Choose Your Own Annotation!
If you are a player, turn to 1. If you are a GM, turn to 2.
1. Signal flares are very useful for signalling your position to a rescue party. Any well-equipped group of modern-day heroes should have some.
2. Signal flares are very useful for signalling your position to enemy forces. Any well-equipped group of modern-day heroes should be allowed, nay, gently encouraged, to carry some. ("You might end up getting lost. Signal flares are cheap.")
[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.]
There's an OSHA here?
Organized response to invaders, check.
Safety floors, err, grates, to keep you from falling forever down that infinite void, check.
Clearly this planet must be blown up. Just imagine how much this could infect the rest of the Empire.
Cassian: This platform is on fire. We should go down to the ground.
Bria: But we're closer! And the fire's like a signal flare!
Cassian: We also want R2 to destroy the tower. That we're on.
Cassian: Also we might find a ship on the ground since there are none up here.
Bria: Oh. All right. Fine. Let's start climbing down.
Cassian: Or we could take the elevator that I took to get up here.
Bria: There's an elevator?
GM: Not requiring maintenance workers to climb through trapped portals is part of Tàrkin's OH&S drive.