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Topic: Firefly/Serenity RPG - Looking for Browncoats
Subject: balance

You start with 54 points for attributes.

You don't need points for assets/complications. However majors are worth +/-4 and minor are +/-2. Once you complete your assets and complications you add up the points. If you are positive, you subtract that from your 54 points. If you are negative you gain that to your attribute score.


You start with with 54 and then take three major assets and two minor complications. That is 4+4+4-2-2=8. Since you have more assets than complications you subtract 8 from 54 so you'd only have 46 attribute points.

You start with 20 + final attribute score. So in example above you'd start with 66.

Does this help?

Posted on 2009-06-28 at 17:04:50.

Topic: Firefly/Serenity RPG - Looking for Browncoats
Subject: Okay

Let me make sure I got this

Tann - Pilot
MMV - Mechanic
Vesper - Tech
YeOlde - Gunslinger
Vanadia - Generalist

Note - just because I say Pilot doesn't mean you can't fight - I'm merely looking at your "major" talent.

So if you look at the start of this thread, there are detail on creating characters. As BDH, you have 54 attribute points to start.

If you can't get into the creation, at least look through the assets and complications and give me a few for your character. Same with skills.

Captaincy - I want to hold off on this issue for now. One reaso being you don't have a ship, your are five friends in a bar looking forwork. Secondly, I have been asked by three out of five for captaincy so let's play it out.

Posted on 2009-06-27 at 15:10:17.
Edited on 2009-06-27 at 15:13:20 by Alacrity

Topic: Firefly/Serenity RPG - Looking for Browncoats
Subject: Please

Send me characters if you can. If you have the rules, we are playing on the "Big Damm Hero" level so you have lots of points to play with this time. If you don't have the rules, then just give me an idea of what you want to play - pilot, con man, gunslinger, soldier, sailor ....

So far, YeOlde has asked for Gunslinger and MMV has asked for Mechanic. You need to have someone with piloting skills and someone with tech skills (computer and the like). A good Generalist wouldn't be a bad idea either (Vanadia has suggested being a generalist).

Some conditions - this is no place for a companion so don't make a companion. This is very rough and tumble game, no seduction involved - (plus my daughter is playing).

Posted on 2009-06-26 at 18:32:08.

Topic: Firefly/Serenity RPG - Looking for Browncoats
Subject: 4 or 5 - I can handle

Send me the character Vesper or post it here.I can squeeze in one more character.

Posted on 2009-06-25 at 11:21:58.

Topic: Firefly/Serenity RPG - Looking for Browncoats
Subject: time and heros

I'd rather used new characters Tann. Mostly because these characters will be created as "big damn heroes" instead of veterans. I'm think perhaps part of a unit from the war held for a year afterwards due to alliance red tape. Or perhaps from all different walks but thrown together in the last battle of the war and therefore learned to look out for each other.

Any way we do it, thye four should be close knit from the start and not afraid of getting their hands dirty - if you catch my meaning.

So Yeolde, Tann, MMV has told me she is interested and so is Vanadia. I may have four already.

Posted on 2009-06-24 at 23:36:33.

Topic: Firefly/Serenity RPG - Looking for Browncoats
Subject: Another Game

I am thinking of starting another game based in the Serenity/Firefly RPG universe. It would be a shorter adventure, needing four players. You would be starting out about three years after the unification war and without a ship. If the adventure goes well ... then you may have a ship and need to stay away from the authorities but lets not put the horse ahead of the wagon.

So if you are interested, let me know. Character creation is outlined at the beginning of this thread. Look for Rocinante in the Sci-Fi section to read up on my other campaign - which is an excellent one.

Pilots, mechanics, gunslingers, doctors, Captains and wannabe Captain need to apply. You should have some knowledge of the Firefly TV series or the Serenity movie.

Posted on 2009-06-24 at 17:38:36.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: gainfully employed

I am officially employed again. Woohoo. As to the game, I really need to have Bromern and Robert back. Bromern at the very least. I am holding out until then.

But I may start a short serenity/firefly campaign if things drift on too long. Four people without a ship, in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Posted on 2009-06-24 at 02:37:27.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: I had hoped not

It pains me to say this but I think I will have to put Rocinante on haitus. Bromern, Eol and Blamm all have personal issues they are dealing with that are quite serious. I am still without a job officially (waiting for an offer though). Cathy is very busy with work.

So this leaves Tann and YeOlde doing all the posting. I love this game and the writing has been so good. I truly hope this will not be the end and we can start again in a month or two, but right now, I can't see us going on liek this.

