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I don't think we should really bar unattractiveness when dealing with potential romances. Hell, I somehow got a girlfriend and I look like Luis Guzman :p


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No such thing as too much.

My Kingmaker took place on a tropical island and the Candlemere tower was actually a ruined ancient space elevator.


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Likewise. Oh well. Can't win them all :)


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You are really really reaching with that first female option in chapter 1, and the one in chapter 2 is, as you note, not illustrated or notable.

The first one...she travels with the PCs the whole way and is pretty attractive, why is it reaching?

And the second...eh, maybe. I just looked at her description and it screamed 'love interest hook' in my brain...but maybe I'm reading too much into it.

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Overall though, it's probably the best AP there is for potential NPC love interests, both for variety and memorability... which is funny, because it's also the one which pushes the PCs towards starting out with spouses and children to anchor them to the city.

I agree.

Maizing wrote:

Why do NPCs have to be young/attractive to be romantic interests?

For example... in Jade Regent, one of the campaign traits is to have a childhood crush on one of (3 out of) 4 NPCs. What would be so "wrong" about role playing a Herald and Maude style romance with Koya? Not to mention that older males can be quite sexy (think: Sean Connery!).

Just my two cents.

For the record, I'm not factoring in age. So far one of the men in CotCT is well into middle age or somewhat beyond, and one of the women is cited as 40.

Attractiveness I am factoring in to some degree, because we're looking for planned love interests, designed to appeal to a majority of people...or at least not designed to not appeal. Ignoring physical attractiveness will give a very skewed and inaccurate picture as compared to people's actual experiences.

DM_aka_Dudemeister wrote:

I used Sean Connery impression to voice a prominent character in Curse of the Crimson Throne:

** spoiler omitted **

I used Antonio Banderas impression to voice:

** spoiler omitted **.

Ha! That's hilarious. And appropriate. :)

It's plausible. My current character in Jade Regent has fallen in love with a spirit of a dead bard woman found in the Forest of Spirits and is looking to resurrect her from her skull. She's my Patrick Swayze :D

Also, not spoilers since this was added to the AP by my GM.


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To those that thinking talking isn't effective, research shows that is wrong.

I just want to say, this is an excellent article and encapsulates everything that is being tried in many ways.

Thanks for posting this article.

I am a strong believer that discussing the matter is the best method rather than trying to pick fights about it or making accusations about what the other side believes, does, or doesn't do.

Of course, as if it needs to be said again (I think people keep focusing on everything but my main points, which is discouraging, but I keep reiterating)...I think the best discourse is what's been going on already in the progression of LGBT rights. That is to focus on common goals and common ground.

They feel that all people should have an equal chance at freedom and equality. They feel that everyone should have the right to let their loved ones visit when in a hospital, or even make the decisions on what to do in the dreaded occasion where you are in critical care and cannot. They feel that the things you own are yours, and you should be given the rights to pass those items just as freely to the one you loved as they do. They feel equal taxation is a right. This was built upon and eventually, these rights are being given (slowly, albeit) across the States and Europe.

It can be frustrating not to see it happen all at once, or immediately, especially with opposition. The only thing I could say is that tossing accusations and finding faults while being angry really doesn't change things, but taking a more measured approach with talking and pointing out the similarities in beliefs is what changes people's opinions, and has brought about more change for the better in the past two decades than the entire century previous.

We've already come to an agreement with you about talking things out over violence or extremism. We just disagree with you that the LGBT "extremists" are any worse than the anti-LGBT moderates. Conversation, civil disobedience, and education will always be my preferred method. But you also need to understand that we are trying to find common ground with people that think our very existence is a cancer on society, so that's going to take a lot more understanding on the right's part than with our part.

As for the Bible being all important for everyone, well, it was the Bible that turned me atheist and there's nothing short of dumping 3/4 of the pages that'll make me Catholic again.


