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Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: What an idea!


I promise to update this game this weekend. It is my priority right up there with a portobella mushroom sauce for the roast beef.

Posted on 2010-10-22 at 19:05:29.
Edited on 2010-10-22 at 19:05:43 by Alacrity

Topic: Loaded Dice #59: Getting his Just Desserts
Subject: about time


That boy, I say, that boy deserves a heaping helping of dice to the tuckus.

Posted on 2010-10-22 at 19:02:45.

Topic: There is more to the Inn than the forums...
Subject: Some REM


I added another.

It's the End of the Game

Posted on 2010-10-21 at 02:50:36.
Edited on 2010-10-21 at 02:51:01 by Alacrity

Topic: Poems by me
Subject: Love it


Wonderful poem, and I am so glad you have found such good friends.

Posted on 2010-10-21 at 02:22:08.

Topic: RPG Myth Breakers #5 - 2e or not 2e
Subject: As an aside


I see that the President of the United States is going to appear on a mythbusters episode soon.

Kinda surprised the secret service would let the mythbusters near the president - after all they do blow things up alot.



Posted on 2010-10-20 at 16:12:30.

Topic: RPG Myth Breakers #5 - 2e or not 2e
Subject: wow


8 points up still and 16 comments overnight! I feel honoured!

Posted on 2010-10-20 at 09:53:42.

Topic: Castle Rautenberg Q n A
Subject: Good news


Dreen has contacted me and he is sorting out some RL issues so he will be back to play McGuiness soon. My thanks to Robert for volunteering to fill the gap.

Posted on 2010-10-20 at 09:50:55.

Topic: RPG Myth Breakers #5 - 2e or not 2e
Subject: thanks to all


Much appreciated.

Posted on 2010-10-19 at 17:41:13.

Topic: Castle Rautenberg Q n A
Subject: questions and answres


The man in the car was blond and wearing driving goggles. You didn't get introduced nor did you see a ranking ensigna. He drove by at 60 km/hours on a dirt road and you were more interested in the girl (go ahead - deny it)

Robert is taking over McGuiness. Too hard to slip in a new member behind enemy line. (Hi! I'm Bob, a corporal from the 187th just wandering through....)

You don't have to wait on the command. You can comment on your watch if you saw something, talk about what your character is thinking about (the girl back home, your mom, baseball, etc). You can get up, get gear ready and prepare withour the Sarge telling up too.

All the bears were killed and eaten by the dragons and manticore in the forest so don't worry about bears.

Posted on 2010-10-17 at 16:57:20.

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: post psot psot


Newhouse, Beylix Outside Rocinante, 2:00 pm, Day Three

“Look gentlemen I’m no dockie, union or non-union. I’m just trying to get this ship fuelled so I can get my ship fuelled and get the hell off this rock, Dong ma?”Wolf faced the dock workers with a cold hard look that he had used many times while serving time. A look that said I’d soon as kill you as talk to you.

The three guys in the back lost interest immediately. “Umm Boss?” they said taking a step back.

“What? You guys scared?” he retorts back without looking at them, his eyes on Wolf.

“Ummm Boss...that winch hose has a habit of leaking.”

“Yeah so....” the short man says but his voice trails off. “He’s not gonna use the guns because he’ll go up with them.”

“Yo Biggs!” A feminine voices shouts none-too-lady-like from behind. The woman that Wolf had spoken to before was coming up to them at a fast walk and looking pissed.

“Stacy! You know you can’t hire scabbies!”

“Ain’t hired no one Biggs! Now get back to work or help out.”

“Regs say you need a level four to operate a winch hose. I ain’t got one and neither does he?”

“Really? Did you check? Ask? Or just looking for a fight? Cause if you want one Biggs, I’m willing and able!” She stares down at him hard and the small man stares back. After a few moments, the three guys pull Biggs back.

“Come on boss. You touch her and you know what happens.”

The four exit the scene grumbling. Stacy wipes her brow with a rag from her pocket and then turns to Wolf, “Sorry about that. You know dockies, can’t live with them and not enough will fit in the turbine shafts.”

(comment, or question for her)

“Well I better stay with you so no one can complain about you doing guild work. Thanks for the help though. You minding the Firefly? Nice boat, reliable but got spunk.”


