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Old 09-29-2019, 04:04 PM
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Firefly: Back in Black

Game NameFirefly: Back in Black
Game SystemFATE
ThemeSandbox merchant/smuggler ship taking what jobs as they can.
FlavourSpace Western

Plot Summary
This is a sandbox game, as such there is no concrete plot per say.

Your crew has been fronted a ship, by a retired merchant captain who's days of flying under the radar are behind him
She doesn't look like much, but she'll get you where you're going, as long as you treat her right, and replace the catalyzer before it blows.

It's up to you what jobs you take. What lines you wont cross.
At each port of call, you'll usually be able to find work.
Cargo runs. Passengers. Smuggling. Mercenary Jobs. Maybe you'll take some time off to go to a shindig?

Will you only take law abiding jobs, or any job that pays well?

What line won't you cross?

These are all up to you.

Law abiding jobs don't pay as well, but aren't as dangerous.
Smuggling jobs pay a lot more, but you've got to be careful that you don't get caught.
Passengers are a good way to make a run more profitable. Until they shoot your mechanic.
Mercenary jobs are dangerous, but pay well, until you find yourself hitched to a bride that steals your ship and nearly gets you killed in the process.


World Information
If you don't know about the verse right now, go watch Firefly. Then watch it again. When you start thinking Jaynes hat is pretty cunning, come talk to me.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Malcolm Reynolds
Here's how it is: The Earth got used up, so we moved out and terraformed a whole new galaxy of Earths, some rich and flush with the new technologies, some not so much. The Central Planets, them was formed the Alliance, waged war to bring everyone under their rule; a few idiots tried to fight it, among them myself. I'm Malcolm Reynolds, captain of Serenity. Shes a transport ship, Firefly class. Got a good crew: fighters, pilot, mechanic. We even picked up a preacher for some reason, and a bona fide companion. There's a doctor too, took his genius sister out of some Alliance camp, so they're keeping a low profile, you understand. You got a job, we can do it, don't much care what it is.
Sure, you know where you are, but when is also important.

2511: Battle of Serenity Valley

2517: Most of the TV Show takes place.

2527: Our story begins.

It's 10 years after the events of the TV Show. And no, the movie does not exist.

The verse hasn't changed much since the time of Mal and his crews exploits.

The alliance are as overbearing and invasive as ever. Sticking their noses in where they are not wanted. They still don't care about making life better for those outside the core, while at the same time stopping anyone else from doing anything about it.

The reavers are still out there, though to those that never venture out to the rim, they remain little more than myth.





System
We will be using FATE Core for this game.
If you're not familiar with FATE Core, don't let that scare you away. This is not going to be a rules heavy game unless you want it to be.
A majority of play will be based on Role Play. The mechanics will come into play for things like combat, but the rest of the time, actually doing something in character means more than some random roll. You want to try to talk Badger into paying more for some cargo, then do it, don't expect the dice to do it for you.




Application Format
Name
Age (remember, the war ended 16 years ago, so if you fought in it, your character is like to be in their 40's or older.)
Home Planet
Physical Description
Role you plan on playing:
Some core roles are (there are many more than this):
Pilot
Mechanic
Medic
Face
Enforcer

As for the Captain, the Captain can be any of those, and should be able to fill in for the pilot, face, and enforcer in a pinch.
Once the characters are selected, it will be up to the players to choose who is the captain.
1) High Concept.


2) Trouble


3) 1 Background Aspect


4) A short background story, giving a reason why your character is in this line of work.

