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Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Assume makes a

Remember people are posting what they hope will happen. Not necessarily what does happen. Asher could miss. He could hit a by-stander. Reavers could drop from the sky on Asher. The helmet could come off guard to reveal a long lost love of Asher. Willow move could fail. She could get a extraordinary success. etc etc etc etc

So as I have said many times, post what you think will happen and I will tell you what will happen. I know the order of initiative now.

Posted on 2013-07-18 at 17:02:09.

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

Okay. Here we go.

The ramp of the ship is 150 feet away from the action (give or take). A combat round is 3 seconds (not 6, my bad). You can move 15 feet per round as a single action. You can perform one action per round without penalty, -1 step for every additional action up to three, depending on how much time the action would take. Three shots with a rifle if not one is firing at you is possible. Dodge, fire, dodge again would be unlikely.

A step penalty is a reducing in the dice you use to make a successful action. Example: If you are shooting and have a d10 agility and a d10 skill but incur a -2 step penalty, he skill drops from d10 to d6. (d10-d8-d6).

The Machine Pistols that Wolf carries can fire single or burst. Max rate of fire is 3.
The Range would be 100 feet increments. That means short is 100 feet, medium is 200 and incurs a -2 step penalty, long is 300 and it incurs a -4.
Damage is d6 w

The JC does d8 w and the range is 150 feet increments, Shotgun part is d10W and 10 feet increments

Rate of fire for Asher – you can fire up to three times in this round, however, each additional shot incurs a -1 step penalty to ALL actions in the round.

Rear Ramp and landing gear – I hope the picture shows you what you need. Not sure what you were going for with that.

Posted on 2013-07-18 at 14:03:41.
Edited on 2013-07-18 at 14:06:08 by Alacrity

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Landing gear

Hopefully this helps with placement of landing gear.

Posted on 2013-07-17 at 19:43:49.
Edited on 2013-07-17 at 19:46:37 by Alacrity

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: no need to be sorry

I appreciate the questions actually. I am just not that quick right now.

Have fun at PR. I enjoyed the film a lot.

Posted on 2013-07-17 at 19:41:09.

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

I called them 97 because this is the future....

Give me some time to work out your answers please. The rules are very very general and I have had very little sleep in the last two days. I will try to get you concrete answers soon.

Posted on 2013-07-17 at 19:36:16.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: protective armour

Just for the record. Armour, subtracts it's armour rating from the first amount of damage and then turns all damage beyond that into stun damage. So Tactical Armour has a -5W rating, a Ballistic vest has -1W. Unless I am mistaken, Wyatt, Wolf and Asher all have Ballistic vest on.

Posted on 2013-07-17 at 19:09:00.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: From the book:

I believe you have an "assault rifle" class weapon which means you can do any of the following:

• Single-shot: The weapon fires one bullet per
attack and is handled with a standard attack.

• Burst: The weapon fires a short burst of three
rounds. A burst counts as one attack action and
allows you to make three attack rolls against the
target, though with a –2 step Skill penalty, since
firing a burst is less accurate.

• Autofire: This is where you target a general
area (about 5 to 10 feet wide) and spray it full of
lead. You make one Easy attack action to make
sure you targeted the area correctly. If your attack
succeeds, all potential targets must make defense
rolls (just as they would against normal attacks)
against an Average difficulty. Those unaware and
standing still are Easy targets, which mean they are
automatically hit. Anyone who fails his roll is hit
as if struck by the original attack roll against his
defense. Plot Points can be used only to add a bonus
die to an attack against one target.

Example: Jayne switches his submachine gun to
autofire and sprays the 10-foot area where three
security guards, Harry, Joe, and Burly, stand. Jayne’s
player rolls a 13 on the attack roll, far more than
the 3 he needed to “paint” the area. The GM rolls
defense for the trio. Harry dives for cover, and his
Agility + Athletics/Dodge yields him a 15—saving
his pee goo for the moment. Joe is an aware, moving
target, and gets Innate Defense. His Agility-only
roll yields a 5—meaning he’s hit with the original
13 attack! Burly’s attention was elsewhere, and he’s
standing still and an unaware target. He’s hit and the
poor bastard gets only a 3 (the Easy difficulty) as a

Posted on 2013-07-17 at 18:12:49.
Edited on 2013-07-17 at 18:13:50 by Alacrity

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Sorry, missed question

I believe the rule states three rounds if you do nothing else.
Only one if you have to dodge. But I should check.

Posted on 2013-07-17 at 16:55:16.

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

Then post damn you!

Posted on 2013-07-17 at 16:53:30.

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

I believe the last two time the Captain drew his gun it ended with a person having a third eyehole and no reason left to live.

Posted on 2013-07-17 at 16:44:51.

