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For Captain Cal Strand, the gravy train done left the station. He’s stuck on Persephone, high an’ dry, with a boat needs tendin’ an’ all his crew in the wind. Seein’ as he’s pulled more’n his share of fast ones on the Alliance, the thought of hightailin’ it to the black is all kinds of pleasin’. Of course, he wasn’t countin’ on an engine held together with duct tape and bailing wire, a crime boss sportin’ a grudge, a pithy AI, or a cranky teenager with an itchy trigger finger. The China Doll could be that gift horse whose mouth he shoulda checked, dohn mah?


The year’s 2521. War ended a decade ago. Been 3 years since the Miranda Broadwave riled some folk up, but the Alliance put the boot down on that right quick. It ain’t easy for “naughty men to slip about” these days, but there’s still work as can be had, long’s the price is right an’ you ain’t the curious type.


“Firefly – Second ‘Verse” is an episodic PBP game. Character and plot development will be encouraged and written over the course of each episode. Certain adventures will involve “capers,” live action scenes played out in chat by member players. These scenes could vary from crimes to action to something as simple as everyone talking over the galley table.


We got need of First Mate, Pilot, Mechanic, Medic, and a couple deckhands what know cargo straps and how to shoot. Always room for a Companion, or if you hear the callin’, a shepherd don’t hurt. Passengers, too, but don’t let none of this fence you in. There’s lots of different folk out there. After all...it’s a mighty big ‘verse.


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I personally, am a veteran and feel comfortable creating characters who are also veterans. My guy is a veteran and knows how to fight. He will be a veteran of the Unification War, but I'll wait for your CS on Cal Strand before I develop his back story. I have written everything else to include a small cache of (3) firearms. I believe Jayne's arsenal was more elaborate than My character's. He is a deck hand, but could be used in another capacity if necessary; definitely a fighter. As well as being a veteran, I have a martial arts back ground. I am no Kung Fu master, but I trained in Krav Maga for almost seven years and can write those skills into any post if necessary. As a seasoned writer I would often write injuries and failures that befall my characters. They may appear OP on paper, but never exhibit those qualities in character. I try to write flaws into their actions. Writing Gary Stu's are extremely boring. Writing about a character who loses is so much better for the reader and the writer.

The more you bring to the party, the more others are inspired to interact with you. We suggest a 2 paragraph minimum per post. While we encourage our writers to check spelling and grammar, this is Firefly. Sometimes, words just don’t go right… Use your best judgment.

Spelling inside quotations should be according to the character’s dialect in accordance with the Firefly story. Text outside quotations belongs to the author. This spelling/grammar should be according to your standards. I tend to write in advanced standards. What the character says, just might be unintelligent gibberish.
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@Gunther Sounds like a mighty fine plan. Character sheets are up and expect some intro posts in the next few days. Feel free to fill out a sheet of your own and post it here when you’re ready.
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What Wolf said. Welcome to the 'verse, Gunther!
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Never seen Firefly but this was recommended by a friend and it looks interesting. Posting on my cell phone so I hope the format doesn't go crazy on me

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@Xandrya Hello and welcome to FF2V! We're about to start dropping story posts to help everyone get their bearings. Once that's done, we'll post an OOC note.

Alana's CS looks like a great start, but we might drop a PM with minor adjustments to her time aboard the boat. Wolf and I are currently engaged in high level discussions on the topic (including whiskey and baseball bats...it's a thing.)

One thing we strongly encourage would be your familiarization with the Firefly story. There are 14 TV episodes, and the feature film "Serenity" continues the tale. It's all available on Amazon Prime, and about the right length to binge over a holiday weekend!
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@wanderingwolf submitted for your review...

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I invited @Xandrya and @Kalleth if they were interested. It is a great show, Xandrya!
Not sure how much exposure to the show you guys were looking for. Although I watched it quite a bit last year, I still refer to the Wiki for details.
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Donald Glover played Lando Calrissian on Solo if you watched that movie.
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@Gunther Thanks for a well detailed CS! I'm pretty sure that our Cap'n and I will have starter posts up by tomorrow night. In the meantime, if you both want to move your CS into the "Character" tab, that'll inch us closer to start. Here's the crew as we have it:

Captain - Cal Strand
Medic - Alana Lysanger
Deckhand #1 - Joe Hooker (Hook)
Deckhand #2 - Abby Travis

To roll the game forward, we might add a couple NPC's to crucial positions until other folk join in. In the meantime, we're so glad to have you on board, and we hope everyone has a great holiday weekend.

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Alrighty then!

