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From:     zz David Reilly <zz_david_reilly@???????.????.???.au>
Date:     5 Jun 1995 10:43:12 +1000
Subject:  Re: [none]
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Subject: Dark-Sun Spelljamming?

Aloha ya'll,
        I have been working on something that I wanted to get ya'll's
opinion on.  Do you think Spelljamming would be a good idea for Athas?  I
have been trying to figure out the best way to incorporate it.  I think it
would be feasible that some races of Athas didn't want to wait around for
the Sorcerer-Kings to wipe them out so they took to the stars.  (I know, it
sounds like Battlestar Galactica..."Fleeing the Sorcerer-Kings' tyranny, the
last Spelljammer: Galactica, leads a rag-tag fugitive fleet to find a
shining planet known as Oerth." or something like that).  I am also thinking
of making Athas-space as harsh as Athas is.  How about a magma world, an ice
world, and a water world?  Any others we should include (or delete)?  I have
also decided to make all of Athas-space "magic dead."  The only way to
travel would be to use a series or pool helm that uses psionics to power the
ship.  This would also be a good way for us to incorporate some of the "lost
races" back into Athas.  For example, Gnomes.  I think that these little
guys are a lot of fun and should be brought back to Athas to try to
"modernize" Athas with the rest of the Crystal Spheres.  What does anyone
else think?

Captain Phineas, Athasian Spelljammer.

Reply :

Well, somehow I don't think that gnomes would be able to adapt quickly enough
in the Dark Sun campaign. Psionics isn't as prolific in other spheres as it
is in Krynn, and its unlikely that gnomes would be able to assemble a psionic
series helm when they became stuck in Athas (after all, they wouldn't know
and would come charging in with either a magical based helm, or one of their
hampster powered vesels)

Also, the Athasian setting is unique in that it does NOT have the other
races. Thats something that differentiates it from all other campaign worlds.
Don't you think it might loose some of its essence if dwarves and gnomes and
the rest populated it?

Also about a water world - that sort of contradicts the environment of athas.

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[none]    WH GREENSLADE    09 Dec 1994 16:45:43
[none]    zz David Reilly    05 Jun 1995 00:43:12
Re: [none]    Gary Dickey    06 Jun 1995 06:17:08
Re: [none]    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    29 Aug 1995 18:14:18
[none]    lewis pulsipher    17 Jan 1996 17:40:43
Re: [none]    Ken Lipka    18 Jan 1996 12:59:25
[none]    THANOZ@???.com    22 Feb 1996 00:35:01
Re: [none]    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    22 Feb 1996 01:58:46
[none]    Jamie McGarty    31 May 1996 20:40:39
Re: [none]    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    31 May 1996 21:05:55
[none]    Deviant    11 Jun 1996 06:32:17
Re: [none]    John Fincke    01 Jul 1996 18:17:41
[none]    KENT@?????.???????.???.edu    07 Aug 1996 19:10:52
[none]    KENT@?????.???????.???.edu    07 Aug 1996 19:11:30
[none]    KENT@?????.???????.???.edu    07 Aug 1996 19:12:09
[none]    George Hernandez    16 Aug 1996 15:22:02
Re: [none]    Timothy S. Hill    16 Aug 1996 22:31:48
[none]    James West    22 Aug 1996 04:41:55
[none]    GOMEZ SOLARES VICTORMANUEL    13 Sep 1996 01:45:11
Re: [none]    Hatcher    16 Sep 1996 18:07:22
[none]    Beckman, Jim    05 Oct 1996 12:01:28
Re: [none]    Alberto Zanini    06 Oct 1996 11:26:39

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