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Topic: Blatantly Obvious Lies
Subject: why not


Cause it is virgin art.


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Why is there no ham in a hamburger?

Posted on 2008-06-27 at 17:00:57.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Posting time


I will be busy with baby until the weekend so relax, post when you can. If I have enough responses, I'll post on Sunday, otherwise tuesday is a holiday here so I will have a chance then.

Posted on 2008-06-26 at 10:25:17.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: well within


The basic short (no step penalties) range of a pistol is one hundred feet. Building to building with road between is less than 50 feet. I would say that the mule sits at 30 feet away from the bank doors.



Posted on 2008-06-25 at 10:49:29.

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


If it helps, Sam has the first move by initistive. So before the Kid can make a decision, someone would open up on the other two.

Now, would Asher, the gun nut, recognize the report of an Avenger and know it is Sam? The dice love you Blammm (luck must be a lady) and say yes, you would know Sam's Avenger anywhere.



Posted on 2008-06-24 at 17:09:40.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: seeing dead people


I leave it in your hands how much of Jal's goodbye you see/feel/perceive. My only warning is this - if you choice to see everything, you may find that you can't go back to the way you were.

Posted on 2008-06-24 at 13:39:47.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: lines of sight


Just for the record, the two other bandits in the bank are moving around but visible trough the windows. The glass is gone and the bars are blown open so there is little to block your line of sight, however it won't be an easy shot (+2 cover bonus).

Somehow I knew that Wyatt wouldn't hand over the mule. I hope I don't botch ...

Posted on 2008-06-24 at 11:19:26.

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


Blammm - Asher can easily drop the Grizzly and go for the pistols. You have Fightin type as an asset so you can make a extra non attack move per round.

It would be funny if you did give up the mule, as they don't know about the brakes ...



Posted on 2008-06-23 at 16:46:54.

Topic: yet another movie thread...
Subject: thanks


Good Luck Chuck was one of the ones Veronica was asking about. I appreciate the warning becuase once they come to DVD here, they are all unrated.

Posted on 2008-06-23 at 14:34:17.

Topic: George Carlin
Subject: missed


Al Sleet - the hippie dippie weather man was a big influence on my life.

When I was in grade 7 & 8, my friends and I would gather in thebasement and listen to records (vinyl) of George Carlin. Lots of fun times.

He wil be missed,

Posted on 2008-06-23 at 12:31:55.

Topic: Post Your RDI Shirt Pictures
Subject: DM shirt - with 'stache


Here is the Trust me shirt

Trust me

Posted on 2008-06-22 at 15:00:49.

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


Bob - Your fly spell lasts about two hours so you have lots of hang time left.

Albert - If I hated your vorpal, the ankheg would have bit it in half.

Posted on 2008-06-21 at 18:08:31.

Topic: Looking for Interest in New Online RPG
Subject: back to the top


Seems like Five Seconds and Subway are the two leaders so far. I would have thought the WWII would have been more popular. Just shows you never know.

Although hearing that Grugg won't be joining is a bummer. I thought I might actually get to DM you for once. Zombies? Would you take mutant zombies for 1000 Alex?

Utan, you are correct, Subway is based on a Gamma World module I ran back in the 80's. Didn't get to play GW much as my friends were die-hard D&D fans.

Posted on 2008-06-21 at 11:56:16.
Edited on 2008-06-21 at 12:00:55 by Alacrity

Topic: Question and Answers Game
Subject: Stomp


When did the poeple of Nova Scotia celebrate the first "Grugg-Stomping" day?



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A water bottle, some hot cooking oil and a long neck Bud.

Posted on 2008-06-20 at 15:20:13.

Topic: Star Wars Trivia...Useless and Otherwise
Subject: more


Finis or Phinis. I am not sure of the spelling.


In 1973, Lucas wrote the first outlines of what would eventually be Star Wars. Who were the two main characters in that original summary?

