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Topic: Need a 5e monster
Subject: hmmmm

Not bad. Although will new players get the nuances of a Rust Monster?.

Posted on 2018-05-07 at 12:37:36.

Topic: Need a 5e monster
Subject: Need a 5e monster

Ist level module, intoducing new players to the game. I need a monster to have made an underground lair outside the door to an ancient temple, something not intelligent, nor humanoid. Something other than spiders as I have been doing spiders to death lately. I have the MM but nothing is jumping out at me (pun intended). Any ideas?.

Posted on 2018-05-07 at 11:22:03.
Edited on 2018-05-07 at 11:22:41 by Alacrity

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

That should be Waylend Gayner and Niska. Bad copy and paste

Posted on 2018-04-22 at 10:54:12.

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: For Asher Mostly

Day 2, Whitefall - Necessity, The Church, 9:40 AM PT

Stephanie ran ahead of Ash as he attempted to get through the crowd. There were two types of people at the end of a sermon, those who wanted to get out fast, and those that wanted to hang around and make a social event out of it. Both groups were in the young man’s way. He kept losing sight of the Doctor but he knew where he was going. By the time he started to get near the front of the church, he hears several gasps of shock and perhaps fear.

Asher cleared the crowd to see Stephanie kneeling before Petrie who seemed to have collapsed. Stephanie had her hands on his arm and shoulder and her eyes seemed to be unfocused.

Reverend Tubbs pushed his way through the crowd, “What’s going on? Petrie! Get up boy!”

“He can’t.” the Doctor replied, “He has multiple external lacerations on his back and lower regions that have hemorrhaged internally. He has lost a lot of blood, he needs to get to a hospital.”

“Excuse me little lady, but my son just needs to man up a bit. Now leave him to…”

“Your son will be dead if you keep arguing with me, your very stupid man. I am Dr. Stephanie Young and I am a medical doctor.”

A murmur rustles through the crowd and Asher hears more than a few recognize the name.

“Now listen her …”

Stephanie was opening up her doctor’s pack and pulling thing out. She pointed at people in the crowd and barked orders, “You! Get me a board or something to slip under him, tabletop, whatever. You, I need fresh bandages, linens, sheets, whatever! You! I need as much ice as you can find,” people ran off in multiple directions. “Is there a medical facility near by?”

“Doctor Amber. Down the street.” Someone called out. “He ain’t no surgeon though.”

“Well I am. Ariel Medical Board Certified, I just need to borrow Dr. Amber’s theatre.”

A short ugly woman with a big hat pushed herself into the fray. “Now hold on just a dang second Miss Young.  We don’t need outsiders coming in and telling us what to do with our own. You just mind your own and we’ll mind ours.” She said with a commanding air.

Stephanie turned Petrie over and torn open his shirt, revealing a mass of ling stripe wounds on the back that had soaked through the bandage already in them. “Doctor Young if you please. I didn’t graduate top of my class to be talk down to by idiots and morons.”

The crowd gasped loudly.

“Do you know who I am!?!?” The woman stammered through clenched teeth. Four men with deputy badges moved up quickly beside her.

“By Buddha!” Stephanie exclaimed as she sniffed the bandages, “Salt? Are you completely mad?” She glanced up at the woman and rolled her eyes dismissively, “Yes yes yes. Patience. Imogen. Governor or some such silliness. Listen, you want to have your flunkies shoot me while I am trying to save a man’s life in front of all these constituents of your, be my guest. But I need a mode of transport to get this man to the doctor’s now!!!” And not a gorram horse!”

Patience looked at Stephanie, then looked at the crowd watching. She made a swishing motion with her mouth and then said, “Huey, get the car out front quick.” One of the deputies took off at a run. She kneeled down to where Stephanie was cleaning wounds and using her dermal regenerator. “When he is all stable, you and me gonna have a few words.’

“Yes, you are very scary and intimidating.” Stephanie said distractedly with a dismissive wave of her hand as she applied ice to the wounds on the back gingerly. “You can have as many words as you want when I’m done, now out of my way or make yourself useful.”

The man showed up with a foldable table, “Is this good?”

Stephanie nodded, “Okay, you gentlemen want to be useful or are you all playing with your guns?” The deputies stood there for a moment and then moved with a start to help lift the young man onto the table and move him to the door. The doctor quickly ran over the Asher, “Tell the Captain what’s happen. I’ll keep in touch as best I can.” She says with a tap to one ear. “My previous captain never let me leave home without it.”

She ran to the door and followed her patient out alongside Reverend Tubbs and Governor Imogen Patience, neither looking all that pleased.

“Wow!” A women said behind Asher, “She’s my new hero.”

“She already is a hero. Stephanie Young? She was in the war, would let either side tell her who was more important based on rank or side. Made a big stand on the Vids and the uppity ups had to back down.”

