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From:     vassar_sc@??????.????.edu
Date:     Thu, 23 Mar 1995 08:11:15 EST
Subject:  Re: Touching up on my idea..(i.e. here's your answers)
	Sean asked several good questions about my item, and I did some
thinking on them.  Here are the responses in order:

	I didn't know if magical items really required a known
spell or not.  If it isn't really needed, then I agree that it
should be dropped.

	The sensor detects all round in a sphere with a 100 mile
radius.  The last question is appropriate here, so I'll answer
it here.  Yes, the brightness does determine its z-axis in space.
I worded it wrong in my posting.  Sorry.  The dimmer the dot,
it's in the negative z.  If bright, it's in the positive.  Note
that this is relative to the ship it is on.

	I would say that an asteroid field would register and
a million dots on the screen, in all the appropriate colors.
(Can you say psychadelic? :-) ).  If too many were there,
the sensor would become confused and shut down.  In other
words, you could still run the risk of an ambush in
a field.

	The array detects matter.  Gas clouds and Air worlds
consist of SOMETHING, so yes, they would register.

	On to Eugene's comment.  First, on my gun idea.  I
just wanted to simulate something along those lines.  If the
weapon resembles a blaster, then that's fine with me.  In fact,
I kind of like that idea.  Thanks.

	On the the sensor.  Notice I removed the array from it.
You could still call it that, but it is still one item.  You
mentioned several magical items being used to simulate my
one item.  Which would you rather have?  Several
expensive items hashed together to make who knows what, or
one item which can do the functions of all those items
in one?  Personally, I'd rather have the latter.


That's all for now.  See Ya!

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~    Shane C. Vassar                 West Virginia Wesleyan College           ~
~    Computer Science Major          Address:  vassar_sc@??????.????.edu      ~
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