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    I'm all over that...it may be a bit cliche, but I think I could definitely play it off pretty well...Isn't that something? I come here for the orbital collision detection, and end up with a campaign plot.

    At least a plot that I can build up to for schedule completion at end of heroic tier...

    Now...what would really be cool is if I can somehow use astrosynthesis or some other program to create these orbits to make sense, so I can create a visual aid maybe? Anybody got any ideas?
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    If you make the planet bigger - I think I read it was about mars-size, then you could increase the planets gravity enough to influence the moons, yet have the moons far enough away so that the moon's gravity will not, as a rule be able to greatly influence the planet. At least not till all of the moons are in the right position / conjunction to cause the mass destruction. It sounds good to me.

    Hmnnnn got me thinking now

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    Its a little bigger than mars...what I need to do is make the moons smaller for sure.
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    Here's what I got...you can see the moons are pretty small, and not that close to the planet in comparison to earth's moon. (Look at Arsala and its 8 moons)

    Code:
    Aran
    Spectral Class: A7V
    Mass: 2.042 sol
    Radius: 1.77 sol
    Luminosity: 12 sol
    Planets: Versala, Remoralon, Arsala, Kerasalon
    
          Versala
          Planetoid
          Distance: 87,894,222 km
          Radius: 2452 km
          Gravity: 0.01G
          Orbit Period: 115.05 days
          Rotation: 37 hrs
    
          Remoralon
          Distance: 140,456,234 km
          Radius: 3406 km
          Gravity: 0.49G
          Orbit Period: 232.4 days
          Rotation: 28 hrs
          Inhospitable
          Moons: Reilihan, Bailierron
    
                Reilihan
                Distance: 37,049 km
                Radius: 1781 km
                Gravity: 0.28G
                Orbit Period: 2.19 days
                Rotation: 0 hrs
                Inhospitable
    
                Bailierron
                Ring
                Distance: 46,136 km
                Ring Width: 541 km
    
    
          Arsala
          Distance: 188,039,300 km
          Radius: 3955 km
          Gravity: 0.7G
          Orbit Period: 360 days
          Rotation: 20 hrs
          Habitable
          Population:  Unknown
          Moons: Empaloran, Fastidius, Urlora, Levior, Balnan, Menestra, Earanuil, Consecra
    
                Empaloran
                Distance: 184,232 km
                Radius: 456 km
                Gravity: 0.08G
                Orbit Period: 17.44 days
                Rotation: 12 hrs
                Inhospitable
    
                Fastidius
                Distance: 234,543 km
                Radius: 562 km
                Gravity: 0.1G
                Orbit Period: 25.05 days
                Rotation: 17 hrs
                Habitable
                Population: 120
    
                Urlora
                Distance: 323,434 km
                Radius: 532 km
                Gravity: 0.08G
                Orbit Period: 40.56 days
                Rotation: 38 hrs
                Habitable
                Population: 2,000
    
                Levior
                Distance: 356,733 km
                Radius: 531 km
                Gravity: 0.05G
                Orbit Period: 46.98 days
                Rotation: 53 hrs
                Habitable
                Population: 12
    
                Balnan
                Distance: 378,943 km
                Radius: 354 km
                Gravity: 0.05G
                Orbit Period: 51.44 days
                Rotation: 74 hrs
                Habitable
                Population: 80
    
                Menestra
                Distance: 398,922 km
                Radius: 687 km
                Gravity: 0.13G
                Orbit Period: 55.56 days
                Rotation: 47 hrs
                Habitable
                Population: 160
    
                Earanuil
                Distance: 456,372 km
                Radius: 762 km
                Gravity: 0.11G
                Orbit Period: 67.98 days
                Rotation: 59 hrs
                Habitable
                Population: 642
    
                Consecra
                Distance: 523,432 km
                Radius: 465 km
                Gravity: 0.07G
                Orbit Period: 83.5 days
                Rotation: 0 hrs
                Inhospitable
    
    
          Kerasalon
          Distance: 222,139,403 km
          Radius: 5574 km
          Gravity: 0.86G
          Orbit Period: 462.24 days
          Rotation: 85 hrs
          Habitable
          Moons: Ernodenden, Onstu
    
                Ernodenden
                Ring
                Distance: 10,748 km
                Ring Width: 390 km
    
                Onstu
                Distance: 270,363 km
                Radius: 377 km
                Gravity: 0.07G
                Orbit Period: 19.89 days
                Rotation: 119.2 hrs
                Inhospitable
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    I still would maintain that if your friend registered his copy of AS and is willing to be a go between for a few days, that the AS/FM mailing list is THE best place to present this. The mailing list is active in spurts and if I remember correctly (Fractal Mapper and AstroSynthesis both share the same mailing list) there are at least a few astronomers and NASA type people who are regulars on the list. There are some really smart guys over there on that list who should be able to answer this question fairly quickly(though perhaps not the answer you want.)

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    I've gotta say, while I don't remotely believe in astrological stuff, I also don't believe in magic, so hey...

    In a fantasy setting I'd be all for astrology. Magic could readily be aspected by astrological conditions. In a science-fiction/science-fantasy setting like something out of Jack Chalker you could have some sort of ancient alien artifact on one of the moons that has, "magical," effects on the planet when the moon is in conjunction with another moon with it's own artifact. The magic goes away... and comes back... and goes away again periodically. There's a reason why the were-critters come out at a full Menestra.

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