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Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: excellent question


Sorry. I sometimes have so many ideas going on in my head that some get lost in the shuffle.

Willow, Sifu and Jessie were taken away as passengers and given medical treatment. Lord Hood was initially treated as a passenger but all the passengers immediately spoke out about his involvement and he has been arrested.

Sifu and his cargo will be transferred to another transport ship and taken to the orphanage. He actively advocated for the release of the crew and worked on getting the passengers to step forward and demand rewards for the crew.

Willow was seen to by an alliance doctor (play that as you will) and then left alone for awhile. The Alliance was confused by the fact that you were not on the passenger manifest but because of your family, assumed you were not part of the crew. Finally they had an officer come and interview you - not interrogate. It was shortly after that you would have been lead to the room where everyone is now.

Jessie vanished shortly after she was checked out by a doctor.

Posted on 2014-09-05 at 12:46:08.
Edited on 2014-09-05 at 12:52:11 by Alacrity

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


I am not playing out a courtroom drama in Rocinante. Not my cup of tea.

The way I look at it, the Alliance is a totalitarian regime bent on controlling the masses to toil for the sake of the privileged. What you have going on in the game is a power war between the Federal Marshalls and the Military. Technically they work together but have completely different points of view. Marshalls have laws and rules and have to enforce them. The military works on passify by any means necessary. The Marshalls want to charge Black Bart, and put him away for the rest of his life. The Military want his contacts, his resources and would probably hire him as a private contractor.

So, either way, don't go on modern ideals of justice and human rights. How many rights you have is determined by your ID card status (remember Bushwhacked). If there wasn't a high media interest and a large group of concerned high ranking passengers looking over the military's shoulder, Wolf wouldn't even have an advocate right now.


Posted on 2014-09-04 at 12:03:57.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: Reralae


It has been over a month since Reralae has posted to any games and she is not responding to attempts to contact her. I have asked Vanadia to take over Catie's character until the point where I can write her out. This gives Vanadia a way to interact more than Angela can or should.



Posted on 2014-09-03 at 19:55:32.

Topic: Isle of Putnam- QnA
Subject: it's the map Too


The smudges are just me removing numbers, not traps, or monsters or killer bees or dogs that shoot killer bees from their eyes.

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Posted on 2014-09-03 at 17:59:30.
Edited on 2014-09-03 at 18:00:43 by Alacrity

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Thank you


I know it was a dark ending but I could not picture the alliance showing up to congratulate you, hand you a bag of money and balloons.

But there is light at the end and I have more to post so feel free to act, react and interact and then things will get better. I promise.

Posted on 2014-09-03 at 17:17:38.

Topic: The Island of Putnam the Mad
Subject: search


Wembley approached the doorway to the north side and quickly realized that someone had tried to force the lock before – successfully. Looking to the other side and the lock on that door is similarly broken by force. The door to the south hangs slightly open but the north door does not move despite the fact that the lock is broken. In fact, as the north door doesn't move at all, Wembley suspects it is barred from the inside.

(Assuming you will look into the south door as it is open)

This room was once a guest room of sorts with a large bed and assorted furniture. It has been exhaustively searched recently and once comfortable furniture is turned over and broken, and stacks of books are ripped apart and carelessly tossed in comers. There is a wooden door in the far corner.


Posted on 2014-09-03 at 17:12:21.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: ouch!


I pour my heart and soul into a 7 page post and all I get from you is ouch!



Posted on 2014-09-03 at 13:11:27.

Topic: RPG MB #11 - Keep the Borderlands
Subject: yeah


If only Lance or myself could become independently wealth and carve out time to do more.

Posted on 2014-09-03 at 13:08:26.

Topic: Waggity-Wag, Everybody!!
Subject: from me


a big welcome back my friend. You have been missed.

Posted on 2014-09-03 at 13:04:51.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: It is ok


We all get busy nowadays.


Posted on 2014-09-03 at 07:49:11.

