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Episode 1609: Gone Girl

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The sudden rage leading one character to run away from the rest of the party is a venerable method of splitting people apart and increasing the danger. At least in traditional narrative fiction.

But these are not normally goals for a group of PCs who are trying to work together. Most groups of players will try to keep their characters together, and it will be up to the GM to try to split them up, if that's something desirable for the purposes of the plotted adventure.

What about taking the unconventional approach and roleplaying your character in such a way that having them run off in a red-misted rage is a perfectly logical result of what's happening? Just have your character completely lose it and fly off the handle, and charge off on their own, chasing a horde of orcs off single-handedly, or racing down dark corridors faster than any allies can follow.

Then hand the GM a note: "When I come to my senses and turn around, I don't know where my friends are."

Enjoy the shocked and confused look on your GM's face.

[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.]

Ah, so it was indeed a well planned out rash action. Bria is infinitely more competent than Cassian at everything though, so he really does need Chirrut, Baze and K-2 as backup. K-2 might not be the best in this situation though, unless they want Bria shot a billion times.

Also K-2 is more likely to just become Bria's backup if her plan involves any significant amount of violence.

— aurilee

Ahh yes, the blind monk wants to see where she went. That gets clarified quickly enough. Into a maze of twisty little passages, all alike. So of course, let's get some backup.

You might want to backup the data archive before the robot destroys it.

So let's see:

The party is almost as split as it can possibly become. We just need to get the monk and spotter into separate locations so they can make maximum use of their telepathic communication.

— Keybounce

Transcript

{Bria opens the door and leaves the ship}
K-2SO: Bria just ran out of the ship.
Cassian: Chirrut, Baze! After her!
Chirrut: Can I see her?
GM: Are you joking?
Chirrut: Can Baze see her?
GM: <roll> No, she's vanished into the swirling rain and twisty little canyons, all alike.
Cassian: This could get messy. We might need backup.
K-2SO: I'm on it!
Cassian: Chirrut, head towards my position. We'll be able to see if... when she does anything stupid.
Bria: {running towards the Imperial facility} Yeah! You'll have a great view!!


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Published: Sunday, 04 February, 2018; 02:11:02 PST.
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