Shame of it is, I just bought Sixguns and Spaceships, as well as Serenity Adventures. Who knows though - maybe I will start another Serenity game once I am employed and stable again. There is this Arrowhead courier ship that has sparked my imagination....

Posted on 2009-06-12 at 13:35:38.

Topic: Bloop! End pointless PM.
Subject: Boom Boom Pow

Good to hear things are coming back around. Now Post to Rocinante and I will give you a hug.

Posted on 2009-06-07 at 20:39:20.

Topic: Twilight- Any Fans?
Subject: for the fans

The new trailer is up.

New Moon

Posted on 2009-06-05 at 17:31:17.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Coming in

You can assume Wyatt will come in. What I'm not sure of is whether Sam and/or Wolf will join him.

Posted on 2009-06-04 at 13:37:46.

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: Moving again

Jail, Beylix, Newhouse

Three days can seem like an eternity to a man with nothing to do but wait. Andrew Bowman, The Professor as some have called him, could do nothing else. Wait for the Government, wait for a judge, wait for a trial date and wait for someone to get him off this rock.

Deputy Weaver was a good man. He had a kind heart and treated everyone with respect and decency. He got Andrew and the other prisoner coffee, even managed to slip them some whiskey every once and awhile – to make the time pass easier. Had trouble with the paperwork, probably never really taught to read or write much.

The Sheriff was a different sort. He was a man who felt self-important and was quick to spread that importance around. He spent little time during the day at the jail, but when he returned he often would sit at his desk and count money from various packets. He had a protection scam going, Andrew was sure of it, and Ken wasn’t cut in on the deal.

There was another deputy that came around some – Deputy Luke Pearson. The only interaction Andrew has with him was the first time he came in. At first glance he seemed like a fine upstanding citizen, every ounce of him like a sheriff. Very tall, with steel gray hair and distinctive hawk like nose; his badge was polished up bright and he carried old style Colt at his hip, and a M40A3 that he slung across his shoulder.

He looked at Andrew though like he was an insect. “What’s he’s in for?” He asked Ken.

“He killed some guy at Emmet’s, self –defence. He’s just waiting for..”

“It’s always self defence, ain’t it? Should have taken him down Weaver. You’re too soft.”

“Gorram it, Luke! Lay off it.”

“Whatever. He’s your problem.” With that he left.

If there was a bright spot to your days, it was meal type when a local woman named Miss Ellie would come in with food for you and the other gentleman. She was a brown haired beauty with an easy smile and a sparkle in her eyes that lit up her face. She was a sight of sore eyes, which was a good thing because her cooking was as ugly as sin. Her corn meal biscuits could make hard tack seem soft. Her stews were watery and mostly root vegetables cooked so long they were mush. Ken has a sweet spot for her because he eats all her cooking gladly; complimenting her like she was a chef out of Ariel.

The sheriff didn’t eat her cooking but looked at her like she was on the menu. He had something on her too because he always made sure she knew that she owed him “interest”. The mere mention of it took the smile off her face for awhile, replacing it with fear and loathing.

Three days…an eternity and getting thinner.

Day Three, Newhouse, Beylix, 10:30 am

“Wolf! That mule ready to go? Fire ‘er up!”

“Yes sir Cap’n on the way”

The Captain, Sam and the three business men pile into the mule. Wolf drops down the two rear seats into benches so that the men can at least sit and he doesn’t have to worry about them flying off.

“You did fix the brakes Mr Wolf?” John Blake asks nervously as he gets into the vehicle.

The roads of Newhouse all lead to a central area called The Green, a pretty park in the centre of town that is well cared for considering it is the middle of a smelting operation. The town is more industrial than Frisco, but it is a central trading area, hence the large port authority. You pass many a people as you drive by, many of them workers from the Smelters but others would live in town as well.

The Sheriff’s office and jail is very easy to fine. Wolf pulls up across the street, parking beside the edge of the Green – close enough to get to easily by far enough not to be picked off. The three business men climb eagerly out of the Mule, barely waiting for Wyatt and Sam before cross the road to get themselves a sheriff.

Day Three, Newhouse Jail, Beylix, 10:45 am

Andrew tried to stir the oatmeal that Miss Ellie had made for him today. “I found some real blueberry synth to add in them Mr Bowman.” She had said happily and she gave him the bowl. Ken took his and was eating happily as she left. He was no gourmet, but he was sure that oatmeal was suppose to be boiled – or at least introduced to water before you mixed blueberry synth to it.

The door opened up and a group of men walked into the jailhouse. Three business men dressed up in their Sunday best with the shortest and fattest of the three asking where they might find the sheriff. Behind them, the door open again and in walked …

OOC: Stopping at this point because I need to know who is going in with them. All of you? Wyatt? Sam and Wyatt?

