We wanted the distribution of dice rolls used throughout the adventure to at least be plausible. The problem is, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan hardly fail at anything they do in the whole movie (with one big exception near the end...). So it was good to be able to write in some low dice rolls here.
After such comprehensive failures, the GM has the players at his mercy. So that makes this the perfect time to throw them a quest hook as a way out of their predicament. Looks like he might be able to salvage some of his original plot after all!
Maltesers, by the way, are delicious orb-shaped balls of chocolate-coated crunchy malt honeycomb. The closest thing commonly available in the USA is Whoppers. We wanted something spherical, but there simply isn't any spherical snack food that is known worldwide. And using an apple would simply not work for roleplaying food.
Jar Jar: Yousa in big danger! Mesa came back to give warning.
Boss Nass: Danger?
Qui-Gon: Look. A massive robot army is invading this planet as we speak.
GM: Roll for Diplomacy.
Boss Nass: We no scared of no steenking droid army! Theysa all rust if they come here.
Qui-Gon: Hmm, he has a point.
Obi-Wan: Let me try. You and the Naboo form a symbiont circle. What happens to one of you will affect the other. You must understand this.
Obi-Wan: Oops. 1.
Jar Jar: Mmmm, snacks time.
GM: Sally, pass the Maltesers, please.
Boss Nass: Hmm. Tell you what. We be letting yousa go if'n yousa finds the Lost Orb of Phanastacoria.
Obi-Wan: A quest! We accept.
Qui-Gon: Let's hope it goes better than whatever we were supposed to do with those Samurai trader guys.