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Topic: Castle Rautenberg Q n A
Subject: I thought so but perhap I wasn't clear


South, towards the mountains in the distance that you recognize from your briefing. Even if you are to scrub the mission, south is the closest neutral border.

Posted on 2010-09-08 at 16:19:21.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off
Subject: it's raining men!


All the party moves to Kilgim as he begins to create a ring of protection, except Dapple who prefers the protection of the darkness. Flynn casts a spell of his own towards the puppet priests, creating a cloud of glittery dust around them. The spell is uneffective against the dead, as they can not be blinded, but the glitter sticks to the threads in the air. The pattern of control is complex, but now you can see the threads holding the body parts of the priests and hobgoblins.

There is a girlish scream of frustration and the hands come flying again, seeking to strike at Kilgim so that he cannot complete his spell. But the defense of Arien, Char and Maximus proves mighty indeed, especially now that the glitter reveals the true nature of the creatures. The threads cut but Char and Arien reform and reconnect quickly because they do not truly break. However, Maximus' vorpal blade does slice through the strands like a barber with a straight razor.

Soon body parts strewn the floor and Kilgim completes the spell. Hands with weapons within the circle stop moving and when the few remaining attack again, they pass through the shield but become inert and tumble to the ground.

"FINE!" The girl's voice screams in a tantrum, "BE THAT WAY!" Suddenly the priests and hobgoblins are pulled hard inmto the air above the party. Then they are released from the threads and the body parts fall upon you from the height of the ceiling. You all dive out of teh way or use shield to protect you from the body parts raining down on you. Arien holds his position to protect Kilgim and is slammed hard with a torso to the shoulder. Maximus deftly cuts another in half as it falls towards him.

The glitter remains so that you see threads are retreating from the room. You are blood spattered from the freshly dead hobgoblin parts. But the parts all seem very dead now.

OOC: Arien has a Minor wound.

Posted on 2010-09-08 at 01:52:57.

Topic: Escape From Castle Rautenberg
Subject: Getting bearings and making decisions


In all, there were four other soldiers that made it out of the plane but their chutes wither never opened or were damaged by gun fire and they all met a terrible death when they hit the ground. Still, they were gone and besides collect dog tags, which the Captain did, there was nothing more to do for them. The equipment they carried was of no use to them anymore. You manage to collect the following in working order:

One Colt M1911A1
Two M1A1 Carbines w/ Folding Stock
One Thompson SMG
Two rifle pouches holding five magazines each (so ten in total)
Five colt handgun clips
Two 50 round drums for Thompson
Four fragmentation grenades
A compass
A musette bag
Six K-rations
Two Supplemental tie-on First Aid Kit

Chutes are cleared and a reasonable effort made to clear the area. You had landed a fair distance from the wreckage so with luck and a prayer, the krauts might not realize you are there.

Corban climb up a tree to recon the area as best he can. To the north the plane is burning down, the fuel for its fire probably consumed when all the charges they had brought blew up. Through the powerful scope on his rifle he surveyed the area. No one was there yet, but he thought he saw lights moving sporadically in the distance. Could be farmers, could be a patrol. To the east and west was trees, trees, and more trees. Great place to camp, lousy place to land but at least there was a lot of cover. The south was also forested but more uphill towards the mountains.

Work detail complete, and supplies are gathered and distributed among the men. All eyes are on the Sarge and the Captain. No matter what the decision, things were grim, and the only way to safety was directly towards the mission target anyway.

Posted on 2010-09-08 at 00:52:22.

Topic: most silly superpowers
Subject: Snooze Lad


I can sleep at will, any place, any time. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.....

Posted on 2010-09-08 at 00:05:02.

Topic: Anyone for a freeform Star Trek game?
Subject: Trekless


I have been talked into trek twice by someone and both times the game died before it started. No, Not, Negative, Nien, Ixnay on the yes part.

But thanks for the offer Duncan.

Posted on 2010-09-07 at 17:14:23.

Topic: D20 Modern Zombie Adventure
Subject: WWR


I always thought a group of white water rafters, out on an excursion, take a wrong turn and have to go the Long way home. Then you have the surprise factor of zombies in wilderness, the hardship of getting home, the not knowing what is home to go to, and the using of white water as a defence.

Posted on 2010-09-07 at 15:36:02.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: posted


I posted on the weekend. I have kept the timing tight so you may play out conversations. However, if you are itching to move then I will do so.

Posted on 2010-09-07 at 14:59:27.

