For hundreds of thousands of years, the Jedi and the Sith have been at war. Billions have lost their lives. I say we can stop this cycle of needless violence without firing a shot.
Occasionally, DMs need a break. In long-running highly developed game worlds players may find that there are parts of the campaign or the world that they are particular interested in. If they notice that the DM needs a break, but is still is gung-ho about his game, this presents a golden opportunity. Running a single adventure in the regular DM’s game world is an unusual break for him and a change of place for the players.
I’ve done a few airship skill challenges before, thanks to a motley Dwarven pirate airship. Escape from the giant dragon air skill challenge and oh crap the airship is crashing skill challenge both had been done, so for this one, I envisioned something like the space battles in Star Wars, like the trench run but in a more open space. Thus, I consulted Gamefiend, the mad genius of skill challenges, for his help in designing it. One Skype call later (and then another day of planning later) I came up with the following skill challenge.
I personally would like to see every last one of the Presidents of the United States in a fighting game, their legacy distilled into a couple of special attacks.
OK, taking on Star Wars: Episode 1 is like killing trade droids with a lightsaber: no challenge at all. What is a challenge is doing a 70 minute complete deconstruction of the movie, completely eviscerating it from both a critical and emotional standpoint, and making it completely hilarious in the process. Plus, there’s random digressions, a completely bizarre narrator, and a startling basement scene that you won’t see in an Ebert review. Well worth watching: the first part embedded here, the other 6 parts linked after the jump.
Extreme tourism enthusiasts should go to the Dagobah system.
NSFW language. Real quick but great.
Above, the Death Star blowing up the Enterprise, to consider our SW vs. ST theme this week. Below, links to a number of other Star Trek videos (from the various series) that I’ve collected. Enjoy!
McGuyver opening + Star Wars. Pretty straightforward but fun.
Admiral Ackbar knows a trap when he sees one. If only the Corleone family had hired him.