I'm sure I've just overlooked some stuff in the timing structure, and not sure if a similar situation has been put before the board, but here goes:
Say I'm playing LS, and I have deployed Yoda to the board. I decide to skip conflict, as I want those tasty force icons to swing the balance in my favor. After I decide to forgo conflict and am about to move into the force step, my opponent decides to get squirlley and pop two force chokes on Yoda, killing him. I have a "Return of the Jedi" event in hand. Assuming I have the resources available at that time, can I play the event to put Yoda back in play in time to commit him to the force, or do I have to wait for my next deployment phase? I suspect that I can, but I would like a clarification, just in case I'm wrong.