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From:     Skreyn@???.com
Date:     Wed, 14 Dec 1994 12:39:12 -0500
Subject:  Re: Help on fly spell.
>Area of Effect: Creature touched.  Does this mean there is no
>size limit; flying elephants, whales, dinosaurs, etc. tarrasque
>heaven forbid.
>No mention of the weight that can be carried by the flying
>creature.

Well, it says there's no size limit, but by comparing it to other
3rd level spells, I'd say it couldn't lift a creature that was
larger/more massive than four or five man-sized creatures (this is
about how much the other 3rd level spells can effect).  So you
could cast it on an ogre, but he couldn't carry much, or you could
cast it on a human and someone else could piggy-back him or be
carried (the problem with smaller creatures holding large amounts
of weight is "How can he carry it on his body" and "Will he pull
his arms off if he's holding all of these ropes).

>Could an animated object fly?

I would say no, because it's not a "creature".  A weird thing I
would allow is if the object depicts a flying creature, or has wings,
I'd let it fly (but would base the maneuverability off of the object's
form, rather than that of the fly spell).  So a gargoyle statue (if it
fell within the weight limit) or a carving of a bird or even a jacket
would be able to fly.

Why would I make such a ruling?  Because I always liked the Gump from
the Oz books - the Gump was a creature assembled by some of the
characters to escape - it had the head of a Gump (a deer-like animal),
its body was two couches tied together, and it had two large wings
(they may have benn doors, I think).  They sprinkled some magical
powder on it and it was alive and could fly.  It talked, too, and
later asked to be dissasembled (and had its head mounted on the
wall again - it was a hunting trophy), although it sometimes still
chose to talk to people.

>The Spelljammer rules mention that Elven Flitters with
>'conventional' helms have a SR of 2 (which contradicts an earlier
>rule which says that a conventional helm can only have a SR of 1

Well, I'd come up with an explanation, but I don't know exactly
where the references you are referring to are, dammit!  (sorry -
I know you should never end a sentence with a preposition, and
the way I just used are makes it sound like one, so I had to
throw 'dammit' on the end).

Anyway, perhaps this extra speed is due to the Flitter's existance
as a magical plant, and the plant provides some of the power?

>this is fixed up by the rule that states that Elves can do anything
>cause their wonderful

(chuckle)  True.
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SubjectFromDate (UTC)
Help on fly spell.    - GregS    14 Dec 1994 23:31:59
Re: Help on fly spell.    Skreyn@???.com    14 Dec 1994 17:39:12
Re: Help on fly spell.    - GregS    15 Dec 1994 15:41:24
Re: Help on fly spell.    Stephen Burton Mann    16 Dec 1994 04:38:29
Re: Help on fly spell.    Skreyn@???.com    16 Dec 1994 08:58:57
Re: Help on fly spell.    - GregS    19 Dec 1994 15:19:39

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