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Firefly links
« on: June 26, 2008, 11:55:54 AM »
Official Serenity RPG   http://www.serenityrpg.com/

Margaret Weiss Productions has released the Official Serenity RPG, using their in-house Sovereign Stone system. Reviews for the game have been mixed; while the official RPG does have a fair amount of setting detail (mostly Serenity-specific due to licencing issues), the system seems to be fairly easy, but the book is poorly edited; a lack of examples of play, rulesheets and an index is offset by the inclusion of beautifully drawn deckplans and some interesting ideas about ship and vehicle design (Ships as Characters)

Out in the Black is the first supplement realeased by MWP for the Serenity RPG. It includes several scenarios and a detailed setting of Frisco Town, on the planet of Regina.

Cortex System ( http://cortexsystemrpg.org/ ) is an unoffical web-based community for the all Firefly-related RPG systems.

Fireflyrpg.com ( http://www.fireflyrpg.com/RPG/index.html ) is home to a Serenity systems map, several very shiny deckplans, and some interesting random Firefly RPG Tables.

Dragonlaird Gaming ( http://www.dragonlairdgaming.com/ ) is the personal site of Jim Davenport, one of the authors of the Serenity RPG system, and provides free information for Gamemasters.

SerenityRPG ( http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/serenityrpg/ ) is a Yahoo Groups mailing list for discussion of the Serenity RPG.


Yes another firefly wiki


Dogs in the Vineyard Firefly Conversion

Firefly in the Verse is Brandon Amancio's conversion of Firefly for the excellent Dogs in the Vineyard RPG, by Vincent Baker. The conflict resolution mechanics are especially suited to Firefly because they can start with arguments and escalate all the way up to gun-fighting. Unlike a lot of other systems, player vs. player conflicts are handled extremely well, adding to the game's enjoyment instead of taking away or bogging it down. (So when one PC has to give another a drumming-down for selling out crew-members to the Feds, perhaps using the ship's airlock to get extra dice, it totally works.)

Check out an Actual Play write-up here.


D20 Modern

A number of conversions of Firefly/Serenity have been done for WOTC's D20 system; many focus on the D20 Modern rules, not surprising given that Modern also has a D20 Future and D20 Past guide that allows for six-guns and starship action.

One of the better conversions available for D20 Modern is Scott Metz's Serenity: ( http://www.geocities.com/scott_metz/ http://www.geocities.com/scott_metz ) Firefly RPG. Also available on Scott's site are a number of house rules for MWP's Serenity rules.


Elton John and Walk the Line

Steve D, a wacky nephew if there ever was one, has proposed Thirty-Four Firefly Episodes Based on Elton John Song Titles. Definately worth the time, if only to catch sight of the Darlington format for adventure ideas.

Steve is also working on Walk the Line, an innovative RPG of moral choices inspired by Firefly/Serenity - details here.


Firefly Paper Miniatures

Now available at Laurel Cadre are a collection of Firefly-based paper miniatures and Serenity deckplans.


GURPS Firefly

If you want to play this setting in the GURPS system, people are working on the conversion here.


Risus Firefly

What's better than a free rules-light RPG? A Firefly conversion for it!

A conversion of Firefly for S John Ross' Risus: The Anything RPG is available at Raven's Prayer.

And the base rules


Savage Firefly

There's a shiny Savaged version of the Firefly setting for the generic RPG Savage Worlds, by Pinnacle Entertainment Group/Great White Games - also the makers of Deadlands. The most outstanding aspect of the Savage Worlds rules system is that you DON'T have to put much work into Game-mastering - instead, it allows you to get right down to play: the bywords are Fast! Fun! Furious!

The Savage Firefly conversion is a very straightforward adaptation using the simple yet elegant mechanisms of Savage Worlds and just adding the Firefly flavour.

Our group plays using a slightly expanded (thanks to the Firefly Wiki!) version of the original conversion material by Jamie Herbert found here (http://www.savageheroes.com/conversions/fireflyRPG.pdf ). The actual gameplay in Savaged Firefly like a lightning fast version of Deadlands in Space. You have all your Firefly action, rough humour, blasting guns, Chinese cussin' and "keepin' them flying", mixed with a Fast! Fun! and Furious! game-system that'll allow for many shiny evenings of gaming.

