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Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off
Subject: Much larger in real life

You reach the town when it is dark. There is little need to search for your enemy, as they are exactly where Char and Dapple saw them last, still discussing and arguing the merits of going to find women versus staying at their posts. They are well lit from their lofty position, with the energy crackling on the halberd illuminating them well. The intellectual conversation between them has broken down into “Uh huh!” and “Un uh!” back and forth.

Those of you who chose stealth for your approach have no difficulty as they are truly not paying attention and are so loud you could move a division in without them hearing. Kilgim says a quick prayer and casts a protection from Lightning bolts on Arien, as he will be an attraction to the electrical energy of that halberd in all his armour. Matthias tries to use a powerful charm on the ugly brother but it seems to be highly magic resistant.

(I assume Arien and Maximus will go first to draw the attack and present a better target to the archers, backstabbers and spellcaster)

As Arien and Maximus prepare to charge in against them, The White Haired one stops to look around and listen. He turns to his brother, “Hold…my brother. We are…being approached…by great…warriors.”

“What? Who dares approach us?”

“Unless I…am mistaken….and…I never…am. We are…about to face…Arien Thedell… and his…Succoring Six!”

“The famous Demon Slayers? Are you sure?”

“Aye…my brother. I have…all their…action figures…at home. If we…slay them,...there…will be much…glory and…fame…for us.”

“I wish to face Maximus the Mighty, whose blade can cut 100 demons in half with a single swing. Come, test your sword against me!” he shouts out to the darkness and leaps from the chimney top to the ground. When he lands, the force is so great that the dirt ripples away from him in a shockwave circle. High above, the flying one gestures dramatically with his halberd and electrical energy discharges from it in lightning bolts striking the ground and buildings around them.

OOC: Combat time. You all agreed on different approached but no one was specific. I also wanted to give you a chance to react to the brothers.

Posted on 2008-12-08 at 16:37:21.
Edited on 2008-12-08 at 16:38:36 by Alacrity

Topic: Totally Random Thoughts
Subject: flap

Feathers - so many uses.

Posted on 2008-12-05 at 19:59:23.

Topic: Santa Baby...
Subject: of course

Underwear! Sexy underwear.

Posted on 2008-12-05 at 18:22:16.

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

If I do not hear from Robert by Sunday, I am going to have Matthias offer to use his Charm Monster on one of the beings in an attempt to force one to fight the other. If they are truly brothers, then fighting each other won't be against their nature.

If I have not heard from Raven by Sunday, Then Kilgim will cast a "Protection from Lightning Bolts" on Arien, since he is charging in and wearing all that armour. (That gives Arien 70 hp of electric absorption before he starts taking damage - I play the spell a bit differently)

Posted on 2008-12-05 at 18:13:22.
Edited on 2008-12-05 at 18:13:47 by Alacrity

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

I am wearing a tie today - for fun.

(Top that one)

Posted on 2008-12-05 at 17:00:10.

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

Real Life, like network producers play havoc on our firefly game. I know Robert wants to post but his RL situation is crazy right now.

I am going to barrel this forward on the weekend if Robert doesn't post. Cat and I will work out the meeting. I will make the following assumptions with Sam:

He will tell the crew about the hidden loot and part of Brigit's story.

He will tell the Captain all the details including the hiring of Ludlow.

He will suggest that they meet with Brigit to go over the details of the treasure and the hows and whens.

That would be in the afternoon, after the town meeting. Once you have that meeting, you can have a group meeting about what is going to happen next.

Yes, there are a lot of meetings going on. I promise that you will be leaving soon with a paying haul but I can't rush through all that.

Posted on 2008-12-05 at 13:07:26.

