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Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: For those who wait


The Temple, Regina, Frisco – 7:10 am

“I am under your protection now, Lao Tsu.”

He accepts the pin with a smile that reads of knowledge and mirth at the same time. He gives Willow a bow in honour of her actions and then begins his search of her with swiftness. Across the arms and the back of her neck, his fingers breeze across her clothing and flesh, barely making contact – like a warm breeze across the skin. Down Willows back, his hands were stronger, but not rough. Like the hands of a well-trained masseuse, his touch triggered waves of relaxation and peace across her back.

Then he moves to Willow’s legs and his touch became a seductive caress, releasing waves of desire and passion from within the doctor. Her stroked her inner thighs down to her ankles with the lightest of touches and back up the outer legs across her hips and stomach to end just below her chest. Willow found herself breathing a little heavy as Lao Tsu stepped back and wishing that she could find a dignified reason to ask him to search her again.

“You may enter now.” He said with a bow and gesture to the door. “Grandfather awaits you.”

Through a set of oak doors carved in relief to look like an extension of the garden, Willow enters into an inner sanctum. The room is fragrance with lavender and floral scents, but the plants are all hanging from the ceiling. The room itself is sparsely furnished, with Mats for kneeling and a few long round cushions. The old man sits across from the doorways, about 20 feet away from Willow as she enters. In between Willow and the old man is a wooden chess set on a small stand. The workmanship of the board and pieces is nothing less than beautiful, yet the white king is missing from the board.

“Do you play, Miss Takahara?” the old man asked.


Ragtime General Store, Beylix, Newhouse – 12:00 am

Dason left the general store with a rusty Ruger 22 with a full clip. The lady inside was really pretty but she drove a tough deal when she knew that the person in question was in a hurry. But he didn’t care – he had a job to do and then he’d be back on easy street. He walked down the street, putting the pistol in his pocket so not to draw too much attention, and headed towards Emmett’s Bar.

Emmett’s Bar, Beylix, Newhouse – 12:05 am

Andrew looked at the pile of chips he had in front of him and then at his cards. He had won the first couple of hands with the workers but then the pots went back and forth for a while. Now, Darryl was in for 25 credits and Doug had raised 10. 35 credits to him with a whole lot of nothing unless he discarded one and took the chance on an inside straight. But if he didn’t get the 9, then …

Someone entered the bar behind him. Andrew glanced over his shoulder, but it wasn’t anyone who he knew or looked particularly important. He turned his attention to the cards again.

click

He knew the sound of a gun hammer being cocked back, and his instincts took over, Long ago, Andrew had learned that best to react fast, even if you were sure you were the target. His gun was in hand and leveled before the barmaid had started screaming.


Posted on 2008-12-02 at 17:33:03.

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


I have it at home, I will send it tonight.

Posted on 2008-12-02 at 16:56:05.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: Not much


I have done a small update to bring everyone back together. You ned to formulate a plan of attack and move out - as it is you will be getting there when it is dark.

Posted on 2008-12-02 at 16:10:23.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off
Subject: have we fizzled?


The report back from Char and Dapple was not filled with hope. Two creatures of some sort of demonic power, a mysterious master, silent priests, and a dead town that you were suppose to investigate. Furthermore, the destruction was so great as to leave very little cover for a stealthy attack. No matter how you would approach the scene of this misfortune, the beings could spot you from their vantage point.

There was no time for hesitation or doubt though. In the name of all that was good and those poor people, you had to take on these being. If there were survivors, they would be in dire need of aid.

OOC: Time for heroics people! Saddle up! Peasants to rescue, mysteries to investigate, demons to kill. Woohoo!



Posted on 2008-12-02 at 16:07:37.

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


I'm sorry that I have created a delay in the game. With William's birthday this weekend and Christmas coming, by the time I got free time this weekend, all I could do was plant myself on the couch and watch "The Quick and the Dead" (my quilty pleasure).

I will endeavour to update all my games this week, before Wed.

Posted on 2008-12-01 at 15:36:28.

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


I'm sorry that I have created a delay in the game. With William's birthday this weekend and Christmas coming, by the time I got free time this weekend, all I could do was plant myself on the couch and watch "The Quick and the Dead" (my quilty pleasure).

I will endeavour to update all my games this week, before Wed.

Posted on 2008-12-01 at 15:34:46.

Topic: Assistance with my essay for Performance Arts
Subject: interesting topic


You might want to look up a book called - The Fantasy Role-playing Game: A New Performing Art by Mackay et al. You also might want to look at Bruno Bettleheim (sp?) and Joseph Campbell books for reference.

What is your approach on this essay? What is your general thesis or premise that you are looking to explore?





