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Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: Before my weekend getaway

“I assume the Sah Gwa that’s now lookin’ to fertilize our host’s ‘maters was the Lurn Shwei Jah Jwohn that ran yer operation,” Wyatt’s voice was cold and held nothing but death in it. “Seein’ how the lot o’ ya tossed aside as soon as he ate dust, that is. It also didn’t pass by me that the li’l miss seemed right bent on killin’ him had I not had the honor, so I’ll wager that yer none to pleased with the killin’ o’ Kenny.

“See? This is where I’m supposed t’ start givin’ a damn ‘bout ya all bein’ human and such, but I’m gonna need some pretty sweet talkin’ t’ keep me from puttin’ the lot o’ you into my airlock and pressing go. I don’t take kindly t’ no one treatin’ such perfectly amicable hosts as we’ve had with such straightforward rudeness as I seen here an’ I sure as hell don’t take kindly t’ people shootin’ up what’s mine. So one o’ you better speak up and say your piece quick while the rest o’ you hold mighty still.”

The oldest of the group looks up from staring at the remains of Kenny’s body. ‘Sir, we ain’t lookin’ to fight you and we weren’t lookin’ from the beginning. Mr. Ludlow hired us to bring him here and back to Regina. Told us he was picking up a someone named Hawkes and we’d be heading back and we’d get paid. Said some woman wanted to see him. He was hard demanding man with a devil of an influence on poor Kenny. I should have done something then, and I pays the price. It was only when we arrived that things got nasty and fast. Suddenly he was after a criminal and there was a bounty and he had a ton of guns and buddha knows what. We just want to collect our brother and get going. If you be really needin’ to kill someone, then you can kill me for my sorrows but let Penny and Denny here go.”

”We’s ain’t going anywheres Lenny.” The balding one said glumly, “Them there gizmos and dodas are fried in the ship. We stuck tight like a tick on a dog.”

Lenny sighed and shook his head, “Well ain’t that the half of it.” As if a wave washes over the older brother, he shudders and tries hard to hold back tears. “Please have mercy sir. I was just looking to keep my family fed and now …”

Although Asher and Sam are wounded, they are able to get themselves moving. Kora helps Sam up to find that although winded, his wounds are superficial so he came get around on his own. Sam goes over the closet to find an emergency foldup stretcher that him and Kora can use to move Jim to the Ship’s medical bay. All the while, Sam Hawkes fusses over Jim, ‘you don’t die on me. I ain’t working this claim without you boy and I ain’t cleaning up your mess.”

“You can save him, Can’t you Miss Willow?” he asks quietly as they prepare to move him.

Posted on 2007-07-13 at 14:07:00.

Topic: The next Harry Potter....
Subject: More evidence

Star wars vs Harry Potter

Posted on 2007-07-12 at 16:21:59.

Topic: The next Harry Potter....
Subject: Someone already did

In Goblet of Fire - the Rat guy - what was his name?

Posted on 2007-07-12 at 16:19:38.

Topic: The next Harry Potter....
Subject: fear the publisher

If Voltemort turns out to be Harry's father, I'm filing a class action suit against Rowling on behalf of all Star Wars Fans.

Posted on 2007-07-12 at 15:31:24.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: I'm coming!

A flaw in the building structure created an opening for magma to slip inside. Everyone was concentrating on the events in the front, so he’d make his own backdorr.

Assuming he’d fit….

But once inside, Magma was astounded but what he saw. Or the lack of what he saw truly.

Nothing...No Club, No Bordello, no People, nothing....

The interior of the building was that of an old and decrepit warehouse. Rats everywhere, Cobwebs hanging from corners and ceiling old rotted furniture and trash everywhere. The floor covered in a layer of dust inches thick and clearly undisturbed for years. Alsothe interior of this old building was nowhere as big as that described by Ulthok and Rayne.

What in the name of Odin is going on here?

Magma’s first thought was illusion, but this seemed to complex, too involved to be simply an illusion of sorts. Besides, what boon would that create? There was something far more sinister involved here.