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


I posted the piece with places for input where needed.

Sifu would have been taken as a passenger and is not returned to you as he is crew. I will have him appear in a later post.



Posted on 2014-09-03 at 00:44:13.

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: and so it ends


Infirmary

During the war, Wyatt had seen many a man wounded. A dying man had something about him, something that Wyatt had once heard a monk explain as an aura where the spirit of the man was preparing to leave the body. Even though moments before Wyatt had been unsure of who to trust, Havelock had fought like a lion, and seeing that aura about the gentleman warrior added to the heavy heart that the captain was being forced to entertain. Havelock was dying. The man who had taken so many wounds and lived to literally tell the tale over and over again had finally lost his race against Death.

Taking the couple of steps to Havelock’s side, Wyatt motioned to those who carried him that they needed to lay the gentleman on the steel, grated flooring. Once they did, Sung placed a hand on Havelock’s shoulder so that the older man would know he wasn’t alone as he passed.

Havelock’s eyes opened suddenly and looked not at Wyatt but over hid shoulder, “No! We had a deal!” He shouted and then coughed up blood.

(assuming a “what deal? What are you talking about?)

Havelock turned his eyes to Wyatt and focused on the Captain. “Her. I made a deal with her back in Serenity Valley.”

(Who?)

“Death. I was wounded badly and lying in the mud when she came for me. She reached out but I asked her ...I said please. Don’t take me. Don’t take me until I can get them all home safe. “

(something comforting. He delusional and fading fast. As Wyatt looks at him, the blood is soaking through his clothing and armour like all the old wounds have opened up again.)

“She said that she would leave me there. She said she would only come when I had saved them all. But I couldn’t save them all. I just couldn’t.”

(But you did save them. The passengers are all safe. We did it. You did it)

“What? Everyone is safe?”

(yes, you kept your promise. It’s okay.)

Havelock coughs more blood and starts to slump more, Wyatt can feel the energy leaving the soldier’s body. He stops coughing and says, “Don’t let them make a monument of me. Promise me you’ll take me back to the valley. Bury me with my men?”

(Yes. Of course)

Havelock eyes lose their focus and he draws a last breathe. As he start to close his eyes, he says, “Ahh yes my dear, I did promise you a dance.” With those final words, his life ends.

The room becomes very silent to Wyatt, like within a pressure suit and looking off into the Black. There is sound about him but he doesn’t hear it. He looks up from the body of the warrior and his eyes fall upon something he never expected. A young lady, dressed in black jeans and halter top, standing in the corridor by the infirmary. Her skin is very pale, a formal top hat on her head and a smile that suggests mischief. She raises her hands to the ceiling and white light leaves both of them. All Wyatt can hear is the sound of wings flapping, like birds taking flight.

Then the butt of a rifle smashes into the back of Wyatt’s head.

“DOWN! EVERYONE DOWN! YOU ARE ALL BOUND BY LAW!” a number of alliance soldiers shout. Wyatt is covered by soldiers with assault rifles as he is stripped of weapons and forced to the ground. Tess and Nancy are also being treated roughly and stripped of their weapons. Nancy is screaming that she is a federal Marshall but the soldiers don’t seem to care. Arrest everyone and let Buddha sort them out – standard alliance mode of operation.

As Wyatt clung to consciousness, he did not see any lady in black anymore. He also did not see Wolf who was here before ... everything when belly up. Where is Wolf?”

Cargo Bay

Wolf left the infirmary behind and moved quickly to the Cargo Bay. There was something he did have to do and damn the feds if they thought it wrong. Grabbing two blankets, from a nearby storage locker, he moved to the bodies of Hack and Slash and laid them side by side. The shaking from the corvette crashing had knocked Hack's headless body to the cargo bay floor so it was easy enough to do. Wolf covered their faces and upper bodies with the blanket, giving them some respect in death. Then searching their bodies, he grabbed both of their handguns and tucked them into his waist band along with any remaining ammo. The guns were high unusual, with battery packs in the grips and the ammo looking like staples more than bullets. He got up with the intention of moving through the rest of the ship he defused any remaining traps and grenades but he only managed a few steps before three squads of alliance soldiers came pouring into the cargo bay with full armour and assault weapons.

