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


Thanks for the offer Albert but handing Sifu to a player is similar to handing River over to a PC. Next thing you know, they've killed every Reaver in the room. Rob and I had a plan for working the monk and I doubt Robert will be back soon.

Posted on 2013-07-04 at 20:48:36.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: knowing and not knowing


Just want to clarify some knowledge that characters have and do not before the proverbial shit hits the fan.

Only Tess and Jessie know that the cases are switched and that the musician is not carrying the one he thinks he is. As well, they are the only two that realize Matherson knows about the switch as well.

Asher knows Matherson and his goons wanted the case but does not know about the switch.

Willow had prior knowledge of this cruise as she was invited to join Cameron before the adventure started. Willow has just had an epiphany and thinks she knows what is in the case (Musician's case that is)

John and Wolf have no idea what is going on at the camp other that a ship with Fed marking has landed and Tess just sent a distress call.

The GM has no idea what you people are going to do next but has several NPC's to run with different agendas. My challenge is Sifu. He is there, in the thick of things and has some skills that can help. I don't want to play him over an active player though. However I can not have him standing around either. So I am gaming on that fine line between story telling and telling the story.

Posted on 2013-07-04 at 13:22:23.
Edited on 2013-07-04 at 13:23:49 by Alacrity

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Guns may not be the answer


As a GM, let me assess your situation. You have a hostage used as a shield with three armed men with automatic weapons. You have a ASREV with guns trained on your ship/home/sniper's rest. You have a crowd of people that may panic and do gods knows what any time. Wyatt and Willow are very close to the action and could be in serious danger.

Tess knows that the Thugs are armed and moving to intercept because the musician has the "wrong" case.

Jessie just hid the "right" case on your ship.

John and Wolf are a mile away.


Posted on 2013-07-03 at 18:21:02.

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: Very tense!


LV-426, Emergency Landing Field 8:15 am PT

“I appreciate the niceties, Marshal Dillon. I ain’t no rancher, an’ these are no cattle. Truth be told, I’m not so fond of the imposition that’s been placed on me an’ mine, let alone the damage t’ my ship that keeps me rooted t’ this mudball barely livin’. We’ve been busy seeing t’ the likes o’ shelter an’ rescue; a manifest would have been shiny, but we’ve not had Buddha’s Blessing so far as being able to find the time t’ put one together.” Wyatt used his left hand to slowly adjust his hat so that the brim rested lower across his brow. “Funny that this Five Star Company--Zhufu ni fer showing up--would send a fully manned ASREV that’s capable of nothin’ more than the relative comfort of those that are currently before more an’ what’s surely left aboard t’ retrieve these very fine people that are causing no end of sweating instead of a shuttle. Oh. An’ you noticed that there’s some sort of static on the signal have you? We was wonderin’ after that ourselves.”

As Hood moved out towards the Marshall, Willow moved in with a grace and presence to the side of the Lord, “Well now, what have we here?“ Willow purred as she looked the marshal up and down frankly. “You are most definitely a sight for sore eyes, Admiral ….?”

“Admiral?” the marshal questioned. “No Ma’am. Matt Dillon, Federal Marshal--the first man they look for and the last they want to meet. It's a chancy job, and it makes a man watchful...and a little lonely." He said with an easy smile before turning back to Wyatt, “No manifest? Okay. Do you have any members of the Five Star Orchestra? The musicians?”

Wyatt’s head tilted just slightly to the side, “We’ve the sort that toots horns and puts a bow to string, Marshal. Though, I’d never heard of an orchestra being referred t’ as VIP. Wouldn’t you be more interested in the likes of Lord High-n’-Mighty Hood here, or that blessed little hen that’s been followed about by a bunch of chickadees what since we plucked them from the wreckage?”

“Whoa. Relax Captain. Just doing what I’ve been told.” Dillon replied looking around him at the crowd forming, it was clearly putting him on edge to have so many people close up to him. He raised his hands and called out in a loud voice, “CAN I ASK EVERYONETO TAKE A FEW STEPS BACK PLEASE!!!”

The crowd shuffled around a bit but no one really moved. They were all a buzz about being rescued and how they were all gonna fit into the one ship.

