From: The future's not all it's cracked up to be <JDELISLE@??????.edu> Date: Wed, 19 Jan 1994 10:13:41 -0500 Subject: Re: Diamonds and Gas Giants
>Phantom's note about Uranus was interesting, but a couple of thoughts. >2--Normal airworlds don't have pressure increases as you descend (Lorebook, p 62), somebody's gotta make some (ick) rules for it. I'm not volunteering... Why not have the center of the planet be an ocean, with a diamond (or other type of gem) core? That would take care of both pressure, and discouraging adventurers from picking them up. >3--If I were the Arcane, I wouldn't want anybody dumping a planet's worth of diamonds on the interplanetary market. Anybody with that much buying power would be a nuisance (think of the inflation), but gnomes? Think of all the smoke powder they could buy? Just a tip for conspiracy-minded DMs. Good point. Perhaps the Arcane would declare Uranus a base of theirs, and off limits, or just envelope it in an anti-spelljamming/ anti-magic field. >4--Should Terraspace really include anything past Saturn? It doesn't seem >fair to the Middle Ages to use planets that "didn't exist" then.... The system should include all 9 planets... possibly even a tenth, "dark" planet with an orbit perpendicular to the solar system. The groundlings in the sphere might not know of any planets beyond Saturn, but spacefarers would. |\ | | | /| | \ | Joe Delisle | jdelisle@??????.edu | / | jdelisle@??.??????.edu | \| | (preferred) |/ | MUDs: Just say no!
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