“DOWN! EVERYONE DOWN! YOU ARE ALL BOUND BY LAW! I SAID GET DOWN NOW!!” one of them screams at Wolf as a squad of six moved towards him .

(Assuming Wolf is not going to try to fight)

Soldiers continue to enter the ship as Wolf is forced down on the ground and stripped of all his weapons. Once they are sure he is unarmed, they bind his hands behind his back and haul him out of the cargo bay. As they do, soldiers bring out Wyatt, Tess, and Nancy similarly bound.

“What the gorram hell are you doing?” the soldier from the first ship who spoke to Wolf before comes running in, anger clearly wrought on his face, “You idiots! They are the crew and she a gorram special agent on our side!”

The commander looks down at Hudson, “Stand down Corporal. We have orders.”

“Orders!” Hudson yells, “Well that is good ‘cause you don’t have a gorram brain to share between you!”

“I said stand Down!” the commander shouts.

Hudson punches the commander in the face, knocking him backward to the bay floor. Then three of the soldiers jump on Hudson. The fight continues as the three of you are moved out onto the dirt of the runway and made to kneel as the other soldiers round up the leftover mercenaries and bring them over as prisoners alongside you.

Nancy shouts out, “I am Nancy Callahan. Codename Sparrow. Identity clearance code Alpha 007 42 17. Relay that to the commander of this operation now or by god I will end the career of every man I see here. NOW!!!”

By the Shuttle

Asher found one of the seats from the shuttle and set it up for Trish. “Looks like we best stay put so they don’t confuse us with them.” He then help Ma into the seat, Trish laid her pink shotgun on the ground next to her. With the stimulants still coursing through his veins the PR man paced watching for fleeing mercs and hoping Lieutenant Vasques would come back.

Soldiers came down from the sky and a troop transport landed near the crash site. The soldiers began to swarm around and they were not happy people. “DOWN! EVERYONE DOWN! YOU ARE ALL BOUND BY LAW! GET DOWN NOW!!”

(Assuming that Asher is not going to fight)

The Kid surrenders as meekly as he can as the soldiers swarm around him. One of them calls for Trish to take off her helmet. When she does, the soldier becomes infuriated. “By Buddha. This piece of Ga Sa has completely disfigured this woman!”

Asher turned to try and explain and Ma wordless gestured to the soldier; the Kid got a rifle butt to the face before he could speak and another soldier kicks him in the back of the knees to make him fall. He was roughly put to the ground, searched for any other weapons and then bound up with his hands behind his back.

Ma attempted to stop them but the soldiers continued to misunderstand the situation. When they hit Asher she went completely ballistic, ignoring her own wounds and pain to attack the soldiers and throw them off the young man. Finally, one of them gave Ma some sort of sedative from a med pack to drop her into unconsciousness rapidly.

"What the hell was that about? We saved her?" Said one of the soldiers.

"I've seen it before. Prisoner identifies with her captor. It is called Stalker Home Syndrome." Said another.

Asher was halted to his feet, had a rifle barrel pressed to his back and given orders to march back to the ship where they were gathering up prisoners. Ma is taken away by a medic crew.

The Caves

The Varon-T flew across the chamber and landed in the dirt by Willow's feet with a skittering clatter of plastic rather than the clang of metal. Perhaps in another time, another place, Willow might have wondered whether an artifact of Earth-that-was should endure solely because it was of historical significance, but not now. Without a moment’s hesitation, Willow’s delicately slippered foot (the beading somewhat worse for wear in the rocky cave) shot out from under her skirts to crush the Varon-T. Pushing her ki from her heart through the heel of her foot into the good earth, she trod upon the plastic housing, and then ground her foot for good measure.