Posted on 2008-06-20 at 15:01:36.

Topic: Looking for Interest in New Online RPG
Subject: Lost and profound


I may have not done justice to that concpet in my write up. The problem is that it is a "strangers in a strange land" concept, so to explain what is going on, I thought would ruin the appeal.

However, I think I need to explain further to garnish interst. The characters are on an Ark traveling thorugh space. This ship is huge with thousands of "biodome" all containing individual cultures from earth. The ship has been travelling for hundreds of years, on its way to a star system where scientists believed a habitable planet would be.

But something went wrong. Along the way, something happened. The bridge is destroyed, the crew is dead, communication between domes is gone, and the ship is way off course. In fact, it is heading directly towards a star.

The PCs find this out early in their exploration of the ship. The makers of the ark built in a computer system designed to be used by anyone, through a holographic interface. They also find out there is an auxilery bridge where the course can be corrected. But they do not know how to do that. They need to find help somewhere on the ark, and find the other bridge.

Does that help?

Posted on 2008-06-20 at 12:39:13.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off
Subject: Over at last...or is it?


The exhilaration of slaying two foes in such style filled Maximus with confidence. He threw himself at the mantis leader with gusto and rage. The insect mage moved its staff to block the sweeping attack, but the blade cut through the staff and continued onwards to cut thorough the shell and body of the creature. If it could have looked surprised, it would have as it died a swift death.

Dapple attacked at the limbs of the Ankheg but found herself dodging more than hitting the creature. Then she was forced to move in towards the beast to avoid a blow and found an opening. The shell beneath was softer, more pliable and Dapple attacked with one, two and a third kick that seemed to cause great pain. With its master gone and the pain intense, the Ankheg dove back into its hole again to dig away from pest that hurt it so.

Char brings bow to aim and fires at the flying creatures. He has the second arrow in the air before the first hits target. The Thri-kreen is hit as it attempts to leap from mount to the blackness around Alloryn. Unable to use its dodging abilities, the two arrows pierce its carapace and it loses its balance, tumbling and falling until it crashes to the ground – a gooey icky mess.

Valentine casts his dispel magic on the globe. Even before he finishes his spell, he feels a power to it that is almost perfection. He watches as the darkness is ripped apart like cloth. Alloryn hangs there in the sky, green fire burning where her eyes should be and green energy glowing around her hand.

Inside, Alloryn had been fighting for what seemed like so long. This entity that called herself the green goddess was purging her from her own mind and Alloryn was starting to lose. It needed light to gain full power and the battle was distracting, but she was losing her will to fight.

Then suddenly, Alloryn felt a wave pass through her like a cooling breeze. The green goddess was torn out of her body and mind. She saw clearly again, and had control over her body

And she was 100 feet above the ground. Training took over as she began to plunge and she cast the fastest spell in her memory – featherfall.

Valentine saw the green fire extinguish and the young lady seemingly come to herself again. Alloryn feel for a few seconds but then she started to float to the earth, gently towards her brother’s waiting arms.

The last Mantis Warrior pulled up its mount and flew high, turning around to flee from the now mismatched battle.

Alloryn landed near Arien. The two looked at each other for a moment but then Alloryn collapsed, unconscious.

OOC: You may shoot at the departing Thri-kreen if you’d like. Bob – you had only a 5% chance of dispelling the presence from Alloryn and you got it. – That would be a mage’s Natural 20.


Posted on 2008-06-20 at 01:32:38.

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: Four minutes to save the Girl


The Main Street 1:25-1:27 pm

“Where were they going in such a hurry?” Cora said to her husband, “No respect for people on the road. This is why I keep saying we need an Alliance presence here in town. To keep the peace and maintain some law and order.”

“Yes dear.” John replied

“…Tearing down the street like hooligans.” Cora continued.

“Yes dear. Was that gun fire dear?” John asked.

“Oh my lord!” Cora raised her hand to her mouth.

