Introducing a new character can be tricky when the party is far from civilisation. Sometimes you need to make do in the best way you can.
If The Lord of the Rings had been an RPG campaign*, Frodo would have died on Weathertop and Bill the Pony would have become a PC.
* Yes, we know. It was the original inspiration for us starting Darths & Droids, after all.
[Reminder: Our guest commentators have not seen Rogue One. Part of the fun is seeing how their untainted impressions re-interpret the movie through the lens of our comic.]
So Jim has Bria now... at least temporarily.
Interesting that he really wanted the Imperial prisoner guy though. Bria is a much more fleshed out character, and has more to do.
Perhaps he wanted the ability to put his own stamp on the character, and develop the characterisation himself.
Or perhaps he just wanted to say "Rebel scum".
Well, we already knew that Bria was going to be his next character. The manner of the change is certainly interesting. "Just go to any Rebel-controlled civilian world". Like of course their next step has to be a civilian world, under Rebel control.
Think about that for a second. 19 years. Rebels are not just underground, but are actually in control of entire planets. Is it any wonder that the Empire developed a planet killer? The real wonder is, why did it take them 19 years?
Really though, 19 years makes me wonder why they are still considered a Rebellion, and not the new government in certain areas. In the real world, if a side has been splintered off for 19 years, is still considered a Rebellion, or is it now considered an independent country?
Well let's see. In 1812 I believe, England tried to take control of their rebellious colonies.
Okay. 19 years and still just a Rebellion makes sense.
Meanwhile, I love how Jim's first reaction is to take over the hostile villain/enemy NPC, and openly admit that he's trying to lead them into a trap. Somehow, that just feels so Jim.
I do like Bria's pose in the last panel.
GM: By the start of the next session, Jim had done a lot of work preparing a new character...
Kyle: Right, I'm ready to rock!
Chirrut: We're in hyperspace. We can't meet you.
Kyle: That's all right. Just go to any Rebel-controlled civilian world—
K-2SO: We're going to an Imperial weapons research lab.
GM: Why don't you play the NPC in the meantime?
Bodhi: You Rebel scum! I hate you all! Thanks for rescuing me. I'm leading you into a trap on Eadu, by the way.
GM: Here's your character sheet.