History TabletopGame / Spelljammer

15th Jul '16 5:03:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* TreeVessel: Space vessels created by elves in the setting are grown, not built, from living, leafy trees.
26th Jun '16 10:36:45 AM nombretomado
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''Spelljammer'' was utterly preposterous, didn't really care one whit about real-world astronomy or physics, and was completely aware of this. Never taking itself all that seriously, it was one of the few inherently ''[[RuleOfFun fun]]'' games that TSR was permitted to publish in that era. A very brief list of some of the things that you will find in Spelljammer, besides a deliciously crazy mish-mash of everything ''D&D'' has to offer: WeirdScience, {{Space Pirate}}s, [[BaldursGate Giant Space Hamsters]], [[BritishStuffiness Stuffy British]] [[OurElvesAreBetter Elves (who are of course Better)]], and [[OurGnomesAreWeirder Gnomes]] who [[ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder think that catapults are a good replacement for staircases]].

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''Spelljammer'' was utterly preposterous, didn't really care one whit about real-world astronomy or physics, and was completely aware of this. Never taking itself all that seriously, it was one of the few inherently ''[[RuleOfFun fun]]'' games that TSR was permitted to publish in that era. A very brief list of some of the things that you will find in Spelljammer, besides a deliciously crazy mish-mash of everything ''D&D'' has to offer: WeirdScience, {{Space Pirate}}s, [[BaldursGate [[Franchise/BaldursGate Giant Space Hamsters]], [[BritishStuffiness Stuffy British]] [[OurElvesAreBetter Elves (who are of course Better)]], and [[OurGnomesAreWeirder Gnomes]] who [[ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder think that catapults are a good replacement for staircases]].



* SpaceX: Many variant monsters. The best known would likely be "giant space hamster" thanks to the nod in BaldursGate.

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* SpaceX: Many variant monsters. The best known would likely be "giant space hamster" thanks to the nod in BaldursGate.''VideoGame/BaldursGate''.
7th Jun '16 1:36:21 PM Bense
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* {{Expy}}: A lot of the races are recycled from the aliens in TSR's earlier sci-fi RPG, ''Star Frontiers''. Rastipedes are based on ''Star Frontiers'''s vrusk, hadozee are yazirians, syllix are sathar, and plasmoids are dralasites.

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* {{Expy}}: A lot Some of the races are recycled from the aliens in TSR's earlier sci-fi RPG, ''Star Frontiers''.''TabletopGame/StarFrontiers''. Rastipedes are based on ''Star Frontiers'''s vrusk, hadozee are yazirians, syllix are sathar, and plasmoids are dralasites.
27th Nov '15 3:52:57 AM thaluikhain
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*** It also sounds a lot like the Rock of Gibraltar.
21st Oct '15 9:59:36 PM EvilMidnightLurker
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* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Including breeds like the Subterranean Giant Space Hamster, Sabre-toothed Giant Space Hamster, Rather Wild Giant Space Hamster, Invisible Giant Space Hamster, Sylvan (or Jungle) Giant Space Hamster, Miniature Giant Space Hamster (otherwise known as...a hamster; the breeding came full circle...), Armor Plated Giant Space Hamster, Yellow Musk Giant Space Hamster, Ethereal Giant Space Hamster, Carnivorous Flying Giant Space Hamster, Two-Headed Lernaean Bombardier Giant Space Hamster, Two-Faced Giant Space Lagan Hamster, Fire-breathing Phase Doppleganger Giant Space Hamster, Great Horned Giant Space Hamster, Abominable Giant Space Hamster, Tyrannohamsterus Rex, and the legendary Giant Space Hamster of Ill Omen.

