Wookiees are intelligent anthropoids that typically grow to a height of over two meters. They have apelike faces with piercing blue eyes; thick fur covers their bodies They are powerful, perhaps the single strongest intelligent .species in the known galaxy, and violent, even lethal, tempers dictate their actions. They are recognized as ferocious opponents.
They are, however, capable of gentle compassion and deep, hiding friendship. In fact, Wookiees will form clans called "honor families" with other beings, not necessarily of their own species. These friend- ships are .sometimes stronger than even their family ties, a they will readily lay down their lives to protect honor-family friends.
The sheer strength and raw power of the Wookiee people makes them exceedingly proficient at hand- to-hand combat. once a Wookiee has locked its massive hands onto an opponent the contest is virtually over. Not realizing their own strength, Wookiees have been known to rip arms and legs off droids, smash insolent machinery, and crush currently-occupied stormtrooper armor -all accidentally, of course .
Wookiees are, however, masters in the use of high- tech weapons such as blasters, disruptor rifles, and blaster cannons. But Wookiees tend to have a fondness for more archaic weapons: one par- particular favorite is the bowcaster. This hand-crafted crossbow-like weapon is a Wookiee invention that requires a Wookiee's great strength to cock and load. Sometimes called a laser crossbow, a bowcaster hurls energy quarrels targeted by the weapon's telescopic site. The explosive projectiles cause massive damage to whatever they hit.
Wookiees communicate with a series of grunts and growls. Fast learners, Wookiees readily gain understanding of new languages as they encounter them. But the construction of their vocal apparatus makes it impossible for Wookiees to speak languages that involve a high degree of vocal nuance.
The Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk is an arboreal real jungle planet of unmatched beauty and danger. The planet's ecosystem is divided into several horizontal levels, one above the other. Wookiees share the uppermost level with a variety of flying creatures. Within the highest branches of Kashyyyk's giant trees, Wookiees live in family clusters that are parts of a tree community which is in turn part of a larger tree-city.
While not as primitive as Ewok tree villages, Wookiee tree-cities make use of raw natural components and handcrafted non-technological items. But Wookiees aren't opposed to high-tech machines. Many time-saving devices are incorporated into their multilevel homes, and Wookiees seem born to high tech repair, starship piloting, and droid programming.
Visitors to Kashyyyk are requested to stick to the Wookiee towns and not venture lower toward the planet's surface. The natural environment is increasingly more hostile as one travels down through the ecosystem levels. Some of the creatures that prowl the jungle floors make even the largest Wookiee pause; and Wookiees pause for very few things.
Since the coming of the Empire, the life of a Wookiee is not an easy thing. Because of their great strength, these beings make excellent laborers in the Empire's work camps. Kashyyyk itself is under martial law. its inhabitants enslaved by ever-present Imperial forces. Few Wookiees roam the spaceways as free beings, and those that do are watched carefully by agents of the Empire. The most famous (or infamous) free Wookiee is Chewbacca, copilot of the Millennium Falcon hero to his people and valued member of the Rebellion.

Average Wookiee. Dexterity 2D, Knowledge ID, Mechanical 2D, Perception ID, .Strength 4D+ 1 Technical 1D+2. Move: 11.

Attribute Dice: 12D
Special Abilities:
Berserker Rage: If a Wookiee becomes enraged (the character must believe himself or those to Whom he has pledge a life debt to be in immediate deadly danger) the character gets a +21) bonus to Strength for purposes of causing damage while brawling (the character 's brawling skill is not increased). The character also suffers a -2D penalty to all non-Strength attribute and skill checks.
When trying to calm clown from a berserker rage while enemies are still present the Wookiee must make a Moderate Perception total. The Wookiee suffers a -ID penalty to their Perception and rolls a minimum of 1D for the check (therefore while most Wookiees are enraged they will normally have to roll a 6 with their Wild Die to be able to calm clown). Please note that this penalty applies to enemies
After all enemies have been eliminated the character must only make an Easy Perception total (with no penalty ) to calm down.
Wookiee player characters must be careful when using Force Points while in a berserker rage.Since the rage is clearly based on anger and aggression using Force Points will almost always lead to the character getting a Dark Side Point . The use of the Force Point must be wholly justified not to incur a Dark Side Point.
Climbing Claws: Wookiees have retractable climbing claws which are used for climbing only. They add +2D to their climbing skill while use the claws. Any Wookiee who intentionally uses his claws in hand-to-hand combat is automatically considered dishonorable by other members of his species possibly to he hunted down regardless of the circumstances.

 Wookiees have an interesting custom concerning friendships and debts of honor. Their most sacred practice is the "life debt." This Wookiee oath of allegiance is pledged to a person or persons that have saved a Wookiee's life. Under a life debt, a Wookiee is morally bound to his savior and will travel from one end of the galaxy to the other at his side. A life debt isn't slavery, but is instead a personal act of Wookiee honor to repay that which is without measure . A Wookiee will never break a life debt, for to do so would be to break a sacred honor. Honor is one of the most important concepts in Wookiee culture. and to lose one's honor is the equivalent of death. Another Wookiee custom is the "honor family ." This is a special bond of friendship be- between a Wookiee and another being or beings. An honor family comprises a Wookiee's true friends, those boon companions who he would readily lay down his life to protect. Perhaps the greatest example of these customs toms in action involves the Wookiee Chewbacca and his friends Han Solo, Luke Skywalker. and Princess Leia Organa. Chewbacca is bound in life debt to Solo since the smuggler saved him from slavery many years ago. They have traveled the known galaxy at each others side in the Millennium Falcon, exhibiting a fondness and genuine love that goes beyond the lofty con- concept of the life debt. When their paths crossed with young Skywalker and the Princess, the young Rebels became part of Chewbacca's honor family. Now these companions are pledged to each other and the cause they find themselves defending, that of the Rebel Alliance . No Wookiee has had a stronger honor family than this.

Story Factors:
Reputation: Wookies are widely regarded as fierce savages with short tempers. Most people will go out of their way not to enrage a Wookiee.
Enslaved: Prior to the defeat of the Empire, almost all Wookiees were enslaved by the Empire, and there was a substantial bounty for the capture of 'free" Wookiees
Language: Wookiees cannot speak Basic, but they all understand it. Nearly always, they have a close friend who they travel with who can interpret for the though a Wookiee's intent is seldom misunderstood
Honor: Wookiees are honor-bound They are fierce warriors with a great deal of pride and they can be rage- driven, cruel, and unfair but they have a code of honor. They do not betray their species individually or as a whole. They do not betray their friends or desert them They may break the "law," hut never their code. The Wookiee code of honor is as stringent as it is ancient. Atonement for a crime against their honor code is nearly impossible it is usually only achieved posthumously But Wookiees falsely accused can be freed of their dishonor, and there are legends of dishonored Wookiees "coming back." But those are legends ...
Move: 11/15
Size: 2-2.3 meters tall

-From "The Star Wars Sourcebook" by West End Games