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Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
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Kallio's Stilling of the Heart    Items  (Potion)   (Non-Magical)

The Stilling Potion is employed by mercenaries and necromancers alike; a potent concoction that makes the imbiber seem dead for a certain period of time

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
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Marcaine's Soothing Brew    Items  (Potion)   (Non-Magical)

This Herbal Potion was made by Marcaine, a herbalist renowned for his penchant for making all his potions intoxicating in one way or the other

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
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Korinthan Cracker Powder    Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)

The Korinthan Master Thieves employ the Cracker Powder as a form of safeguard: An alarm system warning them of approaching guardsmen and their like

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
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Korinthan Lock Acid    Items  (Tools)   (Non-Magical)

The Korinthan Master Thieves often employ this extremely potent acid in their nighttime activities.

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
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The Malisso Cabinet    Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Non-Magical)

The Malisso Cabinet is an ordinary piece of luxurious furniture, but one that might create a lot of trouble for its owner.

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
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The Tabards of Nhil-Haress    Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)

Once these tabards were worn by the traitorous bodyguards of an elven Prince. The circumstances around their betrayal of the Prince has given the tabards paranormal abilities.

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
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Loot and Rewards    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)

Some GMs, and the computer game industry too, seems to think gemstones, gold and magic weapons are the only way in which to reward the players. Most experienced GMs know this isn’t true, so I created this thread here to let us remind each other of the different alternative rewards a player can receive, and to have a place where ordinary item descriptions can be posted.

Ancient Gamer
December 9, 2004
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Dream Nectar    Items  (Potion)   (Campaign Defining)

Even though the Gods struggle so, their achievements are temporary at best.
For all beings must dream, and within those dreams dwell the Dreamer.

Come then and succumb to the lord, come then and enter the realm of sleep.
Come then taste the nectar, made of the tears of the dreamer.

-The 5th verse in the Book of the Dreaming Cult

Ancient Gamer
December 9, 2004
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The Music box of Mordalin    Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Villanous)

One of the toys of the ruler of the lost realm, the music box of Mordalin gives great powers at an even greater cost.

Ancient Gamer
December 9, 2004
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The Mask of the White Witch    Items  (Clothes)   (Cursed)

A white silken mask with burnt edges. A white little mask which eventually led it’s wearer to be burnt at the stake.

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Revenge

       By: Dragon Lord



The local band of 'nasties' (goblins / orcs / whatever) lives in relative peace with the local population.

Along come the PCs and go through their usual heroic monster bashing routine, wiping out the nasties and pinching all their stuff, then continue on their way.

Problem is, they don't kill ALL he nasties. The survivors want revenge and, after spending a few months recovering, start to take it in their own inimitable style (which is not unlike that of the PCs come to think of it).

Next time the PCs are in the area they find themselves VERY unpopular with the townsfolk.

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