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From:     Niall Hosking <884744ho@????.???????.??.uk>
Date:     Mon, 12 Dec 1994 18:54:08 +0000 (GMT)
Subject:  Re: Systems
> Planetary types are more complex -- I happen to like the "Manual of the
> Planes" book very much (also considering I got it used for $5) so I used
> the elemental, quasi-elemental, para-elemental and energy "materials" from
> that system for planetary type. Each planet is a combination of three
> elements or element combinations; a core, and two surface types. In this
> system, Earth would be earth, water, and ice; Jupiter would be air,

I'd have thought that Earth should be primarily earth, water and air - I
wasn't aware that ice is breatheable :-)

> lightning, and maybe steam; the moon, dust, ash, and vacuum.
>
> Primary types are also more varied -- Continuing from the above, a sun can
> be more than just fire, and frequently is. Going through the planar
> materials from MotP, I figured our sun would be a _radiance_ body, a
> combination of fire and positive energy. In my interpretation, this is why
> it is destructive to undead, it overloads them. In this system, most suns
> are in some way radiant; radiance of course, fire, magma, lightning. I
> think the idea of an electrical sun is pretty darn cool!
>
> The spreadsheet also randomly rolls for the planets positions on the
> display, and the length of their days, as well as size, type, and goodies.
>
> If anyone is interested, I can attach it to an e-mail message as either a
> ClarisWorks, or Excel spreadsheet. I'm supposed to be getting more
> translaters, but haven't gotten 'round to it yet.
>
This is a really neat idea - I'm really impressed. We need more programs
like this available - Sean, what about doing something similar with your
planetary base idea?

As for a name for the SJ Net book, how about something based on :

"The Netjammers' Guide to Wildspace" or something similar

(Here starts a flood of name suggestions)

Keep jamming!


--
Niall Hosking
aka Kserokhs Vaene
884744ho@????.???.??.uk

'Practise random kindness and senseless acts of beauty.'


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Systems    Robert_Myers@???.??.?????.edu    12 Dec 1994 05:27:22
Re: Systems    Skreyn@???.com    12 Dec 1994 17:13:00
Re: Systems    Niall Hosking    12 Dec 1994 18:54:08

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