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Topic: Escape From Castle Rautenberg
Subject: If you need to back post conversation, feel free

July 14th 1943, 2 am to 7 am, Day One of Mission

What was left of the unit moved out of the area and headed south. The men took their positions and moved with as much speed and stealth as was possible in a heavily forested area. The full moon helped to illuminate the darkness but the trees and their leaves canopy cut off a lot of the light, leaving the team wandering around in the dark. It is also hard going as you are moving uphill alot.

An hour passes, then two. A pair of 109's fly overhead, very low to the ground. Could be the same ones that shot you down for all you know. You all duck for cover without an order. They fly low passes around the area for the next hour, slowing down your pace, but they don't open fire, nor launch flares so the possiblility remains that you may not have been spotted. The trees would make it hard in broad day light, let alone in the dark like this but daylight will be breaking soon.

Clements calls a halt to the march as you come over a ridge as the dawn sky begins to fill with morning light. Below stretchs a large valley and there is a field of cabbages, carrots and rutabaga all in early growing stages. Further away, about 200 yards, is a farmhouse. The house seems very quiet, and you can make out a driveway that must lead to a roadway. If you can find the road, chances are you can figure out where you are.

OOC: Figured you might want a date and time index.

Posted on 2010-09-11 at 19:15:07.
Edited on 2010-09-11 at 19:15:45 by Alacrity

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: And great posts they were

Thanks. Vanadia wants to post a response and then I will move things along.

Posted on 2010-09-11 at 17:13:09.
Edited on 2010-09-11 at 17:14:04 by Alacrity

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

Only two days? Feels longer.

Oh well....nevermind.

Posted on 2010-09-10 at 18:53:18.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: no posts???

No posts for CWWLLO???? Oh, I am slain. I shall slump off to a cave, to die as unwanted, unloved - a lost and forlorn DM.

Two die, to sleep, to save perchance a roll, no more.......

Posted on 2010-09-10 at 17:03:50.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Wolfie!!!

Just looking for a post from Tann and then I will update this weekend

Posted on 2010-09-10 at 16:57:16.

Topic: Castle Rautenberg Q n A
Subject: Nice

Great posts people. I will update this weekend.

Posted on 2010-09-10 at 16:56:04.

Topic: Castle Rautenberg Q n A
Subject: Got them

I have received some pics and updates.

Posted on 2010-09-10 at 02:05:01.

Topic: The Great Photo Contest
Subject: Enter now

Enter often.

Posted on 2010-09-09 at 15:33:08.

Topic: Loaded Dice #56: Of Bravado and Stupidity...
Subject: A couple o rounds

What are these adventurers? teenagers? 2 minutes to get up. The blade singer just need to yell "Under Attack" loudly and kick a few in the stomach. They'll be up fast.

Posted on 2010-09-09 at 15:31:43.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Excellent posts

Whew! I'm in awe.

Posted on 2010-09-09 at 02:09:09.

Topic: Castle Rautenberg Q n A
Subject: I thought so but perhap I wasn't clear

South, towards the mountains in the distance that you recognize from your briefing. Even if you are to scrub the mission, south is the closest neutral border.

Posted on 2010-09-08 at 16:19:21.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off
Subject: it's raining men!

All the party moves to Kilgim as he begins to create a ring of protection, except Dapple who prefers the protection of the darkness. Flynn casts a spell of his own towards the puppet priests, creating a cloud of glittery dust around them. The spell is uneffective against the dead, as they can not be blinded, but the glitter sticks to the threads in the air. The pattern of control is complex, but now you can see the threads holding the body parts of the priests and hobgoblins.

There is a girlish scream of frustration and the hands come flying again, seeking to strike at Kilgim so that he cannot complete his spell. But the defense of Arien, Char and Maximus proves mighty indeed, especially now that the glitter reveals the true nature of the creatures. The threads cut but Char and Arien reform and reconnect quickly because they do not truly break. However, Maximus' vorpal blade does slice through the strands like a barber with a straight razor.

Soon body parts strewn the floor and Kilgim completes the spell. Hands with weapons within the circle stop moving and when the few remaining attack again, they pass through the shield but become inert and tumble to the ground.

"FINE!" The girl's voice screams in a tantrum, "BE THAT WAY!" Suddenly the priests and hobgoblins are pulled hard inmto the air above the party. Then they are released from the threads and the body parts fall upon you from the height of the ceiling. You all dive out of teh way or use shield to protect you from the body parts raining down on you. Arien holds his position to protect Kilgim and is slammed hard with a torso to the shoulder. Maximus deftly cuts another in half as it falls towards him.