Topic: Castle Rautenberg Q n A
Subject: most post


I will post tonight if I can.

Posted on 2010-09-07 at 14:57:45.

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: Willow Arrives


Newhouse, Beylix, Inside Rocinante’s Cargo Bay, 1.20 pm, Day Three

"All right, listen up," Wyatt turned back to the passengers. "I've had my fill of trouble today, and will be FAY-FAY duh PEE-yen if'n I'll have any of that Fei hua aboard my ship. My crew has work to do, day in, and day out. The lot o' you will remain confined to the passenger dorms, and the lounge except at mealtime. We eat at 0600, 1200, and 1800 hours. You can put your man in the infirmary. The doctor will see what she can do to preserve him for the journey."

Pearson nodded politely and moved into the ship like a man who knew his way around. The other town folk made their way in, discussing how to change the sleeping arrangements. Seems that Pearson sleeping in Chad’s bunk rattled Mr. Blake more than a little.

"Where's Willow, Ma?" Wyatt asked. "Can't find her in the galley, or her bunk. There's a corpse that needs her tendin' in the infirmary and..." His voice trailed off at the scarred woman's expression. "Sloat went an' got himself all shot up by our new passenger. No, I don't know what it's all about, an' it ain't really none of our business--don't look at me that way, Ma. I got enough to worry 'bout without takin' on some corrupt, gun-happy lawmen. Now, where's Willow, and are we resupplied yet? I want t' burn atmo' as soon as possible. I think I know why Sam's so gorram twitchy on this dirtball..."

Ma quickly pulls out the pad of paper and pen she always carried on her and started to write. After a few minutes she turned the pad back to captain. “Willow left ship with that young Jimmy Blake, whose trouble if you ask me. They went to some place called Emmett’s Bar. Willow knows better than to trust pretty strangers but she left with him.”

(assuming some sort of reaction here. Wyatt knows that there was trouble in Emmett’s Bar, and that involved Darla, and that involved the sheriff. I’ll let you play it up as you’d like but my post is assuming you will be heading for the door to “rescue” Willow)

OOC: I work on the principle that the cargo bar door has a regular door within it. So the bay door is closed but the regular door is openin

Wyatt reached the cargo bay doorway when the door opened and Willow entered. The captain could tell in a glance that she had been through a shock or more but was still holding herself together. She was alone although she was looking over her shoulder at someone outside the ship as she entered.

Ma watched Wyatt go with the news of Willow when she heard a voice. “Good day,” Andrew says softly with a smile, “Sorry I hope I wasn’t interrupting anything.” He gestured with his head towards the retreating Wyatt’s figure. “Just looking for a place to stow my things; names Andrew Bowman, Ma’am.”

As Ma turns, Andrew can see that the elder lady is horrible disfigured in the face and neck area. Not fire or wounds, but it seems like half her face is melted and unable to reform. She bows her head and draws her hood over her head at meeting Andrew and merely nods politely. Then she beckons with her finger to show Andrew where he can store his things.

Newhouse, Beylix, Inside Edgar`s Place, 1:20, Day Three

“A’right,” Sam growled as he grabbed the first one and spun him around, “You boys is damagin’ my calm…” Without wasting time, Sam lays a punch to the jaw to the rancher and follows up with an upper cut to the side of the head that leaves him spinning into the table and crashing to the floor. Another rancher attempts to return the blow, but Sam dodges easily and puts his fist hard into the man’s stomach.

A smelter leaps up to grapple Sam, holding his hands down so he can’t defend himself as another comes and slugs Sam twice in the face. On the follow up punch, Sam ducks his head, making the other man smack his partner and lose his grip. Sam spins deftly around and drives a hard elbow to the neck of the one smelter and kicks the other in the skin before grabbing his collar and throwing him over his shoulder.

The fight peters out at this point, with Sam still standing and the others moaning and groaning on the floor. Some of the Ranchers are helping the smelters to their feet and laughing to themselves.

“You got a wicked punch there,” says the tall Rancher who Sam had hit first. Remind me to duck next time. Sorry about bumping you, we just blowing off steam. Can I buy you a round? Name’s Hank.”


OOC: You have 4 points of stun damage but that was a lucky blow because you clearly outmatched most in the room. You don’t have to make a big conversation out of this if you don’t want to, just keeping it friendly. They fight but it ain’t out of anger at each other.

Posted on 2010-09-06 at 00:59:14.

Topic: Castle Rautenberg Q n A
Subject: WM


Wandering monsters - you never know.