As she heard the satisfying crunch and grind of pulverizing plastic, she suddenly realized she was dismantling a powerful device without any safety protection whatsoever. Luckily, the Varon T was an old earth energy weapon completely made of plastic to avoid weapon detectors.

“Gossah!” She winced, “Let this not be my last act!”

Lord Hood screamed and clutched his head in agony, “NO! That was a priceless artifact! How could you!” He ran in blind anger towards Willow, ignoring his wounded head and intent upon tearing flesh from the doctor’s face in revenge.

Sifu moved like a cat to intercept his Lordship. He moved like a man in a dance, lightly touching his partner and redirecting his movement so that he spun Hood around and through him into the nearby control panel. His lordship slid down the wall and did not get up, his eyes gloss in unconsciousness.

Just then, the transmitter in the room spluttered to life and a message clear came across all speakers in the cave. "We are The Federal Marshalls of the Alliance. Drop all weapons and surrender. You are bound by law. We have assumed control. We have assumed control."

Outside the Caves

Miko saw the ships entering atmo and realized that the gig had gone south. It looked like her fearless leader had taken the shuttle and fled the scene and she thought there was now wisdom in that action. Soldiers would be coming in quickly, dropping from the sky and on transports. Taking the skiff would be a waste of time.

So Miko ordered her second to defend their positions knowing it was a fool’s errand and then she quietly slipped herself pass the cave entrance and up the cliffs, making her way slowly, under the cover of the rocks and overhangs. Once she found a spot, she immediately removed her uniform and hid her sword among the cracks. If a soldier found a half dressed mute woman – well, she knew how to distract him without saying a word.

An Hour later

After a brief battle, the alliance captures or subdues all hostiles in the area and enters the caves to liberate the passengers. There is much rejoicing and one Commander Vonage is taking personal responsibility for rescuing the passengers. At first they are surprised to see Lord Christopher Hood unconscious but after the passengers start to tell the story of what happened, the Lord is taken into custody to face a wealth of charges.

For some reason, Sifu and Willow are assumed to be passengers from the cruise liner and not arrested like the rest of the crew. Jessie was already on the passenger list so she is also able to be taken off with all her possessions untouched.

Nancy Callahan is released within an hour of the capture and Commander Vonage spends a lot of time arguing with her as he wants her to be debriefed and she wants the crew released. After a frustrating back and forth, she decided to go and be debriefed so she can call in favours to get the crew off the hook. Before she leaves she goes to Captain Wyatt and apologizes for the stupidity and she promises to return. She then goes over to where Black Bart is kneeling in the dirt. She tells the guards to let him stand so she can face him.

“I got nothing to say to you Bitch!” Bart spits at her.

Nancy smiles charmingly and plants her foot between his legs with as much force as she can muster. He makes a whoop noise and collapses on the ground at her feet, “I have had things with dead batteries that were better lovers than you.” She says and spits on him before walking away.

Abroad the Intrepid, Tohoku-class, Evening, time unknown

You are all rounded up alongside the very mercenaries you fought and put into transports and taken up into the Black. The passengers, and those thought to be passengers are also taken away but put in much nicer dorm rooms where medical personal see to them immediately.

At first everyone is lead to individual cells and locked up. Within an hour, you are joined by an "interviewer" who is a low ranking officer in the alliance. They ask you questions over and over, and listen to you tell your side of the story.

(For Wyatt, Asher, Tess, and Trish) After awhile passes, a man comes in and dismisses the interviewer. He is a federal marshal, with the insignia of the Colonel rank and he is one strange looking guy. He had shockingly white hair with similar colouring for his moustache and the short beard that he sported, but his eyes were what draws your attention - bright blue, almost incandescent. He wears a black flight suit with a long black duster and black boots that looked a few years old. He carried a sidearm that was bigger than most, but carried no other weapons.

