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December 3, 2015
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The Heart of Winter    Locations  (Area)   (Tundra/ Arctic)

Perhaps you've heard of Winter's Gem, and of the tragic fate of the Lady Karina. And perhaps not. It is, after all, a tale unspeakably old. Yet the Earth does not forget, and those of us who guard it do not wither...

Nine thousand years she has slumbered, while Winter diminished. So obsessed was He in her care, that He allowed Summer to run unchecked. His power dwindled, and Summer grew. There is a great unbalance in the world, young ones. One that I fear will break the back of the Earth itself, if not addressed. Winter must return. It is the Way.

November 30, 2015
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Managing Reputation    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

A proposed system for managing a party's reputation with various NPCs

July 19, 2013
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Votes: 8 / 4.625000
30 More Gladiators    NPCs  (Extras)   (Combative)

30 Warriors -- Freemen and Captives -- to populate your arenas.

June 26, 2013
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Ideas: 1
Votes: 4 / 4.625000
The Wu Xing Beasts    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Any)

Two creatures, forever cycling between the phases of the 5 elements, unable to rejoin.

June 25, 2013
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Votes: 4 / 4.750000
That Which is Forgotten    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - In General)

A short story which uses Memory Moths in a sci-fi setting. Props to Echomirage for the forum post that inspired the symbiotic Proxy Bug.

June 3, 2013
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Votes: 6 / 4.166667
Player Cult Macguffins    Items  (Other)   (Campaign Defining)

These are items of great interest to the Players Cult, and show a few potential ways to bring them into a larger campaign.

The First three are of particular interest to one guild over the others, while the final two are vitally important to the Cult as a whole.

May 21, 2013
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Votes: 8 / 4.500000
30 Members Of The Players Cult    NPCs  (Extras)   (Religious)

30 cult members, of varying levels of sanity and skill. Divided into Guilds for convenience and clarity. Could potentially be used as 30 gang members, depending on your needs.

May 10, 2013
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Comments: 17
Ideas: 23
Votes: 14 / 3.928571
Petdex    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

"The perfect pet at the perfect price -- guaranteed." Creature Dex at the bottom of the sub, if you want to include "relatively harmless" alien critters in your campaign.

March 12, 2013
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Ideas: 1
Votes: 11 / 4.500000
The Players Cult    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (World Wide)

"If you take out all the bullshit about the machines and the crappy prophecy, The Matrix was pretty close to the truth.  Just think about it for awhile and you'll see how much sense it makes.  And really, if you were trapped in a game and couldn't wake up, wouldn't you want to know the truth?  So you could do something about it?"

" . . . Still haven't convinced you, huh?  Here, tell you what: I'll give you my card.  Whenever you feel like learning the real truth of this world, give me a call.  I'll show you the ropes."

January 10, 2013
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Votes: 5 / 3.800000
Maire's Monsters    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

The unnatural offspring of a zombie father and a human mother.

December 31, 2012
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Votes: 5 / 4.300000
Mother Monster    NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)

All Maire wanted was to give her husband a child.  She wasn't about to let death stand in the way.

October 24, 2012
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Votes: 11 / 4.772727
30 Things That Grow in a Dwarven Beard    Systems  (Agriculture/ Husbandry)   (General)

Dwarven beards are rich habitats for the enterprising critter.

October 15, 2012
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.222222
Othamm, the God of Completion    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Defining)

Patron deity of the Cult of Done, Othamm is always working to counter Mathom's influence.

October 4, 2012
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Votes: 8 / 4.375000
Potion of Euphemisms    Items  (Potion)   (Magical)

'Cmon and drink up.  This potion will really help us understand each other, if you know what I mean.

September 28, 2012
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 3
Votes: 8 / 3.937500
101 Useless or Trivial Super/Mutant Powers    Articles  (Character)   (Players)

In a world where mutant powers are real, not everyone can be a Storm, Cyclops or Wolverine.  Here's a list of super powers for those who were a little less lucky.  They probably won't want to be sharing them anytime soon.

September 25, 2012
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Comments: 21
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.636364
10 Dragon Lairs, Denizens & Hoards    Locations  (Fortification)   (Any)

A grab-bag of draconic goodness, ready to plug into a variety of settings from Steam-Punk to Modern to Fantasy.

July 30, 2012
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 3.888889
The Hellephant    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)
DNA can be a funny thing.  Flip a gene here and the resulting offspring is sterile.  Twist this one around and the kid winds up twice as big as either parent.  And this one?  Lets just say that there’s a reason why some genetic experimentation is very, very illegal. 
June 25, 2012
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.000000
Applying the Hollywood Formula    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

Learn how to apply one of screenwriting's most effective tools to your own campaign, for a game with better pacing and solid endings.

June 4, 2012
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Votes: 9 / 4.444444
Slys, Die of the Damned    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Defining)

When Vegma, Judge of the Dead, was called away to witness Mathom's trial, he left Slys in charge of the recently deceased.  Intended as a simple placeholder, she has come to be something more.

April 22, 2012
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Escape From the Tower    Dungeons  (Other)   (Rooms/ Halls)

After waking up groggily in the middle of a floating wizard's tower, the players must find some way to escape before being slain by the beast that stalks them.  Time is ticking and the cat is always watching . . .

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Man-Eating Grapes

       By: Murometz

A wild species, vinus homophagus, more akin to sea-grape rather than the terrestrial variety, is not a monster despite its fanciful name. The grapes, a deep purple color when in bloom, and oozing dewdrops of perspiration, like the most prized and delectable of drinking wine grapes, do however deserve their moniker. Wine made from this fruit, is deadly to most humanoids, as is the raw berry if plucked and eaten from the vine. It is the unnatural chemical concoction found within the fruit’s tart skin, which gives the man-eating grape its name. The chemical stew found inside each berry, functions as a necrotic agent, the same as found in some species of venomous snakes.

The grapes literally eat their victims from the inside out, via cell death, melting and destroying the organs in quick succession.

The tribes of Pra-Oohk Crater, of the jungles of Ghlush are known to sell the fermented “wine” of this grape to merchants of distant lands. Sadly, the taste of the concoction is divine when first quaffed, and even worse, the man-eating grape wine will never detect as poisonous via mundane means, its horrid natures somehow masking all attempts. Luckily the man-eating grapes are extremely rare, and endemic to humid jungles.

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