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Topic: The Island of Putnam the Mad
Subject: Back to the start


Crow attempts to get the Cidals off the throne as they slap the buttons and each other. The skulls go up and down bursting into flames and calling out their warning. The pole goes up and down and the beholders return to fly around while the giant one says the exact same lines over again.

They are just illusions. No real threat to anyone in the room except ivan who freaks out every time they appear. “that is just uncool man! Stop it!”

“Wembley check this room quickly for anything we can use. Malrinn, Dudley, Gamard guard the portal behind the throne we‘ll leave that way. Alôndas up here with me to help cover the room with your magic and my bow as the rogue does his thing.” Crow says curtly, fed up with Wizard tricks and shadowy rooms.

The rogue finds nothing in the room except the obvious. No secret doors or traps reveal themselves.

The party gathers itself and goes through the portal behind the throne. They pass through hthe darkness to find themselves ...

In the same room that you first entered upon the island. You enter through the north doorway to the dark green room. On the walls are gold fabric wall hangings and paintings of wilderness landscapes. A watermelon shaped metal object is moving back and forth across the floor in a regular pattern. It has two stubby legs and feet but no head or arms. Against one wall is a simple oak table next to a large corner cabinet of dull metal. On the oak table is what appears to be a wooden cage (for a small animal perhaps?) smashed to pieces. In the other corner is a wooden closet door. A mirror on the opposite wall has a very heavy filigreed frame of unfamiliar metals. Two comfortable sofas and two chairs are arranged in front of a fireplace which glows with a fire and gives off a lovely warmth.


Posted on 2014-07-17 at 14:46:49.

Topic: Isle of Putnam- QnA
Subject: not a problem


I just have to remember to pack my notes in the morning. Ack! Pfft!

Posted on 2014-07-15 at 16:43:01.

Topic: Introduction a La Axiomatic
Subject: Ask for Darth


The cookies are over at the Dark Side section of the Inn. They have all the cookies.....

Posted on 2014-07-14 at 19:30:37.

Topic: Introduction a La Axiomatic
Subject: We be here


Depends on what time of day you come here but we are still here. I'm Alacrity and I am one of the admins here at the Inn. Let me say welcome to the RDI and pull up a chair.

We have a number of games going here and always looking for more. I run a couple of Serenity/Firefly RPG games and a 2e D&D game. Tann'Talas runs a 2e game called Trilogy War. The are some others going as well so please look around.

The Webmaster Is Tcatt11 otherwise know as Olan.

Let me know if you need anything.

Posted on 2014-07-14 at 18:57:49.

Topic: Has anyone looked into D&D 5?
Subject: Another review


enworld Review

Posted on 2014-07-14 at 16:06:30.

Topic: Has anyone looked into D&D 5?
Subject: substance


The review, to me, summarized the rules and and covered what many of the other reviews have said. Sorry, but that is from my perspective and not a direct line of thought. A lot of people when in with the same attitude as Olan and are saying that the new rules are actually quite good. Seeing that, I decided to check them out instead of being stubborn for stubborn sake. After all, I just quit playing with my tabletop group because I was so dissatisfied with the 2e rules. So I am on a quest now. It maybe for not but I will take a chance on a free PDF.

Posted on 2014-07-14 at 12:45:25.

Topic: Isle of Putnam- QnA
Subject: okay


With the chaos of the lost members I think I will just move you to the new room so everyone can start "fresh".

Posted on 2014-07-14 at 12:38:10.

Topic: Has anyone looked into D&D 5?
Subject: Mr Grumpy.


I had problems with the link only when I used my phone, which is a lousy way to read anyway.

I have decided to withhold judgement and read the rules first. I tell (lecture) my daughter to not dismiss something if you have not actually read it so I have to live up to my example.

Posted on 2014-07-13 at 16:30:14.

Topic: Has anyone looked into D&D 5?
Subject: change of attitude


Having read a number of very positive reviews form some of the harshest RPG Bloggers, I have decided to download the free rules (tomorrow) and read them.

Here is a short but good review which sums up what I see in most of the blogs.