"I am Colonel Harland Sanders of the Federal Marshalls. Please come with me? Do you need medical attention? I am now in charge of the mess that was created here. Ms. Callahan has filled me in on your role. I am sorry for how you have been treated, unfortunately, it took me awhile to get through to high command that I was first on the scene."

Colonel Sanders take you to the med bay if you need treatment and then brings you to a lounge area. Wyatt, Asher, Tess and Ma are reunited there, and then Willow is escorted to the room as well. You have a few moments alone to talk briefly, let everyone know of John's fate and Havelock. None of you know where Wolf is and the officers are not telling you either.

After some time, Sanders returns with Commander Vonage in tow, and he does not look happy. The colonel gestures The commander and then to Captain Wyatt.

“Mr. Sung.” Vonage begins.

“Captain.” Wyatt corrects him.

“Of course. Captain Sung. Allow me to apologize for the delay in you and your crew’s release. You understand that we had to be very cautious in the situation as it presented itself. As a man from the war, I am sure you fully understand.

(some curt reply back)

“Umm. Yes. Well. I am here to let you know that we are indeed sorry that it happened and to let you know that the passengers, the cruise liner and the owner of the Stradivarius are very thankful for your bravery and personal sacrifice. Baron Winters, the owner of the violin would like to pay to have your ship brought to his ship yards and completely repaired if you so desire, including two new shuttle crafts. The cruise liner would like to offer you a reward of 10,000 credits as well, so you could get yourself a brand new ship as well. A number of the passengers want to have you stay at an all-inclusive resort nearby for the time it takes to repair your ship as a way to say thank you.”

(some sort of response, perhaps shock)

Sanders cleared his throat and motioned for the Commander to move back. He then turned to the crew but mostly focused on Captain Wyatt. “Unfortunately, we have a problem with one of your crew members, Fenris Apollo. Yes, when he was arrested, we found upon his person, two Gauss type weapons. Now as you may or may not know, Gauss weaponry is highly restricted and requires a special permit to carry which he does not have. Furthermore, we found two deceased gentlemen, - Harold and Stanley Borgia-Chan who did have such permits. Evidence suggests that your crewman murdered both of them to steal their weapons.”

(What? Not possible?)

“The guns were found on Mr. Fenris’ person and he had in his possession an assault weapon with a shotgun attachment. The fatal wounds that the men received matches said weapon. I am afraid that he has been charged with two counts of murder, possession of illegal weapons and two counts of theft of restricted weapons. He will be appoint a lawyer to defend him or if you wish to use the reward money to hire him an advocate, that is your choice." Sanders grimaced sadly, "Now I know this is complete Go Sa but the Borgia-Chans are a very powerful and influential family and there is no way that I can make this go away without a formal inquiry." he looked over at Vonage, "Especially since all the charges have already been filed." the Colonel rolled his eyes, "One of my men saw a Mercenary with what was probably the murder weapon but for some reason, it has not been recovered. I have two of my own people looking into that and investigating."

In a cell

Wolf waited and waited. They had interviewed him several times about what was happening on the planet but they asked the same questions over and over and he had enough experience from prison to know when it was time to be quiet. The mechanic had a bad feeling about this.

Into the area outside his cell, two men came in, one in a uniform, one in a suit. The uniformed man was a low ranking officer of the alliance. The guy in the suit looked vaguely bored and something about his face made Wolf think of a weasel.

"Fenris Apollo." The officer said plainly and pulled out a sheet to read from, "You are hereby bound by law for the crimes of the murders of Harold and Stanley Borgia-Chan. You are also charged with two counts of theft of restricted military weaponry and two counts of possession of stolen goods." he puts away the paper.

(assuming some outrage. That isn't what happened)

"Yes. Well. This is Jonathan Howe of Dewey, Cheatem and Howe associates. He is your assigned advocate." and with that the officer leaves you with the lawyer.

