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From:     Stephen Burton Mann <smann@??.com>
Date:     Fri, 19 Aug 1994 00:01:49 -0400
Subject:  Re: Ringworlds & Dyson Spheres
> Things have been quiet, what with the shifting from one site to another, so
> I'll take this opportunity to open a new thread... or try.

Speaking of trying a new thread, did you (or anybody else) get that
posting I made about a week ago? I posted a proposal for an alternative
to spelljamming after you mentioned switching to GURPS. In a second
posting I put my version of a GURPS Galleon. I haven't seen any replies
to them, not even a single flame, so I'm wondering if they got through.

> Have any of you tried to incorporate a Ringworld or Dyson Sphere into your
> fantasy space campaigns?  The "Practical Planetology" guide provided a
> Ringworld, but I don't like that one.  :)

What didn't you like about the ringworld in PP? I didn't use any 
ringworlds or dyson spheres in my SJ game because it didn't last long 
enough for me to get inventive. I wouln't use a dyson sphere except maybe 
as a colony on the inside of the crystal spherewall.

> homonid species translated easily into AD&D mechanics (this was shortly
> before I started converting to GURPS),

What did you convert, your entire game?

> I did away with the asteroid-killer guns that appear in the books.  It was
> because of those that Louis Wu crashed on Ringworld both times.  Instead I
> used a type of magical ballistae that would fire at anything that got too
> close.  My PC's were able to penetrate this defence grid and explore the
> Ringworld for a while.  They had trouble getting off again, but that's
> something else.

Who built your ringworld, the Arcane? Did you use the Pak? How did you 
handle the control section under Mars? Now that I think about it, I just 
had a horrible Idea: what if the Pak were the original human-type race, 
and the various human/demi-human/humanoid races were offshoots of Pak 
breeders who evolved on different worlds (like Terrans in the book 
"Protector")? Can you imagine a Dwarf Protector? Elf Protector? What about 
an Orc Protector? Wow.

> What about everyone else?  I'll dig up some of my Ringworld goodies if there
> is interest, but I want to hear what everyone else things about having
> "artificial" worlds like this in the SJ universe.

I'd certainly like to see your stuff. I haven't used GURPS in a while, 
but it's relatively easy to convert GURPS stuff to HERO, my game of choice.

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 Stephen Mann                                                    smann@??.com
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Re: Ringworlds & Dyson Spheres    Stephen Burton Mann    19 Aug 1994 04:01:49
Re: Ringworlds & Dyson Spheres    Skreyn@???.com    19 Aug 1994 06:28:43
Re: Ringworlds & Dyson Spheres    THE AVANGION OF DELPHI    21 Aug 1994 19:04:10
Re: Ringworlds & Dyson Spheres    Matt    21 Aug 1994 22:06:02
Ringworlds & Dyson Spheres    Michael Bauser    24 Aug 1994 03:29:08
Re: Ringworlds & Dyson Spheres    Stephen Burton Mann    25 Aug 1994 01:37:28
Re: Ringworlds & Dyson Spheres    Skreyn@???.com    25 Aug 1994 07:45:03
Re: Ringworlds & Dyson Spheres    THE AVANGION OF DELPHI    26 Aug 1994 00:45:10
Re: Ringworlds & Dyson Spheres    Michael Bauser    26 Aug 1994 05:15:43
Re: Ringworlds & Dyson Spheres    Stephen Burton Mann    29 Aug 1994 01:38:32
Re: Ringworlds & Dyson Spheres    Stephen Burton Mann    29 Aug 1994 01:51:20
Re: Ringworlds & Dyson Spheres    KENT@?????.???????.???.edu    29 Aug 1994 12:29:33
Re: Ringworlds & Dyson Spheres    Stephen Burton Mann    30 Aug 1994 03:14:48

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