side controls H16. Any Light Side player can build in a planet located in H15, H17, G16 and I16 as well.

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The exception are grids that have one of the 5 main hyperspace lanes running through them. If a team controls a grid with a hyperspace lane, they can build on any other grid that lane runs through.

For example, if a team controls S3 they can access any grid along the Hydian Way. If another team controls M7 they can also access any grid along the Hydian Way including S3. A team cannot access adjoining grids of a hyperspace lane they have access to unless they control that grid. For example, if a team controls S3 they can also build in S2, S4, R3, and T3. But they cannot build in M6 (which is adjacent to, but not part of, the Hydian Way) unless they also control M7.

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A team needs 100 points to control a grid. In the case the 2 or more teams have earned XP in a square control is granted to the team that reaches a 100 point milestone first. For example, if the Mercs and the Imps both build in O7 whoever earns 100 XP first will gain control of the square. If the Mercs reach 100 points first, the Imps can take control by earning 200 points before the Mercs do.

All 5 Main Hyperspace Routes are viewable here:

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Judging


Every build submitted for Mysteries will get scored by at least 3 judges. The criteria by which your MOCs will be scored is 1) Storytelling, 2) Aesthetics, and 3) Technical Ability. You can earn up to 10 points in each category for a max total of 30 points per entry.

Storytelling will be judged by how well your MOC communicates a story. Written dialogue or background can assist with this. But the emphasis will be whether the Legos tell a story by themselves.

Aesthetics will be judged by how "good" you MOC looks. Do your colors clash? Have you used textures well? Do the minifigures fit the context? Etc.

Technical Ability will be judged by how well you use building techniques. SNOT, NPU, and movement are all elements of this category.

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People to Know


This game is being run as a part of Eurobricks. If you have forum questions you can reach out to any of the Eurobricks' staff for help.

@MKJoshA Is the Star Wars Moderator and Game Master for Mysteries. Reach out to him for specific Star Wars or RPG questions.

You can also reach out to the current Team Leaders, @Yperio_Bricks, @Professor Thaum or @Jody Meyer.

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Resources


You can use these logos in your pictures.

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Once you create your first post for Mysteries you will be awarded a tag that matches your team. Once you've earned 150 XP for your team you will get an upgraded tag.

Basic Tags:
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Upgraded Tags:
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Leadership Tags:
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Team Stats


Light Side:
Controls H16, P6

Dark Side:
Controls L10, M10, O17

Mercenaries:
Controls K5, T10, S10

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Current Rule Addendums


Every team has temporary access to the Hydian Way from June 20th until July 31st.

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Episode 2 is out!

All entries are scored to date.

A sheet with public data can be found here. Please note, as I put this together I found some entries that may have been entered under the wrong coordinates. So there may be some changes to the sheet as I talk with the team leaders.

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8 hours ago, Professor Thaum said:

@MKJoshACould we have an update of the map ? Even if the changes are very slight...

Currently no updates. Dark Side is halfway to taking M10. And The Mercs are 3/4 of the way to taking S10. And everyone can see this data on the Public Sheet :wink:

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27 minutes ago, Grand Admiral Thrawn said:

If I want to join a can build on any of the planets that are in the red squares? Also can I join

Also if I wanted to join can I join the dark side

Great questions! First, yes, you can join the Dark Side. Just make an introduction in the Dark Side thread. And then you can build on any planets in any of the red squares including the lighter red like L9.

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2 hours ago, Grand Admiral Thrawn said:

Win do you submit Mocs

And what exactly do the for ants mean and how do you use them

You can submit MOCs at any time. When you post use the grid of the planet you're building on O17 for Naboo and use DS to show you're building for the Dark Side. So that example would look like [O17-DS] MOC Title. It just helps the leadership see right away what's being built and for whom. After you post your MOC here on EB then fill out this Google form so we can record the judges scores and keep track of the map.

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https://bricksafe.com/files/Thrawn/httpsshare.icloud.comphotos0a9ffbh23hr1qtyja8tjdmtlq/IMG_0125.HEIC here is something I built it is an imperial supply run on Tython I also submitted the form but did not know if I should do this to. I am sorry the photo is not to good this is my first time doing this ever. 

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Kuat, once a barren world and now - thanks to terraforming - a green planet with large forests, lush plains and gardens. There are 3 continents, large oceans and scattered islands. Weather is said to be temperate with dry summers and humid winters. Kuat is orbited by 2 moons.

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@Grand Admiral Thrawn Some great questions! First, to post photos from BrickSafe you should right click on the size you want to share and then "copy link." Like this:
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If you paste that link onto the EB forum it'll auto-populate your picture.

When entering info into the Google Sheet there are a couple things to be aware of:
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Where you entered the link to your photo you should instead put the link to your Eurobricks entry. And for the grid square where your build is located just enter L10 with no spaces, dashes, and no other words.

To start a post in the Mysteries forum click the  "Start new topic" button in the upper right corner:
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That'll allow you to post your pictures and create an entry for the Mysteries game.

And as you're building and writing stories you can certainly combine elements of different groups and factions into one MOC. You're building for the Dark Side, but that doesn't limit you to only building Imperial. You could build something New Republic or Mandalorian related instead and still post it for your team.

As for your MOC, it's great! What a wonderful first post for your Mysteries career! I love the Rebel hiding in the bushes. And that's quite a collection of different Stormies you have. I'd love to see more angles of the build when you actually make a post for it.

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19 hours ago, Grand Admiral Thrawn said:

https://bricksafe.com/pages/Thrawn/httpsshare.icloud.comphotos0a9ffbh23hr1qtyja8tjdmtlq/httpsshare.icloud.comphotos005dcsrcxrrmgwleywzq1taxg here is my current work on an isb base on Kuat

I found out how to post the image! On accident I was trying to post link

Great! Don't forget to create a topic for each entry here on EB. I can update your Google Sheet entries once you do.

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