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Silveressa
July 7, 2012
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The Darkest of Winters: Session #6    Articles  (Campaign)   (Gaming - In General)

“Fly? Anyone can fly a plane, it’s easy. Landing it in one piece, now that’s a might bit trickier.” –Renee Black, clarifying her piloting skills.

“That reminds me why they tell you to put your head between your knees when assuming a crash position, it’s so you can kiss your ass goodbye.” –Jessy Hannaford, remembering basic flight safety.

Silveressa
July 7, 2012
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The Darkest of Winters: Session #5    Articles  (Campaign)   (Gaming - In General)

“And to think this time last year, my biggest worry was keeping my bowels move’n on a regular schedule.” -Jessy Hannaford, reminiscing about the good o’l days.

“Hey, that’s one upside of a zombie apocalypse; you’re never constipated for very long.” -Riley Stetson, proving there’s a positive side to every situation.

Silveressa
July 5, 2012
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Pet & Peer NPCs    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

Sometimes playing a major NPC that’s part of the party can be tough. After all, it’s hard not to have the NPC come up with a winning strategy, spot a piece of evidence or find a trap the PCs overlooked. However, if one does this too much, the NPC becomes the crutch the group leans on as soon a problem presents itself.

When done too little, the NPC is usually treated as a useless addition outside of menial labor and an extra weapon in combat. Here are a few techniques to keep them fun and useful , and become a party member the GM and players will like having around.

Silveressa
July 4, 2012
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The Darkest of Winters: Session #4    Articles  (Campaign)   (Gaming - In General)

 

"Don’t think for a minute just because you’re “go’in commando” it’s going to improve your gun skills or our chances of gettin out of this alive.” -Jessy Hannaford, commenting on Heather’s lack of undergarments.

“Cheap talk from the guy wearing *my* panties on his leg.” -Heather Wilks, pointing to her makeshift bandage adorning Jessy’s leg wound.

Silveressa
July 4, 2012
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The Darkest of Winters: Session #3    Articles  (Campaign)   (Gaming - In General)

“On second thought I might just get ‘mself a preachers collar and a rabbi cap, jus in case.” -Jessy Hannaford discussing the “spray and pray” method of full auto fire with Riley.

“You’d better bring a bible for your last rites as well, and shovel, ’cause if your “friendly fire” comes within spitting distance of me or my pups again, I’ll bury your grizzled, dehydrated, jerky lov’n ass on boot hill!” -Heather Wilks, still fumed about Jessy’s last full auto experience almost killing her.

“I see why they call her a hound master now, that gals one right bitch most’a the time.”-Jessy Hannaford’s quiet observation spoken to Riley.

 

Silveressa
July 4, 2012
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The Darkest of Winters: Session #2    Articles  (Campaign)   (Gaming - In General)

“Whooeee Uncle! you smell like the inside of a cows butt hole!” -Tommy Booths, commenting on his uncles new “cologne.”
“So does his breath.” -Renee Black, quietly stating the obvious.

Session #1 may be found Here.

Silveressa
July 4, 2012
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The Darkest of Winters: Intro and Prologue    Articles  (Campaign)   (Gaming - In General)

“A road trip? In this mess that used to be America? Yer outta your minds, I’d rather sleep with a rabid porcupine!” -Phil McGuire Ranch Hand on the Happy Trails Horse Ranch when asked about coming with the group to find a safer haven up north.

A Dead Reign zombie apocalypse campaign synopsis, Session #1 of 32.

Silveressa
July 4, 2012
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Running a Zombie Apocalypse    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

A few quick and techniques any GM can use to make a zombie apocalypse campaign a success without becoming to stressful or repetitive for to run over the long term:

Silveressa
July 22, 2011
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Silveressa's Voting Practices    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Citadel Help)

A similar sub to Mourns Voting Practices, simply how I vote on subs/vote in general.

