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Nartine the Stubborn, Avatar of Mathom
NPCs  (Minor)   (Mystical)
ScorpionJinx's comment on 2017-09-13 10:38 AM
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Gigmucc the Frogman
NPCs  (Extras)   (Mercantile)
ScorpionJinx's comment on 2017-09-07 04:00 PM
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Wolf Knights of Falkwrath
Society/ Organizations  (Combative)   (Regional)
ScorpionJinx's comment on 2017-09-07 07:12 PM
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7 Things About Fate of the Furious
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - Genre)
ScorpionJinx's comment on 2017-06-28 10:07 AM
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7 Things About Beauty and the Beast
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)
ScorpionJinx's comment on 2017-06-28 10:10 AM
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Food Dispensary
Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)
ScorpionJinx's comment on 2017-06-28 10:15 AM
This makes me think of the AutoChefs featured in the Eve Dallas series by J.D. Robb (Nore Roberts). The AutoChefs are everywhere. People eat a lot of soy foods like soy fries and soy hot dogs. Only the rich get to have things like real meat and real coffee instead of synthetics substitutes created by the AutoChefs.

The Eve Dallas series is futuristic suspense following the exploits of Homicide Detective LT. Eve Dallas in New York City in the near future that takes place after the great Urban Wars. Go to Comment
Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)
ScorpionJinx's comment on 2017-09-07 04:07 PM
Wow, this was short and disturbing - Well done, Aramax. Thank you for the note about the Ali Azif, I am woefully not caught up on things Lovecraftian. Go to Comment
Swamps 101
Articles  (Regional)   (Swamp)
ScorpionJinx's comment on 2017-09-07 04:23 PM
HIDDEN DANGER # 11 Ragweed
A plant must have some interesting qualities if it only grows in disturbed areas. Such is the case with ragweed, a plant that connotes a drippy nose and runny eyes for many. A wry sense of humor led to ragweed being given the generic name Ambrosia, meaning “food of the gods”. Its rosinous leaves are regularly eaten only by insects, though horses and cows will consume them if other food is scarce.

Giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida) may be l0 feet tall with large deeply lobed leaves. Common, or dwarf, ragweed (A. artemisifolia) is shorter, usually four feet tall, and has delicately dissected leaves. The flowers of both are in the junction between leaves and stems while the pollen is produced in upside-down cup-like structures lining the branches. Ragweed pollen is distributed by the wind and is most responsible for allergies during the fall.

If traveling through the swamps one may encounter large growths of ragweed. The pollen has a bad habit of sticking to your clothes, hair, and skin, so it could leave a golden trail behind you that seasoned hunters will be able to use to track your movements.

Stirred up by the wind, the pollen can cause allergic reactions in people.

Ragweed pollen could potentially conceal stink moss beneath a find golden layer, creating the potential for an unpleasant surprise. Go to Comment
Swamps 101
Articles  (Regional)   (Swamp)
ScorpionJinx's comment on 2017-09-07 04:25 PM
Good read and information provided. I added the bit about ragweed because here in south Louisiana certain swamp areas turn a lovely golden color thanks to all the ragweed blooming. It is pretty to look at but it is murder on the sinuses. Go to Comment
Ways a DM Can Stall an Adventure
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Game Mastering)
ScorpionJinx's comment on 2011-08-05 09:37 AM

I like this article. I found it amusing and light with usable ideas. Is there any work on ideas for players to use to stall an adventure so they can take a break? I know everyone can really get wrapped up into a game, and no one wants to take a break in the middle of the action just because one of the other players needs to run to the bathroom.

I've missed out on some fun gaming sessions because I needed to take a break. I know stopping the game would not have been fair to the other players when the action is getting intense, but some players may have to bow out for several minutes, or fifteen if they have medical issues.

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Hereditas, Blood of Divinity
Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Defining)
ScorpionJinx's comment on 2007-09-18 04:19 PM
Interesting. A very usuable idea. It kinda reminds me of Exalted, but it does provide a nice spring-board for a melange of character ideas and possibilities. Go to Comment
Beard of the Magus
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
ScorpionJinx's comment on 2011-08-05 09:20 AM

I can see this taking on a life of it's own. Literally. As Valadaar suggested, what if someone animated the beard?

Or if there was a parasite that mimicked the Beard of the Magus in appearance? It could feed off of the host's energy.

Beware of the Beard.

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What's in a Vote?
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Citadel Help)
ScorpionJinx's comment on 2011-08-05 08:50 AM
I do not consider myself one of those "talented writers", but I left when the the voting troubles started. It was just a bit much to deal with. But, I came back. Today is my first day back in a very long time and so many things are different now. It is going to take a while to adjust to how things are done now.