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Well you could, but it would come out in a series of ampersands, asterisks, and octothorpes ;)


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So between the Technology Guide and People of the Stars books coming out, I'd really love to see creatures similar to the Xenomorph aliens and the Predator aliens. In particular, the Xenomorphs' design is so evocative of fear and, well, alien physiology while still having a resemblance to something familiar. To me, that's the essence of horror. And there are few that can really capture what Giger did. Although I'll admit, the Nightmare Ettercap in the Bestiary 4 came close :)


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GreyWolfLord, I think that you are now making huge assumptions about where people are coming from that don't really take into account their possible histories. I was raised in a Christian conservative family. I know I'm not the only one here who comes from a religious background. You talk about understanding, but sometimes what seems like flippant dismissal to you comes from a place of understanding. I understand where the fundamentalist Christian viewpoint is coming from. I've studied the Bible quite a lot (and came to some different conclusions regarding how certain words/phrases are translated and how literally things should be taken than I was taught). I understand what it's like to grow up hating yourself for something that you can't change no matter how hard you try. I understand what it's like to cause a family division just by being. I understand that there are some truly good, compassionate Christians in this world. I also understand that some of the most vicious, petty people I have ever met in my life also call themselves Christians. It would be easy to dismiss the latter as extremists. They're not. They're very, very ordinary and most people would call them moderates. Unless you happen to disagree with them about what color the carpet in the sanctuary should be. Then all bets are off. ** spoiler omitted **

It would be easy to dismiss everything I just said by saying that I'm an outlier or an exception. I'm not. There are plenty of other people with similar experiences. But I can't speak for everyone. I can only speak for me. And I'm tired of even the suggestion that there are reasons worth understanding why someone would hate me for existing....

This is exactly my point. We keep being told to be respectful of their beliefs and not be extremists. But, by the definition of their beliefs, the existence of LGBT is a sin and crime against God. This is the cut and dry belief in the bible that's in Leviticus and spoken by Paul. How can you expect us to respect a belief that essentially condemns our very existence as human beings? How can we be such terrible extremists when their most moderate people still view us as sub-human and want us to not have the same legal rights as others? This is like telling me to respect some white supremacist's beliefs that I am a subhuman because I'm not white and shouldn't have the same legal rights as others.

And that's what infuriates me the most. Being told to smile and turn the other cheek every time someone brings us down. Being told to be understanding to people that literally believe we are scum and somehow need to be saved. Their bigotry, whether driven by hatred or good intentions, is still hurting us. Just because they have the backing of an influential religion thousands of years old doesn't mean I have to respect their beliefs, any more than the beliefs of a klan member or chauvinist.


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Don't most with opposition to same sex marriage point to Leviticus? I rarely see anyone point to Paul in the New Testament.

No one is trying to portray their religion incorrectly. Quite the opposite, people are pointing out the flaws in how selective people are with their beliefs. We ignore a lot of laws in the New Testament, yet they cannot seem to let this one thing Paul said go. I don't think that someone's bigoted beliefs should be treated different because they have the backing of someone from 2,000+ years ago. It's pretty hypocritical to me.

Don't get me wrong, while I am not a spiritual person, I don't have a problem with religion and religious people. The majority I know are kind people. Many of them know that the Bible has some great things to live by. Don't murder, don't bone your friend's wife, don't be jealous. But they also realize that there are just something things in the Bible that are part of a different time. And that's okay. Reform is fine. It's better for an idea to evolve and reform for the times, instead of stubbornly becoming stagnant. One of my biggest heroes was my old Catholic priest. He was a great man and told me that in life, I should strive to be a good person first and a good Christian second. It always stuck with me and I always felt that more people need to apply this now more than ever, especially towards the LGBT community.

Edited to be more respectful and less "fighty"


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Honestly, I think it's a waste of time to appeal to the religious right. Most are too stubborn and set in there ways to change, even in the face of startling facts. Rather, we are better off appealing to those on the fence and those closer to the middle. I do agree that fighting extremism with extremism won't work in this case. I just don't agree with you that those that called for boycotting as well as the CEO's ejection are extreme. Especially when compared to the moderates on the anti-LGBT side.

While I don't know if I agree with his canning or not, I don't feel the least bit sorry for him. I'm sorry I can't sympathize with the CEO, but he went out of his way to harm the community, all under the guise of his beliefs. And hopefully he just leaves the company altogether under the social pressure. Yes, it's petty, I know. But I am not a very kind and good person ;)

Though I'd be a lot more forgiving if he actually made some gesture of apology to the LGBT community. But apparently, that's too much to ask for him, while we apparently have to be respectful of his beliefs. Rubbish.


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Probably the lagoon in my setting that has a crashed spaceship in it.


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pres man wrote:
For people that support same-sex marriage, but believe marriage should only be between two people, do you consider yourself as someone who, "discriminate[s] against polyamorous people?" Is that how you define your own mindset on the issue?

