Here’s how it is: Firefly ended years ago and we’re still not over it. So, we made Firefly character sheets for DnD 5e. Now we never have to stop cruising the galaxy, dodging Reavers, and swearing in Cantonese. Take my love, take my land, take me where I cannot stand. I don’t care, I’m still free. You can’t take these character sheets from me.
Mal is the leader of the intrepid crew of Serenity. His history as a member of the Browncoats means you should take a Soldier Background. Considering what the crew of the Serenity does to make a living, Mal couldn’t be classed as anything but a Rogue with the Thief archetype. Some might not agree with Mal being Lawful Good, but even though he doesn’t adhere to the rules of The Alliance, Mal does have a set of codes he follows. Rogue’s come equipped with swords and daggers, but Mal’s the type to use stealth, persuasion, and when that fails, running away to win the day.
There are no classes in DnD that line up perfectly with “companion,” but Inara would probably choose to be a bard. Bards are characters designed to primarily help the party through the use of their wits and performance. Inara has often helped the crew out of sticky situations through negotiation and deception. Although she’s more of a lover than a fighter, Inara would enter the College of Valor rather than the College of Lore. Being a member of the College of Valor represents Inara’s move from outside the Serenity’s crew to a member of the group, willing to do what it takes to protect her friends… and Mal.
Kaylee was a fun PC to figure out. Given her innate ability to fix spaceship engines and other mechanical things, Kaylee would actually be a Rock Gnome, creatures known to be good at tinkering, instead of a human. We’ve also chosen to make Kaylee a Wild Magic Sorcerer. This may seem like a strange choice, but we felt that Kaylee’s abilities with mechanics could be interpreted as her magic helping her succeed, which would make her a sorcerer rather than another type of magic user. We figure that, even with magic, Kaylee would focus on fixing things and helping others, rather than trying to directly attack people (most of the time).
A Man Named Jayne
Even though we’re adapting the crew of Serenity for DnD, we would never take away Jayne’s guns. Instead, we took Percy’s Gunslinger class from Critical Role so that Jayne could keep his favorite weapons. This class is actually a Martial Archetype of the Fighter class and allows DnD characters to create mechanical ranged weapons in the form of guns. Since he’s level 3, Jayne hasn’t yet created a special gun, like Bad News, but given his love for these weapons, it’s probably not far off. Anyone playing as Jayne should take a Chaotic Neutral alignment. Jayne wants to do a lot evil during the show, but it’s always motivated by his own self-interest. Jayne has no problem working with the law, with Mal, or against everyone if he thinks it’ll get him what he wants.
And that’s it for our first round of Firefly DnD character sheets. So, what did you think? Should we make more or let the Reavers have these? Let us know in the comments!
Character Sheets Created By: Ailea Merriam-Pigg
All Images Credited To: 20th Century Fox