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


She is not local, but came from off world less than a year ago. She managed to attach herself to JW McClarrin, the mine's owner, within a few months and was soon tossing about that she was his fiancee. JW ain't denying things but he is off world himself a whole lot because he's a member of parliment now.

Now those who like to talk, they see a lot to tak about in Brigit. She seems to know everyone and everyone's business. She can play the weak and helpless but then again, there was that time that that Ludlow fellow was coming on strong and she faceplanted him with some fancy moves.

Some think that she isn' the faithful type either - with a real weakness towards the bad type. We ain't talking the wearing black bad boys either,but the real rough and tumble baddies than infest these lawless places like Frisco. But then again, she the one that has been pushing JW to hire a sheriff to get some law and order in this town. So take it as you want, and remember that talk is cheap when the story is good and the target is a fine sight -prettier than most.


Posted on 2008-03-12 at 20:41:49.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off
Subject: One building -going down


The Green officer closed in on Arien with sword and green arm at ready. He struck with the sword, an easy blow delivered out of anger that Arien deflected easily. The man was fighting like a soldier, an accomplished swordsman, but not the tricks and moves of a Green. The knight countered with a strong swipe at the man’s head, just to see how fast the enemy could move. The colonel blocked the blow casually with the green scaled arm. Hitting it was like strike a stone wall. The solidness of the deflection almost wrenched the blade out of Arien’s hands. Reeling from the blow, the Green attacks with his blade, but Arien’s armour saved him from any real damage.

Inside, the party was caught between the crumbling building and two invisible battle mages. Kilgim having finished healing Maximus looks over to Dapple, but sees that the Rogue has recovered enough himself. "We've no time t'fight 'em in 'ere. Let's get outta 'ere. Now!" The Dwarf calls out while running towards Dapple. As the cleric approaches he sees that Dapple is moving, having drunk a potion herself so he continues onwards shouting his warnings.

“What did I miss?” Dapple rasped, her tongue thick in a dry mouth.

"Arien's gone," Char muttered. "Tru da wall, an' we go' invisible wizar's somewhere in 'ere."

The tower emphasizes his point with sounds of buckling above and the stone and mortar starting to crack. With a dramatic bang, the stairwell up to the next floor loosens in its moorings and come falling to the ground, not far from Where Jal is standing as if in a daze. The small mage seems to be listening to other voices and ignores the chaos around him. He begins to chat the incantation of a spell while looking at the roof.

Adrian casts a detect invisibility in time to see one of the Red’s is running out of the room, through the only exit to the south. The other is Wind, who is busy casting a spell. Although not an expert on evocation magic, Valentine recognizes the gestures of this particular spell and realizes the dangers – the explosive force of the fireball will rip apart the tower. The Battle Mage immediately starts a counter spell with as much haste and speed that can be managed.

The spells are released, with Valentine’s shortly behind that of the Red. She appears again as the fireball takes shape and is fired directly towards Jal. The Mage’s skin is so pale and she crumbles to the ground as spell is complete. Then Adrian’s spell counters toe energies, dispelling the mana of the spell into a fine mist and eliminating the danger.

Jal finishes his spell a few seconds afterwards, and the tower seems to stop buckling – or at least slows down. A piece of plaster falling suddenly slows down and floats to the ground. With a voice of desperation, Jal calls out to his friends and companions. “Run! Get out while you can! I can’t hold this for long!”

OOC: Exits – There is the door to the south (along the 40 foot corridor) or you have windows on the east and west walls. Dapple, Kilgim, Maximus and Char are closest to the southern entrance, and the west window. Jal in in the centre, Adrian is closest to the east window but the crumbled Wind is close to the east window.


Posted on 2008-03-12 at 20:21:34.

Topic: Rhyming Game
Subject: uh huh


Bite Me

Posted on 2008-03-10 at 15:18:46.

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


Yes, I saw that. I will be providing you with more details to relay to the party.

Posted on 2008-03-06 at 17:29:04.

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


Yes I am still here. I am really bad at giving myself time for myself.

Anyway, I am off all next week and if I don't update all my games by the end of the week, Cathy will probably hurt me - badly.

As I have hinted before, we are so near the end of this adventure, which is really a McGuffin to the next adventure (Look it up on Wiki). I want to keep this going but once this is finished, it will be a good time for players to bail and new ones to come abroad.




Posted on 2008-03-06 at 13:12:55.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Who? What? Me? It was the booze!


I'm still here, plugging away. Thanks for the offer Yeolde, I appreciate it. I really need to find out if Robert is coming back or not. The next part is pivotal and I need interaction that I'd rather a player did, not the DM.

I'm off for a week starting this Saturday. If I don't have all my games updated by the end of next week, Cathy will probably hurt me - badly.

Posted on 2008-03-06 at 13:05:00.

Topic: Gary Gygax has passed away
Subject: If you


If you want to pass well wishes or thoughts to the family of Gary, they have set up an email account.

