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Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Damage report


Sorry I should have put this into the main page.

Asher - 6W 10S
Wyatt -8S 9W
Tess -5W
Wolf -12S


Posted on 2014-06-16 at 14:22:37.

Topic: Isle of Putnam- QnA
Subject: Wine cellar


I have posted because no one has in awhile. You are back in the same wine cellar again.

Posted on 2014-06-16 at 14:02:04.

Topic: The Island of Putnam the Mad
Subject: Back


Having enjoyed a hearty dinner and packed as much food as you can into the packs, the party ready for another portal. Mal decides to go for the one at the top of the room, farthest away from the dining room table.

The room is very dark at first. The smell of wood (cedar?) is strong and a musty smell (peat-ish?) as well. Then, candles in sconces around the room light up on their own and you perceive that you are in a 30x30 foot room dedicated to casks and kegs that are stacked on the shelves and in the centre of the room there are two large casks (3’Wx4’Lx2’H) side by side. These are all brandies and cognac.

You have been here before. In fact, this is where you met Ivan for the first time. You are back in the endless corkscrew of the wine cellar but through a different door (west).

Dudley notices that his backpack has suddenly become much lighter. Upon examining it he discovers that the food has all disappeared.

“Whoa.” Says Ivan, “It is Deja Vu all over again.”


Posted on 2014-06-16 at 14:00:25.

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: help arrives


The Battle, Inside Rocinante LV-426, 1:05 pm PT

John made the final adjustments on his transmitter and smiled at his own ingenuity. He had been focusing on one aspect of the micro-bombs and he realized that is wasn’t necessary. He might not kill every merc out there but he was sure that if he pinged them all, each one would respond, and that would not be comfortable. He ignored the sound of gun fire in the cargo bay and then, stood up to flip the switch.

And nothing happened. The transmitter went dead.

“Oh you stupid idiot John!” He berated himself angrily. This would require a lot of power and all this did was drain the battery. He knew the ship’s engines were off line. He could patch it into the backup battery that the infirmary had to keep the medical systems running. He quickly yanked off a panel and grabbed cabling to re-wire the power as fast as he could. It wasn’t a pretty hack job but no one was grading him on esthetics right now.

In the cargo bay, Wolf watched as the mercenaries moved back out of the ship leaving their dead and wounded behind and amazingly not returning fire. Wolf wasting no time went down onto one knee, and steadying the AR opened fire at the retreating men. As he did this he kept his eyes moving all the time hunting the old mercenary. But they were retreating and hotfooting off the ship like rats off a sinking ship. He could hear them running.

(I’m assuming an action here for Wolf but it makes the most sense in my mind) Wolf got a sudden bad feeling in his gut about this. He moved to the closest dead soldier and pulled the comm. link from the corpse and put it to his ear, “ ... Repeat pull back immediately. We have location of violin. You may go live and deal with hostiles with extreme prejudice.”

Back in the med bay, John finished attaching the wires and through the switch again. This time the unit held the power. John opened the channel on his comm. “The mercernaries should have a very bad headache right now. Hopefully debilitating. Best I can do, make use of it.”

John smiled proudly at his achievement and then looked over at the cables. They were all starting to smoke and the coating on them melted.

“Ummm....” He called out to the comm as he grabbed the fire extinguisher off the wall and began cooling down the wires with CO2. “Not sure how long it will last so you may wish to act in haste!!”

Wolf had just realized that if the mercs were running from the ship, then something was about to happen to the ship. At that points, Jon’s message came through his comm. “The mercernaries should have a very bad headache right now. Hopefully debilitating. Best I can do, make use of it. *sputter* *sputter* *Fhooosh* “Ummm ... Not sure how long it will last so you may wish to act in haste!!”

The Battle, Victoria Class Corvette Zhuósàng The Bridge, LV-426, 1:05 pm PT

“Coming up on Target sir.”

Bart stood up and moved to a better viewing position. “Hit it with a 110.”

The weapon specialist gulped, “Umm.. Sir? We’re a little close for a 110.”
Bart glared at the man, “How about a 60? Are we too close for a 60?

“Yes sir. I mean no sir. I mean yes we can use a 60.” The officer started sweating.

“Great. Use two then. Let’s make it a party.”

“Yes Sir.”

