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From:     Eugene Shumu1insky <static@??.???.????.edu>
Date:     Sun, 22 Sep 1996 02:22:07 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:  Re: SJ on Worlds
In our last episode, ADEPT@???.com said:
>  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.

	This reminds me of a discussion on a different list.  Does magic
*replace* technology?  If it does, then why isn't it *used* more.  For
instance, where is the communication network (phones)?  Personal
transportation (cars)?  Indoor plumbing and water (bathrooms)?  If magic
is used to produce weapons (ei. things that players like to do damage
with), why isn't it used to raise the quality of life for all (ei. misc.
things for NPCs)?

	But, this discussion is starting to drift (again) towards un-SJ
topics.  The above paragraph is just there to help put things in perspective
and stimulate thought.  I am *not* trying to start a discussion on magic
(yet again)... (:

-Static
Hoping this thread will drift back to a more SJ-like existance.

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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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