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Ars Dracopodemiae
Systems  (Knowledge/Lore)   (Specific)
Chaosmark's comment on 2005-11-11 10:16 AM
Such is the unfortunate tragedy of transference from forum to site. Such a great piece of work is now comment and vote-less. But fear not, for while the dragons might return within the next thousand years, this post shall not lack a comment nor a vote for that long! 5/5 for such extensive and creative work. This is the sort of thing that will really flesh out your world if used properly. Go to Comment
Ars Dracopodemiae
Systems  (Knowledge/Lore)   (Specific)
Chaosmark's comment on 2007-08-06 04:42 PM
Bumpage, for one of the best forum transfers around. An HoH as well. I wish there could be more added to this, but I'm at a lack for what. Go to Comment
Ars Dracopodemiae
Systems  (Knowledge/Lore)   (Specific)
Chaosmark's comment on 2008-01-12 01:44 AM
More bumpage! Comment, dangit! This is a classic! Go to Comment
Ars Dracopodemiae
Systems  (Knowledge/Lore)   (Specific)
Chaosmark's comment on 2009-01-19 01:32 AM
Yearly bump for the newcomers. THIS is what you should be aspiring to in your subs. Go to Comment
Barron's Ice
Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)
Chaosmark's comment on 2005-11-10 02:52 PM
Amazing. Something so simple and so taken for granted as a freezer, converted into a fantasy setting. While I might prefer it having a bit more story, you get the (very creative) idea across in a usable format. 5/5 Go to Comment
The Returning Gem
Locations  (Establishment)   (Other)
Chaosmark's comment on 2007-11-04 04:57 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
The Returning Gem
Locations  (Establishment)   (Other)
Chaosmark's comment on 2008-12-12 10:10 PM
Bumpage. Useful world-filler/fluff. Go to Comment
Inventing Languages
Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)
Chaosmark's comment on 2007-11-05 12:34 PM
Something that was only briefly touched in the main article is that you must develop both language and culture together. Certain concepts will be more prominent within a language than others (and then there are some concepts that don't exist at all within a language). The perfect example of this is Latin. The culture has more than a few words for 'wind', denoting the various directional winds, which culturally had different personalities and were quite important in day to day life.

On the other end of the spectrum, the Romans had no philosophical language at all. None. Everything they developed a word for was physical in nature. Thus, all of the philosophical words within Latin were taken straight from Greek, because there was no Roman equivalent. But what if your imaginary culture hasn't had contact with philosophy, or a culture with such? Their language won't represent those concepts. Obviously this is an extreme example, but it shows just how language develops, both within a single culture and as cultures interact. Go to Comment
Running a Game, the MoonHunter way
Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)
Chaosmark's comment on 2009-04-21 08:47 PM
I like this article. Not sure why I haven't ever read it, since I've gone through before and read a massive amount of MH articles on GMing and World Development. All the more reason to keep on coming back. You never know what you'll find in the archives of the site.

My own little plug for Development at Start: Putting some thought into the makeup of your world can also help you put in the little things that help reinforce the consequences of what you chose to include. Not everything that gets a bit of screentime needs to be vitally important to the players. Some of it can simply help bring them deeper into the game world. Go to Comment
The Ten Commandments
Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - In General)
Chaosmark's comment on 2007-03-30 11:58 PM
Looooong. Go to Comment
The Ten Commandments
Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - In General)
Chaosmark's comment on 2008-11-20 11:43 AM
Nope. Just means we're less likely to get a large number of votes or on this one. Go to Comment
Swords. Why does it always have to be swords?
Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)
Chaosmark's comment on 2006-12-24 11:32 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Swords. Why does it always have to be swords?
Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)
Chaosmark's comment on 2010-05-30 06:54 PM
Yes. Just 'Yes'. Go to Comment
Writing a Campaign Setting Sourcebook
Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)
Chaosmark's comment on 2009-01-26 05:18 PM
If you're looking for help with rules, you might try The Forge, or another similar site. There are a number of sites that focus around rule systems and mechanics in general. The aim of Strolens is content, not mechanics. We try to be as system-independent as possible. Alternately, registering and making a post in the forums about the setting might garner both some attention and help from Strolenites. Go to Comment
Comprehending warfare
Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)
Chaosmark's comment on 2008-10-19 07:08 PM
The article is rather dry, with a light amount of commentary. Unfortunately, I can't really give this much of a vote, simply because it's a C&P with no new content. Can we come up with some ideas for how to apply this information into our game worlds? Go to Comment
Comprehending warfare
Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)
Chaosmark's comment on 2008-10-21 06:14 PM
Now see, if you modified the post to be a commentary and explanation of the article like you just did, this would've been much better. Go to Comment
Silverblooms
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Plains)
Chaosmark's comment on 2007-07-15 11:49 PM
Fluff. It works. Go to Comment
The Guild of Arcane Combatants
Society/ Organizations  (Mystical)   (World Wide)
Chaosmark's comment on 2006-03-22 09:53 PM
Honestly, I like the group and the write up, but it seems to me that this has been done more than once, to the point where it isn't all that unique anymore. I like how you've spent the time to actually make them into a decent group, but with such an abrupt ending, I can't give it a better score. Go to Comment
The Stuck Chimney
Locations  (Establishment)   (Other)
Chaosmark's comment on 2008-01-11 04:22 PM
Nice catch here. It's simple, yet quite effective in it's purpose. It looks like the perfect backdrop for a meeting. Nice work manfred. Go to Comment
Guildensterns Book House
Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)
Chaosmark's comment on 2008-09-25 10:16 PM
Classic fallback phrase: Iiiiiiiiinteresting. My only complaints are that the plots seem only mildly related to the location itself, and that there are only three of them. However, those are minor problems, and certainly don't detract from the usefulness of the location. Go to Comment
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