“Really? Still, her Governor-ship ain’t gonna let being made a fool of in front of a crowd go unpaid.”

Asher stood there for a moment wondering if he should follow behind or go tell the captain. He knew what those wounds meant, the young man had seen them before back on his home world. ‭Waylend Gayner and Adelei Niska would have people who stood up to them tied to a post and whipped. Petrie had been whipped within an inch of his life and then made to wear bandages soaked in salt. Not a memory that Asher cared to relive.

A voice of a man spoke behind him, “Need a lift?”

He turned to see Hewlett Stewart standing there with a bemused grin, “Not far outta of my way if you be in a hurry.”

Posted on 2018-04-21 at 16:44:43.
Edited on 2018-04-23 at 10:31:07 by Alacrity

Topic: Lost In Space
Subject: never saw the first or remake

Soas someone who is a Lost in space virgin,is it good?

Posted on 2018-04-13 at 14:18:38.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: having trouble

I know I am late for the next post but I am having trouble figuring out a way to move the story along without completely railroading the party. The NPC Doctor is a bit of an issue in the adventure.

Posted on 2018-03-29 at 10:59:57.

Topic: High School reunion continues
Subject: High School reunion continues

This week continues the adventure of Floyd Hobart and the Reunion of the High School. this week, Floyd meets an old ... friend.

High School Reunion III

Please let us know what yuou think.


Posted on 2018-03-26 at 13:48:53.

Topic: Raise a Hand
Subject: Raise a Hand

Ladies and gentlemen, I hereby proudly announce a new episode of RPG Myth Breakers is up.

Today Alacrity and Bromern look at resurrection and the limits of how much body you need.

Check out today's comic Raise a Hand

Please be sure to let Bromern and I know what you think!

Posted on 2018-03-26 at 13:46:16.

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

My major quibble with 5e is it needed a better editor. Some sections I have read 4-5 times and still do not understand what they mean. 

Posted on 2018-03-22 at 12:36:40.

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

If you note, I was the person that wrote the "postive" review of both the Basic edition and Starter kit. 

Thing is, I have not played tabletop D&D since 2014 when the party of friends I had refused to listen to my pleas that I could not handle creating huge campaigns with multiple stories and being a father of a autistic child at the same time. I quit D&D at the time because I felt I had no option and the friends,  some since high school, other since university, all abandoned me.

Things are better now with Will, and I want to game again. I found a roup threough Meetup and we shall see how it goes, but these are a wide range of age people so they are mopstly 5e players. Some are so young they don;t even know what Tomb of Horrors is.

So I am trying new things. I guess that does call for Bromern's cry of "who are you and what have you done with Roger?" I do not know how this will go. But if I don't try, I end up staying at home, reading rule systems and wishing I could play.

I like 5e so far. There is a lot of merit to the rules taht are more 2e and 3e than anything else. Some sections are very poorly written though so if you are a 5e player (Ody and Tann) I may ask you questions as to how your group figured out a section.

By Rocinante will continue to be my love.

BTW - I am working on a system to incoprate an "Altered Carbon Game" via the cortex rules. As well, Green Ronin is supposedly bringing out a RPG for "The Expanse" in which I am very interested.  




Posted on 2018-03-22 at 10:32:09.

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

I have a tabletop 5e game session on thursday so I will be updatin the game on the weekend.

Posted on 2018-03-21 at 07:44:22.

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

There will be some interesting developments.

Posted on 2018-03-20 at 18:26:08.

Topic: Floyd back?
Subject: maybe

Could it be? The return of another webcomic with a new artist? Thanks Lance.


New Floyd

Posted on 2018-03-19 at 12:38:29.

Topic: RPG Mythbreakers Has Returned!
Subject: thanks Bro

Yes, we are back in action and a new full length comic will be up on Monday next week. 



Posted on 2018-03-19 at 12:27:10.

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

I am going to have Ash and Steph walk in at the end of the breakfast conversation 

Posted on 2018-03-18 at 15:35:14.

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

Tinkerbelle can take a while to reply to a call depending on where she is and how much she is being hunted at the time.I would say the chances of you killing him and getting him on your ship is limited in the time frame you have.  I need Ody to post so I can continue the story with Stephanie trying to talk to Petrie. That may reveal some options or take a few off the table.



Posted on 2018-03-14 at 08:54:55.

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

Posted! Yay!

A running plan for the evening would be good, so I know who will be where. 


Posted on 2018-03-07 at 16:20:38.

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: Sunday sunday

Day 2, Whitefall - Rocinante, 7:00 AM PT

Stepping up to the door, Wyatt pauses and looks over the scene before him, considering the encounter.
“Miss Chloe?” He doesn’t enter the room yet. Doing so seems forward to him despite the room being his infirmary.

The young girl looks over at Wyatt and sits up. “Yes? Are you the Captain here?”