I couldn't tell you because I'm not against that :)


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thejeff wrote:
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Honestly, while I don't want to eradicate religion, I think it's time for a reform to religion.

And honestly, let's face facts. Anything the LGBT community does to further their goal of equality is going to look like we are eradicating religion by definition of our existence.

Only for that subset of religions that includes "discriminate against LGBT people" in their theology. The rest of them will be just fine.

Of course it's not like we haven't been here before. There were, and still are, Christian sects that based their racism in theology. There were and still are Christian sects that based their discrimination against women in theology.
Amazingly, Christianity and even those particular theologies, survived the Civil Rights Movement and several feminist movements.

True, I should amend that. There are many religious people I am friends with that support same sex marriage. At the local college, the LGBTS Alliance Group is run by a Catholic woman who lost her son to anti-gay violence.

In the end, it's not the problem with religion. It's with people. You could replace religion with social darwinism or nationalism or any other doctrine and this could still happen.


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Paladin of Baha-who? wrote:
I think it basically validates the fears of a lot of religious people -- Some of them think that we're not out to get equal rights, but that we're out to eradicate viewpoints we disagree with.
this is one of my greatest fears on this subject.

Ohmighod. People might think we want to eradicate homophobia! Or racism. Or sexism. The horror. The horror.

no, that this movement is the culmination of some ridiculous seventh sign or something. Or that there really is a movement that seeks to eradicate their religion. It doesn't have to be real in order to be used by the unscrupulous, and some will eagerly play into their hands. I'm sorry if you find this comical, but it's a real concern of mine.

Honestly, while I don't want to eradicate religion, I think it's time for a reform to religion.

And honestly, let's face facts. Anything the LGBT community does to further their goal of equality is going to look like we are eradicating religion by definition of our existence.

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Recently we had a man get beaten after being asked if he was gay. It came to light that sexuality was not covered in our state's hate crime laws. As a response to this, we held a rally. A rally at which I again spoke. Actually getting in front of people and starting was easier this time. The subject matter a lot harder. I spoke about violence in the trans* community. I also managed to get most of it on video:

Cori speaking on transgender violence

About a minute or so was cut out. In that minute I talk about Gwen Araujo and Brandon Teena, and begin talking about CeCe McDonald.

You're a good speaker. Was touching to watch.

I should add all you guys on facebook or whatnot.


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GreyWolfLord wrote:
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GreyWolfLord wrote:

As I said, I'm done here.

I thought that pointing out what the LGBT leadership was saying would be something that could point people in the direction of where my comments came from and who I was hearing.

It was a mistake...

It does not seem they are interested in what the LGBT moderate movements are doing and wanting (and by the way, who are the most successful at achieving LGBT rights thus far) and are more interested in supporting a media initiated bandwagon in regards to their information rather than the fears of backlash, repercussions and other things which may occur that have been remarked on by the LGBT movement.

I should have stopped replying previously when I said I was done already.

PS: I'm not certain why you keep asking about OKcupid. They expressely stated they were not after having Eich lose his job. The media however, and the starters of the movement there DID shout for his job to be taken.

The issue is that these "extremists" you keep pointing out are no worse than the extremists on the other side. Hell, they aren't even worse than the moderates on the other side, who still actively believe that homosexuals' rights should be limited because of religion.

This is a mistake to reply...but if you hadn't read what I stated previously about three times, and what some LGBT leaders have stated...

The point is to be BETTER then they are...not to debase ourselves to the same level that they are at. To become the very thing you have fought against is to lose in an entirely different way.

Considering there aren't gay people lynching straight people, or Reason the Christ Away camps, or actively trying to pass legislation against straight people, I'd say we are doing a good job at not being as bad as they are ;)


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Yeah, I don't know many in the LGBT community that have "Reason the Christ Away" camps with high suicide rates, or who burn crosses into peoples lawns. I didn't realize that hurting religious people's feelings because of their antiquated and bigoted beliefs was held to the same level of prejudice as lynching people. Consider my world view shattered ;)

Honestly, there are two things I wish the religious people against gay marriage would do:

1) Grow A Thicker Skin: If you are going off all day about how gay couples should have the same legal rights as straight couples, then you should be prepared for blacklash. Serious, insulting a group of people behind the veil of kindness and "good intentions" doesn't make you immune to that same treatment.

