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Episode 2274: Finn Again’s Awake


If you want to resurrect a classic GM ploy from the golden days of roleplaying in the 1970s and '80s, write a whole adventure that simply serves as the lead-in to some elaborate pun.

Simply take the worst, most groan-inducing pun you can think of, and custom build a scenario that specifically leads up to the players at the climax of the adventure realising that they've played out convoluted circumstances of the pun.

And if your players don't kill you, you can try it again later!

Commentary by memnarch (who has not seen the movie)

Oh god dang it, I completely missed that pun last comic! Aaaaugh!

And aha! Finn gets to be awake now too! I suppose passing out in the snow is a fair bit more dangerous than just getting beaten up in it, so Finn's only getting up now and still has to be stuck in the half-an-astronaut suit thing. Or perhaps the extra time has been to actually avoid the need to cyborgify a person if the Resistance can help it. In spite of the comic, I do remember droids generally not being treated as full people except by the main characters in the movies, so maybe there's something carrying over to cyborg bits as well.

Finn's the trooper Pete, not Annie. Annie is also Leia, so she could have commented on things if she really wanted to. I doubt the bit at the beginning is all we'll see of her. Hey wait a minute. This is just another pun set-up for Jim, isn't it. Bad puns jokes flying all around indeed.


General Hux: Tell me we didn’t spend ten minutes listening to Sally duologue with herself just to set up that pun.
Snoke: No, there’s important story stuff in there!
Rey: That just makes it worse.
BB-8: Can we cut to another scene now?
Snoke: One second, I want to set that up.
Kylo Ren: I do have some good news.
Snoke: Do tell.
Kylo Ren: The mole we planted in the Resistance. We thought he was dead, but we’ve recovered contact. He’s still a little confused, admittedly.
GM: The Resistance cruiser Raddus flees through hyperspace. Finn wakes up in a medbay recovery bed.
Finn: Wha?! Where am I?
Finn: I get up and try to find someone.
Allan: Finn! Good to see you active again. You’ve been such a deep sleeper.
Rey: Annie’s a trooper. I wouldn’t have been able to stay unconscious that long with all the bad jokes flying around.

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Published: Thursday, 23 February, 2023; 01:11:03 PST.
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