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Finding Serenity

Finding Serenity is an original-character roleplay set in Joss Whedon's Firefly 'Verse. Events take place after the events of the Serenity movie.

The year is 2519.

Earth-That-Was is long gone. Humans found a new group of solar systems with dozens of planets and hundreds of moons. The "Core" planets are civilised, high-tech and under Alliance control. The "Border" worlds are diverse and distinct. The "Rim" is the wild west of the 'verse and the "Black" is where our ships travel, hoping to avoid the perils of space: Alliance, pirates, and the monsters known as Reavers.

So here we are, on the "raggedy edge". This is where our characters live. There are those who stick by the Alliance Government, those who want to rise up against it, and those that just don't care either way as long as they can make a living. With every turn, every choice put forward and every decision made we are FINDING SERENITY


What basic idea for this new ship is of the most interest the most?

The Generic option of cargo and passengers
1 (10%)
Corporation owned ship
0 (0%)
Companion Guild owns
1 (10%)
Creditor owned option
0 (0%)
Investor owned option
8 (80%)

Total Members Voted: 10

Voting closes: May 25, 2018, 07:50:33 PM

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Hey all,

Given that we only have 3 active ships out of 5 and Ronin's current plot to get Ian Dugan back to Glory is really just about to start, I think the time has come to target a new ship to come online. To this end, the poll will focus on one ship design: Exeter. I will come up with an appropriate sounding name once I see more feedback. 

The Exeter is a three deck ship with the main deck, a passenger in the middle (complete with almost all amenities) and a cargo deck. There is a quarter deck which is basically a shuttle bay on the top of the ship. You can see the floorplans here: http://www.findingserenity.net/index.php?topic=2151.msg22093#msg22093

Both ships have passenger cabin (singles & doubles), a med bay, lots of cargo space, lounge, sizable engine room and will need a number of crew to function. This all means a variety of plots and storylines could happen. I have a couple of different of ideas of what to do.

#1 This is the generic rag tag ship limping along transporting cargo and passengers where the Captain owns the ship.

#2 The ship is owned by a corporation transporting goods but is allowed to take on passengers

#3 The ship is owned by the Companion Guild and the deluxe cabins are for business but the ship is allowed to transport cargo

#4 The ship is owned by a creditor who refuses to give up ownership and just demands his profits. Both cargo and passengers are routine.

#5 The ship is owned by investors including the Companion Guild and The House with all taking a fair share of the profits and may require certain personnel or jobs done. The House, as in the Archives by Abbey. exist as a Guild similar to Companions but for professional gamblers and are officially licensed per the Alliance to run games and/or hold gambling events. They are rated on the metrics of Honesty and Reliability. The House also allows them to blackball gamblers or other similar professionals or clients just like Companions do.

Please vote above (over the next 14 days, ending on the 25th) and also voice your thoughts below. Please make sure to take a look through the floorplans too.


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Re: A New Ship and possible ideas -- Please read text before voting
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2018, 09:58:04 PM »
The poll has been up for 48 hrs and it is evident there is a lot of interest in the investor option.

I'll start generating ideas for setup, jobs, jumping off point, etc

The characters, at least initially, will have more of a Core influence. As time goes on, this could certainly change but, given the Investor group, it makes the most sense. So this is certainly an opportunity for the crew to get a growing wakeup call as they pass out of the White Sun system where all the Core worlds are and solidly into the Border and Rim planets. In fact, I may plan out an initial route the ship is expected to take. So this arc would certainly not be on the level of action of say Ronin.

Already I am betting on the following positions/skill sets being needed (based upon floorplan):

Captain (could double any position)
Pilot (1-2)
Electronics/Comp Tech
Companion (1, maybe 2)
Gambler/Member of the House (1, maybe 2)
Gunhand (1-2)
General hand/Steward/Cook's Assistant for those fancier occasions (maybe?)

Some of these could be doubled up or be secondary capabilities (except Companion or House member). But primary skill should be the lead on the boat. As of this moment, the starboard aft double cabins of the passage deck are going to be reserved for Companions so there could be two there. Everyone else of the crew would be sleeping on the main deck.

This does count any Passengers that might be picked up following the initial launch of the ship.

If you are interested, please post some ideas. Some character thoughts for the non-Companions could include former Alliance military, a highly regarded professional skill school,

« Last Edit: May 13, 2018, 10:20:15 PM by Desertpuma »

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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2018, 12:35:40 AM »
I am interested. Although I am also a little worried about upping my active character count to 3, as I inevitably seem to have trouble keeping up with postings, so I might hold off on committing and wait and see what roles other people fill first...

But the characters I would currently be looking to bring one of are Cyrus Riggs and Jack Dekker, both ex military security types, or Benjamin Street, my favorite pilot. Or maybe a new character depending on who takes what role.
« Last Edit: May 14, 2018, 12:38:19 AM by Axe »

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It is about 5 days out until the poll ends ... I will probably start getting together things so I can post it following Memorial Day here in the US.

If you are interested in becoming, please feel free to talk in here about the roles you may want to take on.



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