“Do you mind if’n I join ya?”

Fear plays across Chloe’s face, unhidden terror as the first thing that goes through her mind is that Wyatt means something else by joining her. She recoils backwards in the bed, drawing her legs close to her body defensively.

(assuming some assurance that she has nothing to fear)

Moving to place his buttocks against the rim of the counter, Wyatt places his hat on the surface next to him and raises his eyes to meet the face of the woman he’s offered sanctuary to. Running his left hand through his black hair, the captain begins.

“We’ve taken a job that’ll bring us t’ Pegasus, Bellerophon’s moon. You got a chance t’ start anew there. Is this what ya want?”

Chloe cocks her head to one side, looking at the Captain, “Huh. That is something that ain’t asked of me much. What I want.” She says quietly, drawing herself out of the tight position, “In fact, I think you are only the second person who has ever asked me that. You and Petrie. What I want, Captain, is to be with Petrie and live out a life where I can chose what I want and my baby can grow up not beholden to anyone. But I don’t think the verse cares what I want. I don’t think you are here to offer me that chance are you?

“Can’t say that’s a possibility, Miss,” Wyatt drawls. “Way I understand it, he’s the son o’ someone important-like. That’d draw an unfortunate amount o’ attention our way an’ I ain’t keen on attention.”

“You are right, he is the Reverend son and the Reverend certainly thinks he is important. He also thinks he knows what is right and good for others and he should be able to make people do what he wants. Seems to me that what important means. Doing what someone else wants. I’m not important. I’m not special. I can’t remember my momma well but she used to sing this song to me about dust in the wind. All we are is dust in the wind. That’s me. Dust.”

“What d’ ya think’ll happen should yer boyfriend go a-missin’ an’ we’re the only transport that’s burned atmo in the associated window, Miss Chloe?” Shaking his head, Sung continues, “I ain’t riskin’ my crew nor the other passengers we’re takin’ on, t’ be labeled kidnappers by Patience an’ her crew. So, I’m afraid the answer is a no. Does this change yer mind in goin’ t’ Bellerophon?”

Chloe looks up at Wyatt, meeting his eyes firmly with her own gaze that seems so much other than the girl before him. “If you are giving me the choice between saving my baby or staying here, there ain’t no guess – I’ll save my baby. I’ll take my chances with what Ms. Wilson is offering, can’t be worse than here. Like I said, I ain’t important but this baby is important to me. But leaving won’t change how I feel about Petrie and I’ll regret leaving every single day that I live. Have you ever loved someone Captain? I mean really love someone so much so that when you are apart your gut just hurts? “She looks away as tears well up in her eyes. “I’m sorry. I don’t mean to be a bother and I don’t want you risking yourself or yours for me. If you drop me on Bellerophon, I’ll take it as a kindness and thank you for all you have done.  Even if you just take me somewhere else away from here … cause, I know what Patience would do to me. She’d rip my baby out of my body, kill me and sell the child so she wasn’t out of pocket. It is all credits and cash to her, and love doesn’t hold a candle to money.”

(assuming some response)

“Thank you Captain. If you don’t mind, I’d like to be alone now.” She says quietly and as Wyatt leaves the infirmary, he can hear Chloe crying softly to herself.

Day 2, Whitefall - Eagle-Eye’s farm, 7:00 AM PT

Stephanie was making her way through the Cargo Bay towards the exit of the ship. Looking around she couldn’t help but wonder if Wolf had claymore mines hidden in the walls like Grace did on Destiny.  Probably not, she decide, that was strictly a Gracie sorta thing to do.

“Hey wait up! I’m coming with you doc.”

Stephanie turned around and saw young Asher Talhone coming towards her while putting on his (she assumed) nicest dress jacket. He was dressed well for church except that he was wearing his sidearm at his side. “I’m sorry Asher, but I’m heading for church.”

“Yeah, I know. Thought you could use the company. And I ain’t been for awhile. Never hurts to punch your card with the lord.”

Stephanie gave him a hard look, “You go to church with a gun?”

Ash looked down at his sidearm and back at Stephanie, “We did back home. You never know what’s gonna drop from the sky and reavers don’t care about the Lord and his house rules.”


"Yeah. Reavers.”

“Stephanie closed her eyes and took a deep breathe. “Very well. But I’d appreciate it if your gun stayed where it belongs unless absolutely necessary.”

“You have my word ma’am.”

“Please don’t call me Ma’am. Our age difference is far enough without the reminder. Stephanie will do, or Doctor if you must. I’ll even take Doc over Ma’am.”

“Yes Ma’am.”

She glared at him.

“Stephanie. Yes Stephanie.”

She continued on her way with Asher following behind her. Across the field there was a wagon hitched up to some horses and hay bales laid down in the wagon. A large group of people were all dressed up and getting into the wagon.  Both Ash and The doctor noticed that the people on the wagon were mostly carrying sidearms and there were men and women on horses surrounding the wagon with rifles. Asher threw a mischievous look at the Doctor who just ignored him.

