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Episode 2061: Double-Bluff or Nothing

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If players like to use deception and bluffing as a roleplaying technique for their characters, that's great! But don't forget that it inevitably leads to a huge and complex web of lies and deceit.

Give them plenty of spider silk...

Commentary by Keybounce (who has not seen the movie)

[Keybounce's comments will appear here when received.]

Commentary by memnarch (who has not seen the movie)

On the plus-side, the troopers think he's Zeppo. On the minus-side, the troopers think he's Zeppo. Jim probably should have put a bit more flavor into his bluff there. Or tried for a second bluff of the uniform getting too damaged to keep using safely. That's the problem with telling too big a lie like this of course; one needs to keep rolling bluff checks whenever things don't pan out just right and odds are one will fail eventually.

Unfortunately, it looks like it's just the trio now. Was Kanata sneaky enough to flee the scene or did he end up getting shot off-screen? He was an interesting character, even if half the lines were probably made up by Sally, so I hope we get a proper send off for him. Fortunately, the trio here doesn't seem to be getting shot immediately like the bar patrons. There's still a chance for an escape or rescue scene somehow, even if it's only going to be Finn in all likelihood what with YanniZeppo's death flag of a name. BB-8 and Rey in the Falcon for a daring rescue? Perhaps with Kanata as a gunner?

Hmmm. I wonder if we'll eventually see any other troopers without their helmets on. So far it's just been Finn in this movie as best I can tell, and as he doesn't look like a Jango clone, that opens the window for other people to be troopers as well. That would be pretty neat, though unlikely as part of the meta-point of the troopers is that they're all faceless mooks.

Transcript

Zeppo: I roll 19 for Bluff!
GM: Uh, okay...
Trooper 1: Well, Zeppo, you’re under arrest for ditching your uniform and joining these Resistance scum.
Trooper 2: I’ll take that plasma crossbow.
Chewbacca: I just got that back!
Trooper 1: And ooh, a scary laser sword. {takes it from Finn}
Finn: Be careful with that. It’s extremely dangerous.
Trooper 1: I didn’t know you looked that old under your armour, Zeppo.
Zeppo: It’s a stressful job.
Trooper 1: Tell me about it.


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Published: Thursday, 14 October, 2021; 02:11:02 PDT.
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