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From:     The DM of CR <ereuben@???????.???.??.cr>
Date:     Mon, 21 Aug 1995 21:28:41 -0600 (CST)
Subject:  Re: Slingshot effect
} If you're talking about level of helmsman , or for that matter, staying in a
} gravity well, you're talking tactical speeds, not spelljamming speeds which
} is fixed for everyone independant of level, and comes nowhere near 'jamming
} speeds. The only way to go faster, when 'jamming (ie"warp" speed) is with a
} Grand Helm (twice as fast, but restricted to wild space). I doubt there will
} be "techniques" for Time Travel, just spells, items, and psionics.

 Now thats one thing to look at, to time travel you gotta go really fast and
I'd say 'jamming speed plus the impulse of a large sun will do the trick,
but of course we all know you can't a pproach a decent size rock in 'jamming
speed before falling into tactical speed, so that makes it down to 500 yards
per round per SR, so its 12 SR we said, right? lets assume so, at least, so
thats 6000 yards/round, thats sounds fast, but nowhere near enough, say its
rigged for extra SR and MC, add the sun's impulse, being kind we could get
it some 18000 yards/round, max.  So thats not going to make it, thats only
about 10 miles per round! so 60mph, useless, I might have gotten a number
wrong somewhere but anyway its slow, far to slow for time travel, now there
is a spell in the PHB called haste which hastes a person or creature
doubling its speed/movement, anyone ever made a haste for SJ ships?  and
perhaps a magical item?

 Time travel is tough without a magical item or spell made specifically for
that purpose, and the sun thingy doesn't allow for much calculation of which
way in time to travel and how far back or ahead...
 If anyone can figure out a way around the SJing limitation of cutting out
of 'jamming speed in the presence of a celestial body then we've got a
ticket to a Back to the Future series!


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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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