History WebComic / DarthsAndDroids

19th Nov '17 4:44:39 AM DaibhidC
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** The ''Rogue One'' campaign renames some of the characters after those in the ''Legends'' continuity, probably to preserve references made before ''Rogue One'' came out: Saw Garerra and Kyle Katarn become a single person, as do Jyn Erso and Bria Tharen. In addition, Bor Gullet (the telepathic octopus creature) is used as [[spoiler: Jabba the Hutt]].

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** The ''Rogue One'' campaign renames some of the characters after those in the ''Legends'' continuity, probably to preserve references made before ''Rogue One'' came out: Saw Garerra and Kyle Katarn become a single person, as do Jyn Erso and Bria Tharen. In addition, Bor Gullet (the telepathic octopus creature) is used as [[spoiler: Jabba the Hutt]]. And both Tivek and a random alien prisoner are [[spoiler: everyone's favourite shapeshifter, Wedge Antilles]].
16th Nov '17 6:20:20 PM MetaFour
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** Padmé, in a lampshaded case of CharacterDerailment, becomes obsessed with killing her opposition and blasting her trusted advisor, Sio Bibble, for having such a [[BeardOfEvil sinister-looking goatee]]

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** Padmé, in a lampshaded an InUniverse case of CharacterDerailment, becomes obsessed with killing her opposition and blasting her trusted advisor, Sio Bibble, for having such a [[BeardOfEvil sinister-looking goatee]]goatee]].



* TheLoad: The GM seems to be testing just how obstructive he can play Bria Tharen without the players calling him out. Bria pisses off the contacts she's supposed to meet up with, misses information because she follows Cassian's instructions too literally, wanders into the middle of firefights, and accidentally shoots her own teammates.
8th Nov '17 4:01:37 AM PaulA
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* ReadingTheStageDirectionsOutLoud: At one point, the GM passes Jim a note containing exposition for his character to deliver. He reads it all, including the bit saying, "Read this in a dramatic voice".
31st Oct '17 12:42:58 PM DaibhidC
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** The ''Rogue One'' campaign renames some of the characters after those in the ''Legends'' continuity, probably to preserve references made before ''Rogue One'' came out: Saw Garerra and Kyle Katarn become a single person, as do Jyn Erso and Bria Tharen.

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** The ''Rogue One'' campaign renames some of the characters after those in the ''Legends'' continuity, probably to preserve references made before ''Rogue One'' came out: Saw Garerra and Kyle Katarn become a single person, as do Jyn Erso and Bria Tharen. In addition, Bor Gullet (the telepathic octopus creature) is used as [[spoiler: Jabba the Hutt]].
10th Oct '17 9:57:36 AM DragonRanger
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* TheRealMan: Jim, initially playing Qui-Gon Jinn, then, after the death of Qui-Gon, Padmé Amidala. In Episode IV, his early characters (including Captain Antilles) wound up being {{Mauve Shirt}}s, until he settled in as "Han Solo".[[note]]The Creator/HarrisonFord character, though in the strip his and Greedo's names were switched until Jim shot first and stole the Solo identity. [[BlatantLies This in no way came back to bite him eventually.]][[/note]] Those "early characters" were apparently all in ''Rogue One'', starting with "Kyle Katarn" (Saw Guererra). He's a gung-ho, enthusiastic player, [[LeeroyJenkins often blindly rushing into danger]]. He's [[IdiotHero also prone to humorous misunderstandings of the setting, bizarre and obviously incorrect explanations,]] and creation of {{Plot Tumor}}s. His insane plan regarding the pod race must be [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0098.html seen]] to be believed (yet he's also pursuing a Ph.D. in geophysics; in Pete's words, he relaxes by doing things that let him turn his brain off and surprises other the players [[ObfuscatingStupidity when they realize that he's]] [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass not as stupid as his play style suggests]]).

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* TheRealMan: Jim, initially playing Qui-Gon Jinn, then, after the death of Qui-Gon, Padmé Amidala. In Episode IV, his early characters (including Captain Antilles) wound up being {{Mauve Shirt}}s, until he settled in as "Han Solo".[[note]]The Creator/HarrisonFord character, though in the strip his and Greedo's names were switched until Jim shot first and stole the Solo identity. [[BlatantLies This in no way came back to bite him eventually.]][[/note]] Those "early characters" were apparently all in ''Rogue One'', starting with "Kyle Katarn" (Saw Guererra).Gererra). He's a gung-ho, enthusiastic player, [[LeeroyJenkins often blindly rushing into danger]]. He's [[IdiotHero also prone to humorous misunderstandings of the setting, bizarre and obviously incorrect explanations,]] and creation of {{Plot Tumor}}s. His insane plan regarding the pod race must be [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0098.html seen]] to be believed (yet he's also pursuing a Ph.D. in geophysics; in Pete's words, he relaxes by doing things that let him turn his brain off and surprises other the players [[ObfuscatingStupidity when they realize that he's]] [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass not as stupid as his play style suggests]]).



