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dilfgod:

straight friend: aw I don’t understand why you’re still single

me: because approximately 8% of the us population identifies under the lgbtq community where 1.1% identifies as lesbian female, 3.5% as bisexual female, 1.7% as gay male, 1.1% as bisexual male, .3% as trans, and .3% as something else, then there’s finding someone who I’m compatible with emotionally, physically, and romantically from less than 8% of the population, and may or may not live near me

(Source: unwinona)

wesschneider:

spacedyke:

lesbianmooncolony:

rambleonamazon:

jessicalprice:

wesschneider:

Now that the Pathfinder RPG Advanced Class Guide has been out for a few days, and people are loving Shardra and all the other new iconic characters, I thought I’d draw a bit of attention to the one thing I wrote for the book. It’s just one wondrous item that appears without illustration on page 229. I wrote a version of this on the Paizo message boards months ago and managed to finagle a revision into this book with the blessing of the entire creative staff and great edits by amazonchique, jessicalprice, Logan Bonner, Judy Bauer, and others.
As far as game rules go, it doesn’t do much—you can certainly find more min-maxy items—but I wanted to make sure players and GMs had concrete rules backup for including such backgrounds and stories in their games. It’s not meant to suggest that this is the only way characters can change their sex in the Pathfinder RPG or that any character needs to take this, but it’s an option for folks who might want it and a rules departure point for any  related effects you might want to create.
Beyond that, though, we always say the Pathfinder RPG rules let us tell the stories we want to tell, so I wanted to make it clear that stories about amazing individuals overcoming challenges and being exactly the people they want to be are absolutely among the stories we want to tell.
This text currently appears in the Advanced Class Guide but will also soon be included along with all the rest of the Pathfinder RPG rules, for free, on the Pathfinder RPG Reference Document.
I hope folks dig this little potion and find it helpful for creating exactly the sorts of characters they want to play and for telling even more awesome stories!
~W

As Wes notes, this is about providing options. If you want a character to have struggled and overcome in an unsympathetic world, you can do that in Pathfinder, and in the Golarion campaign setting. There’s plenty of room in the world for it — there are plenty of not very nice people and places in Golarion. But there are also items like this, and people and religions and organizations that will see being trans* or nonbinary or genderfluid as neutral or even positive. Tell your story, the way you want to tell it.
And if you feel like Golarion doesn’t have room for people like you, let us know. 

Pathfinder staff saying that not only are there magical versions of sex reassignment in their game, but also aknowledging that you don’t HAVE to use them and that this one potion isn’t the only way to be trans in their world. These are people who get it. And when they don’t, they ask.

okay but can i coat all my crossbow bolts in this, shoot my enemies in the leg, thus turning them into girls and making them no longer my enemies
honestly this makes me a teeny bit uncomfortable but i cannot put my finger on why

this makes me uncomfortable because it completely changes and negates the way in which transition happens in this world. “biological sex” is wrong, it doesn’t exist, and the writing is cissexist in that sense, as well as the ways in which it exotifies and misrepresents transition irl.

Rules design is a wonky thing, as it’s typically one of the least flavorful (aka most sterile) sorts of game design. The intention is typically to give a clear effect and explain exactly how one specific thing can happen within the mechanics of the game system. In the case of this particular item, it does one very basic thing. What it doesn’t do—or, rather, isn’t intended to do—is make a sweeping statement about the variety of possibilities, complexities, and experiences of transgender players and characters. It’s a rules component that I hope paves the way for elaboration and a wider, more realistic range of options and possibilities.
But you’re absolutely right, this does not even begin to touch on the greater range of ways transitioning might happen in the real world. For something more flavorful and nuanced, I hope you’ll check out our write-up on Shardra, Pathfinder’s iconic shaman. Her background touches on an entirely different dwarven tradition and method of transitioning that is far less sterile and in less need of concrete rules. Stories and experiences are the lifeblood of the Pathfinder world—not dissimilarly from the real world—and that seems like a far more natural place to explore the wealth of possibilities and challenges people of all sorts might face.
With that in mind, the rules here are but one way one could transition using magic and game rules, but—of course—there can be countless other possibilities that have much more realistic approaches or other fantasy options you might want to explore. Many players might find absolutely no need for this and that’s great—obviously you don’t need magic to transition and we absolutely don’t mean to imply that everyone would want to magic themselves different. Some might find it useful, though, and that’s also great. We wanted to make sure there’s something for both a variety of players, while keeping the door open for even more options. We always try to set the stage for whatever players want to do, not prescribe one particular experience or outlook. There’s lots of options players can take and lots we have left to explore, and criticisms like this are perfect guidance for what steps we should take next.
Thanks for reading and all the thought you’ve put into this!

wesschneider:

spacedyke:

lesbianmooncolony:

rambleonamazon:

jessicalprice:

wesschneider:

Now that the Pathfinder RPG Advanced Class Guide has been out for a few days, and people are loving Shardra and all the other new iconic characters, I thought I’d draw a bit of attention to the one thing I wrote for the book. It’s just one wondrous item that appears without illustration on page 229. I wrote a version of this on the Paizo message boards months ago and managed to finagle a revision into this book with the blessing of the entire creative staff and great edits by amazonchique, jessicalprice, Logan Bonner, Judy Bauer, and others.

