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

Asher would have time to get to engineering and I would imagine that would be the course of action in this situation. Something locked on the pulse beacon so Wolf and Asher would want to shut down the beacon. Not easy, as PB are hardwired and made not to be removed but nothing is impossible.

Again, I am guessing but I would think that in this "event" Willow and Trish would get to the shuttles and start the preflight in the worst case scenario that you have to flee. But ain't gonna happen 'cause you are all too pretty to die.

Posted on 2012-09-07 at 13:22:03.

Topic: Good Old Froth-n-Slosh for All.......
Subject: Hey

Happy birthday Odyson. Glad to have you here at the inn.

Posted on 2012-09-07 at 02:35:52.

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

Posted on 2012-09-06 at 16:07:56.

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

Just to make sure everyone is on the same page, certainly everyone on the ship would know what the klaxxon means even if you hadn't heard it much. Makes me wonder if you'd run drills once and awhile during long trips in the black.

A lock means the missile is locked onto an aspect of the ship, usually the pulse beacon but it can be your heat signature or a smart missile may track your image, etc etc. Missiles can not turn well so evasive manueuvers are usually quick turns that the missiles have to arc around.

Posted on 2012-09-05 at 12:42:03.

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

That was excellent Celeste. Prefect place to feed so info to Loki so he can have John do his stuff.

Posted on 2012-09-05 at 10:56:06.

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

Celeste, you are up.

Posted on 2012-09-05 at 01:43:18.

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: Gator's bait

“Get the hell outta my pilot’s chair.” Wyatt said in a tone that was colder than ice and twice as deadly.

Gator raised his hands off the controls and started to stand, "Hey dude? You said impress you. I turn this thing on a dime and now you are...."


Tess reached up and punched Gator in the face, without warning or the mere sign that she was going. As the tall man reeled backwards, Asher came storming into the room with John Ryan shortly behind him. Blood poured freely from Gator's nose as he caterwauled like an injured kitten, "Ow! She hit me! Did you see that! You want that driving your boat? She hit me! By Buddha's pink pony, she hit me!"

Asher grabbed the tall man by his collar and unceremoniously hauled him up and pushed him out the cockpit door. He nodded his approval at the young lady on his way out the door. John watched them go and said out loud, "“Chuan Zung, the steep ascent threw the grav-dampener out, it couldn’t compensate so we lost a-grav for a bit.”

(assuming a "figured as much. gonna land so Wolf can check things out and we can go again. You'll get your chance")

“Dun da bao tian.” John said before turning back to the captain to make a request in his normal, professional, tone “I’d like to check avionics, gèng hǎo de ānquán bǐ yíhàn.”

(assuming a "go ahead but get back up here soon if you want your chance to try out")

In the hallway between cockpit and galley, Asher tried to get Gator to go down into a bunk area but the tall man was having none of it.

“You just cool your jets in there for the rest of the flight, if have you have any smarts you won’t show your face until we land. It’s a long fall from where you brought us and the Capt’n is ready see if you can fly back without us. ”Asher said evenly

"Come on Dude! This ain't no pleasure cruise. You dodging the man and you can't baby the engines because the mechanic doesn't want to do work. Mechs always baby the machines but flying a firefly is a lot like dealing with a woman. It is fine to wine and dine them a bit but sometime you have to push them to their limits and ride them hard or they won't respect you dude."

Ash's eyebrows rose at that comment and Gator heard someone clear their throat behind him. He turned to see two ladies, one was a hot asian chick in a Sari and the other, an ugly one that might have be her mother.

"Hey ladies. I was just ...."


Trish brought the butt of her shotgun up and hard into Gator's already wounded face. He reeled back and with his height being what it was spun and clocked his head on the rafters above before crumpling down to the floor unconscious. Trish looked at Asher and made a sign at him with her hand - a lifting motion that turned into a finger pointing to the cargo bay. It was the same sign she gave him whenever it was his turn to empty the trash.

Wyatt brought Rocinante down to the field that they were in before. It did not take long for Wolf and John to reset the relays and check the systems - no more than fifteen minutes. Just enough time for Asher to pick Gator out of the ship and dump him in the long grass by the landing area. With any luck, he'd wake up before a robot harvester came by.

Wyatt turned the controls over to Tess as john came up to the cockpit to take his turn afterwards. With any luck, this young lady wouldn't pull the same stunts but Wyatt had a good feeling about her. The others settled back into the ship as Tess began the take off sequence.

Posted on 2012-09-05 at 01:40:11.
Edited on 2012-09-05 at 01:42:42 by Alacrity

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Life ... it's bigger

No problems or need to apologize Bro, life does have a habit of getting in the way of plans. If you can post today great, but if not I will leave you to backpost. I won't be posting until tonight (EST) anyway.

All the posts and interactions have been great so far and I appreciate the level of participation. My next post may seem a bit vague and general but Celeste will actually be providing the "meat" of the action as she has been told what will happen next and will put it in her post after mine.

Posted on 2012-09-04 at 12:26:12.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: wait a day

I was hoping to post today but still feeling under the weather as is most the family. Will try tomorrow and maybe give Bromern a chance to post.

Posted on 2012-09-04 at 01:36:13.

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

My only hesitation in what Ody wrote was the putting Gator in a room. My thoughts are Wyatt would want him off the ship ASAP. So I am more think if having the ship land, toss Gator and then Tess takes over.

Posted on 2012-09-03 at 14:39:23.
Edited on 2012-09-03 at 17:39:30 by Alacrity

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: that would sound like wisdom except

thta everyone standing around waiting for someone else to post is a lot like doing nothing.

As when I post you can assume certain actions will be met by other players. So you put that down in brackets and move along. I promise I will sort it out in my post if I need to.

