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

Yes I know I need to update characters on the character thread but I have not had the liberty or free time as of yet and I figure you'd prefer if I post what was going on first.

BTW2 - I will be letting Teller of Aryn play a character in the next campaign who, may or may not assist or interfere with the crew of the Rocinante. Sorry to be vague but this is a bit of an experiment with multiple plot lines.

Posted on 2012-09-11 at 14:27:19.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Never say

Never say that I don't give alternatives. I am sure that people could come up with other ideas outside the ones I suggested.

Posted on 2012-09-11 at 14:23:19.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: flares and chaff

The flares and chaff used in miltary are specifically designed for counter measures and a flare gun would not work. Looking for a heat source, check the sensors! Maybe John can boost their effectiveness somehow? I hear that someone has a bbq pit going right now that a number of fatty pigs fell into as a transport blew by. Maybe you can find it, cut the engines as you glide over ...

You do have decoy missiles as well.

Asher has a case or two of grenades.

You could do a steep climb, go to hard burn while still in atmo and cause a fireball of thrust matter that could/might destroy the missiles and put you in the black but could burn out your engines and leave you sitting ducks.

Posted on 2012-09-11 at 12:15:07.

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

Not sure if ASREV is really an alliance only term. As to John being on the other side of the war, so was Sam but no one said anything. So it is up to players if they want to make an issue but John certain just helped them immensely. Wolf, Tess, Asher and Willow all did not fight in the war.

I have left it up to Asher and Wolf to shut down the Pulse beacon. It means they can't use that to lock on you again but it also means if local authorities come to check out the explosions, they are less likely to trace you.

So you might want to look for a strong heatsource to distract the new missiles. the robot culivators are not hot enough and spread over too big of an area.

Posted on 2012-09-11 at 01:36:34.
Edited on 2012-09-11 at 01:37:47 by Alacrity

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: War is over son.

Two missiles flew towards Rocinante, their systems locked on the pulse beacon of the ship. For Tess. this was no longer a simulation - it was a trip down memory lane. missiles are fast and accurate, but they can't turn quickly or adjust course on the fly. the key to avoiding the missiles was to make sudden and rapid changes in her flight. She was doing a lot of what gator was just showing but her hands flew across the controls and compensated for the changes so the replays and engines kept on flying.

John moved to the co-pilot station without asking permission and began to type into the computer system. "“It’s black market, probably damaged from the war. Push it and something might break.” he said out loud as he quickly typed. He called them engine room from the comm, “Asrev’s got missile lock, disable the pulse beacon.”

he typed into the system the algorithm that he used during the war when he was going into a battle zone. missiles would often fly and friendly fire was a big risk for a medical Evac crew. John learned how to disable missiles quickly. But the auto destruct wasn't working.

(Assuming something about "of course, first thing they change!")

He changed the tactic and tapped into the nav -comm to boost his signal and then used a sweeping multi-frequency burst that should confuse the guidance system. Tess and Wyatt could see everything he was doing on her screen but she was too focused on the flying to make a comment. The captain was putting his faith in them at this moment.

Willow and Trish ran from the kitchen and went to opposite shuttles to begin the pre-flight warm ups so the shuttles could fly at a moment's notice. It was what they drilled and the drills helped but fear held each lady's heart.

In the engine room , Wolf hear Tess on the comm, “Hope you boys is ready down in engineerin’. Things might’n be gittin’ a little dicey.”

Dicey, what the Wuh duh ma huh ta duh fung-kwong duh wai-shung doh did she mean by dicey? he thought but then the ship started to turn and bank. Not like before with gator, but controlled and calm, even at the high speed. No fear of relays blowing in this lady's hands.

Ash came running into the engine room. Wolf knew it was bad whatever was going on.

“You tell me what you need.” Asher asked.

“I have no idea what I need, what the guay is going on?”

“Asrev’s got missile lock, disable the pulse beacon.” John Ryan's voice came over the comm as if he had heard the question.

Asher was confused at first but the realized that Wolf had not been on the ship long and had very little ship experience before hand. No wonder he was confused

(assuming Asher will say something about Kora put a shunt in on the Pulse beacon. it is on the far port control panel)
Just as the Tess was running out of tricks and the missiles were getting dangerously close, their engines sputtered and they started to lose altitude. The klaxxons stopped as the two tin-birds fell downwards towards the fields.

On the ground, two robot culivators were heading back to the farm, the hoppers full to the brim with dreamdrowse plants picked at the height of their cycle. The two robots had just completed harvesting the fields when all of the sudden, two missile fell from the sky and zoned in on them. Both exploded with a huge cacophony of impact and explosive might that completed destroyed the robots, and about 6 million credits worth of dreamdrowse, based on current street value.

(assuming some cheering in the cockpit)

John smiled as the missiles fell to the ground and exploded without harming the ship. But a look between him and Tess confirmed they were both thinking the same thing. They won't make the same mistake twice"

Sure enough the display lit up that two more missiles were being fired by the ASREV. They would most likely be heatseekers, and locked on to the engines. The danger was not over yet.

Posted on 2012-09-11 at 01:31:30.
Edited on 2012-09-17 at 12:14:56 by Alacrity

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: lost internet

I lost the internet on the weekend and only got it back this morning. I will try to post today if I can.


Posted on 2012-09-10 at 13:19:47.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: my TIFF pictures

Christina Hendricks and others

Posted on 2012-09-09 at 18:19:46.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Mad lib

I can ad lib a post for John if necessary. I was at the Toronto International Film Festival yesterday taking photos of the lovely Christina Hendricks yesterday. So I gave no idea who has posted or not

Posted on 2012-09-08 at 15:35:47.

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.


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