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Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Aha!


A turkey sandwich! Does anyone have a turkey sandwich in their pack?

Posted on 2007-01-11 at 04:25:56.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: hint


I thinjk that those of us still alive and in the game need a bit of a hint or clue as to what to do. Fighting gemstones is not part of the standard issue rpg handbook.

Posted on 2007-01-10 at 21:02:14.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Love my wife


I married a gaming tyrant!

Yes, yes, yes I will get this party started before Saturday night. Work has picked up again so I am not finding myself with oodles of free time as I once was.



Posted on 2007-01-09 at 23:39:50.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: Bear with me, I can bearly contain myself


For the record. Rangers have animal empathy - but they do not have the ability to talk to or charm wild animals.

Char could approach the Bear and if it awoke, then Char could attempt to "calm" it (save vs Rods at -2, yes a save vs, rods ... I didn't write the rules). But he can not go and aske the Bear for permission to bunk with him in the ajoining room, oh ... and by the way, don't eat our horses.

As to why Wynter would miss a bear? Well you wouldn't know why but the dead aren't always clear on what is real and what is not. A dead spirit might not notice a bear, or a pit trap, or the poison needle, etc etc etc.

Posted on 2007-01-04 at 20:00:43.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Gorram it! We're rutting humped


Maybe I am not explaining myself well.

Companions guild does not control the sex trade. There are still escorts, whores, hookers and whatever degree downwards you want to add. Companions do cater to the Geisha concept, but they are in the sex trade whether they want to admit it or not.

So ... a companion trained dropout could have clients and be an escort/hooker. However if she called herself a companion, then the guild would take action.

A companion that drops the "guise" and becomes a whore is blacklisted (Heart of Gold Episode of Firefly).

So if you aren't paying dues and serving tea before or after the deed, you are a whore. If you are serving tea, doing the deed but don't have the degree (and claim to) - then you are in a world of hurt.

Think of it as a trademark violation. Nike took over the playboy mansion.



Posted on 2007-01-04 at 19:45:27.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: no quite


She had clients. She can no longer "serve" clients.

oh, and here is an interesting cafepress page I found while looking for chinese I could use.

A little whimsical in the brainpan

Posted on 2007-01-04 at 14:17:08.
Edited on 2007-01-04 at 14:17:45 by Alacrity

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: No big really


To be a companion takes years of physical discipline, education, meditation, and training. It is very intense, and many do not make it to the end of training.

The art of seduction and the like only comes after training, and then there is a final test.

Willow didn't get to the final test but she did complete her education and was partially through the "core training" when she dropped out. So she would have had clients, although not many.

Dropping out has no ramifications really, in fact few do make it to the end. To be a companion takes a certain mindframe that only some can achieve. Unless the person tries to set up shop as a whore, or pass themselves as a companion, then there would be problems. In the former, the person is blacklisted, in the latter, the guild will take drastic steps.

Posted on 2007-01-04 at 13:26:02.

Topic: What would you do with a million pounds?
Subject: bills bills bills


Pay all my bills, kill off my mortgage, and then renovate my house in all the ways I've wanted to but couldn't.

Buy Olan a dedicated server for the Website, with all the T1's and T3's and whateveragizmos he needed to never crash again. Then pay him to run the website.

Buy my brother a house so he would never have to live in a basement apartment again. Fly him off to some remote place to work with doctors and trainers in order to deal with his weight problem.

Then ... Hold a huge RDI festival and pay to fly everyone there and back.

Sigh ... dreams.



Posted on 2007-01-04 at 12:03:16.

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


Willow would have no access to the registry unless she finished her training and paid guild dues. As far as the guild is concern, Willow is another one of the many who don't make the rigorous and intense training a companion requires. If they found she was acting (in trade or by title) as a companion though - then the sheets would hit the fan.

Posted on 2007-01-03 at 16:46:28.

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


Did I write a post with a lot of gun play without knowing it? Seems like Sam is expecting a firefight.

Though an incendiary device in Ash's room would be similar to a warzone. (mental note of that)

Serenity RPG doe not play the same as CWWLLO. I can't have people drawing guns and shooting everywhere. That wouldn't be civilized.

Posted on 2007-01-03 at 15:08:45.
Edited on 2007-01-03 at 15:09:30 by Alacrity

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Back-history
Subject: Voyages of the Rocinante - Back-history


This is reserved for the back story of the crew.

Posted on 2007-01-02 at 10:15:49.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: Thanks to Vanadia!


We are back now and ready to go. Hopefully I still have all my players but if I have lost anyone, please let me know.

