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Episode 1459: When One Door Closes, Another Door Closes


"Inept fumbling" is a good phrase to keep handy for your descriptions whenever someone rolls a critical failure. In fact, you should keep a menu of similar phrases to pepper your descriptions with. Use this handy table!

Roll 2d12:

First rollSecond roll
  1. Artless
  2. Awkward
  3. Bumbling
  4. Butterfingered
  5. Clumsy
  6. Crude
  7. Ill-conceived
  8. Inept
  9. Lump-headed
  10. Maladroit
  11. Oafish
  12. Ungainly
  1. Blunder
  2. Botch job
  3. Cock-up
  4. Faux pas
  5. Floundering
  6. Fumbling
  7. Goof
  8. Incompetence
  9. Miscalculation
  10. Mismanagement
  11. Screw up
  12. Slopwork


Han: Is it my turn to roll some dice yet?
GM: Sure, roll for Hotwiring.
Han: Hooray, finally!
[SFX]: roll
Han: 1! Oh.
GM: Your inept fumbling causes the auxiliary blast door to close as well.
[SFX]: sshhwooom...
Leia: Okay, I see why you never use Hotwiring yourself.
R2-D2: I like that they didn't close the blast door to keep enemy forces out in the first place.
C-3PO: They were saving it for inept hotwiring attempts.
Trooper: Surrender! I'm firing a warning shot.
[SFX]: Pow!
GM: <roll> Oh. Princess, you're hit in the <roll>... arm.
Trooper: Sorry! I missed!

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