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Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: relax

Normally it takes years of playing before my players become twitchy and paranoid Odyson. So relax. My shoes are...wait a minute...who stole my shoes!?

You should see what my friends I've played with for 20 years are like. They just kill the guy trying to hire them because he has to be the bad guy!

Posted on 2011-09-14 at 11:57:42.

Topic: Totally Random Thoughts
Subject: thanks

Now I am craving steak and eggs.

Posted on 2011-09-14 at 11:54:30.

Topic: Webcomics
Subject: and of course

Full Frontal Nerdity

Posted on 2011-09-11 at 17:58:17.

Topic: Weird War II Q n A
Subject: wooo

Only two posts? Where is everyone?

Posted on 2011-09-11 at 17:41:51.

Topic: Destiny's Flight - A Serenity RPG
Subject: search and .....

Alliance Cruiser Erikson Docking Bay 4c

"Listen up!" Colonial Sanders said loudly and firmly to the six alliance security officers awaiting his orders. His fellow Marshalls, Hicks and Vasquez stood behind him, relaxed but ready for action in the black uniforms. "This is a routine search for passengers not on the crew manifest. I do not want this ship trashed! I do not want any cargo opened, broken, or turned over unless I say so. A routine sweep, and be polite. Yes, I said polite. You do not need to know why and you do not need to wonder so just do as i say or you will look upon my man Hudson's job of cleaning every toilet on this ship as easy! Do you understand?"

"YES SIR!" The men answered in unison.

"Good. Vasquez! Hicks! Anyone disobeys my orders, I want you to put them out the nearest airlock. Understood?"

"Yes Captain." Vasquez answered and Hicks just nodded.

Destiny Cargo Bay.

The crew assembled in the cargo bay to await boarding. Ken was securing a back plan A though C under the floor and Grace was going over in her mind every exit, hidden exit and really really hidden exits that were in the room. "Looks like we in trouble again" she said outloud.

The door to the cargo bay was knocked on three times in succession. The Captain released the doorway and the cool ozone filled air of the alliance cruiser filled the noises of everyone waiting. In walked the white haired Captain/Colonel with two of his men from the planet, the voluptuous Vasquez and the silent Hicks - in full black dress uniforms too. Then behind them six security officers in armour, helmets and carrying rifles came in, split into two groups and flanked the Marshalls on either side. they did not point the weapons at you though, but held them at ready.

"Ahh. We meet again Captain Brown. I see you found a cargo. Wine? of course. At least you aren't flying empty?"

(small talk)

"My apologizes but I have the unfortunate task of finding some fugitives. I normally wouldn't be involved in this, but for some reason the orders were sent to me directly. Puzzling actually. Anyway i wish to put this behind me. We will be searching your ship for any of the smugglers that may have eluded capture. You wouldn't know anything about that?"

(assume no)

"Didn't think so. This is formality really." He waves his hand and the two groups leave to look over the ship. "But it is always the ship you don't search that is the problem."

(small talk)

"So you are going to Baron Otello's party! I hear it is quite the event. " The colonel walks over to the wine barrels and leans on one casually, "So this is THE wine? Heard about it. Suppose to be excellent. I'm not much into wine myself but I am sure you are being paid well. What is the going rate these days?"

(some elusive answer)

"Ahh." he says and taps the barrel in the centre a few time. "Yep. That is full." He continues and taps each one a number of times and then walks away from the barrels."Smugglers. never know where they are winning to hide. found some in the ventilation shafts of a septic system once. Now that's dedication to hiding."

(comments, questions)

After 30 minutes the teams return and reform ranks. Vasquez shakes her head at the colonel and he nods. "Right! Sorry about that. I thank you for your cooperation and time. I hope we didn't delay you too much."

(parting remarks)

The Alliance officers and the Marshalls leave the ship and the cargo bay is sealed again. Within fifteen minutes, the cruiser is detached and you are given clearance to leave.

