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Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Let's hope indeed.

I'll probably try to post something in reference to Fenris' suspicions here in the next day or so. I'm enjoying the interaction between Andrew and Wolf.

Posted on 2010-12-20 at 06:55:19.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: The question being...

With Leadership I can use it once per are you using that in this forum?

Tan, plot points are used either by increasing die steps (e.g. From a d6 to a d8, d8 to a d10, etc.). The higher the starting die, the more plot points you have to expend to increase your step. To go from a d8 to a d10 would take 5 plot points.

Another way plot points are used is to change a die that has already been rolled by spending plot points in a 1=1 ration (e.g. - roll is a 5. Spend 2 plot points to take the roll to a 7).

And yet another way is to effect the storyline or reduce damage from a single die roll. The storyline cost is really ultimately up to the GM, though there is a guideline, and the cost to reduce damage die is equal to the 1=1 ratio as well.

Hope that helps.

Posted on 2010-12-20 at 05:36:26.

Topic: holiday front page art
Subject: Yes!

Thank you for the kind words and the fan-base! Roger and I get quite a kick out of the support.

Posted on 2010-12-17 at 05:25:38.

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: Received.

With Wolf's answer hanging in the galley, Wyatt frowned.

"Didn't you check those before lift off?"

(OOC: receiving an affirmative I'm assuming.)

Sighing, Sung scanned the galley as though he'd find the answer there. He didn't like it when things on the ship failed, and he liked it less when they failed inexplicably. At first he was a little perturbed that Wolf would have missed something so vital. Hadn't Kara vouched for his skill? But just as quickly as the doubt came to mind, so to did Wyatt berate himself for blaming Fenris. The man had proven to be nothing if not indefatigable and trustworthy.

"Well, we've precious little time enough, Wolf. So, get the crew organized with whatever you need to get it done. There's more'n one deadline if'n you know what I mean."

Releasing the com, Wyatt gave pause for one minute before turning and heading up to cockpit. He was intent on seeing if there wasn't something he could do to get them moving again.

Posted on 2010-12-15 at 22:33:53.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Um...

Book? Are they those sort of papery blog-like things?

I've got the ball rolling a bit. Fun situation.

Posted on 2010-12-13 at 06:58:32.

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

I love maps! I've made a post already, but it doesn't really suggest anything or move to interaction. As usual, Char is going to interact by way of reacting to the conversation that proceeds.

Posted on 2010-12-13 at 06:55:34.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off
Subject: Yippee kiay...

Rolling with the spider's final lurching moments, Char dismounts by disengaging his blade and leaping to the floor at the last, squishy moment. Casting a quick eye about he slowly relaxes his defensive posturing to clean his blades on the hem of his cloak. The action was both to care for his beloved weapons and to cool his temper, for he wanted to give Da'Moon an earful for running off like that without the least bit of caution or sense of self-preservation, but some little voice inside cautioned him against it. There were reasons the girl posed as a boy...reasons she hadn't found necessary to share with him. Char looked on her similarly to a fox cub he'd found in a snare once as a boy in the forests outside one of the encampments he was following. The animal had been hurt, and was wild with fear and pain. When Char had tried to approach and cut it free, the poor creature had snarled and, frothing a bit at the mouth, had taken a chunk of flesh from his hand. He glanced down at his gloved hand where the scars were still white and vivid to this day. That fox had never become domesticated despite the care and nurturing the young boy had given it. It couldn't trust that someone was going to do anything but hurt it, so it was too dangerous to keep close. Char had released it into the wild as soon as it was capable of taking care of itself again for fear it would take a bite out of some less forgiving sort. Da'Moon had likely been hurt in the past, or had her trust betrayed...At least that's what the ranger told himself. She didn't need to have a wedge driven deeper between her and her trust of those who were her friends by being raked over the coals for something she was likely already berating herself for.

Instead, Char watched the wobbly Adrian being helped to his feet, while cleaning his blades, watching for any further threat, and trying to ignore his own minor injuries. Turning his thoughts from the party's physical well-being (that was, after all, Kilgim's domain) he considered their options.

