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Episode 1691: Home Nand Hosed


Never have an NPC just follow orders and do something quietly in the background and then when the players expect it to be done, it's done. The NPC has just as much chance of having something interesting happen along the way as any PC.

Complications! They make life fun!

[Reminder: Our guest commentators have not seen Rogue One. Part of the fun is seeing how their untainted impressions re-interpret the movie through the lens of our comic.]

[aurilee has been too busy to write her past few commentaries. They will be added retroactively when she gets time.]

— aurilee

I seem to be completely unable to understand the movie at this point, completely unable to continue my suspension of disbelief.

At this point, the ship should be a war zone. If the war has stopped, it is because there are no more troops to defend this highly secure facility. Even worse, a trooper gets the drop on one of our party. They should be shot dead. There is no valid reason for the trooper to sit there and not pull that trigger.

I simply cannot come up with any possible way that this sequence of screenshots could have any sort of valid, in-movie sequence. If anything, the area of ground that the ship is on should be getting orbitally bombarded by now.

The only way that they should not be being swarmed by Imperials at this point is if the Rebels actually managed to completely overwhelm the Imperials. That would mean that it is now a Rebel-controlled strong point, with the Imperial Air Force defeated, Imperial defensive satellites taken out, and all Imperial troops out.

If that was the case, it would no longer being "let's blow this thing up", it would be "let's prevent anyone else from blowing this up".

In fact, there is no sign of the Rebel ships that made it through the gate. While they may have given a boost to the PC party, they are now gone. So for that matter, why aren't the Imperial forces strafing this area from the air?

— Keybounce


Bodhi: Jav, Tonc, we're gonna fill 'er up with fuel.
GM: Bodhi runs the fuel hose over to the pump, but <roll>...
GM: ... it snags on a cargo drum.
Bodhi: Great Scott!
Clone Trooper: Afternoon, Mr Pilot. What's with the hose?
Bodhi: Oh... just a little weather experiment.
Clone Trooper: What you got in that ship?
Bodhi: Oh no, don't go in there. There's some new specialised weather sensing equipment.
Clone Trooper: You got a permit for that?
Bodhi: Of course I do. Just a second, let's see if I could find it.
[SFX]: Pow! {trooper is shot by another Rebel}
Chirrut: Can't you just say he plugs the hose in?
GM: Evidence suggests: No.

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Published: Tuesday, 14 August, 2018; 03:11:02 PDT.
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