Posted on 2011-09-11 at 17:40:15.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Ashes to Asher

Ash has taken 7 wounds and 7 stun (he had 18 wounds/stun). He took more but Ody used plot points to lower the damage.

Posted on 2011-09-11 at 16:53:47.

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: just half

Frisco, Day Nine 11:20 pm Planet Time

Apollo and Andrew took cover from the explosion and then the horror of what happened the possible fate of their friend grabbed hold.

Wuh de ma.....ASH!!”

“Ash?” Andrew asked over the communicator… he waited for a response… looking around the area… maybe he was thrown clear of the building… “Ash come in!”

Silence met their calls but then they were forced to take over again as ammo in the fire started to go off above like so many machine guns on auto-fire. There was nothing to be done but wait it out.

Then, as they were just about to get up as the bullets stopped exploding, they heard a voice call out, "HEY! Over here! I got a man down and I can't move these beams!"

Frisco, Day Nine 11:10 pm Planet Time

Ash hear a sound below him as he moved to the lookout. It was the sound of a sigh, or someone letting out their last breath. He turned and look down at Winnie, expecting the worst, as her wounds were too much for her and she let out her last breath. But then something fell out of her hand.

Oh Gorram!!!!"

Ash ran at full speed up the stairs of the lookout and dove over the side, rolling over the ledge and down the newly shingled roof.


The explosion roared in Asher's head and the fire licked at his backside. Somewhere instinct took over as he tumbled/was thrown but the force of the blast and he tucked up and rolled. He hit the edge of the roof with a hard thump that drive the wind out from him and them crashed to the ground again, his clothing smouldering.

Then the debris from the roof fell on him.

As ash lay there, still alive but pinned under the wood and beams of the rooftop, he wondered what the heck happened. The grenade would have been a localized blast. So unless Winnie had wired the entire second floor.... No. There were sounds above, of rounds of ammo going off in the fire. The Sheriff must have store a ton of ammo under the bed. After some time, the gunfire subsided.

"Asher! You there! You better be alive young man or else I may be powerfully upset at you ruining the work I put into saving you. Ain't too respectful to get yoruself killed before all the stitching heals." It was Doc McGuire's voice, followed by the sounds of someone moving debris. "HEY! Over here! I got a man down and I can't move these beams!" the Doc shouted.

Posted on 2011-09-11 at 16:51:07.

Topic: Webcomics
Subject: How could I

How could I forget Order of the Stick. A true classic.

Looking for group never grabbed me. I read it when it started for about a yeah and it was mostly Sohmer being self-indulgent in my books. I didn't like Gutters for same reason.

Posted on 2011-09-11 at 14:51:41.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Ash is Ash

Yeah, Yeah. I'll post today.

Posted on 2011-09-11 at 14:49:01.

Topic: Webcomics
Subject: Webcomics

I am a big fan of webcomics and I thought I would start a thread of sharing a favourites ones. Of course I love Loaded Dice and I write RPG Mythbreakers (and another that is coming soon).

Recently I discovered Weregeek which is another webcomic about a rpg group and their characters. I highly recommend it.

Also, a link from the four web-adverts above lead me to Fey Winds which is a good story about an adventuring group of complete misfits.

Other faves I follow:
Girl Genius
Evil Comics

So please share any you might have.

Posted on 2011-09-11 at 12:15:51.

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

You are right. I got you and Rautenberg mixed up.

Posted on 2011-09-11 at 10:49:09.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: posting

I should be posting this weekend

Posted on 2011-09-10 at 10:06:58.

Topic: Smuggler's Moon Q&A
Subject: you know

Everytime I see this thread on the latest updated, I get the song "Smuggler's Blues" stuck in my head for hours.


PS: On facebook, I couldn't tell if Willow was wearing pants. At least here I can.

Posted on 2011-09-07 at 17:57:20.
Edited on 2011-09-07 at 17:58:14 by Alacrity

Topic: Weird War II Q n A
Subject: ahh

well here it is again.

