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I had this idea and enlisted my wife's help (who's a much bigger B7 fan than I am)

First: Replace Harken with Servalan.

Liberator:
ALWAYS STARTS GAME WITH A WARRANT
Engine: Alien Design: Range 7 cannot be upgraded. Spend 1 fuel for Full Burn.
3 Upgrade Slots
6 Crew
3 Active Jobs
Cargo: 6 Cargo; 5 Stash

Roj Blake: Leader. 2 Negotiate 1 Fight. "Optimist" At the start of any turn he is disgruntled, remove disgruntled from Roj Blake.

Kerr Avon: Leader. 2 Tech 1 Negotiate. HACKING RIG. Starts "Solid" with Servalan and retains solid even with warrant.

Vila Restal: Wanted. $200. 2 Tech. Persephone. "Modest Claim" +1 Tech any time he makes a "bypass security" or "Cover tracks" tech test. "Space pilots are a dime a dozen, but a truly talented thief..." - Kerr Avon

Jenna Stannis: Pilot. Wanted $300. 1 Tech 1 Negotiate. Regina. "Smuggler" Any time you start a smuggling job she may load 1 additional goods.

Cally the Telepath: $200. 2 Negotiate. Space Bazaar. "Projecting Telepath" She may force rival to re-roll Negotiate checks for boarding actions and SHOWDOWNS.

Oleg Gan: Wanted $0. No icons. Silverhold. "Homicidal" While disgruntled has 3 Fight. Cannot use Knifes, Firearms or Explosives unless disgruntled.

Del Tarrant: $300. 2 Tech 1 Fight. Pilot. Osirus. Moves 2 spaces on an Evade.

Deeta Tarrant: $300. 1 Tech 2 Fight. Merc. Osirus. If saved by a medic does not return to ship.

Dayna Mellanby: $200. 2 Fight. Silverhold. "Weapons Expert" +1 Tech when equipped with Firearm or Explosives.

Soolin: $300. 3 Fight. Space Bazaar. "Gunslinger" In a SHOWDOWN Kill 1 rival crew regardless of outcome.

Orac Gear. 2 Tech HACKING RIG, FAKE ID $1400. Regina.

Zen Ship Upgrade. Mechanic. Once per turn can discard 1 navigate card and draw a replacement. $1000 Osirus

Space Commander Travis Lawman. "Ruthless" 2 Fight. $0. Osirus. Will not participate in Illegal jobs. +$200 for Cortex Alert Bounties. "Concealed weapon" Can use gear in Kosherized fights.

[3] Liberator Handgun: +2 Fight. "Isomorphic" If bearer is killed then remove gun from the game. $700. Regina, Silverhold, Space Bazaar

Other Ideas we weren't sure about...
Teleporter: Upgrade +2 to Tech Boarding check.

EDITS added 8/29/2014
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Never seen the show, so I can't comment on the accuracy... but there are some really nice ideas here!
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Someday I have to watch this series. I've only seen the first ep.

MrDave2176 wrote:

Vila Restal: Wanted. $200. 2 Tech. +1 Tech. Persephone "Modest Claim" any time he makes a "bypass security" or "Cover tracks" tech test. "Space pilots are a dime a dozen, but a truly talented thief..." - Kerr Avon


When he makes a tech test . . . what?

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Oleg Gan: Wanted $0. No icons. Silverhold. "Homicidal" While disgruntled has 3 Fight. Cannot use Knifes, Firearms or Explosives unless disgruntled.


He's free so I can't stiff him on pay. He's not moral so I can't make him work jobs he hates. How do I disgruntle him?
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+1 to bypass security and cover tracks tests is how I disentangled it.
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selenite wrote:
Someday I have to watch this series. I've only seen the first ep.

MrDave2176 wrote:

Vila Restal: Wanted. $200. 2 Tech. +1 Tech. Persephone "Modest Claim" any time he makes a "bypass security" or "Cover tracks" tech test. "Space pilots are a dime a dozen, but a truly talented thief..." - Kerr Avon


When he makes a tech test . . . what?

Sorry. Fixed.

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Oleg Gan: Wanted $0. No icons. Silverhold. "Homicidal" While disgruntled has 3 Fight. Cannot use Knifes, Firearms or Explosives unless disgruntled.


He's free so I can't stiff him on pay. He's not moral so I can't make him work jobs he hates. How do I disgruntle him?

Any time you get a "disgruntle all crew" result on something. It happens. Gan's a scary dude when he's disgruntled, and in the series they nearly had to kill him once his limiter malfunctioned.
 
