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Episode 2488: Hands On, Hands Off


Want to make your NPCs look impressive? Have them do stuff with ease. Something that another character would struggle to do? They achieve it without a second thought. No sign of strain, or even concentration.

If the PCs need to sweat over some action, but their opponent does the same thing casually with the flick of a finger, that really sets the scene that they are insanely competent and powerful.

For bonus points, have the opponent do it with their little finger.

Commentary by memnarch (who has not seen the movie)

Okay, never mind on Rey being recaptured; clearly the simple solution of just Force Pushing into the floor is allowed since it makes Team Good Guy's lives harder. I'd thought we might be on the upswing for things starting to get a little better, but perhaps that needs to wait until the Raddus-Supremacy meet-up happens. Or maybe all the way to Crait; it's hard to judge just how long these comic Episodes can run for and where the climax is.

So do we get Rey sans a hand soon? Unpleasant though it may be, it would be an excellent excuse to remove Rey from this particular scene and allow for an escape. Even with the instant cauterization that a lightsaber provides, I don't see any ugly looking prosthetics around. A missing/replaced limb doesn't even make a person look bad. You'd need something that's a cross between one of those Rebellion medical droids and movie Sauron's helmet to really affect their appearance. Otherwise you just get another Luke-a-like, and he doesn't look too shabby even with the old shabby cloak.


Rey: I charge and try to cut Snoke down!
Snoke: I Force Push her away. With one finger. 18.
GM: Rey slams to the floor. <roll>
[SFX]: slam!
GM: Take a point of damage. Kylo’s sword <roll>...
GM: ... clatters to a stop next to him.
[SFX]: clatter...
Snoke: So the Dark Side is rejecting you...
Snoke: You’re clearly just too pretty.
Snoke: I Force Push Rey to her knees, and turn her to face Kylo. 17.
Rey: Force Resistance! Ugh. 3.
GM: You struggle but can’t break Snoke’s hold.
Snoke: Ren. Remove one of her hands. You can choose.
Kylo Ren: I grab my sword and stride over.
Rey: Kylo, listen... I hope I wasn’t out of line with that crack about you being unable to capture me.

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