The glitter remains so that you see threads are retreating from the room. You are blood spattered from the freshly dead hobgoblin parts. But the parts all seem very dead now.

OOC: Arien has a Minor wound.

Posted on 2010-09-08 at 01:52:57.

Topic: Escape From Castle Rautenberg
Subject: Getting bearings and making decisions

In all, there were four other soldiers that made it out of the plane but their chutes wither never opened or were damaged by gun fire and they all met a terrible death when they hit the ground. Still, they were gone and besides collect dog tags, which the Captain did, there was nothing more to do for them. The equipment they carried was of no use to them anymore. You manage to collect the following in working order:

One Colt M1911A1
Two M1A1 Carbines w/ Folding Stock
One Thompson SMG
Two rifle pouches holding five magazines each (so ten in total)
Five colt handgun clips
Two 50 round drums for Thompson
Four fragmentation grenades
A compass
A musette bag
Six K-rations
Two Supplemental tie-on First Aid Kit

Chutes are cleared and a reasonable effort made to clear the area. You had landed a fair distance from the wreckage so with luck and a prayer, the krauts might not realize you are there.

Corban climb up a tree to recon the area as best he can. To the north the plane is burning down, the fuel for its fire probably consumed when all the charges they had brought blew up. Through the powerful scope on his rifle he surveyed the area. No one was there yet, but he thought he saw lights moving sporadically in the distance. Could be farmers, could be a patrol. To the east and west was trees, trees, and more trees. Great place to camp, lousy place to land but at least there was a lot of cover. The south was also forested but more uphill towards the mountains.

Work detail complete, and supplies are gathered and distributed among the men. All eyes are on the Sarge and the Captain. No matter what the decision, things were grim, and the only way to safety was directly towards the mission target anyway.

Posted on 2010-09-08 at 00:52:22.

Topic: most silly superpowers
Subject: Snooze Lad

I can sleep at will, any place, any time. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.....

Posted on 2010-09-08 at 00:05:02.

Topic: Anyone for a freeform Star Trek game?
Subject: Trekless

I have been talked into trek twice by someone and both times the game died before it started. No, Not, Negative, Nien, Ixnay on the yes part.

But thanks for the offer Duncan.

Posted on 2010-09-07 at 17:14:23.

Topic: D20 Modern Zombie Adventure
Subject: WWR

I always thought a group of white water rafters, out on an excursion, take a wrong turn and have to go the Long way home. Then you have the surprise factor of zombies in wilderness, the hardship of getting home, the not knowing what is home to go to, and the using of white water as a defence.

Posted on 2010-09-07 at 15:36:02.

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

I posted on the weekend. I have kept the timing tight so you may play out conversations. However, if you are itching to move then I will do so.

Posted on 2010-09-07 at 14:59:27.

Topic: Castle Rautenberg Q n A
Subject: most post

I will post tonight if I can.

Posted on 2010-09-07 at 14:57:45.

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: Willow Arrives

Newhouse, Beylix, Inside Rocinante’s Cargo Bay, 1.20 pm, Day Three

"All right, listen up," Wyatt turned back to the passengers. "I've had my fill of trouble today, and will be FAY-FAY duh PEE-yen if'n I'll have any of that Fei hua aboard my ship. My crew has work to do, day in, and day out. The lot o' you will remain confined to the passenger dorms, and the lounge except at mealtime. We eat at 0600, 1200, and 1800 hours. You can put your man in the infirmary. The doctor will see what she can do to preserve him for the journey."

Pearson nodded politely and moved into the ship like a man who knew his way around. The other town folk made their way in, discussing how to change the sleeping arrangements. Seems that Pearson sleeping in Chad’s bunk rattled Mr. Blake more than a little.

"Where's Willow, Ma?" Wyatt asked. "Can't find her in the galley, or her bunk. There's a corpse that needs her tendin' in the infirmary and..." His voice trailed off at the scarred woman's expression. "Sloat went an' got himself all shot up by our new passenger. No, I don't know what it's all about, an' it ain't really none of our business--don't look at me that way, Ma. I got enough to worry 'bout without takin' on some corrupt, gun-happy lawmen. Now, where's Willow, and are we resupplied yet? I want t' burn atmo' as soon as possible. I think I know why Sam's so gorram twitchy on this dirtball..."