Newhouse, Beylix, Rocinante, Cockpit, 2:00 pm, Day Three

Trish escorted John Blake to the cockpit of Rocinante. As they walked in, she immediately noticed the flashing light on the console noting there was a wave coming in. She stepped lightly to the console and checked the bearing – sure enough, local law enforcement. She looked back at John who took the pilot’s seat as it was closest to the screen.

“That’s him, ain’t it?” he asked.
Trish nodded her head.

“Do you have kids Miss?”

Trish stared for a moment as if thinking and then nodded.

“it ain’t easy is it?”

She shrugged and shook her head, and then, put her arm on John’s shoulder and gently gave it a squeeze. She then pointed to herself and the exit door.

“No. If I hit the wrong button in here I’ll need someone to help.” He sighed heavily, “Go ahead.”

Trish hit the connection button and moved quickly and silently to the shadows of the back of the room. An image came up immediately of the sheriff, sitting at his desk with feet up, looking very proud of himself. “Mr. Blake! So good of you to call!”

“Spare me the small talk Sheriff. You are holding my son.”

“Correct.” He answered slowly as if not expecting the answer, “My my my, news does travels fast around here.”

“What are the charges?”

“Beg Pardon?”

“What are the charges against my son?”

“Well. Carrying an illegal weapon for one and then threatening a young lady, a saloon owner named Darla and another person with said weapon.”

John pondered that for a moment. “And how do you wish to proceed?”

The sheriff smile a self indulgent leer of a grin, “Well, you transfer 5000 credits into an account I’ll give you and he is all yours.”

“I want to speak to him.” John asked evenly.

“In good time. Now shall we arrange....”

“I want to speak to him now or with a simple wave to an associate of mine, you will find every account with your name attached to it frozen from here to the core planets. Now Sheriff, and then we will discuss your money.”

The sheriff loses his grin rapidly as the scene is not playing out as he planned. He signals over to the deputy who goes over to the cell in the back. Soon, father and son face each other electronically. James’ face is bruised badly and he is dressed in orange overalls, not the suit he had on when John had left.

“Daddy? Help me.”

“Don’t Daddy me James. What is going on?”

James looks ready to cry, “It was that woman’s fault. Wllow. She’s not what you think Dad. She is an evil manipulator. She tricked me and stole what was rightfully mine. I think she’s some sort of government agent attempting to...” he trails off.

“Attempting what, James?”

“It’s hard to explain Dad but trust me, she is the one. She is manipulating me, you, that captain and the sheriff into believing her.”

The sheriff snorts loudly, “I came into the bar, and three witnesses say you pulled a gun on them and there is a pretty boy gun on the floor. This Willow must be some agent, junior!”

“Dad, you gotta believe me. Get me out of here.”

“That’s enough.” The sheriff waves to Ken who comes and takes James back to his cell. “Boys will be boys, I guess. Now, about the money?”

John stared at the screen for a moment without answering. He thinks about his son, of how he has grown up, of his wife’s need to give their child whatever he wanted. But blame his wife as much as he wanted, he was responsible for this. He didn’t teach James right from wrong; he taught him that he had a lot of rights and privileges.

“Excuse me Mr. Blake? You still with us” the sheriff asked after waiting for an answer.

John drew in a deep breath and made a decision, “No.”

“Fine, the account is ... what did you say?”

“I said no. James is an adult now and it is about time that he faces up to his own actions and their results. He can wait for the trial.”

The sheriff looked dumbfounded, “But....but...the council is on vacation. It could be months.”

“No it won’t sheriff. I will send a wave immediately to my good friend JW McClarrin. He is a senator and he will recall the council, especially given his personal connection to Newhouse.”

The sheriff stood up and leaned into the monitor, “McClarrin? How do you know McClarrin.”

“He’s a close friend and owner of the mine that Frisco was build around. Now sheriff, I expect that my son will receive the best medical attention for the injury I see he has, as per the alliance charter of rights.”

“Medical! Now see here!”

“And he will be treated in a humane and decent way or so help me sheriff, I will contact every close friend of mine across the ‘verse and make sure they know what type of sham you are running here. Do you get my meaning?”

“But...what about ...”

“And you will be able to gather up all your witnesses. Especially the young lady who was threatened and the other man?’

“What? I don’t ....she...that is...”

“Good day Sheriff. Oh, and I expect to speak to my son every 24 hours to make sure he is doing well. We can do that before or after your former deputy calls you.” John presses the button to disconnect the transmission. Not knowing which button to push however, he turns off the navigational computer. He flips another switch and the flood lights activate in the cargo bay. Trish is by his side in a moment and turns off the transmission. Once again, she gently taps John’s shoulder in sympathy.

