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From:     "Thomas O. Magann Jr." <tomjr@???.com>
Date:     Thu, 27 Jun 96 20:54:07 PDT
Subject:  Re: More on Air Consumption....
>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....." :)

No, there aren't, and for a couple of good reasons:

One is the fact that, by far, the majority of helms are made by Arcane, as no
one else really know how, with a couple of specialty exceptions, such as a
Grandhelm, K'r'r'r Helm Lifjammers, and the Ki-helm. Two of these are unique
to particular races, and the other two to particul;ar countries (whch makes
them even rarer).

The ther reason is that the basic rule about gravity states that all things
have a gravity of 1G. Armistice (the world in the novel, and, also in PP is a
special world, as is the unknown world of the Gravs. Thes are the only two
exceptions I've seen to the 1 G rule, and that includes Suns.

The Novel allowed a powered helm to re-impose standard gravity, and *reduce*
wind force, and that's about all. Neither was mentioned in any rule book,
although the the rules about taking off and landing, on pages 51-52 of the
Concordance don't mention anydammage acquing to the ship in even Hurricane
force winds, just more time to land, so the wind resistance feature of the
Helm certainly seems to be present, and on purpose, at that.


Thank You For Your Time,

Thomas O Magann Jr
http://www.sfo.com/~tomjr/

<tomjr@???.com> or my back-up: <TMagann@???.com>




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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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