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Re: Writer's Mind :: January 14th, 2014
« Reply #105 on: March 22, 2014, 08:49:38 PM »
Being that we're talking about airships here, why not simply approach the target ship from below? The ship's hull would make a natural blind spot.
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Re: Writer's Mind :: January 14th, 2014
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Re: Writer's Mind :: January 14th, 2014
« Reply #106 on: March 22, 2014, 09:14:59 PM »
Well, if it is designed as an 'airship', it may not need to be able to land/float in water.

If such is the case, there is nothing that prevents cannon ports in the bottom of the hull.
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Re: Writer's Mind :: January 14th, 2014
« Reply #107 on: March 23, 2014, 05:19:51 AM »
Or the opposite of a crows nest, some kind of lookout below the ship. A shark's den?

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Re: Writer's Mind :: January 14th, 2014
« Reply #108 on: March 23, 2014, 03:45:14 PM »
I think the high-end ones in clued a free shark plushie...
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Re: Writer's Mind :: January 14th, 2014
« Reply #109 on: March 23, 2014, 04:03:15 PM »
I think the high-end ones in clued a free shark plushie...
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Re: Writer's Mind :: January 14th, 2014
« Reply #110 on: March 23, 2014, 07:19:40 PM »
I'd have to go check, but I believe Noben depicted the airships as boats. There were crow's nests, but no shark cages. This seems to indicate they launch/land on bodies of water.
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Re: Writer's Mind :: January 14th, 2014
« Reply #111 on: March 24, 2014, 06:04:46 AM »
I suppose you have to vent some lifting gas to decrease altitude?

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Re: Writer's Mind :: January 14th, 2014
« Reply #112 on: March 24, 2014, 06:42:20 AM »
Do you do it in public? And do you apologize afterward?
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Re: Writer's Mind :: January 14th, 2014
« Reply #113 on: March 25, 2014, 03:58:03 AM »
Do you do it in public? And do you apologize afterward?
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Re: Writer's Mind :: January 14th, 2014
« Reply #114 on: March 25, 2014, 05:36:47 AM »
Personally I always wait till my ship is alone to vent gas. I wouldn't want to disturb the occupants of any other vessels, but you gotta figure with pirates they're gonna do it pretty much whenever the time comes. They're not exactly the most courteous bunch.

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Re: Writer's Mind :: January 14th, 2014
« Reply #115 on: March 25, 2014, 06:55:54 AM »
Whut?
Liram got the joke. It was not the gas I thought it would be.
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Re: Writer's Mind :: January 14th, 2014
« Reply #116 on: March 25, 2014, 03:45:23 PM »
Something must've gotten lost in translation. Anyhow, you seemingly forget or disregard that we're talking about a giant ghoti here, not a luftbalon.
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Re: Writer's Mind :: January 14th, 2014
« Reply #117 on: March 27, 2014, 06:05:27 AM »
Maybe the Bastard has some kind of lifting gas? Possibly ballast too, primarily because I've always wanted to yell "Jettison all ballast! Full ahead!"

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Re: Writer's Mind :: January 14th, 2014
« Reply #118 on: March 27, 2014, 03:46:20 PM »
Maybe the Bastard has some kind of lifting gas? Possibly ballast too, primarily because I've always wanted to yell "Jettison all ballast! Full ahead!"
And while you're a it, damn the torpedoes!
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