refueling steam powers; fuel exhanger from steam warriors

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refueling steam powers; fuel exhanger from steam warriors

Post by modus666 » Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:35 pm

to quote the information from steam warriors, pg 86,

"For example, a pilot light normally has 10 uses before needed to be refueled, but a pilot light with a fuel maximizer would allow 20 uses before refueling."

I couldnt find anywhere other than this that says exactly how many uses a steam power has or how much fuel it needs. can someone point me in the right direction?

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Post by mythfish » Mon Dec 10, 2007 7:01 am

Certain steam powers (like the pilot light) have in their descriptions some information about fuel and number of uses. If the steam power or piece of equipment doesn't specifically state anything about fuel or number of uses, I think it's safe to say that it doesn't require any and something like the fuel maximizer would have no effect on it.

Now a good question is "Could a steam mage put a fuel maximizer on a wand or other charge based magic item and get twice as much use out of it?"
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Post by modus666 » Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:36 pm

mythfish wrote:Certain steam powers (like the pilot light) have in their descriptions some information about fuel and number of uses. If the steam power or piece of equipment doesn't specifically state anything about fuel or number of uses, I think it's safe to say that it doesn't require any and something like the fuel maximizer would have no effect on it.
did i miss something? i couldnt find anything in the basic Dragonmech book that says anything about fuel capactity for pilot light
Now a good question is "Could a steam mage put a fuel maximizer on a wand or other charge based magic item and get twice as much use out of it?"
HEY! you saying my questions arent good? :P :)

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Post by mythfish » Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:44 pm

modus666 wrote: did i miss something? i couldnt find anything in the basic Dragonmech book that says anything about fuel capactity for pilot light
The last paragraph of the pilot light description starts with "A pilot light requires a fuel source. It can hold enough fuel for 10 shots before requiring reloading." It looks like the fog generator is the only other steam power in the core book that requires fuel: "...can be used four times before draining its water reservoir".

HEY! you saying my questions arent good? :P :)
Not at all! I'm just saying mine are better. :twisted:
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ok... wow...

Post by modus666 » Tue Dec 11, 2007 10:02 am

i must just be brain dead and missed it.

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