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Episode 2125: The Snow Job

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GMs are generally a patient lot. Well, sometimes. Okay, not when players waste time by arguing about their plans when there's a cool encounter planned that they never seem to get to.

In conclusion, GMs have no patience at all.

Commentary by memnarch (who has not seen the movie)

Is the great idea to argue amongst yourselves until the GM fixes things? That seems to have worked well here, somehow. I wouldn't rely on that tactic though when there are a handful of players with characters that won't die if you do nothing.

At the cliff edge, but not quite hanging over it. And the cockpit isn't even on the cliff edge side, so I guess no "staring over the cliff" shot for us then. I don't think the ramp is on that side either, so there's the possibility the characters in the movie might not even realize they nearly went over the edge unless the ship needs some outside repair work done.

Hmmmmmm. We never actually saw the Falcon getting repairs done to it after the damage it took leaving Tatooine, did we? Now I'm hoping that was just handwaved away off-screen (potentially like any damage to the ship here), otherwise there's a good chance that the ship isn't going to make it to the end of the movie at this rate.

Transcript

Chewbacca: I suggest we activate the repulsorlift antigrav field.
Zeppo: We’ve made a perfectly good landing.
Chewbacca: Technically it’s not a landing until we stop moving.
Zeppo: Details!
[SFX]: Sliiide!!
Finn: What if we lower the landing gear to increase friction?
Chewbacca: Or... activate the repulsorlift and hover above the snow.
Zeppo: Momentum will still carry us over the cliff.
Chewbacca: Hovering.
[SFX]: Crunch!!
Zeppo: If it’s a fixed distance above the ground, we’ll still fall and suffer catastrophic deceleration at the new hovering height.
Chewbacca: It could be at a fixed gravitational potential, in which case we’d be fine.
Finn: So which is it?!
{beat}
GM: You stopped, overhanging the edge of the cliff, 45 seconds ago.
Zeppo: Hang on a minute lads, I’ve got a great idea.


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Published: Sunday, 13 March, 2022; 03:00:14 PDT.
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