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From:     "Thomas O. Magann Jr." <tomjr@???.com>
Date:     Fri, 22 Dec 95 13:49:18 PST
Subject:  Re: Crystal shells...
>Right, but the times we're talking about are in *decades*.  From here to
>Alpha Centauri is 4 light years, which at .11C is about 40 years.  I don't
>remember if kindori even travel *that* fast.  Even at .22C, that's almost
>20 years.

Kindori tend to have whole tribes living on them. Time wouldn't be all that
important. They're nomads already.

A few decades don't matter much to elves or dwarves, and from the Human stand
point the Sci-fi books use the term Generation Ships for voyages of hundreds
of years. I don't think 40 year trips would be skipped as being too long...

I think that an Zooark Ship would be very popular for this. Or maybe several
ships traveling together, a la Battlestar Galactica.

Hell, it opens up interesting campaign options. Especially for new critters
between stars, in seldom traveled regions. Things Elves and Dwarfs might know
about, but few others would.

>>Teleporting between solar systems becomes possible. Especially using
crystal
>>balls or Magic Mirror spells for examining a new system before hand. Or
>>having an Elf mage who's been there take you there.
>
>Isn't that possible already?  Can't you just teleport into another sphere?

No. It's specifically forbidden, even for Teleport w/o Error, which allows
Planar travel.

>>And Astral Travel would get someone there rapidly. Genies could take a
short
>>cut thru the inner planes.
>
>Isn't Astral Travel why drow aren't supposed to be in space either?  They
>don't like light, and they travel through the astral plane.

Drow ARE in space. They even have there own types of helm. They use old model
elf ships, some of their own design, and the occasional Mind Flayer ship, as
the Mind Flayers have the same difficulties with light, but build ships to
block it out.

>	I could be wrong though.  I've only recently started reading the
>actual material again.  Years of college have worn away my ability to
>think clearly... (:

You were.

Trust me, interstellar travel WILL become a problem with any decent group of
players after a few levels. Players always seem to go in unexpected
directions. You'll want answers ready


Thank You For Your Time,

Thomas O Magann Jr
http://www.sfo.com/~tomjr/

<tomjr@???.com> or my back-up: <TMagann@???.com>




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Crystal shells...    Eugene Shumu1insky    22 Dec 1995 15:41:09
Re: Crystal shells...    Ken Lipka    22 Dec 1995 17:43:23
Re: Crystal shells...    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    22 Dec 1995 20:23:15
Re: Crystal shells...    Eugene Shumu1insky    22 Dec 1995 21:39:15
Re: Crystal shells...    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    22 Dec 1995 21:49:18
Re: Crystal shells...    Eugene Shumu1insky    22 Dec 1995 22:21:51
Re: Crystal shells...    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    22 Dec 1995 22:39:02
Re: Crystal shells...    Eugene Shumu1insky    22 Dec 1995 22:58:44
Re: Crystal shells...    Jeff Goodson    22 Dec 1995 23:31:04
Re: Crystal shells...    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    22 Dec 1995 23:23:02
Re: Crystal shells...    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    22 Dec 1995 23:37:12
Re: Crystal shells...    Eugene Shumu1insky    28 Dec 1995 15:23:08
Re: Crystal shells...    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    28 Dec 1995 20:15:20

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