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* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Including breeds like the Subterranean Giant Space Hamster, Sabre-toothed Giant Space Hamster, Rather Wild Giant Space Hamster, Invisible Giant Space Hamster, Sylvan (or Jungle) Giant Space Hamster, Miniature Giant Space Hamster (otherwise known as...a hamster; the breeding came full circle...), Armor Plated Giant Space Hamster, Yellow Musk Giant Space Hamster, Ethereal Giant Space Hamster, Carnivorous Flying Giant Space Hamster, Two-Headed Lernaean Bombardier Giant Space Hamster, Two-Faced Giant Space Lagan Hamster, Fire-breathing Phase Doppleganger Giant Space Hamster, Great Horned Giant Space Hamster, Abominable Giant Space Hamster, Giant Space Hamster of Fear and Flame, Tyrannohamsterus Rex, and the legendary Giant Space Hamster of Ill Omen.
11th Jul '15 6:54:31 AM IuraCivium
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* ShoutOut: [[http://www.spelljammer.org/ships/deckplans/Dolphin.gif Dolphin]]: the ship with a detachable shuttle on top of an extended curved "neck"? Hmm, [[Franchise/StarTrek what]] this strange construction could [[http://wiki.rpg.net/index.php/File:MPost16057E-PlotDevices%2Ejpg resemble]]?..

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[[http://www.spelljammer.org/ships/deckplans/Dolphin.gif Dolphin]]: the ship with a detachable shuttle on top of an extended curved "neck"? Hmm, [[Franchise/StarTrek what]] this strange construction could [[http://wiki.rpg.net/index.php/File:MPost16057E-PlotDevices%2Ejpg resemble]]?..


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** From ''The Complete Spacefarer's Handbook'' comes this reference:
-->"I love the bitter stink of smokepowder in the morning. It smells like…victory."
-->Sergeant-Major Orsin "[[Film/ApocalypseNow Apocalypse]]" Themus,
-->716th Marine Regiment, Realmspace
-->Second Unhuman War
26th Jun '15 10:09:02 AM justanid
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''Spelljammer'' is an ''Advanced TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' setting that adds up to D&D [[RecycledInSPACE in SPACE]]. It has a small but loyal following. Created during a dark era of ExecutiveMeddling (see Trivia.{{Spelljammer}} for details), it was an attempt to cash in on the popularity of the StandardSciFiSetting in a fantasy RPG.

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''Spelljammer'' ''''Spelljammer'''' is an ''Advanced TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' setting that adds up to D&D [[RecycledInSPACE in SPACE]]. It has a small but loyal following. Created during a dark era of ExecutiveMeddling (see Trivia.{{Spelljammer}} for details), it was an attempt to cash in on the popularity of the StandardSciFiSetting in a fantasy RPG.



* GoodGuyBar: The World Serpent Inn mentioned in several sourcebooks was built in its own demiplane by an archmage from [[ForgottenRealms Toril]], an [[{{Spelljammer}} Arcane]] and an [[{{Cthulhumanoid}} Illithid]] as a [[TruceZone neutral ground]] when Sigil turned out to be too violent and inconvenient for quiet business and rest. Not only is it connected to many worlds, but is accessible to powers, and some gods visit it to relax and chat with creatures they deem interesting. It's a GoodGuyBar since no one wants to annoy peacefully grazing deities, and some clients in a common room ''can'' turn out to be gods on a tea-break. And even if there aren't any, TheBartender is an avatar himself -- if some god just likes to meet new people and thinks it's funny, why not?

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* GoodGuyBar: The World Serpent Inn mentioned in several sourcebooks was built in its own demiplane by an archmage from [[ForgottenRealms [[TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms Toril]], an [[{{Spelljammer}} [[TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer}} Arcane]] and an [[{{Cthulhumanoid}} Illithid]] as a [[TruceZone neutral ground]] when Sigil turned out to be too violent and inconvenient for quiet business and rest. Not only is it connected to many worlds, but is accessible to powers, and some gods visit it to relax and chat with creatures they deem interesting. It's a GoodGuyBar since no one wants to annoy peacefully grazing deities, and some clients in a common room ''can'' turn out to be gods on a tea-break. And even if there aren't any, TheBartender is an avatar himself -- if some god just likes to meet new people and thinks it's funny, why not?
6th Apr '15 11:28:02 PM nombretomado
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** WordOfGod [[http://grubbstreet.blogspot.com/2011/02/spelljamming-innnn-spppaaaaaace.html confirms]] the Clockwork Horrors as one for [[DoctorWho the Daleks]], although they have more of a HordeOfAlienLocusts aspect to their methodology and look very different.