As far as game rules go, it doesn’t do much—you can certainly find more min-maxy items—but I wanted to make sure players and GMs had concrete rules backup for including such backgrounds and stories in their games. It’s not meant to suggest that this is the only way characters can change their sex in the Pathfinder RPG or that any character needs to take this, but it’s an option for folks who might want it and a rules departure point for any  related effects you might want to create.

Beyond that, though, we always say the Pathfinder RPG rules let us tell the stories we want to tell, so I wanted to make it clear that stories about amazing individuals overcoming challenges and being exactly the people they want to be are absolutely among the stories we want to tell.

This text currently appears in the Advanced Class Guide but will also soon be included along with all the rest of the Pathfinder RPG rules, for free, on the Pathfinder RPG Reference Document.

I hope folks dig this little potion and find it helpful for creating exactly the sorts of characters they want to play and for telling even more awesome stories!

~W

As Wes notes, this is about providing options. If you want a character to have struggled and overcome in an unsympathetic world, you can do that in Pathfinder, and in the Golarion campaign setting. There’s plenty of room in the world for it — there are plenty of not very nice people and places in Golarion. But there are also items like this, and people and religions and organizations that will see being trans* or nonbinary or genderfluid as neutral or even positive. Tell your story, the way you want to tell it.

And if you feel like Golarion doesn’t have room for people like you, let us know. 

Pathfinder staff saying that not only are there magical versions of sex reassignment in their game, but also aknowledging that you don’t HAVE to use them and that this one potion isn’t the only way to be trans in their world. These are people who get it. And when they don’t, they ask.

okay but can i coat all my crossbow bolts in this, shoot my enemies in the leg, thus turning them into girls and making them no longer my enemies

honestly this makes me a teeny bit uncomfortable but i cannot put my finger on why

this makes me uncomfortable because it completely changes and negates the way in which transition happens in this world. “biological sex” is wrong, it doesn’t exist, and the writing is cissexist in that sense, as well as the ways in which it exotifies and misrepresents transition irl.

Rules design is a wonky thing, as it’s typically one of the least flavorful (aka most sterile) sorts of game design. The intention is typically to give a clear effect and explain exactly how one specific thing can happen within the mechanics of the game system. In the case of this particular item, it does one very basic thing. What it doesn’t do—or, rather, isn’t intended to do—is make a sweeping statement about the variety of possibilities, complexities, and experiences of transgender players and characters. It’s a rules component that I hope paves the way for elaboration and a wider, more realistic range of options and possibilities.

But you’re absolutely right, this does not even begin to touch on the greater range of ways transitioning might happen in the real world. For something more flavorful and nuanced, I hope you’ll check out our write-up on Shardra, Pathfinder’s iconic shaman. Her background touches on an entirely different dwarven tradition and method of transitioning that is far less sterile and in less need of concrete rules. Stories and experiences are the lifeblood of the Pathfinder world—not dissimilarly from the real world—and that seems like a far more natural place to explore the wealth of possibilities and challenges people of all sorts might face.

With that in mind, the rules here are but one way one could transition using magic and game rules, but—of course—there can be countless other possibilities that have much more realistic approaches or other fantasy options you might want to explore. Many players might find absolutely no need for this and that’s great—obviously you don’t need magic to transition and we absolutely don’t mean to imply that everyone would want to magic themselves different. Some might find it useful, though, and that’s also great. We wanted to make sure there’s something for both a variety of players, while keeping the door open for even more options. We always try to set the stage for whatever players want to do, not prescribe one particular experience or outlook. There’s lots of options players can take and lots we have left to explore, and criticisms like this are perfect guidance for what steps we should take next.

Thanks for reading and all the thought you’ve put into this!

wesschneider:

Building the Paizo Gen Con booth, so far…

thisiseverydayracism:

invisiblelad:

angrywocunited:

thepeoplesrecord:

mississippi72:

Apparently KKK members are walking around Ferguson and burning Crosses tonight. This and a post from one of the blogs I follow is all the evidence that I could gather on the subject, seeing as the police are not allowing news stations to record the matter. I’m really hoping that the information is false at this point but still I want all the people in Ferguson to stay safe and know that your in my prayers.

If anybody has some extra information on this matter, please add on to the post.

wtf is going on

VILE!

omg????????????????????

What a world.

"But racism is over!"

(Source: cosmixoracle)

kattnoir:

defaultjosh:

You know what I’d love to see?

  • Disney gets the movie rights to Spider-Man.
  • Through all promotions, trailers, and advertisements, the actor playing Spider-Man is never revealed.
  • Then the movie comes out, and with baited breath, everyone waits to see who’s playing Peter Parker….

AND THEN 

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MOTHERFUCKING MILES MORALES.

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Just imagine Taylor Lautner With Grey skin and little tusks.

- The GM describing what a half-orc with a high Charisma looks like. (via outofcontextdnd)

steampunktendencies:

Sailor Moon characters by NoFlutter

Aug 8

I guess my stomach shrunk because I ate my normal amount of pizza over the course of a few hours, and I’m in a bit of pain.

Oof.

This bodes well, actually, but dang son :(

Aug 8

REBLOG if you are hella bored and wouldn’t mind some curious anons.

(Source: hypnotiic--baee)