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manfred
February 20, 2017
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Selan, the Travellers    Society/ Organizations  (Travelers)   (Trans World)

Fugitives forever. Followed by the doom.

manfred
February 20, 2017
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Billy Feldsham    NPCs  (Minor)   (Domestic/ Craft)

"...needs to find balance in his personal life. However, his skill at diagnosing indicates a solid medical talent. I am confident that within a year a little guidance…"
(from the evaluation of a senior resident)

manfred
February 14, 2011
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The Visit    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

How we finally made the First Contact.

manfred
December 21, 2009
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The many ways to intelligence    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

How does a given species become intelligent? Why does one turn from somewhat smart to actually sentient, and another doesn't? What is the magic formula, if there is one?

manfred
May 17, 2009
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Spirits of Tradition    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

When a mission becomes something more.

manfred
April 17, 2009
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The Commonwealth    Society/ Organizations  (Criminal/Espionage)   (Regional)

"The Commonwealth was a terrorist movement of the early 21st century. It used online organization to coordinate its actions against governmental and commercial institutions. The name is an allusion to the…"
- Wikipedia.gov

manfred
January 27, 2009
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Emotion 17    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)

- "What about that one?"
- "They say he was a chipper back then. Took over his whole family and many more. And now, now he’s a real zombie."
Fingers snapped before his face, he didn’t notice. He just kept shuffling his cards again, that is all he did. A tear ran down his cheek. He missed the Emotion again.

manfred
January 26, 2009
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Roleplaying books    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

If you know books, you know what they can do with you.

manfred
December 21, 2008
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Seaman's Fruit    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Plains)

"And make sure the fruit stays dry."
- The Best Cook of Royal Navy, a book never read

manfred
December 12, 2008
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The Zenahin Flower    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Plains)

The Zenahin Flower, Zenahin Bloom, Star Eye, Mood Flower, Little Judge, it has many names.

manfred
November 19, 2008
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The Melaran Drakelings    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Plains)

"Never forget the season if you want to defeat the plainsfolk."

manfred
July 28, 2008
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Under the track    Plots  (Discovery)   (Single-Storyline)

- "This is train CIV1181, kilometer 15 right after the station. There is a person close to the track on my left side. Could you send somebody to look at it."
- "Understood. Anything suspicious?"
- "He simply lies there. And I think he was there yesterday, too…"

manfred
July 22, 2008
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Component Magic    Systems  (Mystical)   (Specific)

...or Lego Magic, if you will.

manfred
July 21, 2008
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Marcus Blackeye    NPCs  (Minor)   (Political)

"Go see Marcus Blackeye. He knows what to do."

manfred
July 7, 2008
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About those Furlings    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Space)

The Stargate universe has revealed to humanity many of its secrets, and left more open. One of the most persistent mysteries stay the Furlings.

manfred
April 4, 2008
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The One Night Game    Plots  (Event)   (Single-Storyline)

Do you need a change in your normal gaming pace? Bored or simply needing something different? Then come here.

manfred
March 21, 2008
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The Fourth Night    Plots  (Discovery)   (Single-Storyline)

"Did ya hear that? There’s riches found every night, all over the town! No way you can miss that!"

manfred
February 29, 2008
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Winter Shroud    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

Hold through, little Selva, do not close your eyes. It is not sleep, that comes so lightly to you. Soon you will rest under the Shroud, and wake up when the spring comes.

manfred
December 29, 2007
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Winter's Talons    Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Magical)

The wicked claw of the Hollow Woods, you would be wise to avoid their feared archers…

manfred
December 13, 2007
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FTL and the wormhole thing    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)

In pretty much every single sci-fi there is one thing common for all the seemingly different faster-than-light drives.

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Corpse Herders

       By: Murometz

The Jiangsi was the name of an undead being in Chinese folklore and mythology. Usually translated as zombie or vampire for Western palates, the Jiangsi was really neither. They appeared as simply risen, fresh corpses. They moved (peculiarly!) by hopping rather than walking, and sought out the living to suck the Qilife force from their victims.

Perhaps significantly more interesting than the Jiangsi itself, was the lore surrounding them. "Zombie wranglers", or "Corpse Herders", usually Daoist priests, were men tasked with delivering these undead beings back to their respective home towns. Tradition in China placed great importance and emphasis on the return of the dead to their homes and families, and thus the corpse herders came to be. By using magick words and talismans they would animate the dead, and by placing specially inscribed parchments of paper over the Jiangsi heads and faces, the corpse herders would be able to control the hopping corpses. Then like pied pipers, they would lead processions of subdued undead, across many miles, rhythmically chanting and ringing tiny bells.

Special inns were built across China to house these undead caravans, as the zombies could only travel by evening and night, the sun anathema to them. Rows of doors opening to barely a closet-space, lined the walls of these special establishments. Behind these doors, the corpses would be stored upright while the corpse herders rested in rooms.

The Jiangsi under the control of a corpse herder were quite harmless, merely hopping after him, silently and without complaint, for weeks and months. If however, the magicked parchment would somehow be removed from their faces, the creatures would immediately seek living humans to kill. Their thirst for Qi was unquenchable.

The job of a corpse herder was an interesting one to say the least.

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