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Subject: The problem with Jayne...... rss

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Mike Dawson
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So, I was thinking of Jayne and have found his card to be rather lacking. Merc makes sense, as does 2 fight and wanted. I can even see him carrying 1 extra gear if 1 of them is a firearm.

I do not understand why he would be carrying 3 gear though, or why that would be in character. I also am not sure what would be in character.

Thoughts? Ideas?
 
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Steve Cohn
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Completely in character.

Usually a large gun, such as Vera, or others, too.

Then a small gun or knife (Dobson's ear, anyone?)

And, of course, grenades.

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Although I agree that there could be other, perhaps better, interpretations of Jayne, he fairly commonly carries multiple weapons. In fact, I believe one of the props is officially referred to as "Jayne's OTHER Knife..."

Technically, the ability to carry 2 additional Gear with FIGHT would probably be a more accurate, and flavorful interpretation, but also a bit more limiting.

It's also important to note that the core Serenity Crew, for the most part, have very basic abilities: Zoe, Kaylee, and Inara allow re-rolls, Wash gives a base +1 to Range, etc. In that light, Jayne being able to carry additional Gear makes sense with the "theme" of the Crew (vs Salvage Ops for the Walden, Morale Booster for the Heart of Gold girls, etc).

And, as Steve alludes to, in SERENITY, there's the bit about carrying grenades where Mal or Zoe says that he only has two arms, and he says he gets excitable about his choices...
 
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Mike Dawson
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Everybody carries more than 1 piece of equipment, and while I don't have a problem with Jayne carrying Vera and grenades, it just doesn't feel right to carry 3 gear (which often ends up as hacking equipment or some such)

 
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And his hat makes four. We played last week and I put all four items on him for fun, with no other crew carrying anything (I had 7 crew because I had extra crew space and Nandi). Then I got the card that gives bonuses for crew that aren't carrying equipment!
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