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From:     patrick collins <pcollins@?.???.edu>
Date:     Fri, 10 Mar 1995 10:32:17 -0600 (CST)
Subject:  Re: SPELLJAMMER digest 143

On Fri, 10 Mar 1995, zz Michael Reilly wrote:
> >Here I am again with a new item (non-magical).
> Of course it,s magical. You said that it had continual light on it.
> If you cast detect magic on it, the spell would be detected, therefore it is
> magical.
It is definately magical

> >	It's called the CLAVRUC.  This is an acronym which stands for
> Why don't you stop beating around the bush and call it a Laser or Phaser.
> >	A small chamber in the gun is enchanted with a continual light
> >	spell.  To fire the weapon, you need simply pull the trigger.
> >	When you pull it, it opens a shutter on the chamber, allowing
> >	light from it to pass through the crystal.  The crystal has
> >	been cut so that it focuses the light into a tight beam.
> >	This beam is capable of cutting through metal.

It sounds way to powerful to be based on a 1st level spell.  >

> 	>If it is fired for more than two rounds straight without a
> 	>round to cool, the crystal heats up to critical temperature
> 	>and cracks, releasing the energy of the spell in a large
> 	>explosion.  The person holding it takes 3d6 points of damage,
> 	>as well as anyone standing within 10' of him.

Continual light spell will not result in this strong of an effect.  It
it did we would have folks throwing cont.light crystals all over the place.
Even coupled with a gemstone (or any other non-magical item) there should
be no such effect.
> >	I estimated the price for this at about 30,000 GP.
For what?  The cost of a humongous ruby?  The spell and the gun mechanism
would cost next to nothing.

I would just say that it doesn't work.

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Re: SPELLJAMMER digest 143    zz Michael Reilly    10 Mar 1995 02:35:29
Re: SPELLJAMMER digest 143    patrick collins    10 Mar 1995 16:32:17
Re: SPELLJAMMER digest 143    zz David Reilly    13 Mar 1995 02:32:41

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