For character creation info, see the following: https://fate-srd.com/fate-core/your-character-idea




Applicants
PlayerCharacterRoleConceptTroubleBackground AspectCompleted
grdellAlexander LaskoFace/Enforcer/MedicEx-Companion turned mercenarySoft-HeartedAlliance ConnectionsYes
JasontheswiftQuentin "The Young Bull" FordENforcer/Mechanic/MedicWander of the black, live up to fathers legendOn the run - Triads, something bout honorQuick LearnerYes
Humble AthenaVionn "Velvet" LatiPilot / EnforcerAce Pilot and Ship's Mama BearSurvivor's GuiltDanger SenseYes
GleefulNihilismBrent WiseEngineerSecret Ex-ALliance EngineerBig SecretAlliance ConnectionsYes
Quick BenCaroline DunnManyAmbitious Privileged CourierDOn't fit inMilitary BratYes
DrachenspiritRemika RouxCaptain/Pilot/JOATProper Villain & Good "guy" hiding in plain sight.I ain't heard no fat lady.Once a RebelYes
AlphaZBozeMechanic 1st, Pilot & Enforcer 2nd, Face 3rdGentle Giant GearheadCan We Talk About This?Wary DeserterYes
Nomadic DruidSaltChef/Janitor/MHGSurvivorDont talk about my mommaSon of a BrothelNo, needs background
RoekahsGideon "Gid" LiggettProcurement SpecialistWell intentioned thiefoverzealous for adventure Missing Background Aspect
RaadaTawny XiaoEnforcer/Scout/SpyImmature Ex-Assassin on the RunThinks with fists/knife/guneither [sic] trigger happy or screw the allianceAlmost


Deadline
October 19th
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Old 09-29-2019, 05:13 PM
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Definite interest.

Also are you using FATE core, the book with the blue cover. With the ape on it ?



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Old 09-29-2019, 05:42 PM
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Yes, the one that is freely available from their website here: https://www.evilhat.com/home/fate-core-downloads/

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Old 09-29-2019, 05:51 PM
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Here's my application. Of course, everything is up for discussion if anything won't fit in with what you have in mind.

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Name: Alexander Lasko
Age: 28
Home Planet: Sihnon
Physical Description: Tall, slender, and handsome, Alex made good use of his looks in his past life as a companion. He keeps himself in good shape because being weak and slow is a surefire way to get killed mighty quick out here in the black. He has remarkably pale eyes which is a good thing when he's trying to put the charm on, but a drawback when he's trying to blend in and not be remembered. Due to his Companion training, he can move with exceptional grace when wants to, but his life since has also taught him to turn that grace to brutality when he needs to.
Role: Face / Enforcer / Medic (in a pinch)
High Concept: Ex-Companion turned mercenary
Trouble: Soft-hearted
Background Aspect: Alliance connections
Background Story:
Growing up on the home planet of the Guild of Companions - especially when you happen to be quite good-looking - is usually a one-way ticket to a glamorous life. Alex had always seen it that way and was grateful for the opportunities that the accidents of his birth had afforded him. He excelled in his studies at the academy and went right to work servicing clients (of any gender - he really didn't care either way) as soon as he passed the last of his exams and became officially accredited as a Guild Companion. What he hadn't counted on was how quickly that life would bore him. He began pushing further and further out towards the Rim, taking bigger risks and seeing what life was like for those people who hadn't had the luxury of being born in the Core Worlds. And then he saw something that changed his life forever - the aftermath of a Reaver attack.

The transport he had been travelling with touched down on some barely-named settlement on some out-of-the-way moon and when everyone disembarked, they found the place to be a scene of unimaginable (at least to Alex) carnage. When he had recovered from his fit of vomiting at the sights and smells, he asked the captain and his men to teach him to fight. He never wanted to end up a victim like these people and he decided that he would do all he could to aid others if possible. Now he lives on the frontier - sure it's hard to find work as a Companion out here, but there's always call for a good gun hand or two and he finds that the experience and connections from his "old life" still come in handy once in a while... even if some of the folks out here don't appreciate that they can smell the Alliance on him from a mile away.
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Old 09-29-2019, 05:58 PM
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Character Application - Feedback appreciatedName: Quentin "The Young Bull" Ford
Age: 24
Home Planet: Highgate, home with two moons and a sea blue morn - Blue Sun system
Physical Description:
 
