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From:     Joseph Delisle <jd@?????.net>
Date:     Sat, 11 Mar 1995 11:05:12 -0500 (EST)
Subject:  Re: SPELLJAMMER digest 145
In a previous message, spelljammer@?????????.??.uk said...
>  Well I've been thinking in medieval times people wouldn't be around
> accepting SJ anyway, I mean flying ships!  No way, witchcraft or something!
> I've set my SJ part in a medieval-rennaissance age place, I'd say it can't
> be purely medieval, and we all know that gunpowder came out till the
> rennaissance ages, and SJ has it so...

	I don't think the ordinary folks would have more of a problem
with spelljammers than other facets of a fantasy world. Even on the
worlds with heavy spelljamming traffic, there's more likelihood of a
powerful mage or cleric being spotted. (Powerful relative to all the
0-level NPCs -- level 3 or higher). Now, if they burned all the
priests, wizards, and psionicists at the stake, and threw all magic
items into the ocean, then you might be correct. The average person
seeing a spelljammer wouldn't be as terrified as one seeing a dragon
for the first time.
	And why can't spelljammer be set in medieval times? The
Chinese had gunpowder _long_ before the Europeans. Besides,
Spelljammer has magic, so that throws your whole equation off (unless
you can prove that AD&D-style magic existed in the Renaissance :)

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 now my whole body aches."                             |   jd@?????.net
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