2) Be consistent. So many are against homosexuality because Leviticus this and Paul that. So, if they are going to take that to heart, they should really take the other offensive stuff to heart. Learn from 1 Timothy 2:12 and end women's rights! Bring back slavery, cause that's totally cool with the bible. Be consistent with your bible teachings. Either that or realize that times have changed and not everything in the people is right for this era and that one should take to good stuff from the bible and ignore the bad stuff.

Of course, that's so reasonable, it'll never happen ;)

EDIT: Also, if religion really wants to keep butting its unwanted nose into lawmaking, we should start taxing churches. I'm sure they won't mind that.


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GreyWolfLord wrote:

No, this is a few gay extremists thinking that they are talking for all Gays, and the media only listening to them.

Heck, right now a person whom some would call father of Gay marriage is being demonized for stating things very similar to what I stated.

It's not that we support Eich's POV, it's that we don't want to become the very thing that we are fighting against.

I understand not becoming what we are fighting, but this is hardly an example of reverse discrimination.


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When murder and suicide rates among those who oppose LGBT rights reach the levels of LGBT members due to discrimination, then let's talk again.

Actually I want to post to this directly. I always hate it when bigots act the victim because people call them out on their s&+$. They seem to always forget that freedom of speech works both ways. They can say hurtful things about people in the name of religion and we can tell those c*+@s to get f@@~ed. But what I love most is that they seem to equate the grief they get as strife, as if they have to deal with the same laws and violence that people who are actually being discriminated against deal with. Which honestly disgusts me that they treat themselves as a martyr and their intolerance as something that should be tolerated.

I remember someone on these boards comparing the strife anti same-sex marriage people had with the strife Martin Luther King Jr. faced. I'd laugh at the irony of that if I wasn't so absolutely revolted.


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GentleGiant wrote:
My point was more to the "militant" aspect, since neither "group" is doing anything even remotely similar to what "extremists" on the far right/religious side are doing (from trying to pass discriminatory legislation or stop equal rights legislation to outright violence).

Idk, by existing, most would deem it as too much.

Course, I call those kinds of people "f!@*ing moronic." ;)


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Ilja wrote:
GentleGiant wrote:
thejeff wrote:
At least the LGBT extremist do things like suggest boycotts and talk on the internet instead of passing laws to restrict peoples rights. Oh wait, those aren't the extremists on the other side. The extremists on the other side are threatening violence and throwing kids out of their houses.
Sounds like those LGBT extremists must be allies with the militant atheists, what with their dangerous book writings, blog posts and debates.
Heh. Though granted, I've seen quite a few a-holes that have been very active new atheists and used that as an excuse in different ways. Terroja Kincaid and Pat Condell comes to mind.

Yeah, that's the truth. We kind of have a joke among our friends about a#&$!#+ (and sometimes misogynistic) atheists and their need to wear fedoras. I can't even look at fedoras the same way again :D


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GreyWolfLord wrote:
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And actually, there were a lot of people in 2012 and beyond that called for his removal when this came to light. His contributions are old news, but it wasn't until recently that he rose to CEO when people went nuts. Is it hypocritical of users of Mozilla? Perhaps. I was one that boycotted him since 2012, and have since been using another browser.

And because I feel this needs to be reiterated, nobody targeted because he had beliefs. They targeted him because he acted on those beliefs to hinder a community of innocent people. That transcends personal beliefs since by donating to harm the community, he essentially made them public.

And boycotting him since 2012 would make more sense than the outcry that suddenly came out. The thing is, the law says one is free to practice their religion and practice politics without a business being able to discriminate (aka...fire or dismiss you) because of your religion or politics (free speech).

Just as much as one treasures the rights for equality under the law to be able to be of any orientation they desire and not have to worry about being fired for it...the same holds true for race, religion, or free speech.

Even if I am against these people that try to promote this entire one man and one woman stuff...I am also a very large fan of the US Constitution and the freedoms it has for everyone...whether you like them or not.

A counterpoint...JC Penny had a Gay friendly CEO, and it was one of the stores that LGBT couples were encouraged to shop at. The anti-Gay movement called for his removal constantly...not because of his actions (which albeit were worse for JC Penny's and SHOULD have been the real reason) but also due to discrimination against his own personal beliefs.

I see them both as the as the same light...its not the company...but their beliefs which are causing it, and hence the discrimination.

Luckily (or not depending on how you view what has happened with JC Penny, but that's from a FINANCIAL viewpoint) Ron Johnson...