* The {{Munchkin}}: Pete, playing R2-D2 in most campaigns and Chirrut Amwe in ''Rogue One''. He joined after Jim told him about the game and designed his character in advance using MinMaxing, resulting in a verbally-challenged non-humanoid robot with insane mechanic skills. For a short time, he filled in for the GM "due to some family emergency or whatever". His style of doing this seems to be...''[[{{Railroading}} dif]][[KillerGameMaster fer]][[MartyStu ent]]''. He has something of a soft spot for Sally, which makes a lot more sense once she sticks with C-3PO for Episode IV.

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* The {{Munchkin}}: Pete, playing R2-D2 in most campaigns and both Chirrut Amwe Îmwe and Baze Malbus in ''Rogue One''. He joined after Jim told him about the game and designed his character in advance using MinMaxing, resulting in a verbally-challenged non-humanoid robot with insane mechanic skills. He took the same approach for ''Rogue One'', creating a blind monk and his deaf and mute {{familiar}} that both have an array of combat perks. For a short time, he filled in for the GM "due to some family emergency or whatever". His style of doing this seems to be...''[[{{Railroading}} dif]][[KillerGameMaster fer]][[MartyStu ent]]''. He has something of a soft spot for Sally, which makes a lot more sense once she sticks with C-3PO for Episode IV.
9th Oct '17 6:45:27 PM MetaFour
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** Likewise for [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1547.html tank fight in Jedha City]]. While Annie and Pete debate what to do next, all the GM-controlled characters just keep attacking.
7th Oct '17 8:40:05 PM MirandaShadowind
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** During the fight against General Grievous and his cyborgs in ''Revenge of the Sith'', Pete quotes ''[[WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck Robin Hood Daffy]]'' once the electro-quarterstaves come out [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0470.html here]]. [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1557.html MUCH later]] during ''Rogue One'', he quotes the same scene amid dice rolls while fighting Stormtroopers as Chirrut.
27th Sep '17 2:44:13 PM StFan
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!! ''Darths & Droids'' contains examples of:

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!! ''Darths !!''Darths & Droids'' contains provides examples of:

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-->'''Corey:''' PIE fighters?
-->'''Sally:''' It stands for Plasma Ion Engines!
-->'''GM:''' No, no, they're called --
-->'''Pete:''' Too late, it's canon. They're PIE fighters now.
* AdaptationalHeroism: Several villainous characters are reimagined into being heroic characters who are going against the party due to their rampant insanity. Notable examples include Darth Maul and Jango Fett. Additionally the relationship between Anakin and Chancellor Palpatine is inverted. Anakin is the one corrupting ''him''.

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-->'''Corey:''' --->'''Corey:''' PIE fighters?
-->'''Sally:'''
fighters?\\
'''Sally:'''
It stands for Plasma Ion Engines!
-->'''GM:'''
Engines!\\
'''GM:'''
No, no, they're called --
-->'''Pete:'''
--\\
'''Pete:'''
Too late, it's canon. They're PIE fighters now.
* AdaptationalHeroism: Several villainous characters are reimagined re-imagined into being heroic characters who are going against the party due to their rampant insanity. Notable examples include Darth Maul and Jango Fett. Additionally the relationship between Anakin and Chancellor Palpatine is inverted. Anakin is the one corrupting ''him''.



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* LetMeGetThisStraight: Parodied by [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0866.html General Willard]], who "summarizes" information the PC's just told him. Except his "summary" is longer and more detailed than the original report.

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* LetMeGetThisStraight: Parodied by [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0866.html General Willard]], who "summarizes" information the PC's [=PCs=] just told him. Except his "summary" is longer and more detailed than the original report.



* LuckManipulationMechanic: There is a mention of the "Fate Manipulation Re-roll" Jedi power. Anakin used a Fate Manipulation re-roll during Pete's factory sequence.
** Hilariously, Jim as Qui-Gon missed the point, and assumed the power only worked when a character ''in-game'' rolled dice. He's stoked about how useful it is when Ben points out that they've been rolling dice the whole time, and he never though to use it until Watto's chance cube.

