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Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: option 1????


Chickens in a mineshaft!!! Guys, don't put John Ryan in charge of the ship, or shuttle or buying food.


Heck, I am sure the Wyatt Sung has gotten out of worse scraps that this in the war, with less supplies, less men and less time. I bet if Chuck Norris was in the situation, he'd call Wyatt.

Posted on 2012-07-17 at 18:45:06.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Let me sum up


Wolf is mobile, he does not need carrying. He is at half life points right now. Like mal still fighting even though he had been stabbed badly. So he looks worse than he is. Sam is revivable with a stimulant or even smelling salts.

The options are as follow:

1) Panic and run around like chickens in a mine shaft

2) Get Willow, Sam and Brigit and get up the old shaft as fast as you can manage. Brigit will have to be carried or Doctor will have to hit her with a stim.

3) Everyone head down into secret room and wait it out, hoping like hell that someone comes to bury you out.

4) Half and half, shove the beaten and the sleepy into the secret room and the rest escape to get help to dig them out.

Your questions:
1. Try our luck dragging Wolf down the long, old shaft to the old elevator (the way we came down, right?), or...

The way Wolf and Ash came down. You took the new elevator and came down the drift.

- Which way is a shorter distance to move the big injured mechanic?

The Old shaft is right there so definitely the shortest route.

- Can Wyatt quickly ascertain the extent to which Fenris is injured, and just how soon he's going to need medical attention? Also, would it be quicker to get Fenris to Willow, or try to get him topside to the doc?

Willow is nearby and has her kit. Fenris, if he lets you examine him took three bullets but two were stopped by his ribcage and a third was a through and through without hitting an artery. He needs patching but you keep running and when you can't run, you crawl and when you can't crawl anymore ... well you know the rest.


Posted on 2012-07-17 at 18:12:12.
Edited on 2012-07-17 at 18:17:35 by Alacrity

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Glad you enjoyed it.


The next one should prove to be nearly as exciting.

Posted on 2012-07-16 at 18:46:28.

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


For those of you who are new to the game, the player who created Asher was called Blammm. He left the linn when his wife was diagnosed with a brain tumour and I often think of him and how he is doing now. So the use of his ID for the gunfire was an homage to him. Odyson has done an excellent job of keeping the uniqueness of the character alive today.

The "slow motion" description of the combat was inspired by Sherlock Holmes 2, A Game of Shadows which I was watching the night before I wrote the post.

Celeste! Loki! Your chance to join the game is coming soon.

Posted on 2012-07-16 at 12:55:09.

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


Things just got interesting...

You have maybe ten minutes before total collapse, based on how fast timbers are breaking as the roof gives way down the drift toward you.

Posted on 2012-07-16 at 02:00:36.
Edited on 2012-07-16 at 02:09:23 by Alacrity

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: On the rocks


Hornsilver Mine - In the Unstable Drift 1st level, Regina, Frisco, Day Nine 12:42 am Planet Time

Captain Wyatt arrived at the side of Fenris and saw the wounds. Normally, three to the chest like this would mean death for any man, but the mechanic was moving and grabbing his weapon. The bullets had torn through the ballistic vest like it was cellophane but somehow the man kept a tight grip on life. Either way, Wolf was gonna need the doctor's tender mercies in a short time. Yet, as he reached his side, the big man used Wyatt's shoulder to pull himself up and fire a burst down the drift.

Lau Tsu knew that there was to be trouble soon. The men at the other side of drift had every reason to want Pearson as much as him, but they had guns and would use them. Patience was his guide, as he moved silently to one side of the sheriff and flicked a handful of powder at the man's face, then deliberately scuffed his foot to alert the sheriff of his presence. Pearson was partially blinded and in the dark. He pulled his pistol and pointed at where the Black dressed man was before, but the assassin was gone. Then there was a sound to his left, and some powder sprinkled on his face. He didn't play it no mind and fired two quick shots

Asher wasn't listening to Wyatt's command to get under cover. The opportunity to shoot was once only and he wasn't gonna miss it. his hand moved as a blur as he drew his cannon of a gun and opened fire with all skill and hopes behind every bullet. But just as he did, Pearson fired his gun and the end of the drift lit up again. Pearson's coat, hat and face were caught in the flash and he screamed in pain.