D&D 5e Review

Once I have read the rules I will create my own review.

Posted on 2014-07-13 at 14:10:55.
Edited on 2014-07-13 at 14:12:22 by Alacrity

Topic: Isle of Putnam- QnA
Subject: Replacements


Kyle can talk to me about taking over Mal. Keeper of Dragons has approached me about The Mage.

Posted on 2014-07-13 at 13:59:43.

Topic: Isle of Putnam- QnA
Subject: so


We have lost Sal and Archangel. Anyone have any suggestions of players willing to take over the roles?

Posted on 2014-07-12 at 18:12:58.

Topic: Destiny's Flight - A Serenity RPG
Subject: The Brothers


Catie looks at the brothers, "First of all, in the event that Steele is the one that stole the Colt, and your suspicions are true, what would be the result of that? Secondly, I can believe how strongly you feel about them, but should your suspicions be false, what will you do then?"

Rick and AJ looked at each other. AJ shrugged. Rick shook his head. AJ made a dismissive hand gesture and Rick shook his head adamantly.

"Well you wanted to tell them."AJ said plainly.

"Yeah I wanted to tell them the truth not your ...."

"How can you just ignore everything you see Rick? Everything you feel? You are a Winchester, I know I was around when you were born. Don't you feel it in your bones."

"I am dearly hoping the family insanity missed me." Rick said with a dramatic crossing of his arms.

AJ looked at Catie. "We know who took the Colt. We know because ..."

"We have a reliable source. Can we leave it at that?" Rick interjected.

AJ grimaced and made the dismissive gesture again at Rick while turning back to Catie, "Anyway, I am not sure what you mean of the results. We are gonna get that Colt back. I know we can do it and frankly we have to try. I harbour no doubts to Templeton Steele actions in the acquisition of the Colt and the death of my father. I am not asking for your help, I wouldn't ask anyone to stick their neck out for our family business. But if we can help you out in the meanwhile, well I would be much obliged to lend a hand."


Posted on 2014-07-12 at 18:08:14.

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: Going down in a blaze of glory


The Battle, Asher near Rocinante and destroyed shuttle LV-426, 1:15 pm PT

Vasques pulled a med from its casing. She applied a Foam Sealant spray to Asher’s wounds to stop the bleeding. Then she pulled out a hypo-spray while drawing out a vial. Slipping the vial into the holder she shot three consecutive doses into Asher’s neck.

*PAFF*
*PAFF*
*PAFF*

Within seconds the surge passed through the body. “Oh yeah…that’s it.” Asher Said, “Thank you Lieutenant…I’ll be back as soon a Ma is safe, save some of that Yi Dwei Da Buen Chuo Roh for me.. I gotta score to settle.”

Vasques looked at the bodies oozing blood from the bullets Asher had put through their skulls, “Well you got a good start.. hurry back we need a shot like you. Here!” She handed the foam and the hypospray to Asher, "In case your Ma needs it. Just plug and play, you know what I mean."

The kid nodded, then headed double time back to the shuttle.

Whatever the fed had given worked wonders on Asher's system. The pain from his wounds were gone and he felt like he had energy again. Of course, he knew he'd pay for it later. Right now, he was running to the shuttle and still hearing the signal from Ma.

Behind him, there was an explosion and a burst of auto-cannon fire. he looked behind him to see something had separated from the Corvette and it was going down while the smaller craft was moving up. But he did not have time for that and there was little he could do. As he approached the shuttle wreckage, he couldn't see how she could have been in there and survived. Ash looked around frantically think of where he'd dive for cover if the situation was reversed. There was a ridge of hard rock close by so he went there.

A pink figure laid under the remains of the front of the shuttle. Part of the wreckage had pinned her down on her right leg but the debris from the shuttle probably shielded her from the blast of the missiles. Asher ran to her but as he did, he heard something behind him, the slight drag of a boot on dirt.

(Assuming Asher is not looking to talk)

Asher drew both guns and spun to see the leader he had faced on the field behind him. Even with his gun drawn and not hampered by the brain worm, Asher proved to be faster. He shot the gun out of his hand first, then fired a barrage of bullets into the chest, and the last shot going through the merc's neck. He fell back, gasping and bleeding out from the wound.

