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November 14, 2016
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Enigma Ciphers    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

The Enigma - the 'unbreakable' German WWII cipher that has become an icon of cryptography and mystery. Learn how it works and why it is a great cipher for role-playing games.

July 30, 2016
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Terminal    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

GAMEOS 2.7.11+ (DEFAULT, APR 17 2016, 14:00:29)
[GCC 5.3.1 20160413]
>>> Mageek
>>> LIST
ProjectX secret.txt plot_hook.txt evil_company_hierarchy.txt myplan.txt
>>> OPEN secret.txt
>>> OPEN plot_hook.txt
OPENING plot_hook.txt

Let the games begin...

May 30, 2016
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Secret Wizard Bases with Your Peace of Mind in Mind    Dungeons  (Underground)   (Rooms/ Halls)

You, a wizard, have a secret wizard base. Pesky adventurers and who knows what else would simply love to find it and loot all of your precious stuff. Here are some things to consider during construction.

March 27, 2016
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Sanctum of Water    Dungeons  (Water)   (Puzzles)

An underwater dungeon whose lore is heavily inspired by Lovecraft's The Temple, and whose design is inspired by Ocarina of Time's water temple. Contains interconnected water-level puzzles and is an example of a dungeon which requires a profile-view map.

November 23, 2015
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Halving Yin-Yang    Dungeons  (Any)   (Puzzles)

A geometric cut puzzle that can be inserted into any dungeon/door/treasure chest.

November 15, 2015
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The Beaches of Snæfellsjökull    Locations  (Area)   (Tundra/ Arctic)

A real-world location fit for filling out your adventure; where norse icelandic fishermen suffered unthinkable conditions throughout frigid winters to harvest the fruits of the ocean.

November 4, 2015
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The Guest Star Portends    Dungeons  (Desert)   (Puzzles)

A desert-themed astrological puzzle inspired by a 2000 year-old analog computer, an ancient supernova, and the Ziggurat of Ur.

October 24, 2015
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Cryptic Language - Tolkien Hobbit Runes    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

Dwarven runes are (mostly) an alphabetic substitution cipher on the Futhark runes. An oldie but goodie from Tolkien!

October 17, 2015
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Cryptic Language - Crypt    Dungeons  (Any)   (Puzzles)

Worn runes on ancient ruins, scrawled annotations on old maps, scribbles in the margins of arcane tomes – cryptic text is a central part of the adventuring experience. Basic encryption schemes are an excellent way to embellish your campaign with a consistent textual theme while allowing for the inclusion of messages hidden in plain sight. This post describes a simple connected cipher, named Crypt, perfect for arcane languages and alien text.

September 26, 2015
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Voodoo Reinforcement Learning    Dungeons  (Swamp)   (Puzzles)

Can you beat the swamp witch at her own game? Voodoo Reinforcement Learning is an interactive puzzle that will set your party on edge.

September 20, 2015
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Guard Riddles    Dungeons  (Any)   (Puzzles)

A primer on guarded doors, honest and dishonest sentries, and tricky questions.

July 19, 2015
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Compatible Time Travel    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Players)

Time manipulation has a special place in the realm of the supernatural. It offers endless possibilities and limitless power, but because of this can easily become game-breaking, create onerous repetition, or cause excessive confusion. This post has taken special care to present chrono-themed special abilities that play well with others and mesh with the role-playing format, all while still presenting a new collection of choices and mechanics to explore.

July 2, 2015
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Phantom Paths    Dungeons  (Any)   (Puzzles)

Phantom Paths is a mirrored motion puzzle that requires collaboration among three players. Ready to be inserted into pretty much any dungeon or setting.

August 16, 2014
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Necropolis    Dungeons  (Underground)   (Puzzles)

It lies nestled deep in the wooded hills surrounding Craeger’s Crossing, carved from the living rock of the outcroppings which dot the landscape. Evil may not enter. The living may not enter. None who have sought the remains of Sir Valyrian and the Mirror of the Zealot have ever returned. Now it is your chance to perish.

Necropolis is a self-contained role-playing puzzle adventure for three players. Heavily influenced by Dungeon & Dragons and the Tomb of Horrors, this adventure is specifically designed to strip away all of the extra fluff and focus on puzzle solving and sweet, sweet, horror.

April 13, 2013
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Pendulum Puzzle    Dungeons  (Any)   (Puzzles)

The Pendulum Puzzle is a simple ordering challenge backed up by a neat rhyme. Ready to be inserted into pretty much any dungeon or setting.


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The ochre sands stretch for miles around. Something kicks up the dust. It's a yak. A desert-yak. It ambles slowly, nuzzling the ground for the low-growing shrubs. The ranger freezes. "Stay very still," he warns. "Don't move at all."

"What is it?" you ask, breathlessly.

"It's the most dangerous creature in the whole Ocadian desert. And it's about to eat that yak..."

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