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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