Posted on 2011-09-04 at 18:09:22.

Topic: Weird War II
Subject: nerd coming down

“Well those need closed, at least at the deep end. “Doc said, “ Open these and thread that needle with the silk. Corbin, you pinch the end shut and I’ll sew it closed, but first shake a little sulfur in the hole before you pinch it.”

As Brutal tried the several time to hit the needles eye Greta came over, “You men are so good with shooting, but leave the fine work to me.” She took the silk and needle and in smooth deft motion she threaded, drew and knotted the silk. As Doc reached for the needle Greta glared down at him,” You lay still, I’ve sewn a person before, I had brothers that couldn’t seem to keep from falling out Grandfather’s trees.” Pushing Doc’s hand away Greta leaned in and blocked Jack view in a way that was highly distracting to the Doctor. Greta was a beautiful woman and it had been awhile. “I’ll have to put two in each; I’ll be as quick as I can. But first I am going to pour a bit of this on the wound." She says producing a small plastic bottle from her purse If you feel nothing, that will be good. If it hurts, you must tell me.”

(Assuming a "what is that" or "wait a minute")

Greta squirted the water into the wound and waited for a reaction. The Doc didn't flinch and then shook his head. She nodded, "Holy water. that was all. If it was still alive it might have burned, but we'd know that you had to have the pieces removed."

With the same deft motion she used to thread the needle and drawing the silk tight, pulling the gashed meat together. Greta let out the breath she didn’t realize she was holding. “There, that should hold them. If you have any disinfectant you need to clean it over those before you cover them.”

Jack pulled out a silver flask. Closest I got to disinfectant.”, he gasped. Jack held the flask out to Greta, and she took the flask and applied it liberally, “Now bandage him up, you may need him later” she said as she got up and re-shouldered her rifle.

The gargoyles had died like living creatures but what was left of their bodies and returned to the stone they had once been.

“Your orders, sir?” Romo asked

“We’ll get the Doc inside. Place him in one of the chairs while we search the room for useful materials. He needs all the rest we can give him right now. God, those wounds were deep.” Luke replied looking grim. The mission was getting stranger by the minute.

“Yes Sir, McGuinness wait 5 minutes then help Reid into the room, Clements with me, let's check it out.”

With Brutal behind him in a covering position Romo led the way back into the gargoyle room, Thompson at the ready. Upon entry, you see that things were pretty much as you left them except for the stone debris which is all over the room. No more gargoyles looking down upon you and the castle is now quiet as a grave. The two dead german soldier were torn apart, most likely by the gargoyles. They have two mags for Schmessier each but there weapons are damaged and bent by claws and talons and are completely spent. They also have two grenades each - Model 24 Stielhandgranates or potato mashers.

Once the entire unit is in the room you put the doctor down on a chair and give him some time to recover. The bandages are red, but holding well and he seems to be moving a lot better than before as the pain meds kick in.

Greta goes over to where she dropped her lighter and picksit up, pulls off the siilver case and removes a small cylinder from the lighter to replace it with another from her purse, and then replaces the cover and puts it back into her bag. "I wouldn't want to lose that." she says to no one in particular, "it was a gift from my late husband."

In the room beside this entry hall (#9), darkness hangs over as no electric lights have been strung. To the east is a set of double doors that are slightly ajar. To the east, a single arched corridor is lit by light from the circular stairwell some twenty feet down. Standing beside the archway to these stairs is a suit of plate armour in a shallow alcove, darkness shrouds its helm and faceplate.

Suddenly, there is a clatter of steps from the large stairway to the north, and the team reacts with weapons at ready towards the steps. A lone man, balding middle age, very thin with a white lab coat, stained with blood and dirt comes running down the stairs. He sees you and screams, quite girlishly and then raises his hands in the air.

"Nicht schießen! Ich bin unbewaffnet." Do not shoot! I am unarmed! he shouts and then screams again as he loses his footing and tumbles down the stairs to the floor below in a cacophony of screams and thuds. He lies at the bottom, moaning in some pain.

