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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


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.

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.

Topic: Titles and Pics
Subject: Alacrity


I have taken on the job of sorting out the Avatars over this long weekend. I will take a look at the current avatars, the submitted one and do the resizing, approving and rejecting. Please be patient.


Posted on 2011-02-19 at 14:56:58.
Edited on 2011-02-19 at 15:00:17 by Alacrity

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: answers for the honey

Did I get a code from Benny (or Grandfather) for the key? Is that something Bowman could find within the data in the key itself?

No. He gave no code or even mentioned a code.

If Bridget says the blockade is no longer needed because the key's been the heck would the Alliance know? Is she playing everyone on this?

Good question. How far is here influence? But you really don't know. She is certainly suggesting that she has the power to make the blockade go away.

How long to Lullabelle? If Bridget tells us not to go, I'm pretty sure it would be a good idea to go...Sam and Kora may have more info, and they would likely be more than happy to join us on a little revenge. Having more peeps on our team than Bridget expects would be an advantage

Less than a day to the comet. You can always send them a wave as well if getting to Frisco fast is your agenda.

Posted on 2011-02-18 at 18:41:26.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Hold on

I need to see a doctor's note before I can accept that excuse. Have a leather clad nurse bring it to my place immediately.

Posted on 2011-02-16 at 13:13:55.

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

That doesn't sound good? Pekka?

Posted on 2011-02-14 at 17:14:21.

Topic: Castle Rautenberg Q n A
Subject: nomad

I will try to send you a brief write up on how the cortex rules plays but I believe there is a bit of an explanation in the starting pages of the recruitment thread for the game which is linked to the game thread.

Posted on 2011-02-14 at 14:25:33.

Topic: Castle Rautenberg Q n A
Subject: McGuiness

The Role of McGuiness will be taken on by Nomad D2. I have to brief him in first.

Posted on 2011-02-14 at 01:58:10.

Topic: Personal Question...
Subject: for me

I'm old school 2e for D&D. However I do like the Cortex Rule system by Margaret Weiss Productions. Very easy to play and learn.

Posted on 2011-02-07 at 20:26:17.

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: On the road again. Just can't wait to be on the road again.

Drifting in the Black, Day Eight 2:45 pm Ship Time

"Now, now, Miss Brigitte, don't be ruining my play with the Captain here and I won't be telling JW about any extracurricular activities, hmm? Your big problem here was sending a boy to do a woman's job. What on earth possessed you to send Jimmy? He was babbling all he knew after a single kiss...not that he knew much. So...I have what you want, and you have what we both want. How about we team up? I'll need to know where to direct the Captain, we not let him near you any time soon. That scrapper's gel was defective, and ate through Wolf's protective gear while he was removing your present. He'll have the use of his hand again, eventually, but the Captain takes attacks on his people seriously."

Willow shrugged idly and rolled her eyes, vaguely amused at what mattered to some people. She then smiled wickedly and leaned into the console, filling the lens with her lovely face. "So Brigitte, tell me where to send this crew, and we can both be rich!"

A moment passes and a brief flicker of annoyance passes over Brigitte's face. She knows that Willow isn't telling the truth but she wouldn't tell the truth either given the roles reversed. "Well give Wolfie my sympathies then darling but he must have done something stupid to release the gel. I wrapped that myself." She brushes her hair back, to give herself time to think, "Well once you get yourselves moving again, you and the men can meet me at the mines here on Frisco. Guess where I found the Lucius Newberry? But we need the key to opened the doorway and we need the code. I assume you got both from Benny?"

(Wait Answer)

"Well don't bother with the Ice. I wasn't gonna pay for it and if you got the key and code, then there is no need for the blockade anymore. Just get back as soon as you can."


"And Willow dear? If what I hear was on the LN is half of the truth, it will be more than enough to share so let's not be greedy about this. I don't mind sharing as I am sure Sam will tell you. See you soon Sugar."

