The way the item is worded, I'd say your GM's interpretation has merit.
Boots of Levitation wrote:
On command, these boots allow the wearer to levitate as if she had cast levitate on herself.
It doesn't sound like an actual continuous effect to me.
I wouldn't put that past Cosmo. (Heck, I wouldn't put much of anything past Cosmo. 8^)
This blog post about the Sable Company might help. Okay, they use Hippogriffs instead of Griffons, but you'd probably just need to tweak the stats a bit.
Weren Wu Jen wrote:
You're right about the Thri-Kreen not being open, but Dromites were in the Expanded Psionics Handbook as well.
Dreamscarred has altered the Dromites a bit, though. XPH Dromites, as I recall, were especially humanoid, almost to the point of just being bug-eyed halflings. PsiU Dromites are more insectoid, but still just have four limbs.
Dromites are much more anthropomorphized than Kreen, but are still a good example of anthropomorphized insects.
If it helps, there was a Spell Points system in the 3.5 Unearthed Arcana, which can also be found on d20srd.org.
I have done my own conversion of this system to Pathfinder RPG on my own website.
Thing that bugs me the most about Golarion is the lack of "traditional" fantasy tropes, like countries that are actually "kingdoms". We've got tons of city-states, a few empires, fledgling democracies, theocracies of dark gods, pharoahs, etc., but I can't think of (off hand) a country that would fit the old-fashioned "King and Queen" run Kingdom. With princesses to be saved, etc. Yes, I know, the folks in change, and likely most people, are tired of these old tropes, but I consider them to be classics, and should, at least, have some representation.
Most of the 3rd party stuff I've bought, I've done so BECAUSE they were used in a Pathfinder product. Not because I needed it to run the adventure (stats are reprinted when needed, as mentioned above), but simply because of the exposure. My thinking is, if it's good enough stuff for Paizo to want to use it in one of their products, it's got to be good enough to take a look at...
I saw a link to this Kickstarter project in the Distant Worlds product thread, and signed up. I'm a fan of Spelljammer from back in the day, and would love to see this produced.
I so wish I had any chance of talking my wife into moving cross-country. That Software Developer position sounds like a dream job for me. (That is, I might be qualified for it, and I'd absolutely LOVE to work for Paizo!)
Vic Wertz wrote:
Sigh... looks like our distributor thinks it's supposed to be the same price as the Beginner Box Heroes set. (It's not—that one only has 4 minis, and this one has 6.) Thanks for letting us know!
Ah. That would do it.
You're welcome. Kind-of hated to be "the guy who pointed out the beneficial-to-customers error", but I've got a lawful streak. 8^)
Edit: Plus, you folks are too cool to take advantage of. 8^)
Peter Porker, The Spectacular Spider-Ham is clearly cooler and more powerful than any of the other pigs anybody can possibly think of. 8^)
These players are seriously taking advantage of you and ABUSING you -- as a GM, if not as a person.
Like others have said, get away from these jerks. You deserve to have fun as GM just as much as they do as players. Find some people to play with who are just a nice as you are.
It might help to not just look for players for a game. Maybe try to just meet some people and get to know them as friends first. If you only meet people at game stores, then join a group as a player first to get to know them. I know you like GMing, but it's important to KNOW people and their playstyles.
There have been a few changes at work. Now I have a new boss who, shall we say, I find pleasing to look at. While it definitely makes it easy to pay attention in conversation, is it time to look for a new job? :(
If you can keep your interaction respectful and professional, then you should be fine. Just make sure you don't leer, and don't let it affect how you interact with her.
Note the word "sometimes".
Using the OP's example, if you're going for PvP, then that should be fine. If you're trying to build a party that will work together, then maybe one of them should consider playing a different character.
Ultimately, the game is about having fun, right? If not, what is the point? If roleplaying is fun for you, then by all means. But if you create a character who, when roleplayed "correctly", ends up just being a jerk to everyone else, then it's probably not going to be much fun for the rest of the group.