Posted on 2009-06-02 at 01:28:20.
Edited on 2009-06-02 at 01:28:44 by Alacrity

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

I was laid off from my employment a few weeks ago. i have been busy working on resume and job searching. I hope to post today or possibly tomorrow.

Posted on 2009-06-01 at 13:41:52.

Topic: the new Star Trek movie
Subject: Awesome to the power of ten

I saw Star Trek on the weekend as well. Awesome movie. The storyline is good, the action is great and the comedy is well timed. It was like putting on an old boot or glove, characters were comfortable and felt good to see again.

I felt that the movie did a good job of fleshing out the ensemble cast. That being said, Scotty and McCoy stole most of the scenes they were in. Chekov I felt they gave more of a role to this time. Never sure what was his purpose orginally other than to talk funny and look like Davy Jones. In this he has a distinct role but they did keep aspects of him for the comedy. Uhura was much better defined in this film.

Go see it - you will love it.

Posted on 2009-05-11 at 19:25:39.

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: This beat goes on and on.

Andrew turned his eyes to gaze at the other prisoner who asked; he took a long pause before answering the man. “Murder!” he spoke.

“The other man gives a short laugh and rolls over his back, “Sheriff must have got ya then. If it was Pearson, you’d be dead.”

Weaver spoke up, “Don’t be putting yourself into a noose yet, Mr. Bowman. Sheriff will get to the bottom of this. You’ll see.”

The big man snorted again but didn’t speak.

The day passes uneventfully with the deputy writing out his report for hours and the other man seeming to decide to sleep some more. It is late in the afternoon when the sheriff comes in. He looks over Weaver’s shoulder and shakes his head, “Has Luke been in?”

“Nope.” The deputy answers. “And I haven’t heard a gun shot for awhile either.”

“Hmph. Running out of people I suppose.” The sheriff looks over at Andrew in the cell. “I will have you know, “He says loudly, “that I spoke with your witnesses and they seem to collaborate your story. Well, most of them do. The fact remains that the man did indeed have a gun and if you hadn’t shot him, he’d most likely be alive and with a sore foot.”

(assuming some response and a what about me? Can I go or similar)

“Now we have to wait for the Governing council to open up so that we can have a judge assigned to your case. Then you may have your trial and evidence will be presented.”

(assuming a “when will that be?”)

“Well now, there is the difficulty. The council is…on vacation.”

(assuming “for how long”)

“Ah. Well. There you have hit the hammer on the nail. You see … We don’t know. The council didn’t rightly tell anyone how long they’d be.”

“Or where they went off to either.” Deputy adds while rubbing his report with a oversize eraser. He blows all the rubber bit off the page, “Been away almost a month now haven’t they Sheriff?”

“No. More like three weeks. But they will be back soon. Then we’ll get you that trial and hopefully your witnesses will still be around to speak on your behalf.” the sheriff says with the conviction of a man making the best of a bad situation. "Tea? coffee?"

Posted on 2009-05-11 at 19:19:00.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: three days

Let me clarify ...

Rocinante will arrive/has arrived after you have been in jail for 3 days. You storyline is behind the crew so we need to catch you up. Now since you post often, I've been playing out the story (other dude, the sheriff, your situation, Miss Ellie, etc etc) However, once I move the main story again I will have to "woof" you forward. If i can give my wife some time to post this weekend, it should be soon.


Posted on 2009-05-08 at 18:50:03.

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: More jail time

Deputy Weaver watched carefully as Andrew grabbed his stuff. He then moved in to take all of Bowman’s guns and look through his bag to make sure there weren’t any other surprises “Okay Mr. Bowman. I hear you was here looking for work? So I tell you what I’ll do. You take your bag there and carry it in a fashion where I can see you hands, then we stroll over to the station like we were all acquainted. If I cuff you and make you walk through town all bound up and the like, even if you are declared innocent, no one gonna remember anything but the cuffs.”

(assuming you don’t object, or try to run.)

The Deputy takes you out the back way, carrying his shotgun casually over his shoulder but in hand in case you decide to misbehave. Just as you are leaving you can here the bar maid giving a colourful and highly inaccurate account of what happened.

“Just blasted the poor man down! Didn’t hear not hammer, them thar floorboards are so old and rickety that my Aunt Martha’s knees are quieter.”

“Yes, yes, yes. Just stick to the facts my dear, I don’t give a rat’s arse about your family and their assorted ailments.”