Magma did a quick search for anything of note (secret doors, trap door, etc etc) and then moved back to the way he came in, almost expecting to find it gone without a trace. But it was still there, and with much effort and a vast amount of swearing, Magma was able to get through the opening again. Axe held at the ready, he made his way quickly back to the front of the building. He was almost there when he met up with his dwarven brother in arms, Cor.

Magma draws himself near to the dwarven preist and tell him all that he has seen and suspects. “Cor! There is something evil going on here. I can feel it in my bones.”

Posted on 2007-07-11 at 16:17:03.

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

Here we go

Jal - Jal the sleepy
Ar - Arien the swordless
Bl - Blue Guard
Dp - Dapple the dashing
GH - Green hued baddies
Mx - Maximus the maxed out
Kg - Kilgim the first aid kit
Vl - Adrian Valentine of the handy robe
Ch - Char the toasty

Posted on 2007-07-10 at 00:10:14.
Edited on 2007-07-10 at 00:16:37 by Alacrity

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

I guess I might as well move forward tonight as I don't think anyone else will be posting.

Posted on 2007-07-09 at 15:29:32.

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

I will try to do up a position map tonight and send it off. My weekend was busier than planned.

Posted on 2007-07-09 at 15:28:07.

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

Okay, this is the part where we get down to brass tacks.

I have been informed that Lyskhala is leaving us as she has too much going on wih real life. That brings my NPC list t0 three out of five (Only Bromern and Vanadia still in).

Now I know that Blamm is away and plans to come back. Roberts tells me he is going to be back but has not returned as of yet. My PC list grows thin.

I do not want to end this game as I am enjoying it. But I can't run the entire crew. I can NPC Kora and make her a engine room mechanic, but running Dash, Kora, Asher and Trish is a bit tough.

Thoughts? I need some input here.

Posted on 2007-07-02 at 18:05:42.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off
Subject: Save the Knight, Save the World

Arien took the success of his first attacks as a sign and moved in to press his advantage. Then he is struck hard on the side, a crushing blow that would have cut him in twain had it not been for his armour. As it is, the force of the blow sends him reeling sideways, in the direction of the sleeping Jal. The attack did not come from the green-hued men, but out of nowhere – a nowhere that slowly changes into the shape of an imperial guard wielding a two handed sword, wearing the tell tale jacket of a blue guard – bodyguards of the rich and dangerous. Blue guards are trained with one weapon from a young age and watching this one attack is nothing short of amazing. He moves like a dancer, leaping high in the air, yet changing direction in mid leap to attack Arien again. He parries the blow and rolls to feet, hoping to get his footing and attack back. Another high leap from the Blue, and a sudden twist, and Arien’s sword is knocked out of his hand and skitters away. The Blue Guard laughs and mutters in heavily accented imperial, “Knight falls”.

Maximus moves in to fight the creatures, hoping to help out Arien. The first blow cuts deep and wide, and the gladiator follows up with a backhand that would kill an ordinary man. Tree sap sprays out of the wounds onto Maximus, Char and Valentine. The smell is harsh and Maximus finds himself unable to breath, choking on the fumes of the green sap. Fighting for breath, he is stuck by his opponent and the blow from the sword tears through the flesh and bone of his right arm and shoulder, sending Maximus spiraling downwards to the floor.

Char moves in with a torch, when Valentine passes a lit lantern to him. Wasting no time, he hits the man-thing with the lantern, sending burning oil down its chest and arms. The fire is definitely damaging his flesh, but still the man comes as if he doesn’t feel the flames. However, whether it is the oil or a twist of fate, when he attacks Char with a mighty swing, the sword slips out of his hand and flies overhead, clattering as it bounces off the roof and then on to the floor.

Dapple stands ready with more torches as Valentine produces the lantern. The thief doesn’t want to engage these things as she can see how strong they are and doubts her attacks will have any effect. The torches and fire seem to have the desired effects though. But that blue Guard….