Posted on 2010-09-05 at 18:58:01.

Topic: Castle Rautenberg Q n A
Subject: Maps and things


The maps burned up with the plane. However you do know that your target was due south, near two distinctive moutains. The clear full moon night will allow you to find north and see the mountains so you can get your bearings. You know from the briefing that there were few villages in the area, perhaps a farm or two. There is a roadway for trucks to bring supplies, and a bridge which you were going to destroy.

Odyson - Basically, the way my games work is you post what you want to happen in a short timeframe. Everyone else will do the same,if you see an opportunity for interaction, feel free. When I post, I tell you what actually happened. You may have planned to walk across the field to talk to the young girl tending her fields but you actually stepped on a landmine ...

If you wish to do confersations between players you can create them in PM or email and one person can post. However same rule applies, you may not get all the conversation out if a german machinegun nest happens to wander by.



Posted on 2010-09-05 at 14:29:20.

Topic: WWII Horror
Subject: yoohoo


The game has started! Where is everyone?

Posted on 2010-09-04 at 15:26:27.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: Bob and Olan


We are waiting on Bob and Olan. If either of you are too busy or occupied, let me know and I will have a demon possess you for this round.

Posted on 2010-09-04 at 14:32:41.

Topic: New T-shirt design announcements
Subject: nice


The purple looks good. Need a babydoll t though

Posted on 2010-08-31 at 19:41:30.

Topic: Castle Rautenberg Q n A
Subject: done


Okay, posts are done.

Posted on 2010-08-31 at 13:17:55.

Topic: Escape From Castle Rautenberg
Subject: And we start - cue heroic music


Captain Luke Edintore looked down to the ground moving up towards him. It was dark but the moon was full and the luminous of the heavenly body was enough to see that he and the men that survived were heading into a forested area – not good when you were landing a parachute.

He was the last to leap for the plane before it started to dive. Luckily the wind was pushing them south of the crash so they would have some distance from the crash site. But what about the mission? He counted four other parachutes – not much of a strike team. He had a bad feeling that he was now in command, especially after seeing Major Banks go down in a hail of bullets shortly after ordering the jump. Waste of a good man.

Master Sgt Troy Romo grunted as released himself from his tangled chute. He had managed to get caught in a tree but close enough to the ground that his feet touched. He immediate checked his weapons and started to look for the other survivors.

Corp. Jake ‘Brutal’ Clements brushed off the branches and twigs from his uniform. He was alive, he wasn’t hanging from a tree. He looked around for a moment and saw another GI moving to his right. He was pretty sure that was Sarge Romo, so he moved to meet up with him.

Cpl. John Stewart ‘Doc’ Reid swore a blue streak as he got himself up. His chute was tangled in the tree above but his line had swung him directly into the tree trunk. His face hurt, his chest hurt and he had no idea where he was now. Hopefully there were others nearby that made the jump.

Private Corban McGuinness was lucky to be alive. As he jumped from the plane, he felt the bullets hit, and he thought he was dead as the impact swung him around as he fell out of the plane. But his number wasn’t up today and it looked like his pack absorbed the gunfire. To top it all off, he now was hanging from a high branch of a tree, dangling about 4 feet off the ground. Alive is alive, he thought as he pulled his knife out to cut though the binding holding him.

OOC: Okay. You are down on the ground (mostly) and alive. Feel free to post, those of you that need details filled out for your characters can still post just keep it simple.

For the game, assume you all “know” each other from mission training, at least by name if not as friends. You may also assume you will all meet up quickly. The sky is clear, the moon is full and you can see all the stars. You are in a forest, you do not see any signs of towns or villages or even roadways.


Posted on 2010-08-31 at 13:15:10.

Topic: Escape From Castle Rautenberg
Subject: Silver Screen


OOC: for those of you new to my games, a silver screen moment is when I show what "the other side" is doing in order to add suspense and colour to the game. Naturally, your characters are not aware of these so they can not act upon them.




“Herr Doctor, you may proceed*.” The SS commander said looking out over courtyard of the castle. Four generators hummed loudly as they provided the electricity not only for the lights in the compound but for the rather large an complicated machine that the scientists had created.

“Pull ze switch!” The lead doctor called out. One of the other men in lab coats moved to the machine and pulled a red lever upwards. Nothing seemed to happen.

“No! The other switch you idiot!”

The man quickly returned the red lever back to the start position and moved the green lever up. The machine roared to life. Energy crackled from within and then was released like blue lightning bolt towards to giant electrodes on the far side of the courtyard. The energy arced, and then flowed together between the electrodes like a liquid.