Posted on 2011-09-04 at 18:07:42.

Topic: Weird War II Q n A
Subject: map

Could have sworn I posted this. you are in #8. North is on the right as you look at at, not the top.


Posted on 2011-09-04 at 17:06:56.
Edited on 2011-09-04 at 18:10:38 by Alacrity

Topic: Weird War II Q n A
Subject: toolkit

Umm not sure about Romo carrying the toolkit, thompson and the schm as well. How about you moved the tools into you packpack or side bag?

Okay. Last call. I am assuming the lists are correct if there is no nay or yay by end of day.

Working on post now.

Posted on 2011-09-04 at 16:39:00.

Topic: The Avatar State
Subject: updated

I just updated the avatar request list. Some were in unaceptable forms so I had to delete them. Please remember, to use only gif or jpg. If you don't know how to convert, you can email me the image directly.

Posted on 2011-09-04 at 15:41:29.
Edited on 2011-09-04 at 15:41:46 by Alacrity

Topic: National Novel Writing Month
Subject: maybe

I could use this to kick my butt into gear. I have enough novels in my mind to be sure.

Added myself as Alacrity17 if anyone is interested in buddies.

Posted on 2011-09-04 at 14:14:51.
Edited on 2011-09-04 at 14:34:34 by Alacrity

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: big bada boom

Frisco, Day Nine 11:10 pm Planet Time

Winnie didn't mind dying, as long as she took the man who killed her baby Brother with her. She knew the wound was bad, real bad and that she wouldn't last long. But this kid had been on every woman in town since he got here (save her of course) so she was sure that he'd fall for this. Rescue the damn princess and she'll go all Meh Lien Duh Jyah Jee for you.

She held the grenade clutched behind the two hands on her stomach as if clutching her wound. The pin was already pulled, but she had to make sure he was close enough. The kid came into the room and made sure her weapons were out of reach. She moaned and sighed, "Oh Buddha. It hurts so bad." Come here you gorram Yi Dwei da Buen Chuo Roh he looked at her as he moved closer but then he moved away as fast as he looked.

“Winnie this shouldn’t have happen, that gorram Jien Huo bitch Bridgett been lying and getting folks to do what they shouldn’t, this ain’t the first time she’s used folks to do her dirty work and then left them to die. I’ll bet she staged that bank robbery just to get the council folks to hurry up and hire her partner as sheriff. Your brother would probably still be alive if it weren't for her. You should have shot her instead of me. We didn’t come here to cause you no trouble but she did. Oh Winnie hold on I’ll go down and call Doc."

Winnie couldn't believe it! Surely he couldn't see the grenade! He wasn't acting it like it. Why wasn't he coming close. She wanted to grab him,. to see his eyes when she dumped the package in his lap.

Ash ran back out the office and rushed back up the stairs. As he passes the bed, he paused and picks up her communicator. Looking down he says, “Winnie, Doc’s on his way, you hold on, just lay still”. She tried to move, to raise her hand to grab him or say something about holding her but he ran upstairs. Outside she could hear Darryl's speeder outside and automatic gun fire. She felt so weak suddenly. She wished that she could be ion the swing outside the farm one last time and listen to the wind through the trees.

As consciousness left Winnie, so did her hold, and her hand released the grenade, which rolled off her belly, and onto the sheets - the spoon separating as it did.

As Fenris and Andrew start to move in order to make their plan work, Ash said softly over the communicator, “Doc’s on his way; there’s a hurt lady on the second floor and there’s somethun noisy out front. Be careful. I’ll try to cover ya, topside.”

Andrew ran out towards the slowing hover vehicle and opened fired at the driver. The shots go into the mule and not the man, but now the man behind the wheel swings the wheel wildly to get Andrew in the sights of the chain gun.