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AceAceBaby wrote:
+1 to bypass security and cover tracks tests is how I disentangled it.


Exactly So.
 
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I love Blake's 7. It would be great if we could somehow get a miniature of the Liberator, too.

Keep up the good work. thumbsup
 
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gwek wrote:
Never seen the show, so I can't comment on the accuracy... but there are some really nice ideas here!


Best thing about Blake 7 is Blake only does Series 1.
Avon is the MAN, and the Federation troopers were the image of the Star Wars Storm Troopers in black.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=blake+7

 
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Minedog3 wrote:


Best thing about Blake 7 is Blake only does Series 1.
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And the very end. There was a lot to like about the show despite the terrible sets (except for the ship) and location shooting. The ending was great (I don't want to give anything away to those who haven't seen it, yet). I have the whole series on VHS except for the next-to-the-last episode which got accidentally taped over.

Has it ever been released on DVD to play in Region 1?
 
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Not Region 1 DVD, No. But I have it in Region 2 DVDs
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MrDave2176 wrote:
Not Region 1 DVD, No. But I have it in Region 2 DVDs


My DVD player only handles Region 1, and the one in my computer would permanently reset if I try to change the region more than twice... Well, VHS is better than nothing. Too bad about the erased penultimate episode, though...
 
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there are engineering codes to reset your DVD player to all Regions
http://www.videohelp.com/dvdhacks
 
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Jude wrote:
I love Blake's 7. It would be great if we could somehow get a miniature of the Liberator, too.

Keep up the good work. thumbsup


Something like this?

http://www.shapeways.com/model/140617/lrv-7-insurgent-50mm.h...
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Jude wrote:
MrDave2176 wrote:
Not Region 1 DVD, No. But I have it in Region 2 DVDs


My DVD player only handles Region 1, and the one in my computer would permanently reset if I try to change the region more than twice... Well, VHS is better than nothing. Too bad about the erased penultimate episode, though...


Get a second DVD drive for your computer, stick only R2 DVDs in it. I got official VHSs, but would love to upgrade to discs (DVD or BluRay) but last I checked rumors, the US was "too small" a market to make R1 discs.

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Roj Blake: Leader. 2 Negotiate 1 Firearm. "Optimist" At the start of any turn he is disgruntled, remove disgruntled from Roj Blake.


I'm thinking he needs the Moral keyword.
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Roj Blake: Leader. 2 Negotiate 1 Firearm. "Optimist" At the start of any turn he is disgruntled, remove disgruntled from Roj Blake.


I'm thinking he needs the Moral keyword.


The wife and I debated this. Roj Blake is not above doing immoral things (blowing up people and places like Star One which would pitch hundreds of worlds into chaos) to accomplish his goals. He's a terrorist after all. He may be doing it for "moral" reasons, but he's hardly a moral character.

I am thinking Travis needs the "Ruthless" keyword. as well as a bounty bonus of $200 for any Cortex Alert bounties he collects.

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I think I would make ORAC a crew member rather than an item (he would hate to be refered to as a "thing") though not sure how to do it; he would not really need paying and would be very valuable (certainly high tech ability with some sortov ability to scramble things) perhaps he could be the payoff for a specific job card or a "sidequest" story card all to himself

ifn you have Deeta Tarrant in there you might wanna add Blake's clone as well

a "Scorpio" gun that can be 1 fight plus 1 other of whatever you want it to be, to represent the ammo swapping nature... ifn you have a Scorpio gun might wanna find a way to put "Slave" in there somehow too...

all said and done though I really like it all, it seems much more playable as a solo game than part of a multi player one, did you make a solo story card for it?

now all I have to do is wait for a Bab5 geek crazier than me to make a B5 conversion, any takers?

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I thought about a "Slave" ship and figured this was enough. Yes, it would have be most fun as a standalone or solo trek. Although I have Blake and Avon as both leaders. Maybe George's 'First Officer' variant.

Orac can't move on his own so someone has to carry him on missions. That alone qualifies him as "gear". He may be part of the crew but a largely immobile one.

Same for Zen being a ship upgrade. It's not like he can leave the ship.

Deeta wasn't a clone he was a combat expert. Del was more of a pilot. The Blake Clone might be an interesting idea.

Roj Blake Clone: Ruthless. Fight 1 Negotiate 1. "Clone" If the Roj Blake Clone is killed return him to the discard. Wanted $0

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