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Topic: Getting to know you
Subject: Here's a question for you all


Inspired by something Lyskhala said....

What book or series of books made you really like reading? Or inspired you the most?

The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant were my first series that brought me into the world of reading. It was so different compared to the umpteen LOTR copies at the time.

Most inspirational for me would be V for Vendetta, The Time Traveller's Wife, The Lovely Bones, A Tapestry of Magics, and The Torturer Series by Gene Wolfe (Offical title escapes me).



Posted on 2007-02-02 at 03:55:46.

Topic: Getting to know you
Subject: Hurm


Nicknames

My wife calls me "Bear" and has since we were dating. Since I am big and cuddly like a huge stuffed bear.

My God-daughter calls me "Godpa Bear"

On the Inn I have the affectionate nickname of "Big Al". This came from a picture I shared with Olan of me with some co-workers. I was at the back, head and shoulder higher than all of them. (I'm 6'5")

Of course, "Alacrity Fitzhugh" comes from a Brian Daley novel, that I stole the name for a character I played briefly.

In one of the stores I managed way back when, all my staff were giving each other "spice girl" names, as they were all the rave back then. My spice girl name - "Old Spice".


Posted on 2007-01-31 at 21:17:15.

Topic: Name That Tune
Subject: know that one


Sting - Shape of My Heart

Posted on 2007-01-31 at 19:04:57.

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


Willow - Are you making attempt to influence the crowd or Influence/deceive your assailant? Or both?

Asher - You do not have skill in Influence/seduction . Do you want to attempt unskilled roll? Do you wish to use plot points? (which would suit your comp of Amorous)

Wyatt and Sam - Sensing motive or detecting whether Griffith is holding back? I need to check the skill sets (empathy?, knowledge?) but do you want plot points spent?

Kora - You are fine for the moment, because I haven't posted what happens to you. I will do a quick followup soon.

Posted on 2007-01-31 at 16:52:46.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Ack!


This was what I was trying to avoid! Now we have undead-fest and I don't think they are serving sausage and beer.

Magma is so going to get to say "I told you so" after this.

Posted on 2007-01-31 at 16:41:21.

Topic: Name That Tune
Subject: let people off the hook


Mine is "I touch Myself" originally by The Divinyls, later covered by Tiffany and Lee Arron.

Posted on 2007-01-31 at 16:33:21.

Topic: Vote for the Inn
Subject: combo


It is a combination of hits in and hits out that guide the voting. If I were to guess, I'd say that our votes are hits in and clicking the link within the RPG realm page is a hit out.

So we should all change our home page to that website and click through it to get to our website.

What do we win again?

Posted on 2007-01-31 at 15:33:40.

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


nice post, Bromern. WWAD? (What will Arien Do?)



Posted on 2007-01-29 at 21:38:14.

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


I would like Char or Dapple to post themselves returning. Othrwise I could update with the Killer chipmonk.

The problem is I don't want to do too much leading you by the noses but also make each week post significant for every player. The group waiting couls start planning the evening assault based on visual sightings. (Use the sewer if they check out, other options, need a distraction, is setting the tower on fire a distraction or an attack, etc etc)

Posted on 2007-01-29 at 18:35:01.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off
Subject: foot loose and fancy free


Recon

Dapple and Char worked their way down the side of the cliff and towards the Keep. Dapple took the route northwards, while Char moved quickly and quietly to the south.

Dapple enjoyed the complete obscurity of the invisibility spell to get move around the walls of the Keep. They were in bad shape, many holes big enough to travel through, and easily climbed where no holes existed. She moved quietly through the brush, feeling as if every twig and branch conspired to crack and break under her feet.

Char’s movement was slower and more deliberate. His eyes scanned the leaves, trees and ground looking for signs of passage. The rain from yesterday had wiped out almost all traces of tracks from sight, but nature still held its secrets in places where only the Ranger would look. A boot print under the leaves of fern patch, A broken branch and shoulders height, a piece of string caught on a thorn – all these spoke to char telling him a story, if only a partial one. Soldiers had been chasing someone through here. He stopped to look at a portion of earth that someone slid through. Was that a Ladies’ boot? It was certainly smaller than most men.