"Mr. Apollo. I have reviewed your file and I am afraid you are not in a good position. found with the items on your person, criminal record, carrying the murder weapon on your person as well. I think your best hope here will be to confess, plead battle madness and I might get you on Perdition instead of the death penalty. At the very least, I can move the trial to Sidhon so the death won't be a quick exit through an airlock." He smiles as if he found a positive in a sea of negative.


Posted on 2014-09-02 at 23:45:26.
Edited on 2014-09-03 at 00:43:00 by Alacrity

Topic: M&M3 New Camelot: Noir Camelot Q/A
Subject: glad you liked it


I am working towards finding his voice but for some reason, posting in 1st person appealed to me

Posted on 2014-09-02 at 18:11:02.

Topic: What would you say about a Loaded Dice return?
Subject: well


Last Loaded Dice was November 2011.

Last "it is coming" was April 2013

So depending on your marker, it has been 1-3 years.

It is very very difficult to get an artist and writer to work on the same schedule without a monetary incentive, and even then it is very hard to do.




Posted on 2014-09-02 at 16:56:00.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: you got me there


Yeah, dark.

I will post tonight if I have not heard anything from Bromern.

Posted on 2014-09-02 at 16:43:16.

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


Yeah... The ending is a bit darker than that I'm afraid. But the sun will come out tomorrow, bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow........

Posted on 2014-09-02 at 16:08:04.

Topic: Noir Camelot - Issue 1, Series 1 - The Disappearance of Prof. Stern
Subject: Some liberty taken


It was raining in the city. It was the hard rain, the cold rain, the kind of rain that cuts through skin and bone and chills you to the very soul with the knowledge of your own mortality. The kind of night that nobody wants to be caught outside and the kind of night that where evil thinks it holds sway of the city. As the rain dripped off my fedora and soaked through the black overcoat I was wearing, I stood there and thought to myself – not tonight.

I was standing on the rooftop of the Tip-Top building when I heard the scream. I looked down to see a woman running down a blind alley with four young hooligans in pursuit. She had abandoned her high heels and her purse in hopes to get away from the men chasing her but they weren’t interested in money or fashionable pumps. They were hunting her.

She found out that the alley had no escape all too soon and screaming for help. The leader of the gang laughed and approached her saying, “Scream all you want lady. Nobody is gonna hear you and nobody is gonna help you!”

Sounds like my cue.

I leapt down from the rooftop and landed between her and the boys. They weren’t expecting trouble, and certainly not trouble my size. “You are absolutely right there kid.” I said, drawing myself up to my full height and looking down on them, “Nobody is gonna help, and I’m Mr. Nobody.”

I punched the leader in the chest, lightly, cause didn’t want to kill the kid. He was young, he could still learn. Got him in the air nicely with some hang time and then he landed in the garbage dumpster. Gave me an idea too.

I thought the three would scatter but one came at me with a knife in his hand while the other two had baseball bats. “Okay boys,” I said, “You want to play, let’s play.” The one with a knife swung at me wildly, so wildly I was more worried that he was gonna cut himself. I ended that quickly with another light tap and got him into the dumpster as well.

Two for two – my lucky night.

The baseball wannabes swung at me as well. I could have taken them out but I started the game and wanted to finish it. One of them smashed his bat over my shoulder and it shattered into pieces. “Strike One, “ I said and put him into the dumpster.

Three for three. – I should buy a race ticket.

The last one still came at me. I don’t get kids nowadays. No sense of self-preservation. I dodged a swing and said, “Strike two.” He swung wild again and again and again so I knocked the bat out of his hand and and grabbed him by his shirt and with a light toss, threw him to join his friends.

Four nothing – game over.

I walked down the alley and picked up the purse and the shoes and brought them back to the lady. Of course, she starts screaming more.

“Whoa lady! I’m the good guy!”

Scream

“You want to give me a break lady?”

Scream

“I said STOP IT!” I shouted. She finally stopped screaming but she still looked at me with fear in her eyes. I hate that look. She had nothing to fear from me. “Here is your stuff.” I said handing her the bag and shoes.

