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From:     Joseph Delisle <jd@?????.net>
Date:     Tue, 11 Oct 1994 09:04:37 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:  Re: MF, eyespace
In a previous message, Skreyn@???.com said...
> Hey, I was looking at the Mind Flayer entry in the Monstrous
> Compendium, and noticed something.  If a MF (hmmm ... I wonder
> if that abbreviation was intentional...) can only give birth
> twice in its lifetime, and "most" of the immature 'tadpoles' die
> before reaching adulthood, shouldn't the illithids have died
> out by now?

There are four ways of looking at it...
1. T$R (Total Dollar Revenue) screwed up.
2. "Most" is only about 50%.
3. Mind Flayer population growth follows cycles -- they're currently in a
   population decline.
4. The race is dying.

(Personally, I like a combination of #2 and #3)

> 2:  Eyespace
> OK, imagine a crystal sphere which, instead of having a normal
> heliocentric system with planets orbiting it, has a pair of black
> holes close together as the sphere-center.  Planets and small suns
> orbit this pair.

	I think a binary system is used somewhere else; isn't "Red
Eyes" where the ogre fleet is massing? Also, there's a problem with
using two black holes (I think): space is black, and black holes are
black (due to total light absorption and no radiating of light), so
how do you see them? Even if they don't absorb all the light that
comes near them, they might for a gravitational "lens" (ie, a natural
invisibility field).
	Don't get me wrong, I think it's a fascinating idea, but I'm
concerned with what PCs and NPCs will see.

> Due to the sever distortions of the overlapping black-hole gravity
> planes, the fabric of space-time is disrupted in this sphere.  All
> objects of approx 1000 tons or less succumb to a strange effect.
> Any objects in the sphere appear to be under the effects of a
> Mirror Image spell - 2-5 exact images of the ship/asteroid/whatever
> appear near the original, moving in sync with the original.

	Also, ships could use the gravity wells for a slingshot effect
-- to acheive twice spelljamming speed (of course, deceleration is a
new problem :)

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Joe Delisle
jd@?????.net


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MF, eyespace    Joseph Delisle    11 Oct 1994 13:04:37
Re: MF, eyespace    Skreyn@???.com    11 Oct 1994 15:56:23

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