Ed Reppert wrote:
My god... their children would be the most neutral people ever!
I'm telling you, it's not translated. By sheer staggeringly improbable coincidence (which is virtually certain to happen in an infinite universe), Taldane uses exactly the same lexicon as 21st century English. It's the only explanation that fits all the facts.
So what you're saying is I need to drink at least 100,000 liters of water a day for my "water weight loss negative calorie" plan to work. I can't see any bad effects from that. I'm off to the lake...
Hey! It was a 19 minute response time. That's two minutes to spare on the "in 20 minutes or your poop joke is free" guarantee!
Scientific Scrutiny wrote:
Given the ratio of calorically accessible material to waste in typical foodstuffs, this thread implies that casters have to spend ~23 hours and 45 minutes a day in the outhouse. This explains the whole "15 minute adventuring day" problem.
This line of thinking also casts new light on Gandalf's "YOU SHALL NOT PASS!"
Perhaps, as he so often did, he was speaking to himself.
The Sideromancer wrote:
The act of killing a good person causes a negative fluctuation in the Higgs field, which leads to an accretion of E-bosons on the killer's soul. This accretion increases the attraction between the killer's soul and the lower or "evil" planes, leading to both an increased likelihood of their soul drifting that direction once it is no longer fixed within the corporeal matrix and also a shift in the corporeal matrix towards a negative euthyphro number. The consequences of a negative euthyphro number include reacting to the leptonic packets from spells with the [good] descriptor as an evil boson and vice versa.
The Drunken Dragon wrote:
Honestly, the question that confounds me, pedantically, is what happens when an android gets a heart transplant? Are they an anti-cyborg or something?
All I can picture is an android with a still-bleeding heart duct-taped to their chest, proudly proclaiming: "I'm real! I'm real!"
Maybe it's secretly a Small goblin in a Large goblin suit?
Maybe it's a Diminutive goblin inside a Small goblin suit inside a Large goblin suit?
Oh! Oh! Oh!
Maybe it's a quantum-sized goblin inside nested suits, culminating in a Large goblin suit. Hence the need for a quantum dogslicer...
Yep. That checks out.
Triune, The All-Code wrote:
So close! It's actually toasters.
Fun science fact: The Planck time is the smallest unit of time that has physical meaning. By strange coincidence, this is the exact same time it takes for my toaster to turn bread from perfectly toasted deliciousness to something with the consistency and flavor of roof shingles. I have to watch it like a freaking hawk...
Matthew Downie wrote:
Most lungs are not that big.
Assuming a spherical cloud, the cloud shape spell has a volume of ~113,097 cubic feet. A good maximum lung volume is .212 cubic feet.
The resulting increase in temperature and pressure of squeezing a cloud shape into a Medium creature's lungs, assuming the ideal gas law, is left as a proof to the reader.
What trees? All I see is a forest.
Chromantic Durgon <3 wrote:
would that mean only exterior walls if trying from the outside?
In this simulation, it might not even mean that. A sufficiently imposing castle would be large enough to exceed the field of view of a person standing on the ground at that distance. Therefore it would not qualify as an "object" in this particular definition.
And as long as part of the wall was outside of the field of view, the entire outer wall could not be said to constitute an object either (again, only with this particular definition).
Of course, one might note that this is a high level spell and there are plenty of ways of walking through walls if you have access to 6th level psychic or 7th level wizard spells... so letting somebody say "the castle isn't there" probably is just fine and debating what constitutes an object is a task better suited to philosophers...
Matthew Downie wrote:
Gonna have to quibble with you there. I'm pretty sure the ancient Greeks didn't know about phase states--especially plasma. I mean, we're talking about people who were initially appalled by the idea that the sun might be an enormous very hot chunk of rock or iron...
Also, the texts are pretty clear that they believed things were actually made of these elements, as opposed to the 'elements' being the form which they took. The theory was not metaphorical.
Of course, Democritus and Epicurus sorted it out (partly), but once they got labeled filthy heretics by monotheists, their ideas got lost for quite a while.
FUN FACT: The Mishnah uses the word "apikoros" (derived from Epicurus) to refer to heretics and unbelievers.
Don't even get me started on the inconsistent lack of vampires for the other three bodily humours...
NOTE: The use of my 'Scientific Scrutiny' alias means I'm just goofing around.
Funny, I worry about the reverse. How does civilization get off the ground if there are 1d4 wraiths on the wandering monster table?
Seriously. The first time I played in the classic Hommlet village, I couldn't believe they maintained a stable society under those ecological circumstances. How does anyone farm, when you get killed by giant frogs literally every time you walk an hour outside the town limits?
Yep. That checks out. In fact, recent research into pocket dimensional tectonics suggest that Golarion has what can be termed a "mantle of holding." This may have something to do with the imprisonment of Rovagug--which means that any effort to reconcile the distances in Orv to expected Euclidean norms could free the Rough Beast...
If particles of evil were several orders of magnitude more massive than particles of good, this would certainly explain the ease of falling into wickedness compared to the difficulty of ascending to goodness...
The model might be amended to include very light particles of neutrality. Neutralinos, if you will.