Firefly: Alice- New space game looking for players

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Costs: free
Frequency: min 3 posts a week per player
URL: [ dead link ]
Type: space, firefly, serenity,
Last-Update: 2012Jul17
Keywords: free, open-ended, email, human, space, rpg, abstract


Here's how it is. Earth got used up so we terraformed a whole new home out of dozens of planets and hundreds of moons. The Core worlds are rich with new technology and the power of the Alliance. The Rim is made up what's left, a combination of horses and holograms. The Rim is poor but there's room to breathe and money to be made without the Alliance on your back. A person can reinvent themselves out here, whether they were on the wrong side of the Unification War or not involved in the war at all. There's no safety net and no one watching your back other than your crew. The goal is to do the job and get paid. Don't much matter what the job is.

The game is set in a large system with three suns, a few dozens planets and hundreds of moons, all terraformed more or less into something people can live on. Humanity had to move out into the stars a few hundred years before they were ready, so most people live on dusty and barren places and try to eke out a living while avoiding criminals, raiders, cannibals called Reavers and the Alliance. Other than spaceships, tech on the Rim is Victorian-Edwardian with a little future tech sprinkled here and there. People kill each other with revolvers not ray guns, you plow with horses not horsepower, most people don't have indoor plumbing and electric light is a rare sight. The characters will be a mix of gunslingers and petty thieves and anti-heroes along with the occasional idealist or innocent. I think the best explanation of the setting is from a discussion between a gunslinger and her pilot husband: Wash: "That's something out of science fiction!" Zoe: "Honey, we live in a spaceship." Wash: "Yeah, so?"

I'm looking for people willing and able to post at least three times a week. The purpose is to have fun, not to correct each other's grammar or argue about the caliber of weapon character X used in episode Y. The site's at if you'd like to check it out.


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