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From:     Steven C <slight@???.net>
Date:     Thu, 27 Jun 1996 23:44:18 -0400
Subject:  Re: More on Air Consumption....
At 03:24 AM 6/28/96 GMT, you wrote:
>
>>Interesting thought..... either I missed the novel in question (title,
>>anyone?), or just skipped over this section rapidly.  However, if Helms
>>allow one to return to a "standard" setting, allowing such environmental
>>factors such as gravity and temperature to be set to bearable levels, I
>>don't see a logical inconsistancy with it controlling air pressure as well.
>
>I do. Remember that two active Helms won't prevent two ships from mixing air
>envelopes, nor will a powered Helm prevent a ship from refreshing it's
>envelope from dipping into a planets air.
>
>Also, in the book the weather conditions it was mitigating were winds, not
>tempature. It seems more like a semi-permeable bubble, as far as air is
>concerned, anyhow.
>
>Also, a passage in a novel is hardly a firm rule. The novels bon't always
>follow the published game mechanics. Ask anyone on the PS list. *That* novel
>had little to do with the setting, or the way it worked.:-)

Well, I *did* say "if" :)  Whether or not the novel follows the official
rules, it does strike me as a viable houserule.  Even if the novel does not
follow official rules (which would be far from rare for TSR novels!),
allowing a helm to mantain set environmental conditions for the passengers
sounds like a darn good idea to me.  Unfortunately, it's been years since
I've gave the spelljamming rules more than a cursory glance.  I picked up a
used Spelljammer box set for $5, just to integrate it somewhat into my
pseudo-Forgotten Realms campaign.  So, remind me if you will - are there
really no core rules on helms maintaining the environmental standards of
it's creator (or at least set to a standard, by their creator, for the race
to be using the item)?  Will humans landing on a high-gravity world be
pinned to the decks when they enter the planet's gravity well?  Another
"just curious....." :)
----
Steven C
...nor fame I slight, nor for her favors call
she comes unlook'd for, if she comes at all




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Re: More on Air Consumption....    Steven C    28 Jun 1996 03:15:38
Re: More on Air Consumption....    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    28 Jun 1996 03:24:01
Re: More on Air Consumption....    Steven C    28 Jun 1996 03:44:18
Re: More on Air Consumption....    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    28 Jun 1996 03:54:07

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