The deputy escorts you through town and true to his word; he makes it look like you two were just old friends taking a walk across the Green. The sheriff’s station and jail are in one building, a two-floor establishment with a resident on the top, most likely the sheriff’s place. The interior is very neat and tidy. There are three desks with chairs and a long couch across the wall near the entrance. A gun rack hangs on the wall behind the biggest desk. There are four jail cells across the farther wall (one is occupied). On the other side of the room is a small wood stove with a coffee pot on it, and a table set up with utensils and the like for eating.

The deputy takes you to a desk and puts all of Andrew’s belongings into a closet that he locks up. He gives you a form to sign acknowledging that your possessions are in their keeping until such time that they decide to give them back or sell them for your trial fees or your burial service. Under the itemized list area of the form, Ken wore “Mr. Bowmen’s Stuff” in almost undecipherable penmanship.

Weaver puts you in the cell farthest from the door. Usual accommodations in a jail – an old spring mattress on a cot frame bolted to the wall. Once there you can see that the cell on the opposite side of the room has an occupant as well. The man is huge, almost gigantic. He is stretched across the bed and his legs dangle far off the edge – you’d guess he must be at least seven feet tall. He is very muscular and broad shouldered, with a face that looks like it has been in far too many fights (Ron Perlman). The man is wounded, you can see that his shoulder is bandaged and his left arm is in a sling.

Weaver asks you if you’d like a coffee (Answer?) and does the same to the other man who just shakes his head. He then asks the other man how his shoulder is and whether he needs the Doc to look at it again and the man shakes his head to both questions. The deputy tells you that Miss Ellie will be in around 5 to give you dinner. He then leaves you alone while he slowly (almost painfully) fills out paperwork.

“So.” The prisoner in the other cell speaks without getting up. His voice is gravelly, like dry leaves crumbled between your fingers. “What you in for?”

Posted on 2009-05-07 at 20:00:48.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Better than hanging

And there ain't no woman to blame this time!

I am waiting on Cathy to post as her mission is a major part of this place. If I can wrangle some time today I will move Andrew forward just for you YeOlde.

Posted on 2009-05-06 at 12:14:39.

Topic: It's coming!
Subject: no

No Sneak peeks for you!

Posted on 2009-04-29 at 15:10:19.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: They keep coming

Good post Tann.

Since you are not doing the service of ship and just a fill-up, PA will take care of that while you are away (Part of your docking fees).

Dollhouse is Whedon's latest series. I'm not getting into it myself but Cathy likes it. I still dream he will redo firefly with a different ship and crew (Rocinante for instance?).

Posted on 2009-04-29 at 12:24:16.
Edited on 2009-04-29 at 12:32:08 by Alacrity

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

While you are on Beylix - Do you want Wolf to do more Maintenance (which could slow down your departure but put you up to par on your scheduled servicing) or just get a fill up, clean the windows and check the oil? Fuel on Beylix is much cheaper than Regina (600 to fill the tank completely). You will have to fuel the tank actually, you won't make it from B to R to L back to R again without more fuel.

Posted on 2009-04-28 at 15:21:11.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: we too

Cathy and I love Castle too. Unfortunately, we seem to be in a minority. Both it and Dollhouse are on the edge of the rating bubble and may be dropped.

Posted on 2009-04-28 at 15:12:54.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Whoa ....Good Post

Great Post Bromern. I could really get a sense of what Wyatt was feling from it. Well done. I will have to make sure I give Cathy some time to post a reply soon.

Posted on 2009-04-28 at 14:08:07.

Topic: Happy Birthday Veronica
Subject: Happy Birthday Veronica

Today is my daughter’s 13th birthday. To celebrate this auspicious occasion (and the loss of my sanity for the next 7 years or so) please join me in wishing her a very Happy Birthday.

Happy Birthday Veronica!

Posted on 2009-04-28 at 13:56:27.

Topic: Star Trek: The Guardian Saga
Subject: Dammit! I'm a doctor, not a tactical commander

“There’s an energy signature there,” Curzon Shral pointed with his right hand. “It’s not very strong, but it is enough power to take notice, and it is constant.”

“Alright,” Drake replied. “I’ll check it out.”

“Ummm, why don’t we all go? Then we can keep track of each other and we can support each other.” Zachery asked.

“No.” Pierce said quickly and dismissively, “ If we keep traipsing around as a group, we increase our chases of discovery. One person has a better chance to scout. Meanwhile. We should be considering what we should do once we get there. How are we going to get in? A straight attack is folly. We’re going to need a diversion – something to draw them away from the outpost.”

Posted on 2009-04-27 at 19:23:41.

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