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 Post subject: Kicking off
PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:28 pm 
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Once we have characters posted, we can decide how to proceed. With just two players (and four PCs), we should go with a Scout ship. I could either just grant you a Scout ship (we have one Scout PC), or I can set you up with a scenario where you have to find and salvage a ship.

Another option is to hire on to an NPC ship, one option might be a Noble in his Yacht looking for a crew to help him go explore, the disadvantage would be somewhat less freedom.

If you wanted more of a merchant campaign (to be more Firefly like), I have also posted one Merchant PC with a ship that one of you could take (perhaps sirravd since the two PCs he rolled are one term each) instead of one of the PCs you rolled.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:57 am 
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Manon Abe was a first officer in the merchant core though he and his shotgun have seen quite a bit of action dealing with pirates and smuggling deals gone wrong. He retired to get away from formal authority and all of the bureaucracy, hoping to find some like-minded souls to discover their own path. He took an able but too outspoken young officer with him who was more likely to follow his orders than the commander's. Shotguns and electronics are his specialties but he has dabbled in everything from bribery to mechanics to piloting, not to mention his aptitude at picking skills up cold (JoaT skill 1).

Stefan Pérez is a smart, inquisitive officer who has authority issues and an often too keen curiosity. He found someone he could respect and follow in Manon Abe and so "left" with him (ignoring that his re-enlistment would have been denied had he tried as the merchant core had had enough of Mr. Pérez). Stefan was moderately able medic (skill 1) and also has a knack for being a decent jack of all trades (skill 1).


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:40 am 
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@eris indicated an interest in playing also. We may start things going and have him join once he has a character generated.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:45 pm 
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Are we still go? :)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:54 pm 
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sirravd wrote:
Are we still go? :)

Yea, I need to ruminate a bit on the rumors and world info I have and set you up with something to get started on.

We'll see if @eris joins us or not, he hasn't responded to private messages. If he joins, cool, otherwise, we go with what we have.

I don't know if you want to recruit any additional crew beyond your PCs and secondary PCs.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:22 pm 
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Ok, time to get a bit rolling here...

Tegel is a balkanized world with a dense tainted atmosphere.

Merchant Senior Captain Baron Wen Rodríguez has recently mustered out, and taken papers for the Free Trader {fill in name} with a 30 year mortgage remaining. The ship has recently had it's annual maintenance.

The other characters have also recently mustered out.

Unfortunately, this was perhaps the wrong time and place to muster out.

Ryefield was the capital city of the Roglaroon Federation, but has recently been captured by forces from the dictatorship Modron. Imperial forces are holding the Modrones at bay for the moment, but the situation is somewhat dicey. A leadership team from the Roglaroon Federation has set up in one of the nicer taverns in the starport. They have been begging the imperial forces to intervene and bombard the capital of Modron.

You may purchase equipment (up to TL 12) at the starport, but some items may be in short supply or more expensive.

Fogbound is an un-populated world that was destined for settlement, but when the Imperium started to have troubles back home and pulled back from the region, the colonization effort never got underway.

While you are meeting each other in a tavern, a man comes up to you and asks if you have a ship departing for Fogbound in the next week.

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 Post subject: Re: Kicking off
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:14 pm 
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@eris indicated an interest in playing also. We may start things going and have him join once he has a character generated.

Well, I DO want to play. I've just been swamped the last month or so. I've posted a character submission, Merchant 1st Officer Andy Sokolov, just now.

Andy is 46, just mandatory retired from the Merchant Service, but not looking to settle down anywhere. He is looking for a tramp merchant ship to sign aboard. He is a crack Navigator-4 and picked up Pilot-1 when he was last promoted. Andy is also good in engineering (Engineering-2 and Electronics-1). On the business side Andy has picked up Bribery-2 and Admin-1. Over his 28 years in service he's had to become skilled with firearms (Shotgun-2 and Revolver-1), but would rather avoid a fight than not. He's got a revolver, shotgun and a couple of Low Passage vouchers to go with his 8 Kcr retirement pay. Andy has saved KCr50 that he hopes to use to "buy into" a ship or start buying spec cargoes. He'd also like to buy some supplies...like a vacc suit.

