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From:     Michael Sandy <mehawk@?????.?????.com>
Date:     Tue, 31 Jan 95 17:32 PST
Subject:  Re: New monster, new world
I've always been uncomfortable with the two very different speeds of
Spelljammer.  In a very large air body it might be interesting finding
good trade winds and such.

There are a number of problems with such worlds.  One, with a large number
of floating chucks of rock, how often do they crash into each other, the
density of worlds is a lot higher than in an asteroid belt.  You
can wave your hands and say that the gods will the larger bodies not to
collide, or remain relatively stationary in the Galaxia.

I'd be interested in what sort of formations ships use in a 3-D battle.

If the battle takes place in an air body with no large gravity source nearby
to fight, it could be a grand battle indeed.  In an air body where
spelljamming speeds are impossible it is actually possible and plausible to
have interceptions by fleets mid space.

People who fall overboard stay in the vicinity of the battle, in a battle
between huge fleets large scale boarding actions by flyers could take place,
like the Hawkmen in Flash Gordon.

You can have a variety of worlds, and the novelty of space travel, without
invoking some really hokey ideas.

Michael


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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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