This is going to sound very mean, so I apologize in advance but...

What part of "He donated money to legally hinder the LGBT community" do you not understand? His personal beliefs didn't cause this. His actions in the past, his monetary donation to the Prop 8 legislation caused this. That is what caused the outcry. His actions. You cannot compare the two. The JCPenny guy (as far as I know) never donated to hinder minorities. This CEO did just that. He literally gave $1000 to the Prop 8 to stop same sex couples from having the same equal rights as heterosexual couples. This isn't him going all Duck Dynasty and saying "I don't like gays." He actually gave money to stop same sex couples from having equal rights.

Do you not fathom the difference between personal belief and actively acting against the community? Are you ignoring the 1k he donated to hurt the LGBT community? Or are you actually saying that people have the god given right to give money to legally oppress people as long as it's part of their religion?

What is this disconnect that we are apparently having here?


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And actually, there were a lot of people in 2012 and beyond that called for his removal when this came to light. His contributions are old news, but it wasn't until recently that he rose to CEO when people went nuts. Is it hypocritical of users of Mozilla? Perhaps. I was one that boycotted him since 2012, and have since been using another browser.

And because I feel this needs to be reiterated, nobody targeted because he had beliefs. They targeted him because he acted on those beliefs to hinder a community of innocent people. That transcends personal beliefs since by donating to harm the community, he essentially made them public.


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Here's the irony though. He's fired...so what does that do?

It's his company already in a way(or at least the part that was already his).

It merely means he's more free to do whatever he wants from a position that you can't see rather than one that is obvious.

In doing this it achieved nothing and possibly put the guy in a better position to fight against the LGBT crowd. It made him a victim and a martyr for others who are opposed to the LGBT crowd to stand with. In addition it does not stop his being one fo the founders of Mozilla, nor that he created JavaScript, and doesn't diminish his influence on either in any real or tangible means from what I see.

By trying to do a discrimination instead of passive interference, I think what was accomplished was exactly the opposite of what was wanted.

When fighting for equality, trying to use discrimination backfires typically. In addition, many of those who are against discrimination to begin with, will be disgusted that they resorted to this type of tactic instead of one which still speaks of respect and equality.

There were other ideas and other ways to deal with this. Unfortunately, ONLY the extremist view was seen and taken into account by the media or anyone else, and that has caused a worse situation than what was already occurring.

What happened was before they did their research, certain extremist parties in the LGBT movement let their religious intolerance to control their actions before studying what ramifications those actions would have.

So now, a guy has more free time and ability to concentrate his efforts in tech and money to fighting against the LGBT movement...and you consider that a win...how?

He also has become sort of a martyr against the LGBT movement because it was seen as a discriminatory move (which I think it was to tell the truth) which creates more resistance (at least temporarily until the guy makes an arse of himself or some other topic comes up) to the LGBT movement as a whole...and we consider this a...

The LGBT community didn't fire him. They boycotted him. If he had publicly apologized for his actions against the community, I feel he would have been able to stay in his position. But he didn't. He never apologized and never said that he had grown as a person. So he stepped down, more than likely at the beckoning of Mozilla. But at the end of the day, he could have still made the choice to apologize to the community and he didn't.

Again, nothing about religious intolerance. Nobody gives a s#!& about his religious beliefs. This is about his actions against the community. He acted against the LGBT community and therefore they did not want to use a service provided by him. He could be a bloody atheist and this still would have happened.

I have to wonder, have you actually read what has been going on? Cause people boycotted him for his $1000+ donation to Prop 8, not because of his beliefs. This isn't a freedom of speech issue. He LITERALLY gave money to bar same-sex marriage and has never shown an ounce of remorse for it.


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I don't buy diamonds because its a monopoly and most are blood diamonds. Guess that makes me a fascist for boycotting them ;)

I guess most of the civil rights movement people are fascists for boycotting and doing sit ins. Such terrible people, trying to force their rights to be treated like equals. Shame on them ;)

Right now, I'm in a very committed relationship with a wonderful, beautiful, and talented woman. She's had a s%&+ty life dealing with hyper-conservative, two faced parents that disowned her after she started transitioning and a workplace that harassed her because of it for years. She's living in Ft. Lauderdale now, working for a much better job that is much more accepting of her as a person.

One day, I want to marry this woman. But I can't. In the state of Florida, she is still considered a man and same-sex marriage is illegal. In addition, many types of health insurance will not help her because she is a transwoman. So because a bunch of people don't approve of our lifestyle, we can't have the same legal freedoms that other married couples have.

