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    Default Re: teleport to explode the world?

    How are you getting around the fact that you have to go through the timeless, weightless, infinite Astral Plane to get any sort of teleporting done? Preferably some way that also means you don't splatter against a wall if you use Abrupt Jaunt to teleport you five feet directly towards the wall.
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    Default Re: teleport to explode the world?

    For a human-sized object to do serious damage to Earth it has to move at a large fraction of the speed of light.

    Also, realize that what we perceive as Earth is just a tiny thin crust of cooled rock. The true Earth you must break to destroy the planet is a giant ball of ultracompressed iron (mostly) whose gravity will immediately try to reform it should you somehow manage to chip it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emeraldstreak View Post
    For a human-sized object to do serious damage to Earth it has to move at a large fraction of the speed of light.

    Also, realize that what we perceive as Earth is just a tiny thin crust of cooled rock. The true Earth you must break to destroy the planet is a giant ball of ultracompressed iron (mostly) whose gravity will immediately try to reform it should you somehow manage to chip it.
    Except this is a fantasy world we are talking about, and the world might be a flat disk resting in the backs of four enormous elephants standing on a space turtle.
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    Haha you guys crack me up. Enlarge person does multiply your weight by 8, making a mass of over 1000kg within reach for our wizard, if he is medium, and much greater masses possible if he is a large creature. Wearing full plate would additionally add weight, along with whatever heavy stuff he can load into his pack.

    Alas, our poor wizard would likely die in vain, if it works at all. I can imagine him making all these preparations and calculating equations. Going outside, donning his armour, casting enlarge person, and saying his fairwell to the cruel world. He prepares the teleportation spell as tears stream down his face, which has hardened with a look of deadly determination. And.... the spell fizzles.

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    If we're still going with the wizard using his own body as the projectile, I still think a combo of Giant Size and Iron Body would produce more impressive results.

    Giant Size can make you 72 ft tall, and Iron Body increases your weight by a factor of 10.

    You'll probably need Wyrm Wizard to get both spells on your list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thurbane View Post
    If we're still going with the wizard using his own body as the projectile, I still think a combo of Giant Size and Iron Body would produce more impressive results.

    Giant Size can make you 72 ft tall, and Iron Body increases your weight by a factor of 10.

    You'll probably need Wyrm Wizard to get both spells on your list.
    If we are blending D&D and real world physics, there is another problem to solve: Velocity. To achieve any kind of speed, we need to reduce drag. Giant Sized Iron Bodied bullet-wizard has a huge surface area, which produces enormous amounts of drag. The more drag we eliminate, the faster bullet-wizard is going to travel. Eliminating drag completely, and we can get into relativistic speeds.. Eventually..
    Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.
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    Down side of real world drag is the massive amount of friction. This is not only heat, its also pieces getting torn off at high enough speed. Toss in how much energy gets transferred to an atmosphere when you hit it and you could mess up an simply explode in the atmosphere prior to impact.
    Few things are more disturbing to a dragon than to be attacked by a naked gnome slathered in BBQ sauce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Longarrow View Post
    Down side of real world drag is the massive amount of friction. This is not only heat, its also pieces getting torn off at high enough speed. Toss in how much energy gets transferred to an atmosphere when you hit it and you could mess up an simply explode in the atmosphere prior to impact.
    If you explode enough, that's not quite a failure.
    Of course, by the time I finish this post, it will already be obsolete. C'est la vie.

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    Default Re: teleport to explode the world?

    There are a bunch of ways to make yourself incorporeal which might deal with the air resistance issue.
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    Vague, alternative answer, but… but what are the elves not telling us?

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    The elven Greyspace fleet was engaged with other enemies elsewhere, and could not divert enough ships and personnel to invade Borka and suppress its military potential. It was then that the elves realized something that has colored their military thinking since that time: planetary invasion is expensive, in terms of manpower, ships, and material; planetary destruction is not.
    The elven priests prayed to their gods while the mages developed spells of cataclysmic power. When the time was right, and with the help of their deities, the elves struck the world of Borka with a titanic blast of extradimensional magic. This blast of energy split the crust of Borka like an eggshell, shattering the planet into the thousands of rocky fragments it is today.
    Most of the population of Borka was killed in that apocalyptic strike. Some few lucky individuals survived, to eke out a primitive existence on what was left of their world…
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaZ View Post
    There are a bunch of ways to make yourself incorporeal which might deal with the air resistance issue.
    Downside for this purpose is that Incorporeality also pretty effectively negates gravity.
    Of course, by the time I finish this post, it will already be obsolete. C'est la vie.

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    Default Re: teleport to explode the world?

    Wouldn't it be easier to do a Wizard/Drunken Master/Hulking Hurler and throw the planet at some random pebble? IIRC, if the campaign's planet has the same weight as Earth, you only need about 500 Strength, which is easily achieved by any self-respecting muscle mage, and you have a 5% chance to break the planet on each throw, because Drunken Master.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack_Simth View Post
    If you explode enough, that's not quite a failure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterKaws View Post
    Wouldn't it be easier to do a Wizard/Drunken Master/Hulking Hurler and throw the planet at some random pebble? IIRC, if the campaign's planet has the same weight as Earth, you only need about 500 Strength, which is easily achieved by any self-respecting muscle mage, and you have a 5% chance to break the planet on each throw, because Drunken Master.
    If I ever come across a really big wizard, standing on his head while levitating a pebble, I'm going to be really, really worried!

    (Wait, is that what Yoda was really trying to teach Luke?! That's one way to get rid of a Death Star...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inevitability View Post
    Can I sig this?
    Go for it!
    Of course, by the time I finish this post, it will already be obsolete. C'est la vie.

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