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Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Short Range Casting Beholder......

As much as I love your house rules with 14 inch (") ranges I think you might not let us get away with that!

Posted on 2012-08-19 at 00:02:04.
Edited on 2012-08-19 at 00:04:22 by Odyson

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Asher by the Numbers.....

Just so you know! This is from the character sheet Roger sent to me when I took over Asher. I have updated it for this new adventure.

Animal Handling d4
Athletics d6
Dodge d8
Covert d8
Guns d6
Assault Rifles d8
Pistols d12
Shotguns d8
Mechanical Engineering d6
MeleeWeaponCombat d4
Perception d6
PlanetaryVehicles d6
Hovercraft d8
Survival d8
Unarmed Combat d6
Brawling d8
Ranged Weapons d4

So when Asher helps in the engine room he does have d6 skills.

He can handle the getaway vehicles too.

Posted on 2012-08-18 at 23:39:53.
Edited on 2012-08-18 at 23:52:33 by Odyson

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Yes, Risky.......

Yeah it's risky and the Orcs may not become Chaotic, but we need to get to the Beholder to kill it. We need to try get it to move or have the defences lowered. Ulthok is basic lost to the first round of combat by having to teleport the archers in and getting him into range to cast spells.

Sirene can attack the Beholder which might make it move.

Just trying to create a path to the beholder for the fighters so they can they get in some solid licks before it uses its magic on them.

Posted on 2012-08-18 at 15:31:47.

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: Renno.....

Beaumonde, Eisley Moss Space Port, 5:00 am

Rising early Ash took out the tools he had borrowed from the engine room. He then started removing the wall panels. There were several recesses that would work nicely………..
All through the morning Ash continued to measure and cut, form and hang, hammer and screw. When he needed materials he searched through the passenger rooms and storage areas and barrowed what he needed. The kid kept the door closed so none saw what was going on. Once Wolf caught him hauling some panels through the passage way and asked what he planned to do with them, “Oh just mak’en a new table and books shelf”, Ash mumbled as he rushed on the his cabin.

By lunch the renno was done, a new folding table was built in nicely to the wall with a two shelf book case inset to the wall. The kid stood back to inspect the look. He’d took time to be sure the wall corner seams looked original, you’d never notice the room was nearly a foot smaller. The three cabinets fit nicely on either side and a new set of shelves with securing latches and locks held the kid's gun cases.

Walking over to the table Ash reached under the table and released the catch holding the support leg. The leg slipped up into position and the table folded and lowered smoothly into a small recess. A slight push on the lower shelf and a slight tag on the upper shelf and top panel swung down revealing his newly acquired JC39 Assault Rifle/Shotgun, the ammo boxes tucked neatly to the sides.

The kid pushed the gun back into it’s hiding place and the shelves returned to their place.

Pushing the table with his foot he slid the lower shelf sideways into the wall revealing the cases to grenades and flashbangs. A light touch released the shelf and it cover the hidie hole.

The “questionable tools” of Asher’s trade were now more safely stored, it would take some special skills to find them. The only thing left was to figure out how those fancy techie locks he’d bought for the cabinets worked. He hadn’t listen closely enough when he got’em and now he had to figure um out. It had been pretty easy for the crew to get into his gear and now that he was back that would change. The locks were made to replace the builtin cabinet locks. It didn't take long to dismantel the the old locks an install the new ones. They had self contain power units and used bio recognition along with the encripted codes. It was easy to supply the drop of sweat, finger print and saliva need to set the bio scan. All he should have done was grab the handle and punch up the code. The handle had the bio reader and the code confirmed for access. He followed the instruction and programed each. The first two worked fine but the last one holding his faverite peace keepers wouldn't open. He tried to reprogram it but wouldn't accept the new setting. Well he had plenty of time, Wyatt was seeing folks to find a pilot so grabbing one of the locks he walked out into the passage to head to the cargo bay.

As he entered the way Wyatt was walking with some guy toward the Comm, as they passed the smiling stranger with the Captain nodded and muttered ,”Dude”. The gun slinger furrowed his brow but nodded back and then headed to the cargo bay to work on the new lock, maybe techie wasn’t the way to go. Taking a seat he spread out the papers that came with it and tried to follow the instruction. "Ta Ma Duh......Chwen lock.....piece of Luh Suh....Lio Coh Jwei Ji Neong Hur Ho Deh Yung Duh Buhn Jah
J’wohn." The kid just mumbled as he kept trying to understand the technical instructions to reprogram the lock.

