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MoonHunter
December 15, 2005
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It is a Small World    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

This article is also know as World Building 1A.

MoonHunter
December 15, 2005
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Dip Happen    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

I personally always recomend creating your own game worlds for your campaigns.  It makes the game your own, rather than something you are just using.  Most people will not run characters that other people create. why should game worlds be any different.

MoonHunter
December 14, 2005
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Gaming is Like Pizza    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)

From Feudal Japan to the modern Pizzaria, you can learn a great deal about gaming from food.

MoonHunter
December 14, 2005
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Campaigns are like Plants    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Game Mastering)

Literally, Campaigns are like plants.  They can only grow if the conditions are right.  The GM must plant them in the correct place and right environmental conditions (i.e. the players must like the ideas behind the games and be willing to play in them). Just like the gardener must prepare the soil and growing environment, the GM must create the basics of the campaign before play.

MoonHunter
December 14, 2005
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Lazy's man guide to constructing a CoC or Horror adventure    Articles  (Scenario)   (Gaming - Genre)

This is a great article posted on another site (who reposted it from another site, who took it from another), but I thought many would enjoy it here. It is The Lazy Man’s Guide for Constructing a Call of the Cthulhu Adventure, written by Sandy Petersen, original author of the Call of Cthulhu.

MoonHunter
December 14, 2005
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Larping Advice    Articles  (Other Gaming)   (Gaming - In General)

Larping is Live Action Role Playing. Instead of sitting around a table, play is done “in action”, up and moving about. Any resolution besides social ones are done by some “lite” mechanic. It can be a great deal of fun.

MoonHunter
December 13, 2005
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PC Death and the Threshold of Acceptance    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

One of the most heated topics in gaming is the arguments about player character death. Should the GM and the Players be antagonistic with each other? Should the results lay like the dice? What about story continuity and the investment in time and effort into the characters. Everyone seems to have strong opinions about this.

MoonHunter
December 13, 2005
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10 in 10    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

The journey of 1000 metaphorical miles begins with putting your hands on keys and typing away.

MoonHunter
December 13, 2005
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Shelandra Batwind    NPCs  (Minor)   (Mystical)

Shelandra looks the part of a powerful Necromantic Sorceress. She is tall, pale, and coldly beautiful. She has a castle that always seems to have a storm over it. She has pet monsters. She has a small personal army of Skeletons. She scares the peasants and makes the local nobles uneasy. However, if pressed, nobody can actually recall her doing anything really Evil.

MoonHunter
December 11, 2005
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LastTrueResta'Fin-esd'theStoneRiver and StoneRiver    Locations  (Area)   (Plains)

There are two “villages” here. They are totally different, yet totally linked.

MoonHunter
December 11, 2005
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Avalon    Locations  (City)   (Mountains)

Avalon is set among the beautiful green rolling hills of the biome. The homes here are right out of a Maxwell Parish or Thomas Kincaide painting, little Tudor styled cottages and a quaint temple.  They cluster around the central plaza, which is really just the intersection of three undertravelled Imperial roads (South to Antioch, East to the Villages, NorthEast of GreatRidge road).

MoonHunter
December 11, 2005
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Known World Villages    Locations  (City)   (Any)

This is the Arth component of the Random Villages thread. These are not so random, but the named ones and with a smattering of real randoms

MoonHunter
December 11, 2005
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Explaining Roleplaying - The MoonHunter Way    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Everyone has their own take on what roleplaying games truly are. This is mine.

MoonHunter
December 11, 2005
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Falconry or Hawking    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Falconry or Hawking is the sport of hunting with a trained bird of prey, usually a hawk or falcon. It has been practiced by a number of cultures through out the centuries.

MoonHunter
December 10, 2005
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NPCs out of History    NPCs  (Campaign)   (Knowledge/Lore)

History is full of interesting and exotic people who can help to populate your world.  They can help illuminate the range of what people think is possible for your world (or you can consider them PCs run by players not in your game).

MoonHunter
December 10, 2005
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Spell Components - we don't need any stink'n spell components    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

Most of the people who “spell components” really don’t know anything about magic. Components are used as tools, symbols to help focus the concentration and associations for the spell caster. Rarely is anything “consumed” in the casting, unless it is a sacrifice or burned.

MoonHunter
December 10, 2005
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True Immersion    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

You can talk the talk, but can you walk the walk?

MoonHunter
December 10, 2005
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Steamery - A type of magic    Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (General)

Steamery is a type of learning, like Magery and Lettery (Magic of Written words, Scholarly works), akin to Alchemy which combined elements of the two. It is considered a type of magic, the use of the four basic elements to produce “magical” power.

MoonHunter
December 10, 2005
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Kythrythe - People of the Insect God    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (City/ Ruin)

The Kythrythe are a different kind of people. Given their worship of the Insect God Kythrellemen, they are more than just Humans. These people, except for their eyes, will be normal people at first glance. Some might be quite big or small or graceful, but they look like people. At second glance you will notice their small antena peeking out from their hair. Every now and again, you will see one that has been "blessed" by the God and granted "Marks of the God", insect like physical abilities.

MoonHunter
December 9, 2005
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I want a Battle of Pelennor Fields in my campaign    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

Did you, like me, sit in the cinema thinking “Now this is what I want to achieve for my campaign climax”? Did you sit around afterwords trying to figure out how? Well I did, and here it is.

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The Nomin gypsies have a fiddling competition every year, known as the Danse de Velose. Beaters hit out the rhythm on taut drums and the competitors start to play, slowly at first. Youngsters can compete, but are soon pulled away by worried mothers, before the competition becomes too dangerous. After two hours the haunting tune has become dazzlingly fast. You can resign at any time, but the moment you make a mistake you receive an arrow through the neck. Strings may snap, but the players must play on. The whole affair never lasts much longer than three hours, and the last fiddler playing is crowned king of the gypsies.

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