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

I can tell you that the first move will go to Asher and then Matherson, but remember a combat round is 6 seconds so it will seem instantaneous.

Posted on 2013-07-17 at 16:37:54.

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

 photo crowd2.jpg

Wolf is right by the edge of the ship. I put him on the map so you can see.

The landing gear is about 5 feet wide and the strut and the base is a tapered 15 feet.

Posted on 2013-07-17 at 16:26:00.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Combat and chaos

Yes, you are in a gun fight. In a crowd. Could get interesting.

Initiative will really tell the tale here. So I can do one of two things.

1. Roll INT and tell you the order of combat. Problem with that is we wait for people to post in order

2. Post what you intend and I will sort it out via PM and posts here.

Here we go.

Posted on 2013-07-16 at 18:39:24.

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: Oh Hell Yes.

LV-426, Emergency Landing Field, Outside Atmo Processor, 8:16 am PT

Wolf looked at the shuttle parked outside the Atmo Processor and swore loudly. He was so used to the idea that they would take the hovermule that he forgot that this time, they had used the shuttle because if the possible weight of the turbine needed. No point in going back for john or calling him down, it would just take too much time.

Quickly adjusting his load and securing his weapons so they did not fall, wolf took off at a run towards the ship. It was only a mile and back in the prison camps of his youth, Fenris had managed to do a mile in less than five minutes. Maybe today was a good day to break that record. There was little to no cover between the shuttle and the ship, with the land flattened for the landing strip, but wolf could keep himself between ship and the crowd so they would not spot him coming.

LV-426, Emergency Landing Field by Rocinante 8:16 am PT

"Marshall!" Willow called in a tone that demanded attention, "Ms. Amber's not much of a hostage...she's annoyed most of the folks on the cruise with her blatant husband hunting, and she's nearly run out of money, so no-one's going to hold back for her need someone like me. I'm, well, let's just say...dear friends with a number of the passengers, and the Firefly's crew won't do anything to risk me. An added bonus? Daddy will pay a handsome reward to the man that brings me back home safe. "

Dillon looked at Willow liked he just won first prise in a shooting contest. “Get her.” He said and the guard behind him swiftly moved forward and grabbed Willow, bringing her close to Dillon. The Guard held Willow’s arm tightly but did not hold his weapon on her, but continued to point it at the crowd.

"Ai Yah Tien Ah," Wyatt exclaimed before turning back to the marshal. "Willow's Lai Huh Moh Sheong Tze Tian Uh Zoh . You wanna make certain you got no trouble from the crew, you take me. I may not be as pretty, but I can pull off the wearing of a fine hat, and I guarantee I won't talk as much."

At that moment Havelock stepped forward, “Now see here, I am a decorated officer of the war and diplomatic asset of the Alliance. If you want to take a hostage, then I am your man! Surely you are not a coward that hides behind women!”

Lord Hood stood up in dismay of what was happening, “Now wait a minute. I am Lord Christopher Hood of Osiris and if you want a hostage with a bargaining power, trust me, it would be better if you took me. I have the influence you will need to make a get away.”

“Wait a minute! He took me as a hostage! If anyone is getting off this planet it is me!” Amber replied hotly as if someone was snatching an opportunity from her.

Sudden the crowd moved forward and a cacophony of sound erupted as everyone started to volunteer, thinking that it was a way of the planet. The men threatening were taken aback and clearly worried that they were about to be overwhelmed.

Dillion helds Portia tightly and looks startled, like this was the last thing he was expecting, “These two will do fine. NO MORE VOLUNTEERS!!!!”

The crowd mumbles and grumbles but the noise dies down.Then Willow leans in and says something to him. Whatever it is, it causes the colour to drain out of his face. “That is IT! You!” He points the machine pistol at Justin,”Fiddle man! In the ship now!”

Suddenly out of the crowd, the man in the white tuxedo pushes his way through with his two bodyguards. The walking stick in his hand is held firmly and the diamond shape crystal on the end seems to glow blue in the sunlight. Matherson calls out, “Mr. Dillon! I am afraid you have the wrong case.”

“What is wrong with you people?????” Dillon shouts angrily.

“There are two cases. They were switched. The musician player does not have his case, he has mine.”

“Yeah? Where is other then?”

“The young lady who claimed it I believe is on the ship, I saw her go in as you landed.”

LV-426, Atmo Processor Interior 8:17am PT

John moved up into the control centre of the Atmo Processor. Must of the stations and circuitry were taken, as the modules were made to be removable. But some controls were still here and on a back up battery in case someone had to came back and make adjustments.

