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Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: Quirk

All ships have a quirk - something unique about them that no matter of fixing will change. In Rocinante, when the ship goes to hard burn, there is a sound like a horse galloping across the length of the ship.

This ship has a strange quirk. It occasionally vents cool mist in certain areas. This mist swirls and disappears quickly and is no harm to anyone. However some of you have noted that the mist often looks like a lady dressed in white. A ghost? Well, no one believes in ghosts do they?

Posted on 2011-04-22 at 13:22:15.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: well

I like Destiny or Xuan Zi personally.

Posted on 2011-04-22 at 12:47:42.
Edited on 2011-04-22 at 12:48:00 by Alacrity

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: or

I have one that suits the nature of the background although it is similar to Serenity

How about: Serendipity

Serendipity is when you find something that you were not expecting to find.

A suggestion, you don't have to like it.

Posted on 2011-04-21 at 17:31:09.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: mandarin

Rao Nei Yali (Rao-Yali for short)

"Graceful under Pressure"

Posted on 2011-04-21 at 16:39:28.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: Seriously...we need a name

Some suggestions:

Black Storm
Dark Sword
Hell's Angel
Fuligin Cloak
Terminus Est

I'm open to ides.

Posted on 2011-04-21 at 16:14:45.

Topic: Artist wanted
Subject: Artist wanted


I am looking for an srtist who might be able to draw up a ship I will be using in a firefly campaign. I have floorplans, and some "similar to" images but I would like to have a picture of the ship in flight.

So it would be an sleek, all black vessel. These are the floorplans.



It would have a shuttle on the top, like this similar ship.


Any takers? Please?

Posted on 2011-04-21 at 15:52:27.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: yeah....that's sexy


Posted on 2011-04-21 at 15:47:58.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: Ship Stats

Name: ???

AGI: D10
INIT: D10+D8
LP: 6

Allure (minor) – Damn Sexy machine.
Fast Throttle (minor) – Fastest ship around, for sure.
You Want What? (Minor) – Hard to find parts, high maintenance due to retooling
Memorable (Minor) – Everyone remembers this ship

Skills (It is a transport but steers like a gunship)
Aerial Transport Operations/Gun-Ship d2
Perception d4
Space Navigation d2
Space Transport Operations/Gun-Ship d2

Dimensions (LxBxH): 106×125×48
Tonnage: 1920
Speed Class: 7 cruise / 11 hard burn
Fuel Capacity: 60 tons (600 hours)
Cargo Capacity/Maximum Deck Load: 480 tons
Crew Quarters: 6 single cabins
Passenger Capacity: 2 double cabins
Gear: One 20 ton Shuttle, Infirmary
Complexity: Low
Maintenance: 300/month, 3600/year

Now if you know any artist friends that would like to take a stab at drawing this for me, that would be great.

Posted on 2011-04-21 at 15:41:20.
Edited on 2011-04-21 at 15:45:01 by Alacrity

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: better guns and rifles

PDF of better guns and rifles than in the books. Lots out there on that World Wide Web if you feel like looking.

Posted on 2011-04-21 at 13:26:27.
Edited on 2011-04-21 at 13:27:46 by Alacrity

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

I go out of my way to make the game as much fun as it can be. I don't think anyone who games with me should suggest otherwise. in fact, I am trying to keep things fun for all. There is an excess to what is being suggested and I am trying to rein it in before characters who are suppose to be Big Damn Heroes go in and destroy a town of innocent people.

Remember the Pilot episode of Firefly? Jayne, Zoe and Mal know they are walking into a trap with Patience. Did Mal bring two machine guns, an assault rifle, a shot gun and his pistol? Does Jayne have Vera and grenades?

When they rescue the Doctor and River from the hillbillies that were gonna burn them - again Jayne is carrying one weapon, as is Mal as is Zoe.

So I'm trying to keep it "real" as in real for a sci-fi western. Firefly had a simplicity about it that made it wonderful (which the movie lost but that is another argument). So I would recommend you keep it simple.

BTW - the difference in range between the SMG and the assault rifle is 50 feet. That's all.

