Announcements!   Posted by Gatekeeper.Group: 0
Gatekeeper
 GM, 1487 posts
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Sun 24 Jan 2010
at 23:32
Re: Announcements
Just a heads up for everyone.

I am in a bad state lately, due to circumstances in life beyond my control. Stress keeps me awake more often than not. That gives me very little energy for creative endeavors due to the fact I am in a constant state of exhaustion.

Suffice it to say I need some time to really get back on my feet.

I will make another announcement by February about when I will start posting again. Please bear with me during this difficult time, and if you have any questions about the future of the game, your place in it, etc. just send a PM my way or post your concerns in the OOC thread.

If you lose interest enough to leave the game I hope you will at least tell me first, though. Thanks very much.
Gatekeeper
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Mon 15 Feb 2010
at 11:54
Re: Announcements
We're not dead. Just impaired... ;)

Due to being involved in a project that is taking up almost ALL my writing capabilities, I'm going to try for a more realistic date.

So let's go with one month later at March 15.

At this point, I don't even care if we lose almost everyone. I'll just figure out some way to explain it if we only have like, 2-3 players or whatnot. :) All I'm interested in is continuing the story and setting I had created here.

If you're still there by mid March, and wanting to see more of the Coils, I'll write you then!
Gatekeeper
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Tue 16 Mar 2010
at 14:49
Re: Announcements
My life is still incredibly busy right now. :( I pretty much just got caught up in a whirlwind of work after volunteering for something and that work has become so important to me that I've had to shift rpol lower in my priorities for now.

However, I thought I might as well say that my current plans for this game may not roll in for a couple months still.

First of all, I intend to get a lot of use out of the Alchemicals book when I return to this game.

It's possible that since we have yet another gap in play I will skip things forward to Fire District and narrate the rest--but I may change my mind about that (mostly, I was hoping to still play out the conversation with Gatekeeper of Earth, which got entirely neglected by me, but it may or may not be feasible at this point.)

Also, I already have one person who wants to switch their character to a Starmetal Alchie--basically, same character, just different type (can you guess who? Heheh.) I will therefore be allowing people to either switch characters entirely, or possibly rethink their current character. However! I don't see myself allowing more than two Alchemicals, and I'm still up in the air about using Infernals in this particular game. If you have a way to justify it feel free to but do it in PM please.

If you're up for keeping your current character though, that's all well and good. :) You've got plenty of time to think about it in any case. Just let me know in PM your thoughts.

Other character news: Sadly I am going to drop a couple people from this game, and another one of them is going to become a GMPC. Those of you affected will be notified in PM. The people who I am dropping are folks I feel don't really mesh very well with my Storytelling style in this game. Doing this is also partly out of my desire to streamline the game a bit--fewer players means more updates from me.
Gatekeeper
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Sat 27 Mar 2010
at 05:55
Re: Announcements
Making my rounds here through my sadly neglected games. Boo at life!!

I am looking at May as a time to start drumming up activity here... mostly to tie up loose ends, to help explain how we are going to proceed, and give people a chance to switch characters if they would like.

The true 'continuation' will come up at the start of Summer. (mid June)

Again I'll be doing this no matter if we have 3 players or 10, so assuming you've not been tapped to leave, or already told me you're leaving, keeping interest in the continued lull of posting is up to you. :)
Gatekeeper
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Fri 9 Apr 2010
at 10:27
Re: Announcements
Just a nudge here.

We're still on the timetable for a reboot/continuation by June. Possibly even as early as mid-late May. By then, you'll hopefully have a stronger picture of my plans for the game, given various updates and background posts I'll be making over the next couple months.

Hope to see at least some of you back by the time we get things going again. :)

I've been through a great deal of stress these past few months, then put through the emotional wringer due to an uncomfortable work situation. It's not been fun. I wasted a lot of time and energy on something that was completely not worth it. So I'm looking forward to returning to writing and GMing as my free time opens up again.
Gatekeeper
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Sun 20 Jun 2010
at 00:07
Re: Announcements
Hi :) Summer's here and I will have some time to start thinking how to pick up this game again. I wouldn't expect anything significant till July, just know I am thinking of it.

