I try hard not to ignore people and posts. And given the walls of texts that I have built up with mortar and paste, I have to be willing to scale the walls that others leave. So when I asked the initial idea in the opening post, I was thinking along the lines of the difference between tech and magic being effectively zero -- http://www.airshipentertainment.com/growfcomic.php?date=20070617 -- and even indicated some trouble telling harvesters and terraformers apart. I figured that while the source of power may differ, someone that has played more magic mods than I have would see some thread of commonality. At this point, I think it's safe to say that if such a conversion mechanic exists, it is beyond the awareness of most people discussing this forum. Still, it's only been half a day -- lets see if anyone else has ideas to make it work and posts in the next few half days.