Sithraider
 member, 212 posts
 Momento Mori
Wed 13 Jan 2021
at 00:55
IC: Adult Lady Blackbird - Reskinned for Firefly
Looking to see what interest there is at the moment in a Lady Blackbird (LB) game set not in the Wild Blue Yonder, but instead in the ‘Verse of Firefly.

I would either reskin the game to take place in the aforementioned universe or pull some rules from Serenity and Firefly RPGs as they are similar enough to hack in.

As an alternate, run all new characters built-in LB for the Firefly setting.

Thoughts? Opinions?

This message was last edited by the user at 09:01, Wed 13 Jan.

Alyse
 member, 702 posts
 Pretty, witty, and gay
 [married since 2011!]
Wed 13 Jan 2021
at 05:14
IC: Adult Lady Blackbird - Reskinned for Firefly
I'm a ginormous fan of both Firefly and Lady Blackbird. Count me in.
OakMaster
 member, 130 posts
 "Choose you this day
 whom ye will serve..."
Wed 13 Jan 2021
at 08:39
IC: Adult Lady Blackbird - Reskinned for Firefly
I love the setting, but not the rating.  If you go with a non-Adult rating, I would be interested...  :)
Starchaser
 member, 809 posts
 Shoda mo tsumoreba taibok
Wed 13 Jan 2021
at 08:51
IC: Adult Lady Blackbird - Reskinned for Firefly
I love firefly and have read lady blackbird. However I am extremely full with games right now. But good luck with that one and if you do run it / are running it if any my games get dropped then I'd be interested.
Sithraider
 member, 214 posts
 Momento Mori
Wed 13 Jan 2021
at 09:09
IC: Adult Lady Blackbird - Reskinned for Firefly
Thanks, Starchaser. I hope one of your game does(n't) fall through :)

OakMaster do you dislike Adult for the X-rated content, or just in general? I pitch the game as Adult because I easily drift between foul-mouthed Soldier and erotic novelist. Though in most games I've run, the erotic side of things is not pursued by players. So I cater to the audience at hand. But, I fruiting have a foul mouth and generally write to adult concepts.

If none of the other players are concerned or agreeable with Adult content, I can always adjust down before opening.
Hendell
 member, 270 posts
Wed 13 Jan 2021
at 11:47
IC: Adult Lady Blackbird - Reskinned for Firefly
I have heard good things about lady blackbird but never had a chance to use it.  A Familiar setting can only help with that.  As for the adult rating that is really the only option for the Firefly setting and tends to draw a more mature and focused set of players.
Starchaser
 member, 811 posts
 Shoda mo tsumoreba taibok
Wed 13 Jan 2021
at 11:51
IC: Adult Lady Blackbird - Reskinned for Firefly
I'm more an Adult games person myself and I agree in terms of situation a game like that needs to be mature or adult but in the Firefly series the swearing was reduced to some gorram awful pseudo expletives inter spaced by bits of Chinese (even though you didn't see one Chinese person in the show, which was weird) ;)

This message was last edited by the user at 11:51, Wed 13 Jan.

Starchaser
 member, 812 posts
 Shoda mo tsumoreba taibok
Wed 13 Jan 2021
at 11:55
IC: Adult Lady Blackbird - Reskinned for Firefly
And just for fun:

https://cdn.iwastesomuchtime.com/112520131337165.jpg
Sithraider
 member, 215 posts
 Momento Mori
Wed 13 Jan 2021
at 14:00
IC: Adult Lady Blackbird - Reskinned for Firefly
Your sense of timing is perfect, Starchaser. Please, please tell me that was intentional.
OakMaster
 member, 131 posts
 "Choose you this day
 whom ye will serve..."
Wed 13 Jan 2021
at 18:45
Re: IC: Adult Lady Blackbird - Reskinned for Firefly
Sithraider:
[...snip...]
OakMaster do you dislike Adult for the X-rated content, or just in general?
[...snip...]

Both, but more the former.  I prefer fade-to-black, rather than drilling down into every detail of a companion's encounter or a crime lord's torture session...

Starchaser:
[...snip...]
in the Firefly series the swearing was reduced to some gorram awful pseudo expletives inter spaced by bits of Chinese
[...snip...]

Indeed.  That setting, and that treatment of the setting, would be interesting to me... :)
Sithraider
 member, 216 posts
 Momento Mori
Wed 13 Jan 2021
at 20:37
Re: IC: Adult Lady Blackbird - Reskinned for Firefly
OakMaster:
Both, but more the former.  I prefer fade-to-black, rather than drilling down into every detail of a companion's encounter or a crime lord's torture session...


I generally don't drill too far down the rabbit hole with torture. I find that people are pretty good at filling the details in on their own in that regard. As far as rating goes, I'm working a compromise out in my head. What do you think about this?

