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


I think everyone knew it was in the head not the helmet. That is why John asked for a head of a merc that has not been popped.

Willow comment about helmets was alluding to the fact that there are comms in the helmets so you could use them to send a message - intentionally or not intentionally.



Posted on 2014-01-13 at 18:03:10.

Topic: Isle of Putnam- QnA
Subject: hey baby hey baby


Strictly animal like growls and snarls. Also, moving to pick of the smallest and weakest of a group is very predator-like too.

Posted on 2014-01-13 at 17:58:28.

Topic: Isle of Putnam- QnA
Subject: Sorry dude


You are just a nice light snack. The Coffee Crisp of the Cidal world.


Posted on 2014-01-13 at 17:26:57.

Topic: Isle of Putnam- QnA
Subject: Combat! Weapons! attack! Bliss!


None of you have ever seen these creatures before.

They move very fast and they are targeting the smallest members of the party. Wembley, Dudley and Gamard.

Posted on 2014-01-13 at 14:38:32.

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


As the GM I would like to get this game moving again so let me add some thoughts to the mix and perhaps clarity.

Putting all non-combatants in the caves while those who can (and are eager to) fight outside to draw fire and keep mercs occupied is probably the best idea. If you put everyone in the cave, then they bring the asrev down and blow open the doors.

I will post John's idea today if I can and let people say what they like about it.

Tann's idea of drawing out the mole is a good one but how? I have no idea how you could draw him out in the situation you are in. Use greed? not sure how you'd go about that myself.

Vanadia had an interesting no lethal or blowing up idea on the way to work today.

As to the missile, there is always the possibility of using a shuttle to fly the missile close and then launching it. You'd need a good pilot with gunship experience...



Posted on 2014-01-13 at 13:17:04.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Things right now


Lance has a number of things going on with his life right now, any of which require his full attention so I do not think he was ignoring your suggestion as much as just feeling like he had to get a new plan out there. As you well know, it is hard to play the leader in a game when things are going crazy in your own life. So let's give him the benefit of the doubt and I will send him a PM.



Posted on 2014-01-12 at 21:13:15.

Topic: The Island of Putnam the Mad
Subject: Portals and Rum


"Escape? I ran through the portal. But the portals are gone! Why are the portals gone?" Ivan whines loudly and climbs rapidly up to the top of the spear rack.

Just as everyone is picking weapons and preparing themselves - the block makes a loud clicking noise and the seams along the wall directly across from where you came in, turn white. Then the stone wall shifts and drops downwards to reveal ...

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Three creatures, about 3 feet in height with huge claws, fangs and resembles a hyena but with oversized hind legs. They move suddenly and at an incredible speed to attack.



Posted on 2014-01-12 at 02:30:33.
Edited on 2014-01-13 at 14:18:21 by Alacrity

Topic: Isle of Putnam- QnA
Subject: time ....


You have no idea what or when with the block. you only have the word of a dope-using talking cat. So be selective but if the block opens, pick fast.

Detect magic works great if you wish to try it.



Posted on 2014-01-10 at 17:01:25.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: V's post


Great post from Vanadia. You have given me an idea for John but I am torn as a Dm whether to have him use the idea, which I will then have to determine if it works. Is that too much help from me? Metagaming from the DM? Hurm. Decisions decisions.






Posted on 2014-01-10 at 15:56:09.

Topic: Isle of Putnam- QnA
Subject: Weapons


The weapons on the racks are all high quality craftsmanship, well maintained, sharp (where applicable) and oiled. Those that would require a scabbard or brace have one and are in said sheath.

Daggers - there are 18 throwing daggers (no hilt) in 6 3-blade braces that can be tied to whatever body part you wish. Another 10 daggers that are for hand to hand only and 6 that are balanced and slender for use as both missile and hth. There are 20 darts available as well in oversized quivers of 5 each.

The sword rack has been cleans out. Definite signs that others are in here with you. One long sword, two short swords, a falchion and a bastard sword remain, all in scabbards.

The staffs are excellent quality, probably made from the ironwood of the north and shad with steel on both ends. They are light but strong - good for mages. a few are missing from here

The staff slings range in size but there are a couple that are smaller for halflings. The stones are on cloth bags of 30 or so, all well rounded stones.

