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General Doomsday Weapons?

Bohandas

Adventurer
It's D&D Adamantine rods not tungsten.

I think the velocity alone is similar to a nuclear bomb when it hits.

They actually planned that out but getting a 20 ton rod into orbit and aiming it are impractical.
How long would it take to reach the ground? Because IIRC the deck of a spelljammer is technically something capable of supporting the rod for the purpose of being a valid target for conjuration spells. The problem is choosing an altitude where it will land in less than 1 round per caster level.
 

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Zardnaar

Legend
How long would it take to reach the ground? Because IIRC the deck of a spelljammer is technically something capable of supporting the rod for the purpose of being a valid target for conjuration spells. The problem is choosing an altitude where it will land in less than 1 round per caster level.
Depends if it was propelled or free fall.
 

Aebir-Toril

Creator of the Elfgrinder Mech
A particle accelerator that is poorly administrated would be a nice doomsday weapon. Some other suggestions include:

1. Being rude your mother.

2. Stepping on a crack in the sidewalk.

and, of course

3. Spitting on Superman's cape.
 

Bohandas

Adventurer
And the other cool thing about the kinetic bombardment idea is that it can't actually be legitimately vetoed as inappropriate to a fantasy setting because it was described in part 3 of the classic fantasy adventure novel Gulliver's Travels (albeit using boulders rather than tungsten rods) centuries before it was ever proposed as a real weapons system.
 

Zardnaar

Legend
And the other cool thing about the kinetic bombardment idea is that it can't actually be legitimately vetoed as inappropriate to a fantasy setting because it was described in part 3 of the classic fantasy adventure novel Gulliver's Travels (albeit using boulders rather than tungsten rods) centuries before it was ever proposed as a real weapons system.
You don't even need to throw a proverbial mountain.


Some 40+ ton Spelljammer ships could theoretically take a few Adamantine rods up high and bombs away. Good luck hitting anything in particular but le boom.

Towing asteroids or Dwarven citadel as a missile....

Be it's not an end if the world scenario but kiss a city good bye along with anything within several miles out to 50.
 

CleverNickName

Limit Break Dancing
--puts on a ring of wishes--
"I wish that I could throw a brick so hard it travels at six hundred million miles per hour!"
--throws a brick at the ground (or at anything, really)--

Le boom, indeed.
 

Eltab

Hero
One of the sidebars in Grand History of the Realms hints that a dragon nation built and tested an arcane beam similar in concept to the Death Star.

Defiling magic with a built-in positive reinforcement spiral can have quite the impressive effect, too. Ask anybody on Athas about it.
 


Bohandas

Adventurer
How about a combination grey-goo/midas-touch scenario?

A botched attempt to create the Philosopher's Stone leads to an uncontrolled chain reaction: Anything the stone comes into contact with turns to gold, and anything that comes into contact with something the stone is touching also turns to gold. Anything touching the secomd object turns to gold as well, and so on, and so on, as long as an unbroken chain leading back to the stone exists. Left unchecked, this will rapidly convert the entire planet into gold.
 


Samloyal23

Adventurer
How about a combination grey-goo/midas-touch scenario?

A botched attempt to create the Philosopher's Stone leads to an uncontrolled chain reaction: Anything the stone comes into contact with turns to gold, and anything that comes into contact with something the stone is touching also turns to gold. Anything touching the secomd object turns to gold as well, and so on, and so on, as long as an unbroken chain leading back to the stone exists. Left unchecked, this will rapidly convert the entire planet into gold.
This would be a great way to become rich and destroy your enemies at the same time. An enemy from another world could launch at your planet then watch the mayhem as people at first fight over the gold, then realize their error as their world is slowly converted into gleaming, yellow metal one square mile at a time.
 

Bohandas

Adventurer
An idea hit me as I was trying to go to sleep last night, the "Black Door", a portal to the Plane of Vacuum so big it sucks a world's atmosphere away, destroying all life on the planet.
I like this, its like a combination of the premises Bzallin's Blacksphere (Dungeon Magazine #64) and Spaceballs
 





Coroc

Hero
A Decanter of Endless Water in the hands of an animated skeleton with a permanent Magic Mouth spell. At 30 gallons a round, the world will be flooded...eventually.

..
In "world of tiers", a great trilogy by Phillip Jose Farmer about a fantasy world with many portals, which can take all sorts of shapes and require all sorts of portal keys (I am very convinced the people inventing planescape did take loads of inspiration from that books), they drowned an enemy stronghold by submerging a one way portal into an endless ocean.

I really have to reread this one it is so long ago I read it. I believe one of the portals was a bass trumpet and the key was to play a certain melody. I remember for sure that it was big fun to read.
 

Samloyal23

Adventurer
I like this, its like a combination of the premises Bzallin's Blacksphere (Dungeon Magazine #64) and Spaceballs
I did have Spaceballs in mind, but I was thinking how to redo it in a more horror/fantasy style. Thinking about the vacuum that sucked away a planet's air made me think of the Plane of Vacuum as described in the Planescape setting and its planar portals. So the question is, how big would a portal have to be to suck a planet's atmosphere away and how long would it take?
 

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