8. Stacking.

 

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If you get a bad roll, even though there are just as likely to roll good or bad on the next round, there is the compulsive desire to do whatever it takes to make sure you don’t fail again. So… kinda like real life then.

As for Inara, making her a companion as seen in Firefly would be a bit much to handle and probably wouldn’t be put into a game like this anyway. But by making her a bard… well… I know some of you are laughing at that right now. The rest… inside joke… don’t worry about it. Enjoy.

7. Why would a space ship even have one of those?

 

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It can actually be pretty boring when the dice always go your way, which is a deep statement about life if you ask me. Most actions in D&D require a roll of base 15 to roll successfully and you can either lower that with spells or situational modifiers, or you can raise your own roll with modifiers. Being that Carl has been playing Wash for over two years, I figure he’s probably got several mods to his piloting skills… I’m guessing he rolled a 2.

Still working on the text but I’ve figured out how to keep from getting the bad pixilation of my images as I did before (it was an obvious solution, of course). And yes, I will be making lots of references to other scifi film/tv and the usual gamer fare… why? Because I’ve never been in a game session that hasn’t gone five minutes with this happening in real life. It is my running gag.

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I think I’m as good as it’s going to get for the time being on the text. Hopefully once I expose the RvB community to this then someone might have a solution for me (which would probably really simple in retrospect, dur).

I’ve decided I’m going to shrink the logo on the future comics. I know a lot don’t even have them on their pages so I’m also really considering dropping it all together. I like it, but it does take up space and can be kind of awkward to work around.

Other than that, no other lingering issues to deal with that I can notice but I’m sure someone will point out. I do have scripts ready for several pages ahead and plot outlines for later. I have a couple of jokes I am dying to use but saving them for later where they are more effective. This is gonna be so much fun!

6. Previously… on CBIS.

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And here we have a background showing just how long this show has been on the road and why the DM might be feeling a little burnt out. This is also where you play “spot the tv show/movie” as I used images from non-Firefly shows to use as the background. Some of which majorly out of context! Love it!

Also, I changed the font, I think I got it, or at least as good as it’s gonna get for now. It might just be time for the grand opening!

5. Downright unsettling.

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Never tease the DM for he is god and can summon anything, from meteoroids to starved, rabid weasels. As for Zoe, we come to the reveal that she’s definitely a NPC and Wash’s Carl has control of her. The reasoning for having her as an NPC is because there is simply too many cast members of Firefly to have them all be PCs. No DM is going to have a game running with nine other players, for one, where would they all sit? No, most games are around four to five PCs plus the DM. This is manageable.

So why pick Zoe to be a NPC? Well, I already decided on Inara being the DM’s girlfriend and writing in another relationship (at least so soon) would be too muddled. Then there is the fact that Zoe’s character does have a bit of an issue with her loyalties in the series. I thought I could bring that out by her being originally a NPC and have her loyalty issues come up later.

As for the Wash/Zoe marriage explanation… it never fails, play a game long enough and someone is going to do something like this just for the hell of it. Obviously since Doug rolled a 1 for Zoe, instead of being disgusted by the kiss like she should have been the exact opposite happened… and Wash ran with it, probably laughing his butt off the whole way at the awkwardness it created for the DM.

On a technical side, I played with effects on this go around, using sepia and film filers to make the stuff look old. I’m rather proud of myself for that though I’m sure those who actually studied this stuff are going “wah??”. I also changed the text but not sure if I like it. I think it’s less blurry but I can’t get it to go smaller without degrading. This is why I have beta readers!! Love you guys.