Originally Posted by Felhammer
1. Everyone gets to go.
2. The force's effectiveness depends on the plot. However, in this case, I think I'm going to have to say no, you can't use the Force in that way. The group initiative screws it up because obviously the King would like to react to the force user manipulating his levers. In a normal game, we would have kel turn the light bridge off but then maybe the King goes next and flips it back on, thus creating a more dynamic and interesting fight. With group initiative, Kel pulls the switch, everyone goes, then the king reacts. Not exactly the same level of fun there.
Of course, this fight isn't exactly fun either at the moment...
Ok, you can use the force to move 1 lever. After your actions, the King has a 50/50 shot of yanking the lever back.
It was a hypothetical question in that Kel doesn't _have_ to flip the switch; if he can use the Force through the forcefield, tactically it'd make more sense just to thrash the enemies while the shield is up (so they can't get through it to get at us). That'll force the king to lower the shield to give his guys a chance, then everyone else can pepper them with blaster bolts once the shield drops. Later, we'll still be able to use the shield as a bridge without having to overload it.
Just a thought...
Edit: Hah, right, just like he did in the latest IC post :p That'll learn me to post without reading both threads first. :)