FOSOOSH…KA-BOOM

“What was that dear?” John asked while instinctively taking cover at the bottom of the stage.

“It was outside our bank! Hunt! Turn around! Take us back fast!”

Hunt responded to Cora’s command as swiftly as he could. It was all of his driving skill to keep the stage from falling over when that mule flew by. A three point turn in a hurry was a bit much for his nerves now.

“Ummm. What are we going to do when we get there Dear?”

Cora gave a martyr’s sigh, “Try to be a man for once John. You know … surprise me.”

“Hey!” Hunt called out, “There goes JW! He’ll get the job done! Now hold on while I back this up…oops.”

The Bank, 1:27 pm

Ethan shoved Brigit towards the doorway. She stumbled as she did and fell to the ground, tripping over the weapons of Sam that were shoved across the floor. She falls without grace and send the pieces scattering. If that wasn’t bad enough, her blouse chose that moment to lose their lacing, opening her voluptuousness to the men to see. The two brother holler wildly but Ethan Silence them with a glare, “Get that rifle and grenades, we gonna need them...” And then to Brigit, “Fix yourself Woman.”

As Fenris pulls up the hover mule and lays on the horn/brakes, a man take a single step out and pushes Miss Brigit out before him while holding her hair in one hand and a long nose python in the other, the muzzle on the back of the pretty woman’s head. He sees the Hover mule and yanks his hostage back to the doorway.

“Stop the Mule! Get out, and leave your guns inside, or she dies!” Ethan yells out at you from the doorway. He is completely covered by the doorway and Brigit except for part of his head and face behind her. It is enough for Asher and Wyatt though to recognize the family resemblance.

Inside the Bank 1:27 pm

On the floor of the bank, Sam forces his eyes to open. Unconsciousness grabbed him for a moment but he couldn’t let Miss Brigit be taken away by these men. If it was that last thing he did, he would….

Sam blinked his eyes in disbelief. His Avenger was there, not a foot away from his body, like a long lost puppy who found its way home. He looks across the room with unfocused eyes. Ethan was at the doorway with Brigit, back to Sam. The two brothers were scoping up his equipment and stuffing the grenades into pockets, not paying attention to what they figured was a dead man.

The Landing Pad, 1:26-1:27

As the explosion settles, people who were once milling around are no longer without propose. Those with horses take off at full gallop and many of the men and woman take off towards town at a full run.

“I don’t believe anyone has more than a bruise or a few scratches, but perhaps….Merciful Buddha!” Willow stopped, wide eyed as she saw a bright flash and the ground shook beneath her feet.

The doctor looked up at the explosion and quickly repacked his bag, “Gentlemen, you’ll excuse me but that looks a might more serious than your injuries.” He moved to his horse and stuffed the kit back into the saddle bag. As he began to ride away, he hesitated and offers a hand down to Willow, “I might need some help?” he asks, “if you don’t mind being with an old fellow like me.”

Posted on 2008-06-20 at 00:49:33.

Topic: Why'd You Choose Your Avatar?
Subject: I don't have a name, you can call me V


I chose to use the V for Vendetta mask as I loved the graphic novel and the characters within - It is one of the most influential novels of my life.



Posted on 2008-06-19 at 23:51:22.

Topic: Looking for Interest in New Online RPG
Subject: Looking for Interest in New Online RPG


I would like to start a new game that is not D&D based. It will be quasi free-form, with an emphasis on role playing more than anything else. The game will be need 4 to 5 players, and it will run from a beginning to end, not run a continuous story. I’m hoping for a short adventure, but we all know that once you get posting, nothing is short in reality

My dilemma is this: I have a number of ideas that I like, and I can’t decide which is best. So here are four of my ideas, and I would like you to tell me which one you like, and if you would be interested in joining. I have summarized each one to give you a feel for the concept, but there is much more to each game.

