Axial tilt of Golarion


Lost Omens Campaign Setting General Discussion


Correct me if I'm wrong.. but Golarion's axial tilt is the same as earth's, right? I seem to recall that with respect to the way the planet was made up, its orbit and et cetera, it's a perfect analogue for earth.

I'm trying to do a little math on it, and before I get too deep, I want to make certain my assumptions are correct :)


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I doubt they've ever stated so directly, but everything else is generally meant to be analogous to Earth so you're probably safe there.


That's basically what I'd figured. I couldn't find anything explicit, but If I recall the general tone of forum posts (that magnimar is equal to seattle, etc) Golarion is an earth-analogue. Which is fine and helps me a lot with what I need to do. :)

I'll post what I have when i get done - it'll be cool and something people haven't really looked at before :)

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In general, our philosophy is that the more we make Golarion an analog of Earth, the less we have to worry about getting the physics wrong. So unless somebody came up with a really good reason to change something like that—and I have a hard time imagining what would be reason enough to change that particular variable—you can assume it's the same.

Guessing: Working up sunset/sunrise tables?

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Vic Wertz wrote:
Guessing: Working up sunset/sunrise tables?

Couldn't be. That already exists.


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There's a bug in there right now (actually a problem with the data table) where the city/POI data is in +/- decimal degrees, but the ephemeris calculator expects to see N/S and W/E instead (ie, 45.3456 S, not -45.3456). I'll try to get this corrected tomorrow.


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I regularly pick a roughly analagous city in the real world to a city in Golarion, pick a real-world year as an analogue for the year in Golarion, and then use real-world NOAA data for weather, tides, and the phase of the moon.

For me...

Varisia = Northwestern United States...

Magnimar = Portland, OR
Korvosa = San Francisco
Riddleport = Vancouver
Kaer Maga = Salt Lake City

Cheliax = Southeastern Europe (Iberian Penninsula and southern France)

Kintargo = Lisbon
Westcrown = Barcelona
Egorian = Madrid
Ostenso = Monaco

...etc.


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Haladir wrote:

I regularly pick a roughly analagous city in the real world to a city in Golarion, pick a real-world year as an analogue for the year in Golarion, and then use real-world NOAA data for weather, tides, and the phase of the moon.

For me...

Varisia = Northwestern United States...

Magnimar = Portland, OR
Korvosa = San Francisco
Riddleport = Vancouver
Kaer Maga = Salt Lake City

Cheliax = Southeastern Europe (Iberian Penninsula and southern France)

Kintargo = Lisbon
Westcrown = Barcelona
Egorian = Madrid
Ostenso = Monaco

...etc.

This would imply menador mountains would be like the pyrannes.


Vic Wertz wrote:

In general, our philosophy is that the more we make Golarion an analog of Earth, the less we have to worry about getting the physics wrong. So unless somebody came up with a really good reason to change something like that—and I have a hard time imagining what would be reason enough to change that particular variable—you can assume it's the same.

Guessing: Working up sunset/sunrise tables?

No sir. I'll send you a PM. I don't want to spoil the surprise.


John Mechalas wrote:
There's a bug in there right now (actually a problem with the data table) where the city/POI data is in +/- decimal degrees, but the ephemeris calculator expects to see N/S and W/E instead (ie, 45.3456 S, not -45.3456). I'll try to get this corrected tomorrow.

This has been fixed.

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