Newhouse, Beylix, Rocinante, Asher’s Room, 2:00 pm, Day Three

It didn’t take long before Andrew was on the cortex. Piggy backing on the spaceport’s carrier wave, he stripped off any ID markers attached to his trail and slipped into the shell of the port authority courier interface. Most subsystems on the cortex had a back door routine built into the firmware for courier transmissions or else they would slow the bandwidth to a crawl.

I’m a little courier, short and stout. Don’t check my handle, no need to doubt. Andrew mentally chanted in his mind a rhyme a friend had told him about using this method. The problem with it was if another person tried to piggy back at the same time, and then you become obvious to every alliance security bot and engine within listening range – but he was sure not many people in Newhouse would be surfing the ethers courier style.

Sheriff Arness, first name Conrad, at first glance seemed to be nothing of interest: A rim sheriff with no attachments, unmarried, no family of record, clean record – too clean actually. Andrew activated a sniffer subroutine and then went digging himself. As soon as he started looking into the council and their history, security alarms began to sound and he was forced to use chaff programs to draw them off while he found the info he wanted to find.

The sheriff was a friend of a number of council members, and he had once made an attempt to become a council member before, except JW McClarrin blocked his efforts, using a majority vote and a number of his friends to vote against Arness. This was shortly before JW left Newhouse for Frisco, and reading between the lines. JW probably thought it was the end of Arness. He was gone when they set up Arness as sheriff, and he barely got that by a single council vote. For a year after that, those who had voted against the sheriff all either died or moved on to another planet. Once Luke came aboard, the council took to taking long vacations.

The sheriff had money – a lot of it. He had squirreled it away in a number of accounts and there was no way Andrew was going to try a bank hack without a day or two of prep. He was running his money through two shell companies to clean it up before depositing it into a number of accounts, ghost companies and paid a significant amount of money to a “registered” companion named Arlene Conrad, who Andrew was willing to bet didn’t exist or was dead. Companion accounts were considered sacrosanct, so authorities tend to leave them alone. This leads to some people using fake companions to hide money or finding a companion who passed away and maintaining the fiction of their existence. The Companion Guild would be very interested in knowing about Arness and Arlene, and a mislaid courier package would make that very easy....

OOC: I will stop here because I need Robert’s post in the cargo bay. Just keep in mind that at some point the flood lights will come on in the cargo bay and then shut off.

YeOlde – up to you what you want to do at this point. You can try to reveal to the guild what Arness is doing but it might not work, could back fire etc etc – there is risk. At this point, I have assumed you are only collecting data.

Posted on 2010-10-16 at 20:32:02.

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


Adrian did run off with Arien and Char. However, since the last thing you posted was that you were taking an inventory of the group, I put you behind the fighters. Thus, Adrian did not see Dapple attacked but did see her go down, and of course the honking huge spiders. My apologies for not making that clearer. I thought I had posted a reply but apparently I only thought about posting. Does anyone else have that happen? or is it just me?

Posted on 2010-10-16 at 13:04:47.
Edited on 2010-10-16 at 13:05:34 by Alacrity

Topic: Castle Rautenberg Q n A
Subject: more


The ham is smoked so it is perserved - it will last awhile.

Yes there is running water. No one will die of thirst.

The only traffic seen is the one I posted. The trucks have not come back, the black car did not return, the batmobile did not time travel through and the busload of wildly drunk german nurses did not break down outside the farm.



Posted on 2010-10-15 at 17:19:06.

Topic: Castle Rautenberg Q n A
Subject: No saw


You did not find any metal saws in your search.

Posted on 2010-10-15 at 17:11:13.

Topic: Castle Rautenberg Q n A
Subject: posted at last


Robert Mcbroom (Eol as we call him) has volunteered for sniper duty.

I posted - work has slowed down for me today.

Posted on 2010-10-14 at 16:30:36.

Topic: Escape From Castle Rautenberg
Subject: A day in the barn


July 14th 1943, 8 am to 8 pm, Day Two of Mission

OOC: just a note that you traveled by night to reach here by day, so it is daytime currently

The food is a welcome sight and taste to men who had been living on rations and army food for what seemed to be an eternity. Even left out for a day and cold, the chicken and dumplings were well recieved. In the kitchen, a supply of apples, potatoes and rutabagas were found. A slightly dented Crosley Shelvador Refrigerator (When you open it, the door comes off its hinges but is held in place with bent chicken wire.) has a supply of milk, butter and eggs inside as well as a smoked ham wrapped in brown paper.

