SJ & Ghostwalk!



Apr 20, 2004 8:20:51
Anyone have any interesting ideas about combining Spell Jammer with the 3rd Ed. Ghostwalk?

I'm considering it and it never hurts to have a few extra ideas!



Apr 20, 2004 9:27:37
Not really, but since you mentioned it, I figure I'll try to input something. Could always take Manifest and move it to be a star on the crystal shell...thus said star could be the "star of death" in some religions (was going to say deathstar, but I didn't want to imply a SW-joke ;) ). Spirits of course would have to travel quickly to get there, but other than that, everything else might be portable. If that doesn't work out, could put Manifest on an asteroid, moon, or alien world.


Apr 23, 2004 5:35:22

Yeah, unless there's a burning idea, it's difficult to say anything on joining the two.

I'm thinking I'm gonna put Manifest on it's own, in it's own sphere. It's gonna be a huge metropolis!

Thanks again,



Apr 23, 2004 7:10:27
Well, in that case, you could always set up the cosmology for your universe such that the dead go to that particular crystal sphere, not the Outer Planes. It might make for an interesting cosmic setup, maybe along the lines of Cuthulu-ish mythos


Apr 24, 2004 5:29:46
I did something similar for a short-adventure 4-part series last year.

Using much of the material written about the dimensions of the 'Ringworld' from the various Niven books, I constructed a 'Ringworld-inspired' city of Manifest orbiting a small world located far off the star maps and regular travel paths through the Flow. Then using some ideas taken from a Voyager episode - where the soul of a mortal being joined with an ambient energy field present in the rings of a planet - this unique idea was born.

Essentially, when a mortal died they would travel up to the ring-city of Manifest, much like the souls of the dead do now when they travel to Manifest in the actual Ghostwalk setting. But the society on planet is still very primitive and they have no knowledge of ringworld-like cities and Flow-travelling spelljammers. So, it really is like entering a new world when these mortals die.

There's much more to it than that, I had a small notebook full of useful notes that I wished to use. As it stands, I only used about 25% of my notes, I decided to leave the rest and perhaps develop a proper setting out of it one day.

The most important element of this adventure series though was, it was a big hit with the group since we're all 'Ringworld' fans . . .


Apr 24, 2004 13:34:13

Sounds good! Anything else you're willing to share? I'm not a Ringworld fan but it sounds great!




Apr 25, 2004 9:19:18
I'll see if I can dig my old notebooks out. In fact, just talking about the setting again has got me interested in maybe working on it some more.

I'm a little short of time at the moment though, and also, the development of my main homebrew world must be my primary focus.

I'll see what I can do though . . . ;)


Apr 27, 2004 6:51:44

Gives me something to look forward to!


Apr 28, 2004 10:05:40
I should have some time to sort through my notes this weekend TFAD ;) .


May 06, 2004 14:21:42
Space Toast!

Neanderthals in space! Neanderthals eating toast! Baby!

As long as there are Neanderthals and I still get access to your pants, I'm cool with it.


P.S. Sorry for not licking your ears. Maybe later when I'm not busy ruining your online reputation.