If characters have an interlude, they fade to black in the main thread. Should they choose to continue roleplaying the scene out, they move to a different group access "private quarters." Those who don't want to see that don't even know that it is taking place.

I haven't done that before, so I am looking for feedback on that concept.

I'm hoping to incorporate more of the post-chinease culture in the game. I'm looking through different source materials at the moment.
OakMaster
 member, 132 posts
 "Choose you this day
 whom ye will serve..."
Wed 13 Jan 2021
at 21:22
Re: IC: Adult Lady Blackbird - Reskinned for Firefly
That sounds like a plan, as long as the overall game rating is not Adult.  I have zero desire to explain to my offspring why Dad is playing in an Adult game...  :)
Sithraider
 member, 217 posts
 Momento Mori
Wed 13 Jan 2021
at 21:31
Re: IC: Adult Lady Blackbird - Reskinned for Firefly
Yeah, I know what you mean. I don't let anyone on my computer, lol. And not just because of that.

The overall rating, though, will be Adult. I just wanted to offer a way for players to abstain from viewing that content if they chose and still participate in the core of the game.
CrazyIvan777
 member, 314 posts
Wed 13 Jan 2021
at 22:59
Re: IC: Adult Lady Blackbird - Reskinned for Firefly
Always up for a Firefly-style game (I'm currently running a beta test campaign for my Firefly / Deadlands PbtA hack), though I'll admit I'm not familiar with the proposed game system. Is there a good place to take a look at it?
Sithraider
 member, 225 posts
 Momento Mori
Wed 13 Jan 2021
at 23:32
Re: IC: Adult Lady Blackbird - Reskinned for Firefly
Yes, the system is free from the creator. Just google the game name. One Seven Design is the creator's company.
Starchaser
 member, 815 posts
 Shoda mo tsumoreba taibok
Thu 14 Jan 2021
at 11:24
Re: IC: Adult Lady Blackbird - Reskinned for Firefly
Sithraider:
If characters have an interlude, they fade to black in the main thread. Should they choose to continue roleplaying the scene out, they move to a different group access "private quarters." Those who don't want to see that don't even know that it is taking place.


PM threads work as well. So long as the thread is not one that other players are in then there is no need to read that thread.

quote:
I'm hoping to incorporate more of the post-chinease culture in the game. I'm looking through different source materials at the moment.


That would be interesting.

I will have to dig out the lady blackbird rules (I haven't read them for a long long time) but as I recall they were very rigidly linked to a specific set of characters and a rigid scenario. What changes are you going to make to fit them in with a Firefly game? Are we still working to pre-made characters and / or a rigid plot?
Sithraider
 member, 228 posts
 Momento Mori
Thu 14 Jan 2021
at 17:44
Re: IC: Adult Lady Blackbird - Reskinned for Firefly
It seems there is enough interest to spin the game up and explore more options in that forum.

To answer Starchaser's questions, though, in case anyone in s on the fence (one way or the other);

Starchaser:
What changes are you going to make to fit them in with a Firefly game? Are we still working to pre-made characters and/or a rigid plot?


I get the feeling that John Harper had the Serenity's crew in mind when he made this game. The similarities, at least, are very coincidental if not intentional.

1) I am open to creating new characters that fill the crew's roles: Captain, 1st Mate, Mechanic, Pilot, and Passengers. This would require the most work from players and slow the game's starting point the most.

2) We can modify the pre-generated characters as players see fit. Changing names, gender, orientation, and Traits/Keys/Secrets as needed but keeping the story connections. This a good middle ground between 1) and 3).

3) You can select one of the modified characters, negotiate any changes with me, and we can start.

4) The basics premise of LB is that the princess is on the run, and the rogues are helping her escape to her long-lost lover. I planned on making LB a graduate of the 'academy' (replacing magic with the psionic like powers of River Tam) and placing her on the run from the Alliance authorities who would want her back. Her long-lost lover would be a Browncoat turned pirate and hiding out on the ring somewhere. Other than that principal story element, the plot is pretty open even in the RAW.

Alright, like I said at the beginning of this post, I think there is enough interest to offer up a game and work out details in that forum. I will edit this thread to include the game link later today or tomorrow as my schedule allows.

If you have any additional questions/comments, please hold them for the game thread or rMail me.

Thanks for the replies and interest!
Sithraider
 member, 229 posts
 Momento Mori
Thu 14 Jan 2021
at 21:03
Re: IC: Adult Lady Blackbird - Reskinned for Firefly
Last post for this thread. Moderators, please close it at your convenience.

Here is the game link: https://r.rpol.net/game.cgi?gi=74179&date=1610658127

This message was last updated by the user at 21:04, Thu 14 Jan.