We've got our first 2 posts up, which should give you an idea of the situation. If your CS has been signed off by the megalomaniacs who put this outfit together, please go ahead and make sure it's posted to the "Crew" tab.

If you're new to the boat and looking for work, Abby's the first one you'll meet. Her writer is available for JP's or back and forth posting, but both will be a bit delayed through the holiday weekend.

Looking forward to seeing you in the game!
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Hey all! I figured I'd provide some information that I would have found helpful out of the gate when I started RPing with a group like this.

As you all can probably tell, we have a habit of writing joint posts together, and in order to include everyone on the fun I thought I'd address it explicitly. Joint posts (JP's) are a great way to keep the chemistry rolling from one interaction to the next in order to frame a scene together between two or more writers (yes, we could all do one together!). This typically happens in a shared Google Doc where we can set the stage, add our character's actions, then leave a <Tag> for another writer to jump in for their character. Upon consensus, we can end the scene and one of the writers is cleared to post. It's that easy! Feel free to invite any of your fellow writers or GM's to JP with you.

Another tidbit I'd like to pass on is the wisdom of letting your GM's know any personal character plots you'd like to see brought to fruition. We want to get to know your characters as much as you do, and thus we definitely want to provide room for your characters to grow. Fill Sail or me in on what sort of arc you're thinking, or we'll just blindly lead you through our own personal plots and vendettas! That's a promise.

Sail and I are often chatting on Google Chat (formerly Hangouts), but we'd be willing to change the medium if others wanted to chat in another location. Let us know!

And that's all the wisdom I've been blessed with. Happy Fourth of July!
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JP/Joint Post is what is traditionally known as a Collaboration. At least that's what it has been for the past 10 years or so; before and after the crash (12/2012).

I offer this discord channel for conversations if you wish... Firefly Second Verse

If I don't do something tomorrow, it will definitely be on Monday. The wife is home tomorrow. I usually don't get into RPs much when she is around.
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I haven't been on RPGuild in a while due to having a baby monopolize my time now (which I don't mind at all - he's adorable, and 4 months old now! <3) I am starting to get a tiny bit of free time here and there, but honestly probably not enough to properly join an RP. I did want to say that I am so~ beyond~ sad~ that a decent Firefly RP has popped up, it's the first thing I see when I log in, and I can't join. *insert tragic figure here* It's my ultimate favorite thing, and it seems like this would be an awesome group to be with! Good luck guys!! I may creep-read, and if pacing between you guys's posts are well enough for me to pop in, then I'll apply if there is still room.
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@Aalakrys Great hearing from you, and thanks for the kind wishes. More important, congratulations on your little one!

If you do feel you’d like to give it a go, we’d love to have you aboard. Perhaps you could join as a passenger, to test the waters without an overt commitment.

Regardless, Wolf and I are glad you dropped by, and we hope to sail with you soon.
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@Aalakrys Congratulations on the bundle of joy! I have four and was the stay-at-home parent for 12 years. It is the best job in the whole world. I totally understand the withdrawals you are experiencing. There is nap time depending on your child. My first child (girl) slept 16 hours out of a 24-hour day. I had a lot of free time. Often times I would park her near me when I was on the PC writing.
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Thank you both so much! That's so sweet of you. <3

@Gunther Wow!! I'm lucky if this little guy takes a nap at all during the day that isn't more than 20 minutes. He fights sleep so bad, then gets mad about being tired. He may~ take after me on that, but since he looks like my husband's mini-me I suppose he has to have something from me. xD What is so rude is that he'll nap for hours at a time at daycare. But on the weekends, nope, has to spend the. whole. day. with Mommy and Daddy. Which is sweet, and his cry face is so funny and adorable, but ... c'mon. xD

Anyway~ Yes!! I talked to my husband about it. I can definitely make the minimum mentioned in the game info. Since my little guy passed out (probably because today was the refusal to sleep at all, all day Day), I can get started on a CS. That is what takes me the longest, if I'm honest... Settling on a character in creation. I'm one of those who will spend hours making a character in a game then have to go to bed before even playing because Adult-Life. Sigh~ =P

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I am seriously considering the option of the ship's dog. Or cat. xD
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@AalakrysWell that's just great news. Looking forward to your CS! You can PM Wolf and myself with any questions as you put it together.

In the meantime, Abby's out in front of the cargo bay ramp, taking names and wondering what she just got herself into. She'll keep an eye out for you.
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@wanderingwolf@sail3695 I just finished reading the first two posts. Well done. I like what I have seen thus far. I would like to collaborate with sail; essentially a conversation between Abby and Hook. We can set up a google doc and write there is you like.
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