There was a short wave radio receiver on one of the station, the panels opened up as if someone was trying to fix it and gave up. A pop bottle lay on its side nearby and as the wind pass through a open vent, the bottle spun and hit the contact of the receiver interior.

“Repeat that!”

“He said there were two cases. Ours is on their ship.”

The bottle spun away again and the voices stopped. John used his finger and moved the bottle back to the receiver.

“Negative. No property damage. You hear!! Blow them if you have to but do not damage the cargo.”

LV-426, Hunkered down behind the thruster house of Rocinante, 8:18 am PT

Asher swore as the guard grabbed Willow. He could have taken the shot if she had not moved on her own accord close to the Marshall. Feeling helpless from his perch, Asher swore under his breath and watched as the old Captain and the Lord volunteered to take her place. Then the guy in the white tux and his flunkies got into the act as well. Everyone was stepping into his line of sight except the guy he wanted to shoot!

LV-426, Emergency Landing Field, Outside rear of Rocinante, 8:20 am PT

Wolf was breathing hard, sweating and but he was close enough to see that a crowd had formed close to the ASREV and he just heard the crowd react loudly to something but he could not tell what. None of his guns had sights and he could not shoot through the crowd. Wolf had to decide what to do, and the ship was really the only cover he had. Pushing his limits, he ran to the ship to get himself into a position of cover.

LV-426, Emergency Landing Field by Rocinante 8:21 am PT

“On the ship! No. No way! I ain’t buying it fancy pants.” He growled at Justin who was still standing there. “On the ship now! Or I kill you and take the case dohn ma?

Justin gulped and took a step forward. Then, out of nowhere, came a rock, thrown from the crowd. Who cast it, no one saw but the rock flew straight and hit hard against Dillion’s head.

“GORRAM HELL!” He reeled in pain, bringing his machine pistol to bear blindly but towards the crowd and Wyatt. “Scrag them. Property damage! NOW!”

Matherson moves toward the ground, bringing his walking stick down to the ground in a deliberate swing.

Hack and Slash have guns in the hand in a fluid motion.

Tess draws her gun but hesitates, not knowing who to shoot yet, but moving low for cover.

The crowd does a mixture of screaming, running, pushing and standing around that is helping no one.

One guard drops prone to open fire on the crowd. The other attempts to push Willow on the ground so he can fire over her and hold her down with his booted foot.

Havelock is charging the Prone Guard.

Lord Hood is diving to the ground.

Sifu is pushing Justin to the ground and attempting to cover him with his own body.

Wolf arrives at the ship just in time to see the crowd panic.

Asher has a clear shot on Dillon as he staggers from the pain or the Guard on Willow. Prone guard is covered by wild crowd.

Posted on 2013-07-16 at 18:34:58.
Edited on 2013-07-16 at 18:53:36 by Alacrity

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

Wow. That's an idea...

Posted on 2013-07-15 at 13:42:34.

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

I suggested that leaving your post as is was a good role playing moment, I did not say you had to leave it as is.

As to what Wolf does once he realizes the mistake, that is up to you. Running seems the best option though. You do not need to get all the way to be useful and the shuttle would probably take longer to lift off.

Posted on 2013-07-15 at 12:58:12.

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

If you could tell me whether you are running to the scene or flying, that would help me complete the scenario.

Yes, trying to fly would ruin any surprise unless you accidentally crashed into the ship - then everyone would be surprised.

Except Asher who would expect it to land on him.

Posted on 2013-07-15 at 12:45:55.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Thought you might

When I read Vanadia's post last night I said that I may need to wait a day in case anyone wanted to respond to that.

Get Interesting....

Posted on 2013-07-15 at 12:14:32.

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

He was a rest pilot known for thinking fast and innovative solutions who ended up dying in a Cessna crash.

Either way, what is Asher doing? Cause right now I see it as no action except wishing you had a rocket launcher.

Posted on 2013-07-14 at 16:24:24.
Edited on 2013-07-14 at 16:26:00 by Alacrity

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

It is not mentioned in the series or rules but I seriously doubt that a totalitarian gov't would not use bread and circuses, especially if they wish to appear benevolent. They would want team sports where teamwork and sacrifice was more important than the individual. A culture from china and America should have some form of baseball and football I would think.

Posted on 2013-07-13 at 22:45:44.

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

I don't follow sports. Sorry dude

Posted on 2013-07-12 at 20:50:46.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: still huh

I do not get the references

Posted on 2013-07-12 at 20:45:44.

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

Bart who?

Posted on 2013-07-12 at 19:25:50.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: a madman with a gun

You don't know. Go ask them.

You may not have a clear answer here, you do realize that?

Posted on 2013-07-12 at 19:07:28.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: not a problem

I can work Tess out to the end.

Posted on 2013-07-12 at 18:55:01.


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