Iron Filings OOC/Q&A.   Posted by GM StarMaster.Group: 0
Tealon Holdron
 player, 190 posts
 "Blaster"; ArcaneMechanik
 AC 14 (22); HP 24/24
Thu 10 Aug 2017
at 21:10
Re: Fathers Day (UK)
I appear to be infectinated with a cold and bright screens are causing issue.  Will try to post though.
Tealon Holdron
 player, 194 posts
 "Blaster"; ArcaneMechanik
 AC 14 (22); HP 24/24
Thu 24 Aug 2017
at 07:32
Re: Fathers Day (UK)
I'm camping from this afternoon until Monday, I may not get a signal or time to respond but will try.
GM StarMaster
 GM, 278 posts
Wed 13 Sep 2017
at 18:46
Re: Fathers Day (UK)
Still alive!

As bad as Hurricane Irma was, it wasn't all that bad. Almost no building damage has been reported, not even broken windows, but signs and lots and lots of trees have been uprooted.

15 million people without power. It's starting to come back online now, but probably won't have it at the house for another 2-3 days. Posting from a friend's workplace, which never actually lost power because it was part of the evacuation route.

All we had were a few roof leaks, and the backyard fence got blown down.
Danyka Ydrasyl
 player, 185 posts
 Rynnish/Llaelese Human
 Gun Mage/Morrow Initiate
Wed 13 Sep 2017
at 19:16
Hurricane Irma's aftermath...
*hug the GM*  Yay!  Welcome back.  Glad to know that you are physically (and mentally) okay!  Take care of yourself (and those around you).  Come back to us when you can (somehow I think that posting regularly from your friend's work is not really sustainable, long term).

Hope that you get power back soon. And a new fence and roof repair.  And fresh water.  And some semblance of normalcy.

Oh, and I will try to get an IC post up as soon as I can ... see what we do as part of the boarding action...
Tealon Holdron
 player, 198 posts
 "Blaster"; ArcaneMechanik
 AC 14 (22); HP 24/24
Thu 14 Sep 2017
at 10:16
Hurricane Irma's aftermath...
In reply to Danyka Ydrasyl (msg # 347):

As Danyka said, glad you are ok and things are not as bad as could have been with the house.
GM StarMaster
 GM, 279 posts
Fri 22 Sep 2017
at 00:24
Hurricane Irma's aftermath...
10.5 days without power!

 Lost power on the 9th just around noon as the hurricane passed by.

 No power, no AC, no lights, no stove/microwave/toaster oven, no hot water, no TV, no computer, no modem, no internet.

 Florida. Summer. Hot. Humid. Sat around in the dark and sweated. Didn't sleep well, didn't eat much.

 Couldn't go anywhere since most places were also without power.

 For a few days, gas was scarce, because most gas stations didn't have power, and so couldn't pump gas. The few that either had power or emergency generators had long lines and then ran out of gas. Tried getting by on ice, but so was everyone else, and ice quickly sold out.

 Finally got power back about 8:30 last night.

 So now we're cleaning up the mess.

 It'll probably be another day or two before I get caught up on all my games.
Tealon Holdron
 player, 200 posts
 "Blaster"; ArcaneMechanik
 AC 14 (22); HP 24/24
Fri 22 Sep 2017
at 03:27
Hurricane Irma's aftermath...
In reply to GM StarMaster (msg # 349):

Glad you got power again.  My Dad is up the East Coast of Florida and has been keeping people updated.

Get yourself back on your feet before running.
GM StarMaster
 GM, 281 posts
Thu 2 Nov 2017
at 03:45
Still Here
Sorry for not posting for so long... just got busy.

Still here. Hope to get to it tomorrow... keep saying that to myself and then tomorrow disappears.
Tealon Holdron
 player, 203 posts
 "Blaster"; ArcaneMechanik
 AC 14 (22); HP 24/24
Thu 2 Nov 2017
at 19:57
Still Here
In reply to GM StarMaster (msg # 351):

But you did just post :-o
Hope all is well.
Tealon Holdron
 player, 206 posts
 "Blaster"; ArcaneMechanik
 AC 14 (22); HP 24/24
Wed 29 Nov 2017
at 18:08
Still Here
At last we have the ship and are heading back out again. Will there be much or a disruption over the festive season?
GM StarMaster
 GM, 285 posts
Wed 29 Nov 2017
at 22:31
Still Here
Can't say yet for myself. Just had family problem. Semi-relative died last Wednesday.

Things are kind of uncertain at the moment. Trying to figure out what to do next.

Also waiting for a post from Dany and Ioelenna.
Tealon Holdron
 player, 207 posts
 "Blaster"; ArcaneMechanik
 AC 14 (22); HP 24/24
Thu 30 Nov 2017
at 00:08
Still Here
In reply to GM StarMaster (msg # 354):

Commiserations. Not a good time to lose anyone anytime but near Christmas just seems to be less good.

Friend had to put her dog down yeaterday so gf who went with her isn't doing too good as she was thinking of our pets.
Tealon Holdron
 player, 210 posts
 "Blaster"; ArcaneMechanik
 AC 14 (22); HP 24/24
Sat 16 Dec 2017
at 19:46
Still Here
Please forgive me if I miss posting over the next week or so. My dad was rushed into hospital yesterday and may not last the next few days.

I haven't and won't abandon the game, so if it seems a while longer than anticipated, please rMail me.
GM StarMaster
 GM, 286 posts
Sat 16 Dec 2017
at 22:23
Still Here
Sorry to hear about your dad.

