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Serenity/Firefly game?

Started by Max, April 23, 2006, 03:42:41 AM

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Max

"After the Earth was used up, we found a new solar system and hundreds of new Earths were terraformed and colonized. The central planets formed the Alliance and decided all the planets had to join under their rule. There was some disagreement on that point. After the War, many of the Independents who had fought and lost drifted to the edges of the system, far from Alliance control. Out here, people struggle to get by with the most basic technologies. A ship would bring you work, a gun would help you keep it. A captain's goal was simple: find a crew, find a job, keep flying."-Book's opening monologue.

Okay, thought I'd see if there was any interest in a possible game based on the TV series Firefly, and the movie Serenity.  It would take place sometime between where the series left off, and before the movie.  It would revolve around the exploits of the captain and crew of another Firefly class transport ship, in a universe that mixes the Old West with spaceships and other high tech.  No aliens, sorry.

For those unfamiliar with the Firefly universe, here is link that will hopefully answer some questions:
http://www.fireflywiki.org/Firefly/BlueSun

If you don't know the system, that is fine, I will try to help you understand it.  If interested, let me know.
"Are you into whips and chains too?"
"No, chainsaws."  (just kidding)

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Astalinnon

Actually sounds like a cool idea.. I'm all for joining the crew, if you would have me, cap'n.

Max

If you want in, your in.  I would like for the captain to be a PC.  May have a few positions be run by NPCs, but we will see about that.

Do you know anything about the Serenity rules?  Have no problems teaching the rules, would just like to know who is going to need help, and how much. 

Or what kind of position you would want?  Captain, pilot, mechanic, hired gun, other?
"Are you into whips and chains too?"
"No, chainsaws."  (just kidding)

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Astalinnon

Unfortunately.. all I know from the Serenity universe is watching a couple of the Firefly shows and watching the movie.. so I'm pretty inexperienced, and my lack of any recent RP at all kind combined with that would make me a perfect candidate for my favorite archetype, the hired gun.

Mindhazingsquid

I don't know the rules but I've seen the movies and tv series.  Someone proposed one and then dropped it.  I wouldn't mind being an engineer/mechanic.

Elvi

*whimper*
How can I not give it a go.....there are three of my favourite men already here......
*looks pathetic and helpless*
But you would all help me wouldn't you?
It's been fun, but Elvi has now left the building

Astalinnon

*hurries to hide all sorts of toys, paddles, and harnesses*

Of course.. help you... *evil grin*

Elvi

*flutters eyelashes at Ast.*
I thought you would
It's been fun, but Elvi has now left the building

Max

As I may have said, it will be a new ship and crew.  Knowledge of the series is helpful, but not necessary.  And I will help as best I can with the rules.  But a mechanic and hired gun are fine.  

Elvi:  Have any idea of what kind a character you would want to play?

Astalinnon:  Yes, you may want to hide those things, never know what an Alliance patrol may think of them.   :)
"Are you into whips and chains too?"
"No, chainsaws."  (just kidding)

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Elvi

*grins*
What would normally be on board, give us a list of who you want in the crew and I'll tell you......
It's been fun, but Elvi has now left the building

Max

Well, the crew in the series was Malcolm Reynolds (ex soldier, now captain of the Serenity), Zoe (another soldier who served under Mal in the war, now first mate), Wash (sarcastic pilot and Zoe's husband), Jayne (a greedy merc who joined looking for a better deal), Kaylee (ship's mechanic, very cheerful).  They pick up several passengers in the first episode, Book (preacher with a hidden past), Simon (doctor, a fugitive since he broke his sister out of some Alliance academy), and River (the sister, also a fugitive, who the academy experimented on.)  And then there is Inara, the companion, who is sort of the ambassador, helping to make things look "respectful."

Maybe one of those characters might give you an idea?  But, for a list:

Captain:  someone in charge.
Hired guns/deckcrew:  Muscle in case things go badly.  As well as for loading and unloading cargo.
Mechanic:  To fix the ship.
Pilot:  Fly the ship. 
Medic:  To fix the crew when they get shot up.  Its a dangerous 'verse after all.

JUst some ideas, if you want to play something else, let me know.


"Are you into whips and chains too?"
"No, chainsaws."  (just kidding)

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Astalinnon

One of my questions... its been a while since I've seen anything related to Firefly.. what are the religions in the shows, and are things like superstitions touched on at all? A religious or superstitious hired gun might be an interesting character...

Elvi

And I could fit around any of those, really, lets see what others fancy and I'll fit in somewhere?
It's been fun, but Elvi has now left the building

Max

Quote from: Astalinnon on April 23, 2006, 05:19:17 AM
One of my questions... its been a while since I've seen anything related to Firefly.. what are the religions in the shows, and are things like superstitions touched on at all? A religious or superstitious hired gun might be an interesting character...

The two main religions in the 'verse are Budhism and Christianity (in various forms).  Book was a Christian preacher.  Other religions are around, but those are the are the main two.  Superstitions, don't think they went into very much, but sure, I would imagine they would be there. 


Quote from: Elvi on April 23, 2006, 05:22:17 AM
And I could fit around any of those, really, lets see what others fancy and I'll fit in somewhere?

Think we have a mechanic, and a hired gun, but can always use more than one hired gun.  When things go south, and the lead starts flying, it is always nice to have more than one person who knows how to shoot.  And the more bodies mean the bad guys have more people to shoot at than just you.   :)
"Are you into whips and chains too?"
"No, chainsaws."  (just kidding)

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Elvi

*looks at him suspiciously*
That means more numbers duntit?
It's been fun, but Elvi has now left the building

Max

Probably.

*hands Elvi a calculator*
"Are you into whips and chains too?"
"No, chainsaws."  (just kidding)

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Elvi

It's been fun, but Elvi has now left the building

Astalinnon

*arches an eyebrow* Whats wrong with more numbers?

Hunter

#18
*wallows in the memories*
Good series.  ^_^

Which system?

Elvi

It's a bloody system can't you see me shaking with fear?
*cackles nervously*
It's been fun, but Elvi has now left the building

Hunter

Quote from: Elvi on April 23, 2006, 06:52:56 AM
It's a bloody system can't you see me shaking with fear?
*cackles nervously*

*GRINS*

Max

Thought I had answered those, but guess not.  Set after the last episode, "Objects in Space," and before the movie.  Recall there was supposed to be an eight month gap between the two.  I doubt y'all would run into the Serenity crew, but it may happen.  The events in the movie may or may not happen, just depends.

System.  The Serenity RPG, put out by Margaret Weis Productions.  Don't worry, I will try to guide everyone thru it.  It is a fairly easy system to learn.
"Are you into whips and chains too?"
"No, chainsaws."  (just kidding)

Ons and offs:
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Elvi

Of course it also means that you would have to play with me should you join Hunter......
*Grins evily back*

And yes, you had Max, Hunter just chose not to read the thread.....
It's been fun, but Elvi has now left the building

Hunter

Oh, I read the thread.  Just not the attached link.   :P

Max

The link was for general information about Firefly, for those interested, but knowing nothing about the series.
"Are you into whips and chains too?"
"No, chainsaws."  (just kidding)

Ons and offs:
https://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=4738.new#new