It wasn’t hard to see the kid needed help.

Posted on 2012-08-18 at 02:33:49.
Edited on 2012-08-22 at 01:17:45 by Odyson

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Easy Target........

Oh, geeze.....more boom boooms.

Well as the gunslinger it seems only in character for him to be harms way.


Posted on 2012-08-18 at 00:22:54.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Power Vacuum.....

Did all the Orcs join the circle around the Beholder so they are all on the same side of the wagons? I would think that would be likely. So we can teleport to far side of the wagons using them for cover.

I would think that if the Orc leader dies then there will be at least a power strugle between the rival Orcs. The Beholder would have to actively take control of the hord and that would distract from the woman and our attack. The Beholder would have to try to command the Orcs and would require it to kill some of them to get their attention. His Charm monster eye would control one after he can make it leader. They may fear the beholder but they want to be leader too.

We need to figure how to add to the chaos, the longer they would squabble the more time we have to attack.

The archer would need to stay out of the Beholders sight to avoid the eye spells. Spell of invisible could help, can't see it can't cast spell on it. But need to stay out from in front of then so the spell doesn't vanish.


If the we kill off the Orc leader and the minions squabble some might be able to attack past the Orcs in front of the Beholder and rust it from the front to stay in the anti magic area and hack the thing up. The woman could flee or be told to drop to the ground as the Orcs attack each other.

Or a combo meal! Ulthok and archers teleport in behind the wagons. But will be Ulthoks only action for that round, the archers can attack Orcs or Wargs. Sirene can missle the Beholder. The archers zap the leader.

Weaver and the fighters hold a round and teleport in front of the beholder when the Orcs start fighting for leadership and rush it from within the anti magic zone. ( We need the Beholder and Orcs to react to give the fighter their opening.)

Ok all are risky, wha'cha think?

Posted on 2012-08-17 at 23:56:50.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Question?

Would Rayne have been able to tell which eye cast the death ray? If so which one is it so it can be avoided or attacked.

Ulthok might be able to sneak up invisiible and hack off the death ray eye. Weaver might be able to approach too be casting invisible on himself.

If the two REALLY bad eyes can be destroyed then the attack would be easier. We might be able to teleport behind the wagons and use them as cover from the eyes.

After we get there, Ulthok could cast Phantasmal Killer on the Boss Orc. It would then freak causing the other Orcs to freak. The Beholder would be distracted by the freaking Orcs and could be open to close arrow attack. I would think it would be floating up and down and rising above the crowd to see.

Posted on 2012-08-17 at 01:50:12.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Sorry, been away on business.....

I just got home at Midnight and I wasn't able to keep up while I was out of town.

I'll read the posts tomorrow and see if I have any other thought.

Posted on 2012-08-16 at 04:14:58.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Heard That One, But......

What they found was the "Desiderata".

Don't let Tess know you think Destiny is gone, she has "sweat equity" in that boat.

Did you see Destiny? Reaver would be afraid to board her, she's got "Spirit" guarding her, lol.

Posted on 2012-08-13 at 01:50:34.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Rumours............

Destiny was found adrift in the black by Jon once before, it'll fly the black again.

Jon'll find her again! But that's another story!!!

Posted on 2012-08-13 at 00:56:41.
Edited on 2012-08-13 at 01:01:45 by Odyson

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: More Difficult..........

Well we still need to get close. I would like to hear from others.

Ulthok can go rogue too and attack on his own, but a group attack should be more effective.

Posted on 2012-08-12 at 19:02:21.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Hmmmm.........

How close are the people that make up the wall? If them aren't too close Sirene casts Summon Swarm to the area inside the human wall. It could harass the bebolder to move away from the people and then we can attack.

If we can still get close through teleport then the rest of the caster could get into range for casting. We could try invisible to get close but still try to keep out about 150 yards for the casters.


If Ulthok can get close enough, he might be able to cast Phantasmal Killer and scare the beholder to death! Or cast it on the lead Orc and create some chaos.

