The topic then went off in a different direction (which was great at the time). Having learned that Io's Blood Islands wouldn't be in the same time period as other campaign settings (except perhaps the Arcane Age products from Forgotten Realms) I'd like to set that aside, come back to the start of the discussion and branch off from there to see if anyone has seen any mentions of space in the Council of Wyrms boxed set or Council of Wyrms hardback.ripvanwormer wrote:Council of Wyrms was deliberately isolated from other campaigns because dragon PCs would tend to unbalance them. It says "The time is the distant past, the world is an unnamed sphere much like Toril or Oerth yet subtly different." So not only does it explicitly not take place in any of the other established D&D worlds, it doesn't even take place in the same time period. They designed it so that there was essentially no way to take a dragon PC from the Council of Wyrms setting to anywhere else. If a character from Council of Wyrms were to somehow stumble upon magic that allowed it to travel to other worlds, it would end up there in some ancient time when dragon PCs would fit in.
Other than the use of the term "sphere," there's no Spelljammer conection that I can see.
I might start another "[Iospace]" topic later, to discuss what sort of era the SJ universe might have been in during the time of the Council of Wyrms boxed set (i.e. post 1st Unhuman War, pre-1st Unhuman War, pre-Elven Navy or whatever) but for now, I'd prefer to focus on what canon space elements the Council of Wyrms boxed set has.
Has anyone seen any references to what is in the sky? Is the sun mentioned? Do we have a moon, stars, constellations or anything else?
NOTE: I picked "Iospace" as a potential Council of Wyrms/Spelljammer crossover tag over "Wyrmspace" as "Wyrmspace" and "Iospace" were both in use, but the only mention I saw of "Iospace" was a namecheck on a Spike's Hammer webpage on Reocities that had zero details. Naming the crystal sphere after Io felt right.