“Sir?” Communications called, “We have a text message from the frequency of the man but not his device. It says ‘Stop your attack on the ship and withdraw immediately or the violin will be destroyed.’”

“I was wondering when they’d try that. “ Bart said with a laugh, “But the same frequency? Are you sure?”

Suddenly, all of his officer lurched violently and grabbed their heads. Some of them screamed, while others fell to the ground and writhed in pain.

“Report!” he called out.

No one answered. Bart ran to the flight control and pushed the useless pilot out of his way to steady the ship before it nosedived. As he did, the proximity alarm sounded loudly.

“What in the Gorram hell?”

The Battle, Asher near Rocinante and destroyed shuttle LV-426, 1:05 pm PT

Asher drew his twin pythons and moved like a man possessed at the eleven mercs before him. In the corner of his eye, he could see the other soldiers jumping off Rocinante in a hurry and he knew what that meant but could not bring himself out of the rage that took him now. Bearing down on them as they came into range he started to rain lead and fury on them as they ran.

Two of them moved to intercept Asher with their sonic rifles at ready but they misjudge how fast Asher was and how good he could shoot with pistols. They both died at the same time as the Kid shot them both in the head without really looking. Another one took a couple of shots at Asher with the rifle but to Asher, he felt the air pressure hit him but it seemed like wind to him. He took that guy down with two shots.

Then the soldiers remaining drew sidearms and Asher came under a hail of gunfire. The vest stopped several but he couldn’t ignore those and he found himself diving to the ground, seeking cover in this barren wasteland.

But then the mercenaries started screaming. They dropped weapons and grasped their heads in pain. Asher looked at them with amazement when he heard John’s voice coming over his comm. “The mercenaries should have a very bad headache right now. Hopefully debilitating. Best I can do, make use of it. *sputter* *sputter* *Fhooosh* “Ummm ... Not sure how long it will last so you may wish to act in haste!!”

Asher rose up and moved quickly towards the mercs. If he had a short window of opportunity, he was gonna use it. He shot one in the head, then another and another – ending their pain and suffering in a cold precise manner.

But the commander of the unit, a dark haired, chiselled jar type in a black overcoat and body armour was not affected by the magic John had performed. He was still cognitive and threw something at Asher. A grenade landed near his feet and Asher dove and rolled away from the explosion. Shrapnel torn threw his armour and he felt the searing metal puncture his body. A dark shadow seemed to come over him as he lay there - a dark shadow that screamed like a ASREV in a steep dive and the engines desperately trying to correct it.

The Battle, Federal Marshall ASREV, LV-426, 1:05 pm PT

Vasques kicked the bomb bay door realize with her foot and stepped back. She and Hudson were fully armoured and anti-grav belted Hudson had chosen dual MP20 Pulse Assault Rifles with a heavy duty battery pack. Vasques was carrying the MP70 Rapid Pulse with dual Grenade Launchers on a waist harness (since the thing was so damn heavy).

“Hey Vasques? Compensating for something?” Hudson joked.

Vasques rolled her eyes, “Yeah, your incompetence.” She looked down at the ground getting nearer and near faster and faster. “Hey Colonel! You are coming down too fast.”

“Don’t tell me how to fly Lieutenant.” The Colonel shot back through the comm.

“I’m not. I’m telling you how not to crash.”

“Sir!” Hudson said, “If we’re gonna die can you order Vasques to deflower me before hand.”

“We don’t have the five seconds to spare Hudson.” Vasques shot back.

“”Coming up on the Vic, Sir” Hick called out over the chatter.

“Light them up Hicks. Weapons and engines.”

Hick flipped the eye piece down on his helmet and opened up with the autocannon in short precise bursts, damaging the engines and the weapon arrays of the Victoria Class ship. “Sir. There are friendlys on the ground. Couple of dead shuttles but they have been holding their own.”

“Hear that Vasques and Hudson? Check you fire.”

“Copy that Colonel.” Vasques replied and then pointed at Hudson, “Ladies first, Hudson.”

“Ooo. You are harsh.” Hudson said and then jumped out the bomb bay doors with Vasques right behind him.”

“Sir?” Hicks said, “Something is up. They ain’t firing back.”

“Colonel Sanders flipped a switch to open up all channels. “This is Colonel Sanders of the Federal Marshalls. You are all bound by law. Drop your weapons and land your ship or we will destroy you.”