Silveressa
July 11, 2011
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What Lies Beyond Death    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

The Diary of young girl who finds herself trapped in purgatory,  searching  salvation and trying to make sense of that which is deliberatly insane. (A prelude to the entry found in my Chasers submission.)

Ideally the creatures described within this (ongoing) sub will be detailed in turn as their own seperate submissions eventally painting a complete picture of purgatoy.

Silveressa
July 10, 2011
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Organizing Your Campaign On the Computer    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

After a little urgin gfrom Valadarr I've put togther a short article detailing how to organize your campaign on a compuiter to make finding notes and key images a breeze to show the players or print for handouts as desired.

Silveressa
April 29, 2011
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Everything I learned about life from role-playing games    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

Similar to threads I've seen on other rpg sites, this is a collection of things I or others in my group have learned while role-playing. Feel free to add to the scroll with your memorable experiences at the table.

Silveressa
February 15, 2011
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Premonitions    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

A horror short story that was inspired by of one of my Kult rpg characters background. Disturbing content, adult language, graphic descriptions, and horrifying situations are contained within, reader discretion is advised.

Silveressa
January 15, 2011
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30 Starship Air & Maintenance Duct Problems    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Cramped crawl spaces, virtually all starships have them, and usually most players ignore them. Unless a nasty alien gets loose inside the ship, even many Gms don't give them a second thought..

Here are 30 other issues that could require some crawl space access and provide an interesting sub plot.

Silveressa
January 13, 2011
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Things Are Not Always As They Seem    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

This humorous short fiction piece was inspired by a late night chat with a couple gamer friends about how alien cultures would possibly interpret some of the more "colorful" aspects of our society.  

Silveressa
December 12, 2008
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Descriptive combat    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - In General)

How to make combat interesting and more than: "Well, I’m going to hit him with my sword."

Silveressa
November 15, 2008
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Some Guidelines For Adventure Creation and GMing    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

Quick effective tips on making adventure design and gming a little easier.

Silveressa
May 19, 2008
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Darkest of Winters    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - In General)

This a post apocalypse adventure/horror novel, the prologue of which I’m putting up here and will be updating with further chapters.

Rated R for graphic violence and some profanity.

Silveressa
April 29, 2008
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Bridgeton Asylum    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - In General)

A modern day horror story focused around an (supposedly)abandoned insane asylum

Silveressa
April 28, 2008
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Battlefield Promotions: Scars of War    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - In General)

A Sci-fi tale surrounding a Earth force captains first command and battle against an unknown alien race.

This is the first 2 1/2 chapters of my on going Battlefield promotion novella, I have attempted to blend third and first person writing together in a smooth natural fashion, and strived to keep true to the details of space as it’s understood by modern astronomy today.

It may be a bit slow to pick up the pace in the beginning, but it does gain momentum.

For those who are curious I’d consider this story to be rated PG-13 or R due to descriptive violence.

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Cold Comfort

       By: Murometz

Cold Comfort is a long-sword of star-steel, its blade giving off a wan, blueish light. Its grip is wrapped tightly in snow-serpent hide, and its pommel bears a single opalescent gemstone.

This blade is enchanted in such a way, that whoever wields it, begins to fall completely and irrevocably "in love" with the weapon. This love does not manifest itself as the expected reverence and bond formed between any warrior and his weapon, but as a deeper, truer love, one has for a soul-mate of the same species! The longer the wielder carries Cold Comfort the stronger and more disturbing this love becomes, and only the most powerful of magicks can potentially break the sword's insidious spell. The blade's owner will even speak to and coo to the weapon, convinced that the sword understands and returns this epic love.

If the blade's wielder somehow loses the weapon or has it taken away, they will become inconsolable, and will predictably go to "ends of the earth and back" to retrieve it at any cost. Such is the weapon's curse that even separation from it does not damper the feelings the owner has for the sword. Legends tell of several distraught and mind-addled knights who even years after losing the blade, still wander the country-side searching for their lost love. And woe be to the "new lover" if and when they find him or her.

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