The Battle, Inside but moving outside of Rocinante, LV-426, 1:15 pm PT

“John get off the ship now! They are going to destroy it. They know the Violin is not here. Move your ass now!” Wolf hated to leave John or the ship but knew staying aboard could see him dead. Within seconds he was quickly running off the Rocinante. Slinging the JC across his back, he drew his machine pistols, tracking as best he could any new targets. Heading for a good distance from the ship with decent cover the mechanic hopped to survive a possible losing firefight.

"Umm. No can do Fenris *Foosh* Foosh*" John replied, "Tell Willow I'm sorry about her infirmary. duě bů qǐ guǎi mǎ jiǎo! *Foosh* Oh Gorram it to hell!"

Wolf ran out the cargo bay hatch to see a man in Fed Marshall battle armour taking out mercs with a energy pulse machine gun. The mercs were all falling down grasping their heads in pain so whatever John had done was working. The Fed looked over at him and screamed "On your left!"

Wolf turned his head and threw himself to the right out of instinct and it served him well. The soldier with the cannon of a handgun had been lining him up within his sights but the timely dodge saved Wolf's life. The mechanic opened up on the old man with both machine guns and this time, he had no bulkhead to hide behind. The hail of bullets took him down hard and Wolf did not let up for a second until both clips were empty.

The Fed ran up to him, still shooting at the remaining enemies, "You crew? That was totally badass! you hurt? Where is the rest of the crew? Found a blond kid who went off to find his ma." The man asked questions rapidly but still watched the battlefield with a trained eye. "Vasques! I got another live one. Guy just killed a boss big time - game over man!" He clicked his comm mike once, "Colonel! Something is humping these guys brains hard. Ain't fighting back, clinging to their heads like my ex on a date night."


The Battle,Nancy, Tess, Wyatt and Havelock LV-426, 1:15 pm PT

"Tess we gotta go! Ma and Ash went down in that shuttle, but that’s Ma telling us she’s alive.”

Reaching the mule Captain Sung quickly sized Havelock up. “We’ll get you patched up as soon as we can get back t’ Willow, Puhn yoh. You got my word.” Wyatt began helping Havelock into the back seat, accepting whatever assistance Tess and the newcomer offered. To his surprise though, Havelock nods sharply and moves on his own to the back seat.

"Don't Worry about me Captian. Just winded".

"Let me check you anyway, "The Blonde lady said as she sat beside the old warrior and opened the med kit she was hauling.

“That ASREV belongs t’ your people I’m assumin’,” Wyatt said through teeth he was gritting against the pain his muscles were complaining of as he helped move the gutsy man from the driver’s seat. Looking up at the new woman he paused for just a moment before taking Havelock’s place behind the controls. “We’re mighty appreciative of the heroics the lot o’ ya are showin’. I trust this is a rescue mission fer the high an’ mighties we got shored up, but yer timing couldn’t have been more spot on.”

"Name is Callahan, Nancy Callahan Federal Marshall. I was deep uncover with this guys, buy decided blowing cover was more important than a whole lot of people dying." She gave Havelock a shot of something with the spray and looked at his wounds but he brushed her off.

"Doing dandy young lady. I remember once on Hera I took a lot more rounds than this and still made tea for the unit afterward. Steady on."

That said, Captain Sung gunned the mule in the direction of the downed shuttle and what he hoped would be two survivors. Nancy shifted positions with Tess and hit the Captain with the spray as well, "This is what Marv there was hyped on so I don't want to give you more than one. " The Captain immediately felt the pain dissipate and alertness return to his mind. "We need to get to that transmitter you fellow john is building. I have the codes to most of these men. We can end this quick."

As Wyatt sped his way to the ship, there were mercs on the ground, crawling and writhing in pain and agony. Whatever John had done, it seemed to be working. Nancy leans over and says quietly, "Listen, I have no idea how this guy is still moving. His vest is destroyed and he is bleeding from multiple wounds."

