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From:     "Thomas O. Magann Jr." <tomjr@???.com>
Date:     Thu, 28 Dec 95 12:15:20 PST
Subject:  Re: Crystal shells...
>	Can a Magic Mirror see that far?  Once again I don't have the books
>with me, but a parsec or more seems quite a distance for even a spell.
>Besides, not every star has planets, and not every planet has life, or
>interesting life for that matter.

Magic Mirror duplicates Crystal Balls. No range is given. It seems limited to
one Plane of existance. Planescape also gives no range limits for them, and
the pPlanes in Planescape are of infinite size.

So, yes, it seems to me that it could see that far.

As far as the existance of planets around a star goes, nothing has changed.
You use the spell to find a planet. If it doen't has interesting life, you've
found a paradise planet, which has it's own advantages, if it does have
interesting life, you've found a new place to adventure. Either way, odds are
the planet will be visited in all likely-hood. And before 10th level at that.


>	I personally have a hard time dealing with the shear amount of
>(nearly) intelligent life found in space.  I prefer low(er)-fantasy, and
>I like a bit of sci-fi flavor in my games.  Maybe I wouldn't have such a
>hard time with it if TSR didn't make the system so screwy.  It's much easier
>to accept magic when it follows it's own laws.  Maybe I've just been an
>engineer to long. <sigh>

When you have dozens or more intelligent species on one planet, what makes it
hard to believe in the numbers of intelligent life forms in space? In fact,
it seems more reasonable than to expect the numbers of species to go down.

>>Call your local scuba shop. It's part of their business to know how much
air
>[Etc.]
>
>	That's a great idea.  Thanks...!   (:

No problem.


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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SubjectFromDate (UTC)
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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