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MoonHunter
November 10, 2005
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The Corner Klah    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

This is a Tea and Klah shop on the corner of two large streets. The streets meet at an odd angle, so the Corner Klah is a odd pie wedge shaped establishment. It has a few chairs and small table outside for patrons to avoid the noise inside for the noise outside.

MoonHunter
November 10, 2005
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Silver Threads    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

Silver Thread’s shop is a tailors shop. The shop mistress and her crew can produce a wide variety of local styled clothing in a wide variety of local cloths. While most clothes are always custom made, Silver Thread’s shop actually has premade clothing.

MoonHunter
November 10, 2005
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Red Caps Guild Station    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

Guild Stations are found in almost every town and city. They serve several functions. No matter what the local buildings are like, they have distinctive red doors and a lamp that is always kept burning to its right.

MoonHunter
November 10, 2005
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Bogmoors    Locations  (Establishment)   (Swamp)

Bogmoors has been here for 721 years. It started with an ale stop for the Imperial invaders. From there it has been a similar stop for every wave of invaders since then, as well as every local for a good walk’s distance.

MoonHunter
November 10, 2005
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Silver Chalice    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

The Silver Chalice is the shop (and market stall) where Fredius Cancian of Amar sells his fine wines.  His wines are a bit pricey, but worth the cost as they are generally better than the local wines. (note: He sells finer local wines as well, just they are few and far between).

MoonHunter
November 10, 2005
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The Lyrans: A New Take on Elves    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

These people could exist on a world with mythical elves, as they are not another race… they are humans.  They are an ethnic group that is far removed from “normal” human stock. They have many traits (physical and cultural) that make them very different.  Given Lyran culture and ways, if the Lyrans “went away”, a few hundred years later people would think of Lyrans the same way as we think of Elves…  some strange mythical peoples.

MoonHunter
November 10, 2005
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But I don't have that book!    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

But I don’t have that book! Have you heard this before? You want to run this great new game (new setting) but your players are balking partly because they don’t want to buy the game you are so enchanted with “this week”.  There is a solution.

MoonHunter
November 10, 2005
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Running a Game, the MoonHunter way    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

Running a Game, the MoonHunter way. It is pretty bare bones, but it is pretty self explanatory.

MoonHunter
November 10, 2005
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Starting a Campaign the MoonHunter way.    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

Starting a Campaign the MoonHunter way, what more is there to say?

MoonHunter
November 10, 2005
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Lights, Camera, Action    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)

What makes great entertainment for Gamers? Movies. They love action movies, even if their favorite pastime is reading books, writing websites, learning ancient languages, or gaming like madmen. If you pattern your games and campaigns after movies, you are sure to have an entertaining game.

MoonHunter
November 9, 2005
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It's midnight (GM time crunch)    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

Pieh asked:Its around midnight, you are scheduled to play some RPG at about 10am. All of a sudden you find out the DM is sick (sore throat, ect) and he knows you’re planning a game. The problem is you only have a world map. You don’t want to disappoint everyone by letting them show up with no game to play, what do you do?

MoonHunter
November 9, 2005
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The Ten Commandments    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - In General)

Come down from the mountain with your stone tablets. Give forth your wisdom in the format of 10 statements that pertain to gaming.

MoonHunter
November 9, 2005
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Swords. Why does it always have to be swords?    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)

Excalibur. Stormbringer. Sting. I blame fantasy authors and history professionals that have over simplified things for this preoccupation with swords.

MoonHunter
November 9, 2005
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Writing a Campaign Setting Sourcebook    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Getting a campaign setting sourcebook published is for many game masters the ultimate dream.

MoonHunter
November 9, 2005
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It is not a Genre (Sci-Fi)    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Starships, Laser Beams, Computers, and Aliens do not Science Fiction make!

MoonHunter
November 9, 2005
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So You Want to Publish a Game    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Quote: Alec_Shadowkin I am very much interested in learning how to go about getting something rp-oriented published. I know there are a few of you here who have been and I would be appreciative if you could explain what type of stuff has been published and how you went about getting involved with it, i.e. finding a publisher, etc…

MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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Qanquen Trees    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

The name for and the tree itself come from a land far away. The name means Long Wall in some foreign tongue. It is representative on how these trees grown.

MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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Samhain's Kiss    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

Samhain’s kiss is an blue starlike flower that signals the end of period of bounty and the period of loss. It is also symbolically linked to “the other side” and is used in a number of traditions.

MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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Orc Rose    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

A careful forester keeps an eye out for the Orc Rose. The presence of Orc Roses in an area often shows that Orcs have been, or are, in the area. This way they can avoid suprises.

MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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Torren Mangrove    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Swamp)

“Evil” often infests swamp. This tree thrives when the other plants wither under the presence of true Evil. However, this is not an evil plant, but a land healing one as nature attempts to reclaim its own.

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       By: Raptyr

Nine times out of ten, it’s the undead that do the running.

Not strictly animal or vegetable, the Corpse bud is a peculiar individual that shares characteristics from multiple kingdoms and species. In appearance, all corpse buds bear a shape of a large rounded top bud divided into four lateral segments, and a much longer, narrower bottom bud, also divided into four segments. Between the two halves are a set of four radial limbs, rounded on top and flat on the bottom, covered with tiny serrated hooks facing towards the body. In overall size, it’s limbs reach as wide as a spread hand, with the body being as thick as a fist. It is as long as a human hand from top to bottom.

Internally, the top bud of the corpse bud contains a bacteria filled membrane that produces the hydrogen that the corpse bud uses to stay aloft, and a series of fungal gills for the dispersal of spores for reproduction. The lower half of the bud contains a number of fine filaments, as well as a sharp barbed stinger containing a powerful local anaesthesia.

The Corpse Bud mobilizes by inflating its top bud, and steers by rotating its arms rapidly about its body. The corpse bud ordinarily drifts with the wind, orienting towards the scent of recent decay and death. It preys on the recently dead, burrowing the lower bud into the victim, using the anaesthesia in case the victim is dying, and not truly deceased. Once embedded, it releases its filaments into the body, replacing the current nervous system. This gives it full animation of the body, and allows the corpse bud to direct it.

Corpse buds are not a malevolent species, being primarily concerned with breaking down the host body for food, and infecting the reproductive cycle with spores in order to mate with other corpse-bud bodies. To preserve the corpse for this purpose, Corpse buds will seek out dry locations to prevent bacteria from destroying the corpses. This often causes a large number of corpse buds to gather in a single location.

In culture, Corpse buds are used to repair broken spines or degenerative diseases, as the sentient mind will easily overcome the mind of the non-sentient corpse bud. Once infected by a corpse bud, however, removal is usually fatal, and the infected individual cannot reproduce, or risk infecting another. Thus, it is a technique often reserved for the elderly, or a last resort.

Necromancers and other dark sorcerers will often preserve the corpses of their victims magically, and infect them with corpse buds, creating traditional undead as well, so as to seed their lairs with undead both offensive and non, in order to throw their enemies off balance. They will also enslave the rudimentary minds of the corpse buds, and transform the docile things into a plague. There have also been accounts of magically transformed corpse buds with stronger minds and a taste for living flesh, but thus far all accounts are unproven rumors.

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