A soldier in Federal Marshall marker and battle armour was moving near the front of Rocinante, using a huge gun to mow down the remaining mercenaries. She looked over your way but seemed to sum you up as not a threat. Just as you are pulling up, there is an explosion from Corvette. A smaller vessel disengages from the hull and heads upward as the corvette lists sharply and starts to descend rapidly.

"No! No! He can't gorram escape!" Nancy shouted up at the ship. "Take him out! Take him out now!"

The Battle, Victoria Class Corvette Zhuósŕng, LV-426, 1:15 pm PT

Bart swore loudly as he tried to target the ASREV. They took out his weapon controls . So he tried to pull back and get away and they took out the flight controls. "Aaaah!" he yelled at no one, "Stop shooting holes in my gorram ship!"

Suddenly the violin and all the money promised seemed like a weight around his neck and he wasn't willing to be dragged down. He flipped a switch and spoke into the computer interface, "Self-destruct activate. Code Bart Zero Zero Zero Bart." Without a look to the crew he was leaving behind, and headed for his personal shuttle.

It was ready and waiting for him when he reached the controls, as part of the self destruct sequence it activated automatically. He jumped into the control seat and pushed the engines for max lift-off. With some luck, he could clear Atmo before they realized the corvette was gonna blow.

The Battle, Federal Marshall ASREV, LV-426, 1:15 pm PT

"Sir, I getting a high power flux for their core." Hicks reported.

"What?" Sanders looked at his console. "Gorram it! They wouldn't! Can you kill the core?"

The Shuttle disengaged from the corvette rapidly.

"Sir! They are rabbiting! I can't do the core and take the shuttle."

"Damn them! Take the core out or we are all dead!!!!"

LV-426, The Caves 1:00 pm PT

Willow entered the main command area of the caves with Cameron. Sifu was there along with Jessie, Lord Hood and the Boys from before. Sifu nodded to Willow, " there are men setting up a rocket launcher outside our doorway." he said pointing at the camera monitor on the wall. "We just got an odd message from them. They said that they received our message and if we give them the violin, they will take it and go without harming anyone." Sifu shrugged, "but we did not send them any message."

"Does it matter," Lord Hood asked, "I don't see how we have much choice. Obviously they have defeated Captain Wyatt and his men. We can't hold them off. We are out gunned and out-manned." he looked around at everyone with sad eyes seeming to accept a defeat. "I will volunteer to take the case to them. A man in my position is more valuable alive than dead."

Posted on 2014-07-07 at 21:04:14.
Edited on 2014-07-07 at 21:05:25 by Alacrity

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: There is a lot here


You have not truly dealt with the Baron or Templeton so you do not really know. Templeton made his money off the war by playing both sides, using stats to make the casualties look smaller and making the defects look like an advantage because the other side was getting it worse. He made close allies in the alliance which is why he is still selling guns

The Baron has a rep for being ruthless at business and not a man to cross. However you only have Lilianna's word against Seth. Maybe JC can recount what Seth said in the exercise room.

No doubt you are in a tough situation. My advice, decide who you trust and let the chips fall where they may.

Posted on 2014-07-06 at 20:54:15.
Edited on 2014-07-06 at 20:54:58 by Alacrity

Topic: Destiny's Flight - A Serenity RPG
Subject: but wait - there's more


Rage burned in Jon eyes, “Angela..Grace.. I want that transmitter ….now! And if you can’t find it then you may ask Asante…any ..way ..you.. wish..to turn it over to you!”

“JC..Until we sort all this out I want you to sit on this Jien Huo.”(cheap floozy)

Turning on the wedding planner,“Asante shao jeh, I don’t know how you survived the war by making so many stupid decisions. … a consortium of former Browncoats?.Really?...they’re either a bunch misguided vigilante fools at best to The Black Dragon at the worst and I can’t believe you’ve done at background check?”

Jien Huo!?" Asante called out curtly to Jon, "You weren't complaining about me being a Jien Huo! back on Hera when you and I got caught under a heavy bombardment and held up in that church! I'm not surprised that you don't remember me Captain, you really weren't all that interested in my face that night and we both thought we'd were dead! But a lot has happened since then as I got a profession doing what I like and you got really gorram stupid! At least I remembered your face.

