Pen and Paper RPGs are new territory for me.
When I visited my old college campus and talked to a friend- he suggested I come over [to his place] and join the group about to embark on a game of Star Wars: Edge of the Empire. I read up on it and decided to give the game a try.
Low and behold- it's not as difficult as it seems; although it can seem daunting at first. It really helps that we have an experienced GM [game master] at the helm.
This type of game is something that will require imagination and patience. There are rules set within the game that help to create context for the adventure with the GM steering things in one direction depending on how the dice rolls.
It can be really fun. Here are some examples:
*Our Dashade doctor got into a turret and blew a hole (our ship was in an enemy docking bay) making the enemy goons shit their pants (because he rolled a triumph).
*Our Jawa mechanic was able to upload looping porno onto the pilot's datapad. A later successful roll removed the looping porno, which at one point made it over the audio PA system in the ship.
*My Human gadgeteer was able to crit someone so hard that he just dropped without a head.
*To navigate out of an asteroid field- our pilot managed to roll two triumphs- leaving the enemy gunboat to comment *what kind of freaking pilot was on that ship???*
It can be a lot of fun. I highly recommend it.