BLAMMM

The first bullet took Pearson in the shoulder and spin him around unwillingly towards Asher. At the moment, Pearson realized that he under-estimated this young man. He should have been paying more attention instead of dismissing him as a skirt chasing boy.

BLAMMM

The second bullet took him in the chest, and the sheriff started to fall backwards.

BLAMMM

The third bullet skinned by his face but not close enough to be anything other than a scar and a conversation piece.

BRAPPTATATATAT

Wolf's steadying himself on the captain helped him line up the double blurry images he saw in flames at the end of the drift. He knew he hit him, as Pearson jerked spasmodically and fell down to the ground.

A second passed, and only that, no more as the sheriff lay, but then the man jerked back up with inhuman-like will and this time with rifle in hand. The man was a menace with that rifle, and many a good men had died because of his speed, accuracy and deadliness.

But not today ...

BLAMMM
Asher focused on the burning embers on Luke's hat and aimed slightly lower, the first shot took off the Sheriff's ear painfully.

BLAMMM

The second through his throat and out the back.

BLAMMM

Final bullet in the cylinder and it hit through the cheek, shattering teeth, tongue and upper palate in all sort of painful manner. The Sheriff felt again. Asher dropped his empty weapon and without thinking drew another gun from his side holster. As he did, the ceiling above him groaned and the sound of timbers splintering came down the drift.

And Pearson stood up again like some killer robot in a B-grade holoflick. - alive by the sheer will to do nothing else but kill the kid before he shuffled off his mortal coil. But as soon as he got up, the groaning above gave way to loud crackling and the rocks above Sheriff Luke Pearson broke free of the support beams and fell down upon him with crushing force. After that blow, the sheriff rose no more.

The timbers one set closer to the Kid creaked and shattered. Echoing cracks and sounds like thunder moved down the drift like a vengeful ghost coming to steal the souls of the living.

Lau Tsu looked down the drift at Asher and shouted, "Fly you fools!" before vanishing down toward the newer drift and the working elevator. As he did more rocks fell into the drift around Pearson's body, cutting off that route to the party.

The mine was about to collapse - it was only a matter of time. The Timbers were all that was holding it up and they were breaking down. Rocks fell, and closer and closer to where the Captain, Wolf, and the Kid were standing.

Hornsilver Mine - Secret Room, Regina, Frisco, Day Nine 12:42 am Planet Time

"No, no need for that, Brigit...I'm not willin' to die over money. Just wanted a big score before my looks fade, that's all, " she snivelled," Hang on, the piece is in my bag. You know I'm right handed, you watched me close enough...let me reach in with my left and get it. Hard to believe it's still white, " she said," it should be red with all the blood it's spilled."

Brigit snatched the chess piece from Willow's hand and immediately looked at the bottom to check if it was the key. "She smiled a cold smile, "You know WIllow. I really never could get a bead on you. I thought you were smart. I thought you were the one to watch, but in the end you do something as dumb as this. You are weak and pathetic. A little pain and you cave in immediately. I really expect better from you." Brigit eyes shifted from Willow to the chess piece and back to Willow. Then she took a step back and looked at Willow's gloves.

"Son of a Bit...." She said as her eyes rolled into her head and she felt to the ground.

Willow only had a brief moment of victory to savour before gunfire could be heard from above and then a horrible sound of rocks falling and timber snapping.

Posted on 2012-07-16 at 02:00:03.
Edited on 2012-07-16 at 02:07:22 by Alacrity

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


I will be posting tonight and all will be revealed.

And then you can figure out how to deal with it.

Posted on 2012-07-15 at 21:58:39.

Topic: The Avatar State
Subject: Hello


Just a reminder to new players, please read above. The last three submissions have been huge. If you don't know how to resize, then email it to me. It works better than me, downloading the image, editing it, uploading it back etc etc etc.

As well, don't use images with a name on it unless it is you who drew it.

The avatar queue is now clear. If I did not do your image, then resubmit please.

Thank you
Alacrity

Posted on 2012-07-12 at 16:09:57.
Edited on 2012-07-12 at 16:10:56 by Alacrity

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


Willow is a non-fighting type. Don't think you are gonna see any booty bashing.

However she does have an ace or two up her sleeves if anyone remembers ...

Posted on 2012-07-12 at 15:43:27.

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


I really don't memorize the chinese.

Cathy should be home tomorrow night. I will pressure her to do a Rocinate post so I can move things forward and end the suspension ....

