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Episode 2462: Experience a Coup Above


Steam power is cool. Well, it's hot, really, but you know what we mean.

Steampunk is an awesome genre of science fiction that makes a fantastic setting for a roleplaying game. There are several commercial games that use the genre, including (but not limited to): Space: 1889, arguably Spelljammer, Castle Falkenstein, Deadlands, Tephra, Iron Kingdoms.

Maybe check some out some time!

Commentary by memnarch (who has not seen the movie)

Okay, so the mutiny was actually a thing, and just a straight "this is our ship now" kind to boot. Otherwise, there's little point to the officers trying to take the ship back if Poe, Connix, and the rest are just trying to leave. Three officers plus maybe some others isn't going to be enough to run the ship, I think. Even with the Raddus being a much higher tech vessel than a wooden sailing ship and having some level of automation, that just means there's so much more that needs doing for repairs and such!

.....Okay, that's just silly talk. This is Star Wars. Unless it's a rundown ship like the Millennium Falcon, most repairs are going to be single person fixable or going to be of the "get a whole new ship" variety. Along with a new crew.


Poe: Reroute power to the hyperdrive!
GM: Lights go off on the hangar deck.
[SFX]: Beeeeoooo... {lights go off on the hangar deck}
Larma D’Acy: If I ever want to see my wife again, it’s time for action, Admiral.
Admiral Holdo: Oy! You lot!
Admiral Holdo: I kick open a steam pipe for distraction and cover.
[SFX]: boot!
[SFX]: psssshhhh!
Rey: Why is there a steam pipe on a space cruiser?
Admiral Holdo: All the coffee makers need steam for the milk frothers.
[SFX]: Pow! {Holdo fires a stun pistol through the steam}
[SFX]: pow! pow! {Poe watches the ensuing firefight on a monitor}
Poe: Connix! Flat whites for everyone! Stat! Before that steam pressure drops!
[SFX]: pow! {from Poe's monitor}
Kaydel Ko Connix: I’m just going to seal the bridge first.
[SFX]: klik
Poe: Why?
Kaydel Ko Connix: To keep that wonderful coffee aroma in.
[SFX]: sssshhhh......uuuutttt! {the bridge blast doors seal shut}
Poe: Good thinking!

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Published: Tuesday, 07 May, 2024; 02:11:03 PDT.
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