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Episode 2081: Meta Jacket Fool

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Breaking bad news to someone is a challenge. You can make it a roleplaying challenge by having it come up in a game. If the heroes witness some tragedy, or fail to save someone from a monster or whatever, then they now have the task of informing the victim's relatives. You can make this a minor quest. Perhaps after they deliver the news, the relative can let them in one some secret that changes the perspective of events, or provides another dangling quest hook.

Commentary by Keybounce (who has not seen the movie)

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Commentary by memnarch (who has not seen the movie)

Googie is a funny word. I think I would have said Retrofuture or possibly Raygun Gothic if I was in "Allan"/Jim's position, but that's only because I've never heard of Googie before. They're all great descriptors for an excellent style anyway.

Anyone betting on this twin situation being resolved before the next comic episode starts? I'm actually guessing this will end up like Comic-Episodes IV and V where Han and Chewie turn traitor in 4 then fess up to it in 5. "Allan" seems like the sort of thing the GM would come up with as a bonus XP source for Jim to try and achieve.

Transcript

Finn: Twin? What??
BB-8: Apparently this is Poe’s twin brother, Allan.
Allan: Allan Dameron, ace pilot, at your service!
Finn: Okay, but... I’m not Poe. This is his jacket, but I’m Finn.
Allan: Finn? I like that name. Very Googie.
Finn: I’m afraid I have some bad news for you then. Poe died escaping from the First Order.
Allan: Oh, that’s sad. Well, look on the bright side.
Finn: What’s that?
Allan: At least it wasn’t me!


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