Posting is usually slow over the holidays anyway, so I'm not expecting activity to pick up again until the New Year.

Take care of you and yours first!
Tealon Holdron
 player, 211 posts
 "Blaster"; ArcaneMechanik
 AC 14 (22); HP 24/24
Sun 17 Dec 2017
at 10:13
Re: Still Here
GM StarMaster:
Sorry to hear about your dad.

Posting is usually slow over the holidays anyway, so I'm not expecting activity to pick up again until the New Year.

Take care of you and yours first!

Thank you
Danyka Ydrasyl
 player, 189 posts
 Rynnish/Llaelese Human
 Gun Mage/Morrow Initiate
Thu 21 Dec 2017
at 07:43
Re: Still Here
My condolences, Tealon.  Take care of yourself and your family.  Come back to us when you can.

So... GM, I'll freely admit that Dany's player cannot remember (though I am sure that Danyka does), if she was given any 'extra' orders.  I wanted to clarify that before I responded IC to Nicollo.  Depending on the order, she might not divulge it to the rest of the party, I guess - but in all honesty, I can't remember if she actually got any such order (I don't believe so, but I figured I would confirm first).
GM StarMaster
 GM, 287 posts
Sat 23 Dec 2017
at 15:42
Re: Still Here
No, she wasn't giving any additional orders that I posted, but I was kind of leaving it up to you to decide what you wanted to do next. If she was given 'secret' orders, that's up to you.

As it was, I don't think it was expressly stated what the Iron Fist was supposed to do, other than find out what happened to the Seacutter. And, presumably, report back. There were too many possibilities and variables for Command to have covered every contingency. If the ship had been sunk, then you'd probably need to return to report that. As it is, freeing the ship and crew means that they can report back... and carry a written letter/report from you if there is something else to be done.

If anything, I'd think that Command had expected the ship to have been sunk, so assessing the abilities of the enemy would be reasonable.


Well, I don't know whether it's the holiday blehs, blahs, blues or busyness, but I find myself unusually lacking in time with unexpected lack of mental energy to boot. I get a few posts in (if I'm lucky), and then my brain turns to mush. Getting around to posting as I can.

Anyway, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone!
Tealon Holdron
 player, 214 posts
 "Blaster"; ArcaneMechanik
 AC 14 (22); HP 24/24
Sat 23 Dec 2017
at 16:56
Re: Still Here
In reply to GM StarMaster (msg # 360):

Having been successful and discussing what happened during the raid etc as we travel, is there any XP available?

"brain turns to mush" sounds like a holiday is needed, why not take Monday off, Im sure no one will mind ;-)
Danyka Ydrasyl
 player, 190 posts
 Rynnish/Llaelese Human
 Gun Mage/Morrow Initiate
Sat 23 Dec 2017
at 17:16
Re: Still Here
Ah, an RP opportunity.  Sorry, I was so obtuse there, GM.  You tried to give me a gift and I poked at it with a sour face.  Mea culpa.

I'll try to get an IC post up in the near future (but no rush on your end to respond to anything really).

Oh, and Merry Christmas (or Kwanzaa or Hanukkah or whatever denominational/non-denominational holiday you happen to celebrate) everyone.  And Happy New Year (soon), looking forward to RPing with all of you next year and beyond!
Tealon Holdron
 player, 215 posts
 "Blaster"; ArcaneMechanik
 AC 14 (22); HP 24/24
Sat 23 Dec 2017
at 18:23
Re: Still Here
Danyka Ydrasyl:
Oh, and Merry Christmas (or Kwanzaa or Hanukkah or whatever denominational/non-denominational holiday you happen to celebrate) everyone.  And Happy New Year (soon), looking forward to RPing with all of you next year and beyond!

Likewise.  May your home be full of the festivities and joy that you hope for. Me, that'll be killing Zombies and playing with the pet rats.
Tealon Holdron
 player, 217 posts
 "Blaster"; ArcaneMechanik
 AC 14 (22); HP 24/24
Sun 7 Jan 2018
at 12:07
Re: Still Here
Hope you've all recovered from a New Year's break. Lets see whats further into this place and find adventure, kill the treasure, take the prisoners and free the monsters. Or maybe the other way around lol
Tealon Holdron
 player, 219 posts
 "Blaster"; ArcaneMechanik
 AC 14 (22); HP 24/24
Fri 19 Jan 2018
at 11:40
Re: Still Here
A question!
- Is The Resolute a paddle wheel vessel with sails? We had coal and needed a certain amount to get where we landed and back again?

It is important to Tealobs response to Dayka's statement (latest post).
GM StarMaster
 GM, 288 posts
Fri 19 Jan 2018
at 15:32
Re: Still Here
Yes, it's a paddle wheel ship. Here's a link to the original description I posted for it.

link to a message in this game
Tealon Holdron
 player, 220 posts
 "Blaster"; ArcaneMechanik
 AC 14 (22); HP 24/24
Sat 20 Jan 2018
at 00:23
Re: Still Here
In reply to GM StarMaster (msg # 366):

Thats more or lesswhat I thought.
Is the Seacutter a tall sail (clipper)?
GM StarMaster
 GM, 289 posts
Sat 20 Jan 2018
at 03:04
Re: Still Here
The Seacutter is a sailing ship, but it isn't a clipper ship. It's probably more like a brigantine.