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Topic: To the Original Dungeon-Master, Happy Birthday!
Subject: To Gary

He would have been *rolls a reaction roll* happy to have us toast him.

Posted on 2011-07-27 at 13:56:52.

Topic: Debate: Spell Immunities
Subject: mmore

In the specific example I have, the party would be warned ahead of time that the book was powerful, evil and could be a danger to even the most pure of warriors. But I am more interested in the general idea of magic vs immunities in any game.

Another example could be ghouls wearing "Protection from Turning" amulets. That was in an actual TSR module. But do you think that is cheating? Where is the line in your mind?

Posted on 2011-07-27 at 13:01:02.

Topic: Castle Rautenberg Q n A
Subject: monsters are due

I'm back and will be posting soon and straightening out the weaponry you have on person.

Posted on 2011-07-27 at 12:50:41.

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

Back again. I will be posting soon to move things along. I want to give Vanadia a chance to post.

On Sam Dash: Robert and I have talked and he will not be returning to Sam Dash anytime soon. So I will ask Bromern to take over Sam for the length of this campaign and when it does end, Sam will leave the ship and disappear for while. YeOlde and I will "tweak" Andrew a bit and he will become the pilot for the crew.

Posted on 2011-07-27 at 12:48:02.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: wow

Only two posts since mine on the 17th? And both are from the new players.

Celeste? Phelan? MMV?

Am I flogging a dead space monkey here?

Posted on 2011-07-27 at 12:42:36.

Topic: Debate: Spell Immunities
Subject: Debate: Spell Immunities

Okay, here is the question.

Sould a DM create a magical item or plot device or monster that is so powerful it can circumvent the spell immunity of a particular class? Or is that just cheating?

Example: A book of magic that is so evil, so powerful that it can possess a paladin even though a paladin is normally immune to mind based attacks. (Let's not worry about rule systems and what classes having which abilities. Assume a class is immune to possession and the DM puts in a book so evil it can possess even that class.)


Posted on 2011-07-27 at 12:30:42.

Topic: Setting the record straight.
Subject: funny

never had this problem. Not sure why.....

I find the best way to deal with this gender confusion internet is to ASK. It is a simple question and there really isn't a reason not to - you have no way of knowing.

Excuse me? Am I dealing with a man or woman? It doesn't change the way I will deal with you, I would just prefer to know whether to put he or she when referring to you in passing.

Of course, I have been known to be blunt in the past. Once or twice.

Posted on 2011-07-27 at 12:11:33.

Topic: Loaded Dice #76 - Plans are for Chumps
Subject: Plans! We don't need no stinking plans!

Excellent work Brittany and Olan.

When in doubt - charge with weapons drawn!

Posted on 2011-07-26 at 18:26:40.

Topic: Castle Rautenberg Q n A
Subject: death in the family

Cathy's Grandmother passed away on Thursday at the age of 93. We are spending a lot of time over the next few days with family and friends. Due to this I won't be posting to any of my games until the middle of next week.

Posted on 2011-07-23 at 18:03:14.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: Death in the family

Cathy's Grandmother passed away on Thursday at the age of 93. We are spendin ga lot of time over the next few days with family and friends. Due to this I won't be posting to any of my games until the middle of next week.

Posted on 2011-07-23 at 18:02:45.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Death in the family

Cathy's Grandmother passed away on Thursday at the age of 93. We are spendin ga lot of time over the next few days with family and friends. Due to this I won't be posting to any of my games until the middle of next week.

Posted on 2011-07-23 at 18:01:45.

Topic: Loaded Dice #75 - RTFM
Subject: YES!

YEs! Yes! yes! YYEESS!

I'm emailing this one to all my players, I feel your pain Steve.


Posted on 2011-07-22 at 20:33:26.

Topic: This is what happens....
Subject: artwork

Whoever is making the card graphics, I can give you some Al and Bro ones if you email me.

Posted on 2011-07-22 at 16:10:15.

Topic: hello everyone
Subject: hello

Welcome to the Inn. I hope enjoy your stay.

Be Good.


Posted on 2011-07-22 at 15:53:37.

Topic: Good morning Red Dragon Inn! Or is it Evening? I am never really sure!
Subject: ah to be young

One sleepless night and I'm next to useless nowadays.

Posted on 2011-07-22 at 13:26:51.

Topic: A new webcomic coming!
Subject: lalala

Sure would be nice to see that new fangled comic.....

Posted on 2011-07-21 at 19:34:42.

Topic: Would you like to write for the Inn?
Subject: This Al?

There are few Al's on this site.

I welcome contributions and thoughts on anything I have written. I'm glad I could inspire anyone.

Posted on 2011-07-21 at 18:12:23.

Topic: Totally Random Thoughts
Subject: hot

Man it is hot out there. Whew boy!