“No please surrender yourself and all that jazz sir?”

“If anyone asks, we were so very diplomatic.”

“It even moved me Sir.” Hicks deadpanned.

The Battle, Wyatt and Havelock in Shuttle 2 LV-426, 1:05 pm PT

“Qu ni de,” Wyatt growled and fired two more shells at the mercenary’s head as he walked just as calmly towards him. Somewhere in the back of Wyatt’s mind he knew that he couldn’t take the guy in a hand-to-hand fight, but with his people falling out of the sky and mercenaries swarming over Rocinante, he didn’t care. Wyatt hated him. Wyatt was going to destroy him, or die trying.

As if he somehow had come to the same conclusion, the big merc suddenly ran towards Wyatt with guns firing and weaving back and forth. Wyatt was forced to move and seek cover, his two shots either missing or still not stopping the soldier..

Suddenly, gunfire erupted from behind the Captain and the giant man staggered back under a barrage of bullets. Wyatt turned his head to see Tess was there with an assault rifle, alongside her was another woman he had never seen before, also opening up on the merc. The huge man finally fell down.

Wyatt walked over to the man with shotgun in hand, not surprised to see that he was still moving slight. The Captain came up to stand over him and the mauled face of the killer looked up at him and said, “Is that all you got?”

(assuming the Captain finishes Marv, I will let him write that ending)

Just then, the comm activated and John’s voice called out, “The mercenaries should have a very bad headache right now. Hopefully debilitating. Best I can do, make use of it. *sputter* *sputter* *Fhooosh* “Ummm ... Not sure how long it will last so you may wish to act in haste!!”

Nancy called out, “Look who is here. Late as always.”

Wyatt heard the protest of engines as an ASREV plunged downwards out of the sky. It was falling fast, real fast, maybe too fast but it managed to right itself and then the auto-cannon opened up on the Corvette with tight precise bursts. From the belly of the Fed ship, two figures jumped to the ground in full battle armour but were lost to the view behind Rocinante.

Tess ran to check on Havelock but he was coming around as she did. As Wyatt looked on he heard something on his comm. Someone was keying a mike switch in a pattern, “...---...---“

The Battle, Asher near Rocinante and destroyed shuttle LV-426, 1:05 pm PT

Asher watched as the shadow over him became a ASREV that opened up on the Corvette. Suddenly a man fell out of the sky and landed with a hard thud on the ground near him. He was in full armour and he did not waste time opening fire on the mercenaries. Then another landed with a huge gun and the two of them laid waste around them.

“Hudson! Cover me!” The one called out in a feminine voice. The other man moved to firing wide with his two guns and the other ran to Asher side while still firing at the enemy.

“Hi. I’m Lieutenant Vasques and I’m here to rescue you. Ooo, aren't you just a cool glass of water on a hot day. You're part of the crew of the Naughty? You hurt? I can duct-tape patch you but we need any gun hand we can get.”

Asher was about to say something to the Fed when he heard something on his comm. It wasn’t a voice, but someone keying the mike. Three short pulses, three long, three short and three long again.

That was the code Trish used on the comm. Ma was alive but it meant she was in trouble.!

LV-426, The Caves 1:00 pm PT

The skiff pulled up outside of the caves and the soldiers piled out with military precision and efficiency. Miko was out first and looked around the scene with cold dark eyes. She pointed to a spot away from the cave doorway but far enough to have effective range.

“You heard the Lady!” Her second called out. Set up the RPG there. Safety is now off gentlemen so ditch the pop guns, and grab some real weapons.”

One of the men came running up to Miko and her second, “Sirs. We have two transmissions we picked up. One is a text from the Man’s frequency telling us to pull back or they will destroy the violin.”

“What is the other?” The second asked.

The officer pressed a but on his mobile receiver, “The mercenaries should have a very bad headache right now. Hopefully debilitating. Best I can do, make use of it. *sputter* *sputter* *Fhooosh* “Ummm ... Not sure how long it will last so you may wish to act in haste!!”