There are 5 full quivers of arrows on the far rack and 3 long bows, two short bows and a pair of composite short bows as well. Some weapons missing here too

The crossbows are a variety of sizes from heavy to hand held style and there are 2 quivers of 20 quarrels for each size. Some weapons missing here too

The Maces, flail, hammers and clubs are all here.


Did I miss anythingÉ


Posted on 2014-01-10 at 14:06:56.

Topic: Isle of Putnam- QnA
Subject: a nice rack of them


There is a whole rack of daggers and darts on one side if you look at the map. Daggers for throwing, stabbing or both. Good quality blades, well oiled and sharp too.

Posted on 2014-01-09 at 20:11:04.
Edited on 2014-01-09 at 20:11:25 by Alacrity

Topic: Destiny's Flight - A Serenity RPG
Subject: Stephanie side


Persephone, Eavesdown Docks, Destiny, Galley, 11:00 pm ST

Stephanie stands up first upon Jon’s request and clears her throat, “First off I wish to apologize to everyone for my outburst earlier. I will not bore you with details, but suffice it to say that I have had a lot on my mind since returning to Destiny and I let some doubts and fear get to me. I am sorry for that.

“I have looked into our passengers on the cortex. This is Lilianna Fairchild, or the Princess as they like to call her. She does a lot of charity work and the media adores her. I have been an admirer of her for some time actually. She is so much unlike her step-father.

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The Wedding Planner is named Asante Chang. She is pictured with Lilianna quite a bit and the media would like to know more about her but she is very private and will not talk to the media at all.

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The bodyguard is Seth Liang. Son of a ranch hand on Fairchild’s farm, he served in the war, was decorated with the Silver Citation Starburst (An Alliance medal for Extreme Bravery under fire). He saved Optimus Fairchild’s life at one point and became his personal bodyguard. Once Lilianna became of age to be noticed, Seth was assigned to protect her.

 photo destiny-bodyguard.jpg

This is her stepfather Optimus Fairchild.

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And this is the Groom, Templeton Steele. One of the richest men in the verse apparently from selling guns. You probably know him better than I.

 photo templeton.jpg

Beyond all this, I can tell you a lot of the gossip but really I don’t think it would be of much interest. Considering how much media attention is on Lilianna, I can’t blame her father for trying to sneak her out. The whole thing is such a zoo they moved the wedding to a cruise liner to control access.



Posted on 2014-01-09 at 17:28:58.
Edited on 2014-01-09 at 17:31:42 by Alacrity

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: for the record


Anyone who fought in the war knows who Templeton Colt Steele is and probably has cursed his name and guns several times during the war.

Posted on 2014-01-09 at 17:18:37.

Topic: Isle of Putnam- QnA
Subject: picture


I found a picture of the room you are in but the artist was very free with the dimensions. The room is bigger than depicted in my mind.

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Posted on 2014-01-09 at 16:18:17.

Topic: Isle of Putnam- QnA
Subject: the new room


X is where you came in. Each square is 5 feet


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Posted on 2014-01-09 at 15:13:52.
Edited on 2014-01-09 at 15:14:10 by Alacrity

Topic: The Island of Putnam the Mad
Subject: Moving on then


The party (plus cat) move upstairs to the next room. It is very much like the other rooms you have seen here except this one seems dedicated to meads and honey wines. As predicted, there is another portal and another stairs upwards. When one of you runs up the stairs, they find the first room you had entered with the vodka, however the ninja man is gone and the vodka bottle he rescued is sitting upright on the floor where he had laid.

Caught in a corkscrew of weirdness and wine, the portals are once again, your only option. Ivan looks around the room of mead and says, “Yeah. Pretty sure this is where I came in. “

So with no other lead to go on, you prepare yourself for possible combat with the ten ugly dudes that Ivan warned you of, and then go through the portal.

You enter a large, empty room (80x80) illuminated brightly with magic light from the ceiling 20 feet above. There is an enclosed square area in the center which appears to have seams running from floor to ceiling. There is a black opening in each wall and a selection of weapons hanging on the left and right walls. There are some vacant spots on the racks suggesting that other items have been removed – especially the sword rack which is almost bare (one long sword, two short swords, a falchon and a bastard sword remain).

“Oh dear!” Says Ivan with a dramatic air of dread. “Not this room! This is where that thing with the claws and the fangs and the hey hey hey came out of that block there. Better arm yourselves fast dudes because we are going have company.”