BTW, I've started an IRC channel... If you would like server/channel info, PM me. :) The channel isn't currently rpol-centric, it's mostly just a friendly chatter sort of place with friends of mine who game (video games or RP or both). I may end up opening one specifically for my rpol games, though, that depends on how much interest I get.
Gatekeeper
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Thu 29 Jul 2010
at 15:04
Re: Announcements
Well, July was kind of a failure for getting things started here...

Honestly, this entire year has been a failure in terms of my rpol involvment, so far :(

Inspiration is one of those fickle things that just don't come when called. My life has gotten difficult and complicated this year, too, and lately I've had a chronic headache that may be a sinus infection or migraine or who knows what, that's really crippling my online time. I still don't have a doctor... so it's really hard to know how to treat it. :/

Part of what's sticking me with the Five Coils restart, besides the above, is how I want to proceed from here, i.e. should I just narrate end of Earth District, or continue with some PC involvement, or move on straight to Fire District beginning?

The other problem is the Exalted burnout that's reared its ugly head in the past months. I've been finding Ex. combat too clunky for my style, and dealing with rules lawyers and other unpleasant issues over the years has compounded that.

I will continue to post reports on my status and that of this game, but I understand if people lose faith. Given all the problems I'm facing right now, it might take me longer to recharge fully as a GM than folks have patience to wait. But that's fine; I accept that as part of the come-and-go nature of forum gaming.

Hopefully you'll all hear from me soon, though.
Gatekeeper
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Thu 16 Sep 2010
at 13:05
Re: Announcements
September update... well, life has taken another pretty big dump on me with financial problems at the start of my first university semester.

This entire year continues to be so difficult in terms of me keeping up with any sort of roleplaying. :/ These circumstances are completely beyond my control.

I will post again by the beginning of October. Assuming things finally calm down into some sort of regularity in my life I should have something to offer you people here.

I just really miss GMing. :(
Gatekeeper
 GM, 1497 posts
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Sat 9 Oct 2010
at 00:06
Re: Announcements
Hi guys. :)

Having analyzed my schedule up till now...

I think it'll be more accurate to say this game will have to go on hiatus a while longer. The absolute limit will be until next year.

I don't want to promise more than I can give, and I have some pretty hard hitting classes so I'm thinking it's prudent I limit myself to two games (the ones I'm running right now are Academy of Celestial Learning and Outcastes on the Open Sea... if those sound interesting to you, feel free to look 'em up).

But, if there's anyone interested by the time I've unstuck things and gotten going again, by all means we will keep going. ;) I do know we'll keep at least a couple, though. Thanks for your loyalty!

I will be time skipping us all the way to Fire District by then. I had some experience just recently doing a major time skip for another game of mine, and it worked out okay. So I have confidence this will work out, even if we have all new players.
Gatekeeper
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Sat 20 Nov 2010
at 14:17
Re: Announcements
Hello to all who still have this game on their lists, if anyone.

My life has once again taken a weird and complicated turn. I've explained it in more detail in my more active games, but basically... immigration difficulties led me to be served with an exclusion order, forced to leave my husband's country for a year. We are physically separated by 3000 miles now as I had to return to my parents' residence while I figure out a new plan.

I'm in the process right now of applying to United States universities, in the hopes I can complete my degree state-side while the immigration stuff works itself out.

Once all the apps are done, I'll have a good amount of time on my hands and very little money, so guess what I can do for free? Roleplay online! :D So that said, 2011 may well be the year for a Five Coils revival! I hadn't specifically planned for it to take me 2 years to find the time, but that's how life goes.

At this point I am sure we will start immediately in Fire District, hopefully with some old faces and some new ones too. More info coming soon.
Gatekeeper
 GM, 1499 posts
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Wed 2 Mar 2011
at 07:01
Re: Announcements
Short post just to keep the game from deleting.