Posted on 2012-08-12 at 18:42:11.
Edited on 2012-08-12 at 18:48:24 by Odyson

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Or even.............

Have John make in just in time for Tess to give her flying test, something blowes during the test, Tess has to do fancy emergancy fancy flying as the Roc starts to plunge toward atmo. Wolf's working like a madman to figure it out but it's techie not mechanical. John jumps in, sticks a penny in the fuse and Roc lands safe. Or something teckier.

Now Tess shows off her super flying, John his tech and cool head, all in one swell foop.

Posted on 2012-08-12 at 15:39:48.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Fancy Locks....

I'd left the door open for Ash to meet John as he could be working in the techy shop that sold Ash his fancy locks for the gun cabinets. That could lead John to go look at the Roc.

I'll let Loki write the encounter of him and Ash in the shop if he'd like to go that way. Without to much dialog it could go along as he sees a young guy look confused over techy locks. Don't need to say they are Gun cabinets but he hesitates and calls them "tool" cabinets for "specialized" equipment. Something like need to keep nosey folks out and messy with the "calibrations".

Posted on 2012-08-12 at 00:32:29.

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: Home Sweet Room...........

Asher had got the list of supplies they’d need to make life more comforting as they traveled the black. Doing the shopping was nothing new to him, he’d done it often enough. The simple mindless shopping let Asher think over the past few months.

A smile crossed his face when as he remembers the day Willow had almost shyly approached him and a asked, "Asher? Would you do me a big favour? I need a training partner who will let me throw him around...and I think I can trust you to not get mad about it." The thought that this gentle little lady could throw him around had almost made his laugh. His brother’s had taught him to fight… to survive when the only weapons you had left were your own two hands. He’d taken many a punch to the face and gut before he’d learned to block and punch back. Now Miss Willow was wanting to learn to fight, it gave him pause but he was also honored. When he meet the doctor in the cargo bay where she’d place mats on the floor he was a bit confused with what they were going to do. Willow told him of this “Aikido” thing that Lao Tsu had started to show her. She slipped a data disc into the cargo bay reader and showed the kid the lessons.

Over the next several months Asher found that this “Little Lady” could dish the damage and easily as she could fix it in the sickbay. First time Willow had flung him it had only bruised his pride, Wolf and Sam had happened by and their laughs stung more than the face plant into the mat. Willow taught Ash about meditation and concentration along with the skills they developed through the lessons Lao Tsu had provided. With this calm and concentration Asher found that his draw seemed faster and smoother. When they had landed Ash found a place to do a bit of shoot’n practice, it sure seemed his speed and aim were better. Maybe being thrown around by a lady had it’s advantages.

Ash had returned to his room after helping Trish store the supplies. He looked around at the gun lockers and case that were just randomly secured in his room. It had been easy for the guys and Sam to help themselves to his gear. The Kid also knew some of his “tools” may not be looked on favorably if authorities ever decided to search the Roc so he started measuring and planning.

During his next few trips town he picked up some supplies , include fancy new locks for his lockers and cases. Also he found “unused” materials around the boat that nobody would miss…… he hoped. So when someone inquired about what he was doing and what was going on in his room he just told them he was building a book case, they didn’t need to know it would store more than just books.

Posted on 2012-08-11 at 21:30:57.
Edited on 2012-08-12 at 00:45:28 by Odyson

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: Sigh..............

Ash knew that Sam had done a lot for Wolf and that Wolf’s felt deeply beholden to him for that, but Ash also knew debt. Wyatt had pretty much taken over raise’n Ash and Sam was more family than the Kid could claim this side of the verse. But liv’n close let the Kid know the bounderies and Wolf had just pushed it. So he paused when Wolf shrugged off hand and winced when he heard Wolf continue.

"Doesn't matter how hard it is if we don't at least try what does that make us cowards? For him to leave like this means he is in deep kimche and needs our help. Just because he's too proud or afraid of us getting hurt to ask for our help does not mean we just give up trying to give it to him!"

