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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
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.

manfred
November 23, 2007
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Nature not as innocent    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Sometimes is the true face of a thing forgotten, when you live in comfort, and are not forced to coexist with it.

manfred
October 27, 2007
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The Art of Linking    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Citadel Help)

The many ways of the Citadel to bind ideas together.

manfred
August 23, 2007
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Kung-Fu Training Techniques    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - Genre)

"Yes, my kung-fu is strong. You wouldn’t believe how hard it is to learn this style…"

manfred
June 18, 2007
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Terraforming    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)

"...a process of planetary engineering, specifically directed at enhancing the capacity of an extra-terrestrial planetary environment to support life. The ultimate in terraforming would be to create an uncontained planetary biosphere emulating all the functions of the biosphere of the Earth, one that would be fully habitable for human beings."

manfred
June 1, 2007
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Worlds versus Planets    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

So what is the difference between worlds and planets?

manfred
May 17, 2007
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So my characters have a pile of gold...    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Was the treasure horde too large? Or the employer too generous? Ohhh, there are so many ways of depriving heroes of their more or less deserved wealth.

manfred
May 4, 2007
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Undead Economy    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

The lowly Undead cannot be a true replacement for a living well-motivated workforce. But Undead do not tire, they do not have moods (well none worth marking), they do not require pay or lunchbreaks, and can work 24/7, if properly controled. So until activists start to fight for Undead rights, they are an interesting option.

manfred
October 9, 2006
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Afterlife    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - In General)

What kind of interesting Afterlife(s) do the people have in your game world(s), whether they believe in it or for real? Is there hell(s), or paradise(s), or something in-between? What happens when people die?

manfred
September 9, 2006
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Magic of the Lesser Creatures    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

In a fantastic world of magic, it can be assumed magic is in all living creatures to some degree, and a part of it is with concentration usable for magical purposes - humanoids are typically such users.

It is only logical, that for instance animals should have this magic, too.

manfred
September 8, 2006
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Philosophies of the future    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Where will we be one day, and what will we believe? How will we consider the world around us, and the people? How will we treat the known and the unknown, and possibly other intelligent lifeforms?

Whether close or distant future, something will be similar, and something… is very likely to be different.

manfred
June 9, 2006
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Red Herrings    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Are you a friend of adventures that bring you closer to the ultimate truth, that help you to learn your world, and teach you a valuable lesson? Or at least provide you with useful means upon your further journey? Then, my friend, better stay clear of the following things…

manfred
February 7, 2006
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Character Secrets    Articles  (Character)   (Game Mastering)

Players want their characters to be special, and a secret is one way to do it. It is also a way to better connect the character with the game world.

manfred
January 1, 2006
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Curses    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Sometimes it is necessary. Sometimes it just happens. Whether to a PC or NPC, a curse is something nasty that changes their life significantly, and not for the better. You were warned.

manfred
December 30, 2005
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Dreams    Articles  (Fiction)   (Game Mastering)

Dreams are another way to announce the future, to add colour, to guide the characters or even mislead them. This is a scroll of various dreams.

manfred
December 25, 2005
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One player campaigns    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

One player. One Game Master. Roleplaying in this way is slightly different than with a group.

manfred
December 11, 2005
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Pottery    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

This is more an overview of the subject, than a complete article. As one of my PCs had pottery in background, I tried to research it a bit, but given up after seeing way too much data.

manfred
November 9, 2005
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Comprehending warfare    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

The research reported on in this essay seeks to understand more about the judgment that there is “the time for war” in the belief that only such understanding will enable us to more effectively constrain the use of warfare.

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       By: Michael Jotne Slayer

The heroes are travelling the great seas by ship. One night when the seas are calm and everything seems fine their vessel is eaten by a great whale. The end? No. They wake in the belly of the animal, it is like a great cave. Full of wrecked ships and strange things to be discovered. Will they make it out alive?

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