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Strolen
September 16, 2007
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Saving Plague    Dungeons  (Any)   (Rooms/ Halls)

The players have a chance to cure the plague that has sprouted up upon their travels. Will they choose to do the right thing and help bring health back to the region?

Strolen
December 14, 2006
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Comments: 5
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Votes: 5 / 3.700000
Sieka    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)

Named for a type of tick found in the wastelands of Acheron, it is extremely tiny, barely the size of an ant or ladybug and, due to its bright blue coloring and segmented, mite-like body, it is often taken to be a strange insect. It is not, however, a harmless bug.

Strolen
July 22, 2006
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Comments: 6
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Votes: 4 / 4.375000
Torrent Falls    Dungeons  (Water)   (Style)

Hidden above an alcove behind a forgotten waterfall could be one of the last intact temples of a long persecuted religious order dedicated to the worship of their water elemental patron.

Strolen
December 23, 2005
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.916667
Adventurers Guild Contract    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

I could think of many times such a party contract would of come in handy.

Strolen
December 11, 2005
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 104
Votes: 7 / 4.571429
Random Villages    Locations  (City)   (Any)

Awhile ago I started a small list of random villages…I think many turned out to be plots, but thought I would throw them out here for fun.

Strolen
November 19, 2005
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.875000
Artisan District    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

The Artisans District is home to the large, half shell theatre the Lorantos Theatre. The theatre is named after Lorantos Trugeone, a famous bard who was invited to the city and never got around to leaving.

Strolen
November 15, 2005
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Comments: 5
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Votes: 3 / 3.333333
The Hilbus Series    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

Penned by a famed artist/naturalist who was known for his wide travels is a series of illustrated books detailing vegetation, animals, and insects that he had studied. Each manuscript has a very detailed picture of the subject with appropriate labelings accompanied by a recourse on the observations and/or uses of the subject.

Strolen
November 8, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 2.875000
King's Finger    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

It is a squeeky clean flower.

Strolen
November 8, 2005
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 3.150000
The Wizard's Rube    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

A bright red flower that faces certain directions all in unison.

Strolen
October 30, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 4.250000
Roman Legion Ranks    Systems  (Combat/ Warfare)   (Historical)

Rome. It was defined by its Glories and its Horrors. What were its military’s ranks.

Strolen
October 30, 2005
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 2
Votes: 4 / 4.000000
Rank Systems    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

I am always looking for rank structures to use in games. It is my hope that you will share some of your historical knowledge or ranks and/or reveal to us the hierarchy of ranks in the games that you play.

Strolen
October 30, 2005
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.083333
Treasure. It happens    Articles  (Character)   (Game Mastering)

Treasure is both the bane and boon of gaming campaigns. The purpose of all this was to bring up some more obvious, but often overlooked, types of treasure. The focus too often is on gold, gems, and magic items when the fun could be enriched by recognizing some awkward, but just as valuable, alternate items. Don’t pass up that ornately carved throne gathering dust in the lair of ogres. Don’t pass up that odd colored flower that your character has never seen. Take it all with you. You never know what you might get for it.

Strolen
October 29, 2005
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.714286
Rainbow Snails    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)

Both beautiful and delicious, these highly sought creatures are almost extinct in some areas.

Strolen
October 24, 2005
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Comments: 18
Ideas: 9
Votes: 9 / 4.666667
Longbows    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Does your character use the longbow? Here are some ideas to make the use of the longbow more realistic and more fun. It doesn’t have to be just another weapon. The longbow is a specialized weapon with many characteristics that make it unique and fun to role play with.

Strolen
October 5, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 18 / 4.500000
Noam Splinter    NPCs  (Major)   (Criminal/Espionage)

Most established villages have their neighborhood hermit and Enders is no exception. If only the folks of Enders knew who they harbored, it may have been a very different story for old Noam.

Strolen
November 22, 2003
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.375000
Chome's Necklace    Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)

Chome was an unlucky magician that lost an arm in a horrible spell backfire. Undeterred he created this necklace which gives him a phantom arm.

Strolen
October 6, 2003
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Comments: 9
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Votes: 4 / 3.750000
Puzzle Room    Dungeons  (Underground)   (Puzzles)

To be used for the final encounter, find the final treasure, or anything that needs to be hidden away better then normal. Typical “who the heck would ever spend the time making it” but it is fun and a mental challenge for a change.

Strolen
October 4, 2003
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 4.678571
Circle of Thieves    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

The crown of King Lorin has been stolen! Upon leaving the city the players are searched and the crown is found in their possession. They plead their innocence and are given a task, that task leads to another, and to another?

Strolen
July 22, 2003
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.500000
Rangerwood    Locations  (Forest/ Jungle)   (Country/ State)

Rangerwood is an immense, heavily wooded area that covers a bulk of northern Aros. The inhabitants of this region are mostly human. Most of those that live in the woods are rangers or druids and almost all of these hold the title of Seekers.

Strolen
May 25, 2003
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Akibara    Plots  (Duty)   (Single-Storyline)

Old swords, ancient kings, and forgotten cities. Once the greatest city in the land, now guarded by darkness and death. Akibara was one of the hubs of the east, gateway to the sea, entrance to the lands. Now it lies amid a forgotten desert of ruin and death.

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Pearl Spider Economics

       By: Murometz

These rare, fist-sized spiders do not make webs, but rather excrete secretions which harden upon contact with air. These "droppings" resemble barley-sized spider eggs, or even lustrous pearls, once the slime coating them, dries up. In fact, dried Pearl Spider "drops" are indistinguishable from the marine varieties produced by mollusks, and hence of identical value on the open market!

Several centuries ago, they were studied by naturalists, and several observations were made. Firstly, was that these spiders "lay" these pearls for no apparent or discernible "natural" reason, and secondly, the naturalists had discovered that the more these spiders ate or were fed--and they were true omnivores--the larger the spider pearls came out.

A cottage industry began. Enterprising merchants hunted and collected these creatures across the lands, erecting spider-farms for the manufacture of Spider Pearls. It wasn't long before someone got the idea to force-feed the spiders, ala foie gras geese, and soon, the fattened spiders began pooping out pearls of great size! (relatively speaking). The regular pearl market came to disarray, and prices and value fluctuated wildly.

[b]Plothook[/b] The Mermen Mercantile Alliance hires the party to eradicate all terrestrial Pearl Spider Farms!

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