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Topic: RDInnsider - The March Issue Is Here!
Subject: March Issue


Anyone wanting to download the Newest edition of the Newletter can do so here. Just click on the pic.






Okay - It seems to have worked. It isn't a pretty link but it is a link. Smoke'em if you got em!

Posted on 2010-03-04 at 02:58:16.
Edited on 2010-03-06 at 23:37:19 by Merideth

Topic: Save the Princess Q and A
Subject: It is a plot


We have been without internet service for the last three days. Service person coming today to check the lines.

Posted on 2010-03-03 at 13:17:40.

Topic: CANADA
Subject: Damn fine game


But that last goal was a classic.

Thank you for joining us world. We had a great time with you all. Sorry we won so many golds but thanks for stopping by. See you in Socti.



Posted on 2010-03-02 at 03:13:22.
Edited on 2010-03-02 at 03:13:36 by Alacrity

Topic: Save the Princess Q and A
Subject: okay


Had a sick little boy this weekend with stomach flu. Plus the Olympics so I will post tody if I can.

Posted on 2010-03-01 at 11:32:40.

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: Finally had some time


Nothing ever goes to plan….

It began as a short run to a comet mine, given to you by a friend who wanted to pay a debt. Now you were on Beylix, playing escort to three men looking to buy a sheriff. John Blake – the Banker who assets Sam saved by stopping a robbery. C.C. Fiddler – Frisco Hotel owner, and A.E. (Sherm) Sherman – a Merchant. They were there to find a man named Like Pearson who was likely to be wanting to be a sheriff. At least, Someone had suggested that – Brigit you think.

Brigit Trousdale – the School Teacher who seemed to always be in trouble, or around it. Yet somehow never the cause, or at least it seemed that way. She was engaged to JW but certainly wasn’t playing the faithful wife yet.

You had other passengers as well. Chad Sloat, the mining guild man was all prickly about the contents of his lock box and as soon as you could say depressurized, he was out like a shot and heading towards the Mining Guild Office. As for the other passenger, pretty boy James (Jimmy) Blake, son of the Banker – he was getting all gussied up when you left, like he flew all this way for a date.

Not that it meant a hill of beans to Captain Wyatt. They paid their fees and he was doing his job to get them here and back. But the plan to grab a sheriff, get back to the ship, fly by Regina and drop of the passengers and sheriff via the shuttle so that you could scoot back to the lullabelle mine and grab a shipment of ice – didn’t leave time for much dilly dally. The money was good though if you got it, with JW guaranteeing payment and good honest jobs were hard to beat.

Your PR man Asher Talhone had stayed behind on Regina to watch over the town and keep an eye on the shuttle when it landed. Asher was a good man with a gun, but hopefully he wouldn’t let himself get caught with his pants down.


Day Three, Newhouse Jail, Beylix, 10:46 am

John, CC, and Sherm entered the jail house that also served as the sheriff office. A young gentleman with a star on his shirt came forward to meet them.

“Excuse me?” John Blake spoke up, “We are looking for Deputy Luke Pearson?”

The deputy looked over the men in disbelief and then said, “Ahh, he’s not here right now. What’s your business with Luke?”

John cleared his throat, “We are looking for a sheriff for our town – Frisco…on Regina?”

“Oh.” The deputy says and then smiles broadly, “Oh! Well have a seat! He’ll be by soon enough and let me say that you couldn’t find a more…ah…dedicated lawman as a sheriff. You want coffee?”

Wyatt and Sam enter behind the gentleman and hear the tail end of conversation. The jailhouse is neat and clean, with only two men currently being held in the back. One of the stands up as you enter and at that moment, his eyes and Wyatt lock.

"Chou shen mao dai gu xiang," he said softly, and Wyatt recognizes a familiar face in the last place he expected it. Andrew Bowman?! What was he doing here and why was he in jail?

Day Three, Rocinante, Beylix spaceport, 10:40 am

Willow was in a bind. She had to get out to this Emmett’s bar and find this Benny Xiau who had the chess piece that the Tong’s Grandfather charged her with finding. But she wasn’t about to wander a smelting town unescorted. She wondered to herself for the umpteenth time if she should have told the Captain.

It was then that James Blake passed through the galley, dressed in a dark blue business suit that spoke of wealth and tailoring. His clothing spoke volumes to Willow as did his strut and smug look. Jimmy was off to do something he thought was very important and something secret as well. Although she couldn’t have said why, Willow intuition said “Brigit” to her.

This was an opportunity that Willow couldn’t let go by.

