If you need to instil a sense of urgency in a group of players, why not throw a massive military attack at them? Or perhaps at an allied location nearby? The nearby location has several advantages:
- not immediately producing a Total Party Kill,
- allowing them some chance to decide on tactics, and
- giving them the golden opportunity to wear the blame if they don't act quickly enough.
Commentary by memnarch (who has not seen the movie)
It's not quite the same urgency as a pair of random troopers, but suddenly seeing enemy ships fly overhead is never a good sign. I do wonder what dialogue I'm missing that would have a large squadron like this suddenly appear. Maybe Finn signaled the interrupting alien to send the First Order here before getting caught by Rey? And then... seeing the Cataclysm Beam in the sky changed his mind? It's not a perfect fit, but I can't see what else would work. Darth Kanata shouldn't be that interesting to warrant sending a group now, especially since he'd been hanging out here for some time.
The troop carriers look a little boring from this distance, but there's not much that can be done to spruce up a transport ship without making it into something else. I hope we get a close up shot of these soon; the new X-wing and TIE(?) fighters looked pretty cool. A lot of the enjoyment I've had of Star Wars is the crazy looking technology. Cataclysm Beams aside, it's all been just this side of plausible so far as well. Like the new-at-the-time CGI spaceships and robots in the prequel trilogy; those were so cool.
Commentary by Keybounce (who has not seen the movie)
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GM: BB-8 and Rey’s in-character discussion is interrupted by the screech of ships flying overhead.
Rey: We look up!
GM: PIE fighters and First Order troop carriers fly across the azure sky towards the bar.
BB-8: That can’t be good. We have to get back!
Rey: Yanni’s going to hate this.
BB-8: His newly recovered ship is in danger of being blown up before he can sabotage it and sell it?
Rey: More importantly, he’s never going to get that drink.