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Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: Language

The commands would have to be given like commands. So if school is our came in conversation it would not trigger Angela. The other aspect is what language?

Even if you did all have the commands, there is a girl shrieking, brothers shouting and all sorts of noise that will cancel out speaking.

I think that everyone is doing their roles just fine. I did not expect Angela to attack but it is within character.

Posted on 2014-06-04 at 02:00:04.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: My error

I wrote the intro on my own without input from Mmv. When I discussed it with her, she made a very clear argument that she would not share the commands. So my mistake. As I said, I apologize for misleading anyone.

Posted on 2014-06-04 at 00:35:46.

Topic: Traveller game interest?
Subject: Sorry people

As much as I have tried to get into the Traveller universe and produce a game for you, I am finding it impossible for me to carve out the time needed to prep and create an adventure in a rule system that I just learned. I gave it my best shot but this is not working. If I try to plow through to get the game going, I know I will be constantly doubting my work, double checking rules and all my other games will suffer.

Sorry to have got you all excited with the possibility but I can not in good conscience continue. Therefore I am bowing out as the Referee in this game.

Padre - you seem to know the rules really well, so I'd suggest that you take on the GM role.

Once again, sorry for this. I know I got your hopes up but better to stop now before we start than three or four posts in having the game fizzle.

Posted on 2014-06-03 at 17:31:15.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: Grace share?????

No. Grace did not share the commands for Angela with anyone. Not even the captain. Grace sees the commands as a matter of human rights and would not share them. My mistake if I mis-lead people.

So Tess does not have the commands to give.

Posted on 2014-05-31 at 16:23:37.

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

I see two out of four players have posted. I will remind Vanadia this weekend. Bromern?

Posted on 2014-05-30 at 18:31:50.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: The Ody one

Ody offered to take over Tess in this game until I can replace her.

Posted on 2014-05-30 at 18:08:39.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: well

If I can get a Grace and Tess post soon I could update this on the weekend.

Posted on 2014-05-30 at 17:39:20.

Topic: Has anyone looked into D&D 5?
Subject: as I understand it

The fifth edition rules are being called D&D. WotC are really trying to underplay the edition number

The Starter kit is due out July 15th

The Players Handbook is due out Aug 19

Monster Manual - Sept 13

DMG is ...wait for it ....Nov 18

Yes, three months after the PHB.....

However, they are releasing a Basic D&D pdf free. the date is unknown (to me) but soon. The PDF will "put the rules in the hands of as many gamers as possible at no charge". much like a heroin dealer giving out drugs free, they want to hook you and then charge.

The books are $50 eacs (US) which means us non american will be looking at 65-75 per book.

The catch phrase for the new rules is "putting the dragons back into D&D" and the first modules involves ... wait for it ... Tiamat.

Yeah. I'm out.

Posted on 2014-05-29 at 13:14:46.
Edited on 2014-05-29 at 13:15:12 by Alacrity

Topic: Traveller game interest?
Subject: still here

My son and wife are sick with a virus right now. I have not forgotten you.

Posted on 2014-05-27 at 15:28:44.

Topic: The Gobber King
Subject: The Backpack

The backpack is very heavy. This is mostly due to two gold statues (20 lbs each) within the pack. There are also numerous silver cutlery pieces, a large steel pitcher, a small brazier, and two arm-length ladies gloves made of red silk.

Gold statues
 photo goldstatues.jpg

Posted on 2014-05-26 at 17:09:17.
Edited on 2014-05-26 at 17:12:02 by Alacrity

Topic: The Gobber King
Subject: not a waste even with no results

The Khord cleric takes a moment to cast a spell over the sudden feast before you. After a moment of prayer and divination, Gamard perceives that the food is clear of poisons.

Posted on 2014-05-23 at 19:07:38.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: don't worry

I will figure out what happens. As to the Captain, you are on the Bridge upstairs, so you won;t even react until you hear the table crash, the shots fired and the bodies hit the floor.

Posted on 2014-05-23 at 17:07:02.

Topic: The Gobber King- QnA
Subject: yeah

This coming from the man who was about the eat Bugbear food....

Posted on 2014-05-23 at 16:53:51.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: The Al???

