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    That face is just perfect.
    That mixture of utter confusion and shock as Pete realizes he messed up.

    Also, that was Plan Z that just went up in smoke...
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    Usually I don't the mind the Comic Irregulars' changes to the story. This one, I don't like.
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    Yeah, this particular scene is not so much "dramatic" as it is "Pete overlooks a small detail again that leads to trouble", more of a comedic page.

    It's definitely in-character for Pete, but sometimes "in-character" conflicts with "dramatic for the story".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    It's been a while since a Darths and Droids strio made me laugh like that.

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    It's been a while since I saw it. Was there a movie line like "I am One with the Force. The Force is with me!"?

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    Yes that is the heart of the scene.
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    It is Chirrut's mantra


    The link contains minor spoilers for the rest of the scene, Keybounce.
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    I am not clicking the links, the spoilers are not one with me.

    I am not clicking the links, the spoilers are not one with me.

    (tee hee)
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    Quote Originally Posted by keybounce View Post
    I am not clicking the links, the spoilers are not one with me.

    I am not clicking the links, the spoilers are not one with me.

    (tee hee)
    I applaud your dedication to the cause of bringing the rest of us slightly more entertainment from Darths And Droids strips.
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    I assume that Pete had something that made him immune to critical hits. That seems like a Pete thing to do.
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    I really like that the DM tries to save Pete there.
    Unfortunate that Pete's brilliant build works against him there.
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    Live by the Min/Max, Die by the Min/Max.

    Get into what looks like the only situation Dodge doesn't apply, and everything else stems from the Min/Max. No armor, trade hit points for something else, deliberately gimp everybody else's ability to apply first aid to grab that little bit more power.

    This may be the most Pete thing so far in the comic.

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    So, any guesses how long Baze lasts? I know the movie answer, but the strip is something else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar Demonblud View Post
    So, any guesses how long Baze lasts? I know the movie answer, but the strip is something else.
    Well, it can't be long. He's about to die of a broken familiar link. Unless the GM gives Pete a break and lets him take over Baze for a bit.

    By the way, I genuinely don't know. It's been long enough since I saw the movie that I don't actually remember this bit.

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    Baze runs up to Chirrut, who tells him not to be sad. Baze then starts praying "The Force is with me; I am One with the Force" while taking out all the remaining Death Troopers, dying in the process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Campbell
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    I think this platform was the only thing in the movie that made me go "oh come on".

    Such a cheat...
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    I think this platform was the only thing in the movie that made me go "oh come on".

    Such a cheat...
    You thought Cassian should have suffered the same ignominious death as Palpatine?
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    You thought Cassian should have suffered the same ignominious death as Palpatine?
    No, Ithought that if you were going to throw your protagonists down a botoomless pit and catch them later (first why?) then you should show what it is that will catch them.

    Also Cassian can't spontaneously explode mid-air so he can't die like Palps anyway.
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    I'm still trying to understand ... this is a *water* planet, how they got such a deep shaft in the first place.
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    I'm still trying to understand ... this is a *water* planet, how they got such a deep shaft in the first place.
    They probably put it in the big tower.
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    I'm still trying to understand ... this is a *water* planet, how they got such a deep shaft in the first place.
    In the comic? The GM may not have thought it through.

    In the film? Those islands are natural features of the planet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    In the film? Those islands are natural features of the planet.
    Still, Ocean + Sand = high water tables,

    which means after digging a short distance, they'd run into waterlogged sand and clay (etc), which means they probably had specialized equipment to hold back and remove the sand and water and mud as they dug.

    Of course, it's definitely within the capacity of a government that can build the Death Star, but they probably had to ship a ton of specialized equipment and pre-manufactured building parts there.

    ...I suppose they could've delivered the building fully built and water-proof, and the building had a drill-thing on the bottom that just sunk further and further into the island as it ran.
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    If they used any kind of energy bore to dig the hole, the sides would've been melted and fused, probably into something that resembles high-silica basalt (can't remember the technical term--is there a dwarf in the audience?). Bingo, a nice thick crust of stone between you and the water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5a Violista View Post
    Still, Ocean + Sand = high water tables,
    There may be rock and all the usual stuff making the island the Citadel is built on. I does not have to be just sand.
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    I think this part of the movie may actually represent the Comic Irregulars spending less time thinking about something than the people who made the movie. In the movie, the planet is just a homogeneous mix of shallow seas and short islands. In the comic the empire created the planet whole-sale by exporting all the water from Kamino to serve as a new planet to put their nefarious data archive on.
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    I mean, they are in a tower. Who's to say they didn't just go up a few floors and the bottom of the shaft is the ground floor?

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    That's a good point; didn't they have to go up to the top of the tower to get to this data room?

    Alright, so you've just got a really tall tower, with a giant hole in the middle, with see-through grates that you can fall onto, with no safety rails, but at least a glass wall.

    ... and a hand-operated data loading mechanism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keybounce View Post
    That's a good point; didn't they have to go up to the top of the tower to get to this data room?

    Alright, so you've just got a really tall tower, with a giant hole in the middle, with see-through grates that you can fall onto, with no safety rails, but at least a glass wall.

    ... and a hand-operated data loading mechanism.
    There was probably a way to automate the loading mechanism. Too bad they left their walking computer outside the vault so they had nobody to operate it.

    (That said, this is one of the places where the movie felt a little weak. I think the last 50 strips took about 5 minutes in the movie. It is kinda intense and, well, seeing a rocket hit a walker and leave no mark is pretty awesome.)
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    I feel bad for any employee that accidentally drops a data crystal down the shaft. I have a feeling it's not like a crane game and the idea is to drop the prize down a hole to retrieve it.

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