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From:     "Richard J. Pugh" <rjp3@???????.edu>
Date:     Fri, 30 Sep 1994 14:03:03 -0400
Subject:  Re: Astromundi Cluster
Hello everyone.

Since things have been quiet, I assume that everyone has had time to come
up with new things to talk about, right?


I want to talk about the Astromundi Cluster.  Personally, I like the
concept of the set.  For a spelljamming campaign, you can't beat an entire
sphere full of asteroids, air worlds, and numerous nasties.  But, as they
often do, TSR screwed it up.

I thought the Cluster was somehow "unfinished."  I think the Astromundi
Cluster is a perfect example of a good idea cut short.  I remember
finishing the books and thinking, "is that all?  Where's the rest of it?  I
want more!!!"

TSR opened a lot of good ideas, but then failed to carry them out.
Granted, leaving open ends is a good way to give a GM creative room, but
they hardly gave us usable points of reference!  It's hard to build on
something when you hardly have a viable foundation.

But I'm gonna try anyhow.

Of you folks who have the AC box set, what do you like or dislike about it?

One thing that often gets pasted is that bit about illithids being
descended from mutant humans.


Sorry, I don't buy that.  I don't just gloss it over, I ignore it.
Instead, I import some of the humanoid critters from Gamma World, and call
them the descendants of the mutants.  I don't know how illithids evolved,
but I know that the didn't come from humans.

So, I've opened Pandora's box.  What are some changes you folks have made
to the Cluster set?  Let's share them!  (If TSR is spying on us, I hope
they get a head full.)  Perhaps as a group, we can "finish" the Cluster
set.  If we can detail half a solar system and start a second (Terraspace
and Flarespace respectively), then this should be a push over.

I'll start the ball rolling with one of my own additions to the set: a
large diskworld named... Astromundi.  The planet wasn't totally destroyed
after all.

Coming soon...

Any other ideas?

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Astromundi Cluster    Richard J. Pugh    30 Sep 1994 18:03:03
Astromundi Cluster    Jim M. Sales    30 Sep 1994 19:37:05
Astromundi Cluster    Skreyn@???.com    01 Oct 1994 01:45:10
Re: Astromundi Cluster    Niall Hosking    05 Oct 1994 17:36:12

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