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January 15, 2006, 2:37 pm

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Timtom Flyboy Butterfoot's Flying Machine


flying machine

Dear Honorary Gael Harrinveld,

Timtom Butterfoot has gone too far now, first it was his drunken escapades, then the back bar tabs, now this! Your honor, after he told me he was going to open his own place, I warned you to keep an eye on him, and then those mugs, the ones that would refill on command, I told you he needed to be stopped.  But this is an outrage! That wild gnome must be stopped.  I am sure you remember the incident of the explosion at his house with the 50 foot geyser of water that demolished the apartment above him, and the flying mug that did untold damage to the surrounding block before a local mage was able to dispel the enchantments, but now he’s gone and made a flying machine from it, And taken to soaking our fair villagers with the water jets!  As Mayor of our fair town, I demand he be arrested immediately.

     Albus Thentria, Mayor

During the creation of his ever-full mugs, Timtom accidentally overpowered the spells and produced from his mug a 50 foot geyser which demolished the apartment above him before tipping over and flying through the wall and wreaking havoc upon the surrounding block.  After being run from town, Timtom began the construction on his greatest creation yet. Several more geyser-mugs he made. And mounting them beneath an old wagon, managed to lift it 20 feet off the ground. Several more modifications and he built his flying machine, enclosed and able to reach heights of 40 feet. He also created a personal version on a backpack that could lift him up to 45 feet.

Magical Properties:

Flying machine - enclosed wooden wagon hovers at heights intervals of 10 feet up to 40 feet moves at 40 feet
minimum crew - 1
max capacity - 12 with gear
max height/weight load
40 ft - 1000 lbs
30 ft - 1250 lbs
20 ft - 1500 lbs
10 ft - 1750 lbs
1 ft - 2000 lbs

Backpack - heavy duty canvas bag with waist strap and hand controls to aim jets
Max height/weight load
45 ft - 200 lbs
40 ft - 225 lbs
35 ft - 250 lbs

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Comments ( 12 )
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August 16, 2004, 18:28
"I've got a flying machine!"
A very interesting way of presenting a flying machine, though not the most original of bases to work with ({sarcasm}Gnomish flying machine. Gee. That's never been done before has it?!{/sarcasm})
The backstory is hilarious!

August 16, 2004, 19:35
Wheeeeeeeeeeee! I've got a flying machine. Those rascally gnomes.

This could be priceless if the flying machine flew about on jets of beer instead of water.

I would like to see more machines and contraptions built by someone other than a gnome. Very nice introduction with the outraged letter. Gotta give a point for that, and a point for making me smile with a gnomish invention.

August 17, 2004, 0:03
heehee beer, yeah we were toying with the idea, but ruled it out simply for game mechanics, though the shoulder mounted oil spewing flamethrow was intriguing... bit overpowering ;P

August 17, 2004, 1:31
I am admused. One thumb and a tail up.
September 4, 2004, 13:06
I love it, nothing I would ever thought of, very good

Voted Murometz
June 22, 2006, 20:23
Only voted
Voted Cheka Man
December 12, 2006, 13:03
A cliche but I love the backstory.
January 5, 2007, 0:21
I will simply copy/paste what Scras said.

Wheeeeeeeeeeee! I've got a flying machine
Voted valadaar
January 5, 2007, 11:23
This conjures up a great image! Good job!

This would be popular in drought-hit regions!
Bottle rockets revenge!
August 10, 2007, 9:12
I still find this one amusing....
Voted Pieh
November 22, 2010, 8:12

Holy carp! This is the best flying machines ever! Beer-Jets, Ahoy! The letter was a great intro. I was reading, wondering what a gnome opening up a store/bat could have to do with a flying machine, then the ever-full mug, then the flying ever-full mug, and the transition from mug to machine was so gnomishly appropriate that I had to read it twice. This is great stuff!

Voted RGTraynor
May 28, 2011, 6:51

Nice start, good flavor text, but too much we don't know.  What's its duration?  How fast can it go?  (Heck, how do you steer the thing?)  How many times a day can it be used?  Exactly how sturdy is that wagon?

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