 
Role: Enforcer, Mechanic (minor, vehicles and the odd shuttle), Medic (minor, paramedic level).
High Concept: Wanderer of the black, trying to live up to my father's legend.
Trouble: On the run – Triads, something bout honour
Background Aspect: Quick learner
Background story:
 

 

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Look, they got boy wh***s! Isn't that thoughtful?
That was quick work on the fleshed out app.
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That was quick work on the fleshed out app.
Thanks... but I already had the concept in mind. I'd been thinking about it ever since I commented in your other thread about it. It was just a matter of filling in the details at that point.
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I love anything Firefly and, "Yay! Wash is alive!"

Unfortunately, the little I looked at the Fate system online, I didn't really like it. You never know, I might like it very much if I gave it a try and I'm tempted because its Firefly! But Iron DM just opened up, so I don't know. I'll have to see if I feel like giving the Fate System a try. I'll think about it.

If I don't get back to you with a Character application before the deadline, good luck with your game Eddas
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Name: Vionn "Velvet" Lati

Age: 29

Home Planet: Hera

Physical Description
TAB][/TAB]Tall and lean but muscular, Vionn is a woman used to labor, but not being broken. She'd never been traditionally pretty- her face was too stern and angular for that- but she'd had a certain kind of beauty with her long blond hair and bright green eyes, before it happened. Now she has burn scars across half her face and down the shoulder.

Role you plan on playing: Pilot / Enforcer

1) High Concept. Ace Pilot Mama Bear


2) Trouble: Survivor's Guilt


3) 1 Background Aspect Danger Sense


4) A short background story, giving a reason why your character is in this line of work.
She could smell the rot on the lying merchant's breath as he tried to pretend he'd provided everything they'd paid for; but she knew the feel of boxes gone light. The crew were loading the rest of the supplies on board, and the newest member of the crew, Adner, a sweet if naive young farmboy with the stars in his eyes, paused with the box he was moving, asking silently if she needed assistance. She shook her head. Always helpful, that one was. If the cold of space didn't cool his warm heart, he'd be a loyal mate for life. But she could deal with cheating scum well enough, and soon she had full payment and a little extra for the trouble. She turned and started walking towards her ship, when suddenly it was like a silence had draped over her. She didn't know what had set it off, but her heart was suddenly pounding. She called for her crew as she ran towards the ship, but suddenly, there was a click that rang through her ears, and then fire and flying debris...
TAB][/TAB]She woke with a start, as she had most times she slept since that day. She ran fingers over the burns that had just started to itch more than they hurt. She grabbed some water and made her way to the cargo hold, where the last of her crew was stored, in a long pine box. She'd been left with a pile of scrap that day, and sold it for the cost of transport to bring her crew home for those that had family, and burial by star for those who didn't. Adner was the last, and she was not looking forward to facing his family, but she knew that she had to. She sat down next to the long box and hung her head. She thought back to when she'd been the bright-eyed child fascinated by the sky.
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@Humble Athena, If we are going to have a pilot then I think we all need to know. What should we all do if we see a leaf on the wind ?
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@Humble Athena, If we are going to have a pilot then I think we all need to know. What should we all do if we see a leaf on the wind ?
Watch it soar, of course!
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I love anything Firefly and, "Yay! Wash is alive!"

Unfortunately, the little I looked at the Fate system online, I didn't really like it. You never know, I might like it very much if I gave it a try and I'm tempted because its Firefly! But Iron DM just opened up, so I don't know. I'll have to see if I feel like giving the Fate System a try. I'll think about it.

If I don't get back to you with a Character application before the deadline, good luck with your game Eddas
Yeah, if I were running a live game, in person or VTT, I would have gone with a different system, but I think FATE is well suited to PbP if give then chance.

If you're not free this time around, once I get the first group up and running, I might re-open this for a second group. If there are enough people interested that is.
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@grdell, You ain't the gorram pilot. lol.
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