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* LuckManipulationMechanic: There is a mention of the "Fate Manipulation Re-roll" Jedi power. Anakin used a Fate Manipulation re-roll during Pete's factory sequence.
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sequence. Hilariously, Jim as Qui-Gon missed the point, and assumed the power only worked when a character ''in-game'' rolled dice. He's stoked about how useful it is when Ben points out that they've been rolling dice the whole time, and he never though to use it until Watto's chance cube.



* {{Malaproper}}: "Cheddar monks" and "Ratatouille", among [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0368.html other things]].
-->'''Padmé:''' I swing on my chain and kick the [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon Nixon]] as it tries to attack.

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* {{Malaproper}}: {{Malaproper}}:
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"Cheddar monks" and "Ratatouille", among [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0368.html other things]].
-->'''Padmé:''' --->'''Padmé:''' I swing on my chain and kick the [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon Nixon]] as it tries to attack.



* MartyStu: {{In-Universe}}, R2-D2, Pete's character, during Pete's run as the temporary GM. Pete constructs the entire factory scene in ''Episode II'', making it particularly dangerous to the other [=PCs=], for the sole purpose of having R2 fly in and save the day. This is made most obvious in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0345.html this strip]].

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* MartyStu: {{In-Universe}}, InUniverse, R2-D2, Pete's character, during Pete's run as the temporary GM. Pete constructs the entire factory scene in ''Episode II'', making it particularly dangerous to the other [=PCs=], for the sole purpose of having R2 fly in and save the day. This is made most obvious in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0345.html this strip]].



* {{Mondegreen}}: {{In-Universe}} -- as a RunningGag, Jim keeps making mincemeat out of the GM's phrasings. "To Naboo soil" becomes "Tuna booze oil".

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* {{Mondegreen}}: {{In-Universe}} InUniverse -- as a RunningGag, Jim keeps making mincemeat out of the GM's phrasings. "To Naboo soil" becomes "Tuna booze oil".



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* RomanticPlotTumor: {{In-Universe}} -- the impossibly awkward love story between Anakin and Padmé in the films is replaced by an impossibly awkward relationship between Annie and Jim, which spills over into their characters.
* RousingSpeech: Sally seems to specialize in these: one with Jar Jar, and one with Yoda.

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* RomanticPlotTumor: {{In-Universe}} InUniverse -- the impossibly awkward love story between Anakin and Padmé in the films is replaced by an impossibly awkward relationship between Annie and Jim, which spills over into their characters.
* RousingSpeech: RousingSpeech:
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Sally seems to specialize in these: one with Jar Jar, and one with Yoda.



* SanitySlippage: Boba Fett doesn't handle [[TheRival Obi Wan's]] death [[UnderStatement very well.]]

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* SanitySlippage: SanitySlippage:
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Boba Fett doesn't handle [[TheRival Obi Wan's]] death [[UnderStatement very well.]]



* SelfMadeOrphan: [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0455.html Most likely Anakin]].
** [[spoiler: Turns out that most likely he killed [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0606.html both his parents]].]]

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* SelfMadeOrphan: [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0455.html Most likely Anakin]].
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Anakin]]. [[spoiler: Turns out that most likely he killed [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0606.html both his parents]].]]



* [[ShoutOut/ToShakespeare Shout-Out: To Shakespeare]]: [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0843.html #843]] provides:
--> '''Darth Vader:''' I have discovered Force powers never [[Theatre/{{Hamlet}} dreamt of in your philosophy]].

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* [[ShoutOut/ToShakespeare Shout-Out: To Shakespeare]]: Shakespeare]]:
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[[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0843.html #843]] provides:
--> '''Darth --->'''Darth Vader:''' I have discovered Force powers never [[Theatre/{{Hamlet}} dreamt of in your philosophy]].



* SureLetsGoWithThat: Half the plot is based on this, thanks to the GM's free hand with his players' inventions. It's used verbatim when Qui-Gon comes up with a patently ridiculous explanation of the Force involving midi-chlorians, and when [[TheLoonie Sally]] invents, off the top of her head, ''TheDarkSide''. Conversely, it's used by Jim when the other players assume Padmé is pregnant after some very vague roleplaying.

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* SureLetsGoWithThat: SureLetsGoWithThat:
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Half the plot is based on this, thanks to the GM's free hand with his players' inventions. It's used verbatim when Qui-Gon comes up with a patently ridiculous explanation of the Force involving midi-chlorians, and when [[TheLoonie Sally]] invents, off the top of her head, ''TheDarkSide''. Conversely, it's used by Jim when the other players assume Padmé is pregnant after some very vague roleplaying.