For Example:

"Hi Captain. This is John. He is gonna help me rewire the electrical system for free"

(assuming Wyatt says yes)

John and I head down to the engine room....

If Bromern post that he draws and shoots John in the head, then it is up to me to sort out the details.

So less waiting and more posting please or I will post on Sunday and I will assume what is being done by your characters.

Posted on 2012-09-01 at 13:07:18.
Edited on 2012-09-01 at 13:07:39 by Alacrity

Topic: Attention Admins!!!
Subject: I fixed

should be fine now

Posted on 2012-09-01 at 01:21:25.

Topic: It's his Birthday, and he'll cook if he wants too
Subject: thank you everyone

I appreciate the well wishes and thoughts on my birthday. Unfortunately I am not feeling very well due to a summer cold that is beating me down, but I will recover eventually.


Posted on 2012-08-31 at 16:48:03.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: the past and pass

I think that the alliance vs Browncoat can make for interesting character development and story. Consider that John Ryan did medical evac so basically nevered fired a shot vs Tesss in hard combat. Two completely different world views that might be at odds but might learn from each other as well. The important part (for the plot points) is the balance of conflict and resolution you play. Anyone can play conflict, heard to roleplay accepting that your world view isn;t the only one that is right.

Hoping to move this along by Sunday. So please, post them if you got them!

Posted on 2012-08-31 at 13:26:58.

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

I like the lead in. Works well. When Gator is "rejected", Tess might think she has the job but then would still have to audition and compete with John.

So we have a nice long weekend coming so I hope to see posts from everyone and then I can move things along.

Posted on 2012-08-30 at 16:54:36.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: someone has to be first

Everyone wants to posts last. Note: Still quite sick and trying to rest and recup. I hate summer colds.

Posted on 2012-08-29 at 14:55:15.
Edited on 2012-08-29 at 14:56:03 by Alacrity

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

I think the Doctor is a acquired taste. I watched the fourth doctor as a kid and think of all others as frauds. So you are safe on this island.

Yay to Supernatural and Burn Notice. Not familiar wIth Eureka.

I love Sherlock Holmes from the books and hold Jeremy Brett as the best Holmes closest to the source. But I have enjoyed the new versions in theatre and his new bbc series.

Posted on 2012-08-29 at 05:12:47.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: I do not do whimsical

The second season was available on DVD at Fan Expo so I would imagine that it is Netflixable soon.

Posted on 2012-08-28 at 19:29:34.

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

Loki - I picked up Sherlock the first season when I was at Fan Expo. Imagine my surprise to see John Ryan's image as the Sherlock Holmes. I didn't know anything about the series before then so it surprised me.

Posted on 2012-08-28 at 18:26:10.

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

Have I ever mentioned how much I dislike colour change for the text? Red on Grey is hard enough to read without more colours added.

I have had a few people ask about the updated characters on the site. I am just getting off being sick for three days and I will get to it when I have a moment, which is not easy to perdict.

Posted on 2012-08-28 at 18:15:27.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Done done and done

Excellent posts all around. Thanks to everyone. Robert, you truly outdo yourself.

Just a note on the ship and the "damage". Nothing is major, in fact it is very minor as relays can be reset, the GD can be easily realigned. Not that it is something to be overlooked, they should not be pushed like that in normal use but it won't take a lot of time.

As to posting. I won't be updating the game until next weekend so you have time for backposts and story telling. My week is a busy one so don't expect to see me much except at night. Please keep up the great posting though cause I love to read it.

Posted on 2012-08-24 at 23:22:01.
Edited on 2012-08-24 at 23:23:18 by Alacrity

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

Part two of my post is now up. You know that Valley you just buzzed?

Posted on 2012-08-23 at 16:41:04.

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: Silver Screen II - Crimelord has a toy too

Yardiff Bey was walking to the pool with his eye on a particularly gorgeous lady in a string bikini when all the suddenly ....


A transport ship buzzed over his compound at a breakneck speed and sent tables, chairs and guests flying. The wind generated from the thing almost put out his firepit! He was trying to calm down his guests when the gorram BUN tyen-shung duh ee-DWAY-RO flew pass again. This time the draft hauled half of the water out of the pool and dumped it directly on Yuri and his A-list clients.

“What’s going down Yari?”

“It’s the Feds!”

“I’m all wet!”

“We gotta get out of here!”

“No!” Yari called out and raised his arms. “Please, relax. I will deal with this. Trust me!” He walked around assuring everyone that things were okay and that he would take care of the situation. He snapped his fingers at the women and servants to make sure people had distractions from this disaster. He had no idea who it was that flew by but they would not be allowed to ruin his day. No one ruins Yardiff Bey’s Party.

He activated the communicator on his multiband and signaled his men in the hanger. “Boys! Get the Angel in the air. Find the Ching-wah TSAO duh liou mahng in that gorram Go tsao de transport and take them down. I don’t want enough of them left to do a DNA trace. Take everything!!!!! Dohn Ma??

Posted on 2012-08-23 at 16:39:37.
Edited on 2012-08-23 at 16:42:40 by Alacrity

Topic: Meeting an RDI icon
Subject: meeting

We chould arrage a central meeting place one year and see how many can come. Let's see, USA, Canada, Finland, Iceland ... that puts us in the middle of the ocean.


Posted on 2012-08-23 at 16:18:26.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Gator later

Gator is pulling rapid shifts in a ship without communicating with the mechanic and having no rapport or knowledge of what the ship can handle. He is flying hard with no love or appreciation of the vehicle. Simply put, he is hotdogging on a first date.

Tess can do much better for sure because she has respect and love for the ship even never have flown it before. She'd have "felt" the first relay blow, probably did as Gator was flying.

Posted on 2012-08-23 at 16:01:58.


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