But hey, as long as we are respecting peoples' religious beliefs and not hurting anyone's little feelings, who cares if we can't have the same rights and be treated as equals. How dare we want equality ;)

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Also, Odraute, I agree with you on your view of violence vs non-violence, though I think there's a lot of gray area and you can't generally just choose a method to go by. It might be that non-violence can still change things, that you can slowly lockpick that door open instead of bashing it through with a sledgehammer, but the house is burning and it's the only way out. Or, in the circumstances where one isn't part of the oppressed group oneself, the house is burning and there's screams on the inside.

There are always grey areas because the world is a complicated place with various exceptions and nuances. It's a simple generalization I made for it ;)


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He wasn't ousted because of religion. He was ousted because he literally gave money to a legislation that would have ended legal rights for same-sex couples. That's the point. Nobody cares about his religious views. It is his actions against the community that people decried him for, and rightfully so. And being a CEO makes him the face of Mozilla, which means his past actions will, for better or for worse, will be pinned on the company.

Imagine if it wasn't prop 8. What if he donated money to legislation to hinder ethnic minorities because it is what he believed in? Would Mozilla want to be associated with that? Would users want to use a browser that is run by a racist CEO?

It's funny that people are so blind and think this is a religious issue. It's not. It's about his past actions and how he donated to a hateful cause. I just love how people are so willing to forgive and defend him for literally giving money to bar equal rights to same sex couples. It's disgusting.


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That belief is all well and good, GreyWolfLord, but when people start acting on those beliefs to hinder a group of people legally, then it is still an issue. Their actions are still hurting the LGBT community, despite their "good intentions". There were many people against interracial marriage in the 50's and 60's because they felt that their children would be discriminated against by both races. Other people were against the Civil Rights legislation because they felt that civil rights were a state issue, not because they were racist (although I wonder sometimes...). And I've also seen people against interracial marriage for religious reasons (something about Cain being black and evil, I don't know). Surely, they had good intentions, but they still wanted the same terrible outcome that the more hateful bigots did. And personally, if I held a belief system that was discriminatory to a group of innocent minorities, I feel I'd change that belief instead of stubbornly defend.

So, I'm sorry if I have little sympathy for them. Their good intentions are going to end up making life difficult for people like us. And their freedom of religion doesn't override our freedom to equal rights.


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I don't know about neonazis and such, but if anybody laid a violent finger on my girlfriend because she was trans (or hell, for any reason), I would probably beat them until they couldn't move any more. I've had to deal with racial violence when I was younger. I was 20 and got jumped by a girlfriend's cousins because they didn't like the fact that a Puerto Rican was dating their white cousin. Luckily it got broken up by the cops, though according to the police, the boys had some rope with the possible intention of lynching me on their truck.

I will not suffer any one I care about to suffer the same issue, even if it means using violence to protect the people I love.


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I was late with Transgender Awareness day since my girlfriend lives in Ft. Lauderdale. So in celebration, I made her some homemade Puerto Rican yellow rice with chicken thighs and homemade black beans. I used homemade sofrito, homemade adobo, and homemade sazon to create everything. No beans in a can, it was all fresh. She loves authentic Puerto Rican food and I gave it to her :)

Now take a shot for each time I said 'homemade' ;)


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Damian Magecraft wrote:

The Spellblights are a good option.

Especially if you utilize some of the lesser versions and make so there are several different versions of the maladies.
Hmmm... a world where all casting carries a malady attached to it... I like this idea. (Yoinked for a future project).

I was thinking about each spell cast adding 1% per spell level, and every time a spell is cast, I roll a d% to meet or go under that value as the spellblight chance. So if you cast three level 2 spells, that adds 6%. So I have to roll 1-6% to give that caster a spellblight. Would make spell casting a little more dangerous. I may up it to 2%... we shall see...


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Awesome, thanks for the heads up. I always miss PMs. Wish there was a giant notification for them.


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I like peanut butter with melted chocolate. And honey.

Course, my favorite comfort food is toast with strawberry jam on one side, butter on the other, and super sharp cheddar cheese in the middle. :D


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Even with official clarification, there will be no end of arguing on the boards ;)


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Mark Moreland wrote:
If you could unlock this ages-old enigma, you'd be known the world over for your intellect. Heck, the device might even get named after you!

