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Topic: The Hobo's WIP art thread
Subject: Very nice

Love the volcano and would definitely like to see the first one in colour. Nice work!

Posted on 2010-08-06 at 17:23:24.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: get interesting

Love the level of role playing that is going on right now. Excellent work by all.

Posted on 2010-08-06 at 12:10:47.

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

In my post the sheriff refers to you unsnapping your smg, not bringing them out. In fact he says rack and pin them, which is a reference to re-snapping the holsters. Although you have not brough them out, unsnapping a weapon is a sign that you plan to use them if necessary. Is the sheriff jumping the gun? Probably but he's had a bad day and might see rubbing your nose as brandishing a incendiary device right now.

Posted on 2010-08-06 at 03:06:29.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: Time for a poll

What are you expecting to find behind the door? What is your imagination creating that makes you all hesitant to open the door?

You know - this is the first time the party has gone in the front entrance. In both other campaigns, you had a "secret" entrance to use.

Posted on 2010-08-05 at 21:28:15.

Topic: lifespring
Subject: I am

I am Alacrity. I ban people who don't follow the rules or bother me in some way. I like swords.

Welcome to the Inn. (Don't take us seriously....)

Posted on 2010-08-05 at 18:49:34.

Topic: WWII Horror
Subject: hurm

Reep - A female captain just doesn't fit in the WWII world I'm picturing. It didn't happen either in history or hollywood. The female character I have in mind is a femme fatale Lady in Red type.

So I have a Sarge and two Corp. Anyone for a male Captain's role or the Private? The femme Fatale?


Posted on 2010-08-05 at 16:53:01.

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

This is one of the scenes that really drew me to this module. It is a real moral question wrapped up in a power play and smothered in potential innocent victims. It is sorta like having the stand off in the pilot episode of Firefly between Mal and Patience, but in a Central Park.

Posted on 2010-08-05 at 16:26:28.

Topic: Poems by me
Subject: not sure nice is proper word

A very well done song MMV. How about something a bit more cheerful and uplifting?

Posted on 2010-08-04 at 16:31:02.

Subject: I suppose

Alacrity should be depicted tossing someone out of an upper story window. Maybe a faceless person wrapped in a cloth bag labelled "BANNED".

Posted on 2010-08-04 at 15:22:52.

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: dead man lying

Newhouse, Beylix, Outside Jailhouse, 12:30 am, Day Three

“You ruttin’ trigger-happy sumbitch,” Sam’s gaze had already swept back past Sloat’s sprawled form and found the back of Pearson’s head again, “what’d ya have ta go an’ shoot that poor bastard fer?!”

“What the guay? ” Wolf growled.

“Seemed downright uncalled for to me,” Andrew spoke up to add his words to those of Sam’s, “The man wasn’t a danger to anyone especially with his hands full of that there strongbox.” Andrew said, “Hard to try a man when he’s dead… don’t you think!”

Luke stares calmly at the dead body before him as the townfolk gather and the crew speak their minds. “I called out that I was the law – he didn’t stop. Seemed clear to me. Innocent people stop when the law tells them to, only criminals run. But don’t worry gentlemen,” He said at the Frisco gentlemen, “That one was on the house. As to trials, well, I guess I saved the people a peck of taxes.”

"Well, that's some pretty shootin', Deputy," Wyatt drawled, hoping his crew would rein in. "Put two holes in the man clean-like sure enough." Wyatt walked over to Chad and checked for a pulse. Sure enough, Chad was dead.

“This ain’t right Cap’n” Wolf stated as he started getting out of the mule, at the same time releasing the straps holding his two sub guns in place in their holsters.

The two men from the miner’s guild look at each other and back. “I don’t understand why he didn’t stop though. We asked Mister Sloat to wait while we checked the ballots. There was some discrepancy because … well he was the name on every ballot. But he got real nervous like and grabbed the strong box and ran!”

Well what do we have here?” The voice of the sheriff rings out rather breathlessly as the balding man approaches from the other side of the mule with a gun in both hands trained upon Wolf. “Captain, your man here has machine pistols ready in a park where there are woman and children. Please make him rack and pin them or I will drop him where he stands. We have differences but I believe you would prefer to be civilized.”

(I am gonna assume that Wolf will comply to the request)

“Right! Luke. What happened? The sheriff asks with guns still out and ready.

“Man ran out of mining Guild office. One of these gentlemen called stop thief. I identified myself, told him to stop, he didn’t, I did.”

Sheriff nods rapidly, “Fine. Clear cut case to me.”

“Fine!” John Blake cries out, “Chad was one of us! From Frisco.”

“Really!” Sheriff says, “Good then, you can take the body home and I don’t worry about getting Morty to do it.”

“I think we have re-thought our decision with Mr. Pearson.” John calls back angrily.

“Re-think all you want, you have a binding legal contract that I witnessed for you. Now load up your friend, take Luke to your ship and get the hell out of my town now!”

Newhouse, Beylix, Emmett’s Bar, 12:30, Day Three
Benny agrees to accompany Willow out to the ship, “I know a way through the back alleys that will take us most of the way here.”

Darla comes up and impulsively hugs Willow, “You get yourself out of here Girl. If the sheriff finds out you have that kind of cash, you’ll find yourself in a world of hurt. He’s a mean conniving man with a thousands trick and no heart. I hope this piece you are getting is gonna do you good.!”

