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Topic: Castle Rautenberg Q n A
Subject: stand up


The car is a convertible so McGuiness can stand up and still have the car for partial cover.

Posted on 2011-03-03 at 13:34:34.

Topic: The Avatar State
Subject: reminder


We do not accept animated gifs as avatars. Images only.

Thank you
Alacrity

Posted on 2011-03-02 at 14:07:53.

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: Here they come...the boys in the bright white sports cars


Regina, Frisco, Day Seven, 10:30 pm Planet Time

It did not take long for Asher to find the source of the gunfire. The main street was illuminated by the light from the saloons and shops along the way. The street was clear of people except Luke Pearson, standing like all was well as he loaded his pistol. Around him on the ground were three men, all Asian, and all dresses in the black and red outfits that identified them as members of the Tong. As Ash approached, Pearson whirled around quickly, pointing the newly loaded gun his way. The man was fast – real fast, but he lowered his weapon just as quick as he drew.

“You scared the gorram piss outta me!’ Pearson laughed, “You shouldn’t be hulking around at dark, you’ll get yourself killed.” He gestured to the men on the ground, “Seems like we have some criminal element in these parts. I found these low-life scum in Newhouse too. Bet there is a whole mess of them around too. “

(Assuming Asher starts to reply)

His eyes never look away from Ash as the young man tries to speak but Pearson’s left hand comes up quickly as he fires two quick shots down the alleyway without looking. The smoke from the gun clings to the night air forming an unholy halo around Pearson. The kid hears the sound of a body hitting the ground down the alleyway.

“I’m sorry. You were saying something?’ Luke asked, as if inquiring about the weather.

Rocinante, Day Eight 3:30 pm Ship Time

It had taken some time for Sam to feel sufficiently sure that his wave would not be traced or bounced. Willow had noticed long ago that Sam was a bit twitchy about such things and it was best to let him reach his comfort level. After a good while and some restrained cussing, Sam had patched her through to the Lullabelle Mine and the image on the screen was of Kora and Sam, side by side. There was a tension missing from Kora that Willow immediately noticed, and happiness in her eyes.

At first the conversation is light. Willow speaks of the events that have occurred after they left the mine and the who-what-where’s of the last few days. To Willow, Kora was still part of the crew and she needed Sam Hawkes’ trust so she didn’t hold much back.

“You know,” Sam pondered, “This Brigit sounds a lot like the woman that was clinging on Colonel Maddoc before the Lucius took off. Only then she was called Elizabeth. The crates we loaded were very heavy but I never looked inside them. I have heard all sorts of rumours of platinum bars but Maddoc wasn’t the type to take the money and run. Either way, we loaded the crates into the main vault of the ship.”

“How much could it have been?” Kora asked.

Sam shrugged, “30,000 bars would be a conservative guess. At 100 each that would be a lot of reasons to find it. You know … it sorta makes sense. JW won the Hornsilver mine in a card game before the war and no one thought there was anything left – tapped out. If the Newberry crashed, it could have opened and shifted the ground, possibly opening up a new vein. But the vault was double titanium reinforced chamber within the ship, so it could have survived the crash and been buried. I hate to say this but this Brigit might be telling you the truth.”

(assuming you ask about them meeting up with you)

“Sorry Willow but no can do.” Kora shakes he head, “We don’t have a ship worthy of travel. The shuttle we got won’t move fast enough or far enough. We had to let the Fulton’s leave – they were more problem than they were worth and just too many mouths to feed.”

Andrew Bowman opened up his console and attached the key to the adapter. He started slow, simple queries and probe to determine what was this key was for and why. The level of protection on it wasn’t great – after all, it was a door key for a mid-level security vault. It would, when attached to the vault console, prompt for a code and wait for its entry before releasing the door.

Then Andrew, feeling more confident, got into the source code within. There were names within that immediate showed him he was on the right track. The programmer had added commentary, confirming it was for the Lucius Newberry cargo vault. But the code was not there, not within the key as the sequence was an algorithm depending on the keypad attached. All he could tell was that it would be a four digit sequence. There was a note on the source code “Zaihai” but that didn’t mean anything to Bowman.

Rocinante, Day Nine 2:00 am Ship Time

Sam plotted a course and moved the ship into a hard burn. The ship jumped so fast that the usual gallop down the length of the ship seemed like a stampede. To get to Regina fast would burn a lot of fuel, but they would be there in 24 hours.

In the engine room, Wolf adjusted the manifold and worked the calculations again to adjust for maximum efficiency. But the book, they were operating at about 25% above defined safety limits. But Wolf knew that she would hold. Rocinante would always hold for them.

OOC: Meeting time? And we have to get Ash to the same time as you.

Posted on 2011-03-02 at 03:54:43.

Topic: Castle Rautenberg Q n A
Subject: Yeah yeah


I mean not. Typing too fast and under the influence of exhaustion. Pull over dude.

