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Conventions of Galactic Cartography
Systems  (Geological/ Geographical)   (General)
Mageek's comment on 2016-11-24 02:10 AM

Thanks Dozus!

I haven't gotten drag-and-drop working, so what I do is enter HTML mode (the button on the top-left), and then insert this where I want an image:

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You can replace the url with whatever links to your image. I have been using my own sites to host.

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Conventions of Galactic Cartography
Systems  (Geological/ Geographical)   (General)
Mageek's comment on 2016-11-24 06:20 AM
Nice write up that includes useful cartography material and an origin history.
I think one can define a somewhat common reference center of mass and orientation for the universe by looking at the cosmic microwave background. Could be the basis for a reference system.
Time is also an issue, since of course everything moves. I imagine players would not be directly exposed to the details, as flight computers would calculate everything for you. Go to Comment
Gléasanna an Cruthú, or the Instruments of Creation
Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)
Mageek's comment on 2016-11-17 01:31 PM
This is legend. The way it is written feels like a vast adventure is opening up, the challenges and objectives clearly laid out before me. An excellent, excellent creation myth and world feel. The powers have clear applications in addition to flavor. I love the synergy between pairs of instruments given by the songs of creation. This is an entire world wrapped in one post. Go to Comment
Mind Control and You.... and Them...
Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)
Mageek's comment on 2016-11-06 12:51 PM
Provides a great overview of a problem many players and DMs have run into, and then suggests a plethora of solutions (and their disadvantages). We need more posts like this!

I would like to add that giving the players mind-reading often has two big side effects - a taxing burden in terms of coming up with what the heck the player is thinking (being accurate) and the difficulty of not ruining the game in terms of whatever suspense the DM is trying to engineer.

The suggestion to do it on the NPC's turn is gold. Never considered it before, but it is solves a ton of problems. Having, say, the NPC relocate the player and then have the player waste their move on their turn just heading back to their previous position underpins the struggle that a player under mind control would engage in, while giving the players their agency back.
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30 Naval Officers
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Combative)
Mageek's comment on 2016-11-07 01:34 AM
Wow, that is actually a complete thirty! It is really hard to complete such a list.
A diverse collection - good coverage of captains. Go to Comment
The Book of Holding
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)
Mageek's comment on 2016-11-06 12:44 PM
Love it! Sweet, simple, new, and opens a lot of possibilities. A novel novel. Go to Comment
How do you measure a year? Interstellar Chronologies.
Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (Specific)
Mageek's comment on 2016-10-19 01:41 AM
Physics is hard!
Age might be measured in proper time (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proper_time), whereas the suggested EST and LST sound good for deciding when (and where) to meet for events.
For some reason I find the idea of EMT across the universe based on Greenwich amusing. Go to Comment
Bull. Bear and Dragon Markets
Locations  (City)   (Any)
Mageek's comment on 2016-10-16 03:49 AM

The efreet can fulfill wishes. There is a limit to the power of the wish that can be fulfilled. Say it caps out at 1000gp, and a particular city has gotten a hold of a large number of efreet. Then, suddenly, everything in the city that costs less than 1000gp is free. Boom. Economy destroyed, and the new currency is based entirely off of things worth more than 1000gp (massive gems or magic items). This is more extreme, to be sure.

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Bull. Bear and Dragon Markets
Locations  (City)   (Any)
Mageek's comment on 2016-10-16 03:53 AM
Excellent real-world effect that demonstrates economical consequences and forces characters to think about their influence on local societies. There are also plenty of real-world examples that can be used for inspiration. Go to Comment
Able Blank
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Mageek's comment on 2016-09-15 11:40 PM
This takes disposable mook to an entirely new level. I really, really dig the atmosphere that comes along with this. Go to Comment
Rumpelstiltskin in the Cosmic Era
Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)
Mageek's comment on 2016-08-21 05:48 PM
Fantastic read.
An excellent adaptation. Really well done, and it seems to fit perfectly into the Cosmic Era.
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Strider
Items  (Armor)   (Combat)
Mageek's comment on 2016-08-28 06:59 PM
Woo! AT-ST!
I like the varied options that are presented. Go to Comment
Interplanetary Cruiser Livingstone and the Sex Marines
Plots  (Hired)   (Single-Storyline)
Mageek's comment on 2016-08-08 11:56 PM
This is pretty high quality, despite what the title might make you think.
The Livingstone's story is a logical evolution of the world and natural economic effects, and the bizarre evolution of the role the sex marines play as the story transitions from venture-gone-wrong to martial law is downright fantastic. This could definitely be the backbone of a short campaign. Go to Comment
Weaponoids
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)
Mageek's comment on 2016-08-06 07:36 PM
Hahahaha. This is hilarious. Extremely anime-like. Great visuals and it would fit right into the right campaign setting.
"Weaponoids have not successfully been deployed." Too true. Go to Comment
Exalted Mother
Items  (Armor)   (Combat)
Mageek's comment on 2016-08-06 02:21 PM
Very fitting for a campaign world such as The Cosmic Era. A little anime-ey but it fits in nicely.
Good background involving the Greek mythology. The visual of giant protector robots is a good one, and some of the societal implications are covered. Go to Comment
Synaptic Amplifier Clip
Items  (Computers)   (Campaign Defining)
Mageek's comment on 2016-08-01 10:26 PM
Nice!
Has everything one needs from a post - I really like that you added the In Game section.
Is there a reason why they are called A10s? Does it have anything to do with the modern day A10 airplane? Perhaps they were used first in training to pilot an A10? Go to Comment
Terminal
Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)
Mageek's comment on 2016-08-06 12:22 AM
Thanks! It has been done. Go to Comment
Terminal
Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)
Mageek's comment on 2016-08-06 12:18 AM

Update: Added Custom Julia Shell Tips

The code is a little wonky due to the automatic linking that occurs on strolen pages.

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Zrcado Syndrome
Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Cyberspace)
Mageek's comment on 2016-07-28 12:20 AM

I would have thought that something like video game addiction would be the first documented illness. Nevertheless, a decent staple.

People could lose the ability to tell the difference between life and the simulated world, and thus begin to feel that they can be deleted / derezzed / scrapped like any of the bots they constantly interact with.

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Space Sickness
Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Space)
Mageek's comment on 2016-07-28 10:31 AM

Space Sickness is a real thing and is not related to bacterial infections.

Not sure that people would start naming the flu or a cold as 'Space Sickness' just because they now get it in space.

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