Posted on 2012-07-12 at 02:24:26.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Oh, look what I found


Munchkin is such a fun game

Photobucket

Posted on 2012-07-11 at 15:13:40.

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


If they are chocolate chip cookies this could be love.

Remember that you all have some plot points left, except maybe Ash...



Posted on 2012-07-11 at 14:43:27.

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


If the drift starts to collapse, you have three options in my mind

1) Run and try to get up the old shaft. It is reinforced by the remains of the elevator shaft and will probably hold if you get high enough.

2) Run for the New elevator - a long run and through dangerous collapsing area but once you get into the newer drift, you would be safe.

3) Head down into the treasure room - It will protect you from the collapse but you'll have to hope and pray that someone can dig you out before you run out of air.

Maybe it won't collapse. There is only a 10% chance per loud noise, accumulatively. Wolf shot twice, then Ash six times and Wolf three more, that's 11 X 10% .... Umm... or was that 5%?

Posted on 2012-07-11 at 13:45:06.

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


Ody - At this point I would say that Ash has committed to his action so you are not allowed to change it. Sorry but you had enough time for takebacksie. I warned you guys at least three times that this shaft was unstable.

Tann - I am not sure why you had wolf go unconscious. You have life point and less stun damage than wound. You can't move fast. Getting up will hurt, but you aren't dead yet. Think of Hartigan in Sin City on the dock. You are shot, bleeding, look like hell but you still can move, just not acrobatics. You may take out your unconsciousness part of the post only, otherwise, like Ash, Wolf has committed to his actions.

Bromern - I think there is a weakness in the skills of this game for first aid. You shouldn't need medical knowledge for battlefield dressing of wounds. I will consider that as a Covert Skill for Wyatt.

Please note that when this campaign ends you will be getting your advancement points to up skills but I will also be giving a one shot chance to redo your skills if you don't think they match your character. Plus I will be converting Assets/Complication to the cortex system (which means the assets and comps will have a dice value instead of a step up on the die)


Posted on 2012-07-11 at 12:36:32.
Edited on 2012-07-11 at 12:37:41 by Alacrity

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: one more thing


Wyatt didn't close the hatch behind him, it did so automatically. Willow noted that the door would close automatically when you went in the first time. It may occur to the Captain that he is now locked out because the key is with Willow down below. That would be the chess poiece that Brigit is currently demanding from the business end of the gun.

Posted on 2012-07-10 at 18:07:31.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: trish you mean?


Jumping the gun! Oh yeah. In a major sorta of way that makes the GM look at it and go, okay, now I punish you.

Seriously though. Never assume combat is over until I say the bad guy is dead.

Posted on 2012-07-10 at 17:57:24.

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


I did not put the damage down for Sam and Willow.

Sam has taken 14 points of stun damage and 7 wounds. That puts him down and unconscious.

Willow taken 6 stun and 4 wounds. She is more startled and in pain.

Posted on 2012-07-10 at 13:43:46.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: 10 minutes


You are probably right in retrospect. I advanced the time but really less than five have passed. I will go back and fix that.

Ody - being a little cocky aren't you? You think that you killed him with six shots with a HIGH POWERED MAGNUM? Shots in the dark?

Great post though. Truly loved it.

Let's see what the others do. This could be interesting as per the Wash Definition.

Posted on 2012-07-10 at 02:31:56.
Edited on 2012-07-10 at 02:42:22 by Alacrity

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: wouldn't you give your hand to a friend


Posted!

Posted on 2012-07-09 at 20:16:21.

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: Disarming! That could come in handy!


Hornsilver Mine - In the Unstable Drift 1st level, Regina, Frisco, Day Nine 12:40 am Planet Time

Lau Tsu was a patient man. He had not always been, but through the guidance of his Grandfather and his teachings, Lau had managed to throw off the impulsive nature of a young man who thought he could change the world. But that was a lifetime ago. Time to make amends.

“Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world.” Grandfather was fond of saying. Lau could enjoy the simplicity. He could be very patient. But compassion was gonna have to take a backseat on this ride.

The Tong leader hid in the dark and waited for the universe to give him the sign he needed. Pearson was here somewhere. He had sent his other men off to the other passageways to search for the “sheriff” But it had done nothing but risk his men. The man was like a snake in long grass, impossible to see and harder to kill. But he knew that man who destroyed his home and burned his temple was close by. So he waited.

And waited.

