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Episode 2032: Some of Them Want to Eschew a Boost

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Nobody ever said a Chosen One had to be just one.Especially for a roleplaying adventure with multiple players - you can always have a chosen few, or a group. Maybe even a chosen race - perhaps all elves are "chosen" in some way and will be collectively responsible for overcoming the Forces of Darkness.

Or something. The point is to take a well-known staple of fiction and twist it a bit by thinking outside the box. Then apply to your games, and your players will wonder where you came up with such crazy ideas.

Commentary by memnarch (who has not seen the movie)

Someone chose again? Who's this someone, and can they be stopped from choosing more in the future? Rey's doomed in the meta-sense of course; once chosen by The Call, there's little that can be done to refuse it. About the only way to get out of The Call's path would be to find someone who fits the prophecy just as well and foist it off onto them instead. Another reason to find Luke perhaps?

And that's also a good point by Kanata/Sally; the direction of the imbalance isn't specified. Or if it's a complete and total upset versus a slight inclination towards good or evil. Before Episode I's events, the Force was heavily weighted towards good with a bunch of Jedi existing and little or no Sith around, right. Would completely destroying both good and evil also count as yet another outcome? I don't see that actually happening in comic or the movie, but it's amusing to think of someone trying to destroy the Force itself to stop more of these prophecies by removing good and evil from the Force balance scales.

R2-D2 was rather Evil, or at least evil leaning Neutral favoring only themself and the party. Chirrut, I never got a sense of where he was except for the usual "support the party" trait that Pete seems to favor, so that's probably a solid Neutral. Maybe Rey will end up being a Good character to round things off? Nothing stops a Good character from being mean or being tough after all, and Pete could definitely play up those traits while becoming great; especially if Kylo Ren, Snoke, or other miscellaneous bad guys continue trying to kill Rey.

Commentary by Keybounce (who has not seen the movie)

[Keybounce's comments will appear here when received.]

Transcript

BB-8: Wait. There was a Chosen One, but Rey is Another Chosen One?
Darth Kanata: Someone chose again.
Rey: What if I don’t want to be the Chosen One?
Rey: I don’t want my greatness handed to me on a plate. I want to struggle and persevere and become great through my own hard-won efforts.
Darth Kanata: You can still do that as a Chosen One. Nobody said it’d be easy.
Darth Kanata: And you can still fail to be great. It’s just that the consequences are so much bigger.
Darth Kanata: “Restoring imbalance” to the Force may mean reinstating good. Or... it could be the ultimate triumph of evil.
Rey: Now you’re just trying to tempt me.


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