December 20, 2015
Step 1: point out that the droids are effectively slaves.
Step 2: Contend that Chewbacca is female, and in love with Han.
There's going to be a new Munchkin addition called "StarMunchkin" and this is one of the cards. Kovalic is right in the groove, as usual.
Posted by: Jonathan Tappan at December 20, 2015 11:07 AM (Bkf8Y)
Posted by: Martin Padilla at December 20, 2015 10:01 PM (AXGJ5)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at December 20, 2015 10:30 PM (+rSRq)
I've not ever actually seen The Hidden Fortress, but apparently the droids look an awful lot like a pair of peasants from that movie. Which would imply that droids aren't *quite* slaves, but are not all that far off from it, culturally.
Which doesn't change SBD's point. I've seen some downright disturbing arguments about the matter. Most of them boiled down to "I like rooting for the heroes. I don't believe you can be a hero if you support slavery. So droids are not slavery, because [Insert every single ante-bellum slavery justification argument, virtually verbatim]."
Posted by: metaphysician at December 21, 2015 06:45 AM (D5VaK)
Posted by: Boviate at December 21, 2015 09:41 AM (XRvFv)
The Old Republic clearly tolerated chattel slavery of living beings, while the Empire apparently did not. Anakin was born a slave and I suspected his mother would die as one. He would be lured to overthrow the Republic as a crusade to end slavery and bring a more just order to the galaxy. It would all fall apart of course because the anti-slavery angle was just the future Emperor using him, and that would be the grand tragedy- he would succeed in ending literal slavery, but at the cost of stamping out most other forms of freedom for everyone.
Sadly, I was overestimating Lucas's plotting abilities. Instead Anakin overthrew the Old Republic because of a not-very-convincing romance. Whatever.
Posted by: Boviate at December 21, 2015 09:47 AM (XRvFv)
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Also, I hate unsolicited suggestions and advice. (Even when you think you're being funny.)
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