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Shory technology

should we add Shory technology to this page, or is it not 'technological' enough, in that it came form aliens? --Fleanetha (talk) 12:39, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

I'd say put a sentence or two and then link to the Shory technology page similar to what we do in the List of works page for books with long descriptions-- Cpt kirstov (talk) 14:42, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Broaden the term

I'm wondering if we should broaden the scope of this page to include other examples of "technology" on Golarion. For instance, it can be argued that the printing press is technology, even though it is clearly not high-tech technology from Numeria. The contents of the current technology page could be moved to Numerian technology, while an abbreviated version is used on the main technology page. We could use the section on technology from the The Inner Sea World Guide as a jumping off point, and have sub-headings for clockwork, firearms, the printing press, Shory technology, and any other subject we can think of. What do people think? --Brandingopportunity (talk) 16:20, 21 March 2016 (UTC)

No opposition here, though we'll still have the fussy issue of the game having a specific definition of "technological item" that excludes things like printing presses and Shory technology. We'll want to either extend how we define Category:Technological items beyond the game's definition, or codify a definition from the game's descriptions:
  • "technology from the future (or even the present-day real world) in a fantasy setting"
  • "many ... replicate specific spells or magical effects ... (but) they do not use magic in any way"
  • "many ... follow a color code ... according to their overall power"
  • "most ... require energy to function"
Alternatively, we could segment technological items and concepts into standalone pages by its origin (even if it's just on a planetary scale), with Androffan technology holding most of the Numerian/Technology Guide stuff, Alkenstari technology for native firearms and their clockworks, etc., and make the technology page a broader, high-level description of technology in the vein of weapon or ship. -Oznogon (talk) 16:36, 21 March 2016 (UTC)