'''GM:''' O-kay... ''*scribble scribble*''

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'''GM:''' O-kay... ''*scribble scribble*''''[scribble scribble]''



* TakeThat: Many, directed at the original films, especially when the GM suggests that Annie take over the role of Anakin when he enters the pod race:
-->'''Annie:''' Um, okay... Let me just get into the right mindset.\\

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* TakeThat: Many, directed at the original films, especially films.
** Especially
when the GM suggests that Annie take over the role of Anakin when he enters the pod race:
-->'''Annie:''' --->'''Annie:''' Um, okay... Let me just get into the right mindset.\\



* TalkingIsAFreeAction: And so is [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0532.html reciting poetry]].

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* TalkingIsAFreeAction: TalkingIsAFreeAction:
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And so is [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0532.html reciting poetry]].



* TemptingFate: [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0357.html "Nobody's losing a hand while I'm in charge."]] [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0398.html Boy, that's gonna bite you in the ass, Jim.]]

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* TemptingFate: TemptingFate:
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[[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0357.html "Nobody's losing a hand while I'm in charge."]] [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0398.html Boy, that's gonna bite you in the ass, Jim.]]



-->'''Darth Vader:''' I've been waiting for you, Obi-Wan. We meet again, at last. The circle is now complete.
-->'''Obi-Wan:''' Anakinó
-->'''Darth Vader:''' You killed Anakin. My name is Darth Vader. You consider yourself a paragon of radiance. But when I emerged from your shadow I saw the damage you had wrought. Look, Obi-Wan. Everything your light touches is corrupted forever. But I have a different light for you now. When you left me, I was the lowest of the low. Now I am the master.

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-->'''Darth Vader:''' I've been waiting for you, Obi-Wan. We meet again, at last. The circle is now complete.
-->'''Obi-Wan:''' Anakinó
-->'''Darth
complete.\\
'''Obi-Wan:''' Anakin--\\
'''Darth
Vader:''' You killed Anakin. My name is Darth Vader. You consider yourself a paragon of radiance. But when I emerged from your shadow I saw the damage you had wrought. Look, Obi-Wan. Everything your light touches is corrupted forever. But I have a different light for you now. When you left me, I was the lowest of the low. Now I am the master.



-->'''Anakin/Annie''': I try and grapple with the driver.\\
'''R2-D2/Pete''': Oh no...\\
'''Padme/Jim''': Oops.\\
'''Obi-Wan/Ben''': Um...\\
'''Anakin/Annie''': What? Aren't there rules for grappling in this game? ''({{Beat}})'' Why are you all covering your dice?

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-->'''Anakin/Annie''': -->'''Anakin/Annie:''' I try and grapple with the driver.\\
'''R2-D2/Pete''': '''R2-D2/Pete:''' Oh no...\\
'''Padme/Jim''': '''Padme/Jim:''' Oops.\\
'''Obi-Wan/Ben''': '''Obi-Wan/Ben:''' Um...\\
'''Anakin/Annie''': '''Anakin/Annie:''' What? Aren't there rules for grappling in this game? ''({{Beat}})'' ''[{{beat}}]'' Why are you all covering your dice?



-->'''Padmé:''' (To Obi-Wan) ''Did you throw away a perfectly good blaster?''
* TimeSkip: In universe, there's a "real time" time skip of two years between every episode.

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-->'''Padmé:''' (To Obi-Wan) ''Did ''[to Obi-Wan] Did you throw away a perfectly good blaster?''
* TimeSkip: In universe, In-universe, there's a "real time" time skip of two years between every episode.



* TitleDrop: Palpatine does one... sort of... in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0202.html this strip]]. Not quite done in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0407.html this strip]].

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* TitleDrop: TitleDrop:
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Palpatine does one... sort of... in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0202.html this strip]]. Not quite done in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0407.html this strip]].



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24th Sep '17 9:01:57 PM metalgear870
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** Padmé, in a lampshaded case of CharacterDerailment, becomes obsessed with killing her opposition and blasting her trusted advisor, Sio Bibble, for having such a [[BeardOfEvil sinister-looking goatee

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** Padmé, in a lampshaded case of CharacterDerailment, becomes obsessed with killing her opposition and blasting her trusted advisor, Sio Bibble, for having such a [[BeardOfEvil sinister-looking goateegoatee]]
24th Sep '17 1:28:09 PM MetaFour
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* FantasticDrugs: Obi-Wan hints that the "moisture" Uncle Owen farms isn't water. See also "blue milk", which is used to suppress a connection to the Force.

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* FantasticDrugs: FantasticDrug: Obi-Wan hints that the "moisture" Uncle Owen farms isn't water. See also "blue milk", which is used to suppress a connection to the Force.
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