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From:     john double <jdouble@?.???.edu>
Date:     Tue, 31 Jan 1995 09:57:38 -0600 (CST)
Subject:  Re: New monster, new world
On Mon, 30 Jan 1995 Robert_Myers@???.??.?????.edu wrote:

> 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.

I like the idea.  I think it could really have a good use especially
around a planet with rings, and asteroid belt, or a lot of moons (more
than 3).

> 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?

I agree with you about avoiding the SUPER tough junk.  I think you could
probably make it similar to most of the rest of the dragons.  I would,
however, also figure out how to possibly give it "hull points" since it
will be attacked by spelljammers (or be attacking).  It's lair could
easily be on one of the moons or on a specific asteroid in a belt leading
to another adventure of finding the dragons lair when you just don't know.

The cone of vacuum sound cool.  It could remove so much air from the air
envelope of a spelljammer.  This would make it deadly for an individual
to be hit by it but a ship might be able to withstand a couple of hits.
Keep working on this one.  It sounds really cool and I'd love a copy of
the final product.

> 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?

Would it be it's own crystal sphere then?  Just curious based on its
relative size.  It sounds good and, if worked out in time, could be a
great addition to the net book.

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Keep up the great ideas!!

Lathanyl Firstlight
Morninglord of Lathander

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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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