Castle Rautenberg

It is February 1944 and deep within Nazi occupied Europe, a valuable double agent for the Allies has been discovered and captured. Codenamed Sparrow, this agent has worked for years deep within the Axis command and passing information to the Allies. Sparrow has been taken to Castle Rautenberg, an SS headquarters in Southern Bavaria. The location is very remote and intelligence has discovered that a special interrogator is being sent from Berlin to question Sparrow.

The Allies command can not allow the Germans to find out what Sparrow knows, so they have to move fast. A small group of soldiers are to be selected by Intrepid and the OSS. The team is to be assembled and airdropped deep into enemy territory tonight. There you will have to destroy a bridge to delay the SS officer. Make contact with a contact man within the nearby town and secure his assistance, and then you must move into Castle Rautenberg and rescue Sparrow. If it is not possible to rescue him, then ….

Please note – this is a WWII games based on Hollywood movies like Where Eagles Dare, Guns of Navarone, etc and games like Castle Wolfenstein. If you are a history buff, please understand I have no desire to keep to “official” history.

The Lost and Profound

It is 2790 AD.The world is 100 kilometers in diameter (a disc), flat and the sky is made of metal.The sun and Moon are hexagonal in shape. The stars all twinkle at regularly timed intervals. “Earth” is a myth. An ancient fable told to little children. It never really existed. The world has always been like this. (Like Atlantis to us now)

You live in a farming community governed by the Elders. The Elders answer to the creator who speaks to his people from temple’s bell tower. The Creator tells you who you will marry, what you will do as a vocation and all other important decisions in your life. Everything else is decided by the elders. Refusal to obey is a sin, punishable by stoning. Inside the temple, deep within its subfloor, is the creator’s machine – where all that dies is placed so the Creator can accept you back into his arms. The Creator’s device is operated by the Elders using a round metal control with six coloured buttons and a slot in it.

To this world, the players have been born. Basically an Amish based society in a metal bubble. The characters will be 4-5 people from this society. All of you are orphans, due to a fire where all your parents were killed when you were quite young. Raised by “Auntie Edna” a kindly blind woman who took you in after the fire, you lacked the stringent upbringing that most kids got causing you to become what the elders refer to as “troublemakers”. You ask questions, you demand answers and you are not very obedient. You don’t believe in the rules or the notion that everyone must be obedient to the elders. You don’t like your lives being structured the same way, day after day.

Your behaviour has reached the point where the elders are calling for stoning all of you. You flee to the forest to hide and while you are hiding, one of you trips over a round metal control with six coloured buttons and a slot in it. You manage to activate it somehow and the ground opens up at your feet. All of you fall through the iris opening into a metal tunnel with blue lights, and as you do, the door closes above you….

Five Seconds to Save the World

Imagine a world, much like our own, but there are individuals with powers hidden amongst our midst. They hide for government operatives, corporate agents and criminal bosses who would exploit their powers for their own purposes.

They are called Espers.

With the power of the mind unchained, Espers have untapped powers. They are categorized as follows:

Energy Manipulators (Spark) – These Espers control a single element force at their command. Some can hurl fire, others use electricity, air, water and some even use pure force itself.

Reality Controllers (Bender) – People who can slip themselves a few seconds into the future – appearing to move super fast. A few can create illusions that seem so real that no one knows what is real. Some can walk through walls. Others can control plants or animals. A few have been said to create undead servants or animate inanimate objects.

Mind Settlers (Psyche) – The standard one expects from an Esper, and about 70 percent of all Espers are in this category. Reading minds, controlling thoughts, forced domination, predicting the future and telekinesis are all the powers of the psyches.

Computer Melders (Surfer) – Those people who can leave their bodies behind and channel themselves through the world of computers. Some can harness the power of computers, others can surf the net for hidden data and a few can use their brains a storage for vast amounts of data.

