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From:     Leroy Van Camp III <van891@??????.edu>
Date:     Fri, 16 Aug 1996 13:21:24 -0700 (PDT)
Subject:  Re: The Firefly, An Elven Fighter Craft

On Fri, 16 Aug 1996, George Hernandez wrote:

> A while back someone posted a message that they had designed a new
> "Fighter Craft". Unfortunately, I do not have access to the Web, as such,
> I don't suppose you could be so kind as to sent it to me ??

    Sure, here it is.  A few notes, though...

1) There is already another ship, a variety of the wasp, I believe, called
the Firefly.  But the elves don't care.

2) The ship was designed using my own variation of the ship construction
rules.  So, comparing it to the War Captains Companion system will show

3)  In mys system, for those who haven't seen it, maneuverability is
determined by size and design, not materials, and better MC's provide AR
bonuses.  This, is part of the reason this ship has such a low AR.


Built and Used By:		Elves
Cost:				9,000 gp
Tonnage and Hull Points:	4
Crew:				1 Helmsman, 1 Rigger, 3 Weaponeers
Maneuverability Class:		A
Landing - Land:			Yes
Landing - Water:		No
Armour Rating:			2 (Partial Enclosure)
Saves As:			Ceramic
Power Type:			Tactical Helm
Standard Armament:		1 Heavy Ballista
				Rigging Shears
Cargo Capacity:			1 ton
Keel Length:			25
Beam Length:			10

	The Firelfy is a light attack craft, designed to attack in
numbers, not singley.  Its primary attack strategy is to loop to and from
the target ship.  As it approaches, it uses its heavy stone ballista.  It
then passes, making a shearing attempt.  It then loops back, readying its
weapon for another run.
	The Firelfy is sometimes used to drop Spirit Warriors on ships.
On rare occasions they are used for boarding.  They also see regular use
as landing craft and shuttles.

	     		  Leroy Van Camp III
  	  owner-mystara-l@??.com         van891@??????.edu
     "You know, not kneeing you in the groin is a constant struggle."

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