Angela has moved into "Ming" Mode. The commands that Catie has given are not the preset ones that will force her to respond. The flip side of that is if you use one of the preset ones, everyone in the room will hear it.

Posted on 2014-05-23 at 16:49:15.

Topic: Traveller game interest?
Subject: HM

I would think that a habitat module would be big and bulky and not something that you carry around on you.

Posted on 2014-05-23 at 13:38:31.

Topic: The Gobber King
Subject: bada.

There is a flash of light and a loud “PAFFFT” as soon as the Mage utters the word Dinner. There are now six table settings at the table as well as a banquet of food. There is a roasted bird, carved and steaming on a platter. A roast of beef is partial carved and surrounded by roasted potatoes, carrots and onions. There are two baked fish with pink flesh (trout or salmon). Large mushrooms in a wine sauce are in a serving bowl as well as green beans in a butter cream sauce. A salad is available in a large silver bowl.

Two large soup tureens are present, one with a clear broth and the other a cream soup of some sort. Apple pie, pastries and assorted chocolate sweets are present. There is a cutting board with several different types of breads and spreads available as well.

Decanters of many different types of wine are available including the very hard to get Sylvari green wine and even rarer Khordaldrum Mushroom Wine. There are two small kegs with beer mugs next to them as well.

Ivan sniffs the table, “Whoa dude. This is some spread. But they baked the fish – what a bummer! Total waste of good fish.” Ivan then looks down on the ground near the table and reaches down, bring up a porcelain dish with a pile of brown formless meat in it. “Oh Dudes. This is major uncool! Majot uncool! I do not do fancy feast.”

Posted on 2014-05-22 at 17:49:40.
Edited on 2014-05-22 at 17:51:15 by Alacrity

Topic: Traveller game interest?
Subject: as to starting

I could post the opening by this weekend so you would all have the chance to do introductory posts.

I work on a once a week post basis. I acknowledge that many of you know the rules better than I do but I will learn as I go. That being said, I do not take well to being questioned on everything I do so if you have a query, ask but if I say that I have made a ruling - that is as far as I will argue it. If I want to kill you all, I will have the ship blow up. I am here to make a great story with you.

Posted on 2014-05-21 at 16:53:59.

Topic: Traveller game interest?
Subject: so,

We have a Pilot with a broad range of skills, some diplomacy

We have a Generalist Captain type

We have a Stealthy warrior/engineer.

A scientist/engineer with a mysterious jump drive

I am expecting a Medic/Biologist for Schnozzle

Ayrn? What would you like to bring to the mix?

Posted on 2014-05-21 at 16:48:36.

Topic: Traveller game interest?
Subject: Officially

Grugg has decided that Traveller is not his cup of tea and decided to return to his cave.

So we are down to 4. I can game with 4 or we can see if Aryn is still interested.

Posted on 2014-05-21 at 13:42:49.

Topic: The Gobber King
Subject: Parchment

The parchment is not magical but a list of words that have been crossed off and a couple circled.

 photo parchment2.jpg

Posted on 2014-05-20 at 15:11:51.

Topic: Traveller game interest?
Subject: Satine

Satine is the person in charge of the experimental drive. She is a stay on the ship kinda NPC. As to what ADP stands for, you will have to ask her.

Long weekend was not as long as I hoped and I am behind on looking at characters. Have not heard from Grugg at all.

Posted on 2014-05-20 at 12:42:53.

Topic: The Gobber King
Subject: ten rats and I roll 11

Gamard steps forward to face the undead rats. “Foul creatures!” he called as he stepped forward. “By the Sky-Light of purity, the Heavenly Orb, Father of Morning and Hallowed Circle I banish the darkness pulsing in your veins! I grant you rest eternal!”

He added, under his breath: “Or go cower in a corner so my friends can beat you to your second death.”

The power of his god flows through the Khord and the rats hiss with fear and loathing of the holiness of his presence. They back away from the cleric and then scurried with haste through the portal on the opposite site of the room.

You are left with two very dead bodies. They look they were once humans but the rats have rip apart their bodies badly.

(You all know there is a possibility of them rising up as undead as well. I am assuming you will dispatch them cleanly and that the Mage and Cleric do not use their spells)

There is not much to examine of the bodies. You find chewed leather from armour. There are a couple of daggers that did not serve them well.