Willow swayed just a bit against Lord Hood. "Miss Willow? Are you unwell?" Lord Hood asked anxiously, seeing tears in the doctor’s eyes.

"No, no, I'm fine, Lord Hood, just remembering the last moments before the ship blew. So many brave crew members, bringing out passengers....and running back in to save more! It was just horrible, wasn't it, Lord Hood,“ Willow dabbed at her eyes delicately, even as her voice rose slightly," I don't think a single crew member made it onto our ship. I do hope some made it onto the lifeboats. We did see some clear the blast, didn't we, Captain?"

“Look here Captain, I don’t have time for this. “ Dillon said curtly, looking around at the crowd, and beyond a glance at Willow’s fallen form, ignoring her distress. “I need the first violin player and I need him here now! He’ll have a case on him and trust me when I say, he is very important, Dohn ma?

“That would be me sir!” a voice called out and the small man named Justin carrying the silver case stepped forward with Sifu following him closely, “Trust me Captain Sung, the Marshall is correct. What I carry is very valuable.”

Dillon stepped forward to approach the Musician but at that moment Portia Amber moved out of the crowd to come right in front of the Marshall and stop him in his tracks.”What do you mean you are here for some useless fiddle player! There is no way that I and my daughter are staying on this dirtball for a minute longer. You will transport us to the nearest civilized outpost immediately, do you hear me! Do you know who I am?”

*SMACK*

Dillion backhands Portia across the face so hard that blood gushes from her nose as she spins to the ground, or would have if the Marshall didn’t grab her in mid spin and draw her to his side and, gun now in hand pressed it to Portia’s head. The two guards immediately drop to the ground in prone positions, one ready to fire into the crowd, the other trained directly on Lord Hood and Willow. “OKAY! YOU!” Maestro! Get on my ship now! Everyone else, Stay where you are!!! Anyone goes hero on me or gets me and my men hurt, and I blast that piece of Go Sa to bits and leave you here to die. NOW MOVE!”

LV-426, Hunkered down behind the thruster house of Rocinante, 8:15 am PT

Asher watched the goings on down below with gun ready but he was caught flatfooted by the slap across the face to the Amber lady. Now the Marshall had a his head and body protected with a human shield and the other two were ready to open fire on crowd or Miss Willow. He could hear the leader calling out, “OKAY! YOU!” Maestro! Get on my ship now! Everyone else, Stay where you are!!! Anyone goes hero on me or gets me and my men hurt, and I blast that piece of Go Sa to bits and leave you here to die. NOW MOVE!”

LV-426, Inside Rocinante, Kitchen 8:15 am PT

Jessie looked around the kitchen. There was an enormous stockpot venting steam and aroma that was arousing her stomach and hunger. She thought food on a ship like this would be mundane but this lady who ran the kitchen on this ship was working wonders.

LV-426, Emergency Landing Field 8:15 am PT

Tess watched as the musician moved forward but her attention was drawn to the sight of Matherson and his two men moving through the crowd and towards the musician as well. Originally, Matherson seemed to want to stay away from the Marshall but now he was moving forward as if his life depended on it. Both Hack and Slash had their jackets undone and one hands inside as they approached the confrontation.

Tess wanted to shout into the comm as she brought it to her lips but she keyed it to Wolf's line and said, "Wolf! John! We got a situation. Some thrilling heroics might not go amiss soon! Real soon. No talkie back."

LV-426, Atmo Processor Interior 8:15 am PT

Wolf moved to the ladder with john covering him, then Wolf slowly proceeded up the iron ladder alone.
The voices had stopped for now and soon Wolf was up on the next level. The centre area was still the shaft from the fusion generator, but this area was all corridors and doors to barrack style dorm rooms. Wolf checked the immediate area and there was no sign of life. John moved up the ladder to join him on this residential level. There was a another stairsways up on both sides of the central shaft.

The area seemed deserted. Bunks upon bunks and cot frames remain behind of the living quarters that were used to house the workers at one point. No personal possessions left behind but there are mattress and sleeping spaces for more than what the ship brought to this moon.

“Going South! Repeat Going South! Request ... *crackle*” the voice is above you but louder and clearer this time. Not a live person though, sounds like it is coming from a radio or receiver. Next level is the centralized controls for the processors.