Posted on 2011-03-02 at 01:45:32.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: q's and a's


Meteor Sam is Sam Hawkes. Sam is the co-owner of the Lullabelle Mine which is on a comet and mines "ice" which is methane, hydrogen and other chemicals frozen. Sam Hawkes was a independent soldier who served on the Lucius Newberry, helped load the crates on to it and was left behind when the going got tough. Wolf was not on the Roc during the time they met the crew but he is the reason Kora stayed behind and Wolf got his new job. Now when the crew met him, a fellow named Ernest Ludlow showed up, tried to snatch Sam Hawkes and acted like a cold-blooded bounty hunter. Wyatt shot him in the head which made life not worth living anymore. Wolf knew Ernest from Frisco and his brother Ethan - two real bad asses. Now Ethan was part of the bank robber crew and Wyatt killed him too (I think...can't remember who killed whom). But Ernest was no bounty hunter and Ethan was a slacker who didn't do anything unless someone gave him the idea. Both were "sweet' on Brigit. Draw your own connections.

Wolf doesn't know the mines as you worked topside. Bailey kept you out of the mine to prevent you getting the disease that miner's get. Yes, Bailey could get you into the mine.

The general feeling of the miners was they loved Brigit and all she did. The married woman-folk aren't too keen on her for obvious reasons but she was accepted in general.

The folks of frisco didn't really pay much attention to Wolf as you kept to yourself and didn't make trouble. Miners stick to miners, town-folk stick to town and you were generally on the outside of any group.


Posted on 2011-03-01 at 19:17:59.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off
Subject: It is all in the cards


The party stood for a moment, pondering the events that had just occurred. Two paths available and something that seemed to be leading down one – was it a trap?

“Perhaps I can enlighten our way.” Flynn said as he drew forth a deck of cards from his side pouch. “These are the tool of my people for telling of fortunes and predicting the future. Although I make no claim of clairvoyance, they have guided my path to safety before.” He crouches on the floor, shuffling the deck and then puts down seven cards in a cross pattern on the floor. “All major arcane, I might have guessed,” he mumbles, and then casts a card to the east and another to the south. The one to the south shows a man at a table with a scroll in hand and items on a table before him – The Magician. To the east is a tower, with a lightening bolt crashing down to render the building in half and occupants being cast down from the heights – The Tower.

“That is very clear for a reading.” Flynn says standing again, “Wisdom and knowledge lies to the south while destruction and chaos await us to the east.”

“I’ll take Wisdom then over the chaos.” Arien says, “Dapple, check the door our host is leading us toward. Maximus – stand ready to open the door.”

The corridor to the south has three doors, two on the left and right across from each other and another at the end. Dapple checks the right side for traps and then nods to Maximus. The gladiator steps forward to open the door, with weapon at ready as Dapple moves back to the shadows.

The room is a library, a very large library with books and scrolls on shelves that go head to toes on all available walls. Toward the back of the room near the far wall is a large desk with a few book on it, a ink pot, a stand with quills, and a tall wooden chair. There is a musty smell in this room that one associates with paper and dust. There is no one in the room and no signs of anyone passing within.

As the party enters the room to look around, everyone gets a feeling of safety and protection – as if the tension of the temple and the mission has been left behind in the corridor. Kilgim knows this feeling, having felt it before in temples and churches – the room is a protected sanctuary. Even Sunset, who has been on edge since entering the temple, seems to relax on Dapple's shoulder.

As you start to look around for things that might be of interest, suddenly one of the books on the desk opens and the cover makes a loud noise as it hits the desk. *CRASH* The pages flip violently and then settle – opened to about three quarters through the tome’s content. There was no wind to cause it to open, and no one was close enough to touch the book.

Posted on 2011-03-01 at 16:59:13.
Edited on 2011-03-01 at 16:59:53 by Alacrity

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: On leadership


As I am npcing Arien right now, I will be playing him as following the party lead or what is obvious. if it comes down to a real decision I will poll the party members here and then do whatever Char decides.

Kidding.... What the party wants by majority. if it is a tie, what Char decides.

Posted on 2011-03-01 at 16:05:47.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: pfft


Ended up spending my night helping a friend with some personal issues. I will post today if I can.

Posted on 2011-03-01 at 13:06:44.

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


Ended up spending my night helping a friend with some personal issues. I will post today if I can.

Posted on 2011-03-01 at 13:06:21.

Topic: Castle Rautenberg Q n A
Subject: assume


I assumed as soldier in a war you would put your main weapons too far from hand.

Posted on 2011-03-01 at 02:56:21.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: hurm


I got sucked into the oscars last night for some unknown reason. It was so craptastic that I kept watching waiting for it to get better.

Anyway - I hope to be posting tonight.

Tann - I have sent the blessed character three times now. I think the gods have spoken and they want me to delete Maximus.

Posted on 2011-02-28 at 13:13:55.

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


I got sucked into the oscars last night for some unknown reason. It was so craptastic that I kept watching waiting for it to get better.

Anyway - I hope to be posting tonight. I can NPC YeOlde for a spell.

