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From: Robert Watkins <bob@**.NTU.EDU.AU>
Subject: Magic vs Nukes (Was Re: Earthdawn\shadowrn)
Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1993 00:03:00 +0930
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The Deb Decker writes:
>I know nothing, nor do I care to know anything about Earthdawn. However,
>why couldn't Nighomnipotent being X cast Transmute ___ to ___ and avoid
>getting hit? Like:
> Transmute Hydrogen to Oxygen/Lead/Pez
> Transmute Plutonium (admittedly a highly processed material) to
> Silly Putty?
> Or how about:
> Radiation Barrier 6
> Going completely Astral and going very far away.
> Transmute Rocket to Barney (and terroize the WORLD!!!)
>One of the lessons of the NAN-US conflict was: Magic balances out nukes.
Hmm... While I almost agree with you, that certainly wasn't a lesson of the NAN
uprising. Nukes may be all powerful weapons, but you don't use them in a civil
war, for some reason...

On the other hand, I do believe that, with sufficent warning, magical
protection could nullify a nuclear attack. How about an army of Air
Elementals/Spirits pushing aside the warheads? A BIG magic fingers picking it
up and flinging it into space? Water elementals/Sea spirits ordered to track
ballistic submarines? And sink them?

How many ways can people think of magically stuffing up a nuke attack??

Robert Watkins
************ It wouldn't be luck if you could get out of life alive. ***********

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