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Episode 2457: It Is Time for Us All to Decide Who We Are


Running games can be mentally exhausting. After a session your GM is probably tired and drained. Show some appreciation: Tell them what a great time you had and how you really the liked the bit when <thing happened>.

They may be too tired to show it, but you just made your GM's day.

Commentary by memnarch (who has not seen the movie)

I forgot how weirdly red Snoke's throne room is. Yeah, red is the classic Star Wars Team Bad Guy color, but this isn't just a highlight somewhere or even a wall with highlights of its own. This is a straight-up full gradient in a giant half-a-clam shell. And those are some really poor guard placements as well. Anyone showing up in the room has an unobstructed view of Snoke and the rest of the place. Does Snoke just want guards as decorations? They might as well be statues for where they're located.

So where do we go from here? Assuming Snoke-Sally's previous instructions are still remembered, Kylo's going to be berated again for not simply killing Rey. And then something's gotta happen to keep Rey from being killed if for no other reason than I already know she's in movie number nine as well. Raddus deployment/crash causing too much confusion perhaps? With the tower lacking an outside view like the Emperor's throne room, they're unlikely to have much warning that there's a collision about to occur. A random torture session would be possible except for the bit where this is completely the wrong way to set it up. This could also just be a gloating session before Rey is tossed in a cell somewhere to be handled after the Resistance is crushed, though that also feels unlikely to happen.


GM: The lift stops. The door opens behind Rey.
Rey: I turn around.
GM: Snoke’s cavernous audience chamber looms before you, in sinister shades of red and black. Red-draped guards armed with vibro-voulges stand at attention either side.
Rey: “Vibro-voulges”? Really? Have you learnt nothing about naming high tech weapons?
Kylo Ren: I escort Rey in.
GM: All right Sally, you’re up for Snoke too.
Snoke: Actually, can we do this next session? I have some thoughts about Snoke that I want to check with you first.
GM: Mmm, yeah. I suppose it’s getting late. Shall we call it a night?
Poe: Yeah, I have some thoughts about my heroic sacrifice as well.
GM: And you want to check with me first? Okay, now I really do need time for my brain to recover.

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Published: Thursday, 25 April, 2024; 02:11:01 PDT.
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