There was the circular room ahead, or the remainder of the temple to investigate. They had no real recourse against those deadly ribbons and Char would be damned to the Abyss if he supported rushing haphazardly after them anyway. In his mind, they had to do some reconnoitering--find out who was in control of these threads and determine how to bring them down without allowing the culprit to use them against the party anymore. That meant caution and a more learned approach. To the surly ranger, that meant slow-moving progress, and a thorough consideration of what everyone in the party had to offer. But, he wasn't the head honcho here, and he'd allow Arian the right to his position's responsibilities only offering up his opinion if it turned out to be pertinent. They'd all seen which route the tendrils had retreated, and they'd all seen the tendril's capabilities (some a bit closer than others), so for the time being he remained watchful and alert, and waited on his friend, the knight's, command.

Posted on 2010-12-13 at 06:50:29.

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: Nice twist.

Wyatt had been in plenty of awkward situations throughout his life. In some he'd managed to talk his way through, others...fight. However, sitting at a table in his own galley discussing deep-rooted feelings with his wife's uncle had to be one of the highest moments on that list. So for one crazy moment after Andrew had shared his heartfelt sincerities, Wyatt was actually at a loss for how to respond...somehow it just didn't seem right to pull his gun and say, "OK, 'nuffs enough. Let's go back to the comfortable walls and barricades I've built over the years or else." Was a hug looming on the horizon? A strong pat on the back and a chuck on the shoulder? Sung had no experience with these situations.

That's why when the lights went out he instantly thanked Buddha for the distraction and felt an involuntary moment of relief before being awash with concern.

Rising to his feet as the emergency lights came on, Sung calmly walked over to the ship com and activated it.

"Someone mind telling me what's going on?"

Inside, his concern was growing as he realized the familiar sounds of Rocinante's operation were missing.

Posted on 2010-12-13 at 06:25:27.

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

That's my fault...I was demoted to the Mail Room and...well...I spent the day in the restroom playing games on my iPad because I really don't like the detail.

Posted on 2010-12-02 at 03:10:27.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Yes...

Wyatt wouldn't be opposed to a place where they could feel comfortable docking, getting mail, searching for jobs, etc...especially if docking is free.

Throughout the series they had many ports where they could hide out. In the movie they actually make reference to a number of them as they find reasons to rule them out, finally settling on the location where Book retired to. Of course, Wyatt'll never really think that they are untouchable...

I'm going to have to reread what's been going on with Willow. I don't have a clue what she just told Wyatt. I've been only skimming the posts of those who aren't with Wyatt so I don't inadvertently include player knowledge in the character's actions.

I'm also game for the idea that Wyatt is familiar with Reavers. It makes sense that he's encountered them before.

Posted on 2010-12-01 at 05:20:31.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off
Subject: He hadn't time...

There wasn't time to lament about the failed positioning as the woodsman found himself on the creature's back. Instinct was often what kept animals in the wild alive, and it had kept Char alive on many such occasions. Now it took over again. He'd been using the hair on the bucking spider's back as a method for staying mounted, but knew there was a better one as he spun the blade about in his left hand and drove it's hooked length into the spider's back. It would make a great handle and keep his right hand free to continue cutting the arachnid to bits...which is exactly what he did, striking at the ugly eyes and head as he could, growling the whole while.

Posted on 2010-11-28 at 21:56:09.

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: Brief catch up

Wyatt couldn't come to a decision on how to deal with Pearson's murderous nature and still keep the sheriff satisfied. It irked him to no end and at first he was even more withdrawn than usual as he continually ran into the brick wall that was a suitable punishment for the deputy. He'd visit the cockpit to check on their course and the systems ,and he pulled his own responsibilities off with decorum, but the first twenty-four hours he wasn't very personable.

The night was a cathartic therapist and Wyatt woke in s bunk to kick the blanket off with a decision finally made. It wasn't his problem. His responsibility was to his crew, and getting Asher off that rock as soon as he could. They had to finish their run to the comet, and then he had to find them more work. They had to keep flyin' and that was his responsibility. Although Wyatt had never been a real gas at a party, he was noticeably more relaxed come mealtime that morning.

Wyatt spent most of his morning scanning the cortex for possible jobs, then made his way to the cockpit where he helped Sam with minor navigational corrections based on new telemetry data they'd picked up overnight, and then he took a turn at the controls so Sam could get some sleep. It wasn't until the dinner Ma had so graciously prepared was over and everyone had retired to their various activities that Andrew caught up with him wle he was pouring myself a cup of coffee in preparation for the swing shift on the controls.

Can you tell me what…. What happened Wyatt?” Sam asks with pain evident in his voice as they sit in the mess.. him sipping some coffee.