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Winedark Game: Merchant 1st Officer Antony "Andy" Sokolov, 787AA8, 46, 7 terms; Admin-1, Bribery-2, Electronics-1, Engineering-2, Navigation-4, Pilot-1, Revolver-1, Shotgun-1;Benefits: 8,000/yr, Cr50,000, Low Passage, Low Passage, Revolver, Shotgun


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:26 pm 
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ffilz wrote:
Ok, time to get a bit rolling here...

Tegel is a balkanized world with a dense tainted atmosphere.

Merchant Senior Captain Baron Wen Rodríguez has recently mustered out, and taken papers for the Free Trader {fill in name} with a 30 year mortgage remaining. The ship has recently had it's annual maintenance.

The other characters have also recently mustered out.

Unfortunately, this was perhaps the wrong time and place to muster out.

Ryefield was the capital city of the Roglaroon Federation, but has recently been captured by forces from the dictatorship Modron. Imperial forces are holding the Modrones at bay for the moment, but the situation is somewhat dicey. A leadership team from the Roglaroon Federation has set up in one of the nicer taverns in the starport. They have been begging the imperial forces to intervene and bombard the capital of Modron.

You may purchase equipment (up to TL 12) at the starport, but some items may be in short supply or more expensive.


Andy walks into the bar and pulls down the filter mask he was using outside in the dense but tainted air. The outside air that leaked in with him burns his eyes and makes him blink a few times as he looks around the half filled bar. People who look up see a short broadly built man of middle age with close clipped salt and pepper hair and piercing blue eyes...now with red rims around them. He's wearing a pair of brown pants tucked into his spacer boots with a brown leather jacket over a light blue crew necked shirt. There is a circle of lighter colored leather on the jacket where a patch has recently been removed. A filter mask hangs around his neck.

"I'm supposed to be meeting a Baron Wen Rodríguez here?" Andy says loudly enough to be heard across the bar while he stands just inside the door and looks around the room. Andy's voice is higher than you might expect from such a solidly built man and carries a nice tenor note to it.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:30 pm 
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Welcome aboard Eris. I hope we can get this rolling over the next week. Hopefully with summer over, folks are more available, and hopefully those that were impacted by the various natural disasters are settling back in (Eris I know was impacted by Irma at least to the extent of getting himself out of harms way).

I really should set up a Google doc with all the PCs in it, but in the meantime, let's have one post per PC in the rollups thread (the other rollups are over in private messages). I suggest some use of the spoiler tag so we can shrink down bits of the descriptions to make it easier to see things (Ideally, a one or two line quick character with name, age, UPP, skills, and equipment with additional details, including generation bits in spoiler sections would be nice).

All my other campaigns being Scout ship based, I'm interested to see where a merchant ship leads us.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:21 am 
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Manon Abe and Stefan Pérez, already in the bar and quietly nursing drinks, pay attention at the newcomer's announcement. They were there for the same reason but were sizing up the crowd first. If this newcomer gets a response, then they will follow him over. Manon scans the crowd to see if anyone else reacts to the query- for good or ill.


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Manon Abe and Stefan Pérez, already in the bar and quietly nursing drinks, pay attention at the newcomer's announcement. They were there for the same reason but were sizing up the crowd first. If this newcomer gets a response, then they will follow him over. Manon scans the crowd to see if anyone else reacts to the query- for good or ill.

After looking around and waiting a minute, Andy shrugs and strolls over to the bar. He noticed that a pair of men seated at a table seemed to pay attention to him after everyone else had gone back to their drinks and conversations. He intends to keep an eye on them, but that's all for right now.

"I'll have a beer."Andy slaps down a coin on the counter and smiles at the bartender adding, "The brand you'd drink if you were having one."

He then turns and leans against the bar surveying the room, giving the pair at the table a nod, if they are still looking at him. He'll stand at the bar and take small sips of the beer. Andy can make that beer last an hour, or more, and he plans to do just that.