Still holding hope I can do something with it, even if with an entirely new group of folks. :) I have just been dealing with immigration and other stressors that seriously eat up my time.

But I still am fond of the concept of Coils! So will not let it die... I will just need to keep it up in RL until I have a stable enough life to enjoy my free time again.
Gatekeeper
 GM, 1500 posts
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Sun 18 Sep 2011
at 07:31
Re: Announcements
A brief update :)

I am now both a full time student and a part time intern.

Immigration is progressing... After over 6 months of processing, waiting, paperwork and more paperwork, I finally completed and sent the affidavit of support for my husband. Once that is processed all we really need is for him to get a medical exam and an interview date, and then hopefully he can cross the border! With luck, before the end of this year.

As far as the future of Coils I have many ideas and the more I think about it, the more I am wondering whether I even want to deal with Exalted rules for this concept. I'm still conceptualizing though, in the little free time that I have!

Anyway that is just a small post to keep whomever still has this game on their lists (if anyone) updated on my situation.

This message was last edited by the GM at 07:36, Sun 18 Sept 2011.

Gatekeeper
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Sat 12 Nov 2011
at 21:00
Re: Announcements
Hi, just another update... Being eaten alive by assignments, papers etc. in the last month of my semester!

I think I will keep this an Exalted game, and just learn from the mistakes from the past. Again, it will be a little while before a reboot occurs due to my many and heavy obligations lately. But, it's all for my financial independence and reuniting with my husband! things can only get better from there.
Gatekeeper
 GM, 1502 posts
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Sun 5 Feb 2012
at 01:31
Re: Announcements
Just a placeholder...

I believe that this particular iteration of the game will be deleted soon, though, as my new concepts for it are rather quite different, I think.

Of course, if old players wish to retain their characters I would be happy to allow it, but my time is still very limited at least till I graduate in the summer. :(
Gatekeeper
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Thu 1 Nov 2012
at 00:09
Re: Announcements
Another bump... Not ready to let go of this yet.
Gatekeeper
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Tue 1 Jan 2013
at 20:41
Re: Announcements
Sorry again friends... I've been struggling with the imminent unemployment and a lot is going on right now. I just recently finished my resume, and need to start submitting it... Writing cover letters... Reviewing for potential interviews etc. It's not an easy time for me, and happened in the middle of the busy holidays.

I DO still want to get back to this game and others, but sadly, I need to keep my priorities straight. :( However, my last day of work is January 7 and I suspect I will have a lot more free time, at least for a while. If you're willing to be patient (yes, I know... again...) I will definitely get back to you.

On more festive news, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Gatekeeper
 GM, 1509 posts
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 Five Coils Artificer
Mon 3 Jun 2013
at 19:39
Re: Announcements
The concept and steps toward a Five Coils redux.

1. Find out who is about and willing to play.

2. Allow people to rework their character sheets for Exalted 2.5. You may have a one time chance to make more radical changes, subject to ST approval. If you can give a compelling reason that doesn't break the story so far, I'll probably be totally cool with it.

3. Everyone will start in the Fire District after an exposition fast-forward. I will also put together a list of important NPCs encountered so far.

4. Those who want to also write exposition for what their character did in the gap can do so. Extra xp awarded for writing, as is our old tradition.

5. Fire District will have a map with which people can plan their escape from the Coils. It won't be as exact as a D&D map, but since the group has access to much better intelligence (via the Freerunners, Allyster and others) you won't be stabbing in the dark and hoping you hit something interesting, or waiting for something interesting to happen.

6. The nature of the game still makes it rather "sandboxy" but the ultimate goal is still escaping. Along the way I'll come up with clear obstacles to overcome, and goodies to capture. The Fire District is where the Peacekeepers and the main military force of the Coils are trained and armed. Expect this to mean fighting groups of well-armed DBs and collared Celestials; access to artifact forges, armor and weapons; new revelations about the DBs' military operations and political machinations.

