FIREFLY : It's Illegal, but at least it's Honest Work

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FIREFLY Core Rulebook Cover

Synopsis

2517AD

Here's the way of things: Earth-That-Was got used up, so we found a whole new system. Dozens of new Earths were terraformed and colonized, some rich and flush with the latest technologies while the others ... not so much.

The Central Planets, them that formed the Alliance, decided all the planets would unite under their benevolent and civilizin' rule.

Turns out there was a lot of disagreement as to that point.

After the Unification War many of the Independents who had fought and lost kinda drifted to the far edges of the system, hopin' to make a life stayin' just under the Alliance radar. Back on the central planets most don't want for much, but out on the rim life's a whole lot tougher. Folk struggle to get by with limited resources, limited supplies, and limited tech. A ship brings work, a gun helps you keep it.

Out here, a captain's goal's pretty simple:

Find a crew.

Find a job (most folk don't much care what it is so long as it pays)).

Keep flyin'.

Eight weeks in the Firefly 'Verse being shiny and awesome and generally being Big Damn Heroes.

Also, crime. After all, even naughty folk with sometime aspirations of heroism gotta eat. You've been down on your luck lately, fuel's down to the fumes, but all that's about to change. An old war buddy of yours has a job for you, just a mite of smugglin'. Money ain't all that but it's enough to keep you flyin', and that's what matters.

What could possibly go wrong with such a simple job? Well, there's some as say things in the 'Verse ain't never gonna run smooth ...

The Crew

Atticus Price

Freelance Investigator, played by Paul.

Attributes

Mental d10 Physical d6 Social d8

Skills

Drive d6, Fix d6, Focus d6, Influence d8, Know (Forensics) d8, Notice (Crime Scene) d10, Operate (Security Devices) d6, Shoot d8, Sneak (Eavesdropping) d8, Throw d6

Distinctions

Eagle Eyed d8
Relentless Investigator d8
World Weary d8

Signature Assets

Hi-Tech Forensics Kit d8

Description/Background

Sophia Quinn

Engineer, played by Lisa.

Attributes

Mental d10 Physical d8 Social d6

Skills

Craft d8, Drive d6, Fix (Engines) d10, Fly d8, Labor d6, Notice d6, Operate (Shipboard Computers) d6, Throw d6, Trick (Sleight of Hand) d8

Distinctions

Engineer d8
Researcher d8
Technologist d8

Signature Assets

Customized Toolkit d8

Description/Background

Quentin Young III

Former Core Hospital Intern, played by Dan.

Attributes

Mental d10 Physical d6 Social d8

Skills

Fix (Medical Tech) d8, Influence d8, Know (Core Politics) d10, Treat (First Aid) d10, Trick (Compulsive Liar) d8

Distinctions

Child Prodigy d8
Know It All d8
Medical Student d8

Signature Assets

Medical Bag (stocked with mostly amphetamines) d8

Description/Background

Lone Wolf Hunting

Battle-Worn Bounty Hunter, played by Ven.

Attributes

Mental d8 Physical d10 Social d6

Skills

Fight (Grappling) d10, Fly (Shuttles) d6, Influence d8, Know d6, Notice d8, Shoot (Pinpoint Accuracy) d10, Sneak d6, Survive d8, Trick d8

Distinctions

Bounty Hunter d8
Veteran of the Unification War d8
Smooth Talker d8

Signature Assets

Compound Hunting Bow d8

Description/Background

Max "Nex" Grace

Pilot/Hacker, played by Alex.

Attributes

Mental d8 Physical d8 Social d8

Skills

Fix d6, Fly d12, Focus d6, Influence d8, Know (Ships Tactics) d10, Move d6, Notice d6, Operate (Hacking) d10, Sneak d6

Distinctions

Reader d8
Free Spirit d8
Cortex Technician d8

Signature Assets

Cortex Tablet d6
Vindication (Gun) d6
Jasmine Star d6

The Ship (Jasmine Star)

The Jasmine Star is a transport (and former medical ship) jointly owned by Atticus Price, Sophia Quinn and Lone Wolf Hunting. Atticus Price acts as the ship's captain, with Max Grace employed as the ship's pilot. Quentin Young III has recently joined the crew as the ship's medic.

Attributes

Engines d10, Hull d8, Systems d6

Distinctions

Firefly Class Transport d8
Gain 1 Plot Point when you roll a d4 instead of a d8

Former Laboratory d8
Gain 1 Plot Point when you roll a d4 instead of a d8

Been Around The 'Verse d8
Gain 1 Plot Point when you roll a d4 instead of a d8
Well-Loved
They Don't Make 'em Like This Anymore

Signature Assets

Hidden Storage d8
Med Lab d8