Just got a call from my new Dr. and she’s says I am definitely anemic. We’ll be looking into that, but for now she wants me on red meat along with iron pills. The pills Medicaid will pay for, but the red meat means I need donations for the rest of this month. The donation button is in the sidebar, so if you are feeling generous go ahead and click on it.
Gary based the cosmology for Mythus in large part on his old DnD cosmology. Which in large part he got from a proposal from Stephen R. Marsh. Now Gary did present his cosmology in a 2 dimensional form, but it has occured to me that in that existence is 3 dimensional, then the cosmology would be 3d as well. In addition, that the various planes would not necessarily be separated as represented in the illustration. So I’m now going to give you may version of affairs.
In my scheme of things the reality we know of as the worlds of Dangerous Journeys covering modules such as Mythus and Changeling, plus whatever else is out there, is three dimensional. Or it can be described as having two axis, the vertical and the horizontal. The core is a sphere, with the outer planes constituting a shell.
At the heart of this cosmology is what we call the Prime Material. In all honesty, the Physical is but part of it, but it is the part most readily apparent to us. In total there are the Mental (Astral), Physical (Material), and Spiritual (Ætherial) planes. Each corresponds to an aspect of life. In addition there are the planes of Ærth, Air, Fire, and Water, but in worlds such as Changeling and Abyss these are understood to be more in the nature of natures than in actual things. To a Changeling Scholar or Abyss Scientist the terms used are Solid, Gaseous, Plasma, and Liquid respectively, and even on Ærth that is how they are seen as well.
The Outer Shell
Here is where it gets a bit more complicated. The outer planes are more abstract, more conceptual than is the core. By and large those below tend to be unpleasant places indeed, while those above seem rather nice. But keep in mind that in as much as good and evil are not seen as things, you can still find higher powers doing ill, while lower powers can be charitable.
The Positive and the Negative are found here, as are the Celestial and the Abyssal. Indeed, while connected to the Mental or the Spiritual the Astral and Ætherial planes extend here as well. (It’s also said that the Physical has it’s presence here, but most consider that wild speculation.)
Still doors and gates between the planes are known, and used more often then one might think. The Blessed and the Accursed are known to hold conferences on empty alternatives to Earth, with powers and potencies going slumming in cities such as Ys and New York. Though even the Accursed have banned visiting certain Ys locations, just too dangerous.
It must be noted that the worlds of Dangerous Journeys are not our worlds no matter what Mr. Grumbolt may have told you.For the DJ reality has one property our reality can’t. Namely that Magick can exist there, for the nature of spacetime is such as to allow the disturbance in spacetime that can be manipulated by those with the talent. But that’s a subject for later.
If you feel like doing a 3d model of the DJ Cosmology and adding to what I wrote here, go right ahead.
It has occurred to me that if I were on Mars on this day, I would be dead.
About 5:23 local time I’m turning 65, which means I’ll be officially old. Now I’m aware that 65 is supposed to be the new 25, but I don’t remember being tired all the time, or having a bad heart back 40 years ago. You age, you die, you reboot and get a new life. And I’ve been doing this awhile. As a wise old buzzard once put it, “A thousand deaths is not cowardice, it is merely repetition.”
But anyway, since turning 65 means changes I’ve decided to note it, and to make a request. But first…
Yesterday I learned by new doctor wants to look into my thyroid condition. Also that I am mildly anemic and likely lacking in B12 and folic acid. Add to that over spending and I could use some donations.is where you can send it. They would be used for food and drink. Yes, I could go to a distribution center, but I may not have the strength for that.
I also need to get my clothes done again, and that will take money. There are also things I could use, but I think I can get by until the first of April.
Last but certainly not least I may be getting a walker, because at this moment I just don’t have the endurance I used t0, and getting a wheelchair is not possible because my bed’s just too damn big. And I have to wait until Jan of 2021 before I can get a better apartment. So if you can spare a shekel or two feel free to use the button above.
That’s my bleg.
Calling it a “highly visible eyesore,” the town of Hillsborough is asking a San Mateo County judge to order the owner of the famed Flintstone House to remove a metal menagerie of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, along with other decorative accoutrements from her property.
Actually it’s the local officials who are fussing, and they are having a tizzy because somebody’s defying them. I expect the courts to shoot them down.
Six deaths, all involving men with connections to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, drew speculation in activist communities that something sinister is at play.
We do want to do the right thing, but all too often we are discouraged. It’s not just being ignored, it’s also having our lives threatened. One party ignores our efforts, another threatens our lives, it can take a lot of courage just to try.
So with people doing their best to avoid informing others it means investigations can and do fail. It takes persistence and a certain obstinance to get to the bottom of an affair.
Not having the resources I can but encourage others to pursue this. Something stinks here and it’s about time we dealt with it. Know you anything about the deaths mentioned above let your authorities know. For the longer certain parties continue to get away with their crimes, the longer our lives are going to be insecure.
When a gunman approached a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Abdul Aziz ran outside and led him on a cat-and-mouse chase.
I suspect that Mr. Aziz was thinking of his kids. Fathers are protective creatures and they will hurt you if you threaten their children’s lives.
Where the number of fatalities is concerned, I’m afraid it could go higher as some of the wound succumb to their wounds, and more bodies are found.
I have things to do, and I will get them done.
It’s not just D&D, other guides have it as well, or something like it.Though with but few exceptions they aren’t as strict,
One exception I can think of is in the Dangerous Journeys System. But there they are known as Ethoi, and evil and good as things are not included. At least not on a formal basis.
The conflict here is between order and disorder (control and liberty if you like), with two of the Ethoi being of the nature of top down while the other two are more bottom up.
Then there is the Ethos of Balance, which is the closest of the 5 to a DnD alignment. Here the goal is to ensure that things are balanced, and that there is no need to “redress” an imbalance. Prevention instead of reaction.
In addition, no Ethos is required of a Persona, except under certain conditions. Essentially, it is only those who qualify for and take the Vocation of Priest who must take an Ethos, and follow it religiously.
Though the Vocations of Witch, Witchcraefter, and Sorcerer do have to agree to a pact to promote evil, though that’s not quite the same as an Ethos.
In any case, the prospective Priest must then align himself with a god or goddess of the same Ethos and uphold that deity’s teachings. In return the cleric is restricted to what the god allows, but he does get benefits.
The Ethoi of Sunlight and Gloomy Darkness are both dedicated to order. To Law if you want to think of it that way. And while one (Sunlight) is a hopeful Ethos with Gloomy Darkness a despairing one, both do tend to see the common man as something needing direction and control.
In contrast the Ethoi of Shadowy Darkness and Moonlight see freedom of action as being desirable, though Shadowy Darkness does tend to take a pessimistic view of people.
Though one should note that a Persona is not expected to take an Ethos, or to follow it unfailingly should he do so. Unless a Priest, and Priests do need to be highly dedicated to the Vocation to have any real impact on the society they live in.
Of course when you read up on how Gary handled the matter in Mythus you’ll note that he took a rather simple, strict interpretation of matters. Were we talking of “real life” we would have to note that kindness can come from cruelty, and cruelty from kindness. But to the young (say college age) such subtlety can make their hair hurt.
So in DJ how Gygax handled ethics (and morality to a small extent) does differ from how he handled alignment in DnD. In this sense Mythus is more realistic than his earlier work, and thus more open.
And before I go, I have more posts to read up on at What do I Know?
By Shaenon K. Garrity & Jeffrey C. Wells
Mark has much to answer for. BTW, you want the 3/14/19 strip. This page should work better.