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Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: Silver Screen Moment - Even Crimelords like BBQ

Somewhere on Beaumonde

Yardiff Bey, or Yari as his friends would call him, looked out on his estate and smiled smugly. Today is my day. He thought to himself as he looked down upon his guests mingling with the women he’d hired to entertain that day and evening. On the far side of his property, pass the in ground pool, servants were tending to the many whole pigs he had roasting over a big fire pit. No one could say he didn’t known how to throw a party.

It hadn’t been always like this for Yari. He’d been born with a disease that made him weak, difficulty breathing and the like, and his father, being a underworld minion low on the food chain, had to work hard pay for the operations and medicine. His dad resented him a lot for that – used to call him worthless, insipid and weak, said that he’d been better off if he choked to death instead of being a burden on the family. But his mom was always sweet and caring for Yari, always there for him and always told him he would be someone some day, so in his mind, Yuri dedicated this day to his mom, may she rest in peace. She’d died when Yari was 18 years old, just after he received his final treatment and a clean bill of health – like she held on long enough to make sure he’d be alright.

Of course once she was gone, Yari used his father’s underworld ties to make a name for himself and then strangled his father to death on the one year anniversary of his mom’s passing. Not so worthless and weak now he had thought as he watched his father die. He then sold his two brothers and sister into indentured servitude for a tidy profit. The thought of them toiling away on Higgin’s Moon without a hope of escape, cheered Yari immensely when he thought about it. Without that startup capital, none of this would have been possible.

But today, he had all the big name crime bosses of Beaumonde here on his estates. They would drink his wine, eat his food, do his whores and remember his name. He was playing in the big times now and this would be his day. He was the major supplier of dreamdrowse on Beaumonde, with robot cultivators tending to his plants in between the corn and sunflowers he grow. It was a sweet setup and the money was very good. Of course some local farmers got wind of what he was doing but Yari knew how to deal with that.

My secret of success? Oh I treat everyone like they were family!

Posted on 2012-08-17 at 14:49:02.
Edited on 2012-08-18 at 02:38:29 by Alacrity

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: You are right.

I should let someone else have some of the fun.

Posted on 2012-08-17 at 14:17:44.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: irons in the fire.

I have a few story-lines happening right now and some of them may seem a bit "out there" at the moment but I promise that they will all link together in the future. Probably the moment before Asher gets shot and blown up again.

Posted on 2012-08-17 at 13:13:29.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: School is important

No problem Loki. Rocinante is more a marathon than a sprint anyway. I just post nag-o-grams on occasion.

Posted on 2012-08-16 at 13:56:18.

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

Hopefully really early next week as I would like to keep momentum on the game.

Meanwhile there are plenty of people who could be posting right now...

Posted on 2012-08-16 at 13:45:12.

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

Don't sweat the timeline as this often happens in posting. Everyone has their own internal movie running. Post as you want to happen and I will tell you what actually happens. If you worry about precise timelines in online games, you'll never post outta fear of ruining continuity.

Posted on 2012-08-15 at 10:50:28.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Excellent work

Very nice poster Lance.

Posted on 2012-08-15 at 01:23:17.

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

I mentioned in the forum I had an emblem
done on 12/15/2006. If that helps

Posted on 2012-08-14 at 02:45:01.

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

Rob is good at keeping backups. thanks dude.

Posted on 2012-08-14 at 02:33:14.
Edited on 2012-08-14 at 02:33:27 by Alacrity

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: looking good

No luck finding the emblem from rocinante. Checking my old archives now. I found a bunch of stuff including pictures
of Tann's hand-drawn Trilogy maps, but no emblem.

Posted on 2012-08-14 at 02:06:38.

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

I am not sure. Let me check tonight.

Posted on 2012-08-13 at 23:08:23.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Last call

Character changes and equipment bought with the 300 - can I have final lists by end of today please.


Posted on 2012-08-13 at 11:55:05.

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: Here we go. Pilot Auditions

Rocinante Crew Portrait

Beaumonde, Eisley Moss Space Port, 1:00 pm

The loss of Sam to the crew of Rocinante weighed hard but there was no time to waste wishing things were otherwise. The ship needed to fly, Dodger had a line on a special cargo paying a fee for excellent care and no questions - so a new pilot was needed and quickly. But not just anyone was gonna fly Captain Sung's boat. No doubt of that.

Word spread fast around the Eisley Moss Station and within a day there were twenty five would be pilots come calling for the job. Some were easy to weed out, with a quick look over by Willow to note some had tell tale signs of addiction and dependency that would not be good for long trips on the black. Others took a few questions and they were eliminated from consideration.


"I drive a Mk-4R Hoverbike - can't be much difference."

"Next! Experience?"

"Umm...Someone said there would be refreshments served?"

"Next! Experience?"

"Big Guy, I can fly you to the moons and back with my tongue."


