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From:     Leroy Van Camp III <van891@??????.edu>
Date:     Thu, 27 Jun 1996 15:12:56 -0700 (PDT)
Subject:  Re: Krynn in Spelljammer...

On Thu, 27 Jun 1996, Kevin Scardino wrote:
> Leroy Van Camp III wrote:
> > On Thu, 27 Jun 1996, James Perry wrote:
> > > >    In my own campaigns I have said that there is a huge shield, the
> > > >Godshield, around Krynn, put there by the gods after the Cataclysm.  Part
> > > >of their punishment was cutting off Krynn from the rest of the Multiverse.
> > >
> > > Which cataclysm?  The 1st, or the most recent?
> >
> >     The first one, after the gods dropped the firey mountain on Istar.
>
> During the Cataclysm the gods would be so focused on the world of Krynn, that
> this magical barrier may have been compromised some allowing a few a very few
> ships to either enter or excape.

    Now it's my turn to ask. :) Which Cataclysm?
    In my campaigns, when the gods decided to punish the arrogance of the
King-Priests of Istar, and the populace who supported him, they did more
than toss a couple of fiery mountians down on them.  They decided that
isolation would also be necessary.
    Immediately after the Cataclysm they errected the Godshield.  The
Godshield prevented any sort of physical or magical crossing.  It also cut
Krynn off from the rest of the Multiverse, making Planar travel impossible
for normal people (other than the normal process of people's souls going
to their destination when they die).
    As time wore on the planar shield began to wear down, for reasons
unknown.  Thus, some of the Krynnish races manage to spread through the
planes.  And some also managed to return to the Prime Material.  This is
why I still have some of the Krynnish races in space, such as Minotaurs,
Irda, and Tinker Gnomes (In my campaigns there are a fair number of gnome
tinkerers, but most are not from Krynn.  Their devices are much more
reliable, and they do not have the same speech problems.  The rest of the
gnomes see the Krynnish tinkers as "crazy cousins", to be tolerated.)
    But, the Godshield is still up and strong.  I have chosen not to have
the events in DoSF happen in my campaign.  I am simply ignoring them, and
continuing as normal.
    Everyone's tastes differ, of course, but I have never liked the idea
of Spelljammers interacting with Krynn; it just warps that world's tone
too much for me.  The idea that the Elven Fleet makes frequent landings in
the elven nations of Ansalon doesn't ring true for me, in light of the
events in the various novels I have read.

               Leroy Van Camp III      van891@??????.edu
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Krynn in Spelljammer...    Leroy Van Camp III    27 Jun 1996 02:20:02
Re: Krynn in Spelljammer...    James Perry    27 Jun 1996 15:01:44
Re: Krynn in Spelljammer...    Leroy Van Camp III    27 Jun 1996 19:24:03
Re: Krynn in Spelljammer...    Kevin Scardino    27 Jun 1996 21:41:06
Re: Krynn in Spelljammer...    Kevin Scardino    27 Jun 1996 21:45:40
Re: Krynn in Spelljammer...    Leroy Van Camp III    27 Jun 1996 22:12:56
Re: Krynn in Spelljammer...    James Perry    29 Jun 1996 22:14:28
Re: Krynn in Spelljammer...    Leroy Van Camp III    30 Jun 1996 07:09:52

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