Posted on 2008-11-28 at 16:07:44.

Topic: Pharaoh
Subject: Its worse than that, He's dead Jim, dead!


"May I have your name, sir? I would know the name of my enemy, on the chance we should meet again."

The Soldier rolls up the scroll and looks down at the sand. “I am but a messenger. The order is from the Sultan Zoltan the Wise, signed by the Visier on his behalf.” He looks up at up with a look that speaks of anguish and conflict. “Take your possessions and leave us now!” he says loudly. The soldiers keep their weapons on you as you gather your stuff.

The sun is beaming heat upon you and the sand dunes are immense. After a half hour, you find a very small oasis – a few palm trees for shade, some bushes and hardy growth, and what looks like a very old well. So old in fact that instead of being marked with signs of the current language it is actually marked by pictograms that you heard referred to as hieroglyphs.

The dead bandits were in the process of unloading or loading when then were killed. They were killed by arrows, shot from above them by the angle and look of the wounds.

A quick examination of their bodies reveals that they are dervishes, wearing leather armour under wrapped cloth. Each one has a falchion, a buckler and short bow. On their persons are a total of 17 silver coins, very old and marked with a man’s visage you have never seen. They also each have a small leather bag filled halfway with salt. On their horses, are quivers with 15 arrows, a bedroll with an individual tent, several water skins (full and wet), dried fruits, meats and rations for five days travel (ten if you eat lightly), and each one has a flask of bluish green liquid that glows under Artemis’ detect magic.

The mule is laden with several bundles of firewood and kindling, many heavy blankets rolled, several pots and pans, and two large bladders of water (still cool). The bladder is made of some cured animal hide that is tough but stretches well when wet. Near the mule lies a coil of rope tied to an open ended bladder lying on the desert sand.

As you are examining the bodies, a group of pegasi can be seen flying away from close to where you were “freed”. They fly away from you, upwards into the sky.

Huh? Wait a minute! Why would they use Pegasi to take you to the border? The flying mounts were only used for long distances.

You look around the oasis for a marker. Watering holes are considered immensely valuable and anyone who could claim them as their own would leave a marker. Tribes would go to war over Well locations. But other than the marks on the well, there are no markers here. There is only one place in the desert where people would not claim water and that would require flying mounts to reach. You have been dumped in the Desert of Desolation - a large track of land where an ancient civilization once thrived. Now a haunted land, filled with evil spirits and undead creatures, damned by the greed and malice of their rulers who defied the gods. You have no idea how deep into this forsaken land you have been placed, or even if the Oasis of the White Palm is in the direction the men flew off.

This day keeps getting better for you. The heat is reaching unbearable levels, especially for those in metal armour. travel by night, sleep during the day the messengers had said.

OOC: the palm trees are quite high here, in case someone wanted to climb one to get some bearings.

Posted on 2008-11-26 at 18:26:48.

Topic: Links! My kingdom for some links!
Subject: you know


This is the only D&D site I hang out in..on...around. Now I do frequent some Serenity sites but I don't think we could interest them in links. As to other sites I frequent alot ... I think the links would break the PG rating.

Maybe if I wrote some Serenity gaming articles?

Posted on 2008-11-25 at 17:54:46.

Topic: Totally Random Thoughts
Subject: shdh


cheese in the microwave

Posted on 2008-11-25 at 16:28:37.

Topic: The Christmas Game!
Subject: I'll bite


1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Whatever is cheapest
2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial, nothing says the holidays like fake.
3. When do you put up the tree? First weekend in December
4. When do you take the tree down? Right after new years
5. Do you like eggnog? I like anything you can mix with rum or brandy..
6. Favorite gift received as a child? One year I got a spiderman action figure from someone, not family. I wasn't allowed to have "dolls" as a boy so I remember I was delighted to have it, until Dad found out about it.
7. Hardest person(s) to buy for? My father in law.
8. Easiest person to buy for? My wife - I love to pamper her, and she loves being pampered
9. Do you have a nativity scene? I can be naive at times, but I have never caused a scene.
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail! It is the one thing I am adamant about
11.Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I really can't recall one. I mean, it is the thought that counts right?
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Grinch. I used to stop the movie after he gets all the presents and pretend that he won. Woohoo!
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Dec 24th - Liquor store
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Only after the bottle was empty.
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? My wife's tourtičre. Mmmm.
16. Lights on the tree? Huh? Without lights its just a dead green thing dropping needles
17. Favorite Christmas song? Silver bells
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Staying at home this year. No one is making me move!
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? I remember the Vixen. Other than that....
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Angel.
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas morning - although sometimes so early in the morning that it feels like C. eve.
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? People in stores that are pushy, rude and miserable.
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? Silver balls
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? A well cooked Capon.
25.What do you want for Christmas this year? Honestly? A weekend alone with my wife somewhere remote with a hot tub. Oh and Peace on Earth.

