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From:     ADEPT@???.com
Date:     Sat, 21 Sep 1996 20:24:11 -0400
Subject:  Re: SJ on Worlds
In a message dated 96-09-21 12:25:34 EDT, you write:

<<   I still stand
 by my feelings on the construction techniques not holding up to those
 stresses at high speeds though.  I realize this is a rather esoteric
 real-world arguement,  and YCMV,  but for me  the relative lack of more
 advanced weaponry indicates that the general level of technical skill
 available is still at the Rennaisance level (WWI engineering skill was a
 vast amount more advanced),  and thus unlikely to produce vessels able to
 withstand those strains.  I have a few tinker gnome players in my game,
 and my general rule of thumb is that if it reminds me of DaVinci's
 drawings,  it's possible,  but if it reminds me of Top Gun,  it will always
 fail.
  >>

  The reason the "advansed weapons" are not there is because magic is so
prevelnt in most games. Would you want to spend 500,000gp to create a gun
that may or may not work or bye a wand of magic missiles, or even a wand of
lighting bolts. Because  they don't have "advansed weapons" does not mean
that they dont " the general level of technical skill" it means that they are
not yet willing to spend the money and the time to invent more "advansed
weapons" because they allready have weapons that can do alllot as it is (as
they say if its not broke dont fix it). If you want an example I have created
a Billista bolt that is +18 to hit & damage, explodes as per fire ball all
with simple spells that go off under certin conditions. Now I would call a
billista bolt that did 108 hit points at max. damage pretty impresive
concidering that is about 10 or 11 hull points. That sounds pretty advansed
as far as weapons go to me.


Sweet water and light laughter until next
Morereg Professor of Magic
Evereska College of Magic and Arms.


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Re: SJ on Worlds    ADEPT@???.com    22 Sep 1996 00:24:11
Re: SJ on Worlds    Paul Westermeyer    22 Sep 1996 13:18:34
Re: SJ on Worlds    ADEPT@???.com    22 Sep 1996 15:41:05
Re: SJ on Worlds    Eugene Shumu1insky    22 Sep 1996 06:22:07
Re: SJ on Worlds    Joe Kirby    01 Oct 1996 09:01:48
Re: SJ on Worlds    James Perry    01 Oct 1996 20:44:24

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