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From:     Ken Lipka <klipka@????.com>
Date:     Wed, 24 Jul 1996 08:06:07 -0400
Subject:  Re: Create Helms
Shelby Michlin wrote:
>
> Also, imagine the efforts the Arcane would go to in order to prevent their
> monopoly being threatened? Even if there were an all-out war between them
> and this "Arcane-hunter" race, I don't see others developing the magic
> "tech" spontaneously. Shouldn't such a major discovery take a significant
> amount of time? How long has Spelljamming been around? Even if the Arcane
> weren't the first, they're the only helm-creators now, and have been so for
> some time. Suppose they've been killing off any researchers who got close,
> and destroying their work? New Leonardo's have to start from scratch, right?
>
> I think we can agree that a lack of continuity is responsible for any
> reference to non-Arcane creation of helms. Say, rather, that these geniuses
> worked out a proposal and presented their ideas to the Arcane, for practical
> application. And perhaps *then* they were killed!
>
	Two things here.  First, the "tech" would not be
as spontaneous as you make it sound.  The research has been
going on for years. There had to have been a few who have
gotten close and mananged to get their notes to survive when
the Arcane came for them.  But then again - it could just
happen "spontaneously".
	According to TSR rules, to research a new magic
item definitely takes no more than 1 year (given good rolls).
Combine that with the fact that you have the finished item
in front of you during the research, reverse engineering
becomes very simple.  So, making a helm wouldn't take that
long by straight core rules.

	Second thing.  Given that the Arcane had the monoply
and are KNOWN to deal harshly with those who threaten it, why
would any inventer even go to them in the first place?

	Besides, if you remember my post (which you must,
since you mentioned the "Arcane-hunters"), you'll see that
it doesn't matter if the Arcane really have the monoply or
not - everyone just THINKS that they do, which is close
enough.

--
Ken Lipka, Project Engineer                 klipka@????.com
===========================================================
"Yesterday's Technology solving Today's problems Tomorrow."
        -Unoffical Motto of Project Engineers everywhere


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SubjectFromDate (UTC)
Re: Create Helms    Ken Lipka    23 Jul 1996 18:45:35
Re: Create Helms    Shelby Michlin    24 Jul 1996 00:54:13
Re: Create Helms    Eugene Shumu1insky    24 Jul 1996 02:56:55
Re: Create Helms    Ken Lipka    24 Jul 1996 12:06:07
Re: Create Helms    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    24 Jul 1996 21:04:10
Re: Create Helms    Kevin Scardino    24 Jul 1996 21:23:41
Re: Create Helms    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    24 Jul 1996 21:56:18
Re: Create Helms    Shelby Michlin    25 Jul 1996 01:02:24
Re: Create Helms    Steven R. Martindale    25 Jul 1996 05:06:56
Re: Create Helms    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    25 Jul 1996 05:15:07
Re: Create Helms    James Perry    28 Jul 1996 20:50:15
Re: Create Helms    Ivan A. Finzen IV    29 Jul 1996 03:55:46
Re: Create Helms    James Perry    30 Jul 1996 18:52:22
Re: Create Helms    Truls Rostrup    31 Jul 1996 15:41:10
Re: Create Helms    George Hernandez    31 Jul 1996 16:55:05
Re: Create Helms    Eugene Shumu1insky    31 Jul 1996 17:08:52
Re: Create Helms    James Perry    31 Jul 1996 19:04:08
Re: Create Helms    George Hernandez    02 Aug 1996 15:07:00
Re: Create Helms    Eugene Shumu1insky    02 Aug 1996 17:17:29
Re: Create Helms    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    02 Aug 1996 19:12:11
Re: Create Helms    Eugene Shumu1insky    02 Aug 1996 19:23:38
Re: Create Helms    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    02 Aug 1996 19:33:39
Re: Create Helms    Paul Westermeyer    02 Aug 1996 19:45:59
Re: Create Helms    Eugene Shumu1insky    02 Aug 1996 19:37:34
Re: Create Helms    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    02 Aug 1996 19:48:20
Re: Create Helms    James Perry    03 Aug 1996 19:40:28
Re: Create Helms    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    03 Aug 1996 20:22:01

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