Our local event for Can't Stop the Serenity is coming up this Sunday! North Texas Browncoats represent!
Sunday, my sidekick and I played the Firefly board game for several, several hours. Really, that's an all-day game. I ended up winning the game scenario we were playing, but it really came down to two dice rolls in the end. I only won because Hobeaux missed a difficult roll. I bring up the game because it's going to be fun to see exactly which episodes and situations led to certain locations, stats, or rules in the game. I won't bring up every single character from an episode that shows up on a card as a captain or hireable crew because that would just be a long, boring list. But these are some of the moments I found interesting.
Yesterday evening, my wife and I watched the first two (well, technically three) episodes of Firefly in preparation for Can't Stop the Serenity this weekend.
In the first episode, Serenity (parts one and two), the crew are salvaging a wrecked ship. This is in the game on several cards drawn while flying from location to location as salvage ops. This episode introduces Badger and Patience as job-giving contacts, a major part of the game.
Best quote in Serenity is from Jayne, doing the math for his cut of a job Badger won't pay Mal for completing.
"Ten percent of nothing is, let me do the math here, nothing into nothing, carry the nothin'..."
In the second episode, Train Job, which ended up being the aired pilot, several concepts ended up in the game. In a bar fight at the beginning of the episode, Jayne mentions kosherized rules when the crew's opponents pull weapons. In the game, kosherized rules are about combat without weapons or equipment. When the crew meet Niska, another job-giving contact in the game, he explains the difference between reputation and being solid. Once you complete a job for a contact in the game, you get advantages for being solid with them.
Train Job also has my single most favorite scene in the entire series:
My favorite quote in Train Job is from River about the captain's name:
"Mal. Bad. In the Latin."
Tonight, we're watching Bushwacked and Shindig!