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From:     Richard J Pugh <rjp3@???????.edu>
Date:     Wed, 2 Feb 1994 15:36:38 -0500
Subject:  Re: Little Green Men
>     Regarding the big-eyed little aliens and their ships, I would like to
>note that most of the ships in SJ are based on animals in some way.  There
>aren't many animals shaped like a disk, except for ... the flumph! (from the
>1st edition Fiend Folio)  A Flumph-ship would be built like a disk, with long 
>spikes on the underside that could be used as a ram or as landing gear, and
>the eyestalks on top could be used as observation ports, escape ships, or
>weapon turrets.
>     What do y'all think?
>--
>Sean K Reynolds

How about a ship that looks like a jellyfish?!  The ship could be made of a
crystal-like stuff to give it a semi-transparent appearance  (Eric, does
that sound familiar...?). The tendrels on the underside could be flexible,
controlled by magic and/or psionics, allowing them to act as a grappling
ram!  When the ship lands, the tendrels could either fold or roll up into
the main part of the ship, which then lands on it's circular, central
section.  Water landings would be very trickey, but hard landings would be
straightforward.  The deck plans could be similar to those of the conch
section of an illithid drednaught.

Perhaps the little-bug-eyed-green-men have both "flumphships" and
"jellyships."  Each design could have advantages and disadvantages over the
other, so they would use whichever one they need for a given task.  For
instance, perhaps a "flumphship" can land in deep water, with the spikes
submerged, while it floats on its disk section.

I also like the idea of the bug-eyes being advanced Oortlings who escaped
the illithids.  Their base could be Haley's Comet...

Do any of you remember "Battlestar Galactica?"  There was a ship on that
show called simply the "Ship of Lights."  It's hard to describe without a
picture.  Anyway, perhaps that's what their "mother ship," a.k.a. Haley's
Comet, looks like.

Just some more musings.

Richard


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Little Green Men    Sean K Reynolds    02 Feb 1994 19:07:08
Re: Little Green Men    Joseph_DuBois.WBST102A@?????.com    02 Feb 1994 19:36:15
Re: Little Green Men    Richard J Pugh    02 Feb 1994 20:36:38
Little Green Men    Sean K Reynolds    02 Feb 1994 23:49:23
Re: Little Green Men    Joseph_DuBois.WBST102A@?????.com    03 Feb 1994 15:27:15

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