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Thank you Luthorne.
It's unlikely that the Golarion system is in the Milky Way Galaxy.
In People of the Stars, reference is made to the Milk Spiral as one of the galaxies (among others named) that can be seen in Golarion's skies...
Although the name of the galaxy in which Golarion is found is not given, it is stated as not being the same as the Milk Spiral.
Nice star maps!
Still. It has been said that, unless published otherwise, the norm for details like that should be assumed to be like that of Earth -- at least for Golarion (i.e. Pathfinder). However, it's a reasonable assumption to have for Starfinder - until we learn more from August onwards...
As for whether Starfinder is galactic in scope or not: I don't think it's been stated officially. However, even if it's just limited to the Golarion system (What is the name of Golarion's sun?), that's still quite a large setting in & of itself.
James Jacobs wrote:
Thanks for the (indirect) recommendation! Wasn't too sure about it.Glad you enjoyed it! I'll have to give it a try. ^^
Q1: About how old were you when you first became interested in dinosaurs?
Q2: As a dinosaur-enthusiast, what was your favorite dinosaur book(s) growing up? (Before high school, or there abouts.)
Please & thank you.
Hope you're well.
Q: Have you seen the British movie The Dinosaur Project (2012)?
I cannot vouch whether or not it's a good movie, but it is a 'found-footage' film, which you have said that you're a fan. And there are dinosaurs!
Thanks for your generosity in always replying to all of our questions.
Have a good weekend!
At first glance, this is a valid point (for which Rysky has also noted).
But I think where some ARE seeing a difference is, as Rysky also noted*: APs are NOT considered canon until they are played by a particular group, as they do not affect the status quo presented in the ISWG - unless the particular AP influences events of a subsequent/(semi-)sequel AP (but even in this case, the events are only canon for the relevant APs). So if something happens in an AP that contradicts one's own game-canon, it is easier to ignore (or appropriate!) if one doesn't like it.
However, in Campaign Setting books (&, to a lesser extent, Player Companions) it's different: They are part of the canon of the setting in that they expand upon the status quo (i.e. setting canon) presented in the ISWG (although there are a number of retcons &/or contradictions that are introduced/accidentally slip through - some softer than others...).
Disclaimer: This does also apply to much of the lore-enhancement articles in APs, as determined by Paizo.
So Paizo having a [semi-]official explanation for Aroden's death is necessary to keep some consistency for any product that does officially expand on the setting canon (again, mainly Campaign Settings). However, Paizo does not intend to reveal/make it official by publishing it.
And I think it's here where some feel reluctant to deviate from the setting canon by expanding upon the status quo & making their own canon: The possibility that their expansion/ideas/canon will be contradicted by Paizo in official 'setting-canon-expansions' is higher than any reveals in an AP.
I hope that this sort of explains things, at least from where I'm looking at this thread. Everyone who has posted here has had valid points about this subject (yourselves included) - at least to them.
What? My view on this subject?:
TBO I mostly forget that it's a thing that impacts the setting. It's mostly just a historical event of Golarion.
I don't play in Golarion. But I DO find it a useful toolbox to add elements to or enhance ideas of my group's home setting! There is a lot of awesome material in Pathfinder! But my group has invested too much in our setting to want to use the Pathfinder setting (& Aroden) as is, so...
...I like the APs and Modules, but they are self contained within the playground, and aren't even considered unless you as the GM run them or declare them as canon.
<edit>The above does not invalidate what Razcar said**.
I am now trying to explain the issue that others have, not me, but why not :) I think they see a large difference of scale with the death of Aroden and the start of the Age of Lost Omens and other plotlines, such as whatever happens with Sheila Heidmarch et.al. Aroden's fate is seen as a metaplot, by some, and I wouldn't blame them since that's what was sold for a while. I myself would like it to be a metaplot, like the slumbering Runelords, but stronger and little less localized to one nation (Varisa). Something going on back there even now and that lends a subtle color to other stories, and not just a historical event that's done and over.
Whoops. Wrong volume.Brain fart?
Bestiary 4 is correct!
Cookie for you!
William Ronald wrote:
Just a little correction ^ from someone who is currently living in the Southern Hemisphere.
Otherwise some interesting points you've brought up! ^^
Thank you for the reply!(^_')=b
Re_describing the faiths: Would that include the alignment & areas of concern (at the very least) of the different deities mentioned?
Please & thank you.
Would I be out of line in asking whether the book goes into any detail (beyond just name & epithet - & possibly alignment) about any new gods or faiths worshipped in Kelesh?