Drifting in the Black, Day Eight 2:45 - Day Nine 2:00 am Ship Time

Wolf and Andrew work continuously on the repairs. The aft alternator had to be stripped down completely and each part degreased, cleaned, and separated. It took time but the part was needed to bring full power to the ship. They ran into a small setback when a steel disc that was part of the drive cracked in two in Andrew's hands. But Wolf found a similar disc in an compressor shaft and was able to tool it into the right size and shape. Ma brought them hot coffee and protein paste sandwiches that passed tasteless across their palettes. After seven hours of continuous work, they had the piece back together and in the engine again. Wolf drew the lever down to start the engine spinning and like a Unification day parade, the light came on and the power returned to the ship.

After that they worked on the filaments of the Grav Dampener and between the two of them, it didn't take nearly as long. Steering restored, Sam was able to start plotting a course. He could shave a half day off easily and get them to Regina in 24 hours.

Regina, Frisco, Day Seven, 10:00 pm Planet Time

Asher sat up in bed quickly and pulled on his boots., Ernestina May shifted beside him but felt back to sleep again. Since becoming the temporary sheriff of this town, Asher had no end of bed partners - like the women of the town never saw a fresh face before. But this new Lawman - Luke, he wasn't very keen on the ladies - except Brigit that. He was often seen around her, staring her and not in a good way.

Wasn't interested in Asher's offer to help out or give the lay of the land. Wanted to see and do things himself he had said.

Asher wanted to send a wave to the Captain but the blockade was monitoring transmissions and Asher wasn't sure how to ask the questions without asking the questions. But he was thinking that it would be better to try now.


Gunfire close by? What the ...? A small fear that Asher had suddenly grew rapidly. He'd been sheriff for five days before Luke without drawing a gun once. He scuffled with a few but never a need to draw. What was Pearson thinking?

Posted on 2011-02-07 at 01:32:15.
Edited on 2011-02-07 at 01:33:45 by Alacrity

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

We are getting to a point where the "Lucius Newberry" will be referenced. This was brought up by Kora back on the comet so I am "re-printing" here for your reference. Better than everyone searching through our story.

Kora had been separated from her unit during the war and needed to find her way back to base. She happened across a group of soldier clustered around a transport called Lucius Newberry. She hooked up with them because they were pulling out as soon as they loaded up the transport with crates. She offered to help for a lift to base. The commanding officer, one Colonel Maddoc was more than willing to take her on. There were lots of crates and they were all very heavy.

Sergeant Sam Hawkes and Lt. Kombes greeted her kindly. Sam joked with her about her call name but didn’t question her about what her unit was or her task there. They supervised the 20 men in the unit but also helped out. Those were heavy crates, really heavy and there were so many that the cargo bay was full by the time they finished.

Maddoc never raised a hand to help. He just watched them, along with this red-haired woman that was clinging to his side. kora never did get a good look at the woman, but she was hanging tight to Maddoc like a second shirt.

Then the shelling began at a distance. The Alliance was moving towards their position. The men moved to the ship but the Colonel ordered them to hold their positions until he could inspect the hold.

Every instinct in Kora’s gut told her something was wrong, and it was confirmed when the cargo bay doors closed with a slam and Lucius Newberry lifted off into the sky, leaving all the men behind. Maddoc had betrayed them, but for what? Some red haired harlot and a bunch of crates?

Boxed in when the shelling hit, the unit began to take losses immediately. Kora and Sam scourged across the battlefield to find enough parts to make a transmitter. An aerial was needed though to boost the signal. Kombes found some spools of wired and led it behind him to hook it up to the tower where an alliance attack skiff had crashed. Use the hull as the aerial – great idea.

But there was one surviving member of the skiff crew who shot Kombes as he ran.

Kombes staggered and with his last strength, flung himself on the skiff, using his body and the blood to connect the hull to the wire.

Kora got a signal out and her unit was able to save her, Sam Hawkes and 5 other men - all the others died. No one knew what was inside those crates or why they were betrayed.

Posted on 2011-02-07 at 00:58:01.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off
Subject: 4 out of 7 is not a quorum

OOC: Excuse my heavy handed approach here to finish off the tower and move you down the corridor. We seem to be lagging in posts lately.

The party sweeps the entire room and finds nothing unusual. The room to the northeast is a storage areas with many blankets, mats pillow and other sundries. A quick peek up the circular ladder reveals only a small watch tower above, un-manned.

