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From:     James Perry <jperry@??.net>
Date:     Wed, 26 Jun 1996 07:53:46 -0500
Subject:  Re: Introducing myself
>> > TSR never actually placed Mystara into the Spelljammer universe; they
>> >used a different 'airship' system entirely in one boxed set (Champions of
>> >Mystara), but provided conversion rules for 'airship' <-> Spelljammer.
>
>> Well, now that I know of the conversion rules, I'll try to pick a box up
>> cheap somewhere.
>
> While I have my own copy of CoM in front of me, here's some of the major
>differences between the OD&D Mystaran airship system and the AD&D
>Spelljammer...
>
> Gravity: The main difference is that although airships have gravity
>planes, the pull of force is in the same direction; if you drop a rock off
>the side of your ship, it'll just go straight down, and not get caught in
>the plane.
> There's also variation of the strength of the gravity field; from about
>10% normal to 200% normal.
> In addition to the gravity planes of ships and gravity spheres of
>planets, there's something called "Neutral Gravity" which has no
>counterpart anywhere else; any object weighing over 2,000 tons (Not SJ
>spacial tons), generates a weak force that keeps the object from breaking
>up and drifting into the Void; think of it as "cosmic glue".
>
> Air: Airships don't retain an 'air envelope': the air gets pulled down
>(and away) by the gravity plane. (It's not specified if you Have to
>enclose the ship, or if just making it "bowl-shaped" would keep the air
>in. I suspect the latter, myself..)
>
> Cold: Unlike wildspace, the void between worlds is cold - although
>nowhere near "absolute zero", it Is colder than an arctic glacier in the
>middle of a long winter night.
>
> Crystal spheres: Simply, they don't exist. DMs can add them if they want.
>
> Statistics/Rules: There's an effective maximum of SR 6.. airships travel
>at 10x, rather than 2x, their atmospheric speed while in the Void..
>Tonnage is a measure of weight rather than volume.
>
> And that's about all I can think of saying without violating too much of
>TSR's copyright. ;)

Well, now you got me hooked!  I've gotta get this thing (even if I do have
to convert to AD&D)

Ziggy



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Introducing myself    Daniel Boese    24 Jun 1996 23:55:21
Re: Introducing myself    Russ 'Argel' LeBar    25 Jun 1996 04:00:22
Re: Introducing myself    Eugene Shumu1insky    25 Jun 1996 13:25:22
Re: Introducing myself    Daniel Boese    25 Jun 1996 18:29:05
Re: Introducing myself    Russ 'Argel' LeBar    25 Jun 1996 18:39:35
Re: Introducing myself    James Perry    25 Jun 1996 17:58:24
Re: Introducing myself    James Perry    25 Jun 1996 18:00:30
Re: Introducing myself    James Perry    25 Jun 1996 18:06:45
Re: Introducing myself    Daniel Boese    25 Jun 1996 19:33:52
Re: Introducing myself    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    25 Jun 1996 19:50:35
Re: Introducing myself    Daniel Boese    25 Jun 1996 19:58:43
Re: Introducing myself    Eugene Shumu1insky    25 Jun 1996 20:04:13
Re: Introducing myself    Paul Westermeyer    26 Jun 1996 02:42:49
Re: Introducing myself    Paul Westermeyer    26 Jun 1996 02:42:52
Re: Introducing myself    Russ 'Argel' LeBar    26 Jun 1996 03:46:14
Re: Introducing myself    James Perry    26 Jun 1996 12:53:46
Re: Introducing myself    James Perry    26 Jun 1996 12:55:26
Re: Introducing myself    James Perry    26 Jun 1996 12:57:39
Re: Introducing myself    James Perry    26 Jun 1996 12:58:19
Re: Introducing myself    James Perry    26 Jun 1996 12:56:37
Re: Introducing myself    Daniel Boese    26 Jun 1996 16:58:02
Re: Introducing myself    Eugene Shumu1insky    26 Jun 1996 17:06:13
Re: Introducing myself    Daniel Boese    26 Jun 1996 17:10:46
Re: Introducing myself    Daniel Boese    26 Jun 1996 17:12:10
Re: Introducing myself    Russ 'Argel' LeBar    26 Jun 1996 18:38:39
Re: Introducing myself    Daniel Boese    26 Jun 1996 18:50:15
Re: Introducing myself    James Perry    27 Jun 1996 00:08:53
Re: Introducing myself    James Perry    27 Jun 1996 00:11:16
Re: Introducing myself    Steven R. Martindale    27 Jun 1996 07:28:09
Re: Introducing myself    Eugene Shumu1insky    27 Jun 1996 14:39:47
Re: Introducing myself    James Perry    27 Jun 1996 15:05:29
Re: Introducing myself    Russ 'Argel' LeBar    27 Jun 1996 21:23:37
Re: Introducing myself    Deviant    27 Jun 1996 23:40:16
Re: Introducing myself    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    27 Jun 1996 22:34:48
Re: Introducing myself    Deviant    28 Jun 1996 02:01:26
Re: Introducing myself    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    28 Jun 1996 00:38:08
Re: Introducing myself    Steven R. Martindale    28 Jun 1996 03:18:21
Re: Introducing myself    Deviant    28 Jun 1996 18:25:58
Re: Introducing myself    Deviant    28 Jun 1996 18:48:27
Re: Introducing myself    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    28 Jun 1996 20:35:48
Re: Introducing myself    Steven R. Martindale    28 Jun 1996 21:22:44
Re: Introducing myself    Deviant    29 Jun 1996 11:52:02
Re: Introducing myself    Deviant    29 Jun 1996 11:54:18
Re: Introducing myself    James Perry    29 Jun 1996 22:19:50
Re: Introducing myself    James Perry    29 Jun 1996 22:25:13
Re: Introducing myself    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    29 Jun 1996 23:35:34
Re: Introducing myself    James Perry    29 Jun 1996 22:34:58
Re: Introducing myself    James Perry    29 Jun 1996 22:48:06
Re: Introducing myself    Deviant    30 Jun 1996 01:48:57
Re: Introducing myself    James Perry    29 Jun 1996 22:49:49
Re: Introducing myself    James Perry    29 Jun 1996 23:01:56
Re: Introducing myself    James Perry    29 Jun 1996 23:04:23
Re: Introducing myself    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    30 Jun 1996 00:28:06
Re: Introducing myself    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    30 Jun 1996 00:37:43
Re: Introducing myself    Steven R. Martindale    30 Jun 1996 02:23:01
Re: Introducing myself    James Perry    30 Jun 1996 01:23:45
Re: Introducing myself    Deviant    30 Jun 1996 07:02:08
Re: Introducing myself    Deviant    30 Jun 1996 07:13:56
Re: Introducing myself    Deviant    30 Jun 1996 07:18:21
Re: Introducing myself    James Perry    30 Jun 1996 19:54:04

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