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Will you provide map "tile packs" separately for different environments/genres or will this be strictly bring-your-own-art?
Because digital map tiles program for $20-25US that comes with 3-5 libraries that I could add new packs to for <$5US would definitely have my interest. Particularly if it was well supported (ie, new stuff at least 1/month)
Edit: being able to bring-your-own art that could also play along with program packs would be a huge bonus. Like if I could take a PDF of a paizo flip mat and add surrounding areas or place additional widgets on it would also be great.
Also, lecturing is an out-dated method pedagogically speaking. The best methods for live classroom instruction are usually something like; read a section and take a quiz before class, clarifying explanations based on troubled areas from the quiz, reinforcing activity, homework quiz assignment. This forces students to engage the material 3 times before they study for an exam and gets them indoctrinated on the topic before you do face-to-face time. This greatly increases the impact of in-class time and multiple passes on the info increases retention.
The idea is that anyone who actually provides a service for you gets paid inside your scale.
Buying cheap parts from foreign entities would definitely still pose a problem in many industries. But that could partially be addressed via import taxation. Buying cheap parts from domestic sources could still have a situation where employees at the providing company may not get paid as well, but that would also be mitigated by that company's executive pay.
At the end of the day, the idea is that you shouldn't be able to hire a "cleaning service" with 20 employees including the owner and pay them less than you would be required to if they were your employees.
I think that we could address some of the wage disparity with some legislation
Which actually replaces the minimum wage with a simple law that requires any entity who reports to the IRS as an employer cannot dispense compensation (total, including maximum potential capitalization of any options, stocks, or other assets) to any employee or contractor that is 50x greater than like compensation to any other employee or contractor of the organization on a per hour basis. Additionally, contractors or employees of 3rd (or 4th, 5th etc) party outsourced services providers (Janitorial, Technical, HR, etc) who directly provide service to the entity must also receive compensation commensurate with an employee or contractor of the entity.
Basically, you can't pay the guy at the top more than 50x the guy at the bottom, and no shady tricks to skate by the restriction.
No more minimum wages, but if the worst paid person in your company only makes $10 an hour, that caps executive level pay at around $1M a year. Assuming the exec actually puts in 40 hours a week at that company. Otherwise less.
You want a raise? You need to give everyone a raise.
Sell it to republicans as abolishment of minimum wage.
Storyteller Shadow wrote:
Funny. Tuition keeps rising but finding a stable job at a University keeps getting harder and harder. Anyone have an explanation here? I know that many schools have transitioned into using adjuncts more than ever but they get paid dirt so that should not really increase tuitions...
It is administrative bloat caused by the inevitable career progression of 2 generations of over-hiring tenured professors. Those people get promoted into cushy admin jobs, they make jobs for their friends, they need administration to administer in the administrators. All the money at the university goes to the top. They increase tuition to cover their salaries, they have faculty hiring freezes, overlead professors with bigger classes and more sections, they fill in the gaps with adjuncts, TAs, and GAs.
In 40 years when they all die or retire it will correct itself. But by that point academia will have been so ravaged that it may take 2 generations to correct, or funding may just go away and the same problem will persist just without the administrative overload.
Unfortunately we aren't preparing 18 year olds to be critical thinkers, and certainly not on the level required to challenge what every authoritative adult in their sphere of influence is telling them.
I went to high school in the late 90s/early 2000s and there was only a very marginal amount of discussion about how to choose a successful path. Many many counselors and advisors would tell my peers to just go to college and not declare a major if they were unsure of what to do. Just get a degree. That was the mantra.
I fell into that trap. But I was lucky enough to make some good connections and got a few years of high-income earnings from consumer electronics sales, enough to start my own business. I will add though that my liberal arts education prepared me with the soft skills and non-construct critical thinking I needed to be successful in those positions, so it is not a useless degree. But a liberal arts degree is definitely one that you have to invent your own job/path because there won't be someone on the other side to give you one.
PhD in any field qualifies him for many jobs in academia. Tell him to look into being an instructional designer. Entry level starts around $50k in major university systems. Advancement opportunities go all the way up into the top levels of administration. Also puts him in a preferred position to adjunct.
Yeah, you will just run into GM's that don't care. You got a 40 on your check? Well, you only rolled a 2. So, you rolled bad and didn't see anything.