Dapple ducked behind a tree as she felt, more than saw movement from the top of the north wall. Her elven eyes could see a soldier there, looking out over the field in her direction. Definitely a Green, she had seen the uniforms before. He stood watching for a moment, then looked off towards the Keep, as if something had caught his attention. Then he moved rapidly away from the parapet and disappeared from sight.

It wasn’t a glimpse of light, but rather the absence of it that drew Char to the side of an small bush. He moved the earth beneath with a gloved hand, and saw something black. A dagger, long and thin with a hilt shaped like a swan. Char had seen this before, he turned it over a few times before where dawned upon him Alloryn? She wore this in her hair. Said it was her mother’s – a gift. What is it doing here?

Darkness was soon approaching. Dapple made it to the sewer entrance that Gwanale and Dwan had mentioned. The grate was rusty and worn away – easily removed if this was the route they were to take. They would all fit, well Talas would be a tight fit. There was no smell from within, so whatever they were doing in the Keep, they hadn’t been here long of they weren’t using the built in facilities.

Back at Base, Rodent Eyes for the Mage Guy

Arien, Jal, Talas, and Kilgim set up a basic camp well away from where it could be seen. To keep hidden, meals would be cold for this evening, and sleeping would be in shifts if they slept at all. A night assault was on everyone’s mind though, move in quickly and get out fast.

Adrian removed himself away from the others for a time, and then took out his faithful companion Killer. He spoke to it through the link of a familiar and mage. Go to the Keep. Look around come back and tell me what you saw.

find nuts?

Later. Building. Inside. Tell me what you see

no nuts?

Nuts later. Look through building now

With that the rodent scampered off in what Adrian hoped would be a third eye reconnaissance mission, and not a tail of all the different nuts in the valley. Adrain returned to watching the Keep and Tower for any signs that the scouts might be in danger.

Wynter in the valley

Jal was sorting through his spell components when he heard her voice.

“Beloved?”

He turned to look around but couldn’t see her. “Wynter?”

“Jal. I can’t …”

“Wynter!” He looked around trying to find his ghostly companion.

“She comes, Jal. She comes. Darkness can’t last.” Wynter’s voice slowly fades away again, barely a whisper in his mind, “The light….”

Posted on 2007-01-28 at 18:08:27.
Edited on 2007-01-28 at 18:10:05 by Alacrity

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: Finally better


Milk duds

Asher made his way to the bar to join up with Sam. “Sure, I’d love a drink.” To the bartender, he spoke, “A big, ol’ tall glass of homo milk.”

The bartender looked at him strange, and Asher noticed the others at the bar did too.

“What?” the lad asked innocently. “I like my milk thick and creamy.”

The bartender looks at Asher with bemused smirk. “Milk? This ain’t no dairy farm boy! Only milk we got around these parts is Mudder’s milk, imported all the way frim Higgin’s moon. Good for …” He pauses to look the Kid over from head to toe, “growing men like you. Put some hair on the chest.” He says with a laugh and the patrons around him all laugh with him.

“Maybe Beth there could help him, “Laughed a grizzled old man on the other end of the bar, gesturing to the coat check girl, “She’s got more than enough to spare.”

Beth steps away from the coat check and walks behind the bar, bosom bouncing promisingly all the way, “More than willing to oblige Chester, if you or the young man here got the coin.” She stops to lean on the bar, offer an even closer view to Asher and Sam of her bartered goods. The crowd laughs raucously.

“Milk?!” Sam’s expression went all befuddled at Asher’s choice of libation and he couldn’t help but snort out a laugh when the kid tried to explain his selection. “Ma’s gonna be right proud of ya, son,” he chuckled, shaking his head and clapping a hand on the Kid’s shoulder.

Sam smirked and nodded an affirmation to the barkeep; “Bring the boy ‘is moo-juice, I reckon. I’ll take a mug of whatever ya got on draught an’ slide me a whiskey, too… neat.”

“Ain’t got no milk to give sir” the Bartender’s tone is respectful to Sam, upon production of coinage.

“Give the kid a break, Chester,” Beth sways her way to the back, then returns with a mug of white which she passes to Asher. “You ain’t been off home long have you? What’s your name?” She asks while resuming her leaning on the bar stance. “Cause I reckon it ain’t Wow.” She says with a smile.

