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From:     Ken Lipka <klipka@????.com>
Date:     Thu, 18 Jan 1996 7:59:25 EST
Subject:  Re: [none]
Lew Pulsipher wrote:
> 5.  Because (as we've seen in the few months I've been here) a back-and-forth
> discussion about rules or styles of play can descend into acrimony, I don't
> engage in discussions.  Any comments you offer will be taken into account in
> further drafts, but please don't expect a direct reply.  Thanks.
	OK, noted.  Here is a comment that you might want to include as a
caveat to the section below:
>                              Bombing
> The `jammer provides a good firing platform, but on the other hand, air
> resistance interferes with the weapon's range as compared with Wildspace.
> If you think the purpose is to make it very difficult to hit anything from a
> height--yes!  That's not only "realistic" ("to hit" chances are ridiculously
>high in Spelljammer),it fills the purpose of reducing the value of `jammers in
> atmosphere.
	I agree with this - if you are using an unmodified spelljammer.  It is
stated in the rules of SPJ that all of the ranges and THAC0s and such of the
ship weapons are the way they are because those weapons have been redesigned
to reflect the nature of Wildspace.
	Thus, if some enterprising adventurers REPLACE the standard SPJ
weapons with their groundling equivilents, much of these penalties are going to
go away.  (Certainly not all, there is still the height to factor in.)  And
you did state that an SPJ makes a fantastic firing platform.

	So, while you can't use a spelljamming vessel as an attack ship, you
most definitely can use it as a juggernaught of defenses.  Try laying seige to
a castle that has one of these platforms stored on the central roof.  Esp. if
it has been specifically designed to be a groundling weapon platform.

	Ken Lipka

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SubjectFromDate (UTC)
[none]    WH GREENSLADE    09 Dec 1994 16:45:43
[none]    zz David Reilly    05 Jun 1995 00:43:12
Re: [none]    Gary Dickey    06 Jun 1995 06:17:08
Re: [none]    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    29 Aug 1995 18:14:18
[none]    lewis pulsipher    17 Jan 1996 17:40:43
Re: [none]    Ken Lipka    18 Jan 1996 12:59:25
[none]    THANOZ@???.com    22 Feb 1996 00:35:01
Re: [none]    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    22 Feb 1996 01:58:46
[none]    Jamie McGarty    31 May 1996 20:40:39
Re: [none]    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    31 May 1996 21:05:55
[none]    Deviant    11 Jun 1996 06:32:17
Re: [none]    John Fincke    01 Jul 1996 18:17:41
[none]    KENT@?????.???????.???.edu    07 Aug 1996 19:10:52
[none]    KENT@?????.???????.???.edu    07 Aug 1996 19:11:30
[none]    KENT@?????.???????.???.edu    07 Aug 1996 19:12:09
[none]    George Hernandez    16 Aug 1996 15:22:02
Re: [none]    Timothy S. Hill    16 Aug 1996 22:31:48
[none]    James West    22 Aug 1996 04:41:55
[none]    GOMEZ SOLARES VICTORMANUEL    13 Sep 1996 01:45:11
Re: [none]    Hatcher    16 Sep 1996 18:07:22
[none]    Beckman, Jim    05 Oct 1996 12:01:28
Re: [none]    Alberto Zanini    06 Oct 1996 11:26:39

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