Star Wars: The Theft of Vader’s Helmet
For Wizards of the Coast’s Star Wars Minis game, I had the pleasure to create the following scenario:
Part of the fun with Star Wars Miniatures comes from recreating scenes from the original trilogy. Of course, there’s also the potential to create new scenes, however improbable they may seem…
Admiral Piett found more than he bargained for in Episode V when making his report—namely, Darth Vader meditating in his chambers… without his helmet. Then only a glimpse, Vader’s scarred visage would not be fully seen until the climax of Return of the Jedi. As Luke helped him unmask, he claimed Vader would die without his helmet.
True enough, but if it came down to it, how long could Vader have survived? If he had to continue without his helmet, how long would he have lasted?
The following scenario puts this question to the test, based on information on Darth Vader’s armor from the Star Wars Roleplaying Game….
Design Notes: I’m not sure how I managed to sneak this one through approvals, but I’m still thrilled for the opportunity in some small way to have contributed to the Star Wars universe… a detail chronicled on Wookieepedia.