Posted on 2008-11-24 at 20:28:33.

Topic: The Official Red Dragon Inn Name Generator thread
Subject: truly


Its not how big their beards are, its how they use them.

Posted on 2008-11-24 at 20:26:14.

Topic: Pharaoh Q&A
Subject: thanks


Thank you all for the great posts and the continuous interest. I will update soon, as you need to know a few things to proceed.

I have been helping a friend do drywall so my time has been occupied this weekend.



Posted on 2008-11-24 at 18:29:33.

Topic: The Official Red Dragon Inn Name Generator thread
Subject: goofyforger


Nothing wrong with the odd goofy name. Goblinforger could have a story behind it. Orcmaker though.... probably exiled from the kingdom.

Posted on 2008-11-24 at 17:48:59.

Topic: The Official Red Dragon Inn Name Generator thread
Subject: me too


and from me

Posted on 2008-11-23 at 22:06:34.

Topic: Pharaoh Q&A
Subject: charges


Sorry about that Duncan, you asked before but I completely forgot to answer. Your staff has 25 charges. Your Wand has 100.

Jozan? We are just waiting on you. Would love to move it forward this weekend.

Posted on 2008-11-22 at 15:44:14.

Topic: Affiliates? Input, please!
Subject: symetry


So far, the only thing we have on the front page with a resemblance of symetry are the buttons and the partner banners. Everything else is all over the place. Shoving them into the corner makes the page more uneven.



Posted on 2008-11-21 at 19:30:16.

Topic: Clawing my way back to the surface...
Subject: good to hear


Take your time getting back to normal, and don't scare us like that again. You are about 7 hours away from my place and I was already planning the intervention.

Get back into the games when you can. After all, it's not like anyone else is posting to my games (guilt guilt guilt).

Posted on 2008-11-21 at 19:14:52.

Topic: Affiliates? Input, please!
Subject: fake ones


We could make up fakes ones to fill the spots. Grugg's Gruesome Garage. Crazy Alacrity's, Olan's Omnibus.


Yes, I am sleep deprived.

Posted on 2008-11-21 at 17:47:07.

Topic: Affiliates? Input, please!
Subject: stay


I think they look great where they are. Clear, concise and definitely above the fold.

BTW- we are on three of the four front pages now.

Posted on 2008-11-21 at 16:12:19.

Topic: yet another movie thread...
Subject: Vamping out in the Twilight Zone


Last night, I saw the advanced screening of Twilight movie. This was a gift to my daughter (age 12) and god-daughter (age 14) – I had no real interest in the movie and I have not read the books. Discovery of the night - the "who is cuter" conversation can apparently go on for hours and hours, it can even reset itself back to the beginning.

That being said, I would have to say that I enjoyed the movie. It is a romantic story aimed at teenage girls and it does that very well. But it was a good re-telling of the classic tragic love story with some modern twists to it to keep it interesting. Never was I bored or wishing I could leave, it was an overall good film.

I found the cinematography in the film was excellent. As well, the director used slow motion effectively in places and was particularly good at places two scene together in juxtaposition.

If you are in the target market or a fan of the books – go see it. My girls absolutely loved it and were giddy all the way home. According to them, it is pretty faithful to the book and not an “Eragon” style of book to movie. Yes, some scenes are slightly different and the lines are changed but overall it follows the essential parts of the book. If you are a parent looking at having to go for your daughter, relax and enjoy the flick. It isn’t Lost Boys, but it sparkles well in the light.


Posted on 2008-11-21 at 13:24:07.

Topic: Paranoia Q&A
Subject: wondering


Is asking if it is okay to ask a question also treason?

Posted on 2008-11-20 at 16:18:59.

Topic: Pharaoh Q&A
Subject: Ummmm


We are live now. Where is everyone?

Posted on 2008-11-20 at 15:08:23.

Topic: I'm so bored...
Subject: Man overbored


I am so bored, I could paint a wall just to watch it dry.

Posted on 2008-11-20 at 14:13:25.

Topic: Affiliates? Input, please!
Subject: Private messages II


now I get error message on the PM page:

Warning: main(partbox.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/www/www.rdinn.com/view_mailbox.php on line 77

Warning: main(): Failed opening 'partbox.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/share/php:/usr/share/pear') in /home/www/www.rdinn.com/view_mailbox.php on line 77



Posted on 2008-11-19 at 21:43:59.

 
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