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Longspeak
September 13, 2016
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The Scribe of Far Wind    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

Immortality, at any cost

Longspeak
May 13, 2016
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Jacob 'Polaris' Richter    NPCs  (Minor)   (Political)

Guiding Star: Profiling Jacob ‘Polaris’ Richter
--by Jamie Easton, New York Times

Everyone knows his name. Everyone knows his legend. Congressman Jacob Richter has spent the past two decades trying to distance himself from the name Polaris and much of what the name represents. To many, the name is a sign of respect, and gratitude. To Jacob, it's a reminder of unreasonable expectations and a life he did not choose. But in my latest profile of prominent members of the Delta Community, I learned there is more Polaris in Jacob Richter than he’d like to admit.

Longspeak
September 2, 2015
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Legacy, Part IV - Secrets    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

Confronting the men who were about to break into his flat, Kevin hopes for answers. Instead, he finds more unanswered questions.

Longspeak
October 20, 2014
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Seven Forms Ascendant Hunter    NPCs  (Major)   (Combative)

This new version of Hunter is inspired by some insightful feedback by PoisonAlchemist. PA's comments highlighted issues with the internal consistency and motives of Hunter, and also some things in my head which never made it onto the page. After chatting with PoisonAlchemist and others, I decided to re-write this character as a new submission to allow a side by side comparison. Presented here is the new Hunter, co-written by PoisonAlchemist.

Longspeak
October 14, 2014
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Legacy, Part III - Delta Company    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

While reading his great-grandfather’s memoirs, Kevin realizes someone is watching his flat. What’s Jenny involved him in this time?

Longspeak
October 9, 2014
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Legacy, Part II - Bloody    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

At his great-grandfather’s funeral, Kevin Baxter meets an old friend, bearing a gift. She called it his great-grandfather’s legacy....

Longspeak
October 8, 2014
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Legacy, Part I - Goodbye    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

In the world of Delta Factor, everyone knows the first Delta appeared on September 11, 2001, when he saved the World Trade Center from a terrorist attack. There have been thousands of Expressions since then, but Jacob ‘Polaris’ Richter was unquestionably the first.

Wasn’t he?

Longspeak
May 1, 2014
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New Personal Best    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

Intense, personal stress can trigger expression, turning Baseline into Delta. In many cases, the stress comes from life-threatening danger. But in some...

Longspeak
April 15, 2014
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Ellen Lancaster    NPCs  (Minor)   (Artistic/Performance)

Singing Her Own Song: Profiling Ellen Lancaster
--by Jamie Easton, New York Times
Ellen Lancaster is a woman who refuses to be labeled. Eschewing recognition, this powerful Delta seeks fulfillment through helping others find their voice. While her tale might seem one of rags to riches, she sees only a lifetime of riches, many of them far more precious than material wealth.

Longspeak
April 10, 2014
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The Song That Doesn't End, Part One    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

In the world of Delta Factor, one young woman fights a never-ending war with a remorseless enemy.

Longspeak
April 10, 2014
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Sarah Voltaire    NPCs  (Major)   (Combative)

Falling Toward Grace: Profiling Sarah Voltaire
--by Jamie Easton, New York Times
From one of the world's most powerful and prominent Deltas to part-time barista in Greenwich Village, the life of Sarah Voltaire might seem like a fall from grace. But spending a warm afternoon with her recently, I came to know a woman who has fallen not from, but towards grace.

Longspeak
February 13, 2014
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Felicia 'Fever' Cortez    NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)

"Is it hot in here, or..."

An NPC for Delta Factor (or other Supers) designed using a random roll from the NPC Generator and presented using my Organic NPCs presentation model.

Longspeak
January 31, 2014
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Organic NPCs (and PCs)    Articles  (Character)   (Gaming - In General)

There are plenty of resources available to help detail characters. I wanted a way to organize and present those details in play naturally.

Longspeak
September 16, 2013
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Desert Rose    Locations  (Regional)   (Desert)

I dream of rain; I dream of gardens in the desert sand

--Sting, Desert Rose

Longspeak
September 16, 2013
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Dragon's Wake    Locations  (City)   (Water)

Once known by another name, the port city of Dragon's Wake suffered terrible tragedy, from which it is still recovering.

Longspeak
September 12, 2013
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The Five Orders of Ivory Tower    Society/ Organizations  (Political)   (Country/ State)

With power borne from their unusual markings, men and women of the Five Orders of Ivory Tower are guardians and rulers of the Desert Realms, and guides to the people. But what secrets lay beneath their strange tattoos?

Longspeak
September 5, 2013
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All Quiet on the West Third Street Front    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

In the world of Delta Factor, not every battle takes place between costumed superhumans, or holds the fate of the world in the balance.

Longspeak
September 4, 2013
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Seven Forms Ascendant Hunter 1.0    NPCs  (Major)   (Combative)

Honor is in the Eye of the Beholder

Longspeak
September 3, 2013
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Not So Secret Identity    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

This isn't the comics

Longspeak
August 31, 2013
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She Who Dreams    NPCs  (Major)   (Political)

Aging Queen Seeking Her Successor

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       By: Psalmanazar

In the Middle Ages, and even up to the early twentieth century, most of Europe's executioners were related: the Sansons and Deiblers in France, the Pierrepoints in England, etc. The reason for this was that, it generally not being socially acceptable to, well, kill people, executioners and their children could, generally, only marry other executioners or their children.
The parallels with massively inbred, Hapsburg-style dynasties are obvious- imagine a rather clever but politically inept satirist noting this, and being sentenced by the latter to a meeting with the former; even worse, imagine a dynasty of deranged and deformed executioners- think Texas Chaisaw Massacre with government funding.

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