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From:     Eugene Shumu1insky <static@??.???.????.edu>
Date:     Fri, 22 Dec 1995 09:39:36 -0500 (EST)
Subject:  Re: Astrogation in the Flow..
In our last episode, Damanta@???.com said:
>>making the rivers be a "deeper" or "darker" color.  Then again, I was
>>also thinking of having sail area be a measure of how fast these
>>rivers can push you.  For instance, an elven manowar would go faster
>>than say, a vipership.  I know that this isn't what TSR said, but I
>>kinda like that idea.  You could maybe divide the sail area by the mass
>>to get a speed multiplier.  Then you could have "Flowrunners", ships with
>>*HUGE* sails, but a really bad MC.  They could act something like the
>>jumpships from Battletech.  They could carry smaller vessels between
>>spheres really fast, but are to big to fit through a portal (sail area
>>of several miles^2).
>Sounds great, any ideas for sail areas for the "known" ships?

	The area can be eyeballed. For instance, a manowar's sails are
supposed to be 300 feet across.  Each wing seems to have about an eight
the area of a circle with radius of 300 feet.  Two wings make it one
quarter, so the sail area of a manowar is about 70,000 feet^2, though
I think my estimates are a bit high.  It's probably closer to 50,000
feet^2.  The same type of eyeballing can be used with other ships.
Besides, the idea came out my SJ conversions to GURPS, where things
like sail are a part of ship construction.  I don't really have
anything written for the conversions yet, I'm just trying to work
out the system as a whole, before I start posting pieces of it.

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Re: Astrogation in the Flow..    Joseph DuBois (x44303)    20 Dec 1995 15:42:54
Re: Astrogation in the Flow..    Eugene Shumu1insky    20 Dec 1995 20:16:00
Re: Astrogation in the Flow..    Paul Westermeyer    21 Dec 1995 04:09:03
Re: Astrogation in the Flow..    Damanta@???.com    21 Dec 1995 08:43:27
Re: Astrogation in the Flow..    Eugene Shumu1insky    22 Dec 1995 14:39:36

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