In my experience the GM's who are more likely to ambush you without a roll, are also the ones who prefer the swinginess of the d20 and don't care if you invested resources into maintaining a predictable result.
My experience was slightly different, lines always seemed to form around does one reading/combination allow a player to do something unexpected or unique (regardless of power/strength of that thing?) Then regardless of the clarity/cloudiness, or the precident, applicable FAQ's, other similar rules to draw logic from, or lack of those the exact same folks will always stand up and say allowing is broken cheese abuse and another group of folks will always say that only grognard control freak GM's wouldn't allow.
Which always put me off because I gm basically 95% of the time, so being called an abusive cheese-seeking power gamer with snowflake complex was annoying.
Kobold Cleaver wrote:
This is a pretty common issue that I have seen come up a bunch over the last year. Exploring problems with a particular argument is often seen as an attack on a point of view.
More than once I saw someone who agreed with a position challenge the validity of an arguement in favor of that position. this is called academic honesty. These people were routinely lambasted for daring to challenge the one-true-vision by those with whom they agreed with in principle.
A few times those folks who would dare to engage with academic honesty were chided for their own bias against an idea that they actually supported.
^^ listen to this guy he knows what's up with spreadsheets!
The perception check gives you two pieces of information. (1) that a thing is there (if not already obvious), AND (2) precisely what 5 foot squares it occupies.
It specifically does NOT give you sight of an object. Ie, you can make a perception check against an invisible foe. If you succeed you are made aware of their presence and know exactly what space they occupy. But you don't get to see them. They still get a full cover bonus.
We can therefore infer that because the perception check doesn't grant sight, it doesn't govern sight.
So, failing a perception check for an object (like the sun) means you do not precisely know its location down the exact 5 foot cubes (in this case) that it occupies (that would be a huge and quite impossible check, like, with a -59 billion modifier for a creature on Earth as indicated by the OP). That, however, doesn't preclude you from seeing it since we have already inferred that sight isn't covered by perception anyway.
Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:
Is that fighting style (su) ?
Incase it comes up. 16000 gp starting wealth. And I bought the scrolls for 1/2 price cause you have scribe scroll.
You've got mail.
No, but I can put something together for you quickly. What are your character generation rules?
Darksol the Painbringer wrote:
Yes, the -4 penalty for soft cover is because you are trying to hit the thing instead of the cover.
Ie, a big chunk of the middle of the thing you want to shoot is obscured. So you try to shoot around it.
But in any event, suggesting that missing by 4 or more should cause you to hit the thing you were trying to shoot around and already caused you to take a -4 to your attack roll is crazy.
Darksol the Painbringer wrote:
No, it is a terrible house rule. The -4 is to indicate you are taking less-than-optimal aim at your opponent to purposefully avoid hitting your teammate.
If you want to have a houserule where you risk friendly fire then you should eliminate the -4 penalty altogether. The make precise shot remove the friendly fire chance.
When the options are:(1) Please the majority of the audience.
(2) Please the widest cross-section of the audience.
(3) Please no one.
I don't see how you arrive at (3) being the preferred choice.
Bill Dunn wrote:
That is a distinction without a difference.
See, it's just not about you. You can not buy it and that would be OK. The CRB continues to be a top seller EVERY YEAR. That means that people are already buying the crap out of it. Reorganize/Syreamlining will only serve to increase that number. Because the same amount of sales (that gives it top seller status) will continue in any event AND everyone who wants the revamped format will buy it too. The new version would be a smashing success because it will only get bigger sales than the current success.
Calethos gave a really great and succinct answer. I would add just to be explicit, if you are a fighter 1, and sorcerer 1; when you move up to 3rd level you can go back and choose fighter again. So in a way you can progress both at the same time by alternating which class you choose to level in. It also doesn't have to be every other level, you could do 2-1-3-1 or whatever. You can also take 1 level in 20 different classes. (Which, aside from saves would make for a pretty terrible character, so probably don't do that :)
Eldred the Grey wrote:
I'm still around but definitely much more sparse than I used to be. For the most part I gave up on Rules/Advise forums a few years ago. If I see an in interesting question about a core mechanic I still like to pop my head in.
Mostly I've been hanging out in the OT, but with political threads on hiatus (permanently?) I've spent even less than my usual time.