Please note I am interested in people taking what path most interests them. If you aren't going to keep up with the Freerunners / liberating the Coils, don't. If there's something you really, really want to do in the game that you want to remind me of, let me know. As long as you are generally working toward an escape, I'm willing to run whatever you want to try (within reason). This is why I'll be keeping the game smaller, ideally around 3-5 players.

Drawing a map and preparing game content is going to be my first step. The rest of you need to start with steps 1 and 2 above :)

It may still be some weeks before we start in earnest but, so far, I intend to make it happen.
Gatekeeper
 GM, 1510 posts
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Fri 8 Nov 2013
at 03:02
Re: Announcements
Bumpity bump. Keepin' the dream alive!
Gatekeeper
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Tue 11 Feb 2014
at 01:33
Re: Announcements
Ditto.

Hoping that this year will be the year!
Gatekeeper
 GM, 1512 posts
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Wed 12 Feb 2014
at 20:06
Re: Announcements
http://pyromancers.com/dungeon-painter-online/

I have been looking into online map makers and am going to test it out with a Pathfinder game that I am setting up right now. Whatever I use will end up used here as well for the Fire District and up.
Gatekeeper
 GM, 1513 posts
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Sat 7 Mar 2015
at 11:32
Re: Announcements
I'm back from a long hiatus! It's been a while since I've run any Exalted, much less played any forum RP (I've been getting a lot of face to face RP, which is an entirely different thing).

So, in order to give me a RPoL "warm up", so to speak, I've created this little game called Final Fantasy: New Horizon.

link to another game

It uses the Final Fantasy d6 rules by Dust, free to download online, and some custom setting stuff from yours truly.

I hope to see you there. Once I've got the creative juices flowing, I will see about reviving some of my Exalted RPoL games, or even starting new ones!
Gatekeeper
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Sat 14 Mar 2015
at 07:42
Re: Announcements
It's really been over 5 years since this game got anywhere. Wow.

I've been experimenting with some map generators and I may finally have something I can use for generating maps in this game. Tech has finally caught up to my ideas, I guess.

As before, the idea is to fast forward to Fire District and restart the game from there. I will recruit new players.

I've had some success running other games lately (including one that is a dungeon crawler / escape game, kinda like this one but more D&D-ish) so hey. It could still happen.
Gatekeeper
 GM, 1516 posts
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Tue 17 Mar 2015
at 07:27
Re: Announcements
So far we have Danae about ready with her sheet, woo!

I'm sure Broken Eternal's player would love another chance at this game. I have a tentative yes from Yaishin Higura, while Nanaret is relegated to NPC status.

I may also recruit a couple new, but after the pain I went through recruiting people willy-nilly, I'm going to make the RTJ process a fair bit more stringent. This game has a quality of storytelling and player creativity I'd like to keep up in our 'second coming'.

Anyway, once we have at least 4-5 ready to go and I've refreshed my Exalted knowledge, we'll have at it.
Gatekeeper
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Sat 21 Mar 2015
at 03:21
Re: Announcements
Everyone who hasn't answered my PM yet was relegated to NPC status.

5+ years IS a long time. But we have 6 who have replied.

Danae Adela - Dawn Caste Solar (and already completed sheet, at that. Woo!)
Kares Perian - Zenith Caste Solar
Peleps Dashu - Night Caste Solar

Tervila Dena - Full Moon Lunar
Ledaal Xurizu - No Moon Lunar

Broken Eternal - Dusk Caste Abyssal

I'll wait for a few more to be done with sheets before I (re)start but I would like to mid to late next week if possible.

A couple of you seemed kinda 'maybe' ish so if I decide I need more people, I'll be recruiting a couple more after all. Specifically for the Twilight and Eclipse caste positions but if I get good concepts for other Exalt types I might go with those.
Gatekeeper
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Thu 26 Mar 2015
at 07:35
Re: Announcements
Just a note to let you all know our status here.

I have 1 updated sheet from Danae, thanks!

Kares is being worked on.

Waiting on 4 more.

I'll start again when at least 3 are ready to play!

This message was last edited by the GM at 07:35, Thu 26 Mar 2015.