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Forganthus
June 7, 2012
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Non-Euclidean Architecture: Part 1    Systems  (Architectural)   (Specific)

 

From Innsmouth to Cthulhutech, a common phrase is “non-Euclidean architecture”.  But what is it, and how can it be included in your games in a way that is interesting and fun?

Forganthus
June 5, 2012
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Ogrish Thundergun    Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)

Everyone knows that firearms are weapons only fit for orcs—smelly, loud, and unreliable.  But there are guns made for ogres, too, and the largest of those are called Thunderguns.

Forganthus
June 4, 2012
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The Gentle Beasts    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)

The cries sounded like some misshapen creature being devoured alive.  Or a stillborn baby deer, somehow struggling back to life in the filthy grove where it had been abandoned, crying in infinite pain and hatred.  

As I neared the ridge, I could hear a set of shuffling, twitchy half-steps, more like pained spasms than any sort of a gait.  And when I saw it. . . Oh gods. . . It's like. . . that face. . . THAT HORRIBLE FACE!

Forganthus
May 31, 2012
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Mondaloa    Locations  (City)   (Plains)

Mondaloa is a name shared by both a city and a deity.  Mondaloa, the city, is built on layers of crypts and tombs that are far more opulent and majestic than the city that covers them.  Mondaloa, the deity, is the god of rest, peace, and death.  There is nothing Mondaloa desires more than to see the dead buried deep in their tombs where they can rest in honor and peace.  But there is trouble: something is torturing the dead of the city, and driving them to madness and rage.  Now, 500 years of honored ancestors are trickling into the city above, seeking blood and pain and death.

Forganthus
May 24, 2012
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Deathwalkers    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Forest/ Jungle)

There's more to the Dembraava Wilds than just deformed beasts and unicorn husks.  In that place there are also men--or something very similar to men--and no one has ever recovered one of their corpses.

Forganthus
May 22, 2012
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Surgeon Birds    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Swamp)

A big flock can suck a cow bloodless in a few minutes, yet your doctor shows up carrying one around a small birdcage in the tip of his staff.  Maybe you're better off just learning to live with the kidney stones. . .

Forganthus
May 22, 2012
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Dendrognaths    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)

Stay out of the woods.  It's not a place for men.  Not anymore.

Forganthus
May 22, 2012
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Lady Evica    NPCs  (Campaign)   (Religious)

Lady Evica is one of the prides of the Hesayan Church--it shows that even monstrous, overtly sexual, colossal mermaids can be brought to worship in Iasu's light.  Except not really.

Forganthus
June 30, 2010
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Mordanfey    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)

Only after the unicorn hunts ended did the people realize that the unicorns were not returning. Many were saddened to discover that they had killed the last unicorns.  Some wept.

But when they returned many long years later, many more would weep.

Forganthus
May 20, 2010
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The Staff of Seryl    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)

Many magic staffs shoot rays of disintegrating acoustics or summon laser elementals.  The Staff of Seryl gets you pregnant. 

Unless you are a dude, of course.

Forganthus
May 18, 2010
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The Madness of Avool    Society/ Organizations  (Knowledge/Lore)   (World Wide)

How a disgruntled con man managed to kill hundreds, become a saint among death cults, and create plagues of monsters.  All by writing a pamphlet.

Forganthus
May 17, 2010
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Veglins    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Underground)

Veglins are fungus-goblin hybrids with a unique life cycle, all of whom are inflicted with inescapable racial dreams.  Their biology and psychology are product's of an ancient, evil wizard's plan to get someone else to build his hideouts for him.

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The Place of Black Snow

       By: Murometz

Wytchwolde-Under-Ash, once a great Thorpe, was razed to the ground by the ruthless, and truth told more than slightly deranged, Porcelain Princess and her henchmen, the Purifiers. When the flames had at last subsided, and a kaleidoscope of swirling, dull-gray ash choked the sky, nine hundred acres of old growth iron spruce, black larch and weeping birch, was burned to utter cinders, along with the entire coven of witches comprising the Sisterhood of the Silver Teat.

Now, centuries later, the forests are somewhat re-grown, and the town of Foolswater stands where Wytchwolde-Under-Ash once did. It is said that even to this day, one can still find ashes in the otherwise potable well-water of this village. Once a year during the Winter Solstice, the “Ash-Wind” comes to Foolswater, a suffocating black cloud that passes quickly but leaves dead birds and animals in its wake, darkening the trees, and staining the sky with black snow. The inhabitants of the village know better than to be caught outside during the day-long Ash-Wind. Everyone is locked snugly inside, singing old hymns that curse and re-curse the burned witches who once called this place home.

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