It was a short process to get the 25 down to 6, and then Wyatt took them inside the cockpit one by one and ran them through some dry run drills with the controls on simulation mode. That brought the list down to two. One was a man named "Gator". his resume and references were impressive, with many glowing recommendations from a former captain. Gator was tall, thin and lanky. He had brown hair, a scruffy beard and knew his way around a cockpit for sure. He had an unfortunate habit of calling people dude though and Wyatt wasn't too sure about being called "Captain Dude" but he could make some ground rules. Gator had flights time but all after the way, bein ga young man when the war ended.

The other was a lady named "Tess" and she was the pilot of Destiny which many of you had heard the rumours. It was lost in the black when a bounty hunter looking for a companion, EMPed the ship, boarded it, killed some of the crew and the engineer blew up the ship to kill him while the remaining crew got away (Tess, the Captain Jon, and a Doctor Stephanie). She had combat experience, fought on the browncoat side and Wyatt knows Captain Jon enough to trust his judgement. Tess was a smooth hand with the controls on "sim" - almost uncanny actually, but she had a thing for superstitious charms and trinkets. Wyatt has his own superstitions to deal with, let alone another's.

With two good candidates, Wyatt wanted to see them fly for real, because "sim" was not enough. He wanted to go someplace quiet, no traffic, where they could fly in atmo, leave, do some black time and come back. He has heard of a place called Baker's Gully nearby from the locals.

Meanwhile, Fenris has the port side panel off the power couplings and is looking at the wiring and swearing like a fishmonger's wife. Ever since he put the new Grav Dampener into place, he had been having nothing but troubles with the electrical system of the Roc. Power shunting off, overloads, NAV computer going down - you name it. The two shouldn't be related but the evidence was there. Wolf reached back to his tool tray for a Interlocutor and swore some more.

Posted on 2012-08-13 at 00:23:50.
Edited on 2012-08-16 at 12:48:33 by Alacrity

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Read your PM`s

Just sent out a bunch.

Posted on 2012-08-13 at 00:13:16.

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

It will and I shall

Posted on 2012-08-12 at 16:16:00.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: I have a cunning plan

I have something in mind now based on suggestions.

Posted on 2012-08-12 at 15:50:43.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: The plan

The plan was for John to try out as pilot and something will happen that will allow him to impress the crew during a flight. I am thinking having him as more tech guy than jack of all trades.

Posted on 2012-08-12 at 01:59:20.

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

Excellent posts from all. I think the reactions and scenes drawn out in the posts were great interactions and all true to the characters. So well done everybody.

Will post pilot audition beginning tomorrow so Celeste and Loki can join. I was gonna do it as a narrative but I have decided to do it as a mini adventure instead. Better to have everyone get to know each other.

Posted on 2012-08-11 at 19:39:32.

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

If Ma knows sign it wouldn't help much as no one else does. There is a lot of mystery in her past and the captain wisely chooses not to explore that.

Posted on 2012-08-11 at 10:53:42.

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

Trish is mute Albert, so she couldn't trade stories with you guys. She also cannot grin as half her face is paralyzed.

Posted on 2012-08-11 at 01:35:31.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: what's the diff?

Toss around by a girl - like I said, seduction.

Posted on 2012-08-09 at 01:50:24.

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

Willow took more ranks in seduction.

Posted on 2012-08-08 at 23:11:34.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Big toys

You get to play with the ship which is the biggest toy around. Very cool.

Posted on 2012-08-07 at 02:58:18.

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

Sorry I have been away for awhile. Vacation.

Umm. No. Wolf's stuff is not all legal, nor is Ashers.

Here is the basic run down of what is illegal in the "verse. Any weapons that fall into the following:

Assault rifles
Submachine guns
Grenade Launchers
Laser pistols
Grenades (all except smoke)
Optical bombs
Weapon modifications including silencers, concealability and "assassination" ready (This would include laser, night vision and long range scopes
Any ammo that is explosive, designed to kill quickly, armour piercing, poisoned, iradiated, etc etc etc

Look at it this way. You get boarded as freighters often do, and they may not notice a single assault rifle and a few grenades. But if you are carrying case of grenades, assault rifles, machine pistols, and modified weapons designed to be highly accurate and concealable - what do you think they will think? A hard nose would be arresting everyone, selling the ship for your legal fees and enjoying the glory your arrest brings him as you are shipped to Perdition. A greedy man might just look for bribes to not notice them - and who pays that bribe? I am not saying you can't have a few illegal items, you gotta survive to make a living.

Listen - the weapon thing is getting out of hand. Asher is a gunfighter and needs a few weapons - I get it. But keep it "real". You are not fighting a war, nor are you occuping a town. For all the gun-power you had in the last campaign, it was the pistols and regular shotguns that served you the best.

Oh - and I do have a module where you start out as new inmates of the Perdition Penal Colony. Just saying ...

Posted on 2012-08-07 at 01:32:37.
Edited on 2012-08-07 at 01:52:29 by Alacrity

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

What I would love to have is a picture of the crew like I had before but with the new folk in as well.

Posted on 2012-08-05 at 20:33:05.


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