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Scrasamax
August 26, 2014
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Death in the Cosmic Era    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)

Starting at the end, part of a seven section submission series.

Scrasamax
August 21, 2014
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7 Things about Team Building    Articles  (Fiction)   (Game Mastering)

The team is the functional core of a story, and as such, team building is vital to the flow of the story.

Scrasamax
July 24, 2014
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Heraldry of the Underworld    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)

In settings where there are long established underworld thief, criminal and otherwise ne'er do wells there is going to be a system of heraldry associated with those who live in and rule from the shadows.

Scrasamax
April 26, 2014
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Evolutionary Theology    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

From sticks and stones to the modern faith. (May be offensive to some readers, read with caution)

Scrasamax
April 25, 2014
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18 Gifts from Elder Gods, Outer Gods, and Cosmic Horrors    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - Genre)

18 gifts laden with madness, tainted with corruption, and otherwise as horrible as they are powerful.

Intended to be a 30, but blessed by Cult of Done

Scrasamax
March 10, 2014
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7 Things About GI Joe    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)

Knowing is Half the Battle, red and blue lasers are the other half.

Scrasamax
February 23, 2014
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7 Things About Criticism    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Citadel Help)

Criticism can be a very powerful and valuable tool if you understand how to give it, and more importantly, how to accept it.

Scrasamax
January 16, 2014
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Moebianism    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)

The plague of the Petroleum Era, the true bane of organized government

Scrasamax
January 14, 2014
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The Second Renaissance    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)

The first Renaissance was kickstarted by the Crusades and trade, the second Renaissance was fueled by a looming global crisis and international cooperation

Scrasamax
October 2, 2013
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7 Things about Lovecraftian Fiction    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

7 things that make a work of fiction Lovecraftian, even if it doesn't deal at all with the established Mythos

Scrasamax
September 7, 2013
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The Scavengers    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)

There's money to be made ripping the past out of the ground and turning it back into usable reclaimed materials. It just takes the right equipment and the wrong people.

Scrasamax
August 31, 2013
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Rebirth of the Fleet    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)

Aircraft vanished from the skies, and it changed the way war would be fought for over three centuries.

Scrasamax
August 7, 2013
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The Battlemech    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)

I have attempted several articles about the mecha of the Cosmic Era, and all of them have either died in development hell or were simply deleted. This, I hope, will be the one that I see through to the finish.

Scrasamax
August 4, 2013
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30 Things that are Awesome    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

Just what it says on the tin.

Scrasamax
July 27, 2013
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Cosmic Era Glossary    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

collection of terms used in the Cosmic Era not large enough to warrant their own submissions.

Scrasamax
June 6, 2013
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Disposable You    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)

A foundation 'Secret' of the Cosmic Era

Scrasamax
June 6, 2013
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Civilian Grade Firearms    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)

The commericaly available firearms of the Cosmic Era

Scrasamax
March 27, 2013
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Perpetual War and the Cosmic Era    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)

Meta Level submission about the nature of conflict in the Cosmic Era.

Scrasamax
March 11, 2013
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Oekaki Writing    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Citadel Help)

A stylistic writing challenge

Scrasamax
February 3, 2013
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The Last Tank    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

A man:machine:moment article regarding the tank in the Cosmic Era

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       By: tinypoisonousfish

Bag on a Stick

Very simple gag but a great one, since it can be used multiple times over, even in the same adventure. Great for tribal natives gone restless and humanoids, but anyone can have set this up. Just what the header says, a simple bag over a stick stuck in the ground or floor.

As GM you can place the bag on a stick anywhere, in a floor crack the heroes have passed before, outdoors in a clearing or path, or at the edge of the PCs' encampment the following morning, what have you. Place anything on the stick - a coiled yellow viper angered by the bag removal, mini crossbow w/poison, transdermal hallucinatory drug dusted on the bag, yellow mold colony, an NPC ally's head, a weapon, scroll tube or satchel, what have you.

The idea is to build tension and/or stall for time/distract the party. Provided it's used properly, you'll be amazed at how paranoid players will get from this simple gag.

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