Iron Filings OOC/Q&A.   Posted by GM StarMaster.Group: 0
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.
Tealon Holdron
 player, 224 posts
 "Blaster"; ArcaneMechanik
 AC 14 (22); HP 24/24
Tue 20 Feb 2018
at 11:44
Re: Still Here
GM StarMaster:
The Seacutter is a sailing ship, but it isn't a clipper ship. It's probably more like a brigantine.

Does Tealon figure out any way to power the ship using Arcane Mechanik items as Nicollo suggested?

This message was last edited by the player at 11:45, Tue 20 Feb.

GM StarMaster
 GM, 290 posts
Tue 20 Feb 2018
at 17:12
Re: Still Here
Tealon has no problem adapting the steam gun design to the ship's engines. It's just a matter of converting the system to use a different power source.

However, there's only one problem: you only have one power source. It can be used to power the ship or to power the steam gun. Likewise, while you could have built another steam gun with improvements, you still only have one power source. So only one gun at a time can be powered.


Anyway... apologies for the delay. I had to regroup. This game is mostly a sandbox game, but I found myself having to build another sandbox for the new direction.
Tealon Holdron
 player, 225 posts
 "Blaster"; ArcaneMechanik
 AC 14 (22); HP 24/24
Tue 20 Feb 2018
at 22:18
Re: Still Here
In reply to GM StarMaster (msg # 370):

Hands the DM some more sand...and a box to keep it in.
Tealon Holdron
 player, 227 posts
 "Blaster"; ArcaneMechanik
 AC 14 (22); HP 24/24
Fri 2 Mar 2018
at 18:33
Re: Still Here
Hope everyone is ok.  We in the UK have come to a stand-still as it has snowed, not 5ft, not even 3ft, more like 6 inches.  Ok, it's drifting to as high as 10ft but shouldn't stop things moving.  At least we are oline so we can stay warm.
Ioelenna Winterspire
 player, 84 posts
 Nyssa Winter Warwytch
 Adept/Warmage
Fri 2 Mar 2018
at 19:04
Re: Still Here
In reply to Tealon Holdron (msg # 372):

Still here in American Cascadia
GM StarMaster
 GM, 291 posts
Tue 6 Mar 2018
at 02:39
Re: Still Here
Ha-ha! Yeah, I was once in Texas when a light dusting of snow occurred and the entire town of San Antonio was paralyzed! They shut down the freeway after about 20 accidents. They even closed the airbase.

Being from New England, I just found it highly amusing.
Ioelenna Winterspire
 player, 85 posts
 Nyssa Winter Warwytch
 Adept/Warmage
Tue 6 Mar 2018
at 05:01
Re: Still Here
In reply to GM StarMaster (msg # 374):

Being from Arizona, I still get excited by Snow. much better then rain or hail.
Tealon Holdron
 player, 228 posts
 "Blaster"; ArcaneMechanik
 AC 14 (22); HP 24/24
Tue 6 Mar 2018
at 08:45
Re: Still Here
Snow not withstanding, are we waiting for anyone in particular to get moving forward with the game?
Tealon Holdron
 player, 237 posts
 "Blaster"; ArcaneMechanik
 AC 14 (22); HP 24/24
Wed 18 Apr 2018
at 22:16
Re: Still Here
Its been a lovely hot day here today and Thursday is supposed to reach 25-27C. Maybe not as hot as some players in the USA are having it.

Hi GM. If you are waiting for a player to post and they haven't in a few weeks without saying, could you not GM-NPC a comment so we can move forward?