As soon as Ivan says that, suddenly all the black portals in the room flicker and disappear, leaving only stone walls where they once were. You have no exits anymore.

OOC: There are a wide selection of weapons in here, except the swords which are as listed above only. Longbows, shortbows, crossbows, polearms, maces, hammers, flails - are all on the racks.

Posted on 2014-01-09 at 15:12:27.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: plot


Mmv has expended some plot points in order to amend something in the story so far. Grace's background is of a rich family that she rejected but in her youth, before she rebelled and joined the Independence side - she had met Templeton Steele a couple of times at family functions and social events.

Where our favourite paranoid engineer is gonna take this? - I have no idea.



Posted on 2014-01-09 at 13:26:40.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: shopping


I am under the assumption that Tess and Angela went with Catie to the market while JC made calls, Grace hacked the media and Jon pumped the iron.

A meeting is good so everyone can share the information.

Sorry if I am making you twitchy. This is just a simple job right?

Posted on 2014-01-08 at 21:14:11.
Edited on 2014-01-08 at 21:15:11 by Alacrity

Topic: Destiny's Flight - A Serenity RPG
Subject: Grace and JC's hunt for Info,


JC had worked in the underworld for some time and you quickly learned that doing favours and having friends was not only a good idea, it could save your life. So it was that he could make a few calls, talk to some associates and find out what he could on the Simons.

But after a few hours of searching and calling in favours he got the same answer from everyone – never heard of them. Nothing. No one worked with them, no one used them, no one seen them in action. In fact, by all accounts, they just seemed to appear outta nowhere. There no sign of them flying into Eavesdown and no record of them living here either. They are complete ghosts.

Grace sat at her cortex box and looked at her watch before typing in the 128 digit keyword that she had change every 5 minutes based off an algorithm she made up using the time as a base. You can never be too careful.

Surfing through the ethers of the cortex for Lilianna Fairchild was easy, after all she was a celebrity. Stepdaughter of land baron Optimus Fairchild, Lilianna grew up on the Baron’s vast estate on Persephone. When Lilianna began to develop into a stunning beauty, the Baron saw how she could be good for business. He began taking her places and showing her off. She was only sixteen when she became a media darling and paparazzi followed her every move. Folk elsewhere, out on the Rim, started callin’ her Princess. They didn’t mean it kindly.

Lilianna might have grown up spoiled rotten, but her mother was there to keep her daughter’s feet on firm ground. Her mother was raised on one of the Core Planets, so when she visited newly terraformed planets like Regina after her marriage, she was shocked at the conditions she found among folk strugglin’ to make a living on the Rim. She worked to help farmers and miners until she fell victim to one of the many maladies floatin’ around the ‘Verse and became housebound back on Persephone.

Lilianna took over supporting her mother’s charities, using her celebrity status to raise money. Her reputation grew past Persephone and she is now much beloved all throughout the Rim. Now when folk call her Princess, they mean it as a compliment.

The wedding is going to be held aboard a luxury cruise liner. This is the wedding of the century and the press is clamoring to know all about it. Strange thing is – according to the press, Liliana is scheduled to be leaving for the yacht tomorrow morning and there is a gala send off with the press invited. So if Lilianna is with you, who is going to be at the gala?

As to who is the bridegroom? Well nothing could have shocked Grace more. She is engaged to Templeton Colt Steele. Yes, that Templeton Colt Steele. Like his distant ancestor, Samuel Colt, Mr. Steele invented a weapon—the MPE40 (Managed Pulse Energy Gun)—that gained immense popularity during the War due to its comparatively low price and an interchangeable high-yield battery. But Steele had no scruples about selling his weapon to both sides during the Unification War, and when the weapon started failing and needing upgrades and better replacement parts, he kept right on selling. Both sides considered him a traitor, but they kept buyin’ his gun, so he didn’t mind. Steele was probably the only winner in the devastating War, emerging as one of the wealthiest men in the ‘Verse.

Templeton Steele is in his fifties. He has black hair and wears slicked back. He has a pale complexion and oddly colorless eyes. He’s relatively good-looking, well dressed, manicured, and clean-shaven. He is, as one might imagine, good with a gun.

He’s a brilliant inventor and continues to find new and creative ways for folks to kill each other. He’s extremely litigious with armies of lawyers working courts all over the ‘Verse to defend his many patents. He has contracts with the Alliance military. He’s in cozy with the government. No one likes him, but everyone needs to keep him happy. Not even Blue Sun dares come after him. Templeton Steele is the most popular gǒu shǐ in the ‘Verse.