Posted on 2011-07-21 at 18:10:34.

Topic: Would you like to write for the Inn?
Subject: modules

We'd love a module or two. I have a couple that I would do if I could find a way to do better maps.

Posted on 2011-07-21 at 16:00:55.

Topic: Would you like to write for the Inn?
Subject: monsters

I have some canonical monsters for Audalis I wish to do a proper write up for.

Posted on 2011-07-21 at 15:49:03.

Topic: Loaded Dice #74 - Enough is Enough
Subject: hehe

I DM a Knight, a Ranger and a Bladesinger in a tabletop campaign. Whenever the ranger and the bladesinger start to over plan a way around, the knight just strolls right in through the front door with a "Onwards! For Glory!"

Posted on 2011-07-19 at 16:40:43.

Topic: This is what happens....
Subject: hehe

Very Nice. Should I send you some official Alacrity and Bromern artwork?

Posted on 2011-07-19 at 13:03:14.

Topic: Destiny's Flight - A Serenity RPG
Subject: Midnight in the Garden Planet of Good and Evil

Grace created a phoney message packet and used it to slip into the Port Authority courier subsystem - the message centre. It was an easy way to get through security and she had used it before. The Alliance could not encrypt and run every message there was so they had to keep open channels. She wait a few minutes and sure enough, she was in. She read what was filtering through the comm at the moment, and noted that the was a 4-17 in progress on the high alert and available crew were being called in - yet it didn't the ASREV here. Curious.... she thought and did a quick scan of the message and the portal that the marshalls were currently connected to - detached duty?

What was detached duty? Grace wondered. Never before had it come up in here travels. A 4-17 was when they were doin ga major raid and the targets had dispersed, causing them to need everyone and anyone to hunt fugitives. What did the one marshall say before - a bug hunt?

Grace moved her packet to the portal. She might have had a problem getting through but knowing one of the crew names was enough for here and she found her way into the ASREV computer as a message for Hudson. But most route were secured tight and she wasn't getting much. There was a mission they were on and long term. It involved a lot of stops on Greenleaf which could mean drugs or smuggling. Both would require long term missions if they wanted to find the big fish.

No mention of Norm sellers anywhere where she could look. There was a mention of a Howard Lim though, a Tong middle man looking to work his way up. Grace wondered if it was the same Howard in the bar. Either way, the feds were interested in him.

There wasn't much more that Grace could find so she pulled out of the portal, but before she did she tweaked the detached setting to active. no reason why these fine marshalls shouldn't join the party.

She surfed though the cortex to see if she could find anything more about the parties of interest. Norm Sellers was a wine merchant with a excellent reputation, listed as an expert in many wine journals and associations. Howard Lim was also a wine merchant but new to the game, without the credentials of norm but with a lot of cash to invest in land and different techniques of harvest. Sounds like Tong money laundering to Grace. Pricilla was a companion in good standing with her guild.

With that done, grace shut down her cortex box and returned to her engines.

Meanwhile, on the Bridge, Jason sits at the console and enters the number that Norm gave them for a contact. He puts it on a secure channel even though he is sure that Grace probably has it automatically go secure and encrypted as well. It takes a few minutes to connect due to distance but eventual a young man appears on the screen. He has brown hair, clean shaven and if Jason has seen him across the room he would have guess that he was a man-servant of some sort.

“Greetings. Baron Otello’s residence, Decimus speaking.”

“Greetings Decimus, my name is Jason Siong,” Jason said to the young man who answered the wave.

“Nice to meet you Mr. Siong. How may I be of assistance?”

“I am calling in regards to the Baron’s annual gala. It is in ten days correct?”

“That is correct. The gala is planned for ten days from now. Are you one of the invitees?”

“Actually Decimus, I was hoping to wrap-up the final details of a last minute delivery concerning one of the refreshment beverages for the gala,” Had any of the crew walked onto the bridge that moment they might not have recognized the person sitting in front of the screen. He spoke with the calm assurance that comes from the long time dealings with servants or staff. Even the tone of his body language held the expectancy of obedience. Jason continued, “Tell me are you expecting wine from Mr. Norman Sellers on Greenleaf?”

“Oh my! Yes. Mr. Sellers always supplies the wine for the gala! Don’t tell me it hasn’t been shipped yet?”

“It hasn’t shipped yet,” Jason said, “Don’t worry yet. Provided the details check out the wine will be loaded and en route to Osiris tonight and will be delivered by the party.”

“Very well. I hope you can make it because it would be a terrible tragedy if we didn’t have the wine. It is the talk of the gala you know.”

“Mr. Sellers quoted 3000 credits for the delivery, is that correct?”

“That is correct. 3000 credits for the delivery if it on time. You are sure you can make it on such short notice?”

