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From:     Michael Bauser <74367.1153@??????????.com>
Date:     Fri, 26 Aug 1994 01:15:43 -0400
Subject:  Re: Ringworlds & Dyson Spheres
Stephen Burton Mann wrote:

 > Well, if turnabout is fair play, then riddle me this, Batman....What's
 > the most powerful race you'd allow, and what's the biggest thing they
 > could create? In other words, are any of the races in your campaign powerful
 > enough to build a Ringworld?

Actually, one of the things on my "Things to do" list is a Reigar trying to
build the perfect planet (and deciding the PCs get to be some of the lucky
inhabitants), but I'd put a Ringworld beyond even them.

(Although the idea of gnomes *trying* to build a ringworld just occurred to me,
with some amusement.  "Wejustneedsomeonetotestourscaleprototype!")

(I suppose I should point out that ring-shaped worlds are not unprecedented in
historic literature.  A Greek named Anamaxader (hope I spelled that right)
postulated the Sun was a hollow torus centered on the Earth, filled with fire,
and the Sun we see is just a hole in the inside of the torus.  I put a system
like that in my campaign's Hellene Cluster.  After that, Ringworld is nothing.)

Anyway, that's what we've got the Ancients/Zookeepers for, right?  How many
AD&D campaigns in the world *don't* have some way-too-powerful ancient race in
its history?

--
  Michael Bauser <74367.1153@??????????.com or mbauser@??????.bitnet>
"Provide me with ships or proper sails for the celestial atmosphere and
there will be men there, too, who do not fear the appalling distance"
                                                       --Johannes Kepler




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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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