Posted on 2011-04-21 at 12:32:45.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: Characters

I will be posting the characters for all to see and familiarize yourself. Now your will have all been together between 5 to 2 years so you will have come to know each other and most importantly - trust each other. The life you lead, the jobs you take - you have to have the trust or you'd be dead.

So, think about your character and write a short blurb that would be how others describe him or her. Not pages please, just a paragraph or two - and send it to me so I can add it to your character.

Roger is a hard working fella who tends towards the serious side. Not one to laugh or play around - heck he rarely cracks a smile, but he is always there to offer a hand or cover a shift if someone needs him. His secret passion is cooking and he enjoys reading and writing.

I'm all for people knowing each other before the game starts because it adds to the story and the teamwork. Yes, it is cliche but cliche exists for a reason.

Posted on 2011-04-21 at 12:07:10.

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

This is Firefly! Not the foyer scene in the Matrix!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You didn't really meet up with too many arms dealers in town. They probably couldn;t get any cause Asher already created a shortage!!!

Posted on 2011-04-20 at 19:47:23.

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

Okay. I looked though the posts and unfortunately the equipment taken and not taken is vague - probably because I thought I was writing Ash off the game.

We have established in posts that Ash has the Pythons, the Peacekeepers and the 22 colt. As well he has the SPAS shotgun. I don't believe that Ash would go as sheriff without a rifle so I rule that he took the single shot 22 rifle (feeling that he wasn't fighting a war, just keeping the peace).

That leaves:
The Grizzley
The Justice Arms
and the Uzis

Yes, you can use an assault rifle at d6 skill. I was merely pointing out that you won't be as accurate with it as with the other weapons.

Posted on 2011-04-20 at 16:57:26.

Topic: Personal Question...
Subject: pathfinder

I keep hearing about pathfinder in passing but I have not really had the time to check it out (plus I don't want to buy another system right now). For those of you who play it - what do you like about it?

Posted on 2011-04-20 at 15:18:36.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: A basic background and how the game will start

This is how it is:

It is only two years after the unification war ended and at least three of the crew members (MMV’s Mechanic, Celeste’s Pilot and Grugg’s Captain are my choices but it can change) are on an Alliance ship for some reason. Grace is being released from the prison she was kept in after being captured at the end of the war. The others, we can work out the reasons.

Something happens and the ship is attacked, power is lost and chaos takes over. The three PC find themselves together in an escape pod and leaving a dying ship. You drift for a day and no one picks you up. Then, one of you spots something out in the black – it looks like a ship but you almost miss it because it is painted black. You try to hail it and it doesn’t move. So Grace rewires the pod's propulsion and manages to get you close enough to attach to the airlock. Realizing the ship is adrift, she transfer power from the escape pod to the ship so she can get enough time to get the engines going so you have air.

The ship has no marking at all, neither alliance nor independent. It has some pretty advanced sensor equipment, auto-cannons that are burned out, a fried missile turret and a place to hold prisoners. There is no crew, no bodies, and no sign of life. The onboard computer has been formatted so it is wiped clean with no hope of recovery. The crew quarters have no personal effects. The engine is labeled “Malarkey17” and is nothing like any engine you have ever seen before, with module parts and systems rerouted everywhere.

Working together, you get the ship moving. You take it to Beylix, the junkyard of the universe, and using Grace’s underworld connections, land the ship and hide it so you can work on getting it up and proper. It takes a better part of a year to do so as the parts are so hard to find and often have to be “retooled” in order to make them work. You take out the auto cannons and the missile turret and sell them to finance the repairs and your living expenses over the year. Once complete you soon discover that the ship is very fast, very unique and as far as you can tell completely unclaimed. So you register the ship as a Whitefire Class and do all the paperwork. Working with the plan to use the ship as a way of life, you look to a few more crew and bring/hire on the rest. You will need a name for your ship …..

The game starts two years later and you have established a reputation for fast delivery and reliable service with few questions asked. You got a job transporting a Companion “Priscilla” from Higgins Moon to Persephone with a caveat of being there for a certain day – a lord (Atherton Wing) wanted her there for his birthday and would pay 3000 cr. Priscilla put forth a 300cr deposit and away you went, confident that you had plenty of time.

