Next missprint. What they meant was of course that they pretent to help stranded travellers to rip out their throat at the first chance. How would they help stranded travellers anyway? Carry them to the next planet and drop them of? This is space, not the ocean. There's no beach. Okay, they might bring them back to the ship, butThese friendly beasts swim harmlessly through the phlogiston. They have on occasion been known to help stranded travelers.
Yeah. Sure. This is space, not candyland or Delphinid Socialist Hippie Utopia. You can't just swim through phlogiston and be nice to everybody. You can be glad if there're enough stranded sailors to eat and you don't have to eat your own kind. And one more thing about the body: the MCA says it's "trilateral". Wouldn't that mean that the mouth(es?) should be around the had, not in a row? Uh... maybe that would be too much for the authors to stomach. I guess they came up with the trilateral symmetry to make the delphinid different from regular dolphins. So thisEach delphinid has its own personality, While they travel together in a school, there does not appear to be a leader. Each delphinid does as it pleases. The group tends to follow the one with the idea of the moment.
There are at least two Spelljammer-like Supplements for Pathfinder in the works that I know of. How close they'll be able to get to the original spelljammer is questionable due to rights and whatever. We'll see when it comes out.I wonder if anyone will ever pick up (or be allowed to pick up) the rights to Spelljammer again. If they did produce it in 4th ed or Pathfinder I'd grab it.
The ecology section mentions that delphinids are omnivorous (because they can't be picky in space) and specifically like fruit sailors feed to them. Yeah, another attempt to convince us that they are harmless. It's pretty obvious that they prefer fresh, bloody meat.Does it mention their diet? I think of wildspace as a Chile like desert- little bits of food here and there but not nearly enough for all the critters that live in it.
I think both 3.xe and 4e had rules for spelljammer ships (or at least one of them).Spelljamming(of a sort) is a default assumption in the 4th Edition Planes.