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Ancient Gamer
November 18, 2013
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Ms. Carlyle    NPCs  (Minor)   (Technical)

A stern matron, 1950's pinup and failed protector against nuclear winter.

Her first contact will be on a laptop or mobile unit of some kind. The text "Can you help me?" will be written all over the screen.

Ms. Carlyle has made her presence known.

Ancient Gamer
November 18, 2013
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The Azul Deck of Shadows    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

The Deck of Shadows is bound to other dimensions through demonic blood magic infused in the wood, and the eldritch essence woven into the vivid paintings on the cards.

Ancient Gamer
August 3, 2011
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A New Take on Hell    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Hell. A place of suffering and torment, a often used and cliche ridden place that every GM has to relate to.

 

Ancient Gamer
December 18, 2009
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Blood of the Mountain    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

Trapped in a dream, chained by a net of magic, Deneus Betherim, arch mage of Cormalth bleeds magical essence from his fingers, fueling a rift in the fabric of existence; an essence conduit to the realm of elemental earth.

Earth, sand, mud, rocks and clay travel through the rift, and a mountain is being born beneath the feet of the ensorcelled conjuror.

Deneus is the blood of the mountain, fueling the portal, but who is the mastermind behind it all?

Ancient Gamer
November 21, 2009
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Claws of the Emperor    Plots  (Event)   (Multi-Storyline)

When the Caliph-Emperor of the Dunes hear about his son's heart attack at the northern front, his rage is unstoppable. For his son was only nineteen years old, and a trained athlete. Grief stricken as only a parent bereft of their child can be, the Emperor finally rouses the Empire into action.

So, when reinforcements finally arrive to the beleaguered veterans at the front, they are accompanied by the the Imperial Necromancers in their gold laced red silken robes, as well as the three old triplet hags of Devananon, seers and prophets who use narcotics to enhance their trance visions.

As the Prince's corpse is carted to the Spires of Devananon, where the necromancers and the triplets will work their magic, the PCs will have to conjure a plan of their own. For they are to blame for the Prince's death.

This plot is set five months after the happenings of "A Dark Moon over Sagranz", but could be adapted by any GM to fit his setting and need.

Ancient Gamer
November 2, 2009
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A Dark Moon over Sagranz    Plots  (Crisis)   (Multi-Storyline)

The players; survivors of an elite squad of mercenaries, are assigned to an assassination mission. Their task; to penetrate enemy lines during night, enter the fortified Holzberg Monastery where Sagranz has his command, and kill the elderly Hexenjaeger in his sleep.

If only it was so easy...

Ancient Gamer
September 24, 2007
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The Mercenary Shrine    Dungeons  (Any)   (Rooms/ Halls)

In the ramshackle town of Spear Malice only a single building still stands. It has defied the Great War and its spears of light; nuclear blasts that devastated the entire state, and ever since then it has defied the onslaught of time.

Its halls have not yet been breached, and a wealth of technological treasure await, ripe for plunder! But there are others who crave this treasure; others that will do anything to claim it.

Ancient Gamer
September 2, 2007
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Post Mortem, Darkly    Plots  (Mystical)   (Single-Storyline)

A second chance

Ancient Gamer
December 25, 2006
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Woodland Tale    Plots  (Travel)   (Single-Storyline)

A Village by a forest, and a secret few knows. Will the PCs discover what dwells beneath the surface?

Ancient Gamer
September 25, 2006
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Hak-Hakunin    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Desert)

Come, face Hak-Hakunin, the accursed and undying spawn of Dancer Kallina. Watch him trek through eternity, a cruel and heartless executioner of infants and innocents. A cold toy of the Gods, a death bringer and prisoner of fate.

Ancient Gamer
July 25, 2006
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Crawlers of the Dark    Dungeons  (Underground)   (Rooms/ Halls)

In the dark alleys of Malcaresh, the Caravan City of the Plains, many an adventurer meets his death at the end of an unseen blade. Even more part unwillingly with their belongings, having fallen victim to the thieves and cutthroats plying their old and ignoble trade. Yet even among these, the whispers of House Caraguil invoke fear and discomfort.

Ancient Gamer
April 13, 2006
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Ideas: 4
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The Stairs of Kienor    Plots  (Travel)   (Multi-Storyline)

What initially appears to be another trek through wintry mountain landscapes will be revealed as a true struggle for survival. For the mountain known as the Kiebral is an ancient evil, its secrets are countless and its power is immense. Can the PCs outwit a power from the dawn of time, or will they succumb and be trapped for all eternity?

Ancient Gamer
February 4, 2006
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The Magic of Art    Systems  (Artistic/Performance)   (General)

This is a scroll for posting spells to be used with fantasy art, or just debating possible effects and uses for magic together with art. Come join the creative effort.

Ancient Gamer
February 2, 2006
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The Province of Ardamien    Locations  (Country/ State)   (Any)

The Province of Ardamoth, or Ardamien as is the modern name, was the first of the Old Continent settlements on the Dhargenaas Continent. Of course the Imperials from Aumethorion had already founded the Careshian Empire (The Southern Empire) and the Belemarians had founded the Empire of Belemar, but the Ardamians were the first from the Old Continent and arrived just 10 years after the landfall.

Ancient Gamer
February 2, 2006
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The Province of Silmar    Locations  (Country/ State)   (Any)

The Province of Silmar is the cold and windswept area from the tip of Cape Murder in the North, to the Imperial Border in the south. Silmar is a place of suspicions and of persecutions; a place where magic users are burnt at the stake and crusades are launched frequently. The reasons for the crusades may wary, but the basics remain the same; the lure of the dark arts has consumed someone and a Crusade must be launched to purge that which has succumbed to darkness.

Ancient Gamer
January 29, 2006
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Sextant of the Soul    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

The Sextant of the Soul is a potent magical artifact that can only be found within the dreamscape.

Ancient Gamer
January 26, 2006
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The Black Legion    Plots  (Duty)   (Multi-Storyline)

In the quaint little town known as Golothei, the infamous black legion makes it’s last stand against the mountain tribes of the Ugeroth. On the Asylum River Island the battle rage most intensely, legionary squad mages barely holding their own against the onslaught of chaos worshipping tribal sorcerors. To this location the PCs are destined to travel in search of the powerful artifact known as the Tallow Candle. But not all is as it seems within the halls of the asylum.

Ancient Gamer
January 22, 2006
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The Coven of the Red Moon    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

At the base of the Cyllerean Mountains a small coven of witches has laired where once was a Temple of Good.

Ancient Gamer
January 22, 2006
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The Arcane Chambers    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

Deep beneath the central tower laid the chambers of the Arcane. This is where the mages, witches and warlocks place those creations they deem to dangerous. The crystal bell Ã? Beloth Ã? was such a creation. Shortly after it was created by Magnus of Cormalth, it got into the hands of a cunning mercenary captain known as Harlan Marcus. Let’s shorten the tale and just say that the mages in the college valley did not like to have Harlan and his men roaming about the valley, helping themselves to the mages valuables. The bell rendered the college magic useless, and the mages locked themselves in, awaiting Harlan, armed with brooms, pottery and kitchen utensils.

The bell was later recovered, together with Harlan himself, and both were locked away in the chambers of the arcane.

Ancient Gamer
January 22, 2006
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The Citadel of Xolthog    Plots  (Duty)   (Mini-Campaign)

This is the conclusion to the Prophecies of Redemption Campaign. The characters have sojourned through mountains and lowlands to reach the forest in which the entrance to the demon lord’s citadel can be found.

But the Citadel is not what one could expect. Can the PCs find their way in and survive to tell the tale?

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