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Episode 2195: Its Bark is Worse Than Its Bite


Trees are very useful pieces of scenery. They are tough and hard, and good for throwing people against. They can set a mood: light and happy like an elven forest, or dark and gloomy and spider-infested. Trees can be creepy and mysterious. The shadowy tree outside a window on a stormy night is always the stuff of nightmares. Or they can be resources for druidic magic and healing.

Think a bit more about the trees in your campaign and how they can be used in different ways.

Commentary by memnarch (who has not seen the movie)

Ok, so I was expecting the usual blaster bolt deflection, but a Force Push obviously works just as well to stop an attack. What would Force Stance even do if it's a real thing in-universe? If it was called something like Force Stability, that would sound like making a thing unmoveable. Force Stance? That feels like something that should be talked about on the dance floor.

And yeah, ditching your blaster would be the smart thing to do when fighting a Force user. You'd need something more physical that won't be deflected, like a flamethrower or explosives to fight one head on. Maybe a regular gun with bullets could work too. If they're deflected, great! Now there's a cloud of vaporized metal in their face, and I've read enough about arc flash type events to know that's an extremely dangerous condition. If they're not blocked, well that's the point of shooting someone to begin with.


Rey: You tasted Chewie’s blast, now have some of mine!
Kylo Ren: Remember when I said you were not a Jedi yet? Unless you’ve been trained by a Master in the last 24 hours, you’re still not.
Kylo Ren: Force Push! 17!
Rey: Force Stance! Damn, 4.
Kylo Ren: I throw Rey back into a tree!
[SFX]: whhoooosshh...
[SFX]: Slam!
GM: Rey takes <roll> 8 damage and is Stunned.
[SFX]: crunch! {Rey lands in the snow}
Rey: Ow.
Finn: I toss my gun aside and dash over to check her!
Rey: Why are you ditching your gun?!
Finn: Asks Miss “I’m a Jedi” who just aimed a gun at Kylo.

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Published: Tuesday, 23 August, 2022; 02:11:03 PDT.
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