Day Three, Outside Newhouse Jail, Beylix, 10:47 am

Wolf parked the mule and checked his weapons. He moved across the roadway towards the jail when he spotted another man moving towards the jailhouse. He was a balding middle age man with two pistols, a gold star on his chest and a shotgun in hand. Not knowing why, Wolf decided to stop to tie his bootlace and let the man enter before him.

Hell after spoiling a bank robbery, anything was possible



Posted on 2010-02-27 at 20:26:55.
Edited on 2010-02-27 at 20:27:51 by Alacrity

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Moving forward so you don't have to search


The Who’s Who in Frisco

A brief run down of important people in Frisco that you have met so far. In brackets is a "visual aid" actor if you’d like to google – taking into account the age of the character. IE: Burt Lancaster in Field of Dreams, Meg Foster in Osterman Weekend, Keye Luke in Kung Fu...)

JW McClarin – Mine Owner, Senator and the de facto leader of the town. A good man, honest, straight dealing from all you’ve seen. (Powers Boothe)
Bailey Sacket – Engineer. JW’s right hand man in the mine. Keeps everything running and is the one JW trusts with the money. He has Bowden’s Malady but it is under control. (Joss Ackland)
Nora Blake – Bankers’s Wife. A hot looking momma who seems to have an opinion on everything. The driving force behind her husband’s career. (Meg Foster)
John Blake – Bank Owner. A short balding man with no ambition or drive beyond saying “Yes Dear.” (Timothy Spall)
Jimmy Blake – Self described ladies man. Son of the Banker who enjoys spending the money that his parents have made – he is pampered, prissy and those are his good points. (Pierce Brosnan)
Brigit Trousdale – Trouble in so many ways. A dutiful woman waiting on her man or a treasure seeker hussy with a dagger ready to plan firmly in your back? (Christina Hendricks)
Charles Caesar – Newspaper man. Looking for a good story to sell the papers. Truth is all in perception. (Jeffrey Jones)
C.C. Fiddler – Hotel owner. An Attendee of the Town Meeting (Bruce Campbell)
A.E. Sherman – Store owner. An Attendee of the Town Meeting (Alan Rickman)
Dennis Chow – Bartender. An Attendee of the Town Meeting and a supposed Tong member (Donald Li)
Chad Sloat – Miner’s Guild man. Wants to have an election to get Guild representation but seems to procrastinate about doing the deed. (Viggo Mortensen)
Major Montebank – Superintendent of the mine – controls all the security to mine. Ex-miltary sort, very proper, who likes to tell stories of the good old days. (Edward Woodward)
Doc MacGuire – Local doctor. Takes care of his people well. Still mourns the death of his wife and has a secret drinking problem that isn’t too much of a secret. (Burt Lancaster)
Albert Morgan – Bank Teller. Recovering from shock. (Wallace Shawn)
Lau Tsu – The Tong leader. A harden criminal or a man with a desire to serve his people? (Mark Alan Dacascos)
Grandfather – The Shepherd of the Tong church. A priest with a past of sorts and a shady mission for Miss Willow. (Keye Luke)


Posted on 2010-02-27 at 19:37:42.

Topic: Save the Princess Q and A
Subject: three


I have only three posts? What happened? Is everyone snowed under?

Posted on 2010-02-26 at 16:46:46.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: What was that about the luck of three?


William has stomach flu. The gods conspire against me. I will get post by by the end of the weekend. Ack! Pfft!

Posted on 2010-02-26 at 16:42:25.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: thank you,.


All these posts! Excellent! I will be moving you along shortly, just seem to be a lot of work this week when i expected it to be calm.

Posted on 2010-02-25 at 14:46:14.

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


I was planning to do a brief "continuing where we last left off but I have been delayed. Maybe today if I have time. But you can read back on the posts and post your own whenever you wish.

BTW - I don't get email updates for the game thread when you update, so when you post, put a note in the Q&A so I know.

Posted on 2010-02-24 at 13:06:06.
Edited on 2010-02-24 at 15:26:00 by Alacrity

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: A quick recap - musically done


Based on American Pie by Don Maclean

A long, long time ago,
I can still remember,
How that Firefly could make me smile.
And I knew if I took a chance,
Rocinante would always dance,
And maybe, we’d have freedom for awhile.

But Purple-bellies make me twitchy,
Stay in one place and I’ll get itchy,
Bad luck on our backdoor,
I’m not sure I can take much more.

I can’t remember if I cried,
When I realized our employer died,
Stem Bolt in the hold, deep inside,
And so Rocinante flies..