Suddenly Wolf's comm came to life,""Wolf! John! We got a situation. Some thrilling heroics might not go amiss soon! Real soon. No talkie back."


Posted on 2013-07-03 at 15:49:33.

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


Today I hope.

Also, more on the release of the new Firefly rules by MW games. It is the Cortex plus system so it is kinda the 1.5e of the rules we already use. It will be nice to see what more they bring to the table.

Firefly - Gaming in the Verse"

Posted on 2013-07-03 at 12:46:25.

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


ODY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on 2013-06-26 at 15:51:56.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Pun fallout


Marshall law???


That is gonna earn you a penalty for sure.

Posted on 2013-06-26 at 02:01:39.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: state of the ship


I have not heard from Loki or Yanamari for over a month now so I am declaring both Tess and John as NPC's until this game is over. Bromern, Odyson, Tann, Teller and Vanadia are only people actively playing at the moment.

I would like to continue this game but I think after this i will try to get a player for pilot and no more.

Posted on 2013-06-22 at 13:37:47.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: state of the ship


I have not heard from Loki or Yanamari for over a month now so I am declaring both Tess and John as NPC's until this game is over. Bromern, Odyson, Tann, Teller and Vanadia are only people actively playing at the moment.

I would like to continue this game but I think after this i will try to get a player for pilot and no more.

Posted on 2013-06-22 at 13:37:47.

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


You are expecting social niceties from me? No pods in my basement.

Posted on 2013-06-18 at 23:40:23.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Many MIA


Just play Wolf for now and I will npc John until Loki shows up.

Posted on 2013-06-18 at 20:26:46.

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: In the AP station. Ghosts and voices


LV-426, Atmo Processor Interior 8:10am PT

John and Wolf entered the building, neither one of them too interested in getting tangled up with Federal Marshalls unless it was absolutely necessary. The fusion chamber was locked up tight and the lights flashed on a newtech security system on the doorway. that mean the core was still in there and was probably running low enough just for lights and monitors.

Np the steel stairs to the second floor, a 60 foot wide catwalk that hugged the circumference of the building with two personal lifting platforms in either end. The catwalk had rows of rows of lockers set up. Places for the terraformers to keep their equipment and valuables. As you walk around, many are decorated with cards, ribbons and the black ink of farewell messages to those that lost their lives on the planet. Terraforming was a lucrative job but the risks were plentiful and many never made it home. The presences of the notes gives a haunted and forlorn sense to this level.

As the two men move to the personal lifters that are directly above the main doorways below, they see the panels have no power but there is a iron bar ladder built into the shaft beside the lifts.

"Have they got ... hear .."

John and Wolf look at each other with the same question - did you just hear that? Above you a voice can be heard, faintly, but definitely talking. As soon as you try to listen to it, it is gone again but you are sure you heard it above you.


Posted on 2013-06-18 at 18:40:04.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: great stuff


an excellent post Bro!~

Posted on 2013-06-18 at 02:20:59.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: AHA!


I have you at a disadvantage then. You can't shoot Marshall Dillon! That would be like pulling the mask off the Lone Ranger.

Posted on 2013-06-14 at 02:30:36.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: I knew this would happen


Ody!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Posted on 2013-06-13 at 17:01:40.

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


I have posted the next part of the going-ons at the ship. Will post the Atmo Processor part soon.

Posted on 2013-06-13 at 16:11:27.

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: getting tense.


LV-426, Emergency Landing Field 8:10am PT

As the engines powered down, the landing ramp lowered and out walked a man in the black uniform and trench coat of the federal Marshals. He was a tall man, handsome in a rugged sort of way with brown hair and an easy smile. (James Arness in his 30's) He had a sidearm at his right and machine pistol on other. Behind him came two other men, dressed in full Alliance military armor and carrying assault rifles slung over their shoulders.

Wyatt left the shotgun barrel down as he gave the marshal a nod. “Glad you boys could make it,” he intoned casually though he felt the tension from the recent encounter threatening to explode. “We were wondering when help fer these good folk was t’ arrive.”

The man looked at the Captain with a bemused smile and his eyes shifted from the shotgun to Wyatt’s face. He didn’t seem intimidated but the two guards behind him immediately dropped their assault rifles from shoulder the hands in a fast smooth motion that spoke volumes of their training. The man in black raised his hand in a “Hold” signal without turning his head from the captain.