Fenris moves to the other side of the street and his prone on one knee as the driver makes the fatal mistake. He opens up with the assault rifle in a controlled burst. The man's head jerks to the side and his body shakes with the impact of the bullets. Losing control, the junker tilts sideways and then the side drops, causing it to roll. Fenris dives out of the way as it bounces side over side and the end over end until crashing upside down in the centre of the main street.

Fenris and Andrew look to each other in triumph. If the brother survived the gun wound, the crash would have ended him. Just then your communicators light up to Ash's voice “Doc’s on his way; there’s a hurt lady on the second floor and there’s somethun noisy out front. Be careful. I’ll try to cover ya, topside.”


Suddenly the top floor and the lookout tower of the jail explode in a powerful ball of flames. The roadway is littered with debris and wood chips. Electronic feedback squelches across your communicator and then goes silent as a grave.

Hornsilver Mine, Regina, Frisco, Day Nine 11:17 pm Planet Time

"Let's go." Wyatt said looking down the corridor and turning on a flashlight.

Willow puts her hand out to signal a "hold on" and the crouch down as if she is planning something. Once Sam and Wyatt are down she goes to the opposite wall to call out "Well now Bridget, where's the welcome wagon? Having me come down here into the dark don't feel much like we're sharing, now does it? Maybe I should just take my boys elsewhere and sell this key and code to the highest bidder. I've got hooks into some pretty deep pockets, I do not need to be treated like this."

For a moment there is no answer except the occasion drip of water on stone. Then Bridget's voice comes clearly from down the corridor, crisp but with an edge of ...fear? frustration? Hard to tell with the echo, "Well that's a good thing to hear Sister, your voice that is. I didn't think you were coming. Follow the drift to the end of the old shaft. I'm waiting on you sugar and I think we will have enough fortune to shave without you selling the key."

As you are about to move, Wyatt's and Sam communicators erupt in Electronic feedback that is loud and piercing. It dies out quickly but the noise cause the shaft to rumble and dirt to fall from the rafters and shorn up walls.

"Rung Tse Fwo Tzoo Bao Yo Wuo Muhn! What was gorram that? This shaft ain't too sturdy so you best shut off whatever you got making those noises!" Bridgit calls out harshly.

Posted on 2011-08-29 at 00:46:59.

Topic: Weird War II Q n A
Subject: yeah yeah

There is no debate on the med kit. I want to get the weapon and ammo issue to bed.

Posted on 2011-08-28 at 17:07:20.

Topic: Weird War II Q n A
Subject: Okay!

First off, I would like to thank Tann for the research and work that he put into this list. I truly appreciate it. I made my life a lot easier. As to the brass knuckles, I did copy and paste Sarge's list to Brutal so it will be fixed now.

So let's break this down and move on. Now I don't play encumbrance hard and fast but there is probably a common sense limit to the number of weapons a soldier can carry, especially long arms. In my mind, that would be two, one in hand, one on back before you'd start tripping over things. so everyone (except Greta) is assumed to be wearing:

Jacket/Pants (Reinforced)
Jump Boots
Pistol Belt
First Aid Pouch w/ Carlisle Bandage
Canteen w/ Cover
Gas Detection Armband
Musette Bag
Entrenching Tool
Paratrooper Gloves
Supplemental tie-on First Aid Kit
Ammo Pouch (holds 4 mags)

Now each of you has the following (after combat with the gargoyles) weapons and ammo (I was generous all things considered and rounded up on what you had). I made some decisions on placement (like giving the one thompson to the captain). If there are no strident objections, I will reassign the equipment.

