Monday, 18 November 2013

Blake's ship

If you haven't read the latest Firefly RPG Core rulebook preview on the MWP site you really should.

It's here: http://www.margaretweis.com/index.php/blog/entry/firefly-find-a-ship-preview
Go on - go and read it and come back, I'll wait.







Done?

Good isn't it? Anyhow the fact that it mentions a Salvage vessel got me thinking and it struck me that I never published on the blog the stats for Blake, the ne'er do well salvage captain that the crew met and fought in their first excursion into the Black, nor had I posted his ship; the "Gum San" (Gold Mountain). So lets rectify that (at least in part) now.

The Gum San is a Scorpio Class salvage vessel, a fan created ship detailed in the "Cortex Shipyards" fan-written supplement for the original Serenity rpg.  You can find copies of it floating about on the web if you look and Blake and his crew were creations of mine for that game that I never got around to using.

The ship is a civilian commercial vessel so other that the large claw like frames that extend from the bow, bristling with cutting gear and grapples to hold potential salvage. The class has no weaponry but Blake is nothing if not creative.  He has acquired two "Hull Crawlers" (also creations from the Cortex Shipyards); one person, magnetic tracked vacuum capable tanks, designed to cling to the hulls of stations or ships.  When there's trouble these two roll out of the ship's cargo bay and down the extended "arms", blazing away as necessary with missiles and their small scale cannon. When not needed they are hidden amongst the scrap and parts stored in the holds.

However the ship is old, cantankerous and not the best maintained vessel in space, and it's starting to show.

Gum San (Gold Mountain)
ENGINES d6 HULL d6 SYSTEMS d8

SCORPIO CLASS SALVAGE VESSEL 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.
Don't make 'em like that: Step back the difficulty die when Fixing. Step up any Complications that result.

SMUGGLERS DELIGHT d8
Gain 1 Plot Point when you roll a d4 instead of a d8.
Covert: When making a Sneak roll with the ship the pilot may spend 1 Plot Point to reroll.

SIGNATURE ASSETS:
Salvage Cutting Gear d6
Hull Crawlers d8