“Whoa rancher!” He said with a light chuckle, “We ain’t here to steal your cattle. We been asked by the Five Star Co. to come and help with the search and rescue. No interest is what’s in your hold or business, Dohn ma? There is cortex interference so we were sweeping possible havens and glad we did cause we found you. So the big carrier is coming, hang tight. We are just looking to pick up some VIP that the execs are sweating about.

“My name is Dillon. Matt Dillon – Federal Marshall.” He looks around the area appreciatively.”I must say I admire your crew and ingenuity to be able to land the ship that damaged and not be burying people. Do you have a manifest of the passengers you have with you?”

(assuming a introduction and a negative on a manifest)

Tess moved to the side of the crowd that was moving towards the new visitors and looked for a place to support the Captain. The crowd however was going to make that difficult. She saw Sifu was among the crowd but hanging to the back with a small man with a silver case. The monk looked concerned and was gently holding back the man from running forward.

Asher got himself into position on top of Rocinante It was a good place to be, as he was looking down. He put his sight on the man in black and kept himself ready in case anything went south in a hurry.

As the crowd moved forward with the hoops and hollers of the passengers, they people pressed forward asking questions and cheering the presences of the marshalls. Havelock moves behind and to the side of Captain Wyatt, a look of disapproval firmly etched on his face. The old soldier reflectively puts his hand where his gun would have been had this not been peace time and traveling on a cruise. Armed or not though, he stood by the Captain.

As Hood moved out towards the marshall, Willow moved in with a grace and presence to the side of the Lord , “Well now, what have we here?, “ Willow purred as she looked the marshal up and down frankly. “You are most definitely a sight for sore eyes, Admiral ….?”

The marshall looked at Willow with some surprise and interest, “Admiral? No Ma’am. "Matt Dillon, Federal Marshal -- the first man they look for and the last they want to meet. It's a chancy job, and it makes a man watchful . . . and a little lonely." He said with an easy smile and turns back to Wyatt, “No manifest? Okay. Do you have any members of the Five Star Orchestra? The musicians?”

LV-426, Inside of Rocinante Cargo hold 8:10 am PT

Jessie moved into the cargo hold and moved in behind the catwalk closest to her and farthest from the feds. She waited for a moment as people moved out of the ship like the Captain and the Lady Doctor. Once clear she moved up the stair to the interior of the ship. Once nearing the top, she could hear someone moving around and the air began to fill with the mouth watering aroma of a soup cooking. Jessie’s stomach growled at the aroma but she had more pressing things to worry about. Where to hide the case? The older lady that everyone called Ma passed by the stairs carrying a pink shotgun but heading towards the stairs on the other side of the common room, leaving Jessie alone in the hallway between the crew dorms , the bridge and the kitchen/common room.


(I will post the going-ons at the Atmo Processors soon. I just wanted to get this posted)

Posted on 2013-06-13 at 16:06:35.
Edited on 2013-06-13 at 16:07:36 by Alacrity

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: I can


I want to see if i can find a high res version.

Posted on 2013-06-13 at 01:58:11.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: found them


I found them doing a search for ASREV Firefly scale.

Posted on 2013-06-13 at 01:29:24.

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


okay. Great. You are above the scene so you have an advantage too.

Posted on 2013-06-12 at 18:12:35.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: show me


Crude map time

 photo Situation.jpg

So where do you mean?

Posted on 2013-06-12 at 17:08:26.

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


I think I know where Ash has set up but all the "landmarks" in his post are not familiar to me. Need a better schematic apparently.

Posted on 2013-06-12 at 13:35:06.
Edited on 2013-06-12 at 13:35:16 by Alacrity

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Thanks Bro


character actions only. Please.

Posted on 2013-06-07 at 12:09:32.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: okay then


I have posts from everyone but Loki and Yanamari. I will move this forward as soon as I can. Please note that because of the potential of things going not so smoothly here, I will be posting smaller time frames. Please be precise in your movements and actions.


Posted on 2013-06-06 at 12:28:44.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: It's ok. I'm nice


Relax Albert. I promise to keep things as intact as possible. I do have a vested interest in this game.

Posted on 2013-06-04 at 20:35:56.

 


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