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Episode 1558: Back on the Chain Gun


To give your characters a sense of the exotic, definitely include at least one accented character in their name. Bonus points if it either (a) doesn't actually affect the pronunciation in any way whatsoever, or (b) affects the pronunciation in a ridiculous way.

For Chirrut, we like to think of his last name as unit-vector-in-the-X-direction-mwe.

Jedha monk? I see what you did there. I'm glad someone else has noted the similarities between Jedha/Jedi/Cheddar.

You know, I have to say that Pete makes pretty cool characters.

I'm personally a fan of min-maxing. Not in a munchkin-y "I want to be the best and win" way, but I like making extreme characters. Having my character be "well-balanced" can get boring. Plus, inventing a backstory for your min-maxed character and roleplaying them correctly can also be a fun challenge.

One of my favourite min-max examples is the Blackguard I made with Wisdom as his dump stat. He was very ideological, believed in his cause, and had high Intelligence which made him an expert tactician and high Charisma that made him an excellent leader. Plus he was a decent tank. But his Wisdom was so low that he frequently made bad judgement calls, liked rushing into battle a little too much and had a habit of getting the attention of the local authorities. He frequently had to be talked down by the high-Wisdom party members. It was also a good way to explore the whole Wisdom vs Intelligence thing.

He was a lot of fun.

As I imagine Chirrut Îmwe will be as well.

— aurilee

It's a Touhou shooter! See the shots graze the monk, overlapping his clothes but missing the target dot in the middle. Watch the pretty patterns of the incoming fire, and realize that the prettier the deadlier. (I know that's a link target for the Touhou game wiki, this is how I learned that phrase.)

So Indiana Jones managed to puppet one villain with swords; this guy puppets two villains with blasters, and can move bodies in the way faster than a beam of energy... Ok, no different than Vader stopping shots with his hand, really.

Oh, wait, that doesn't exist in this universe. Did Vader stop shots with his hand? No, #1085 just has the shots miss. Darn.

(Ok, I just spent over an hour re-reading almost all of Episode V from 1085 through to the big reveal.)

So in this universe, aiming and shooting a blaster, and the blaster shot, is slow enough that you can move a body in the way, intercept two, and the shots never go through the first body into the second body. Heck, Indy had to use a sword to block a sword. This is just a case of... actually, what trope covers "the shot is stopped, doesn't go through, the battle is clean."?

EDIT: Bulletproof Human Shield.

— Keybounce


GM: All right Pete, combat round one, your turn.
[SFX]: Whack!
[SFX]: grab {Chirrut grabs a trooper by the arm...}
[SFX]: puppet! {... and uses him like a puppet to shield from blaster fire}
[SFX]: Pow!
[SFX]: puppet!
[SFX]: Pow!
[SFX]: Flying kick! {he finishes the last trooper off}
Chirrut: Chirrut Îmwe, Jedha monk, at your service.
{another squad of troopers arrives}
Clone Trooper: Hey guys, who needed extra blasters!?
[SFX]: Pow! Pow! Pow! Pow! Pow! Pow! {Baze shoots them all}
Chirrut: Dodge. 12. {Chirrut casually dodges one of Baze's shots}
Cassian: And who's this Rambo McBeefcake??
Chirrut: Oh, he's just my familiar.

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