Ma quickly pulls out the pad of paper and pen she always carried on her and started to write. After a few minutes she turned the pad back to captain. “Willow left ship with that young Jimmy Blake, whose trouble if you ask me. They went to some place called Emmett’s Bar. Willow knows better than to trust pretty strangers but she left with him.”

(assuming some sort of reaction here. Wyatt knows that there was trouble in Emmett’s Bar, and that involved Darla, and that involved the sheriff. I’ll let you play it up as you’d like but my post is assuming you will be heading for the door to “rescue” Willow)

OOC: I work on the principle that the cargo bar door has a regular door within it. So the bay door is closed but the regular door is openin

Wyatt reached the cargo bay doorway when the door opened and Willow entered. The captain could tell in a glance that she had been through a shock or more but was still holding herself together. She was alone although she was looking over her shoulder at someone outside the ship as she entered.

Ma watched Wyatt go with the news of Willow when she heard a voice. “Good day,” Andrew says softly with a smile, “Sorry I hope I wasn’t interrupting anything.” He gestured with his head towards the retreating Wyatt’s figure. “Just looking for a place to stow my things; names Andrew Bowman, Ma’am.”

As Ma turns, Andrew can see that the elder lady is horrible disfigured in the face and neck area. Not fire or wounds, but it seems like half her face is melted and unable to reform. She bows her head and draws her hood over her head at meeting Andrew and merely nods politely. Then she beckons with her finger to show Andrew where he can store his things.

Newhouse, Beylix, Inside Edgar`s Place, 1:20, Day Three

“A’right,” Sam growled as he grabbed the first one and spun him around, “You boys is damagin’ my calm…” Without wasting time, Sam lays a punch to the jaw to the rancher and follows up with an upper cut to the side of the head that leaves him spinning into the table and crashing to the floor. Another rancher attempts to return the blow, but Sam dodges easily and puts his fist hard into the man’s stomach.

A smelter leaps up to grapple Sam, holding his hands down so he can’t defend himself as another comes and slugs Sam twice in the face. On the follow up punch, Sam ducks his head, making the other man smack his partner and lose his grip. Sam spins deftly around and drives a hard elbow to the neck of the one smelter and kicks the other in the skin before grabbing his collar and throwing him over his shoulder.

The fight peters out at this point, with Sam still standing and the others moaning and groaning on the floor. Some of the Ranchers are helping the smelters to their feet and laughing to themselves.

“You got a wicked punch there,” says the tall Rancher who Sam had hit first. Remind me to duck next time. Sorry about bumping you, we just blowing off steam. Can I buy you a round? Name’s Hank.”

OOC: You have 4 points of stun damage but that was a lucky blow because you clearly outmatched most in the room. You don’t have to make a big conversation out of this if you don’t want to, just keeping it friendly. They fight but it ain’t out of anger at each other.

Posted on 2010-09-06 at 00:59:14.

Topic: Castle Rautenberg Q n A
Subject: WM

Wandering monsters - you never know.

Posted on 2010-09-05 at 18:58:01.

Topic: Castle Rautenberg Q n A
Subject: Maps and things

The maps burned up with the plane. However you do know that your target was due south, near two distinctive moutains. The clear full moon night will allow you to find north and see the mountains so you can get your bearings. You know from the briefing that there were few villages in the area, perhaps a farm or two. There is a roadway for trucks to bring supplies, and a bridge which you were going to destroy.

Odyson - Basically, the way my games work is you post what you want to happen in a short timeframe. Everyone else will do the same,if you see an opportunity for interaction, feel free. When I post, I tell you what actually happened. You may have planned to walk across the field to talk to the young girl tending her fields but you actually stepped on a landmine ...

If you wish to do confersations between players you can create them in PM or email and one person can post. However same rule applies, you may not get all the conversation out if a german machinegun nest happens to wander by.

Posted on 2010-09-05 at 14:29:20.

Topic: WWII Horror
Subject: yoohoo

The game has started! Where is everyone?

Posted on 2010-09-04 at 15:26:27.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: Bob and Olan

We are waiting on Bob and Olan. If either of you are too busy or occupied, let me know and I will have a demon possess you for this round.

Posted on 2010-09-04 at 14:32:41.

Topic: New T-shirt design announcements
Subject: nice

The purple looks good. Need a babydoll t though

Posted on 2010-08-31 at 19:41:30.

Topic: Castle Rautenberg Q n A
Subject: done

Okay, posts are done.

Posted on 2010-08-31 at 13:17:55.


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