Except that the companion became very ill. So ill in fact, that your Medic feared for her life and demanded that you make an emergency landing on the nearest planet – Greenleaf. There you rushed Priscilla to the hospital where they saved her life, but only barely. She was very weak and would have to remain in the hospital for a few weeks. (Medic hears from staff it was a very slow but lethal poison, probably ingested days before you picked her up)

So you are out the commission for the job (Wing’s assistant expresses regret but any illness or difficulty delivering the girl is not his problem). You are on a tropical vacation planet for the wealthy so you can’t afford to stay here long (fuel, food, port fees are all 3x cost here). You need something to offset your losses and move on. As luck would have it, you are approached by a wine merchant looking to move some casks quickly and willing to pay well for it.

Posted on 2011-04-20 at 13:12:43.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: yep

It is in the jar labelled "In case Captain tries to drive or write bad poetry"

Posted on 2011-04-20 at 10:37:26.
Edited on 2011-04-20 at 10:37:57 by Alacrity

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: why?

Asher's equipment is listed on his character sheet on the character thread. It is all there but he has most of it with him. I can go searching for the exact post but other than the uzis, I think there is little for you.

Fenris has two machine pistols and a shot gun. Bowman has two pistols. Neither you have any specialization in assault rifles. So I am at a loss to why you feel the need to rummage through Ash's stuff.

If you wish to stock up your character on weaponry, I suggest you make sure you do that next time no one is shooting at you in the game.

Posted on 2011-04-20 at 10:32:53.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: oh no

This is Serenity - all women are model level beauties. I'm thinking that Megan Fox, Monica Bellucci or even Bree Olson could use the work.

Posted on 2011-04-20 at 00:16:01.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: ack

No one let Grugg drive!

Posted on 2011-04-20 at 00:11:53.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: New Ship




It would have a shuttle on the top, like this similar ship.


Details to come. I will probably play with the floorplan (You don't need a brig and you don't want the guns)

This is an idea of how the wings would be (but reversed angle):


Posted on 2011-04-19 at 20:00:23.
Edited on 2011-04-19 at 20:07:58 by Alacrity

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: Okay - need input

So far we have

Celeste - A "Gunbunny" pilot (I love that term - makes me think Anime)

Darren - A non-combatant Medic with pilot skills

Mysterion - A solid PR Hired gunslinger

MMV - A knife wielding Mechanic/Tech with black market contacts

DragonBlood - still considering but has expressed a concern with being captain.

So, Grugg has asked to join and we have wanted to game together for awhile so I am inclined to let him in. I will change to a bigger ship. grugg has offered to be captain as well, letting DB off the hook. Even wit ha captain, there is no need to always expect him to tell everyone what to do. you know your jobs on the ship so don't get bogged down in rank.

So any objections to a six man crew?

Posted on 2011-04-19 at 17:47:46.

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

I forgot to put that in the post. Sorry Ash. The doctor is pretty sure it was Winnie Mustard because she is a sure shot from a distance which matched the cluster you got hit with. I will add that into the the post.

Posted on 2011-04-19 at 16:48:10.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Land Lock

For the record. Your ship has to land and be stationary for the port authority to land lock your ship. They can not do it while you are flying, unless they use an EMP and then you'd crash and the point would be moot at best.

A LL is a transmission from the PA tower that basically overrides all your engine functions and prevents you from taking off. Can you prevent it from happening? Sure but it will be an INCREDIBLE complex action so you'd have to have Andrew on the ship to constantly adjust the coding.

However - when Rocinante entered the atmosphere, you didn't even get a ping from the PA - which means even the auto functions are off right now. They can not lock you down if the tower is disabled or shut down.

I had a PM asking about this, so I thought I would share.

Posted on 2011-04-19 at 16:24:19.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: no

Nothing wrong with your equipment list Mysterion. Don't worry about it.

I don't think you need a companion on board. Especially considering that MMV is my daughter........

Posted on 2011-04-19 at 13:54:04.

Topic: Happy Birthday Eol!!!
Subject: Happy Birthday dude!

Facelicks all a round

Posted on 2011-04-19 at 12:12:45.


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