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From:     Ken Lipka <klipka@????.com>
Date:     Fri, 13 Oct 95 8:50:05 EDT
Subject:  Re: Mystara and the SJ/PS paradigm
Leroy Van Camp III stated:

>     I have introduced a new concept in planes, called a dimension.  A
> dimension is, basically, a macro-plane, of which a planar system is
> "conatained" in.  So, PS's multiverse makes up its own dimension.  And,
> just like its individual planes are part of a bigger whole, so is the
> multiverse.  And, the way these dimensions are set up can vary quite a
> bit.
>     What this does is to allow Mystara to be integrated into the SPP with
> little change.  The above mentioned examples remain unaltered, yet they
> can interact with SJ and PS elements.
>
	A neat idea, but far too much work for the integration.

	Planescape states that there is but one Prime plane, and it is the
SpellJammer model - infinite crystal sphere floating in the Rainbow Sea of the
Flow.  Since there are infinite crystal spheres, there are many chances for a
pure technological "prime" to exist, as well as "primes" where spells exist
to cross crystal shell barriers.
	Thus, the simpliest cross-over is this:  dimension = crystal sphere.
With this simple change of definition, everything fits.  The technological
ship can still "break through" from another "dimension" - all this means is
that the ship used its weapons or whatever to blow a hole in the crystal shell.
Of course, we all know that things like the Zodar would come after those who
actually manage to damage the crystal shell.  Thus, the ship was damaged and
it crashed on Mystara.  The other "dimensional" beings work in the same
manner.

	That simple equation eliminates the need for all of the mental
gymnastics associated with trying to figure out which dimensional outer plane
some god is on.

	Ken Lipka
	klipka@????.com



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Mystara and the SJ/PS paradigm    Leroy Van Camp III    12 Oct 1995 23:31:28
Re: Mystara and the SJ/PS paradigm    Ken Lipka    13 Oct 1995 12:50:05
Re: Mystara and the SJ/PS paradigm    Leroy Van Camp III    13 Oct 1995 15:13:13

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