Posted on 2011-02-28 at 13:12:08.

Topic: Escape From Castle Rautenberg
Subject: Should have brought that bard


"Schnell!!, oeffnen Sie das Tor, und warnen ihren Kontact das fremde Soldaten im Dorf von Barovia sind.Ich habe einen verwundeten Soldaten hier und brauche einen echten Arzt nicht dieses amarikanische Schwein" Romo shouts.

The soldiers look to each other at first and for a few moments it seems like bluff works. The Nazi soldier closest takes a number of steps towards the car, "Amerikaner? Wie haben sie ...?" he stops in mid sentence as if seeing or realizing something.

What sets him off you do not know, could be that Romo's accent was too southern, could be something in your body language, or the presence of a gorgeous blond in your midst. Either way, he back stepped and draws his machinegun upwards. "AMERIKANERS! !!! AMERIKANERS! !!!"

The other two closest start to react quickly, also bringing their weapon up. The last one, further away turns and breaks into a sprint across the bridge, staying to the side closest to the waterfalls so the mist gives him partial cover.


OOC: The lead has a Schmeisser. The two in the back have G41 rifles. The guy running has his gun on his back but it looks like a G41 as well.

Actions people! the combat round is very simple in this game. You can move and shoot (I leap out iof the car and fire), or shoot and move(I open up and then hit the ground) or not move and shoot twice (I'm gonna mow them all down!). If you choose not to move, then you only have a basic defense. A round is only 3 second long. Feel free to ask questions as this is your first combat.


Posted on 2011-02-27 at 20:43:53.

Topic: Greetings
Subject: Welcome Jason


Always good to see another Dm at the site.




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Posted on 2011-02-27 at 20:02:50.
Edited on 2011-02-27 at 20:03:07 by Alacrity

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: The role of Arien will be played by a tall, dark and psychotic man


Arien is NPCville for awhile until Olan sells his house, buys another one and stops having kids. So your leader thinks that you should check out the room the vision went into. He thinks you have gone too long without gratitious violence and sex. He also thinks that he should abandon his armour for a pink teddy and fuzzy slippers.

If you have a plan to cast spells or whatever you go into the room, let me know before Sunday.

Posted on 2011-02-26 at 22:19:52.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: voila


We have phone line again and my night class is over. Yay! Time to myself again.

I will update by the weekend. Would like to see posts from those who have not yet (Arien and Vanadia) but will move forward either way.

Posted on 2011-02-24 at 13:11:24.

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


We have phone line again and my night class is over. Yay! Time to myself again.

I will update by the weekend. I have to give time to Vanadia to allow her to post.

Posted on 2011-02-24 at 13:08:49.

Topic: Castle Rautenberg Q n A
Subject: back


We have phone line again and my night class is over. Yay! Time to myself again.

I will update by the weekend. Would like to see posts from those who have not yet (Yeolde, Odyson and Vanadia.)

Posted on 2011-02-24 at 13:07:25.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: damned squirrels


Just to let you know, We lost the internet and phone line this weekend to maurader squirrels (they ate through the main hub). Phone lines should be replaced but Wed morning but knowing Bell I would add a day to that estimate.

Posted on 2011-02-22 at 13:17:32.

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


Just to let you know, We lost the internet and phone line this weekend to maurader squirrels (they ate through the main hub). Phone lines should be replaced but Wed morning but knowing Bell I would add a day to that estimate.

Posted on 2011-02-22 at 13:17:01.

Topic: Castle Rautenberg Q n A
Subject: Internet


Just to let you know, We lost the internet and phone line this weekend to maurader squirrels (they ate through the main hub). Phone lines should be replaced but Wed morning but knowing Bell I would add a day to that estimate.

Posted on 2011-02-22 at 13:16:10.

Topic: The Avatar State
Subject: The Avatar State


Hello,

I have recently cleaned up all the avatars on the site to the proper size. I will now monitor the avatars more regularly and try to keep them up to date.

All avatar submissions are subject to approval. All avatars MUST be gaming-related and must be non-animated. Ideally, avatars should be cropped to about 54 x 64 pixels, and will be .gif or .jpg.

PLEASE: Do not submit files with huge names (like more than 30 characters) as they become corrupted real fast. Also do not submit pictures with a signature on them or a website logo. Finally I would ask that you remember this is a family site and the avatars should be PG.

Thank you.
Alacrity


Posted on 2011-02-20 at 13:16:24.

Topic: Titles and Pics
Subject: Gotcha!


One amazon girl down to size. Sneaky jpegs ....

Posted on 2011-02-20 at 13:08:08.

Topic: Titles and Pics
Subject: what!


I deleted that one! Must have be a duplicate.

Posted on 2011-02-20 at 13:02:24.

Topic: Titles and Pics
Subject: done


I have completed the avatars. If you fina any that are still too big, let me know.

If you submitted one and you can't find it, let me know. Some were unable to be used. Some were bad file. Some might have been lost.





Posted on 2011-02-19 at 22:00:33.

 


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