I started singing,
So Bye Bye, to this here Frisco town,
Seems we had a peck of trouble,
Since our feet touched the ground,
And all them Ludlows want to kill us, or least hang us to dry,
So thru’ the Black, Rocinante will fly.
To the Black, Rocinante flies.

Did you fly the Lullabelle?
And did that comet seem like a frozen hell,
But the Captain told you so,
And do you believe these bastards fly,
To beat you to the lock on their Griffin ride,
And can they eat dust as we pass them right slow,

Well, you know Kora is in love with him,
Some bearded guy with a double chin,
It seemed all so amazing,
Then Ludlow had guns a blazing.

He used a stupid teenage blundering guy,
With explosives wired to the backpack fly,
And Ernest now was gonna die,
To the Black, Rocinante flies.

I started singing,
So Bye Bye, to this here Frisco town,
Seems we had a peck of trouble,
Since our feet touched the ground,
And all them Ludlows want to kill us, or least hang us to dry,
So thru’ the Black, Rocinante will fly.
To the Black, Rocinante flies.

W got the ice and we head for home,
Or Regina planet, as we do roam,
But things aren’t as suppose to be,
Alliance blockade is holding fast,
Sam hitches a ride on the ass,
Of a ship so alliance couldn’t see.

Oh, and while the ship was spinning round,
Sam brought the boat to ground,.
The brass band was a flaunting,
But you ain’t the guy they wanted,
And while Wyatt, Willow and Sam moved on,
To find your contact before the dawn,
Little did you know the con,
To the Black, Rocinante flies.

I started singing,
So Bye Bye, to this here Frisco town,
Seems we had a peck of trouble,
Since our feet touched the ground,
And all them Ludlows want to kill us, or least hang us to dry,
So thru’ the Black, Rocinante will fly.
To the Black, Rocinante flies.

Sammie’s dottie as the school marm’s a hottie.
Red hair green eye, and oh what a body!
Dashman’s heart was falling fast,
If you escort me to the bank,
I’ll pay you all so there be no flack,
But the robbers were a planning a real blast

Now Sam called on his friends “let’s roll”,
Wolf jumps in the mule prepared to go,
He threw it down full gear,
Oh but he really had to steer!
`Cause as Wolf tried to take the corner,
The marching band was soon run over,.
The brakes were left on the clover,
To the Black, Rocinante flies.

I started singing,
So Bye Bye, to this here Frisco town,
Seems we had a peck of trouble,
Since our feet touched the ground,
And all them Ludlows want to kill us, or least hang us to dry,
So thru’ the Black, Rocinante will fly.
To the Black, Rocinante flies.

Oh and then we arrived all in one place,
one robber was shot into space,
But Sam been wounded bad again.
So come on: Doc meet Willow, Move Sam quick!
Trouble coming from Alliance Skiff,
Through the backdoor, they take their friend.

Oh, and as Willow works to save her Sam,
The evil dude was a Ludlow man,
Their Dad was a commander,
Could the day get any Grander?
And as Wolf worked hard on the hover car,
Asher got drunk in the local bar,
Sam and Brigit did it in the OR.
To the Black, Rocinante flies.

I started singing,
So Bye Bye, to this here Frisco town,
Seems we had a peck of trouble,
Since our feet touched the ground,
And all them Ludlows want to kill us, or least hang us to dry,
So thru’ the Black, Rocinante will fly.
To the Black, Rocinante flies.

Willow went to the temple man,
And he asked her for some special plan,
But she just agreed and turned away.
A meeting held had lots in store,
Hire a sheriff, can we come abroad?
But the plan didn’t leave much time to play.

And in Newhouse, the Professor busted,
It was self defence, but a man’s been dusted,
And not a witness has spoken,
Will soon all his hopes be broken?
Yet the three men outside the jail,
Will they leave him behind the rails?.
Time will tell the rest of this tale.
To the Black, Rocinante flies.

I started singing,
So Bye Bye, to this here Frisco town,
Seems we had a peck of trouble,
Since our feet touched the ground,
And all them Ludlows want to kill us, or least hang us to dry,
So thru’ the Black, Rocinante will fly.
To the Black, Rocinante flies.

They were singing,
So Bye Bye, to this here Frisco town,
Seems we had a peck of trouble,
Since our feet touched the ground,
And all them Ludlows want to kill us, or least hang us to dry,
So thru’ the Black, Rocinante will fly.
To the Black, Rocinante flies.


Posted on 2010-02-22 at 20:44:26.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: slight delay


I am taking Monday off as I have a lot of lieu time. I will post the refresher and the restart then.

