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OK GreyWolfLord. I understand your belief on the subject but it is overwhelming believed by the scientific community. My husband works for RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) and the UK government. He associates with BAS (British Antarctic Survey) and the UK weather service. All of these associations 100% agree greenhouse gases are causing major climate change. Plus we are both Canadians. There is a known muzzle on climate and ecological science in Canada from the conservative government. And my husband has worked with multiple universities there and environment Canada. All of those places also believe greenhouse gas emissions are driving global climate change. I also have friends in Sweden the states, Russia, Japan, and Australia. They all work with various ecological and government agencies and guess what again none of them or their employers deny climate change science. I'm sorry but this is the truth
First off there is a difference between the common usage of the word theory and the scientific term theory. Secondly gravity is actually much more widely debated among scientists than climate change is. 97% of climatologists out there agree that humans are causing climate change through greenhouse gas emissions. However on the gravity side of things we are still looking for a universal theory of gravitation. Basically gravity seems to work very differently on the really small scale than it does on the really large scale. WE still haven't found out why :)
I know you said you had no control over the shipping method. But I got my shipping notice last night :)
In case it was someone on your end and not a coincidence thank you so much. You have no idea how much it means. As I will be spending my birthday alone in a foreign country and my spouse will have just have left for 4 months for field work. Even it arrives close to my birthday it will really cheer me up.
So I successfully managed to integrate 2 of the IP D&D monsters into pathfinder namely Mindflayers and Beholders. I made beholders alien aberrations that get seeded on to planets by meteorite. Basically Great mother is a rogue planet with rings of around her full of seeded meteorites that periodically get hurled toward planets to create hives of beholders. As for mindflayers they are an alien race that are now beholden to the great old ones and spread throughout the galaxy to further their goals. Many powerful mindflayers work for the dominion of the Black in my golarion version. What do you think James?
Is there any way you guys can relocate Paizo publishing somewhere more central? I only ask cause according to seismologists. You guys are due for a huge 8.0-9.2 scale earthquake really soon. As on average one strikes that area once every 243 years and you are already overdue. :(
Freehold DM wrote:
Yup it's like that in certain areas of the world. I haven't been home in a decade, it isn't super safe back home, and my family when never be happy with me.
Erik Mona wrote:
Yeah Taiga giants are important for a few reasons1) They appear in a few adventure paths and modules.
2) They were an early Pathfinder monster creation. First appearing in adventure path #4
3) They are a huge giant that looks really cool.
4) With the frequent use they have really become a staple encounter.
Let's face it. The commoner minis are super necessary for combat especially in urban campaigns, they may not be exciting. BUt when a fight breaks out on a city street, all these merchants, and commoners are bound to be in the way. As for dungeon dressing, again it makes life much easier to have physical representations of stuff.
James Jacobs wrote:
Luckily I am the GM. I was just seeing what you thought of my GM solution is all :)
So i would like your opinion on my solution for trace ancestry of other humanoids in humans in game? Meaning any other bloodline other than human in a human that isn't making up half of the person. Basically if one of your great grandparents is an elf, then you have a chance to be born half elf, but if you're not you can have elven characteristics (purely cosmetic no game effect). For example my chelaxian heritage human cleric of Iomedae has an aasimar sister. He was born with pupiless sky blue eyes and shocking white hair, but is human. He may have trace amounts of celestial blood with no game effect. Does this sound like a good solution?
I really do wish there was a Golarion specific guide to this sort of thing. I would love this sort of intrigue when it comes to gender and sexuality. I mean it is a huge part of everyones identity. (And yes asexuality included). This sort of intrigue is important, and the views of each society in golarion on the topic is important. It really helps you to really get immersed in the cultures. I know this kind of product is unlikely to happen, but I'm just saying it would be awesome.
Crystal Frasier wrote:
Crystal Frasier wrote:
You just peeked my anxiety a bit. A friend of mine transitioned about 10 years ago. And I knew her long before she transitioned, and would often say her dead name (by accident while not thinking) shortly after she had chosen her new name. I feel really bad now. I know it wasn't intentional and she seemed quite fine and understood. But still.......
So James. If you ever develop Arcadia in the pathfinder world. Is there anyway I can make myself available to be a helpful resource? I have a masters degree in theology specializing in alternative and historical religions. Amateur archeologist specializing in native american (mostly northern and canadian tribes). As well as owning and studying many ethnographies of many varying native american tribes. I have also developed many native american flavored magic items, and organizations that I had hoped to submit to rpg superstar (but didn't because I lacked confidence, and thought no one would be interested). Just wanted to know if I could ever be of assistance? As i believe it can be done quite tastefully.
I know I should be asking Sutter this. But In our solar system we have detected possible signs of life on many moons around gas giants in our solar system. (1. The red tinge of the ice on Europa is quite possibly caused by bacteria much like bacteria here on earth. 2. Anomalous readings on Titan that would be consistent with creatures breathing, as well as having a chemically active atmosphere rich with carbon compounds which on helped to lead to life, 3. Enceladus also has a internally heated salt water ocean. It is the only place other than earth we have observed to be hydrothermally active, conditions ripe for chemosynthetic life.) My question is are the moons of the gas giants in Golarions Solar system equally full of life?
