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From:     Paul Westermeyer <westermeyer.3@???.edu>
Date:     Sun, 17 Mar 1996 22:54:02 -0500
Subject:  Re: Draven Furances
>>
>>>In our last episode, Maxwell C. Dancer said:
>>>>Hi, trying to desgin a draven mountain, ie floor map etc., but can't
>>>>figure out how big the furances are, and what they look like, any
>>>>suggestions guys ?
>>>
>>>      I always treated them like a big workshop, where lots of
>>>dwarves hung out and built things.  I'd say at least 1/3 of the space
>>>should be taken up, with the rest being left to living/recreational
>>>quarters.  Anybody else?
>>
>>Well, at least 700 hundred dwarves can work around it and power it for that
>>SR7.
>>
>>That's not tiny.
>
>looking at it when it arrived back in my box, a thought occured to me. Size
>of the foudry is different from work space for the dwarves, and Foundries are
>the same sixe on a 300 ton citadel, as on a 700 ton citadel.
>
>How does this sound: 100 tons for the Foundry, and 20 tons per 100 dwarves
>capacity for work space. A 300 ton Citadel can get but with 120 tons set
>aside, and could, use up to 160 tons, if they remained at 300 dwarves on
>board.
>
>A 700 tonner would max out with 240 tons set aside.
>
>About that 1/3 space allocation Eugene recommended, although, possibly abit
>high as about half the Citadel should be set aside for cargo, so you might
>want to play with the numbers a bit.
>
>Also, remember, when mapping a citadel, that age has a bit to do with it too.
>Newer ones woun't have much in the way of tunnels, rooms, etc, as they mining
>is still going on, while older ones (closer to being played out) will have
>more space available, as tunnels and mines are turned into compartments.
>
>Thank You For Your Time,
>
>Thomas O Magann Jr
>http://www.sfo.com/~tomjr/

To add another note to this discussion (I'm glad the list is becoming a bit
more active:)):
How does the creative energies of the working dwarves translate into SJ
power?  Are their power receptacles spread throughout the foundry?
Finished products are the by products of the forge,  but is a foundry just
a magical set of blacksmiths tools?  What does the "bridge" look like,  are
there levers and wheels to turn the ship?  Is speed controled by the number
of dwarves working or the pace at which they work?
I'm trying to answer these myself with no luck,  anyone else want to try?

"We look on the same stars,  the sky is common,  the same world surrounds
us.  What difference does it make by what pains each seeks the truth?  We
can not attain to so great a secret by one road..."
Symmachus,  "Memorial on the Occasion of the Removal of the Altar of
Victory from the Senate House" (392 AD)

westermeyer.3@???.edu
Paul William Westermeyer




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Draven Furances    Maxwell C. Dancer    17 Mar 1996 01:10:45
Re: Draven Furances    Eugene Shumu1insky    17 Mar 1996 23:56:15
Re: Draven Furances    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    18 Mar 1996 00:04:51
Re: Draven Furances    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    18 Mar 1996 00:17:04
Re: Draven Furances    Paul Westermeyer    18 Mar 1996 03:54:02
Re: Draven Furances    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    18 Mar 1996 04:00:02
Re: Draven Furances    Paul Westermeyer    18 Mar 1996 05:00:38
Re: Draven Furances    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    18 Mar 1996 05:03:50

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