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Episode 2174: I Do My Little Turn on the Catwalk


Once you've established something in your fictional game universe, you should keep it consistent. No matter how silly it starts to look in the future.

In fact, keeping in-universe consistency in the face of blatant silliness is one of the hallmarks of good fiction!

Well. Fiction, anyway.

Commentary by memnarch (who has not seen the movie)

There's the troopers. I'd be surprised that none of them are simply shooting at Mr. No-name, but taking the initiative like that has never seemed like a valued skill for any of the Star Wars troopers. And with the panel of them all aiming their blasters, I think we can safely say that Han actually shouted something out in the movie. Why that happened is something I don't think I have any way of guessing. There's too many contradictory things shown here, like this possibly being a part of the weapon system, but still having a catwalk going out to where a giant plasma beam would be going through.

I'd have said this is probably the worst example of bad safety design in Star Wars to date, but then I remembered the giant planet killing laser beam next to an operator's station back in Episode IV. You can even see that the railing just stops about 10 meters out from the edge, so it's not like the designers forgot the concept when they put in this bridge to who-knows-where.

At least Chewbacca looks reasonably out of the way here, and that might even be a ladder behind him. I'd estimate he's got a 75% chance of getting out of here at this point with that available. Mr. No-Name is definitely gonna end up dead from Kylo though. The real question there though is whether it's going to be a capture, torture, kill later sort of thing, or if No-Name is going to say something that pisses Kylo off enough to have No-Name simply get Force Pushed over the edge. It probably wouldn't take much of an insult to get that to happen either given the temper tantrums earlier in the movie.


Kylo Ren: I stop and pause dramatically.
GM: Troopers on multiple levels observe the encounter and ready their weapons.
Kylo Ren: I turn around.
Kylo Ren: “Han Solo”. I’ve been waiting for this day for a long time.
(No Name): You have?
(No Name): I walk out onto the catwalk.
Chewbacca: Be careful.
(No Name): Relax. There are railings.
GM: Actually, on this particular one, there aren’t.
Chewbacca: There are railings everywhere except the most dangerous place to fall from?
GM: I wouldn’t want to disappoint you.

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Published: Tuesday, 05 July, 2022; 02:11:04 PDT.
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