To be honest I just have so sympathy for the Transgender folks out there including Bruce Jenner. As a gay man it was hard enough without any gender identity issues, with the nightmare of my family. I can only imagine how it is for trans folks to know who they are deep down, and then to have to go through such a hard transition socially after coming out. Then physically over a number of years, and even after the transition still facing opposition. Being gay is hard enough I'm not sure I would have the inner strength you folks do.
Tell me James if I am portraying Pharasma incorrectly in my home games. In my home games Pharasma is the goddess of the life cycle to most folks. She is the balance of the life cycle. She is just as much the goddess of Birth as of death. Certain cultures may emphasize one aspect over another but she isn't just a goddess of death.
Thanks for the suggestion but I much rather the conversion idea :)
I think I can change enough to make it more palatable to those who are more distasteful of sci fi in fantasy.
You pretty much would have to get rid of Destiny and everything else that came from it. Clockwork will get you to some distance, but not city sized starships.
I was actually thinking of converting that to a more spelljammer like society. Basically the ships are large masted schooner like ships with a glass dome and da vinci like flying fins on their sides propelled by magic. As for Unity using this kind of analogue I am sure I can come up with something suitable to replace it using this idea.
**Disclaimer** This is not a thread to debate this preference. This is a how too thread. So I respect your preference to not agree but this isn't the place to voice it.
So with that over with, I was planning on eliminating all the sci fi elements out of Golarion by playing up the clockwork angle. Add a bit of steam powered clockwork robots (very rare). I plan on turning androids into clockwork people with porcelain like facades. Play up Brigh in her more gearworks aspect. Eliminate all laser guns to primitive firearms level just like other areas of Golarion. Anyone have any other cool tips to add to this?
Thanks for the support folks. I don't expect much to change between me parents and me. But I do think I gave them time to think. In the end however they would have to own up to some wrong doing, and I just don't see that in them. My mother is always full of excuses to pass off things like this. And my father is so bullheaded he is unlikely to change his views. I feel comfortable and happy for the first real time of my life and it only moving away from North America and never hoping to return. Having an ocean between me and my problems seems to have finally given me breathing room.
So i think I finally got through to my mother and father. It took a lot but I apologize I need to rant.
I asked her to just take away her preconceptions about my homosexuality (fundamentalist christian).
Now lets pile on the fact I was bullied at school for being super quiet and not one of the normal boisterous guys. I played sports, I worked on the farm. But i wasn't one of the guys. I didn't belong. School was hell, home wasn't any better.
At home my step father I was emotionally and physically abused by my step father. My mother who for years protected the man finally stopped doing so. (he has passed away in 2003) As hard as I try I can't remember one positive word that man ever said to me. The best i could hope for from him was to be ignored. Because if I wasn't ignored I was insulted, yelled at hit, and punished. That was the extent of our relationship. I finally stopped her defence of him. She always maintained that he was majorly abused as a child and that he did care for us. I broke and yelled that even if that was the case he is an adult, I was a child. He had no right to abuse me. At his age he was responsible for his own actions and she should have stepped in. If any government employee found out my brother and I would have been removed.
I asked her if all that was true does my life long struggle with anxiety make sense? If it was all true does my desire to get away and never come back to that place make sense? If it was all true does it make sense why I haven't visited home in the past 10 years make sense?
As for my father he pretended he was father of the year material, and I put him in his place. He knew all the abuse was happening and did nothing about it. He is just a guilty as my mother.
Erik Mona wrote:
Remember, birds did evolve from dinosaurs. Birds use feathers for a couple reasons. One is insulation, the other is display. It may not have to be a complete color change most birds only have a few feathers that form patterns that they use for mating display. So a splash of color would go a long way.Edit: Also Deinonychus is often thought of as a pack stealth hunter. So it's coloration would likely be more inline with it's habitat along with it's display pattern. ( I will also emphasize MOST bird display patterns aren't nearly as colorful or bright as a macaw, Tucan, or colorful paradise birds).
I see a bit of apprehension and awkwardness here and there about the transgender community. So I hope that my personal guidelines can help some folks and aren't taken offensively by anyone. I have befriended, worked, served, and been in community events with Transgender folks the past 10 years. Being part of the LGBT community has helped me a few guidelines.
Today is one of those days that has really gotten me down. I just feel after fighting (again) with my mother over trivial crap that if I had a choice I wouldn't be the gay man I am. I am so sick of being yelled at by both my parents. I'm sick of the blind hatred of my step-father. I'm sick of all the hateful comments I see on any political news site I go to. Or even online movie reviews of all things. I'm sick of the awkwardness that inevitably happens when ever I meet someone new and they find out I'm gay. I'm sick of all the people who want denounce my marriage to my husband or think it's their business to comment on it. I just really tired of it all today. These days really suck.