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Episode 1850: You and I Remember "Let it Rest" Very Differently

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If you're going to dig yourself into a hole, you may as well go all out and use a Mattock of the Titans.

Commentary by Keybounce (who has not seen the movie)

I'm not sure where to start on this one. I am laughing all the way through.

May I comment that the "I scope it out for anything I can steal" line wonderfully parallels the original "we search the room" from Episode I? Everything after that depends on the NPC hearing him say that line which was only said to the GM. So none of it should actually be happening.

And what do you know. Poe apparently knows what paper is, as does the storm trooper.

Commentary by memnarch (who has not seen the movie)

Hectic is definitely one way to put it. Off the rails would be another, though I do wonder how the GM didn't see the game turning out this way given how Annie's and Sally's characters were designed to be on the bad guy side.

It might be just the angle of the shot, but that golf ball thing (shield projector? external ammo dump?) looks like it's in the middle of the tower bit and the only ball on the tower. I'm really hoping that's just the result of the field of view and the new star destroyers look more like the older ones, otherwise that's probably going to catch my eyes every time they come into view. The new X-wing looked quite nice still and the manta ray shuttle was nice, but this is giving me second thoughts about the new ship designs.

And of course there's no paper, there's never any paper in Star Wars. And even in the semi-maybe-canon Invisible Hands where it does show up a couple times, it's banned so people shouldn't use it anyway much less things that would be used on paper. And what would a paperless clip do for escape in a star destroyer anyway? I wouldn't count it as an electronic lockpick any more than I'd count a regular rock, and a rock could at least be used to bash someone in the head during an escape.

I agree, it is fun. It's also something that could be treated as harmless chatter if the GM wants later, but letting Jim continue digging himself further in the hole he found and jumped in is kind of a tradition too. I'm looking forward to these bits coming back to bite him in the butt later.

Transcript

GM: It’s been a bit of a... hectic opening session. Looks like a good place to stop. I need to take stock for next week.
GM: Just briefly, the First Order troops take Poe up to Kylo Ren’s star destroyer in orbit.
GM: They escort you through the hangar deck.
Poe: Cool! I scope it out for anything I can steal.
Trooper: I heard you were joining the First Order.
Poe: I mean like paper clips or something. You know, the usual stuff.
Trooper: No paper here, chum.
Poe: I hear they’re good for picking locks. Not that I’d try to escape or anything.
Poe: I mean, if I was going to betray you and escape, I wouldn’t be telling you about it, would I?
Poe: Unless it’s a double bluff. Because you don’t really know if you can trust me.
BB-8: If we’ve stopped playing, why don’t you stop him talking?
GM: This is too much fun.
Poe: You know I’m a pilot? I could probably escape in one of those fighters!


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Published: Tuesday, 09 June, 2020; 03:11:17 PDT.
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