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Episode 1449: Putting the Horse Before the Car

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Playing dead in a running combat situation is a decent strategy. We're not sure it ever happens in roleplaying games though. Maybe give it a try one time when you think you're facing a superior force and things look like they're going badly.

At least the look on your GM's face as the wheels turn inside their head should be priceless.

Transcript

Romba: Quick, let's get out of here!
[SFX]: Pow! Pow!
[SFX]: Kaboom!
Romba: Hey, get up!
Romba: Oh no...
Nanta: {quietly} Shhh! I'm playing dead. Go away!
GM: A chicken walker shoots an Ewoc catapult. It <roll>... blows up.
[SFX]: Pow!
[SFX]: Kaboom!
C-3PO: Wait, why does it blow up? It's made of wood.
Han: Explosive tipped lasers?
GM: I just rolled on the vehicular damage table.
GM: This is what happens when you mix tech levels. I can make it more realistic if—
R2-D2, C-3PO: Nooo!


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Published: Sunday, 25 December, 2016; 02:11:02 PST.
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