Day 2, Whitefall - Necessity, The Church, 8:00 AM PT

The church is filling up by the time you arrive. Seems like this town is much like many others throughout the verse where church going is taken seriously and a family oriented experience. Many families sit together in the same pews they always do, every time they go to church and newcomers are welcome but generally looked upon as outsiders. Ash and the Doctor manage to grab seats in the back, on the outer aisles. The serve starts with singing, a organ player who has seen many years and a choir that looks like it was forced to come by each one of their mommas.

The Reverend Tubbs presides over the readings and the songs and then comes front and centre with a sermon.  He doesn’t use the podium but walks back and forth, up and down the aisle as he preaches.

Reverend Tubs

He starts out with a question of gifts and what does it mean to receive a gift. He draws answers form the audience of faithful, taking the answers and moving towards the idea of God’s gift. What does a gift from god mean to you? Aren’t all god’s gift miracle? What is a miracle? Has anyone seen a miracle? From there he turns to the miracle of birth and how the ability to bear children is a miracle and a gift from good to women-kind. There sermon goes on, drawing a conclusion that people need to accept the lord into their hearts and accept the gifts he brings. The reverend continues down this road, linking the refusal of gifts to the devil and how lust is a beast that lives within everyone.

As Tubbs goes on tirade on the place of women in the home and the role of men to protect, you notice a late arrival into the church, but a spot is held for him. He is a young man, and the familial resemblance to the reverend is clear, this must be Petrie Tubbs. He walks stiffly and sits down very slowly.

Petrie Tubbs

After an hour or so, the service ends and Stephanie turns to Asher, “I need to talk to that young man.  You stay here and I will be right back.” And she is off before Asher can protest, threading her way through the crowd as it gets up and files it way towards the exits.

Day 2, Whitefall - Rocinante, 8:00 AM PT

“Mornin’, folks,” Sam almost sing-songs as he steps into Roc’s gathering room, “Hope ya’l’s night was’s good as mine!” Grinning like a fool and absently humming under his breath again, Sam makes a beeline for the galley and, after planting a kiss on Ma’s cheek, helps himself to a large cup of the freshly brewed coffee before taking his usual seat at the table. “I got me some, last night,” he grinned at the faces around the table following a long, satisfied pull from his mug, “How’d ya’ll do?”

(responses to Sam?)

The pilot chuckles, softly and fondly, recalling the hours he spent with Misty. Then, his gaze skinning faces, again, he asks; “So, we gonna talk ‘bout this job, now, er we gonna get chores an’ s#!t outta th’ way first?” Not waiting for an immediate answer, his eyes fix on Wyatt; “Cap, I got some plans an’ back-up plans laid out on m’ console if’n ya wanna take a gander…”

(Meeting minutes? Asher is not there as well as the Doctor)

Posted on 2018-03-07 at 15:59:30.
Edited on 2018-03-07 at 16:03:09 by Alacrity

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: thanks all

I will post by Wednesday

Posted on 2018-03-05 at 19:02:19.

Topic: Tann's B-Day
Subject: old friend

Happy Birthday Albert. Hope it was a good one.


Posted on 2018-03-05 at 19:00:22.

Topic: Bug Reports!
Subject: Soft vs Hard

One thing you might try is using a soft return instead of a hard return when typing out your sheets with a lot of lines (character sheets for example). A soft return is SHIFT+RETURN where a hard return is just RETURN. The editor is set to put a space in if you do a hard return, but nor if you do a soft one.





soft return
soft return
soft return

I did a soft return on the first part of your character sheet and it fixed the grouping as far as I can see. Check it out.









Posted on 2018-03-05 at 14:42:02.
Edited on 2018-03-05 at 17:16:14 by Bromern Sal

Topic: Cleaning up posts
Subject: admire the ambition

This is a huge task and we WILL need volunteers to do it. Break the inn into sections and assign them out was my thoughts on the matter. But until we get the ADMIN permissions straighten out, we can't start up with the new staff editing. But if you want to get started Rob, I salute you!





Posted on 2018-03-05 at 14:36:08.

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

Awaiting post from Bro and Ody. I know Bro is travelling right now so may be busy. Shall I just go ahead?

Posted on 2018-03-02 at 12:31:32.

Topic: RDINN Feature Updates/ Suggestions/ Bugs

Bug Reporting

Please note there is a thread now for reporting any issues you may come across. Please read the instructions carefully before posting.


Posted on 2018-03-02 at 10:11:16.
Edited on 2018-03-02 at 12:26:41 by Alacrity

Topic: RDINN Feature Updates/ Suggestions/ Bugs


Posted on 2018-02-28 at 16:17:12.

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