InMemoryOfGaryGygax@gmail.com



Posted on 2008-03-05 at 16:55:43.

Topic: Gary Gygax has passed away
Subject: Order of the Stick


The OOTS tribute to Gary is amazing. I think it summed up precisely how I felt about Gary and the game.

I liked Penny Arcade's as well.

Posted on 2008-03-05 at 16:51:36.

Topic: Gary Gygax has passed away
Subject: From what I read


Gary thought that second edition was a complete waste of time. He wanted to stick to first edition and just do errata books like Unearthed Arcana. However, he didn't have controlling interest in TSR when 2nd edition was made, but he still retained copyright - so they had to credit him.

That's what I remember reading. I think Gary probably played the G edition (Gary's Home Rules)

Posted on 2008-03-05 at 16:33:43.

Topic: Gary Gygax has passed away
Subject: Gary Gygax has passed away


Just read the news, Gary Gygax, the inventor of D&D passed away.
From CNN article:

He had been suffering from health problems for several years, including an abdominal aneurysm, said his wife, Gail Gygax.

Gygax and Dave Arneson developed Dungeons & Dragons in 1974 using medieval characters and mythical creatures. The game known for its oddly shaped dice became a hit, particularly among teenage boys, and eventually was turned into video games, books and movies.

Gygax always enjoyed hearing from the game's legion of devoted fans, many of whom would stop by the family's home in Lake Geneva, about 55 miles southwest of Milwaukee, his wife said. Despite his declining health, he hosted weekly games of Dungeons & Dragons as recently as January, she said.


Ahh...Gary. We'll miss you.




Posted on 2008-03-04 at 21:09:37.
Edited on 2008-03-04 at 21:10:39 by Alacrity

Topic: A Literary Review Thread
Subject: Green


I think you are confusing them with the Luddites that believe all of societies problems are because of Gene Roddenberry. :-)



Posted on 2008-02-28 at 20:19:43.

Topic: A Literary Review Thread
Subject: Dies the Fires


I am enjoying a book by S.M. Stirling called Dies the Fires. It is an alternate history where something happens in 1998 called The Change. Basically the laws of physics are changed in a split second and everything mechanical stops working. Guns, engines, electricity, anything that is high energy just stops and the world is thrown into chaos.

Much like Stephen King, the jewels of this book are the characters. He creates these interesting characters that you really like or hate and takes you for the ride along with them.

The book requires a high level of suspension of disbelief. He doesn't explain why the change happens and the logic of it is strained in some places.The author also has a thing for Wiccan beliefs and goes on and on about them. But if you can put that aside, it is an interesting look at the base level of human nature and the will to survive - no matter what.

Posted on 2008-02-26 at 21:30:44.
Edited on 2008-02-26 at 21:33:01 by Alacrity

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Question for crew


Do you all have an account for funds transfers? You might if you want to be considered legit in the core, but that means you are easily tracked by the Feds whenever you make a deposit/withdawal. You will also be taxed.

If you work cash/platinum only, then you are off the books, no taxes taken and free to do as thou wilst. However, the method of payment that Brigit just suggested won't work.

Posted on 2008-02-26 at 15:20:05.

Topic: Olan's baby photobucket
Subject: cute


Great pictures. I just posted some new ones of Will too.

Posted on 2008-02-22 at 15:17:10.

Topic: William Pictures
Subject: Mo mo more


Some more pictures of William for you. He is over 16 lbs at a week shy of three months. Already wearing 12 month sizes and beyond.

Sigh - We don't have small children...

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Posted on 2008-02-22 at 15:16:16.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: That would be nice


Good to have you back. I would hate to kill off both Mages when the cleric in the party is about to commit assisted suicide.

Grab Dapple and run? What were you thinking Kilgim?

Posted on 2008-02-20 at 17:55:50.

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


One typo and everyone goes wild.

I will post tonight, but I hope to hear from the mages soon.

Posted on 2008-02-18 at 16:48:39.

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


Tann, I already sent you all your impressions of Brigit in an email with your character.

Here it is again

Brigit Trousdale - the school marm - wow, what a dish. This green eyed red head is hotter than sin with a body that won't quit. SHe's JW's finacee but he travels off world alot, so there are many rumours that she's got a wandering eye. She seemed to have an interest in you for a spell, but it faded fast when she found out you weren't a real criminal. Women, they always want the bad boys.

Posted on 2008-02-18 at 14:06:39.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: Who is left?


Out of the seven member party I started with, who is left?

Eol is gone until ?
Admiral is gone until ?
Raven is not posting

Is there a point to continuing? I realized I disappeared for a long time so if you've love interest, please say so.

Posted on 2008-02-18 at 01:36:44.

