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Episode 2383: You’ve Got To Know What You’re Holding, Know What You’re Faulting


... And the more bizarre the plans your players come up with, the more epic it will be when they recount those stories after the game.

Commentary by memnarch (who has not seen the movie)

Oh wow. That question of Jim's actually had a purpose. I'm seriously impressed by Jim's ability to fast-talk here. Seriously, the GM didn't say anything about how they were locked in, then accidently made it more plausible to open the door trying to keep the PCs in place! When Ben/Rose said they should "creatively interpret" a way out, Jim jumping in and immediately getting the door open the very next comic was not something I saw as possible.

This has been a heck of a wild ride for Finn and Rose. They show up on a planet for gambling, and notice some mistreated people. Get caught for some reason or another and thrown in jail. The jail cell happens to have someone in there that breaks out within 12 seconds of getting out of bed. And we're still not done! The door might be open, but everyone sans BB-8 are still inside.

So now are we off to meet up with the rest of the group "DJ" belongs to? Recruiting from an oppressed group for more Resistance members seems plausible, even if the timing in the movie feels off. And forgetting that Finn was all kinds of suspicious when he first met up with Rose. And that there'd really be no reason to join up at the moment with the Resistance consisting mainly of exploded ships.


Is it weird that I think that a foil chocolate wrapper is the least plausible Star Wars in-universe item that still exists out of those things DJ mentions?


DJ: We’re not naked. And you just used your radio.
DJ: Ergo: the guards didn’t search us before throwing us in this cell.
DJ: I could easily have a thermal detonator in my coat.
GM: No, you couldn’t.
DJ: Yes, I could.
GM: No, you couldn’t. Mind tricks definitely don’t work on me.
DJ: Would you believe a SoroSuub F-187 fusioncutter?
GM: I find that pretty unlikely.
DJ: How about a foil chocolate wrapper?
GM: Uh, sure. Go wild.
DJ: Right! I use the foil to short circuit the electronic lock and open the cell door!
GM: I didn’t say it was electronic. It’s... an optical lock circuit.
DJ: Even better! The wrapper reflects the beam back into the sensor and opens the door!
[SFX]: klik
[SFX]: tssshk...
DJ: Quod erat demonstrandum.
GM: Curses! Foiled again.

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