Looking at the tapestries pulled down, you see that inside the “tent” are sheets, pillows and blankets. There is a leather backpack in there as well that looks to hold some items. There is also a piece of parchment under one of the pillows.

Posted on 2014-05-20 at 12:37:25.

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

Vanadia commented to me last night, "You sure are building the tension and making things look bad for us aren't you?"

I like to think of it as good story-telling.

Jessie is in the caves. I didn't forget about her in the shuttle. (Whew!)

Posted on 2014-05-20 at 12:04:17.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: and the post is up.

getting very interesting.

Posted on 2014-05-20 at 01:15:37.

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: long one.

The Battle, Nancy and Tess, LV-426, 1:00 pm PT

Nancy and Tess came up to the ridge of the hills nearby the emergency runway. Nancy hit the ground and used the sight on her rifle to view the scene below.

"They got both Hartigan and Marv's crew taking the ship. They are already inside. Marv is screwing around with someone in a mule. He is probably so hyped up on Amp right now that it be like fighting the mother of all reavers. This John is in the ship?"

"Yeah. med bay I would guess. Not far from cargo bay."

"Dwight's down too with his crew but they are off the mark and the skiff is in flight. Did you hide the violin in the Atmo processor?"

"Only the Captain knows."

"Where is he?"

"The one messing with Marv probably."

"Okay. Let's go kill the indestructible Marv. My day gets better and better."

The Battle, Victoria Class Corvette Zhuósàng The Bridge, LV-426, 1:00 pm PT

"Coming up on the shuttle sir as we come about."

Bart leaned back, "Hit it twice, just to be sure."

"Yes Sir." The soldier toggled the screen and press the button once and then twice. "Missiles away sir."

"Great. Open the channel to the men so I can call off this dance recital and toast it."

The Battle, Asher and Ma in Shuttle 2 LV-426, 1:00 pm PT

Steadying himself he saw the shuttle continue on it’s violent tumble. “Ma!”, he shouted and kicked into a dead run for the shuttle. He couldn’t know if the systems on the shuttle would still be working but hit his comm anyway. “Ma….. I’m com’in….hold on!!!!” With that the kid closed on the little ship, heading to the nearest open port; he hoped the smoke was just from canister he’d planted. He could see a group of mercs were heading towards the shuttle as well but they suddenly stopped and ran away double time.

But before he could get more than a few steps, the tell tale sound of missile launching came from the merc's ship and the shuttle blew up in front of him. The force of the blast knocked him back and he could feel the heat from the explosion. Then a second missile struck it again as if blowing it up once wasn't enough.

Time seemed to stop for Asher. Sound no longer traveled and he did not breathe. The one woman in the world that deserved all the kindness possible had been in that shuttle. Was Ma no more?

The Battle, Wyatt and Havelock in Shuttle 2 LV-426, 1:00 pm PT

Sung didn't even bother looking for his Colt. Instead, he retrieved his shotgun and looked about for the trenchcoat wearing leader of the ground forces. "Take me in line with that sishengzi. I'm gonna see if his armor can take a shell t' the head."

"I just shot the man twice and knocked him out of the mule Captain, Surely ..." Havelock turned the mule in a tight circle and looked upon the large Mercenary getting u off the ground. " Oh Bother."

The radio in the mule crackled and that dark voice came on again. "Everyone pull back from transport and shuttle. Repeat pull back immediately. We have location of violin. You may go live and deal with hostiles with extreme prejudice."

Almost as a punctuation to the statement, there was an explosion from far behind. Wyatt turned his head to see a fireball dissipating where the shuttle that Ma and Asher were in had landed. Then a second missile hit the same spot again. Wyatt grit his teeth and turned back to this one mercenary. He couldn't help them now. He just had to have faith in them.

Marv looked around and saw the mule heading for him. He popped the lid off his medicine and dry swallowed as many pills as he could. "Is that all you got?" he muttered to himself and then pulled out his twin pistols and opened fire. He concentrated his fire on the driver, hoping to make the mule lose control and flip.

Havelock took rounds to the shoulder, chest and left arm. The body armour helped save him from the lethal hits but he had just come off of chest surgery a couple of hours ago. He fought losing consciousness to keep control of the mule so Sung could get his shot.