Did I mention roleplaying in the Firefly 'Verse is loads of fun?


Unisystem Firefly

Eden Studios Presents: Volume 1 included a Unisystem-based Firefly-inspired conversion called Spacefarers and Prairie Folk.


Firefly/Serenity LARPS
Namahage Station is a Firefly/Serenity based LARP, complete with it's own free ruleset and background material that allows for some great and fairly innovative LARP gaming. Players meet on Namahage Station, an aging skyplex in orbit around Santo, and a bustling hub for 'business' of a more questionable nature for the surrounding system.

Ji Dian Station is a Firefly based LARP using a custom built rule system and a lot of information with more being added frequently. Game play revolves around the evolving story arcs created by the players and the story telling staff. The game takes place on a converted Apex class mining platform in orbit around the planet Heinlein in 2518, before the events of Serenity.


Serenity LRP is an unofficial, not-for-profit, UK-based LRP system inspired by the Serenity/Firefly universe. Rules, events details and general info are available.


So you've decided to take the plunge into a Firefly/Serenity LARP? Now all you need is to get the look down - luckily, there's a great resource available to you - Even Space Cowboys Hanker to Look Shiny



Board and Card Games
Tenth Crew Member, a regular over at Fireflyfans.net, has created a number of board and card games for the Firefly community, including BWAH! and expansions, Hard Burn, Tall Card, Firefly: Keep Flyin' and Gorram Reavers. You can find 'em all here.


Computer and Web-Based Gaming
Muds, MUX and Mushes

Firefly MUX based on both Firefly and Serenity, using both original and canon characters. Telnet to vega.dyndns.org port 2518.

SerenityMUSH text-based role playing game based in the 'Verse. Original characters only. Telnet to serenitymush.com port 2020.


Freelancer Firefly

Microsoft's Freelancer has just entered the 'Verse. You can get a pilotable version of a Firefly-class bulk trader if you install this patch - downside is it has to be a fresh install of Freelancer.


In the Black is a Firefly Serenity 'Verse MMOFBRPG, where you create a character and choose a faction and either enforce the 'Verse as a Fed or Aim to Misbehave as a Freelancer. Its forum based so one needs to adjust to the format of writing what happens. http://s12.invisionfree.com/In_the_Black/


Into The Black

ItB is a text roleplaying MUSH based on Firefly. Space and economy are coded and an improved combat system is underway. Emphasis is on character and story development with players and administration both contributing to plots and tiny plots alike. Into The Black came into being before the Serenity film or the Serenity RPG so there are some areas of divergence. Roleplaying logs at: http://www.objectsinspace.com/forum/index.php?c=4&sid=aae9ca98917ab536eb9ff9bb51602d98


Firefly: Leaf on the Wind

A developing MUD featuring player run economies and corporations, as well as just plain hack and slash.


Neverwinter Nights - Firefly Style -- A conversion of Neverwinter Nights called Nightfire is available here: http://nwvault.ign.com/View.php?view=Modules.Detail&id=4030

Also available is a module called 'The Hero of Canton': http://nwvault.ign.com/View.php?view=Modules.Detail&id=4031


Serenity: The Mush is based off of the TV series Firefly and the Movie Serenity. Telnet to serenitymush.com 2020



Myth-Weavers is a fully-featured forum-based play-by-post site including online Serenity character sheets, built-in dice-rolling, and a variety of other tools to make your Serenity RPG story flow smoother than platinum into the hands of drops-dealer.



Serenity AM

Serenity AM is an online community for a forum-post-based RPG. Play in this game takes place AM or After Miranda. http://www.ourplacetoplay.com/forum/index.php


Those Left Behind -- Firefly/Serenity forum-based RPG. http://z10.invisionfree.com/Those_Left_Behind



Convention Gaming
After Serenity is an ongoing Serenity RPG that runs at gaming conventions starting at Gen Con 2006. It is set just after the events of the movie. Players create their own characters, that they can then use in any of the After Serenity games. There is also an accompanying podcast which comes out monthly. http://afterserenity.com/
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