Wyatt sat quietly for a good, long thirty seconds. This was Andrew's family as well, and he deserved to know, but it was difficult for Wyatt to talk about. The love he felt for his wife and daughter were still as strong as ever. Clearing his throat he began in a very low tone, staring at his coffee, the brim of his hat hiding his facial features.

"She was always outspoken, ya know? When the war broke out she was all up in arms over the injustices the Alliance was puttin' people through. You know how she is...was...I kept tellin' her that i had no problem listenin' to her in the private of our ranch, but t' keep it to herself while in town 'r the company o' others." Wyatt sighed and settled back in his chair his gaze a distant one. "She was as wild o' spirit as any horse I'd ever encountered. I could only suggest, ya know? I could never reign her in, and she spoke her mind when and where she pleased. I didn't know then how, or when, but she'd apparently spoke her mind in front o' some alliance supporters without knowin' it--not that knowin' would'a stopped her.

"They killed her and my baby girl while I was rangin'..." Wyatt dropped his head again, his voice sinking to a pain filled whisper think with anger and guilt. "I weren't there to protect 'em. I weren't there to keep my family safe as all men should be. I kilt 'em though, Andrew. I sent every last one o' them to Hell 'fore they bound me by Law. I created widows an' orphans in one twenty-four hour period out of rage an' hatred."

Wyatt paused as he relived that day and night. I ain't no different than them. "An' then I joined the Browncoats to keep 'em from stretching my neck and I created more widows, more orphans, an' put more young folk in the ground." No matter her politics Eden wouldn't have wanted that. She didn't want no war, an' neither did I.

Posted on 2010-11-28 at 21:17:41.
Edited on 2010-11-28 at 21:28:49 by Bromern Sal

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Sorry I've been so absent...

I think I'll have more time. Been working a lot...

Posted on 2010-11-28 at 20:48:47.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: Say wha-?

Health issues?

Posted on 2010-11-12 at 05:14:52.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Well...

Wyatt was going to have the meeting with the and figure out a way to punish Pearson without compromising the desire to drink away That kind of thing.

Posted on 2010-11-07 at 04:35:58.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: Glad I posted...


Posted on 2010-11-07 at 04:32:09.

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

I posted that Char wanted to be the one to do that!

Posted on 2010-11-03 at 15:56:50.

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: Time to kill

Wyatt gave the banker a nod by way of an answer, but when the man turned away the captain glanced at Willow with his brow raised mouthing the words, "What was that about?" it wasn't that he necessarily believed the good doctor had any idea, but she was devious and cunning despite her exterior least he secretly hoped that were the case.

Almost absent-mindedly Wyatt gave a wave towards Andrew. "Willow, this here is Andrew Bowman. He's family. Andrew, Willow. She's the ship patch-R-upper."

Taking off his hat, Wyatt ran his hand through his hair. Complications were dancing in his brainpan like grease on a skillet, and that always made the Black seem much smaller. Suddenly he remembered Sam's comment upon entering. He hoped that Willow would finish whatever business she'd entwined herself in quickly enough, and though he didn't like to meddle in the lives of his crew, he had to know one thing before he moved on from that little bit of drama.

"Willow," he said while inspecting the band of his hat and brushing some of the dust he'd collected recently from it. "Tell me this dance yer engaging' in don't include other, more deadly dance partners, and that it don't have a sudden and abrupt ending. Tell me that and it's the last you'll hear of it from me."

Sam's condition upon returning hadn't gone unnoticed either. Well, how could it with Willow fussing over him? He'd have to have a chat with the pilot just to make sure there weren't any chains attached to whatever he'd dragged himself through to rid himself of the demons he'd faced down in the square...after Willow assured him that she was safe.

After his conversation with Willow, Wyatt excused himself from the others, took up the ham hock from the mule, and made his way to the galley and Ma. He held it up to the silent woman as though presenting a prize and said, "The conquering hero brings you pig." transferring the goods, he leaned back against the counter and rested on his palms.

"So..." he began, watching Ma put the meat away while trying to read her scarred face. The woman had definitely been a beauty before her accident. Wyatt wondered briefly if he'd ever truly know the events behind her disfigurement, and if it was something that would be cause for him to take action. Nobody messed with Wyatt Sung's family. Nobody.