“Decimus, I happen to represent one of the fastest Fast Courier ships in operation. So, don’t concern yourself with the delivery date. The Baron will have his wine in time for it to settle and be served at the gala,” Jason said with confidence, “Now, about the tariff’s and taxes on the wine?”

“There will be a customs officer on duty at the port authority, and he is well aware of the importance of the Baron’s shipment. You should have no problems. We have done this many times before – what happened to the usual couriers?”

“The usual couriers? I’m not sure. Mr. Sellers just said they aren’t here and he hadn’t heard from them. Hence the wave.” Jason said.

“That is not good. If you make an arrangement you should show up on time. Poor Norman must be beside himself.”

“You’re absolutely correct Decimus, when one makes a deal one must abide by it,” Jason’s tone softened as he continued, “He was until he found Destiny. Now then, would you be so kind as to send the coordinates for the delivery site?”

“I will send you the coordinates immediately.”

“Thank you Decimus,” Jason said with a nod, “It has been a pleasure. Please, advise Baron Otello of the situation.”

“Yes, well I must say I will be impressed if you can make the deadline. Reliable couriers with a truly fast ship are hard to come by."

“Prepare to be impressed then,” Jason replied with a smile, “We’ll see you in a week.”

Finishing up the wave, Jason pulled up the short range commo and sent the “come in” signal to Jon and Ken. His read on Binkley was that everything was as Norn had said. No doubt Mr. Binkley was an excellent man-servant and assistant to the Baron, probably was so good that he could predict what the Baron would ask for before he asked. Standing with a sigh, he left the bridge and headed for the galley to wait for the rest of the crew. I may as well start on dinner. Who knows when the cargo will arrive…all we got from Norm was tonight after nightfall…oh well.

At the bar, Jon, Tess and Ken confer at the table for a while and then head back to the ship. They hadn`t got there yet when the marshals move pass them in run towards their ship.

``But Captain! Come on!`` The one names Hudson whines. ``A 4-17! I thought we didn`t have to chase these anymore.``

``Stop complaining Hudson. They must have good reason to call us. They had better or I`ll be very pissed.``

The feds quickly board their ship and are off as soon as they get the hatch door closed.

Midnight, Greenleaf time

You spend the day getting ready to leave and having a meal fixed by Jason which is good, all things considered. There is only so much you can do with protein paste. The Doctor returns from the hospital in the early evening and she informs you that Pricilla is stable but still not conscious.

It is midnight when a hover mule arrives with five barrels of wine and Norm. He is his usual self, constantly checking over his shoulder and looking around. The barrels are large and probably quite heavy but Norm brings a heavy duty gravfork lift to move them on to the ship.

"So! We are good? Oh yeah! Paperwork right! Got to be paperwork! Where would we be without the forms and papers to give to duty officials. Don't lose those right! You need to show the officials on Osiris right? right? Oh yeah, and the payment." He pulls out a leather bag and hands it to the Captain. Inside are 12 bars of platinum all stamped with 250 credits and with official authentication.

(assume some final goodbyes)

"Okay! I'm outta here. Got grapes to grow right!. Remember, 9 days hence though right? So no stops right!" Norm says as you close the hatch and make ready to head out into the Black.

OOC: I will post details on the wine barrels in the QnA (size appearance etc)

If there was anything you wanted to do before you left, feel free to backpost.

Posted on 2011-07-17 at 00:59:19.
Edited on 2011-07-17 at 01:00:06 by Alacrity

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: Okay

I have replaced Doctor Brian with an NPC doctor, one Stephanie Young. She is an NPC so she'll be quiet mostly, and give you cryptic information.

For the game: We will assume that the good Doctor has stayed at the hospital after dropping the companion off in order to help out. She will return later.

Therefore any references to Brian in the game so far should be ignored. Jon, Tess, Kenny, Grace and Jason were in the bar. The Hot marshall was flirting with Ken and Jason.

In the back history, I would imagine the doctor is close to the two ladies in the crew and on good terms with the guys. She is very no nonsense when it comes to medical sitautions and doesn't put up with much. She has special clearance powers on her ID card that has gotten you out of situations in the past but you can all read her bio.

Oh, Stephanie does play poker.

I will post to DF soon. Hopefully tonight now that all issues are resolved. I will probably jump forward to the shipment arriving to skip a lot of "what are we doing now" issues.

Posted on 2011-07-15 at 18:59:33.
Edited on 2011-07-15 at 19:18:34 by Alacrity

Topic: Loaded Dice #73 - All Aboard, Redux
Subject: thanks Ody

that reminds me - I have to roll for duration of the embarassing rash the Captain is developing in Destiny's Flight.

Great work Brittany and Olan. Love it.

But ....I thought there was gonna be a double feature today?

Posted on 2011-07-15 at 17:33:05.


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