Feel free to catch up and post. I would like to post movement and the night actions by the weekend.



Posted on 2007-01-02 at 10:07:12.

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


Until we have posted a bit, there will be some mistakes in making assumptions about other characters. We will correct as we go along.

I should post a list of characters with description, traits and complications so you all know one another. So if there is anything on your sheet you don't want shared yet, let me know.

Posted on 2007-01-02 at 08:24:18.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: need to add a adult rating


Yes, I am sure that if the series had lasted more than one season, we would have seen Jayne and River developing a relationship and Simon having a great deal of problems over it. Tensions galore.

Posted on 2006-12-29 at 10:10:41.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: That's my wife you are oogling! :)


Yes, Vanadia does like to get into her roles, which is why she is such a good gamer. I am sure a lot of us will be in our bunks after her narratives about her companion/doctor.

Excellent intros all around. Blamm, if you want to put Trish in your openng post, handing you a length grocery shopping list, feel free. Otherwise I will post for the NPC after New Years.

On that note, have a safe and wonderful New Year's Eve to all of you.

Posted on 2006-12-29 at 09:17:31.

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


I put down the wrong amount on my opening post. You are starting with 500 credits , plus the 250 you have in "petty cash"

Will be busy for next two days, then going away again for the weekend. Post if you wish and I will be ready to move in the new year.

Posted on 2006-12-28 at 05:03:45.

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


No waiting. You may post if you want. I really enjoyed your opening post actually. Gave me a feel for the character almost immediately.

The details on the ship are still coming but we can move forward without them. I re-read the rules over the holidays and realized I made a couple of small mistakes on my first post, but nothing that can't be fixed (the money you were paid/going to be paid was completely off - it is fixed now).



Posted on 2006-12-27 at 14:41:59.
Edited on 2006-12-27 at 14:46:52 by Alacrity

Topic: The Would You Rather Game
Subject: you


I would pick you over Grugg, no question

So would you rather:

Ugly and Rich?

or

Beautiful and Poor?


Posted on 2006-12-27 at 08:12:56.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Money and things


Remember when we are starting the game you are together for a year, having just finished a mission that didn't go well. Don't go spending a lot of money on fuel and food, because I will tell you exactly how much you have of both. You will be landing on Beaumonde with 500 credits, very little fuel (Fill'er up), port fees to pay (They raised the rates again!), and very little in the kitchen except protein paste(I'd kill for a carrot, well maybe not kill - injure though)

So arm and equip, buff up the ship, then let me know when you are ready.

Posted on 2006-12-27 at 08:09:32.
Edited on 2006-12-27 at 14:46:16 by Alacrity

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Stun vs wound


On a person, Stun damage is damage that can knock you down, unconscious or seriously sleepy. It is not life threatening and it is shaken off (healed) rapidly.

Wound damage is damage to the body that create physical marks (bullets, knives, etc). This damage can leave you with a case of the deads, unless you have a medic around.

Now for a Ship, Stun Damage effects the operating systems of the vessel. Life support, sensors, communications etc can all be effected by Stun Damage. Like a person, it can be shaken off, especially with the help of a good mechanic and redundancy systems. Some ship to ship weapons aim to damage only the electrical systems so the ship can be taken intact (Our Ms. Reynolds episode).

Wound damage to a ship is physical damage (Stop blowing holes in my bloody ship!). These can only be repaired with a mechanic and a lot of duct tape.

Posted on 2006-12-26 at 19:18:55.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: have to wait


Cathy and I are trapped in Quebec for an extra day due to a bad snowstorm. Any emails sent will have to wait a day or two.

Posted on 2006-12-25 at 21:00:50.

Topic: The next Harry Potter....
Subject: Better Titles


I was thinking more exciting titles

Harry Potter and the Embarassing Rash

Harry Potter and the Thrilling Threesome

Harry Potter and the Missing Jack Daniels

Posted on 2006-12-21 at 21:41:18.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: thank you.


For updating the characters so swiftly.

I am gone now until Tuesday at least. Off to spent Christmas with my sister and her husband in Quebec City.

Looking forward to mishaps and adventures in the Verse, come the new year.

Al.

Posted on 2006-12-21 at 19:33:15.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: My sympathies


I am very sorry to hear about your father. Although I am sure the ending of suffering was a relief to you, I know that losing a loved one is never easy. I lost my father at the same time of the year in 2000.

My best wishes to you and your family this year.

Posted on 2006-12-21 at 19:30:55.

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


Sorry - Technical Engineering is anything to do with computers.

Posted on 2006-12-21 at 13:41:20.

 
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