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From:     Sunny Koh <sunnykoh@???????.???.sg>
Date:     Tue, 3 Jan 1995 23:29:07 +0800 (SST)
Subject:  Re: Flying mounts in Space

On Tue, 3 Jan 1995 Robert_Myers@???.??.?????.edu wrote:

> The various space dragons, who I assume use their wings for _something_.
>
> Sails on spelljamming ships! If wings don't work, pushing against just an
> air envelope, what use are non-magical sails!?

	I believe that the books say that wings and sails are to increase
Maneuver class and to make movement when there is no helm.

> The animal must have been either grown up doing a lot of space flying, or
> be specially trained. Only exceptional groundling mounts should be able to
> master the skill of weightless flight.

	I would say that if combat within a ship's Air Evelopes that
combat will be as normal but with the lowering of the Maneuvering class
until such time that the mount learns how to do space combat. But flying
of the the gravity plane would need training instead.

> Now, everyone go out and design stable-ships. :)

	I would not advise it as such ships would need a large air
envelopes and that these creatures take up twic the amount of both air
and suppiles. From the WCC, a large creature needs X2 air days while one
of gargantuan needs X5 air days but have their own gravityy and
atmospheric envelopes. By The way, the gravity plan is at center of a
creature so thus zero gravity for small creatures, and I would add that
unless the rider has be attach to the crature this is always a chance of
falling off.

Sunny Koh
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Flying mounts in Space    Robert_Myers@???.??.?????.edu    03 Jan 1995 04:29:07
Re: Flying mounts in Space    Sunny Koh    03 Jan 1995 15:29:07

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