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Episode 1692: Oh, K; or: K, Oh!

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Bluffing is a great way to get stuff done without getting all messed up in combat.

If it works.

But either way, it's often amusing, so worth a try!

[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.]

It's times like this that I remind myself of the Schlock Mercenary rule system.

The "you say it, you do it" rule. Designed to turn your quick impulses into actual character actions. After all, if you're going to draw your gun, and someone points out that you can better bluff your way as a enemy droid if you're not trying to shoot the other enemies, then clearly you must have first drawn the gun, and then tried to put it away.

Which of course, would make the incoming Imperial troops see you pull out a gun, and then put it away.

Instead, we just have a greeting of Imperial droids, and Imperial troops. Followed by evidence that the Imperial droid is clearly malfunctioning.

It looks like 3 troopers came in, the droid took out 2, so you would think that someone by now would have radioed in that the Rebels are using Imperial droids. Maybe they would think that the Rebels have some highly skilled hackers, and take steps to secure the computer systems.

Of course, this Rebel-controlled droid is now in front of the main security vault. Clearly, the Rebels are already into the main computer systems.

Maybe they can just reroute the main computer systems to a secondary terminal on the bridge? Oh sorry, that's a different universe of computer problems.

— Keybounce

[aurilee has been too busy to write her past few commentaries. They will be added retroactively when she gets time.]

— aurilee

Transcript

GM: K, a squad of troopers rush into the control room.
K-2SO: I pull out my gun!
Cassian: So you can convincingly bluff them that you're an Imperial droid?
K-2SO: Ohhh, I suppose so then. I close the vault door.
[SFX]: psshhht... {the vault door closes}
Clone Trooper: Hi, have you seen any Rebels?
K-2SO: How do you do, fellow Imperials?
{beat}
K-2SO: I have indeed seen some Rebels.
K-2SO: They did not go into this vault that I am guarding.
K-2SO: They went that way.
Clone Trooper: That's... a wall.
K-2SO: I mean that way.
Clone Trooper: We just came from that way.
K-2SO: Why don't you go have a closer look?
[SFX]: grab! {K-2SO picks up a trooper...}
[SFX]: Shove! {... uses him to whack another trooper...}
[SFX]: throw! {... and throws him at another trooper}
[SFX]: Krunch!


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Published: Thursday, 16 August, 2018; 03:11:02 PDT.
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