I now want to make a wizard named Laser :)


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If you're the GM, you can ignore it. Just say "No gunslingers, no katanas, no X". Easy. I love guns, but there are some games where I don't allow them because it doesn't fit. Other games, I have not allowed elves or psionics or whatnot. More GMs need to learn how to set parameters and not be afraid of saying no.

And if you're a player? Well, why would you join a game that has stuff you don't like in the first place :p


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Liz Courts wrote:
Matt Thomason wrote:
I assume they mean "quit buying the specific Pathfinder books that have this kind of thing in", because quitting the entire game over a specific adventure path and the support material for it seems kinda extreme.
It's happened.

Honestly, if a person is going to quit a product because they are offering a product to multiple demographics, then I really wouldn't sweat them. Hopefully people will mature enough to realize that everyone can enjoy different aspects of the game.

But probably not.


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In_digo wrote:
Seriously, there's people here who will quit playing Pathfinder, JUST because they've released some stuff you aren't interested in? That seems a little over-dramatic.

Some people just can't understand that other people have other tastes. So when the company caters to that taste, they think it's not worth the time that could be used on what they like. It's almost like they think it threatens their preferred fantasy. Also, a lot of people have a really narrow minded definition of what fantasy is and don't like to see other people with differing definitions of it.

This happened with Tian Xia stuff, then gunslingers. This will continue to happen until people realize that other people have different tastes and that's fine. And that you don't have to buy what you don't like, but you don't have to hope others don't get what they like.

But that'll never happen.


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More copies for me then.


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Cthulhudrew wrote:
Ascalaphus wrote:
Will this book also contain support for "sorting technology" into tiers, to distinguish the tech level between civilizations? So that you for example have a list of "renaissance" weapons and a list of "high medieval" weapons and armor?
That would actually be kind of cool, especially if it did so with the "high technology". Something like Gamma World's system, where the most advanced tech devices fell into the highest tier, modern weapons into something like the mid-tier, primitive weapons the lowest, and with some gradations in between.

I'd like this a lot. We already have that with primitive weapons using Stone Age and Bronze Age categories. Would be good to see.


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nighttree wrote:
Cheapy wrote:
Well, Mikaze is a dude, so unless there's some cybernetic augmentations that would give him lady parts...

Mikaze is a dude ???

Wow...I now have to completely wipe this image that has developed from reading her....er...his...posts, out of my head :(

Welp, now my Mikaze/TriOmegaZero slash fic is ruined...

... or made better...

;)


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With this, I shall make Space Orkz.

Gotta get stuck in wit da boyz!! ;)


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I am tumescent with anticipation...


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I really hope the next theme for Wayfinder is Technology and Space to tie in with Iron Gods. I have so many cool ideas for that :D


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James Jacobs wrote:
Gregory Clark wrote:
With this book and the other Iron Gods related releases, maybe we will be able to take PF rules and play a sci-fi or post-apocalypse RPG. About time. I too hope that the Iron Gods AP is a proving ground to feel out the public demand for a full-on sci-fi version of the rules. Unspeakable Futures a la James Jacobs anyone?

As a matter of fact... just as the gunslinger was adapted from Unspeakable Futures... large portions of this book (about 2/3 of which was written by me) is pretty much directly ported out of Unspeakable Futures.

And if Iron Gods and its support material do well, that will certainly inform us at Paizo as to the demand and interest in a science fiction game.

I've always been a firm believer that if done correctly, you can use the d20 system for any genre. So I cannot wait to do this. I've always wanted to do a Pathfinderized version of Space: 1889, even if I have it for Savage Worlds :)


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Who needs lances when you can get cybernetic implants :D


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YES!! YES!!! YEEEEEEEEEES!


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Just saw the art of Achaekek for Inner Sea Gods. Needless to say, I instantly subscribed to the Campaign Setting for this book.


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Angels are immune to petrification. Idk, I kinda like the idea of a mobster fallen angel...


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At the moment, I'm just statting up creatures I specifically know about. Usually stuff I threw in. For other monsters, I'd want that to be a collaborative effort with people in this thread.

In the meantime, I do have one bestiary article that I had made last year. It's also in the original post. The hupia from Taino mythology, which I have used plenty of times to great effects :)

Also, while 13 days late, happy one year anniversary!!


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Cayden's smirk reminds me a lot of the anime Cobra.


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I don't understand the quote.

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