Asher walked away, but wasn’t surprised when to hear Wyatt, "Sam Dash don't exist, dòng bu dòng? (Do you understand?) He ain't never existed as far as you're concerned--any of you. Someone asks you if you know Sam Dash...well, the immediate answer that you better conjure up consists of askin' if that's some sort o' cookin' condiment. If'n I find out that you--any o' you--set on a path lookin' after that ta made niao (g**da**) fool, I'll ventilate your brainpan so that the goldpanners on Haven could use it as a sieve. Hell. I'd sell it to 'em for a bite of a protein bar at that point. Now, guan ni ziji de shi (mind your own business), and get t' work."
The Kid hoped the mechanic would understand Wyatt’s meaning as well as his words. If Wolf hadn’t been considered family the Capt’n would most likely have tossed him off the boat, but instead he spoke to all, to the family.

Posted on 2012-08-11 at 19:11:27.
Edited on 2012-08-11 at 19:30:02 by Odyson

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: It can Be Dark In The Black......

“What about looking for Sam we are gonna do that too right? Don’t tell me we are just gonna leave him alone in the black no matter what he wrote. The man’s family Wyatt”, Wolf pleaded as the crew receive their assignments.

Everyone in the room could tell Wolf was dead serious as this was the first time he had called Wyatt by his first name and not by captain. Wolf waited for a reply hoping it would be the right one...............

Ash walked over the mechanic, placing a hand on his arm he quietly said, “Come on….. Wyatt’s given us our job. You know Sam and look’n for him would be harder than …. Uh.. well it would be hard. He don’t want found.“

The kid turn walk to Ma to get supply list.

Posted on 2012-08-11 at 02:45:47.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Tough Week.............

It's been a long week. Worked to 8 (12 hour days)every night getting ready for a site audit we had today. Also getting ready to go to TS16949 automotive registration so really stressed preparing for that too and now I have go to another plant to review a job that will be transfered to our plant.

Any ideas on getting past the human shields? Any spells that could make the people just collaspe to that ground so we get a clear shot?

How about a teleport to a flanking position?
Maybe come from behind?
Force wall between the woman and the beholder?
Call up a monster to attack the beholder?
Call a shadow to drain it's enery?
Call up a giant, cast enlarge on it so it's so big it can step on the beholder and smash it like a bug?


Posted on 2012-08-11 at 02:01:40.
Edited on 2012-08-12 at 00:52:55 by Odyson

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: On The Road Again...............

Well I'll be traveling for work too nrxt week. I'll be be headed to NC Monday and back Thursday. Visiting the Weldon NC plant.

Should have internet at the Inn. So I'll try to keep up too.

Posted on 2012-08-10 at 01:06:21.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: How About A ...................

Do Over!

Posted on 2012-08-10 at 00:59:23.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: So much for planning.....

Ok, so now WHAT?

Posted on 2012-08-09 at 02:12:08.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: What a match............

Rip, Tear, THUD!

Asher would only be honored if Willow asked to trian with him.
He needs to work on his speed and he needs to keep his hand to hand polished. She can teach him meditation and he can can teach her hand to hand.

Posted on 2012-08-09 at 02:01:05.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Toys...........

Yeah, Ash does a bit of stuff that needs to be well stored (hid), but I see them as the stuff we'd pull out if we had to do a major resue mission. I mean, if Miss Willow or Trish were ever capture and held ransom, well heaven help who ever took them!

The only "New" gun I wanted was a derringer.

So much for "Big Guns", lol.

Posted on 2012-08-08 at 01:50:56.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Posts?

Are we on delayed posts for the Olympics or are we just missing folks?

I was hoping to hear from Kyle in the Q&A so we can know where to appear.

I would need to post first so the Bri, Gina and Tann can post to the gathering, teleporting and appearing. The will need to fire as soon as we appear.

I would think keeper would like to coordinate the fighters attack here in Q&A and then in the post. Unless they are going to rush the Beholder as soon as they appear.

Posted on 2012-08-08 at 01:28:12.
Edited on 2012-08-08 at 01:34:45 by Odyson

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Not New.............

Wait, the only new thing is the vest. All the other stuff was already onboard. No one was complaining about the arsonal when they were raiding it to get stuff earlier.

I would guess that Asher's gear is well stored.

Posted on 2012-08-07 at 01:12:02.
Edited on 2012-08-07 at 01:13:09 by Odyson

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