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Winedark Game: Merchant 1st Officer Antony "Andy" Sokolov, 787AA8, 46, 7 terms; Admin-1, Bribery-2, Electronics-1, Engineering-2, Navigation-4, Pilot-1, Revolver-1, Shotgun-1;Benefits: 8,000/yr, Cr50,000, Low Passage, Low Passage, Revolver, Shotgun


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Manon gives a nod to request the man at the bar (Andy) join them at their table. Hmm, so another out to join this Captain Rodríguez. He is mindful of potential Modron surveillance here but the sooner the group can gather-n-git, the better. Buying supplies will be next on his list.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:39 pm 
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Manon gives a nod to request the man at the bar (Andy) join them at their table. Hmm, so another out to join this Captain Rodríguez. He is mindful of potential Modron surveillance here but the sooner the group can gather-n-git, the better. Buying supplies will be next on his list.


Andy interprets the nod as "come on over", so he does. He strolls over to the table holding his beer in one hand.
"Evening, gents." he asks, "Mind if I sit?"

Andy leans forward and asks quietly after he sits down, "You two wouldn't be looking to meet up with Rodriguez would you?"

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:11 am 
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Manon raises his cup to take a drink in order to have it front of his mouth before answering to block lip-reading. Aye, we are. You as well, I take it. The Federation will be taking its usual stance of hands-off the important crises until it's too late, no doubt. With that in mind, the sooner we are off this rock the better. Not sure when Modron will clamp down and how hard.

Manon and Stefan are used to working in tandem (and of being paranoid) so without needing to state it in advance: as Manon talks, Stefan is stretching and yawning to give himself a chance to surreptitiously scan the room.

Manon continues, I was hoping to buy some supplies before we left but only if we feel we safely have the time.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:06 pm 
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Manon raises his cup to take a drink in order to have it front of his mouth before answering to block lip-reading. Aye, we are. You as well, I take it. The Federation will be taking its usual stance of hands-off the important crises until it's too late, no doubt. With that in mind, the sooner we are off this rock the better. Not sure when Modron will clamp down and how hard.

Manon and Stefan are used to working in tandem (and of being paranoid) so without needing to state it in advance: as Manon talks, Stefan is stretching and yawning to give himself a chance to surreptitiously scan the room.

Manon continues, I was hoping to buy some supplies before we left but only if we feel we safely have the time.

Andy nods,"Yeah, politics is a bitch. Personally, I'm much happier to plot courses and fix engines."

Adding with a grin, "And earn enough credits to keep the ship jumping, of course."

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Winedark Game: Merchant 1st Officer Antony "Andy" Sokolov, 787AA8, 46, 7 terms; Admin-1, Bribery-2, Electronics-1, Engineering-2, Navigation-4, Pilot-1, Revolver-1, Shotgun-1;Benefits: 8,000/yr, Cr50,000, Low Passage, Low Passage, Revolver, Shotgun


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Manon nods. Any idea what our captain looks like?


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coil23 wrote:
Manon nods. Any idea what our captain looks like?

[ooc]OOC: I've been trying to get @sirravd's attention, maybe I'll try and catch him on another board/ooc]

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coil23 wrote:
Manon nods. Any idea what our captain looks like?

"Not a clue!" Andy says with a shrug, "All my dealings have been by comm so far. I guess you don't know either?"

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Winedark Game: Merchant 1st Officer Antony "Andy" Sokolov, 787AA8, 46, 7 terms; Admin-1, Bribery-2, Electronics-1, Engineering-2, Navigation-4, Pilot-1, Revolver-1, Shotgun-1;Benefits: 8,000/yr, Cr50,000, Low Passage, Low Passage, Revolver, Shotgun


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Manon nods. Any idea what our captain looks like?

[ooc]OOC: I've been trying to get @sirravd's attention, maybe I'll try and catch him on another board/ooc]


Dibs!!! :lol:

Manon shakes his head. No idea. And I've had enough shady dealings that I know what can go wrong trying to meet up with someone when you don't even know what they look like. We may need to make other arrangements if our good captain fell afoul of the internecine mess around here. Stefan, that gentleman over there is going to be the source of the problem if we need a diversion and quick exit. Understood? We will meet up at the place under the sign beside that location across the street from that whatsit. You remember.

Stefan nods with an impish grin.

Manon gives a curt nod to finish the business. Now, with contingencies taken care of, shall we have another drink?


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OOC: I've made contact with siravd and unfortunately his availability has decreased, so we will have to continue without him.

If you like I can generate a new merchant captain and one of you can take him as a 2nd or replacement PC, or we can roll up a scout with a ship (or even a noble or hunter), or we can continue with your PCs as "travellers" without a ship.

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