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From:     Jeremy <jpembert@??????.??.???.??.cr>
Date:     Tue, 3 Jan 1995 19:17:56 -0600 (CST)
Subject:  Re: Flying mounts
} I don't however understand Jeremy Pemberton's general opposistion to the
} idea, ie:

 I presume that you came up with the idea to start off with or simply really
liked it and that is why you are taking this to the floor over the heavens,
thing is, I don't have anything against flying mounts, I pretty much like
tham, however in space the 'standard' ones like griffins are simply not
appropriate, however as Richard (i think) pointed out the kindori are well
suited to do so.  Nothing wrong with them...

} let's say hippogriffs though, since
} they're more tractible, and let's say they're space-born so they can use

 Well, if you use a lot of 'lets say' things can change drastically.

} I land on your deck with lets say
} 3-5 hippogriff-mounted warriors, while about that many zip all around and
} rain arrows, or crossbow bolts, or small rocks on your deck. Doubt they'd
} be to easy to nail with a ballista or catapult, and if they're armored
} they're even harder.

 You jumped to the second step, missing the first, the
griffons/hippogriffs/whatever, have to *reach* the ship and as someone said
before they would have a very low SR, and MC wouldn't be what could be
called optimum, hence the buggers would be killed even _before_ reaching the
target.

} "Oh, look. A deserted asteroid/wreck/floating object. Let's take the ship
} right up next to it and investigate!"
}
} "No, you fool! Take the hippogriff and fly in to look it over while we
} stand back and cover you with the heavy weapons! No reason risking the
} entire ship."

 And there goes again... train them, spend a lot of money, send them on
kamikazi missions, people don't think like that in a society.



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Flying mounts    Robert_Myers@???.??.?????.edu    03 Jan 1995 00:51:39
Re: Flying mounts    Jeremy    03 Jan 1995 15:17:10
Flying mounts    Robert_Myers@???.??.?????.edu    03 Jan 1995 20:51:27
Re: Flying mounts    Jeremy    04 Jan 1995 01:17:56

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