Any extra information (symbol, areas of concern, etc.) beyond a "Yes, there are!"/"Unfortunately, no..." is left completely to one's discretion.
Please and thank you!
PS: Regardless of whether or not there are new gods in it, I'm quite excited to get this book! ^^
Thursday the 24th of November is Thanksgiving in the States. As it is close to the weekend, it is possible that the Friday may be included as part of a long weekend, which is what I think Plausible Pseudonym was getting at.
However, I don't live in the States, so I'm not 100% on Friday being a no-work day (although I do know that the international schools are taking the day off...)
I'm sure we'll know for sure next week.
You pretty much got all of it. And mostly right!
Edit: It was Midnight who slew Myrkul, while Bane was killed by Torm (who sacrificed himself to do so). Cyric (who did kill Bhaal) acquired their (Bane & Myrkul) portfolios mostly because he happened to be at the right place & right time (i.e. the Celestial Stair - or something) when Ao was assessing the fallout of the 'Godswar'(=Avatar Crisis).
Cyric did go on to murder Leira, goddess of illusions & deception (with Mask's assist).
Otherwise good summary of the whole story arc.
Weeell... IIRC A member of staff at Paizo (I think it was Ms Price) has said that the moisture levels in China (where the books are printed) has been rather high recently, resulting in a much longer drying time (for the ink) than anticipated, thus implying (but not necessarily saying) that that may be the cause for all the delays.
Not saying that there couldn't be other reasons as well. Just that, unless given the actual reasons for all the delays (unlikely), let's not place blame (directly or not) where it isn't warranted. It will just lead to more unnecessary unpleasantness.
Disclaimer: This isn't directed at just you specifically. It is meant as a general thing.
But of course, this being the Internet, people will post regardless...
Aren't there at least five?
Don't have my books but, there's the Jabberwocky, Jubjub Bird, Bandersnatch, that weird tree thing and the magenta-scaled, fire-breathing bear with a serpent for a tail thing.
Or maybe I've got that wrong...
Kalindlara - HELP!
<edit> There have been five statted out in the bestiaries, as mentioned above. The tree-thing is the Sard & the bear-thing is the Thrasfyr!
<edit-edit>Ninja'ed (below, while I was editing my post)!
Did you perhaps mean Pharasma?
I like dinosaurs!Probably why I've never ever needed Facebook!
Perhaps in relation to the movie Prometheus of the Alien franchise, as well as the usage of 'promethean' for the 'alien engineers'?Not actually what the word means, but it does seem to have acquired those associations among younger generations...
And I could be wrong!
Thought you might be lonely in this thread, so... ;)
I've seen a few episodes & have enjoyed them. However, when they are screened is rather irregular (at best) where I'm currently living.
A pity, really. The show seems fun!
I think I might prefer to watch them in their original language (French) - not that the English voice acting is bad. I just feel that there are some... nuances that have been lost in translation.
Mike Welham wrote:
That's because clowns are pure evil/ nightmare fuel!
Ah, I see.
So Shamash is one of the elder gods (like Nodens & Bast)...
For a moment I thought that the name was being used for a new lovecraftian horror (Outer god or Great Old One), which was where my disconnect between real-world and literary mythologies occurred.
Thank you for clearing things up - somewhat.
Umm... How is Shamash a Lovecraftian deity?
Note: I haven't looked at the product itself, nor am I trying to discredit/criticise it (haven't read it, so...). It was just unexpected disconnect when I first read which gods were included...
Other than that, keep making great products!
Thought it was something like that.
...Also, since someone talked about it way earlier, Japanese tend to go for dramatic trailers in general when it comes to animation rather than comedy. Not sure why exactly, but I imagine they are going more for heartwarming marketing stuff rather than for laughters. Either way, its not like they in general consider animation more adult from what I understand
Probably because many seem to forget that humor does not always translate well across unrelated languages, let alone different cultures...
Most of my Japanese friends did not find the movie nearly as funny as many westerners have. Doesn't mean that they didn't enjoy the movie - they do think it is cute!
So rather opt for a dramatic trailer than a humorous one if you're hoping to get people who are not native English-speakers &/or not western (particularly American) in outlook to watch the movie.
Sorry to necro an old thread but, would this book be the original to the Darklands Revisited?
This book gives an overview of the geography, adventure sites/hooks, civilisations and such of the Darklands.
The Darklands Revisited book that's just been released is part of the Revisited line, which deals with a selection of 10 monsters/races and then does "ecology-style" chapters on each (complete with a statted example). Of course, new information about specific places or aspects of the Darklands might be mentioned, but only in context of the races/monsters featured.
Hope that helps.
BTW Into the Darklands is a good book!
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