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From:     "Joseph DuBois \(x44303\)" <gemjmd@??????.?????.com>
Date:     Mon, 21 Aug 1995 11:31:28 -0400
Subject:  Re: Slingshot effect
>
> On Mon, 21 Aug 1995, Erick Slazinski wrote:
>
> <snippp>
> > Granted, the ship would have to have a high SR rating and a high level
> > person at the Helm.  Of course, staying at the edge of the sun's gravity
> > well would be difficult maneuver, but it could provide for some
> > interesting adventures.
> >
> > Comments?
> Yeah like the greatest of problems will probably keeping your spaceship
> from burning to nothingness while waiting for your personal time gate...
> I can hear him call "The charcoal can't take it any more Jim"
> No, serious there arises a slight problem:
> Different gravitational forces...
> Star Treck is running in this cosm (errr,m weeeeelll, somewhat :)) so
> each celestial body has it's own specific gravitational pull and with
> regards to the sun this is a lot more than your standart 1G....
> But hell, rather use magic...and do it like Back to the future... you
> have to attain a Spelljamming speed of about 12 to do the jump..:)
> Nuff from me.
> Bye.
> Carsten.
>
>

I think it could be either way. To make it more dangerous, I like the
idea about having to shoot around the sun. But definitly need a minimum
SR speed. 12 sounds OK, but in high level campaigns that may be a
little too low. It would only take a mage of 24th level and a major
helm. Maybe you could have both. lets say a SR of 16 (32 lvl mage) or
an SR of 12 but by slingshoting around a larger gravitational body
you get the increase of SR needed to make the jump.

Scooby...


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SubjectFromDate (UTC)
Slingshot effect    Erick Slazinski    21 Aug 1995 14:14:20
Re: Slingshot effect    Carsten Arnold Taube    21 Aug 1995 16:10:25
Re: Slingshot effect    Joseph DuBois (x44303)    21 Aug 1995 15:31:28
Re: Slingshot effect    The DM of CR    21 Aug 1995 18:06:38
Re: Slingshot effect    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    21 Aug 1995 18:53:34
Re: Slingshot effect    The DM of CR    22 Aug 1995 03:28:41
Re: Slingshot effect    Carsten Taube    22 Aug 1995 19:18:15
Re: Slingshot effect    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    22 Aug 1995 09:26:31

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