Wyatt , brought the shot gun up and blasted the huge man. He wanted a head shot but the movement of the mule caused him to clip the right ear and the flowing shot was into the same chest that took so much damage before. The man still did not fall.

Then the mule slowed and Havelock used his last moments of consciousness to stop the vehicle so that it didn't flip over, "No." Havelock said to no one in particular, "We had a deal." and then slumps back in the seat.

The big man was walking towards the mule reloading his pistols like it was a Sunday stroll.

The Battle, Inside Rocinante LV-426, 1:00 pm PT

Just after the shuttle door crash in and the world becomes chaotic for Wolf, The ground shakes as a double explosion can be felt nearby. At the same time, the medical quarantine alarm sounds.

Wolf sighing took the last flash-bang from his pocket, popped the lever priming it. A quick look to get his bearings and the flash-bang was on its way to the closet group of mercs. The bright flash of light telling him it had gone off and Wolf was around the corner, the JC on full auto, and firing a full clip into the farthest group of mercs. Two of the men coming up went down to the auto fire, both with head and neck shots so they weren't getting up again. The others back up behind the shuttle doors for cover. From below, two sonic rifle blasts hit him but the combination of the vest and the catwalk help to keep him moving.

The magazine ringing empty he quickly flipped the two mags inserting the full one quickly. Turning to the group he had flash-banged he again on full auto emptied the second mag into this group. Men were down to the flashbang already and they were overtaken by the autofire.


A sound like a cannon going off and Hack was hit so hard that he spun backwards and flipped over the catwalk to the bay below.


Slash's head exploded and the remains of him dropped on the ground. The shooter was an older man with a huge weapon on the opposite side that Wolf was attack. Wolf tried to turned his attack but the older man moved back to the cover behind the door. One soldier fired at Wolf with his sidearm, and the vest took two bullets. The jarring and the pain was intense but Wolf held it together so he did not lose consciousness.

But the men moved back through the blown doors, leaving their dead and wounded but not returning fire. The sounds on the rooftop were hurried feet running - by the sound and direction to off the sides of the ship as if ....

....they were running away from Rocinante as if for their lives.

LV-426, The Caves 1:00 pm PT

In the dust was a PADD, a personal access data device, and she picked it up, recognizing it as the device Matheson had been using earlier. She hugged it to herself briefly, praying for his soul's release onto its journey, and then examined it more closely. She opened it to turn on the display screen, hoping to see whatever Matheson had last discovered......

The screen came to life immediately upon opening. At first it flashed a message asking for a password but the screen flickered and then it shows an override mode, and it connects to the cortex.

The cortex was back!

The screen then shows four icons, all of them flashing:
{TRAN} Message Intercepted on Frequency 454. Read?
{PROC}Cortex Connected. Begin saved queries?
{PROC}Cortex Connected: Send transmission?
{VIAD} Last Will of Jon Matherson. Read?

Willow read the options quickly. She didn't hesitate but pressed the option of the intercepted message. It came on screen - a text only message

"The Stradivarius is in Terraformer Caves, north of runway, west of processor. Cortex is back online. Get me and the violin so we can escape before FEDs come."

The transmission source is not identified but the signal was very strong when sent. Willow let that process for a moment, realizing this mean that the mercenaries were probably on the way here now and they would not have to hold back with the others.

The ground shook really hard, and then a few minutes later again.

Willow pressed the option for cortex query. The first Query was for the Varon-T Pistol

Answer - The Varon-T laser was a hand-held directed-energy weapon banned on the Earth-That-Was due to its vicious nature: the energy waver literally tore the body apart at the molecular level from the inside out, resulting in a relatively slow and excruciating death by disintegration compared to most lasers. Weapon was banned for its inhumanity and was considered useless as it drained the power pack with a single shot. Only five were ever produced. Two were smuggled aboard the Arks from ETW along with many other contraband items that were never to be brought on the journey.

Subquery - Owner of Varon -T?
Answer: Unknown

Subquery: Location of Varon-T?
Answer Unknown

Subquery - Who has largest ETW collection?
Answer: The three largest collectors of Earth-That-Was relics are Durran Haymer, Lord Chris Hood and Cameron Bridges.

Posted on 2014-05-20 at 01:12:19.
Edited on 2014-05-20 at 01:12:53 by Alacrity

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