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Episode 2311: The Kind of Eyes That Hypnotise Me Through


Campfire scenes can be a way to unwind and unpack from a busy day of adventuring. This is part of the day that is often skipped over when playing a game. But it can be a good chance for a bit of character roleplaying as the heroes discuss the events of the day and life in general.

It's also a great way to lull players into a false sense of security as enemies lie in wait in the darkness just beyond the light of the campfire...

Commentary by memnarch (who has not seen the movie)

I guess this would mean that the porgs' eyes are bigger than Chewbacca's stomach? It's nice to see Chewie again. Also funny to think that this could be how the writers/director thought to add a bit of levity to the movie with the sci-fi island equivalent of pigeons. Even if it's a morbid sort of humor where the porgs realize Chewie's eating another porg. Ornamental wildlife indeed. They're pretty cute for being a hamster-bird mashup though!

Hmmm. I don't think this would be the first Star Wars scene to only have non-human speech, but unless we cut to somewhere else in the next comic due to this being just a brief scene, I think this'll change soon. I bet Luke has snuck out of that rock hut he's been living in to come and chat for a bit. About what, I can't precisely guess, but Leia and Han probably would come up as a subject. I'd briefly considered grand-theft Falcon, but remembered the books in the tree stump. They're probably kept there for some reason besides "cool place" with the close-up they got, so that'd prevent Luke from just abandoning the island without some extra exposition of moving them I won't get in the comic.


Chewbacca: While Rey sleeps, I keep watch by the Falcon.
Chewbacca: I’ll roast some of the native birds for my dinner.
GM: Porgs. They smell delicious as the Maillard reaction sends aromatic pyrazines wafting to your nostrils.
GM: It’s so enticing that several other porgs wait nearby, looking for handouts.
[SFX]: honk honk
Chewbacca: These are your brethren. Cannibalism is unbecoming for ornamental wildlife.
Chewbacca: Begone!
[SFX]: honk! honk! honk!
GM: One fledgling remains, desperate for sustenance.
Chewbacca: O, Caligulan nature! Red in tooth and claw; caring not a whit for enlightened philosophical considerations!
Chewbacca: I want no part of this moral abhorrence. And yet, your pitiful eyes task me...
[SFX]: honk
Chewbacca: Fine. But don’t come running to me when you develop mad porg disease.

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Published: Sunday, 21 May, 2023; 02:11:09 PDT.
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