Then he was rewarded. Three pops sound, Muffled, but audible and just enough light for his darkness accustomed eyes to notice. There you are! Lau took each step slowly and with purpose. He palmed three black shurikens into his left hand and drew a fourth in his right.

From the darkness comes a cold laughter. "Sorry Talhone, but your friend there doesn't seem to understand that this haft is unstable. Couldn’t have him shoot that shotgun again." The sheriff’s voice comes out of the gloom. "You are fast boy! Almost as fast as me, but you ain't got a hope so why don't you just throw you weapons my way and stand up nice and slow."

“Ta Ma Duh” (damn it )……. “Go Hwong Tong! Pearson, I’m tossing my gun….” A young man replies, and Lao recognized the voice of the young man who was sheriff before this one. Asher Talhone. A good man Lao thought, and a fair one. “I’m raising my hands and stand’n. “ Ash clutched the something in his hand but Lau could not tell at this distance what it was.

“Do you see this in my hand? ……..The pin is out……..If you shoot, we’re both dead! …. You and your people have already taken too much from me, so I ain’t got nothing left to lose, but you do! …..If you’re dead you won’t get your gold…….If you’re dead you won’t get Miss Bridgett………..You were going to kill me anyway, but if you shoot me this here banger will either kill you quick or drop this whole shaft on your head. “Juh Guh Jee Hua Juhn Kuh Pah!”

A good man, Lau Tsu thought, but not a patient man. If Asher was down here could Willow also be around. The thought of the doctor being hurt made him hesitate for a brief second and then, he changed his tactics. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are

Hornsilver Mine - Secret Room, Regina, Frisco, Day Nine 12:40 am Planet Time

Brigit nodded meek and mild like to Wyatt’s word and implied threat. As the captain walked away down the shaft, she smiled sweetly at Sam as he held his gun pointed at her. “No need for that darling. I’ll be good. “

As the doorway to the drift shut behind Wyatt as he left the secret room, the smile vanished abruptly. Brigit hooked the crowbar with her foot and spun around a swift kick to Sam, knocking the gun from his hand. Uncannily she twisted herself in mid-spin and brought the crowbar back across his face with a resounding *clang* and Sam staggered back, blood spraying from his nose and face, blinding him. Brigit then dove for the gun and with a flip of her foot, sent the crowbar flying at Willow. The Doctor was not one for fighting and only her training saved her from a worst fate as she brushed the crowbar away from her head but the impact jarred her right hand and arm painfully.

And Brigit was up with Sam’s gun in her hand, pointing directly at Willow. “Okay! This is how it goes. Either of you try something stupid and I kill you both. This is my score. No one robs me! Now give me that chess piece now Miss. Willow or I will take it from your dead cold hands.”


Hornsilver Mine - In the Unstable Drift 1st level, Regina, Frisco, Day Nine 12:40 am Planet Time

“You were going to kill me anyway, but if you shoot me this here banger will either kill you quick or drop this whole shaft on your head. “Juh Guh Jee Hua Juhn Kuh Pah!”

Luke laughed, “You got a pair, Talhone. I’ll give you that. Suit yourself.”

Luke aimed his rifle at the base of Asher’s wrist, figuring if he could blast the kids hand off then the nerves would lock it in a death grip on the spoon, rendering it useless. If not, well it had been fun and Luke figured he could make it to the elevator at a dead run long before the rocks started to fall.

Then, suddenly there was a bright flash just as he was about to take the shot. He screamed in pain as the intensity of the light flooded his infra-red scope and blinding him in the one eye. He pulled the trigger reflexively but as he did something sharp dug into his finger, draw blood, shooting pain and jamming the trigger.

As he tried to let go of the rifle and not rip off a finger, he realized his hiding spot was revealed to the kid. But the fool had throw away his gun and would never throw that grenade. Luke drew his pistol with his left hand determined to kill the Tong who just attacked him.

Hornsilver Mine - Old Shaft, Regina, Frisco, Day Nine 12:40 am Planet Time

Ash stood there with a grenade in hand and hoping that Sheriff Psycho would take the bait. But his heart grew cold as his challenge was met with that cold hard laugh.

“You got a pair, Talhone. I’ll give you that. Suit yourself.”