She recoiled back, “Keep them!” She said.

“Umm... The shoes aren’t my size lady and I don’t think the pink purse goes with my ensemble.” I replied soberly.

She began to calm down and took the items.”Who are you? How did you ...?”

“Me? I’m Nobody lady. Mr. Nobody. As to how, well that would need more time than I have.” I dug into my pockets and grabbed some change, “Here! You go to the corner outside this building and there’s a grocery named Wong. He has a payphone. Call the police or a friend or whatever. I’ll watch you from the rooftop to make sure you are safe. Normally I'd stay but I have a date.”

She nodded at me, “Thank you. For everything.”

I tipped my hat to her, “Lady, that just made my night.” And I leapt up to the top of the building, watching her as she ran to Wong’s place. Then it dawned on me – I was gonna be late!

I ran across rooftop and jumped from building to building towards the church of Our Lady of Victory. I was making really good time despite the rain and was almost at the church when it hit me – The big Oak tree out back of the church. I crashed through the branches and rolled to the ground. Branches fell all around me and when I looked up there was a large man shaped gap in the tree. So much for my lucky night.

Damn it. I need to get some all-weather gear. Maybe Wreaker could help me with that.

I entered through the dark side of the church and slipped into the building and into the main chapel. Everyone was there already and Father O’Brien was looking at me funny. Actually, everyone was, and then I realized that I still had a branch of the oak tree stuck in my jacket. I pulled it out and leaned it against the altar, “Umm sorry about the oak tree, Father, “I said, “It fought valiantly.”

(some sort of Priestly reply)

"Thank you for coming," he says. "I know it's a short notice, but this required some urgency." He stretches his arm to the door and into the room walked trouble, overdressed and and in red.

"These are the friends I told you about," The padre was saying. "Please, tell them what you told me."

"My name is Gwendolyn Marionette-Stern. Professor Albert Stern is my husband." And so she begins her story. I listened up to the part where she mentioned zygma waves. That was the waves that made me the monster I am today! I wonder if her husband could fix me? Or at least make me more human again. I was so busy thinking about the possibilities that I missed the rest of what she was saying.

"Please," she implored. "Sebastian needs his father and I need my husband. Can you find him?"

“Lady, can you give us something more to go on? It is a big city and he is one guy. Where did he hang out? Who were his friends and associates? Who would he go to if he was in a jam? Any little detail might help.” I asked.


Posted on 2014-09-02 at 15:54:48.

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


With Tann's Trilogy game reaching 10 years I decided to look up Rocinante and at the end of the year, we are looking at 8 years of still flyin'.

Ain't much but it somethin'

I have a post for Rocinante (7 pages), I am just waiting to see if Bromern is going to add a part to it so I can do Havelock's death scene with Wyatt in it.

Posted on 2014-09-02 at 14:10:34.
Edited on 2014-09-02 at 14:11:43 by Alacrity

Topic: Trilogy Ten Year Anniiversary
Subject: Trilogy Ten Year Anniiversary


Just wanted to let everyone know that one of the games on the Inn, Trilogy War reached its tenth anniversary this weekend past. I hope you all join me in congratulating Tann'Talas and all the players that are or have been part of Trilogy in the last decade.

Here's to many more years.

Posted on 2014-09-02 at 13:33:26.

Topic: Tann's 2014 NFL U Pick'em Game
Subject: Completely Random via the die roller


Green Bay at Seattle
New Orleans at Atlanta
Minnesota at St. Louis
Cleveland at Pittsburgh
Jacksonville at Philadelphia
Oakland at NY Jets
Cincinnati at Baltimore
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Posted on 2014-09-02 at 00:53:24.
Edited on 2014-09-02 at 00:53:48 by Alacrity

Topic: M&M3 New Camelot: Noir Camelot Q/A
Subject: hey


So we all know each other from the beginning? We should write up that story sometime.