Miko and her man exchanged glances. Miko shook her head and made a few gestures with her hand to sign her intent. But she stopped halfway as she looked out behind her men and saw a lone ASREV fall out of the sky and open fire on the Zhuósàng . Miko recovered quickly and made a different set of commands to her second. He read her signs and hollered out, “Okay men. Timetable is moved, we are looking up and all our calls will be early. We get the Man, the Violin and take whatever prisoners we can haul and sell for the best price. Kill the rest and we run. We all just got a raise in our shares gentlemen!" He points to four men, " Set up a watch parameter and kill anything that head towards us. Do not move any closer to the Zhuósàng than we are now, cause we are out of range of whatever they are using against us.”


Willow allowed herself the satisfaction of imagining the mole's face when getting message from a dead man. She then tucked away the PADD and moved as quickly as she could back to the communication console. If she could hide herself nearby and see if anyone approached it, she'd know who the mole was, and confirm that he knew the exact location of the case. Buddha only knew if she'd find the courage to attack the mole from behind, or if she'd be fast enough.

As Willow turned the corner of the cave corridor to the conjugal rooms, she almost ran into a man who was heading her way. She looked up and it was Cameron.

“Willow!” Thank Buddha I found you.” He said, relief appearing beneath the mask of fear on his face. It was fear of dying in his eyes but Willow saw genuine concern for her there as well. “Sifu needs you. There are soldiers right outside the cave entrance! He thinks they are blasting their way in.”





Posted on 2014-06-15 at 14:17:41.
Edited on 2014-06-15 at 14:18:12 by Alacrity

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Page six and still going


Have not forgotten.

Posted on 2014-06-13 at 19:13:57.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: wait and see


...---...---...---...

Posted on 2014-06-11 at 17:51:27.

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


Ever had a post where you have no idea where or who to start with? John, WIllow, Asher, Captain .... no Feds, no Asher, no John.....

AAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!

Posted on 2014-06-11 at 17:42:45.

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


Go post to Destiny Cap`t Jon.

Posted on 2014-06-09 at 16:32:52.

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


The most banned weapon of all time, considered the most sadistic killing device ever? Asher wants one of those.

It is gonna take me a couple of days to write the next post as there is a lot happening at once. Either that or I do it in sections but I'd prefer to written the novella then post it.

Posted on 2014-06-09 at 12:13:45.

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


It could but it is not a long range weapon.

Posted on 2014-06-08 at 19:54:25.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: posted


Angela scored a extraordinary success on her third attack.

Posted on 2014-06-08 at 19:27:17.

Topic: Isle of Putnam- QnA
Subject: yes


four Portals. compass direction portals in every room so far.

Posted on 2014-06-08 at 19:26:09.

Topic: Destiny's Flight - A Serenity RPG
Subject: Target neutralized


Destiny Galley Day Two of Journey. 9:45 am ST

"I WANT DANIEL!!!!" Lilianna cries out through the tears.

"Daniel?" AJ says his eyes going wide.

"Daniel?" Rick repeats with the same expression.

Seth came running into the room with his gun held up. He sees that Lilianna is crying about Daniel and is confused, He goes to speak but ...

Angela leaps through the air swiftly and silently. Of all the people on the boat that Seth had seen and summed up as a threat or not, Angela was at the very bottom. He had virtually dismissed her as a labourer. He tries to step back but she is upon him too fast.

“Angela no don’t kill him!” JC called out.

“Angela...wait” Tess called out. “Looks like Seth is just here to help and he lower his gun because there is no danger right now.”

A swift chop knocks the gun into the air and then Angela hits it again with her hand, doing something rapidly that sends the gun flying across the room but away from everyone else. Seth punches at Angela's face and move to get some space but Angela rolls her head to avoid the punch and brings up her elbow into Seth neck just as he is beginning to call out, "Qiā ---"

Seth moves back to round house kick Angela and she spins with the blow, staggered by the blow. Seth takes the opportunity to leap for the gun and calling out for it again. It did not come to his hand like JC had seen before. But Angela was not slowed by the attack, in fact it was a feint to let Seth put himself where she wanted him. She hit him hard in the back, a sharp blow and a twist of her hand and then he became completely stiff and fell to the floor like a sack of potatoes.

"I didn't kill him." Angela says calmly, "He is just paralysed for the next 4-5 hours. Less if you apply ice to that nerve." She tossed the battery pack from Seth's gun on the ground beside the fallen bodyguard.

