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From:     sinny@?????????.net
Date:     Mon, 24 Jun 1996 08:31:30 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:  Re: A New Class for the SJ setting...
>
>
>On Sun, 23 Jun 1996, Thomas O. Magann Jr. wrote:
>
>> >    At this point, though, I came to a problem of logisitcs.  The helm,
>> >though only capable of tactical speeds, still needs to be piloted by a
>> >mage or priest.  And since I envision these ships as being fairly fast,
>> >they would have to be piloted by higher level characters.  And the idea of
>> >fleets of these ships being piloted by high level mages starts to strain
>> >believability.
>>
>> Instead of (or as well as) a whole specialty class (and one that's going to
>> be taking heavy casualties, as their the front runners of any battle, so
>> there's going to be a shortage), you can also do a couple of other things.
>
>    This aspect isn't really a problem.  The Elven Imperial Fleet is a bit
>more trim in my world.  There is no second Unhuman War on the horizon, so
>the Fleet is lean and mean.  Most will see little action.
>   _But_, should the need arise, the elves can muster a huge number of
>reserves.  There are high number of young elves on various planets just
>waiting for a chance to get into space.
>    Something big would have to happen before casulties become a problem.
>
>> For instance, a Ring of the Orbus can be standard equipment. There's on
point
>> of speed, or, if the elves make these Tactical Helms, they could use Orbuses
>> in the enchantment, and make the Helm's innately +1 SR.
>
>    This may just be my own campaign style, but orbus rings will never be
>common enough for a whole fleet to be equipped with them.
>
>> Also, the pilots could learn the Spelljamming proficeincy from the CSHB.
>
>    The Spelljamming does not grant a +1 in my campaigns (just a personal
>preference kind of thing.)
>
>> And, if the elves have access to an Aracokra ship yard, there's another +1.
>
>    Again, based on personal preference, Aarakocra ships get no such
>bonus, at least not in space.  (IMHO this was a lame concept.  The idea
>that a race's knowledge of aerodynamics is going to mean anything to a
>spelljamming ship is ludicrous.  Yes, I know it's a fantasy setting, but
>this leaps into the Silly Section.)
>
>> And all of these are more easily renewable resources than one based on the
>> breeding curve of the elves. And they allow mages, priests and bards to run
>> the ships.
>
>    Well, all except for the Orbus Rings.
>
>    Sorry for all the "That's not how it is in my campaigns" answers.
>This wasn't meant as an attack.  I just have certain notions on how things
>work in SJ, and these don't fit.
>    Like most people, I'm sure, I adjust the setting to suit me
>conceptions.
>    After the initial boxed set some of the people who contributed to the
>SJ setting added some silly concepts.  Aerodynamic space ships is one of
>them (good for flying through atmospheres, irrellevant in space), as well
>as basing a ship's space stats on weight (like the ship construction
>system in WCC).  But this is just MHO.
>
>
>	     		  Leroy Van Camp III
>  	  owner-mystara-l@??.com         van891@??????.edu
>---------------------------------------------------------------------------
>     "You know, not kneeing you in the groin is a constant struggle."
>---------------------------------------------------------------------------
>				 MST3K
>
>
>About Creating a new helm to power this ship.  Not necessary, in the Ship
Recongition manual there is mention a 200 ton ship call the ark or zoo ship.
It is powered by major serie helm.  Love the idea about new flitter. the old
ones lack any offensive punch.


sinny
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A New Class for the SJ setting...    Leroy Van Camp III    22 Jun 1996 08:47:48
Re: A New Class for the SJ setting...    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    23 Jun 1996 00:32:36
Re: A New Class for the SJ setting...    Paul Westermeyer    23 Jun 1996 02:57:43
Re: A New Class for the SJ setting...    Leroy Van Camp III    23 Jun 1996 08:04:42
Re: A New Class for the SJ setting...    Leroy Van Camp III    23 Jun 1996 09:03:24
Re: A New Class for the SJ setting...    Shelby Michlin    23 Jun 1996 16:01:45
Re: A New Class for the SJ setting...    Paul Westermeyer    23 Jun 1996 15:04:54
Re: A New Class for the SJ setting...    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    23 Jun 1996 20:31:57
Re: A New Class for the SJ setting...    Leroy Van Camp III    24 Jun 1996 10:55:04
Re: A New Class for the SJ setting...    sinny@?????????.net    24 Jun 1996 12:31:30
Re: A New Class for the SJ setting...    Eugene Shumu1insky    24 Jun 1996 14:53:47
Re: A New Class for the SJ setting...    Eugene Shumu1insky    24 Jun 1996 14:55:55
Re: A New Class for the SJ setting...    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    24 Jun 1996 20:25:42
Re: A New Class for the SJ setting...    Ken Lipka    25 Jun 1996 12:06:20
Re: A New Class for the SJ setting...    Jamie Cavanagh    25 Jun 1996 15:02:20
Re: A New Class for the SJ setting...    Jamie Cavanagh    25 Jun 1996 21:54:53
A New Class for the SJ setting...    Leroy Van Camp III    27 Jun 1996 02:04:53
Re: A New Class for the SJ setting...    Ken Lipka    27 Jun 1996 12:08:02
Re: A New Class for the SJ setting...    Jamie Cavanagh    27 Jun 1996 13:09:17

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