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From:     Eugene Shumu1insky <static@??.???.????.edu>
Date:     Thu, 12 Sep 1996 09:48:22 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:  Re: Money (was Re: Nifty Idea)
In our last episode, Matt Tong said:
>>  And why is it that most PC's
>>have enough money to construct glasssteel ships?  (:  Then again, maybe
>>I should say "some" PC's.
>
>I think you missed a bit of the point. Glassteel ships would be among the
>easiest to build. Glass is melted sand. Sand is cheap, at least last time I
>checked :) While shaping that large an amount of glass could take money, a
>character with glass making skills, researched spells, or cleverly used
>existing spells(I know I've read about high level fireballs melting the sand
>into glass around their target), a mage or party should be able to construct
>one with little money at all. The selling price, considering the time needed
>to construct such ships(we're talking at least a couple years if no magic is
>used other than glassteel itself) and the amount of skill needed(master
>artist(s)+16th level mage(s)), would make some worlds look cheap!

	But glass is *hard* to make.  It's not *just* melted sand.  Sand
has lots of impurities, and a glass bowl created by a desert fireball would
be very fragile.  [That whole thing when He-Man (in the cartoon) rubbed sand
until it turned into glass would have *never* worked... (:]  Purifying glass
takes equipment, though some spells can cover that.  Shaping glass takes
equipment, but spells can sometimes do.  Actually putting the ship together
would be a pain.  A 200' keel (weighing *a lot*) is hard to handle, let
alone enchant.

	This is fantasy, so anything's possible.  I just find it wierd that
there's 16th level mages running around who are actually interested in
building something like that... (:  It's all campaign dependent anyway.

-Static

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SubjectFromDate (UTC)
Money (was Re: Nifty Idea)    Eugene Shumu1insky    10 Sep 1996 14:00:54
Re: Money (was Re: Nifty Idea)    Kevin Scardino    10 Sep 1996 14:22:43
Re: Money (was Re: Nifty Idea)    Eugene Shumu1insky    10 Sep 1996 16:06:22
Re: Money (was Re: Nifty Idea)    Kevin Scardino    10 Sep 1996 18:05:04
Re: Money (was Re: Nifty Idea)    Matt Tong    12 Sep 1996 02:38:04
Re: Money (was Re: Nifty Idea)    Eugene Shumu1insky    12 Sep 1996 13:48:22
Re: Money (was Re: Nifty Idea)    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    12 Sep 1996 15:13:03
Re: Money (was Re: Nifty Idea)    Toby Mekelburg    13 Sep 1996 01:55:57
Re: Money (was Re: Nifty Idea)    Matt Tong    13 Sep 1996 19:07:45
Re: Money (was Re: Nifty Idea)    Eugene Shumu1insky    13 Sep 1996 19:34:55

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