Topic: Holiday Humour
Subject: For those with cats


1. Clear large space on table for wrapping present.

2. Go to closet and collect bag in which present is contained, and shut door.

3. Open door and remove cat from closet.

4. Go to cupboard and retrieve rolls of wrapping paper.

5. Go back and remove cat from cupboard.

6. Go to drawer, and collect transparent sticky tape, ribbons, scissors, labels, etc...

7. Lay out presents and wrapping materials on table, to enable wrapping strategy to be formed.

8. Go back to drawer to get string, remove cat that has been in the drawer since last visit and collect string.

9. Remove present from bag.

10. Remove cat from bag.

11. Open box to check present, remove cat from box, replace present.

12. Lay out paper to determine size to cut.

13. Try to smooth out paper, realize cat is underneath and remove cat.

14. Cut the paper to size, keeping the cutting line straight.

15. Throw away first sheet as cat chased the scissors, and tore the paper.

16. Cut second sheet of paper to size - by putting cat in the bag the present came in.

17. Place present on paper.

18. Lift up edges of paper to seal in present. Wonder why edges don't reach. Realize cat is between present and paper. Remove cat.

19. Place object on paper, to hold in place while tearing transparent sticky tape.

20. Spend 20 minutes carefully trying to remove transparent sticky tape from cat with pair of nail scissors.

21. Seal paper with sticky tape, making corners as neat as possible.

22. Look for roll of ribbon. Chase cat down hall in order to retrieve ribbon.

23. Try to wrap present with ribbon in a two-directional turn.

24. Re-roll ribbon and remove paper, which is now torn due to cat's enthusiastic ribbon chase.

25. Repeat steps 13-20 until you reach last sheet of paper.

26. Decide to skip steps 13-17 in order to save time and reduce risk of losing last sheet of paper. Retrieve old cardboard box that is the right size for sheet of paper.

27. Put present in box, and tie down with string.

28. Remove sting, open box and remove cat.

29. Put all packing materials in bag with present and head for a room with a lock.

30. Once inside locking room, lock door and start to relay out paper and materials.

31. Remove cat from box, unlock door, put cat outside door, close and relock.

32. Repeat previous step as often as is necessary (until you can hear cat from outside door)

33. Lay out last sheet of paper. (This will be difficult in the small area of the toilet, but do your best)

34. Discover cat has already torn paper. Unlock door go out and hunt through various cupboards, looking for sheet of last year's paper. Remember that you haven't got any left because cat helped with this last year as well.

35. Return to lockable room, lock door, and sit on toilet and try to make torn sheet of paper look presentable.

36. Seal box, wrap with paper and repair by very carefully sealing with sticky tape. Tie up with ribbon and decorate with bows to hide worst areas.

37. Label. Sit back and admire your handiwork, congratulate yourself on completing a difficult job.

38. Unlock door, and go to kitchen to make drink and feed cat.

39. Spend 15 minutes looking for cat until coming to obvious conclusion.

40. Unwrap present, untie box and remove cat.

41. Go to store and buy a gift bag.

Posted on 2008-12-04 at 18:28:14.

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

the sad part is I get more posts in the Q&A than I do the game.

Posted on 2008-12-04 at 18:24:58.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: pulse plasma rifle in the 40 watt range

You can put a Uzi 9mm on your sheet if you want. I work from my scribble covered masters.

Posted on 2008-12-04 at 18:00:57.

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

Yes - you are all 7th level now.

Yes - you may master level your sword.

Yes - You have 2 attacks per round now.

Character sheet - yours is in html which makes it tough to edit. I usually let people update their own files, hence the reason I posted the changes. Hit points are easy with me, you always take max because ...

Sing it with me...

The monsters always have max.


Posted on 2008-12-04 at 17:52:17.

Topic: Holiday Humour
Subject: Holiday Humour

We all need a laugh at this hectic time of the year. post your own gaffaws, but keep in mind we are a PG site.

Signs You've Had Too Much Holiday Cheer

1. You strike a match and light your nose.
2. You take off your shoes and wade in the potato salad.
3. You hear a duck quacking and it's you.
4. You tell your best joke to the rubber plant.
5. You refill your glass from the fish bowl.
6. You hear someone say, "Call a priest!"
7. You start kissing the portraits on the wall.
8. You complain about the small bathroom after emerging from the closet.
9. You ask for another ice cube and put it in your pocket.
10. You tell everyone you have to go home... and the party's at your place.
11. You have to hold on to the floor to keep from sliding off.
12. You pick up a roll, and butter your watch.
13. You yawn at the biggest bore in the room... and realize you're in front of the hall mirror.
14. You take out your handkerchief and try to blow your ear.
15. You suggest everyone stand and sing the national budget.

