From: Niall Hosking <884744ho@????.???????.??.uk> Date: Wed, 5 Oct 1994 18:36:12 +0100 (BST) Subject: Re: Astromundi Cluster
> 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!!!" [deletia] > > One thing that often gets pasted is that bit about illithids being > descended from mutant humans. > > *BZZST!* > > 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. > Sounds good. Any idea which particuler creatures - possibly Gith from Dark Sun - after all, the rest of the Gith races are descended 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 still want to find out about Terraspace and Flarespace (and any other crystal spheres). Where do I find out more? > 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. > Sounds like a good start. There's still plenty of room for expansion. > Coming soon... > > Any other ideas? > > Rich I'd neeed to reread the set again, but I was struck with how promising it was. So much other Spelljammer material is very bland or small-scale - look at Crystal Spheres, or Under the Dark Fist, where the fabled Twelve Spheres turned out to be mostly empty. Is anyone out there coordinating ideas for a large, overall map of places mentioned in 'official' SJ material, as well as places invented by others? And how about the idea of a NEt handbook to sumarise everyones ship, sphere, race, spell, etc. ideas. -- Niall Hosking aka Kserokhs Vaene 884744ho@????.???.??.uk 'Practise random kindness and senseless acts of beauty.'
|Astromundi Cluster||Richard J. Pugh|
|Astromundi Cluster||Jim M. Sales|
|Re: Astromundi Cluster||Niall Hosking|