As to the father of the bride, the one that is supposedly paying you for the covert sneaking out of his daughter – Baron Optimus Fairchild and his first wife moved to Persephone with a few head of cattle and a dream. Give the Baron his due, he worked hard and now owns the biggest cattle ranch in the entire White Sun system. When his first wife broke his heart by runnin’ off with a ranch hand, the Baron married his lovely secretary, Belle, a young woman who had accompanied him here from the Core.

Belle was an unwed mother with a baby daughter named Lilianna. Belle married the Baron on condition he would adopt her daughter. The childless Baron agreed to the terms. Some folk wondered why he wasn’t eager to have a son. But the Baron said his daughter would marry and bring him a son—that’d work out better anyway, since he’d have the choosing of the man.

The Baron is in his sixties. He’s tall and muscular, deeply tanned, with iron gray hair and deep wrinkles. He still works most days on his ranch. He’s good with his fists and a gun. He’s a hard man who’s used to gettin’ what he wants and no backtalk.

According to the media, the couple, though odd and very different, are very much in love and Templeton doted on his young bride. The wedding is already being called the event of the century.


Posted on 2014-01-08 at 20:07:59.
Edited on 2014-01-08 at 20:09:09 by Alacrity

Topic: Isle of Putnam- QnA
Subject: the map


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The room is a paradox. you can continually go up or down but constantly go through the same four room. If anyone (Wembley) decides to test it out they will find the ninja gone from the first place you entered and the bottle upright on the floor.

The final room is all Meads.

Posted on 2014-01-08 at 17:18:48.

Topic: Isle of Putnam- QnA
Subject: assuming


Assuming everyone will move to at least the next room I can complete the map.

Posted on 2014-01-08 at 17:13:04.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: no complaint here


I liked what you did with the results I sent you. Very well done.

Posted on 2014-01-07 at 20:48:00.

Topic: The Island of Putnam the Mad
Subject: Well if you put it that way


Ivan listens intently on Crow’s and Gamard words. Either that or he has completely zoned out and is left staring. You can’t be too sure. Finally the orange cat says, “Okay, I see where you are coming from. Just understand I am not a fighter by any stretch of the imagination. No violence will be done be me. You dig? I’m a lover, not a warrior.”

(Assuming some acknowledgement)

"Now this wine cellar is a mind twister if you had not noticed. You can go up forever or down forever and still keep going through the same rooms. Really quite annoying. Now I believe I came in the portal at the top of the stair”, he says pointing up the stairs to the only room you have not gone to yet. “Now that portal lead to where the ten ugly creatures were trying to eat me. There is nothing up in that room to bother you. Whole lot of bottles. I have found so far that every room has four portals. there may be some doors but in the end, the portals are the only way too get from room to room.”


Posted on 2014-01-07 at 18:33:55.

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: And for Robert who I can't reach


Sifu found that by giving people some direction in a crisis, they were usually quite thankful to do whatever they could. With Lord Hood now seemingly withdrawn into his own feelings of doubt and fear, the monk set out doing just that. A suggestion here, a direction there and even these folks who were used to money and pampering were moving around the cave to bring him back some information.

Sifu activated the comm. “Captain Wyatt. The passengers and I have reached the caves and we have some good news. There is power here, probably the fusion reactor was too difficult to remove from the rock. We have two airtight doors of steel at the entrance. We have fans to move air, and some places to rest. There is a small earth mover here that has broken down and was left behind – perhaps Wolf can make it work. Do you have any instructions at this point?”

(Assume this radio transmission comes after John speaks)


Posted on 2014-01-07 at 18:22:44.
Edited on 2014-01-07 at 18:23:24 by Alacrity

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: Eavesdown


There would be a "open air" type of market available as well as a few shops and the like to buy from. Mostly protein paste and flavouring to make the protein paste taste like ... whatever you want it to be.

Fresh produce, meat or anything like that will be expensive and of a dubious nature. Ground Chuck could mean that the dogs/cats/rodents were all named Chuck. Still you might be able to wrangle some goodies.

I will roll some counter kills rolls for you when I get home and send you the basic results so you can post around them.

I do want to get things moving.

Posted on 2014-01-06 at 18:58:38.

 


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