Time and The Calendar

[#][F] Eric Minton - 1/9/2017
21 And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:
22 And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:
23 And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:
24 And Enoch walked with God: and he [was] not; for God took him.
25 And Methuselah lived a hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech:
26 And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters:
27 And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.
Genesis 5:21–27

[#][F] Eric Minton - 1/10/2017
Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post
I think Eric is just trying to say "a year is a year," but in poetic way.
More or less, yeah.

The "begats" in Genesis show several instances of people not only living for hundreds of years, but having kids when they're over a century old. It would seem odd to me for someone to look at this and say, "The antediluvian period must have had shorter years."

[#][F] The Demented One - 1/10/2017
I generally treat time-keeping as a low-priority concern. Maybe after a few sessions and lengthy-ish downtimes, I'll sit down and work out what date it is. This sometimes leads to unexpected and fun sources of inspiration, like the time I realized I was having Anys Syn capture the PCs and bring them back to Yu-Shan right in the middle of the Calibration Festival.

[#][F] Eric Minton - 1/14/2017
Originally posted by Verzio View Post
Hmm. As a kid, one of the first thoughts that occurred to me was, "Did they mix up the words for months and years at some point? Methuselah having a kid in his teens and living to eighty-odd years seems reasonable."
The math doesn't work out elsewhere. Frex, with Seth being born when Adam was 130, Adam is either the world's oldest father at 130 years, or the world's youngest father at 10 years 10 months.