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


Frisco 12 noon RST

It is a one room class room with desk and chairs. Upon entering, you become the object of everyone’s attention. The Captain may be looking for people holding weapons but there are only children with chalkboards and erasers, hardly a threat to anyone. Near the back and closest to you is a young boy, with black hair and a smile that would make the young girls melt. He is pushing manhood by the scraggly hairs on his lip. His eyes look you all over rapidly before fixating on Willow with barely disguised teen lust.

Near the middle are two twin girls, with done up blond hair and blue eyes. They are prettily dressed up in the exact same frilly white dresses. One has a blue ribbon in her hair, while the other has a pink one, other than that, they are exactly the same. You place them to be about 9 or ten. They look over the party as well and start whispering and giggling to themselves.

Near the front is a younger boy, small with freckles and brown hair while wearing thick glasses that magnify his eyes. His eyes are drawn to the pistol on Wyatt’s hip, but the glasses make it hard to realize whether he’s scared or fascinated.

“Ma’am,” Wyatt drawled. “Name’s Wyatt Sung, and I was told you and I needed to talk. This here,” he motioned loosely with his right hand to those who followed him. “Are my crew: Ms. Willow Takahara, Mr. Sam Dash, and Mr…Wolf. If you’ve the time, we’d be mighty obliged to you.”

“Ahh we know each other Cap'n Hi, Brigit, nice day huh.” Fenris comments.

It is only a moment, but Willow sees the look on Miss Brigit’s face change ever so slightly and then instantly back. Only a trained observer would have spotted it (it’s in the eyes), but then it takes one to spot one. Whoever this woman was, she was trained in a similar fashion as Willow, to read and perceive people. Birgit was planning to turn on the charm to the captain but realize something in his cold stare and decided to change tactics.

“Mister?” The young boy asks suddenly, “Where did you get the antique?” He asks pointing at the pistol on Wyatt’s hip. “That’s an Independence’s Officer Pistol isn’t it?”

(Take this where you wish, it is for RP and the kid can be wrong with the glasses he’s wearing)

“Billy!” the School Marm declares, “Now, you mind your manners. No man likes to have his equipment pointed at!” She laughs throatily.

She turns and puts down her chalk and addresses the class, “I have to talk to these gentlemen, so that will be all for today. Off now to do your chores and mind your parents.”

The children leave, grudgingly.

“Well, pleased to met you all.” Brigit says as way of a greeting, “Since you came to see me, this must be about the …containers.” She smiles prettily, “You all thrown me for a bit of a loop now as I was expecting someone else and sooner than this. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad to see you and to get the containers, but I plum almost had given up hope. I mean, Wolf, if you knew they were coming, why didn’t you say anything?”


(Assuming you bring up payment)

“Ah, well you’ll have to let me head up to the bank and I’ll arrange a bank transfer. I had the money a week ago, but I didn’t want to be sitting on it here, what with how things are around here. Why don’t you all head back to your ship, wait for bailey and his men to unload to containers, and I’ll make the arrangements.” She smiles all sweet and pretty.


OOC: Blammm, if you are still in, let me know and I will start up with what is happening at the ship. I have been away awhile but should be back now.

Dealing with Brigit. Willow knows there is something about her that ain't right. Wyatt gets the feeling she is nice enough, but Wyatt doesn't trust anyone he don't know well enough. Sam is deep in lust and would do anything for her in hopes to getting into that skirt.

Posted on 2008-02-18 at 01:03:32.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Longest gunfight ever


Okay. I am back now and feeling good. Weather is playing havoc on my time as I seem to be spending a lot of time trapped on buses and shovelling snow. (So ... much ... snow...)

Anyway. I have taken a day off this Friday and have Monday off for the new Ontario holiday - Family day. So I plan to update all my games at this point.

Hopefully I haven't lost anyone in my two month absences.

Posted on 2008-02-13 at 13:12:13.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: The Return of the DM


Okay. I am back now and feeling good. Weather is playing havoc on my time as I seem to be spending a lot of time trapped on buses and shovelling snow. (So ... much ... snow...)

Anyway. I have taken a day off this Friday and have Monday odd for the new ontario holiday - Family day. So I plan to update all my games at this point.

Hopefully I haven't lost anyone in my two month absences.

Posted on 2008-02-13 at 13:11:10.

Topic: Birthday Wishes
Subject: Hoppy B day Dude


Hope you have a good one my friend.

Posted on 2008-02-11 at 19:25:51.

Topic: Will you survive the coming zombie apocalypse?
Subject: well


59%




My lack of guns lowered my chances.

Posted on 2008-02-08 at 20:14:08.

Topic: Suggest tools for the Inn!
Subject: Summoning Too


You could also add to a wandering monster table, an option for monster summoning spells as well. My daughter plays a mage and she has brought Monster Summoning to an artform. To have a handy tool to generate the summonees would be great (Summonies? Summoned? Summonites?)

Posted on 2008-02-08 at 10:58:30.

 
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