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Episode 2301: Agora Phobia


The chase scene is a classic in stories. Especially movies and TV where they can be visually intricate and interesting. Some roleplaying games have explicit and detailed rules for chases (like the James Bond 007 Roleplaying Game), some have relatively simple rules (Dungeons & Dragons), while others don't address the issue at all and you need to rely on on-the-spot rulings.

But it is always exciting to throw one in. When you do, make sure to lean into all the usual chase scene tropes!

Commentary by memnarch (who has not seen the movie)

I don't think the Resistance will need to worry much about a mole at the moment; he's probably still rattled by the explosion. A sub-lightspeed chase probably won't be effective at escaping, but it'll definitely limit the damage Edgar/Allan/Poe can do with giving away their position again. And because I don't get the titles with the comics, I have to say now (instead of in the previous comic) that I'm now somewhat doubting that Poe is a Star Wars name. While it's probably just a coincidence getting played off of, this is almost too perfect a joke set-up for the poet reference.

Mandalorian oranges? Bilbousa Bazaar is probably a reference to the Disney+ show then. Probably. Some Star Wars places and people are very bizarre, so much so that one could probably play a game of "Star Wars or Medication" with the names.


Leia: Damn! We need to get the hell out of here!
Leia: Admiral Ackbar! Top speed!
Admiral Ackbar: Lightspeed? What about the First Order’s intrapair communication with their mole?
Leia: Sub-light! Dodge around some planets! Throw them off!
Edgar: A high-speed chase, yeah!
Rey: Planets are too far apart to be effective obstructions.
Edgar: If you fly fast enough, Lorentz contraction will make them seem dangerously close together.
Rey: Hmmm.
BB-8: Awesome! Fly through a space souk and scatter a cart of Mandalorian oranges!
Edgar: Like that time at the Bilbousa Bazaar!
GM: Oh, I think this is bizarre enough already.

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Published: Thursday, 27 April, 2023; 02:11:05 PDT.
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