“Looks like everythin’s gonna be peaceable, Kid,” Sam say, offering Asher a wry smile, and a lecherous glance at Beth, “When yer done suckin’ on that cow’s teat, I don’ reckon the Cap’ll be none too offended if’n ya was to take a run at them-uns. I’m gonna take this ta Wyatt…”

Sam worked his way across the room to where Wyatt stood talking to Griffith. “Cap,” he said, offering the tumbler full of whiskey to Wyatt, “figgered it’d do ya ta knock some dust off.”

He regarded Royale’s captain “What say, Grif,” he asked, not failing to eyeball the sizable stack of chips in front of the man, “Winnin’ enough ta patch that big ruttin’ hole in yer boat an’ pay Wyatt off, ta boot?” He took another swig of his beer, burped, and looked back and forth between the two captains, seemingly not concerned that he might have interrupted a conversation or breeched the debt subject prematurely… “Who inna gun was at th’ wheel when that mi tian gohn happened, anyhoo?”

The Job and the Offer

“Good to see you too Dash.” Griffith smile was sincere, “Let’s move back a bit where we can have some privacy” He says pointing to an empty booth in the back. “Your ship mate there seems to be occupied by the young lady, so we can keep this between us.”

(Assuming you go with him)

Griffith drinks from his beer and then says, “I’ll be plain with you. The crybaby story is what me and Deke, my pilot told the authorities. I am none too eager to tell you the details, so let it rest at the fault was my own and I blame no other Bie Woo Lohng.

“Now I own you money, and I don’t want to be no Gwai Koh. I have the 400 I owe in the pot I just won, but you’ll understand if I am none to eager to lose what I have got to fix Royale. So I have a proposition for you, if you’ll hear me out.”

(assuming you don’t shoot him)

“We were on the way to complete a job, and I can’t do that now. What if I give you the what’s and wherefore, let you take it form me. It is a good job, simple hauling but you need special equipment, which I have in my hold.”

(assuming a “what type of hauling and where”)

“Ever heard of the Lullabelle Mine? Two prospectors, Sam Hawkes and Jim Ryan, managed to lash a Bumblebee to the Angel Hair Comet. Attached it right on the core of the comet, right as rain – riding it like a wild horse on the plains. They are mining Ice. I’m not talking the stuff in your drink either. This stuff is a mix of a bunch of chemicals that are used by miner’s to run the equipment. Thing is, you have to keep in cold, hence the special holding units I have in my hold. You pick up the ice, and then fly it to the City of Frisco on Regina. You do that and a man named Balley Sacket will pay you 1000 credits.”

(what’s the catch?)

“You’ll have to move fast. I’m already overdue to pick it up and the Mining Consortium would like a piece of this action. Could be a man or two that would move quickly to snatch the job away.” Griffith leans back, “What do you say boys? I can’t do better than to drop a job in your lap and not ask a finder’s fee. Hell, if you return the containers to the Miner’s Guild, you can take my deposit as well.”

Shopping

Two beautiful women traveling through the open air market (hardly the fresh air on Beaumonde) are bound to attract attention. Willow lived for this, and could use it to her own purpose, especially to negotiate down a price or two.

For Kora, who had lived in a world where attention was certain death, it was different experience. There was a couple of tense moments while shopping, when an admirer or two of Willow sought to get her undivided attention – perhaps by force if they were so inclined. A look for Kora was usually enough to stop that.

Willows attention had become enraptured by a silk shop, selling very fine dyed fabric and linens. Kora was watching the doctor at a distance when a stocky bald man came up behind her and grabbed her by the arm. Kora moved to intercept but there were too many people in her way to get there quickly. Her trained eye assessed the man as drunk, but physically strong enough to be a danger. His clothing weren’t poor, but not cheap either. A local enforcer for some criminal thug, Kora reckoned.

“Hey my pretty.” His whiskey soaked breath wafting into Willows face, “ Dow Ma Tze! How about we’s have a good time together, you’s and I, Jah Joh. I got a gau gahn just lookin at you’s.” His hand grasps Willow tighter as if planning to drag her off then and now.