I agree the boards aren't as fun (for me) as they used to be. I think that mostly has to do with the growth of the user base. This used to be a much smaller place, it was a lot easier to bump into familiar posters and people were (somewhat) willing to engage in honest discussion.
Now the boards are more representative of the internet en masse, which is great for paizo probably. Legacy users on most sites feel this way after a popularity boom.
Anyhow, I'm still here, just lurking more than posting. :D
EVERY episode needs to be planned, cut, and edited with the pacing of THAT episode.
It was a good mid-season finale. Not a cliffhanger, but definitely leading to something else.
I wish the entire half-season had been done as well. We could have gotten a lot more interesting development and story/character growth.
Charon's Little Helper wrote:
As someone who happens to know, (I work on a health science center campus which houses a college of osteopathic medicine) this statement is 99% false/misleading. Many (most) students choose to go to a DO school for the same reasons anyone goes to any school; it is geographically convenient to do so. And many candidates seek out osteopathy because of its focus on treatment of the person, rather than the disease, focus on community based medicine, and the uniqueness of OMM. But, that said, the program is rigorous, and the students are first tier. The regulatory / accreditation bodies for all schools of medicine in this country specifically limit the number of student slots available in total across the US. This makes every seat at every school highly competitive.
Pretty much this. DO's are legit doctors. Allopathic doctors tend to spread the same misconception that Fabius has.
Fabius, don't take my word for it. Insurance companies pay DO's for OMM services. If they were bogus do you think that would be true?
I strongly recommend seeing a Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) rather than an MD. MD's first instinct is to disbelieve you are in pain, and then to prescribe opioids. A DO has an additional specialized set of tools called Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM).
Changed my life. Even relieves migraine headaches.
This was what I was thinking of, but it doesn't seem to imply what I was remembering. Oh well. Carry on! :D
Male Human Expert 3, Entrepreneur 2, Biologist 1, Pharmacist 1
Wiz Bang the Wizard wrote:
Wiz Bang uses his quicken rod to cast limited wish to get greater invisibility. He then uses wish to move himself back to the arena, midway along a side wall (as far as possible from where they both started).
Didn't you drop-to-ground your diamonds? How did you provide the material component for the wish spell?
Didn't we recently learn that Dark Matter probably doesn't exist? Or at least not nearly in the amounts or the way we previously thought. As in, we were arrogant enough to make up a whole other type of theoretical matter because our existing technology wasn't able to "see" the matter that made something be as heavy as it was supposed to be. Then we used a better piece of technology and were able to see it, and now we are tossing 50 years of science out the nearest airlock.
I could be off on this, but I seem to remember hearing quite a bit about it lately.
Yep, my folks bought one of the very first. The 2001 Honda Insight. My dad had a 50 mile each way trip to work everyday. That one got 100,000 miles in a hurry (less than 5 years.) They downgraded its service status to "2nd" car and bought a light truck. In 2013 they retired both and since they are both retired just bought a Mitsubishi Outlander and 2 motorcycles.
Point is, my folks' hybrid was 5 vechicles ago.
atoms are not particles of fire connected to earth, wind, and water.
Sure, but that doesn't have anything to do with the scientific plausibility of accomplishing it.
And you don't need radiation to give the appearance of turning something to gold; it's an old chemistry trick.
Except that by the method I described, it actually becomes atomic gold.
I can't recall any scientific literature from history claiming the sun orbited the earth. Plenty of religious propaganda. The early Greek conception of atoms was wrong but not laughably so. Eugenics has moral issues but not scientific ones. And gamma irradiation of Hg, and then beta decay will yield a radioactive form of gold. So not lead, but definitely a more-common metal can be converted to gold.
I mean, I think the OP is the dm but he already gave a ruling. Must be in the Paizo prd. Since custom items are specifically not-published I would lean away from that.
Orfamay Quest wrote:
When you use [sic] you should replicate the error (and really, it should only be if you are directly quoting someone.) If you make the correction and still mark it with [sic] it just makes you look like an asshat.
Depends on how the room looks at crunch time. I could always use my swift action at the end of the round, after the time stop.
Fiduciary responcibility isn't an absolute, and individual investors don't get to challenge it. Charitable gifts, for example, extend good-will and increase the value of a brand and also grease wheels depending on the charity. Much the dames reasons can be justified to make any decision. As long as you can claim to get <something, even marginal and intangible> then there is no real concern over a fiduciary responcibility lawsuit.