Benny and Willow left from the back door favoured by the deputy which leads out behind the bar. As Benny leads Willow away, she can here the sheriff’s voice carry “Well what do we have here? Captain, your man here has machine pistols ready in a park where there are woman and children. Please make him rack and pin them or I will drop him where he stands.”

Posted on 2010-08-04 at 02:50:23.

Subject: Send you email

I covered off three members for you

Posted on 2010-08-04 at 00:35:20.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: post

I have posted a short one. I really only need to know how you plan to get in (door or window) and who is gonna open the door. So someone step forward or I pick a volunteer from the studio audience.

Posted on 2010-08-04 at 00:30:56.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off
Subject: leaderman?

Dapple approached the closed doors cautiously, examining each stair before lighting her weight upon it. Standard wooden steps, only slightly worn form the weather but none seems to be made as pressure plates or triggers to traps. She approached the doors with the same clinical inquiry but quickly ascertained that the door had no lock, although it could be bolted on the inside.

Yet, something caught her eye. A single strand of black hair lay across the handles of the double doors. It was an old trick, something early guild members were taught to see if someone had entered their room. But the hair being on the outside wouldn’t warn anyone inside – it would only tell someone on the outside.

Perplexed, Dapple moves back from the door, ignoring the look of curiosity from Char and the Bard. She goes to the left were a window is inset within the wall, about four feet up from the ground. She quick climbs up the wall and to the window, bracing herself with her feet on either side. She looks over the window, which is a double set with a latch and the outside but shutters closed from within. There, on the latch was a single black hair, laid across so delicately.

Dapple curses in a series of languages and drops down from the ledge. No point checking the other one, she knew what she’d find. It wasn’t a trap, but something about it set her …. Hairs on end. She turned back to the party and reported what she had found. They could enter freely, but someone or something would know they had entered.

Posted on 2010-08-04 at 00:29:08.

Topic: Loaded Dice #53: Do I Have to Say It?
Subject: Ack!

Suffering from Pun fallout! Ack! PFFT!

Posted on 2010-08-02 at 15:29:13.

Topic: WWII Horror
Subject: I support push up bras

One taker only.... Hurm.

Posted on 2010-07-31 at 22:38:01.

Topic: WWII Horror
Subject: WWII Horror

I am thinking of starting a game again. Want to see if anyone would be interested. It is a WWII miltary game with some horror and spy thriller as well. This will be more based on the "Hollywood" world war films than reality, or perhaps the Wolfenstein video games. I am not looking for historical accuracy, I am looking for good story telling and good role playing.

The rule system will be the Cortex rules, which are the rules I use for my Serenity based games (Rocinante). Depending on the players, I may go for a simplified set of rules to make it easier.

So I would need at least five soldiers: a captain, a sarge, a corporal and two privates. There is also a role for a female who will appear later in the story.

It is 1943 and OSS picks up reliable intelligence that the Nazis are developing rocket fuel at a remote location near the swiss border. An old estate - Castle Rautenberg, is being used as the research facilty. Due to the remoteness of the castle, and it close vicinity to the swiss border, the allies can not risk a bombing run. So a team of 20 commandos are hand picked to be airdropped at night, make their way to the castle and destroy it.

But it doesn't go as planned. 30 minutes from the drop point, the plane is attacked by german fighters. Grabbing what gear they can, the few surviving commandos run to jump from the plane before it goes down. As the plane explodes upon impact, only 5 (or 6) members of the team are alive, and with limited supplies. But these are allied soldiers, and the mission must be carried out or else the nazis will be raining bombs on England and the USA.

They are 20 miles off course and have to hoof it fast because the crash will bring Nazi troops in a hurry.

Posted on 2010-07-30 at 16:09:10.
Edited on 2010-07-30 at 16:09:34 by Alacrity

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: 711

His last post was July 11th.

Posted on 2010-07-29 at 19:03:55.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: What about Bob?

He is still with us isn't he?

Posted on 2010-07-29 at 18:55:02.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: two

Just waiting for Bob and Olan. If they could post by the weekend, I could move this along into the main action.

Posted on 2010-07-29 at 17:38:21.

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

Just waiting on Wyatt and Wolf to post. Prehaps if they can do so before the weekend, I can move this space opera further along.

Posted on 2010-07-29 at 17:36:24.

Topic: Robin Hood and Friar Tuck, Zombie Killers
Subject: short

"I say," Will shouts loudly to the young man shuffling down the street, "Have you been in an accident? Perhaps you should sit yourself down and call for help. Walking on a bad ankle can be worse for it."

The figure doesn't reply but continues to shuffle towards The two Merry Men. "Apparently he has been struck deaf as well. Let us help the poor bugger."

Posted on 2010-07-29 at 16:33:11.

Topic: Loaded Dice is now on Twitter
Subject: sigh

It was the cookies, wasn't it?

Posted on 2010-07-29 at 16:28:51.

Topic: Be back in a bit
Subject: watch out for zombies

They love campers

Posted on 2010-07-28 at 16:24:25.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: positions

As always, I will remind that once you step into the building, it becomes very very necessary to be specific as to positioning. What I mean is telling me if you are going left, right, north, south, drawing missile weapons, drawing sword, heading for centre of room, clinging the the walls, writing out your last will and testament, etc etc. It can mean life or .... well a lot of discomfort.

If you remain vague, I will make assumptions. And you ALL know what happens when I make assumptions.

Posted on 2010-07-26 at 23:10:46.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: whine whine whine

Without a monster or two, it is hardly a quest - just a group of friends wandering in the dark.

But yes, things will get hairy very soon.

Posted on 2010-07-23 at 19:18:11.


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