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Murometz
August 23, 2006
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Ye Olde English, the Archaic Word Challenge    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Forsooth!! (whatever the hell that means)

Ever since I bought a copy of Jeffrey Kacirk’s Forgotten Words tome, I have become somewhat obsessed with, well…forgotten words. As you read these bizarre, often-silly, and sometimes downright sensible words, phrases and their meanings, you may discover what I did. It seemed that almost every term I came across, instilled some sort of fantasy rpg idea in my head.

I propose a challenge for all word-lovers! Pick any one and do a submission featuring and inspired by said word. Simple enough right? I tried to pick some of the jucier ones.

This can be added to in three ways. Firstly as mentioned, as an entire submission based on one word or phrase. Secondly, more funky archaic terms can be added alphabetically as scrolls, and thirdly, just by using a word or two in future submissions.

If nothing else, these words can be used to pleasantly pepper one’s writing!

Murometz
July 30, 2006
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Fountain of Goats    Locations  (Ruins)   (Desert)

Font of Damnable Contemplation

Murometz
July 22, 2006
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Pooskers    Society/ Organizations  (Knowledge/Lore)   (World Wide)

A peculiar guild of specialists. "Flick your ticks, slice your lice, squeeze your fleas."

Murometz
July 18, 2006
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Nayer's Slayers    NPCs  (Major)   (Combative)

Doomed by the Shadow…

Murometz
July 18, 2006
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Umbral Fens & the Road to Chiaroscuro    Locations  (Area)   (Swamp)

The Swollen Shadow’s magic is such, that anyone transported to its demi-plane, will always first arrive in the somber and hazy Umbral Fens, which surround the City of Shadow. After some searching one may find the Brittle Road, which leads through the shadow-choked swamps, to the City proper.

Murometz
July 18, 2006
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The Tenebrists    Society/ Organizations  (Artistic/Performance)   (Area)

A Renaissance dawns. A School of Art emerges.

Murometz
July 18, 2006
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The Swollen Shadow    Plots  (Mystical)   (Multi-Storyline)

Shadows gather…and linger.

Murometz
July 9, 2006
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Shadow Bestiary    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (City/ Ruin)

Featured creatures of the Swollen Shadow Codex.

Murometz
June 10, 2006
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Jul-Ghose the Prophet    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Plains)

“Like a great, green god he stalks the savannah!”

Murometz
June 3, 2006
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The Lingonberry Report    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

TOP SECRET! A Pickled Herring

Murometz
May 21, 2006
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Aspergoi    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Mountains)

Vog’s Children, the Lava-Oil Symbiotes

Murometz
May 21, 2006
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Vog's Reckoning    Plots  (Mystical)   (Campaign)

The Age of Vog…The Unending Winter of Discontent, The Epoch of Smoke and Ash.

Murometz
May 6, 2006
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The Puchinegs    NPCs  (Extras)   (Artistic/Performance)

Send in the clowns.

Murometz
April 29, 2006
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One Hundered Twenty Three Islands!    Locations  (Area)   (Water)

The sea is calm, the morning mists clear, the seagulls cry out, and land comes into view

Murometz
April 22, 2006
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My First Character    Articles  (Character)   (Gaming - In General)

We all remember our first loves!...Thats right! I mean our first rpg characters of course. For many of us, it included a ratty piece of paper, a #2 pencil, and six sided die. Didnt need much more than that back then :D.

Got this idea while reminiscing with Scras. Just post your first character, a few lines to a paragraph, thats all I ask. In the words of Fiddler on the Roof, “Those were the days my friends.”

Murometz
April 8, 2006
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Votes: 15 / 4.700000
The Leviathan Pool    Locations  (Area)   (Water)

The Whales Graveyard.

Murometz
April 4, 2006
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Cloister of the Empty Table    Society/ Organizations  (Mystical)   (Area)

Come ye who HUNGER!

Murometz
March 24, 2006
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Songs Of Fantasy!    Plots  (Coincidence)   (Single-Storyline)

Everyone can think of a favorite song or two (or three) which can easily be translated into a fantasy rpg concept, be it an item, plot, location, or what have you. Just take the lyrics of your favorite real-life ditty, and go from there!

Murometz
March 18, 2006
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Votes: 9 / 4.777778
Powlgraff    Locations  (City)   (Plains)

Powlgraff, The Fowl City.

Murometz
March 12, 2006
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Ideas: 14
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The Black Market    Locations  (Area)   (Any)

What thieves convention can be complete without the ubiquitous Black Market! The specifics can obviously be as varied as one’s imagination. In fact, please consider this as the scroll it’s intended to be. The more stalls and booths the merrier!! Scras and I would like to see forty or so by next years convention. These are just twelve random ones we came up with. Some are quite standard, while others slightly more unorthodox. Maggot, your ‘thief bugs’ & their insidious proprietor go here.

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Man-Eating Grapes!

       By: Murometz

A wild species, vinus homophagus, more akin to sea-grape rather than the terrestrial variety, is not a monster despite its fanciful name. The grapes, a deep purple color when in bloom, and oozing dewdrops of perspiration, like the most prized and delectable of drinking wine grapes, do however deserve their moniker. Wine made from this fruit, is deadly to most humanoids, as is the raw berry, if plucked and eaten from the vine. It is the unnatural chemical concoction found within the fruit’s tart skin, which gives the man-eating grape its name. The chemical stew found inside each berry, functions as a necrotic agent, the same as found in some species of venomous snakes. The grapes literally eat the victim from the inside out, via cell death, dissolving organs and flesh in quick succession.

The tribes of Pra-Oohk Crater, from the jungles of Ghlush are known to sell the fermented “wine” of this grape to merchants of distant lands. Sadly, the taste of the concoction is divine when first quaffed, and even worse, the man-eating grape wine will never detect as poisonous via mundane means, its horrid natures somehow masking all attempts. Luckily the man-eating grapes are extremely rare, and endemic to humid jungles.

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