I searched for threads with titles containing similar terms, but came up with nothing. Sorry if this has been asked before. Also, while this topic is primarily concerned with fanfic, the general subject of the Star Wars RPGs is a crucial component. I took a chance and posted it here rather than in the RPG forum. Anyway, in a fic I'm writing, the main characters get into a losing battle (I cannot stress "losing" enough, because if I don't you're going to close this topic as soon as you finish this sentence) with Darth Sidious. The main characters are... I suppose the phrase "philanthropic mercenaries" describes them best, and there are six of them. Their physical abilities are about as good as a non-Force sensitive can manage, but it goes without saying that all of them together aren't even in the same league as one Sith Master, especially this one. I won't waste your time with the backstory, but the basic scenario is this: through a stroke of supreme(ly horrible) luck, this band of mercenaries finds themselves in a position to attack Darth Sidious when he is relatively unaware. I say "relatively" because it's pretty much part of Clone Wars-era Palpatine's character that he's never in the dark about anything. The point is that this is the best possible opportunity anyone could ever get to take him down, the absolute best-case scenario, and when the enormity of exactly who he is hits the mercenaries, they feel a moral obligation to do everything within their power to stop him, suicide mission or not. Okay, the stage is set. Now the question: what the Hell could they use against him? I can "choreograph" the fight well enough, but I'm just not schooled enough in the obscure bits of tech to know which weapons/armor/accessories would work best against a monster like this. Now, this being fiction, you could obviously pour on contrivance after contrivance until a single blaster shot is enough to kill him and it's not a suicide mission after all ("Oh, if only Palpatine hadn't slipped on that banana peel and cracked his skull open on the doorframe, leaving him completely defenseless!"). However, to avoid that, I thought of an approach that may make it easier for you to help me: Is anyone here a fan of the Star Wars tabletop RPGs? West End Games or Wizards of the Coast, it doesn't matter. While tabletop games certainly have more than a bit of creativity involved in the proceedings, they are still a far sight more structured and pseudo-quasi-kinda-sorta-objective than the "I can do whatever the Hell I want" mentality available to a (poor) writer. I never really got into SW RPG myself, but I had a brainstorm: Palpatine is statted somewhere in one of those books, right? Okay, look up those stats. You just rolled the worst random encounter in the world and that's your enemy. Now imagine you have a painstakingly min-maxed high-level scoundrel with enough money to buy anything from any game book that you can carry on your person (so no calling in air strikes or other such tactics). Given these parameters, what is your optimum "Sith-buster" loadout? Mav Edit: We don't allow threads that ask questions about anyones specific story, only general questions threads. But seeing as how there is very little story detail and this can be discussed as a general Non-Force sensitives vs. Sith and we haven't really had such discussions, I'm going to let it stand as long as the converastion stays general and not plot specific.