Kilgim looks to his fallen comrade and makes a decision. Maximus is hurt badly and needs healing.

Valentine is seriously wounded.
Dapple’s wounds are minor
Maximus is critically wounded, and choking
Arien is seriously wounded and unarmed

One green guy is on fire and taking damage
One green guy is badly injured (you think) and leaking fluids

Posted on 2007-06-27 at 02:41:24.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: I'll be back

Will post tonight! Really!

Posted on 2007-06-26 at 17:59:17.

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: Cue the tragic music

Kora pop off a few rounds with her Falcon at the man but missed him as he ran low and towards the door. He returned fire, sending a deadly burst at kora, or rather the place Kora had been standing before her instincts took over to make her jump to the side and downwards again. The assassin was shooting from the hip and on the move, which made him shoot high and missed Kora.

As the big man got close to the house, Wyatt appeared in the window and Ernest moved his gun towards the Captain. It wasn’t Sam Hawkes, so Ernest wasn’t worried about mowing down this man with the cold eyes and murder on his face.

Then he took a hit, to the shoulder that spun him slightly. The shot that took him wasn’t from the house, it was from the hatchway where he’d come out, fired by a red haired women who looked very much like the boy killed as a distraction.

Distractions were a deadly thing in combat. Ernest allowed himself to look at Penny with amazement. Wyatt firsts round hit him solidly in the upper chest, where his plate vest ended and was thinnest. The next round took him in the throat, and the last bore a perfect round hole between his eyes and sent his brains scrambling out the back of his head.

Ernest Ludlow’s body followed its last action to the end, finger locking on the trigger and arm rising, but his legs gave out before then and the automatic fire of the weapon just dug up dirt as he collapsed. The girl came running up, tears in her eyes screaming incomprehensively in Chinese as she stopped over the former bounty hunter and fired bullet after bullet into the dead man’s body. Once empty, she dropped her rifle and fell to her knees, wailing for the death of Kenny. The fire retardant system had put an end to the fire, and the holographic skies began to disperse the dark clouds and allow the artificial sun to shine again.

The fight seemed over, but then the hatchway opened again and two men came out. Both were obviously members of the same red-haired family/clan, one with a full head of red and the other balding with thin long red coming down the back and sides. Neither men are armed. They hold up their hands where they could be seen as they slowly approached the scene of the misfortune.

OOC: For Willow – Jim is critically injured and will need help first. Sam and Asher are serious, but can wait and Wyatt is superficially wounded.

Wyatt – extraordinary success on two out of three shots. Kora got a good roll on the “get out of Harm’s Way” reaction

Posted on 2007-06-25 at 01:59:06.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Okay, this is the story

Will be advancing the story this weekend as I know that Blamm and Robert are busy or unavailable.

Posted on 2007-06-23 at 12:50:24.

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

I have a family reunion this weekend and people staying until Tuesday. I may not be making a post until Wednesday, so please be patient.

Posted on 2007-06-16 at 12:08:35.

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

I have a family reunion this weekend and people staying until Tuesday. I may not be making a post until Wednesday, so please be patient.

Posted on 2007-06-16 at 12:08:10.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: In this situation

If no one posts, I will just assume everyone opens up in attack mode.

Posted on 2007-06-15 at 15:26:06.

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

You're not dead yet. And jal is waking up in the CWWLLO. Of course you will be waking up to dead frogs everywhere, so you might have a heart attack and die, but that would be comic relief, which is good.

Posted on 2007-06-14 at 19:57:32.

Topic: Star Trek: Discovery - Q&A
Subject: Bob and Borg

I had this funny idea of a Star trek scene in my mind yesterday that I thought I would share.

A pan shot of a Borg Vessel, zooming into to the ship and inside the interior. Hundreds and hundreds of rows of Borg lined up in their stalls, connected to the Borg Collective.

The scene turns to a part of the ship where three Borg are dragging the limp body of Lt. Bob N’doog to the processing centre to be assimilated. They roughly toss him into a stall and clamp a probe onto his head that starts to wire into his brain.

