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From:     Leroy Van Camp III <van891@??????.edu>
Date:     Wed, 19 Jun 1996 18:56:25 -0700 (PDT)
Subject:  Re: Suspension of Disbelief (was More on Air Consumption...)

On Wed, 19 Jun 1996, Deviant wrote:

> > Eugene does have a point you know. You can only apply real world physics
> so much to the Spelljammer universe before things start to fall apart. I
> think that the idea of figuring out how long the air envelope should
> really last, is best left to those people playing science fiction rpg's,
> and that we should just go with the book on this one.
>
> It's kind of amusing that we're willing to buy the idea of a wooden ship
> sailing through the void powered by nothing but a mage's will and a
> magic helm, but we can't believe that the air envelope could stay fresh
> for that long. Perhaps we could apply our selective disbelief someplace
> else. :)

    As the person who started this I just wanted to say that I don't have
any real problems with the numbers in the book, and will probably end up
keeping them.  My little excercise was mostly one of curiosity (like I
said, I was bored), not failure to suspend disbelief.  Realism has never
been the hallmark of Spelljammer. or xD&D in general, and I never had a
problem with it.


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Suspension of Disbelief (was More on Air Consumption...)    Leroy Van Camp III    20 Jun 1996 01:56:25
Re: Suspension of Disbelief (was More on Air Consumption...)    Deviant    20 Jun 1996 06:58:15

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