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    Wip Wings Of Mystery Plane Ship

    After this months challenge I got the idea to do the ship that carried our hero to the Caverns of The Dragonqueen. I struggled with the outline of this ship to say the least. A Google search led me to several ideas that I kind of mashed together to come up with this. The wings were my idea and would only come out during planar travel as not to arouse too much suspicion...

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    Sounds interesting! Looking forward to seeing the rest

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    I'm liking the looks of this...
    I <3 ships =o

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    Interesting...looking forward to see what you come up with.
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    Wip

    Got a little more done on this (I'm in the midst of some personal stuff so I can't devote as much time to this as I'd like ) I added a grid as I'm considering actually writing an adventure for this and the Caverns Of the Dragonqueen (we'll see) And more of my "blobs" to keep with the theme.

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    I think this is mostly done. I might change the color of the callouts though after I look at it some more. I really wanted to finish this as it made for a nice distraction to what is going on in my RL at the moment..
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    I kind of felt like I rushed this a bit last night. So with a clearer head I went back and took a long look at it. The premise I had concoted was ridiculous. If this ship had no mundane transportation function why did it look like a ship? Why not a cube or a sphere or anything else? Why have a mess and a storage area? As you can see I kicked myself around pretty good I have been (and will be in the future) guilty of trying to get over on myself. Sometimes I come up with an idea that I like and rush off to make something out of it without giving a lot of thought to how it would actually work. I am a major offender in the "magic will explain it" category and usually I am ok with that but this time it just felt like I was "cheating" both the map and myself. I went back and made the "Wings" a ship she has masts and a rudder now and actually has a reason to be moored in Stormhaven Harbor. I've decided to write that adventure now I just need to learn the 4e rules..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtougas View Post
    I kind of felt like I rushed this a bit last night. So with a clearer head I went back and took a long look at it. The premise I had concoted was ridiculous. If this ship had no mundane transportation function why did it look like a ship? Why not a cube or a sphere or anything else? Why have a mess and a storage area? As you can see I kicked myself around pretty good I have been (and will be in the future) guilty of trying to get over on myself. Sometimes I come up with an idea that I like and rush off to make something out of it without giving a lot of thought to how it would actually work. I am a major offender in the "magic will explain it" category and usually I am ok with that but this time it just felt like I was "cheating" both the map and myself. I went back and made the "Wings" a ship she has masts and a rudder now and actually has a reason to be moored in Stormhaven Harbor. I've decided to write that adventure now I just need to learn the 4e rules..
    I don't think your original premise was that bad, to be honest.

    But if you want to have an explanation for why the ship looks like a winged ship, perhaps you could go back to Spelljammer, have the ship built on the Prime Material Plane and then have a group like the githyanki hijack the ship and take it to the Astral Plane. It could then travel from there to the Abyss and get sold or stolen there.

    BTW: I like your moving wing sails. If you read the SJ novel Beyond the Moons, it has a ship with wing sails that smell like cooking meat when they catch fire. Maybe your wing-sails are somehow alive. Perhaps they have been harvested from a giant wyvern-like creature.
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    Really nice. I really like flying ships, they are kind of cool. In my Etrakien world they used to have flying ships but they forgot all about them, but around the world you can find the old "airports" that are huge towers that no one knows what they are good for anymore.
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    That looks really good JT. I don't think I'd ever be able to do that.

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