If I understand the rules correctly, I would ask that the 2 powers you gave me go as:

1p - to gain Accurate Attack advantage
1p - To Parry Defense to bring it up to 5.

If I missed a limit or made an error, let me know.

Thank you. Looking forward to writing a post soon.



Posted on 2014-09-02 at 00:44:25.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: WWMD?


I think Mal would want to meet the Baron and Templeton before making a firm plan. Like in Heart of Gold, he'd want to get a reading on the men he was facing. He would have a sketchy plan at best until then.

Until then, at least you have steaks for dinner.

Posted on 2014-08-28 at 17:42:53.

Topic: M&M3 New Camelot: Noir Camelot Q/A
Subject: hurm


I have to agree with you on the Accurate attack vs the Power attack. I left it on as it was part of the archetype but accurate does make more sense. If Oskar will let me change it, great but otherwise it is fine as is.



Posted on 2014-08-28 at 16:33:24.

Topic: M&M3 New Camelot: Noir Camelot Q/A
Subject: Whoa


I have to say Ayrn that you have managed to remind me why I normally avoiding being a player instead of a GM. This level of min/max how to make your character has no appeal to me whatsoever.

I do not know the M&M system well and in an online game it is not important to know the rules thoroughly as the GM rolls everything. So if Oskar wants to kill me, I have no control.

I joined this game because I like superheroes. I had a concept for a tough guy who was super strong, near invulnerable and who just wanted to be accepted and noticed for once in his life. I am really looking forward to playing him and I don't care if he is the absolute best that he can be. In fact, that is part of his charm, he is not. I am here for the roleplay, not the rules.

I think it was Gary Gygax who said the greatest danger to D&D was that the GMs would realize they don't need the rules.





Posted on 2014-08-28 at 12:58:33.

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


"Yeah I hear you, but Destiny’s his ship and we are his crew, so agree or not he has the last word. I tell you this, Asante, if things really go bad for us at least you warned us so thank you at least for that.” Taking her hand JC gave it a tender squeeze. “So ahh want to get changed before we go back to the cafeteria?”

Asante seemed distracted, "Hmmm? Oh. No. I don't think so. I appreciate your situation but You have to believe me, I do want to help you and keep my client happy. I can see that the kidnapping won't work now but there has to be alternatives. Try to get Jon to trust me if you can."

After Asante has been put under

"So Seth. " Stephanie began, "You have heard a lot said at this point. We need to know where you stand on things."

Lilianna grunted, "He serves my dad and is here to make me go through with the wedding."

"That is not true," Seth replied, "I do serve your father and he has been very good to me and my family. However, what he charged me with was your protection and well being up to the point of your wedding. I am not here to force you to do anything."

"I don't believe you."

"I am sorry I have not earned your trust Lilianna. If you remember, it was I who kept my silence when you continued to see Daniel. I took the picture that you so cherish now. It was you who told me that Daniel was not a part of your life anymore and that you were moving on."

"I told you that to throw off my stepfather."

"Well then you were undone by your own deception then because I do not report to your father regularly. He trusts me to watch over you and protect you and has faith in me. I can only hope that one day you may have the same faith."

"You're lying!" Lilianna cried.

"Actually my dear, that is unlikely, " Stephanie said mildly while sipping her coffee. " The drugs that I gave Seth for his back have a peculiar effect on people that makes them more open and honest. However I can see where you might have thought that Seth was the enemy and did not realize it"

"I have no desire to force you into a marriage that you are not willing to be part of, nor are my instructions to carry you there unwilling." Seth said, "However I will not be party to any endeavours that put your father at risk and if you do choose to seek him harm, I will be forced to defend him with my life."

"Oh I am sure that Jon is coming up with the most diplomatic plan that he can right now." Stephanie said plainly. She looked over to the brothers, "Would you two be a dear and pick up Miss Asante her and carry her to her room? She might as well be comfortable as she sleeps."


Posted on 2014-08-28 at 01:09:06.

 


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