Posted on 2008-12-04 at 16:14:40.

Topic: Affiliates? Input, please!
Subject: are you kidding

I have the Leather Bound Editions baby!

Posted on 2008-12-04 at 14:52:19.

Topic: Affiliates? Input, please!
Subject: all games are created equal, some are more equal than others

I despise the 3e 3.5e 3.14159265e, and 4e systems, but I think that a gamer is a gamer and they are all welcome at the red dragon inn. We may discuss, agree and fight over which system is better, but we all agree that any "e" is better than reality. (Oooo. I should put that on a shirt)

I'm all for more partners and affiliates whether it is Dungeon and Dragons, Mutants and Masterminds, Toons and Loons, Buns and Bakeries or Bustiers and Bordellos.

Posted on 2008-12-04 at 13:41:24.

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

Yes Bromern, you may triple your kukri specialization to master level. That will give you +3/+3 and also has the added bonus of any fumble that results in loss of weapon will be re-rolled. You can not move higher than master level in specialization.

Fighter (pure) can master as many weapons as they wish. Ranger/paladin can master one, but single specialize in as many as they wish. Non fighters may single specialize in a single weapon. (my rules, in case you are flipping through the books trying to find this).

Posted on 2008-12-04 at 13:32:53.

Topic: Who is your favorite superhero?
Subject: edit

I just changed the short ame on this thread so it doesn't get confused with Skari-dono recruitment.

By the way - if you like Superheroes, try your hand at a RPG. SD is looking for players.

Fave Superhero - Wildfire (Drake Burroughs) from The Legion of Superheroes.

Posted on 2008-12-03 at 19:52:11.

Topic: Mutants & Masterminds 2nd Ed.
Subject: Evil villian here

Aren't we all being a bit evil here? I mean, Skari-dono posts for recruitment for a superhero game and we all post with "That's cool. I'm not going to play but it is cool."

I feel guilty because I started it.

Posted on 2008-12-03 at 19:49:41.

Topic: Pharaoh Q&A
Subject: yoohoo

Only two posts so far in a week. Where is everyone?

Posted on 2008-12-03 at 15:26:38.

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

I need to up all my monsters! You guys are dangerous now.

Posted on 2008-12-03 at 14:47:47.

Topic: Mutants & Masterminds 2nd Ed.
Subject: Ohhhhh

Superhero RPG. Ooooooo. Must resist the call of the tights....

I played a superhero RPG called Champions (I think) back in the early ...well a long time ago. I'm a sucker for Iron age leather and lingerie style. We were playing a sorta "Watchman/X-men" crossover style.

Anyway, I will look forward to lurking on this, but I don't think the tights will fit me anymore.

Posted on 2008-12-03 at 13:49:54.

Topic: Failure to thrive
Subject: whoa

I hope all goes well for Noah. For all the scary sounding possiblilities they throw out, there are two common ones that are not mentioned. The fact that he is bright and moving should be positive. Hopefully it is just a matter of him being a picky eater.

Posted on 2008-12-02 at 22:36:45.

Topic: Totally Random Thoughts
Subject: xmas

So little time, so many cookie recipes.....

Posted on 2008-12-02 at 21:46:38.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: Welcome to seventh level.

All you warrior types - you get a new weapon prof. or you can add to a single specialization and a new Non-weapon

All specialization melee attacks are now 2/1 instead of 3/2.

Wizards also get a new weapon prof and non weapon.

Kilgim now has 5/5/3/1 in cleric spells (Yeah for fourth level spells).

Adrian has 24 mana points and now has fourth level spells.

So get your requests in early. Christmas and combat are coming soon and either leads to a slaying song tonight.

Yes, I am very sleep deprived. Thank you for getting all wavy like and sparklish, with the lights and the glowing like.

Posted on 2008-12-02 at 21:26:11.

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

I'd love to hear why one of you has a dress packed, let alone a frilly feminine one.

Posted on 2008-12-02 at 20:30:24.

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

I have moved forward Andrew and Willow. I am sorta stuck until Sam can give his version of Brigit's story.

I have heard back from Blammm that he should be able to rejoin us soon.

Posted on 2008-12-02 at 17:35:44.

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.


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.

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