"That Mr. Blake seems to have his head screwed on straight-like," Wyatt pressed for Ma's opinion on the man, and anything that might prepare him for this conversation he had agreed to. When serving in the Unification War, Wyatt had learned that intel was the Holy Grail of every operation (followed closely by Bhudda's Blessing), and he hated going into anything with a person who considered themselves a savvy business man without some intel to gird about his loins.

After his conversation with Ma ended, Sung made his casual way up to the cockpit to drop in on Sam. Seeing the pilot behind his usual console Wyatt smiled and planted himself on the edge near the seat.

"See yourself in a mirror again, Sam? I keep tellin' ya that smashing yer face won't do nothin' to improve yer looks."

Wyatt fished for answers as to what the man experienced after leaving the Green, and also dug into Sam's opinion on Pearson.

"I tell you, Sammy," Wyatt drawled looking out at the polluted sky. "I had it all figured out. We'd get that killer back to Rocinante, burn Atmo', and then once we were in our domain, we'd have a little chat with the man near the airlock. That gorram sheriff put a burr under my saddle, but he didn't kill a man in cold blood right before my eyes."

Wyatt was happy to entertain any suggestions Sam might have concerning how they should meet out justice to Pearson, even adding some of his own off-color remarks. After a while he gave the pilot a friendly pat on the shoulder and left him to his navigational duties in preparation for departure. And that's when he went to find Bowman.

The captain was curious about Andrew's whereabouts these past few years. He'd obviously heard about Summer and Eden, but what else had he heard? What were his plans? What were his assets? Was he in need of assistance? Wyatt hadn't left his wife and daughter; they'd been taken from him. That meant that Andrew was family by default and it warranted any further assistance Wyatt could offer him. So, once The captain found him, he spent a little while catching up, and filling Bowman in on their current gig. He left out pretty much everything having to do with the crazy family of Alliance-reared criminals as he figured that boat had sailed, but he let Andrew know about their current route and the possible dangers involved.

"Look," Wyatt finished as he turned back to Andrew before exiting the room. "There ain't much room aboard this ship right now, but once them passengers are safely away, there's plenty should you decide you want to stay on. I'm captain, but this ship is owned by the lot of us, and that means that I'll need run a permanent addition by the rest of the crew, but it don't seem like they'd fuss over you stayin' on. You'd like the Kid, and i think you'll get along well enough with the rest of 'em. So..."

Leaving Andrew, Sung made his way about the ship performing his usual preflight check. Stopping in the engine room he glanced about wondering where Fenris was, and hoping the mechanic had finalized everything dockside so they could burn sooner rather than later. When it came available to them to dust off, Wyatt wasn't about to wait for another invitation.

Posted on 2010-10-31 at 06:42:37.
Edited on 2010-10-31 at 06:47:23 by Bromern Sal

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: I'm going through withdrawals.

Erp! Blech! Eep!

Posted on 2010-10-27 at 19:04:06.

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

I'm seeing if rangers can fly.

Posted on 2010-10-25 at 18:48:34.

Topic: Greetings and Salutations
Subject: Yup.


Posted on 2010-10-25 at 18:47:22.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off
Subject: Playa!

Char snarled in a most feral way as the spider demonstrated it's quickness and nearly trapped him with one hairy appendage. Rolling aside, the ranger came to his feet and used the momentum to carry him to the opposite wall where he went for the advantage of an overhand attack by running up the wall, leaping, and twisting about to strike at the large arachnid from the air. Hoping that the acrobatic maneuver would keep him away from those powerful legs, and that the added power of his brief flight would help him penetrate the spider's flesh, the mountain man was intent on ending this battle as quickly as possible. Whether or not his first blow struck true, Char had already planned out his second blade's trajectory to be delivered upon landing. Straight up through the underside of the head. Of course, he wasn't about to hang out underneath the spider to see how effective he'd been. He'd already plotted his course out from underneath the spider by flinging himself into another roll to his left where he'd rise to his feet ready for another assault, or to dodge any retaliatory attacks.

Posted on 2010-10-24 at 21:30:20.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: I hope...

We're not stuck in the grease spell's radius...that would be a comical mess. .

Posted on 2010-10-22 at 13:37:04.

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

That's funny...maybe they will! Oh! The excitement!

Posted on 2010-10-22 at 13:32:09.

Topic: Loaded Dice seeks new artist
Subject: Oh that I had the time.

I'd love to take over the comic if I just had the time.

Posted on 2010-10-18 at 23:23:07.


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