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** WordOfGod [[http://grubbstreet.blogspot.com/2011/02/spelljamming-innnn-spppaaaaaace.html confirms]] the Clockwork Horrors as one for [[DoctorWho [[Series/DoctorWho the Daleks]], although they have more of a HordeOfAlienLocusts aspect to their methodology and look very different.
7th Mar '15 3:12:51 AM SeptimusHeap
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The premise of the setting is to link each of ''D&D'''s then-popular campaign settings together by means of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aether_theories the old Ptolemaic view of the cosmos]]; the worlds of ''{{Greyhawk}}'', ''{{Dragonlance}}'', and the ''ForgottenRealms'' were (along with thousands of other worlds) stated to be contained in their own "crystal spheres", massive hollow balls large enough to contain a whole solar system. Some were heliocentric systems, sometimes geocentric, and some were [[WorldShapes flat worlds]] set upon the backs of great tortoises or other "starbeasts." Or something else entirely. The stars you see from your bedroom window are ''not'' other suns -- they're actually balls of light (or glowing gems) stuck to the interior of your world's crystal sphere. Unless, of course, you're in a sphere that got giant glowing ''beetles'' slowly crawling on its inside surface. [[AllMythsAreTrue It happens]].

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The premise of the setting is to link each of ''D&D'''s then-popular campaign settings together by means of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aether_theories the old Ptolemaic view of the cosmos]]; the worlds of ''{{Greyhawk}}'', ''{{Dragonlance}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Greyhawk}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Dragonlance}}'', and the ''ForgottenRealms'' ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' were (along with thousands of other worlds) stated to be contained in their own "crystal spheres", massive hollow balls large enough to contain a whole solar system. Some were heliocentric systems, sometimes geocentric, and some were [[WorldShapes flat worlds]] set upon the backs of great tortoises or other "starbeasts." Or something else entirely. The stars you see from your bedroom window are ''not'' other suns -- they're actually balls of light (or glowing gems) stuck to the interior of your world's crystal sphere. Unless, of course, you're in a sphere that got giant glowing ''beetles'' slowly crawling on its inside surface. [[AllMythsAreTrue It happens]].



* {{Crossover}}: Spelljammer crosses over with {{Dragonlance}}, the ForgottenRealms, {{Greyhawk}}, and it can crossover with {{Planescape}}, but the two rarely if ever did because they were both ways for adventurers to visit different worlds. The setting has the potential to crossover with {{Ravenloft}} even, as it has been noted that the Mists can appear even in Wildspace, but the two have never really crossed over due to Spelljammer being a much goofier setting than {{Ravenloft}}.

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* {{Crossover}}: Spelljammer crosses over with {{Dragonlance}}, TabletopGame/{{Dragonlance}}, the ForgottenRealms, {{Greyhawk}}, TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms, TabletopGame/{{Greyhawk}}, and it can crossover with {{Planescape}}, TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}, but the two rarely if ever did because they were both ways for adventurers to visit different worlds. The setting has the potential to crossover with {{Ravenloft}} TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}} even, as it has been noted that the Mists can appear even in Wildspace, but the two have never really crossed over due to Spelljammer being a much goofier setting than {{Ravenloft}}.TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}.
2nd Mar '15 8:50:19 AM SeptimusHeap
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* OurElvesAreBetter: The Imperial Elven Navy was a vast but loose empire of elves made up of almost every known subrace from many ''[[DungeonsAndDragons D&D]]'' settings. The IEN was a sovereign entity with its own leadership, but it kept groundling elf nations in touch with each other.

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* OurElvesAreBetter: The Imperial Elven Navy was a vast but loose empire of elves made up of almost every known subrace from many ''[[DungeonsAndDragons ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons D&D]]'' settings. The IEN was a sovereign entity with its own leadership, but it kept groundling elf nations in touch with each other.
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