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From:     Robert_Myers@???.??.?????.edu
Date:     Fri, 27 Jan 1995 22:33:45 -0500
Subject:  Re: New monster, new world
Hi all. Hope the riled feelings of the flying-mount debate have finally
blown over. I apologize to anyone who thought I responded too harshly. :)

On to new business; I've been kicking around a couple new ideas for
developing in my campaign, and rather than thrashing them out entirely on
my own, I thought I'd bring them to the list.

1) Orbital Dragon

This monster has been floating in the back of my head for a while now. The
idea is that this is a dragon that primarily inhabits the "Clarke Belt" of
planets; i.e., it spends it's life above a single world, in and out of
geo-stationery orbit. It would see the whole world as it's territory, like
any solitary dragon.

My initial thoughts for stats:

Climate/Terrain: Orbit
Frequency: Rare
Organization: Solitary
Activity Cycle: Any
Diet: special (clouds?)
Intelligence: Average
Treasure: dunno yet, depends on spelljamming activity in sphere
Alignment: any

No. Appearing: 1
Armor Class: ?
Movement: ?
Hit Dice: ?
THAC0: ?
No. of Attacks: ?
Damage/Attack: ?
Special Attacks: Breath
Special Defenses: ?
Magic Resistance: good
Size: H
Morale: High
XP Value: ?

As you can see, I need to fill in the actual numbers for it. What I'm
wondering is how big and tough _should_ it be? The tendency with dragons
(and with all monty-haul/hack&slash/beavis&butthead gaming) is to make them
SUPER tough, but  :p.

What's a good HD range, claw/claw/bite dam, and AC? It should have a pretty
high movement though.

Also, and perhaps most importantly, what would be a good breath weapon? I'm
thinking maybe a cone of vacuum?

2) Galaxia space.

To keep this short, the setting is an extremely large disc-shaped airworld,
that sweeps out in spiral arms ... Galaxia. I'm thinking maybe 2+ million
miles in diameter?

The disc would be peppered liberally with small worlds and world-lets,
fire, and radiance bodies. It should be possible to find a setting for any
kind of terrain here.

Spelljammers would be held to tactical speed throughout the entire world,
thus making it semmingly huge. Heck, an entire campaign could be set here,
and never visit wildspace.

Any ideas or suggestions for it?

   Robert (Rampant) Myers
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SubjectFromDate (UTC)
New monster, new world    Robert_Myers@???.??.?????.edu    28 Jan 1995 03:33:45
Re: New monster, new world    Stephen Burton Mann    31 Jan 1995 01:14:40
Re: New monster, new world    john double    31 Jan 1995 15:57:38
Re: New monster, new world    Michael Sandy    01 Feb 1995 01:32:00
Re: New monster, new world    VDONGEN@??????.??????????.nl    01 Feb 1995 19:47:47

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