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Episode 2196: A Side-Splitting Retort

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If you're running an intrigue game, with different sides and loyalties, and potential betrayals and spies, it can be useful to draw a diagram to show the relationships between all of the various factions, their agents, and anyone else involved.

We'd recommend some highly flexible diagramming software like Visio, but if you're playing correctly then these diagrams are too complex to represent in two dimensions.

Commentary by memnarch (who has not seen the movie)

Con save to unstun, makes sense. Constitution is like the catch-all for saving to remove status effects, isn't it.

And yeah, Finn is totally being a traitor-pants here. And thinking about it, he's been a traitor to just about everyone in the movie so far. I wonder how much of this Annie had planned out as a possibility waaaay at the start. The GM did say it'd be difficult for the rest of the players to trust her, and planning on betraying everybody at some point would be extremely difficult.

Finn is not a Force User in the slightest, so I give him roughly 4 comics before he loses a limb. Otherwise, it'd be a shame if Sally's last line went to waste. The bigger question is how Finn and Rey are going to be saved in the end. I'm pretty sure none of these people are going to end up dying here, so something is going to need to stop the fight without giving one side the opportunity to kill the other. Maybe Chewbacca finds them in the Falcon and chases Kylo off? Allan and BB-8 could work just as well too for aerial support.

Hm. I'm not sure if the blue lightsaber would make Finn glow a darker blue, but it's a neat effect all the same.

Transcript

GM: Pete, Constitution roll.
[SFX]: whmmmm...
Rey: 7.
GM: Rey is unresponsive.
Kylo Ren: You traitor!
Finn: What do you mean? Aren’t we were all on the same side?!
[SFX]: whmmmm...
Kylo Ren: Is that what she told you? She got you working for the Resistance while thinking you were still working for us?
Kylo Ren: That’s even worse than treachery. That’s just pathetic.
Finn: Maybe I’m on the right side after all. I’ve got a few things to say to you about my buddy, Gil.
Kylo Ren: Who? You’re concerned about someone so insignificant that I’ve forgotten what I even did to them.
Kylo Ren: The same way I’ll forget you tomorrow.
Finn: Let’s see if you forget this!
[SFX]: Whooom!! {Finn turns on his laser sword}
[SFX]: Whooom... {Kylo raises his}
Kylo Ren: Cutting off your own hand would make this encounter more memorable.


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