Posted on 2010-02-21 at 19:49:20.

Topic: Save The Princess, Save The Wyrm
Subject: Hurm....


Derry moved within the outer range of his spell and began the incantation. The energy of the mana flowing through his body overwhelmed him for a brief moment, as spell casting does when you go a while without. Through concentration, words of power and intrinsic gestures, he moulded the energy to do his bidding a released it towards the Bugbears.

They had not heard him, not that they were listening well as they chomped their way through the cake. Then, the muffle cry of the prisoner stopped, and thy body stilled within the bag. Then, one of the creatures buckled and fell face first into the cake they were eating. For a moment, the bugbears were confused and made guttural sound to each other that were questioning in tone. Then at once the three remaining went for their weapons, knowing that they were under attack. Without thought or care of their companion asleep in the frosting, they moved to get out of the terrace with axes ready.

Brandr moved quickly across the garden to directly across from the north facing opening in the terrace, and opened up with his arrows. His aim was true as the first arrow sank deep within the shoulder of a bugbear, between the metal bands of its armour. The second arrow was deflected of the helm of the beast, turning its head in the pain of the first blow.

Ela first arrow strikes the cloth and is stopped by the fabric curtain, the second one meets the same fate but the force of the arrows takes the drapery off its hooks, and down to the ground. Her third and fourth arrows are turned by the thick armour and hide of the bugbears.

Noctus moves with rapier and stiletto drawn to stand before the mage, protecting him for the possible wrath of the bugbears. Peter also moves to the opposite side, prepared to face the evil before him.

Crow holds himself at the back of the party, daggers at ready. As they move within range he thrown his dagger with deadly accuracy but the armour and reflexes of the monsters are too much for his efforts.

The wounded Bugbear moves at speed toward Brandr with axe held high. Brandr fires twice more, the first one is way off the mark, flying high over the head of enemy to clatter on the brick of the castle. But the next shot feels right from the moment it leaves the bow. The bugbear is struck full in the chest and staggers back a few steps. But it recovers despite how much blood comes from the wound and continues onward. It swings wide and Brandr, and the ranger easily dodges the second blow as he discards his bow and draws his sword.

The second bugbear moves to split Derry in two, but Noctus stands before him. The beast sneers at the outfit and weapons of Noctus and attacks him with a ferocious roar. Noctus ducks low to avoid the blow and comes up close to strike with both weapons. Although neither blades strike deep, they do draw blood.

The third is engaged by Peter who hits it with a good solid blow to the chest. Even through the armour, that would leave a bruise. The bugbear returns the favour with a level swing of the axe that Peter’s armour saves him from the worst of, but leaves him gasping for air.

OOC: Okay, I filled in a lot of movement and action here, but I would prefer if you posted intended actions for the next two rounds. I appreciate it if Ela and Crow could choose which to attack as they have initative at this moment, or/and how they wish to move.

One Bugbear ( on Brandr) – Serious wounds
One Bugbear ( on Peter) – Minor wounds
Peter – Minor wounds

Posted on 2010-02-21 at 19:47:35.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: okay then


Let us go with this group as is then, I will NPC Asher until otherwise necessary.

I will do up the summary this week and post on the weekend. Time to get this cattle train a-moving.

Posted on 2010-02-17 at 17:35:05.

Topic: Save the Princess Q and A
Subject: like pulling teeth here


Unless someone speaks out before Friday, I will assume that Derry is casting Sleep, and everyone else is standing around waiting to see what happens.

Posted on 2010-02-17 at 17:32:38.

Topic: Save the Princess Q and A
Subject: I'm back


Whew! Insanity is over. I can breathe easier now.

Sleep - I would rule that you can cast through the linen as long as you are within the 30 yard range. You can see their outlines so you have an idea where to centre the spell. You will effect 2d4 of HD, working from lowest to highest within a 30 foot radius.

Posting - I do not have a clear direction given as to what the party wants to do beside a sleep spell. Am I not giving you enough to work with in my descriptions? Do you need to set a leader? Do you feel overwhelmed? Talk to me.

Posted on 2010-02-16 at 13:16:38.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: done that and yes


Tann - we adjusted Wolf already. Beefed him up and rounded out his weapon skills.

Bro - Professor is a tech/gunslinger. As I said, no one is a slouch with weapons in this group.

I will miss Blamm's kid as well, it was a fun character. But I think we can go with the group we have since anyone else coming in would have to mesh with the group, which is hard in mid-story. However if y'all wanted another I'd be willing too.

Posted on 2010-02-15 at 12:50:00.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: off to work on a Sunday


My insanity at work is almost over. Two more days.

