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From:     "Thomas O. Magann Jr." <tomjr@???.com>
Date:     Wed, 11 Sep 96 19:51:10 PDT
Subject:  Re: Nifty Idea
>At 06:49 PM 9/10/96 GMT, you wrote:
>>Isn't glassteel dispellable? One dispel magic and everyone would die.
>>jamie
>
>A couple things.
>
>1) There's be a lot of glassteel spells to be disppelled(100/ton if a 20th
>level mage is casting glassteel, more if lower level mages are used.

Dispel ia an area effect spell (it's a spell, not an item being dispelled). The area of effect
is 30x30. Woc lists that as the equivalent of a 10 ton ship. (Book 1 , page 65)


>2) Disenchanted glassteel is glass. It would make the disinchanted part of
>the ship fragile(one hit would shatter that part probably) but it would not
>kill everyone instantly.

The good news is the dispelling mage would almost have to be on board the glassteel ship, so
it's unlikely the spell would be thrown.

The bad news is, the shrapnel from a hit on regular glass, such as after a dispel, would
probably cause an effect similar to Shrapnel Shot, or the like.


>3) Depending on the dm glassteel may or may not be dispellable. It is
>alteration and alters the material into something like transparent steel.
>Some DM's would rule that although the effects are permenent, the spell
>itself it instantaneous, lasting only the second needed to change the glass
>in which case there would be no magic to be dispelled. However since the
>material is no longer magic, depending on the dm it could be vulnerable to a
>2nd level shatter spell depending on whether it's hard crystal or like-steel.

No longer magic? Glass as strong as steel? The best you could hope for would probably be that
the Dispelling mage would have to be of higher level than the mage casting the Glasteel (and
that only applies to spells cast on the mage), similar to the Permanency spell. After all,
unless Enchant An Item is used, it's not a magic item, just a permanent spell.

Remeber, Glassteel is the same level as permanency, and does a touch more, as permanency makes
another spell permanent, Glasteel makes itself permanent. It shouldn't be *harder* to dispel
than Permanency, or in any way stronger.

>So the amount of damage a dispel magic would do would far less damage than
>other 3rd level spells.

I'm not so sure about that. More, I think.


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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Nifty Idea    Matt Tong    10 Sep 1996 00:07:02
Re: Nifty Idea    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    10 Sep 1996 00:28:55
Re: Nifty Idea    Alvin Lee    10 Sep 1996 05:30:53
Re: Nifty Idea    Jamie McGarty    10 Sep 1996 18:51:27
Re: Nifty Idea    Alvin Lee    11 Sep 1996 03:46:11
Re: Nifty Idea    Toby Mekelburg    11 Sep 1996 04:47:12
Re: Nifty Idea    Matt Tong    12 Sep 1996 02:38:08
Re: Nifty Idea    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    12 Sep 1996 02:51:10
Re: Nifty Idea    Alvin Lee    12 Sep 1996 05:33:52
Re: Nifty Idea    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    12 Sep 1996 05:40:48
Re: Nifty Idea    Jamie McGarty    12 Sep 1996 19:31:42
Re: Nifty Idea    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    12 Sep 1996 21:21:27
Re: Nifty Idea    Ian Bowley    13 Sep 1996 02:04:00
Re: Nifty Idea    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    13 Sep 1996 02:25:30
Re: Nifty Idea    Matt Tong    13 Sep 1996 19:07:37
Re: Nifty Idea    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    13 Sep 1996 20:09:10
Re: Nifty Idea    Matt Tong    15 Sep 1996 23:14:35
Re: Nifty Idea    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    15 Sep 1996 23:29:12
Re: Nifty Idea    Matt Tong    16 Sep 1996 20:08:32
Re: Nifty Idea    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    16 Sep 1996 20:52:17

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