Besides writing this comic, we are running the mezzacotta Puzzle Competition - an online competition with prizes for the best puzzle solving teams (up to 5 people). We release 26 puzzles over a week beginning Monday 10 October, and have just opened the site for team registration. This is similar to the CiSRA Puzzle Competition, which we also ran as part of our jobs from 2007 to 2013, but mezzacotta is a completely private competition. If you enjoy puzzles, please check it out, and mention it to anyone you know who likes puzzles.
Sometimes NPCs know a lot more than the players think they do. Quite a lot of the time, actually, when you really stop and think about it. So make sure and bamboozle them with mind-blowing knowledge sometimes. They can know stuff that the players believe nobody has any right to know.
And the good thing is, you never have to explain how they know it. Leaving it mysterious is much more fun than explaining it.
Nik Sant: And we know who you are. Leia.
Leia: What?! I mean, my name's... Princess.
Nik Sant: But let's not tell anyone, Delevar.
Delevar: If we do, she'll die.
Leia: Who the hell are you people?!
Nik Sant: Professionals.
Delevar: Have you looked at the sky recently? It's important. But don't forget the ground.
Han: Enough of this kookiness. This base isn't going to storm itself.
Chewbacca: He's right. There could be guards coming.
Leia: Right, but we're going to have a serious talk afterwards.