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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
December 27, 2005
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Battles out of History    Systems  (Combat/ Warfare)   (General)

A follow up thread to MoonHunter’s NPCs out of History. These are battles out of history that may serve to inspire GMs to create cool battle scenarios or mythical battles / rumours of battles.

Ancient Gamer
December 17, 2005
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Ur-Kanesh Rhyme of the Shievren    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

This is a popular children’s rhyme in the city of Ur-Kanesh. It is chanted while the children run down the street on St. Arakis eve.

Ancient Gamer
December 17, 2005
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The Tale of Tear and Shastalar    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (General)

In the lands of the Ardamians there is a tale. A tale of the weather god, Shastalar, and of Tear, the spirit of nature. This tale is often told when the weather grows bad and the children huddles in front of the fireplace.

Ancient Gamer
October 28, 2005
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Teleportation and Translocation    Systems  (Transportation)   (General)

Throughout creation there are locations which serve as nexuses of sorts; conduits between one place and another. Such are the rules of translocation that only areas that border each other can be traversed by physical or magical means.

Ancient Gamer
October 28, 2005
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Of Spirits    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Specific)

When the Gods forged Creation they imbued everything with a spirit of its own, a soul so to speak. The trees, the bushes, serpents and birds, everything was imbued with a soul. Even the very earth and the mountains got spirits of their own, as did the winds, the rain and the storms.

Ancient Gamer
October 28, 2005
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Of Saints    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (General)

Saints and Sainthood: The inside story on the ascended

Ancient Gamer
October 28, 2005
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Necromancy: The Three Paths of Undeath    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

Necromancy: By some it is considered as nefarious black arts and by others a vault of opportunities, the very key to the secrets of life. A substantial part of the necromancer’s practice is devoted to undeath; a state in which one is neither alive nor dead. Unbeknownst to the general populace there are three ways in which undeath can provoked, and the curse of unlife bestowed upon the recipient.

Ancient Gamer
October 28, 2005
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Of Angels    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Specific)

Angels are the guardians of Order, the forces that oversee that the purpose of existence is indeed fulfilled.

Ancient Gamer
October 28, 2005
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Of Dreams    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (General)

“Dreams are the only reality” suggests some of the ancient manuscripts. Dreams and the dreamers often reveal secrets long forgotten, or dreams can hide the truth only to make it resurface decades or even centuries later

Ancient Gamer
October 28, 2005
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Of Demons    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Specific)

Demons are the darker emotions, the destructive forces of creation. In primeval times the demons awoke alongside the gods and the angels, and were herded by the greater powers, chased into hell, even as the angels were led into heaven.

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
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The Dangerous Aspects of Using Magic    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

This is a system for balancing magic based on two negative aspects: A) Magic creates “noise” that those sensitive to power will notice and B)Magic is channeled through rifts to other parts of reality OR other dimensions/planes/what have you and those rifts can get out of control…

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       By: manfred

As the PCs travel the road, right after a bend they hear a sharp whistle and call: "Heeey, not so lazy, move your asses!" It is a large man that calls, and there are unwilling workers that listen. A small company, 10-15 men work on the road, push boulders aside, dig up roots from under the road, etc. The large man that shouted turns to you, smiles fast and mutters something under his breath, sounds like cursing some lazy worker. "Where does the road bring you from, travellers?" And does a little small-talk.

And what is really happening? A group of bandits is 'adapting' the road for shady purposes. The road will not be wider, but tighter, with enough cover around (and a few traps perhaps), and will become an ideal spot for ambushing travellers or entire caravans. The bandit leader wants them all to appear harmless. The 'lazy worker' he cursed was actually a guard that should give warning before any travellers come around (fallen asleep). Not surprisingly, the boss may decide for an ambush even now.

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