Expecting to have his hand blown off or worse, suddenly there is a bright flash from down the drift. It lasts for only a second, and without the noise of a flashbang grenade. Merely the *whoosh* of flashpowder. But in that second Person is revealed, pulling back and letting go of his rifle in pain. There is another man there as well, hugging the side of the drift, dressed in black from head to toe like some Saturday afternoon matinee ninja movie.

Wolf manages to pull out his gun although in puts him into a world of hurt like he never thought possible. He felt weak, helpless and every part of him wanted to stop and slip into blissful unconsciousness. Every part of him except one inch. The inch wouldn’t let go, and held on to life like a lover never wanting to let go.

Then he saw the flash and raised his head enough to see Pearson for a half- second before the light vanished. Enough to get a bearing, cause frankly in his condition, he wasn;t to sure how accurate he be in full day light.

Hornsilver Mine Under the old Mine Shaft, Regina, Frisco, Day Nine 12:40 am Planet Time

Wyatt stepped up the stairs and pulled the lever to the hatch. It opened and he quickly moved up. He saw the remains of an optic device, probably what had hit the doorway. He blinked for a bit, as his eyes adjusted to the darkness again.

There were two men down on the floor of the drift not far from the corner. One was big and Wyatt was sure it was Wolf. He didn’t seem to be moving.

“...you ain't got a hope so why don't you just throw you weapons my way and stand up nice and slow."

“Ta Ma Duh……. Go Hwong Tong! Pearson, I’m tossing my gun….” Ash called out, “I’m raising my hands and stand’n. Do you see this in my hand? ……..The pin is out……..If you shoot, we’re both dead! …. You and your people have already taken too much from me, so I ain’t got nothing left to lose, but you do! …..If you’re dead you won’t get your gold…….If you’re dead you won’t get Miss Bridgett………..You were going to kill me anyway, but if you shoot me this here banger will either kill you quick or drop this whole shaft on your head. “Juh Guh Jee Hua Juhn Kuh Pah!”

The hatch closes behind and beneath Wyatt. His crew was in danger and Asher was getting mad. No time for dilly dally.

OOC: I had hoped to hear from Bromern on Wyatt’s movement but I managed to get a bunch in. Please be very specific about actions and movement at this point. Even if Wyatt runs to Asher and Wolf, he will not see the flash that reveals Luke's positions.

Sam has taken 14 points of stun damage and 7 wounds. That puts him down and unconscious.

Willow taken 6 stun and 4 wounds. She is more startled and in pain.

Posted on 2012-07-09 at 20:09:56.
Edited on 2012-07-10 at 13:44:14 by Alacrity

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: screw it


Here is one of my crudely drawn maps.

Willow, Brigit and Sam are in N. Wyatt is coming out of the passageway at M. Wolf and Ash are about four diagonal squares to the right to M. Pearson is down the shaft somewhere near the L. A is the elevator that works. K is the passageway to it, that Willow, Wyatt and Sam walked down. Everything from J to O is really unstable and is likely to crash down if a loud noise is made.

Photobucket


Posted on 2012-07-09 at 13:04:25.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: For Bromern


It would help me move the game along if I knew what Wyatt will do when he gets back up in the drift. Once he climbs the stairs he will hear the last part of Pearson's taunt and Ash's challenge back. Remember the drift is like a "b" on the side with the stem at top. Ash, Wolf are in the stem, you are in the circle part.

Posted on 2012-07-09 at 12:44:08.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: V and B


Vanadia is off to Boston and won't likely post until next week or so. Since I have interest and momentum, I may post Monday and let her back post.

Posted on 2012-07-08 at 17:16:32.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: what I am getting


Ash pulled the pin and is holding the spoon. As long as he holds it tight, he could put the pin back in and walk away if everything worked out for him.

Apparently you can also disarm the grenade by unscrewing the top off and thereby remive the strike and precussion cap from the denonator.

So a very very very well aimed shot from a rifle could hit the grenade in his hand, destroying the striker and thereby rendering it useless. Chance are though it would blow of Ash's hand or fingers and make him drop the grenade.

Guess it all depends on how much Senor Psychopath believes in his skills, or is worried about dying.

Posted on 2012-07-07 at 20:15:09.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Love the Activity



More movement on the thread that a Reaver in a Lovebot Factory! Woohoo! I love it.

Robert is joining you for the next adventure as a passenger. Ash has survived a lot in this campaign so I am hoping he'll be around.

And those cybernetic hands are almost lifelike.

Posted on 2012-07-07 at 17:41:13.

 


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