Posted on 2007-01-28 at 17:27:36.
Edited on 2007-01-28 at 17:31:19 by Alacrity

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: Magma's problem


To destroy it you must attack it in melee, but beware, to destroy it is to release many enemies.

So the voice of the axe told him, but how does one attack a gem without destroying it.

"If we destroy the gem, many enemies will be upon us." He calls out to his companions, and as he does a thought comes to mind.

If we must defeat it without destroying it, then we must bend the thing to our will. Magic items with thought and identity often have to be willed to work for their wielders

With that thought, Magma moves forward with a risky plan. Get to the gem and grasp it with his hands, thereby hoping to force the gem into subdual. It was dangerous, and seriously crazy, but Magma put his faith in the stalward resistance to magic that was innate to all dwarves.




Posted on 2007-01-26 at 15:58:40.

Topic: Star Trek: Discovery - Q&A
Subject: DUDE!


Bob be a chillin while the captaindude is a dillin. Not that the groove on the cruise requires the move of this dude. Part-time - if you catch my drift, dude.

It's casual.

Posted on 2007-01-26 at 14:17:59.

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


Well the plan was to update everything last night but events conspired against me. I have hurt my right foot somehow and can barely walk - spent most of last night with it up in the air (and pain...lots of pain). All this and I have a job interview today as well.

I hope to be up and about again by the weekend. Sorry for the delay.

Posted on 2007-01-25 at 12:49:49.

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


Well the plan was to update everything last night but events conspired against me. I have hurt my right foot somehow and can barely walk - spent most of last night with it up in the air (and pain...lots of pain)

I hope to be up and about again by the weekend. Sorry for the delay.

Posted on 2007-01-25 at 12:48:07.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: Unless I hear otherwise


I am going to assume the following:

Dapple - Taking Invisibility for 1000, Alex. - recon
Char - Will rely on skill, courage and well matched clothing - recon
Talas - Big guys can't sneak - setting up camp
Arien - Armour clad dude, nuff said - setting up camp
Kilgim - Dwarves never sneak. Setting up camp
Adrian - Using Killer to scout on his own terms - camp
Jal - Willing to cast magic for food - camp
Evil Dudes - Wait in Keep until opportune moment to spring trap.

Feel free to pm, email, call, smoke signal me if you want to add something.



Posted on 2007-01-24 at 20:06:30.

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


Any magically created diversions will alert the reds faster than Paris Hilton can lose her underwear.

Posted on 2007-01-24 at 19:55:46.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: Fireballs are very distracting


I hope to sit down tonight and write a post.

Adrian - you do have Killer. He can do some recon and communicate back to you. Basic stuff (found some nuts!, oh! and group of men, oh! I found some nuts!).



Posted on 2007-01-24 at 19:12:50.

Topic: Getting to know you
Subject: Saw that on weekend


Fearless is very good. I hear that a director's cut is coming soon that will have 35 more minutes of footage, including Michelle Yoeh (sp?) scene that was completely cut for the original.


Posted on 2007-01-22 at 20:04:48.

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


I got a sheet from Bromern so it does exist. Yes you have two shuttles.

Posted on 2007-01-22 at 19:23:25.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Canadian eh?


I believe Blamm has just revealed Asher as a Canadian. Homo Milk? That's Canadian for Whole Milk for our friends below the border. Comes from "Homogenized" so no jokes please.

Posted on 2007-01-22 at 17:59:08.

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


haven't heard from Admiral or Olan since my last post. IF yo utwo have nothing to add, I will move the game forward.

Posted on 2007-01-22 at 14:59:26.

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


I will be updating this week myself. I think everyone got hit with the busys after christmas.

Posted on 2007-01-22 at 14:53:08.

Topic: Question and Answers Game
Subject: twas


It's Christmas eve for pete's sake! Who's doing all that stirring?


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Thank God for Black & Decker!


Posted on 2007-01-18 at 01:23:14.

Topic: Getting to know you
Subject: list


Favorite Colour: Pantone 485 - Red
Favorite Snack: Sour cream and Onion Chips
Favorite Beverage: Diet Coke
Favorite Sport to Watch: Women's Topless Beach Volleyball
Dream Car: Jaguar XJS-HE

Posted on 2007-01-15 at 20:49:04.

 
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