You are a group of of 4 to 5 Espers living in hiding from those who would seek to exploit you. You were brought together and your secrecy maintained by Gabreille – a dead woman. Gabrielle was a Surfer who could merge her mind with computers. Her father and herself were killed a number of years ago by assassins when Gabrielle refused to join a mega-corporation to serve as an industrial spy. Before she died, she transferred her conscious into the computer.

Now, she surfs the computers of the world finding out what the agencies and corporations are doing so she can fight them. She can only do so much without a body so you are her “seconds”. In exchange for a safe haven, security and protection, you go on missions to help rescue other Espers targeted for “hire”. Sometimes you are sent to eliminate those Espers that are using their powers for evil actions. Either way, it’s a living and you get to use your powers as you see fit.

Subway

The world ended in six seconds. The people of the past build great machines, beautiful artwork, wondrous medicines and they threw it all away in a flash of nuclear fire. No one has seen the sun in their lifetime, only grey clouds that light poorly filters through. It is always cold now.

You are part of a tribe struggling for survival in a post-apocalyptic world. Your tribe has a compound built from the wreckage of the past. Survival is hard with all the monsters and creatures that hunt anything that moves, but you manage as best you can. Then there are other tribes wanting to take what you have for themselves. If that wasn’t enough there was the mutations developing in every child born. Some mutations were of benefit, but many were – vile.

Some devices from the past still work, if you can find Pcells for them, but they are few and far between. What Pcells you have are used for the security fence and the water purification. You have a solar powered recharge unit for Pcells, but there isn’t enough solar energy getting though the clouds to recharge a single Pcell in less than a month time. There is a legend of a big Pcell, one that would power a huge city back in the civilized days, but few believe it.

Two days ago, a regular patrol was doing a long range sweep from the compound – making sure no one was sneaking around, when one of the men fell into a hole in the ground. When they went in to rescue him, they discovered a set of ancient stairs leading downwards. They followed then down as far as they could go but turned back when they found a metal gateway blocking their way and a sign above in the old language “SUBWAY”. Far in the distance, they could see a glow, like from lights similar to the ones used on the security fence.

The elders decide to organize a team for 4 to 5 members to investigate the glow and this “subway”. Players may choose to be pure blood or they may have mutations that will aid them or hinder them in the mission. Where there is light, there is Pcells….

Please note - this is not in recruitment because I want to see the interest level first. So mods, please do not move this thread for now.

Posted on 2008-06-19 at 23:44:10.
Edited on 2008-06-19 at 23:45:15 by Alacrity

Topic: Star Wars Trivia...Useless and Otherwise
Subject: junkie


Elan Sel'Sabagno was the death stick dealer. He got an action figure for that!



Yes it was a german mauser. I wasn't looking fir the serial number ....


What was the name of the dancer killed by the Rancor in Return of the Jedi?

Posted on 2008-06-19 at 18:25:07.

Topic: Star Wars Trivia...Useless and Otherwise
Subject: Aha


Their last Master was Captain Antilles (Captain Raymus Antilles to be specific), who was not related to Wedge Antilles who appears in all of the original movies.


What actual handgun was Han Solo's blaster based on?



Posted on 2008-06-19 at 02:41:49.

Topic: Madness? THIS IS GRUGG!
Subject: I've seen this before


He's like a virus... spreading.

Posted on 2008-06-18 at 19:57:23.

Topic: Blatantly Obvious Lies
Subject: wrong


You will get 28 lives and ownership of a garage in buffalo.

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Why do birds suddenly appear, everytime you are near?

Posted on 2008-06-18 at 17:41:20.

Topic: What Should You Be Doing Right Now?
Subject: Sleeping


I should be sleeping because my son is asleep, but instead I am holding him and typing one handed just because he is so nice to hold and cuddle.

Posted on 2008-06-18 at 17:38:47.

Topic: An Idea for Webdesign At the Inn
Subject: Paid work?


You've never let paid work interfere with Inn coding before! When did you grow up and become responsible?

Posted on 2008-06-18 at 14:49:44.

 


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