``Ja! Pull ve Red Switch!”

The assistant immediately complied and the machine became much louder. The energy between the electrodes seemed to collapse together and form like a rip – like a tear in the very matter if reality. The commander stood up to get a better look at the energy field. “what am I looking at Herr Doctor?” He asked in fascination.

“It is a dimensional rift Herr Metzger. With it we can now focus ....” The doctor words were lost as the machine made a churning noise. The sound of gears and smell of gears stripping was overwhelming. The rift turned to energy again and then arced from electrode to a soldier manning one of the generators. The energy hit the generator and the man and the same time with similar effects – both frying from the inside out rapidly. The soldier fell to the ground a burn skeleton, the generator burst into flames. Officers shouted orders and immediate other soldiers moved to put out the fire.

“You were saying herr doctor?”

“I was... I am sorry Sir.”

“It would be a wonderful weapon if it wasn’t for the bother of carrying three generators to the front lines for every soldier you wished to kill.”

“Yes. I will...”

“You will find out what went wrong and fix it, herr doctor. I do not want to send a report of failure to the Führer.” Commander Metzger walked away from the scientist splutter apologies before his rage won over his better judgement. He was entrusted with this special project by Hitler himself, and he wasn’t going to let a few setbacks get in the way of success. He continued walking until he was beside the watch captain.

“Sir!’ The captain saluted.

“Captain. Have the poor fellow taken to the infirmary in case the doctors want to examine him.”

“Yes sir.”

“Oh and one more thing. The young lady who was serving at my table this evening - have her brought to my chambers. After a night like this, I’ll be in needs of her services.”

“Yes Commander!” The captain saluted and immediate turned to carry out the orders. He saw that some of the soldiers were gathered around the dead man. “What are you doing!” He yelled, “You have all seen a dead man before!"

“But Captain, look!”

The officer pushed the soldiers aside and looked at the body, “Gott in Himmel!" he cried out in shock, "Get herr Doctor quickly!”

Posted on 2010-08-31 at 12:43:36.

Topic: Castle Rautenberg Q n A
Subject: speaking of zombies


My home computer died yesterday - complete hard drive failure. So I will be delayed in answering questions or posting for the next week until my new computer arrives and I transfer my back up over.

I hope to do my second post so everyone can get started. I just have to tap it out on the laptop keyboard which is not made for my oversized hands.

Posted on 2010-08-31 at 11:31:21.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: Same as Roc


My home computer died yesterday - complete hard drive failure. So I will be delayed in answering questions or posting for the next week until my new computer arrives and I transfer my back up over.

Posted on 2010-08-31 at 11:29:25.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: He's dead Jim


My home computer died yesterday - complete hard drive failure. So I will be delayed in answering questions or posting for the next week until my new computer arrives and I transfer my back up over.



Posted on 2010-08-31 at 11:28:39.

Topic: New To The Forum
Subject: Welcome


Welcome to the Inn. Last refuge for all us 2e lovers.

Posted on 2010-08-30 at 19:32:57.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Don't worry


I promise you'll get your chance with Pearson later on. That is a given.


BTW - just to remind people as we did take a break. The plan is based on you getting the sheriff and then dropping off the sheriff and Frisco men as you head back to the Lullabelle mine to grab another shipment of ice, to which you were promised 6000 credits if you could do it within 14 days (so they do not have to shut down)

3 days to B, 3 days back, 3 days to L, 3 days back. Not much room for delays considering the time to cut and load ice or running blockades or dealing with slow port workers.

To avoid the blockade at Regina, you are letting the folks take one of your shuttles to make landfall (Blake and Sherm can fly a shuttle) so you can keep going. Asher will "keep an eye" on the shuttle once it is on Regina so you don't have to lose a crew member.

Posted on 2010-08-30 at 11:58:26.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: no


Sheriff isn't going to get involved in every bar fight in town. Now if someone kills someone, then you are in trouble but as I said, no one is going for the weapons.

Posted on 2010-08-29 at 21:16:32.

Topic: WWII Horror
Subject: Characters are posted


Some of you need to finalize some skills and equipment with me so don't thing it is written in stone.


Characters in the games

Posted on 2010-08-29 at 19:22:10.
Edited on 2010-08-29 at 19:23:02 by Alacrity

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: no problem


We play it calm and relaxed here.

Posted on 2010-08-29 at 19:19:58.

 


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