Part of the fun of roleplaying is that in later years you can reminisce on all the great things that happened.
The weird thing is that some of the best memories come from those times when everything went wrong and the party got trapped, or severely damaged, or even completely wiped out.
When playing make sure you make plenty of those memories.
Luke: Thanks for coming back to save us.
Han: Had to do it, kid.
Luke: What a fantastic ending! Great adventure.
Chewbacca: Nice that the pilot saved the day.
R2-D2: Thanks! Hey, just like in Jim's campaign.
Han: Heroic pilot, yeah. I encouraged complex and realistic characters.
C-3PO: My doctor secretly wanted to be a magician!
GM: She even brought her magic tricks to the game.
Han: Yeah, it had everything. Disaster! Romance! War flashbacks! A dying kid! Mass poisoning! Nuns!
Leia: It was hilarious.
Han: I completely intended it to be hilarious.
Leia: And surely, Pete's finest moment.
R2-D2: I have fine moments all the time!
C-3PO: And stop calling him Shirley!