Captain Luke Edintore (Almerin)
Fighting Knife w/ M8 Scabbard
M1A1 Carbine w/ Folding Stock with 3 mags (10 each)
Thompson SMG w/1 clip
A compass
A pair of Carl Zeiss Jena Binoculars 8 X 24 with leather carrying case
Keys to car, briefcase and cabin
Heavy flashlight

Master Sgt Troy Romo (Tann'Talas)
2 .45 acp 1911’s (in duel shoulder holsters w/3 clips each/1 loaded 2 extra)
Thompson SMG w/5 clips/1 loaded 4 extra)
One MP40 (Schmeisser) with three full clips (32 rounds per clip)
1 round drum for Thompson (30 rounds left)
1 Fragmentation Grenade
2 Brass Knuckles
Fighting Knife w/ M8 Scabbard
black overcoats, leather
Wallet ($100 RM, some ID)
Heavy flashlight

Corp. Jake ‘Brutal’ Clements (YeOlde)
Fighting Knife w/ M8 Scabbard
One .45 Caliber Pistol with holster (one clip loaded, two extra)
1 Thompson SMG w/3 clips/1 loaded 2 extra)
Thompson Ammo pouch (The 4 extra clips here)
One Drum 50 rd Thompson
1930 Sauer 12g Double barrel Shotgun, two boxes of 12 double aught buck shells (22)
MP40 (Schmeisser) 2 full clips
1930's Sauer 12g double barreled shotgun, 12 double aught buck shells (22)
Fragmentation Grenade
Heavy flashlight

Cpl. John Stewart (Doc) Reid, (Odyson)
2X .45 Caliber Pistol with holster
Five colt handgun clips (in bag)
M1A1 Carbine w/ Folding Stock (4 mags of 10)
Two rifle pouches holding five magazines each
few match boxes, some candles, a bar of soap, a silver hip flask, and some iodine
a 1917 Beholla 7.65mm automatic pistol with a separate 7 round mag and a box of 93
Two bottles of booze labeled "weinbrand", one full and one half gone

Private First Class Corban McGuinness (Nomad D2)
USMC M1903-A1/Unertl (x8 optical)
Colt M1911A1 - (pistol - 7 round magazine - .45ACP)
One Gewehr 98 rifle (old -1898, but well cared for, holds five rounds) with 100 rounds in box
Ammo Pouches - (belt)
- Two rifle pouches holding 4 magazines each (10/clip)
- One pistol pouch holding 2 magazines (7/clip)
One Bayonet with metal belt holster

Greta Hofstetter (NPC)
Two lugers with four full clips (8 rds) (belted on with pistol holsters from guard)
1 G41 rifles with 4 clip (10 rounds)
One hunting crossbow with 7 quarrels (on back)
One bayonet (on side as knife)

Left in the car:
One briefcase locked, paperwork inside
Three G41 rifles
One bayonet with metal belt holsters
A tool kit with various tools (Hammer, pliers, screwdrivers, hacksaw)

Posted on 2011-08-28 at 16:22:54.
Edited on 2011-08-28 at 16:25:18 by Alacrity

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

I hope to give V some time to post soon and then I will post myself this weekend.

Posted on 2011-08-25 at 16:49:21.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: yes I'm mean

Yes you posted for the Captain and I gave you the reply to put into your post.

Posted on 2011-08-25 at 02:36:12.

Topic: Conan
Subject: Conan

Well I went to see Conan this week. I'd like to start the review by saying I never thought any of the Arnold versions were worth watching and a recent TV revival of them has only proven that theory to me.

No one goes to Conan expecting academy award winning performances. That said, the film was okay, not great but okay. It has lots of fights scenes, action and sword swinging. It requires a lot of suspension of disbelief and the time line is really rough (Conan leaves evil place, goes to city, gets a friend and come back and the bad guys are just leaving the place. Hmmmmm...) Combat is filmed in that herky jerky style that is popular now and I really don't like as it is hard to tell who is killing whom.

It is another film that is done in 3d and has no reason to be. It just makes the film dark and hard to see.

So, if you like sword and sorcery movies with big guys, lots of topless women, a thin plot line and bad lighting - enjoy.

At least this guy can sorta act like a barbarian.

Posted on 2011-08-24 at 18:21:02.
Edited on 2011-08-24 at 18:21:16 by Alacrity

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