I misclicked and accidentally closed the window on my first reply. If this one is incomplete because I run out of time, will finish later.
We gotsta know!
The short of it is that while the campaign isn't dead, it's on indefinite hiatus. My friends' work got taken over by new owners and their schedules have been messed all to hell because of it.
One of them is on a random schedule that now leaves him waking up around the same time I go to bed. I'd gladly stay up late once a week to play, but there's never any guarantee that he'll have a day off the same day I do, which means it isn't as feasible as I'd like.
The other has dropped all pretense of regulating his sleep schedule and now gets a seemingly random 5-14 hours of sleep each day. I had been keeping that in check by waking him for games on the weekend and scheduling lunch preparation for all three of us such that he stayed up until his normal bed time, but it hasn't been happening.
They've talked about finding new jobs due to the odd schedules and hour cuts they've had, but it hasn't happened yet because they'd rather b!+%& and watch Youtube streamers than actually go put in applications. That said, I'm optimistic that it will happen, hopefully in the next few months. As such, I've been working on side stories to intersperse in between actual session stories, so when we get back going, I should have a steady stream of stuff to post.
I've also been working on custom technological(we'll be adding in the Tech guide sometime after the game resumes...even have a side story to introduce it) and magi-tech items inspired by Kyle as something to do while waiting. Some custom spells too. Not all of them will make it into the campaign. Many will end up being saved for use in future campaigns that build off this one(the Formian ranged weapons, for instance). And I still need to fine tune them for balance. That said, if you're interested, I could make a thread in the House Rules forum about those.
Also, if anyone's been playing some Heroes of the Storm, that's more or less what I've been doing with my time if you want to game sometime. I even got bored and worked out Kyle as a HotS character as a thought exercise. Highlights: One of his Heroic Abilities allows him to rebuild or fortify defensive towers and walls. He attacks extremely quickly using his magi-tech gauss SMG, but has a fairly high miss chance on his auto-attacks.
Anyway, that's more or less where we are for the time being. I'll try to keep you more up to date if something changes. Thanks for your patience and interest thus far.