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Episode 1657: Detonation Unknown


It could also get hot when they open the door and the tropical heat and humidity hit them. If you've ever gotten off a plane directly onto the tarmac in Singapore, you know what I mean. (Yes, I did that once. It was what the metaphor "like walking into a sauna" was invented for.)

If PCs in your game are travelling in a sealed vessel like a plane or spaceship, occasionally have the environment when they open the door be a serious shock to the system. Besides hot and humid, there's also Arctic level cold, torrential rain, ridiculous dry heat, and gale force winds that you can throw at them. Maybe even a giant sandstorm.

[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 amazing how they got a screenshot of Bria's actress making a Han-like face. This leads me to believe Jim's face looks like that a lot too.

Also, I'm very much looking forward to the upcoming K-2 and Chirrut fight sequences which I assume will be happening soon.

— aurilee

They just shipped sand off of the desert planet recently. Yet these palm trees look like they've been growing for decades.

And that gigantic skyscraper. It looks like it was built for tourists. The sort of thing that you might see on a man-made island off of the Arab Emirates. The sort of thing that says, "Look at us; we can alter the Earth's terrain as much as Alexander the Great did. Look at how far we've come in (insert a sufficiently large number of years here)".

It's times like this that I realize that Darth & Droids is missing just one thing. A pair of NPCs that are always being reassigned to wherever the players are going to show up next. You know, either constantly being demoted to less and less dangerous and threatening locations, or getting promoted to whatever the next location happens to be, or something; just so that we can hear them complain about, "Oh no, it's them again".

— Keybounce

EDIT: Readers have pointed out that this is also similar to another pair of characters from a series of Star Wars comics. Or even that this is in fact the role of two other somewhat well known characters. And the whole concept is so common that it even has a trope.


Imperial Flight Controller: {over radio} Proceed to landing pad 9. Welcome to Scarif Tower, the tallest building on the planet.
Cassian: We should brief our troops.
Bria: Right, listen up! Here's the plan.
Bria: We're raiding this data facility to find information about Kamino, so we can work out where we are.
Chirrut: While we're here we could also get the Peace Moon plans.
Bria: Sure, that too. So, we go in guns blazing!
K-2SO: Yeah!
Cassian: This is a top security Imperial facility. Trust me, this could get hot really fast.
K-2SO: It'll get even hotter when I blast it!
Cassian: No, I mean we should be careful.
Bodhi: {appearing from cockpit} We've landed. What's the plan?
Bria: We're still sorting out the fine details.
Bodhi: Well, there's an inspection team coming.
Bria: We better decide fast! So... blazing or blasting?

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Published: Sunday, 27 May, 2018; 03:11:01 PDT.
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