Stephanie walked into the galley, Good morning everyone I hope the ..." she stopped and looked at the scene of the fight, Liliana crying, the brothers looking tense and Angela poised like a cat ready to pounce. "Oh my. Is this the fun part? Are we having fun?" She said quietly and then yelled loudly, "JON!!!!! WHERE IN THE GORRAM HELL ARE YOU!!!!!???????"

She moved through the room and came to Seth's side, "Someone get my bag from the infirmary please." She said firmly and then looked up at Angela and asked, "What exactly did you do to him?"

Posted on 2014-06-08 at 19:22:46.
Edited on 2014-06-08 at 19:24:04 by Alacrity

Topic: Isle of Putnam- QnA
Subject: Right


What door do you mean by the right? Assuming that north is the top of the map, you came in through the East, the rats exited to the West.

Posted on 2014-06-08 at 18:54:06.

Topic: The Island of Putnam the Mad
Subject: right right?


Ivan picks at the food at the table but finds some of the rarer if the roast suiting his palette. His dignity stung by the dish of cat food, he grumbles beneath his breath through the meal. Everyone else finds the food to be excellent and no one has any adverse effects from eating.

"I be seein' no way to know what door leads to good things, lads. With that in mind, I says we go to the right, as left be bad luck, and them foul rats be waitin' through the straight course."

"Your Right or my right?" Ivan asks, "Cause dude, my right would be the door we came in through and I don't want to be steamed again. Or were you talking the metaphorically right bacuase I lean to the left if you catch my meaning. I'm all for not following the big bad rats though. What is dead and all that. Yuck."

Posted on 2014-06-08 at 18:51:36.

Topic: Isle of Putnam- QnA
Subject: food


I hope to have a posting weekend and move all my games forward. If you want to pick a door now, it would be good.

Posted on 2014-06-06 at 12:53:28.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: so you did


I hope this will be a posting weekend for me. Moving all games forward. It's time to prove to your friends that you're worth a damn. Sometimes that means dying, sometimes it means killing a whole lot of people.

Posted on 2014-06-06 at 12:51:58.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: kitty!


I hope this will be a posting weekend for me. Moving all games forward

Posted on 2014-06-06 at 12:50:21.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: there is a lot to explore


Certainly you can examine and start to explore the mystery that is Angela. I really do not want to be the one driving that through an NPC (Stephanie) which is why I brought Catie onboard.

It will not be an instant reveal. Clues and hints will be dropped but it is a lot like River meets Dollhouse meets Cybersix with some Matrix thrown in.





Posted on 2014-06-04 at 16:53:30.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: Language


The commands would have to be given like commands. So if school is our came in conversation it would not trigger Angela. The other aspect is what language?

Even if you did all have the commands, there is a girl shrieking, brothers shouting and all sorts of noise that will cancel out speaking.

I think that everyone is doing their roles just fine. I did not expect Angela to attack but it is within character.

Posted on 2014-06-04 at 02:00:04.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: My error


I wrote the intro on my own without input from Mmv. When I discussed it with her, she made a very clear argument that she would not share the commands. So my mistake. As I said, I apologize for misleading anyone.



Posted on 2014-06-04 at 00:35:46.

Topic: Traveller game interest?
Subject: Sorry people


As much as I have tried to get into the Traveller universe and produce a game for you, I am finding it impossible for me to carve out the time needed to prep and create an adventure in a rule system that I just learned. I gave it my best shot but this is not working. If I try to plow through to get the game going, I know I will be constantly doubting my work, double checking rules and all my other games will suffer.

Sorry to have got you all excited with the possibility but I can not in good conscience continue. Therefore I am bowing out as the Referee in this game.

Padre - you seem to know the rules really well, so I'd suggest that you take on the GM role.

Once again, sorry for this. I know I got your hopes up but better to stop now before we start than three or four posts in having the game fizzle.




Posted on 2014-06-03 at 17:31:15.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: Grace share?????


No. Grace did not share the commands for Angela with anyone. Not even the captain. Grace sees the commands as a matter of human rights and would not share them. My mistake if I mis-lead people.

So Tess does not have the commands to give.

Posted on 2014-05-31 at 16:23:37.

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


I see two out of four players have posted. I will remind Vanadia this weekend. Bromern?

Posted on 2014-05-30 at 18:31:50.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: The Ody one


Ody offered to take over Tess in this game until I can replace her.

Posted on 2014-05-30 at 18:08:39.

 


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