The search of the house turned up a number of useful items. First of all was the 1930's Sauer 12g double barreled shotgun over the mantle piece along with two boxes of 12 double aught buck shells (so 24 in total). Although hanging on the wall, the gun is well oiled and obviously been taken care of for some time. In the bedrooms were found few match boxes, some candles, a bar of soap, a silver hip flask, and some iodine. In the bedside table of the master bedroom is a Beholla 7.65mm automatic pistol with a separate 7 round mag and a box of 100 rounds (7 missing). The handgun is old (1917) but in excellent condition. In the closet, on the top shelf are a pair of Carl Zeiss Jena Binoculars 8 X 24 with leather carrying case.

The dining room liquor cabinet contains a number of liquors in glass decanters. Asbach brandy, Gin and Vodka are labeled with them are several others that smell of fruit and could be schnappes.

"Ok listen up, sentries will be stationed in the loft with the sniper scope from McGuinness's rifle and will be as follows. I’ll take the first 3 hours, then you McGuinness, followed by Stewart, Clements, then myself for the last 3 hours. By then it will be 2000 hrs nightfall and we can head out as ordered. Find a place to down here to set your racks and get some shut eye, that’s an order.” Sgt Romo ordered.

The men find themselves places to rest and the upper loft is used as a sentry post - an excellent position as from the loft a shuttered window can be opened giving the watch the ability to see the driveway and even part of the road with the scope or binoculars.

On McGuinness's watch, about 1:00 pm, three trucks pass by on the road heading northwards, in the direction of the crash site. They are lorries, but from his vantage point, the sniper can not tell if the trucks have personnel in them or not.

On Stewart's watch, he sees a black car pass heading south. It is a fancy car, convertible four seater with a long front. Driving is a man, blond and beside him is a woman. Her head is wrapped in a scarf but enough hair peeks out to see she is blond. She wears dark glasses to protect from the wind and dust.

The rest of the watches have nothing to report. 2000 hours (8 pm) comes around and the team is rested and well-fed at least. Night is starting to fall and the men prepare to move on.

OOC: I will need to know what you are taking and what you are not, and who has what.



Posted on 2010-10-14 at 16:26:00.

Topic: Hi
Subject: Welcome


Glad to have you aboard!


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Posted on 2010-10-13 at 14:30:37.

Topic: Hi
Subject: Welcome Wiz


Hope you enjoy the inn.

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Posted on 2010-10-13 at 14:29:35.

Topic: Castle Rautenberg Q n A
Subject: List is upcoming


In my post I will let you know all you found.

Posted on 2010-10-12 at 16:40:24.

Topic: Castle Rautenberg Q n A
Subject: moving forward


I hope to move the game forward by Wednesday. I have found someone to take over Dreen's character.

Odyson - you should ask me what you find in the house, not post assumptions. I don't have a problem with what you have put as found but if you'd pm'ed me, I would have given you a comprehensive list.

Posted on 2010-10-12 at 12:26:48.

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


Only three posts so far so I will move Wolf's scene forward and do the wave between Blake sr and Sheriff. I have been waiting for awhile to do this scene but didn;t want to rush the story.

Robert - Willow is sorta waiting on Sam to post because she needs to react to you and your injuries.

Posted on 2010-10-12 at 12:22:13.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: Very Long long weekend


I see we are still waiting on 3 people in the game to post. If I do not hear from them before Wed, I will go ahead and move the combat without them.

Posted on 2010-10-12 at 12:16:26.

Topic: Pungeon Master
Subject: rustle rustle


Checking my contract fine print to see if I can ban for really really ban puns.

Posted on 2010-10-08 at 19:25:33.

Topic: Castle Rautenberg Q n A
Subject: Finally


I finally got all the pictures up in the character section.

I believe we have lost Dreen. Will NPC for the moment until I can find a person to take over.

Posted on 2010-10-08 at 15:07:35.

Topic: Hi ^__^
Subject: Grugg!


Stop it grugg. You'll scare the womenfolk.

Posted on 2010-10-07 at 02:30:43.

Topic: Hi ^__^
Subject: new banner to test


Welcome to the Inn

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Posted on 2010-10-06 at 20:22:02.

 


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