The three Borg looks on impassively, then one of them turns to the other and says, “Dude.”

The Borg replies “Dude.”

The rows and rows of Borg all start sounding off.


Bob opens his eyes and looks around. With some effort he pulls his hand out from the restrain and touches his communicator. ‘Yo! Captaindude! No problemo in the collecto, dude-o. Didn’t have to fire a shot.”

Bob looks to the Borg near him, “Hey dude! Give a man a hand!”

Posted on 2007-06-14 at 15:21:17.

Topic: The Guiding Light Recruitment Thread (formerly known as A New D&D game - players needed)
Subject: Too...Many...Jokes

A paladin worshiping a Goddess of Love? hehehehe

Posted on 2007-06-13 at 20:21:49.

Topic: bragging on my child...
Subject: Awesome dude

Great news about Caleb. Glad to hear things are working out well for him.

Baseball - good game, but it would be better if it was played on ice...

Posted on 2007-06-13 at 19:14:42.

Topic: Star Trek: Discovery - Q&A
Subject: Bob

I couldn't manage to enter another game full time right now but I could do a post or two once in ahile for Lt.Bob.

Posted on 2007-06-13 at 17:52:04.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off
Subject: Movement at last

The last Green faces Maximus, Kilgim and Dapple. Against groups, Green Special Forces are taught a number of techniques and fighting styles. In this particular situation, the soldier knew seven ways to get out, 4 killing all his opponents, 2 that would incapacitate them and one that would allow him to escape with minimal damage to them. He prepared himself for one of the lethal moves and struck out at the largest of his opponents. However things don’t allows work as they do in practice, and the gladiator sidesteps his initial attack and swings with his sword. The green blocks the blow with intention to drive his attack, except the move doesn’t block the blade. The vorpal edge of the sword takes his arm clean off and continues through his body without resistance. The soldier falls dead to the ground.

The green skinned men move towards Valentine and Char. One of the kills the last Bullywug with a single decapitating blow. Char moves in to strike with swords and hits a hard blow to the man’s side. The blade stops and is almost knocked out of the Ranger’s hand. It feels like he just swung at a tree and scent of tree sap in the air only adds to the thought. To make matters worse, only a thick clear liquid comes out of the wound that solidifies over it.

The other one strikes out at Valentine with a slash that is harder than anything the mage has felt before. He finds himself sent backwards with the blow even as he attempts to block it. If it wasn’t for the glassteel of his blade, the sword would have shattered from the force. As it is Valentine lands on the ground and skids some distance.

Kilgim moves to stand between Valentine and the attacker. He attacks with axes to score what should be good hits, but with the same ineffective results.

Dapple sees this and thinks it through. They don’t seem to die like normal men and the treesap gives her an idea. She moves to go into the other room in search of the torches they brought with them. As she does, Arien comes charging into the room with flaming sword at ready, causing her to have to dodge acrobatically to avoid being run over. He jumps in to attack the green man and unlike the other weapons, his seems to truly affect them. Deep gashes are made once and twice by Arien’s sword. They don’t seem to react in pain, but the clear gel pours more rapidly from their wounds.

Down the hall, Jal starts to stir, trying hard to fight his way back to consciousness.

DM’s note: the hallway is 10 feet wide, which means only three of you can attack standing side by side. You may need to mix it up a bit.

Valentine is seriously wounded.
Dapple’s wounds are minor
Maximus is lightly wounded

Posted on 2007-06-11 at 01:22:23.
Edited on 2007-06-11 at 01:32:53 by Alacrity

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: finally back in action

Gm’s Note – To play this out as best as I could, I worked with Vanadia as to figure out who would do what under such a situation. Normally I would let you play it out, but I delayed this for so long I didn’t want to do a small post and risk not moving again. So if anyone has a major objection to an action here, let me know.

“It’s a trap Sam. I feel it in my gut. This is a trap.” Kora said, and Wyatt couldn’t agree more.