So what I am hearing is that we have Wyatt, Sam, Wolf, The Professor and Willow. I had already temporarily written out Asher (wonder how Blamm is doing). Do we need to bring in another? We got Captain, Pilot, Mechanic, Tech, Doctor, and everyone is good with a gun except Willow, but she has other weapons .

After Monday, I will look over the last few posts and se about doing a quick summary to jog everyone's memory. Then we can go from there.



Posted on 2010-02-14 at 15:08:44.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Still willing and able


I would love to revive this game but I needs players. Bromern and Robert? Talk to me dudes!!!!!! I can get a new gunslinger easily.

Posted on 2010-02-11 at 23:17:25.

Topic: Save The Princess, Save The Wyrm
Subject: sneaking rake, bake a cake, move to make.


Crow crept forward towards the awning with as much care and deliberateness that he could muster. To his ears, every step brought forth a cacophony of sounds that signalled his position, but he continued onward. The shadow of the manor house aided his attempt at stealth, as he clung to the darkness.

Once there, the Syl rogue peered around the corner of the curtain to see what was moving inside. Under the canopy of the terrace were four large ugly humanoids – Bugbears. Each one wore banded armour and had a vicious double bladed battleaxe either on back or nearby. Their helms all bore the symbol of a single red eye. They did not notice the thief as their attention was upon eating as they tore apart with their hands the birthday cake that was laid out in the table. Somehow the pink and white frosting smeared over a Bugbear's face, chest and hands takes way for the intimidation factor associated with such a large evil creature. They don’t even look up from their eating, seemingly confident that they will not be disturbed or bothered, and they are making so much noise from eating that you could have walked by with bells on.

Behind them on the table is a bundle – a person rolled in a table cloth or curtain by as much that Crow can see. It is a woman he’d guess – or at least someone with feminine ankles and wearing high heel shoes.

The door to the castle is sealed by a heavy iron portcullis as was the front.

Seeing all that he has, Crow returns to the group to report on what he sees so a plan of actions can be made.

OOC: Work is nuts so I’ll be out until the 17th. I promise to come back! I will monitor the posts and the Q&A as best I can.

Posted on 2010-02-05 at 03:38:14.
Edited on 2010-02-05 at 03:38:41 by Alacrity

Topic: Save the Princess Q and A
Subject: Insanity reigns


I am getting quite busy now and don't know when the next full post will be so you have time to post. If I can, I will do a short post of what Crow sees before he's grabbed and eaten (call me an Old Man will you? Now you pay!) by the demon cockroach ogres.

Posted on 2010-02-03 at 18:43:05.

Topic: Save the Princess Q and A
Subject: yo - Thief boy


Shall I assume you are sneaking to the terrace and peering around the open part of the curtain? Or were you going to sneakily lift the curtain and expose yourself to the whatevers they are inside?

Posted on 2010-02-01 at 23:28:24.

Topic: Save the Princess Q and A
Subject: betting pool


Sudden image of the party gathered in a circle at the garden edge.

"5 gold says its ogres."

"Put me in for hobgoblins"

"I'm good for Bugbears"

"Right, I say humans in bad costumes"

"Can I bet on some kind of ugly humanoid?"

"No! That's too general. Pick a species!"

"Fine, I'll put 5 on orcs"

"Can I bet Drow?"

"No drow in Audalis."

"Oh..."



Posted on 2010-02-01 at 22:23:37.

Topic: Save the Princess Q and A
Subject: Ogres


HD 4+1

Funny how you remember certain stats.....

Not wanting too burst any bubbles but ogres don't often wear armour. If they do they are usually ogre magi and you'd be pooched anyway.

Posted on 2010-02-01 at 21:16:25.

Topic: Save the Princess Q and A
Subject: well ....


How elevated is this terrace? About five feet. There are stairs on the sides if you look at the map.

Do we expect to be able to jump onto it? Well you could use the stairs.

Can we see enough to shoot arrows? Sure but the sides are blocked with a white linen hung loosely which may slow or stop an arrow.

Is there a convenient spot from which to cast a sleep spell before they even know we are here? Define convenient? Do you mean a place to cast the spell and not be seen or heard? I'd have to check the range of a sleep spell first but I don't think you need to be in eye contact to effect creatures. So it is a tentative yes.

Oh, and how big is "big?" The shadows make them look somewhere between 7 to 8 feet tall. You can see the sharp edges of their armour so the are a hearty race that can carry heavy armour and still eat ... dinner.


Posted on 2010-02-01 at 14:17:30.

 


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