"Let me take a page from Grace's book here! You were running low on luck, taking whatever job you could when this golden opportunity came up. A man of means - Badger I believe, came up with a great job, not great pay but would get you into the right circles? Am I right? Oh! And your ship is one of a kind and not registered? Come on Captain! You are being played like a cheap fiddle. You and everyone on this ship is expendable. Do you think the Baron is gonna allow loose ends? People that could talk? You need me! You need my help! Lock me in whatever passes as a brig on this ship but in the end, you can't get out of this situation without me. I am offering you profit and a chance to take out The Templeton Colt Steele." She stood up and stared back at Jon with a similar rage, "How many men of yours died Captain because their battery packs failed, or gases fouled their system, or faulty discharge? How many kids did not go home because Templeton wanted to shave off a few credits from his bottom line? Together we can take him down but without me, you don't have a chance. Neither your crew or ship were ever in danger from me Jon, but they are in danger of you right now."


Posted on 2014-07-05 at 18:17:27.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: response


Oh, a response is coming. Trust me on that.

Posted on 2014-07-05 at 17:26:47.

Topic: Isle of Putnam- QnA
Subject: It is ok Albert


I knew you lost a close friend and I don't fault you for needing time.

Posted on 2014-07-04 at 22:50:18.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: I am not like that


I may joke about giving the GM ideas but I never change plans after the fact unless for a reason like the plan is revealed. I pride myself on villians that do make mistakes and have weaknesses.

There are a few flaws in this plan but they would be revealed as you research.

Posted on 2014-07-04 at 20:54:47.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: include me too


Please put me in on the group PM.

Posted on 2014-07-04 at 15:31:28.

Topic: Isle of Putnam- QnA
Subject: yeah


I know. We lost Sal. Archangel is MIA. Aryn is a new dad again. Tann has not posted in a couple of weeks as he mourning a friend. The kids are in the candy shop with the Khord.



Posted on 2014-07-04 at 14:47:17.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: really


The Loyal Browncoat that would follow her Captain anywhere?

Come on Ody! Rally the troops! Show some leadership! There is nothing you can't do!

Posted on 2014-07-04 at 14:43:37.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: ahh Ody


Where is that wonderful Overconfident Leader with a Credo gone?

Posted on 2014-07-04 at 14:36:05.

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


I have a post from everyone now so I will do a R post this weekend. As you can guess, we are close to the end.

Posted on 2014-07-04 at 14:25:42.

Topic: The Island of Putnam the Mad
Subject: Dance for Wembley. Dance


"I want those creatures," Wembley commanded, indicating the rest of the party, "to be released and left unhindered. They are our guests. Make sure no harm comes to them."

The gigantic beholder moves away from the throne and floats towards the party, “VERY WELL. YOU HAVE BEEN GRANTED MERCY BY LORD PUTNAM THE GREAT. OBEY ALL HIS COMMANDS AND WHIMS OR ELSE WE SHALL RETURN TO EAT YOUR FLESH AND DRAG YOU SOUL DOWN INTO HELL!!!!”

The beholders all vanish again in puffs of smoke and the lighting in the room returns to normal. You are left alone with the silver pole still up before the stairs.


Posted on 2014-07-04 at 14:22:19.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: so violent


You have a moral dilemma, wrapped in a "how do we get paid" tortilla and smothered in a "who do we trust" sauce. But I am not sure you are at the point where you can start shoving people out the airlock as a solution.

If you drop off L at the liner, then you should get paid as was planned, right? What you do after that is on your own dime. Maybe you could sweet talk you way into an invite to the wedding? Perhaps you could say the brothers hired you to take them back with a "package" from the cruise liner? Perhap you can draw guns and blast your way on and off of the ship and retain something of a good reputation.

The brothers do not want to kill Daniel.
Lilianna does not want to marry Templeton.
Asante's consortium does not want the marriage to happen.
Asante has been ordered not to hurt anyone.

So in many ways, you are all on the same page.




Posted on 2014-07-04 at 13:40:28.

 


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