"Cap’n, I can only get a clear shot on the kid. Those crates are blocking my view of the crazy man with the gun. Lines of sight any better down there? Or you want me to stay put here?”

“Hold tight Ash. This’s just getting started. Should the worse of it start you need to focus that shooter on the big guys, not the little fellow. He’s likely to either hunker down and wet ‘imself, or do something real stupid by way of heroics. Either way, he won’t be a problem.”

Wyatt turned and glanced at Sam. “They blow this, what kind of containment you got?”

Sam Hawkes laughed nervously, “It has some self sealing capacity but I ain’t too keen to test it out right now.“

The captain nodded by way of recognition when Sam responded. Any way you looked at it those large guns and that explosive device spelled trouble with a capital T. Wyatt pulled back the hammer of his Colt with his thumb.

That dead voice returned to the comm.” Tell you what I’m going to do. To show a sign of … good faith, I’m gonna send my partner up to the house with the warrant. Then you can decide what to do.”

“What!” A female voice comes across the comm, “You can’t …” and the comm. goes quiet.

It takes a few moments but the young kid starts to head towards the homestead slowly. His guns are holstered and he holds a document in an envelope in one hand and his other held up in the air. He moves very slowly as he comes closer and closer to the home. With the backpack, he looks like a school boy coming to hand in late homework to a school marm.

“Why is he wearing a backpack?” Kora asks out loud. ‘It looks heavy too.”

“Good question,” Hawkes nods.

He is about 20 feet from the front door when its hits Kora, “It’s a bomb. It’s a gorram bomb.”

“What?” Hawkes looks over.

“The backpack is a bomb. The kid is the diversion!”

As Kora and Wyatt react to stop the kid from coming any closer, it happens. One minute the kid is there, the next there is a bright flash of an explosion. Hawkes reels back covering his eyes as shrapnel from the bomb peppers the house. The holographic windows are sure pretty, and against a flashbang, they filter out some of the damaging light but they don’t do squat to stop flying debris.

Wyatt instinctively dives for cover beneath the window. He feels a burning sensation in his shoulder (1 W, absorbed by ballistic vest, so 1 S) and leg (1 W) but ignores it for the moment. Kora dives to the side and manages to escape the scatter. Sam Hawkes is on the ground and bleeding in several places.

The big man is on the move with Gatling in hand.

Upstairs, Jim, Dash and Asher are protected by the holographic windows from the light, but they also have to duck for cover. As they do, Ernest Ludlow takes advantage of the distraction and fires a grenade from his launcher directly at the upstairs of the house. His aim is off due to the running and the grenade misses the window, exploding against the side. The wood absorbs a lot of the damage before splintering inward. The three men dive for the stairs to safety but the explosion does damage. Jim falls down and crashes against the stair banister. He is unconscious and beat up badly. Asher and Sam are both wounded but not enough to stop them (both of you take 5W/5S, but the ballistic vest makes it 4W/6S). The two of them come tumbling down the stairs to the main floor.

A woman’s voice cries out loudly in despair from the hatch. “Oh my God! You killed Kenny! You Bastard!”

Outside, the holographic roof changes to dark clouds as the automatic fire retention system starts to spray water on the homestead to douse the fire.

Downstairs, Willow hears all of this though the floorboards. The explosion, the crashing of bodies to the floor and a woman’s voice crying out in pain over the demise of someone named Kenny.

OOC: Asher and Dash can use plot points to roll back some damage if they feel necessary.

Posted on 2007-06-11 at 00:27:59.

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

as I said in another thread, I should be back to form this weekend. I am sorry this went on so long and I appreciate everyone's patience.

Posted on 2007-06-06 at 20:59:15.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: The Dude is back

The real life issues have been hectic of late and the delay in game has gone on a lot longer than I wanted. However I think that I should be back on track by this weekend.

I'm still dedicated to playing VotR, as well as CWWLLO. Thanks for being so patient with me.

Posted on 2007-06-06 at 20:09:55.

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