Leaving this room, the party finds that the spider bodies have disappeared. They have vanished. leaving only traces of blood, slime and venom as evidence that they were here and not illusions.

Moving down the two flights of stairs through the eastern corridors, the party comes to a hallway branching off south. after Maximus initially looks around the corner to see it is unoccupied. The doors down the hall are all closed. He continues on to check out the door to the north, which is closed but would lead to the other tower and then further down to see the corridor turns south to more stairs down.

The gladiator returns to the party waiting by the first south corridor. Before he can ask which way to go, the sound of a door opening comes from the south. You all look to see something move from the one doorway on the west and across to the door to the east, closing the door quickly behind as it did.

Startled, you all look at each other - did you just see what you thought you saw?

OOC: Check PM's for further details

Posted on 2011-02-07 at 00:19:05.

Topic: Escape From Castle Rautenberg
Subject: Finally back - Now to set the mood

July 14th 1943, 2:45-4:00 am, Day Two of Mission

OOC: Because I have been delayed and I am sure you all want to get to the action, I have jumped you forward without much detail. You may backpost if you want any conversation and prep before this post starts

The engine of the major's car seemed to like the speed, or Brutal had a real lead foot, either way, you once on the main road, the car moved quickly down the road. It was a tight fit in the car but from a distance you all looked the part, and up close, well you could deal with that.

The roads became winding and steep fast, with many turns and valleys and up the edge of mountains. At one point the headlights showed a section of road barrier torn and twisted, where someone had misjudged a turn and when over the cliff edge.

After what seems like a long climb, you enter into a valley. Black pools of water stand like dark mirrors about the muddy roadway. Thick cold mist spreads a pallor over the road. Giant tree trunks stand on both sides of the road, their branches clawing into the fog. Ahead of you a high stone buttresses loom on either side of the road and a ancient iron gate hangs on rusted bent hinges. A faded signpost is revealed in the light "Barovia".

You drive on in the darkness and fog, feeling the chill in the air as the dampness reaches right through your clothing to your bones. Tall shapes loom out of the dense fog and the muddy ground gives way to slick wet cobblestones. tall shape appear around you that become recognizable as buildings and dwellings of a town, long deserted and ravaged by time. No one lives here anymore and it looks like it has been deserted for a long time. You pass through the main square of this ghost town, a signpost over a door reveals itself in the headlights as a tavern once called "Blood on The Vine".

You leave the village and move up again, cross over a bridge and continue on the road that cuts through an dense old forest. The thick damp undergrowth presses in on the roadway and the trees are so close the trunks almost touch. The forest have a silence to them of a forgotten grave.

Up you go again, winding around and over until you turn the corner and in the distance there is a large bridge across a great chasm. The sound of the Waterfall churning can be heard as you slow down as the bridge is lit and there is a small building on this side with a wooden bar gate across the road. There are four german soldiers there, coming out as you approach. One of them steps out, casual but wary and waves for you to stop. The other three take positions, one on either side of the road and the other back towards the bridge itself.

There is no way around this checkpoint. This was the bridge that one "team" was going to destroy so reinforcements couldn't reach the castle.

The one closer to you shouts out, "Halt! Ziehen Sie an der Seite und präsentieren sie ihr Papieren sofort!" (Halt! Pull to the side and present your papers immediately!)

Posted on 2011-02-06 at 19:01:56.
Edited on 2011-02-06 at 19:04:03 by Alacrity

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: getting better

I will be free of the pri+nting madness that is my work's conference today. Hope to post to all my games this weekend.

Posted on 2011-02-04 at 11:54:03.

Topic: The webmaster is sucking
Subject: Reavers gonna get ya

Roger is knee deep in binders and CPD materials right now. Truck is being loaded tonight which marks the end of my 7am-10pm shifts for another year. I'm so tired that I'd turn down a leather clad nurse right now.

Posted on 2011-02-02 at 20:43:35.

Topic: The Home page
Subject: I can ask

I can Ask Lance to do a valentine's MB cover. Al and Bro dressed like cherubs testing myths about love potions.

But for pity sake man, take down the christmas decorations.

Posted on 2011-01-27 at 13:05:58.


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