If I remember correctly, I deleted the stuff that I posted that was picked to death by some folks. I do not remember their names or the content involved, it was a long time ago. From the looks of it, the Citadel has entered a more civilized age.

I know this was posted last year, and I am a bit slow on getting back to things, but I found the article useful. It gave me a sense of some of the things that happened while I was away. Go to Comment
How to be a better critic!
Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Players)
ScorpionJinx's comment on 2011-08-05 09:06 AM

I was not sure of how this piece was going to be received when I posted it. It is a pleasant surprise to come back several years later and see that people like it. Thank you. It makes coming back to the Citadel easier after being gone so long.

I have missed all of you and look forward to rejoining the community.

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A Dash of Salt
Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)
ScorpionJinx's comment on 2005-12-22 02:48 PM
Carviton Cacciatore

3 pounds of carviton meat, cut into serving pieces
2 cups flour seasoned with salt and pepper
6 tablespoons olive oil
2 onions, finely chopped
2 -3 cloves garlic, crushed
8 red ripe tomatoes peeled, seeded and chopped
4 green peppers chopped
bay leaves
1 cup white wine
1 pound of mushrooms, sliced
8 ounces of sliced pimientos
Parsley for garnish
2 tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in 4 tablespoons cold water

Dry carviton meat well and dip pieces in seasoned flour. Saute carviton in hot oil until well browned. Remove carviton from pan. In the same oil, saute onions and garlic until golden. Return carviton to pan and add remaining ingredients except the cornstarch, mushrooms, pimientos and parsley. Cover skillet and simmer for 30 minutes until carviton is tender.Add mushrooms and pimientos and cook for 10 minutes. Thicken sauce with cornstarch paste. Garnish with parsley. Serves 8

Chicken can be substituted for the Carviton Go to Comment
A Dash of Salt
Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)
ScorpionJinx's comment on 2005-12-22 02:48 PM
Apple Brandy Selvak Chops

6 thick center-cut selvak chops, about 8 oz. each
12 - 15 large fresh basil leaves, finely minced
3 tablespoons minced onion or shallots
1/4 cup green peppers, very finely minced
1/4 cup butter
6 tablespoons apple brandy
Bread crumbs
Salt and pepper
2 eggs
Cooking oil

Cut a lateral pocket in each selvak chop 2" long and 1" deep. Saute shallots and green peppers in butter until vegetables are merely tender. Add apple brandy and set ablaze. When flames disappear, add 1/2 cup bread crumbs and basil. Mix well. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stuff selvak chops with bread crumb mixture. Dip chops in flour. Beat eggs with 4 teaspoons oil. Dip chops in beaten egg, coating thuroughly. Dip chops in bread crumbs; pat crumbs on chops to make firm coating. Close pockets shut with several toothpicks. Heat 1/4" oil in skillet. Saute chops until medium-brown on both sides. Place in a shallow backing dish and cook for one hour at a medium temperature. Serves 6

Should Selvak not be in season, pork chops may be used as a substitution for this recipe. Go to Comment
A Dash of Salt
Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)
ScorpionJinx's comment on 2005-12-22 02:49 PM
Marinated Selvak

2/3 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 bay leaves, crumbled
3 cups onion, sliced
3 cloves garlic
Leg of selvak

Marinate selvak in a mixture of all ingredients for at least 12 hours, turning occasionally. Cook for 1 1/2 - 2 hours on the grill, basting occasionally with marinade.

Lamb is an excellent substitute for this recipe. Go to Comment
A Dash of Salt
Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)
ScorpionJinx's comment on 2005-12-22 02:51 PM
Karahi Squicken

2 tablespoons ghee
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 onion, chopped finely
2 tablespoons garam masala
1 teaspoon coriander seeds, ground
1/2 teaspoon dried mint
1 bay leaf
1 pound and 10 ounces of squicken meat, diced
Scant 1 cup of chicken stock. (Yes chicken..not squicken)
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
Warm naan bread or chapatis, to serve

Heat the ghee in a karahi, wok or a large, heavy skillet. Add the garlic and onion. Stir-fry for about 4 minutes until onion is golden.

Stir in the garam masala, ground coriander, mint and bay leaf.

Add the squicken and cook over a high heat, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes.Add the stock and simmer 10 minutes, until the sauce has thickened and the squicken juices run clear when the meat is tested with a sharp knife.

Stir in fresh cilantro and salt to taste, mix well and serve immediately with warm naan bread or chapatis. Serve 4.

If Squicken is not to your liking, you may substute it for Chicken. Go to Comment
A Dash of Salt
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ScorpionJinx's comment on 2005-12-22 05:07 PM
Squicken Risotto Milanese

1/4 cup butter
2 . lbs squicken meat, sliced thinly
1 large onion, chopped
2 1/2 cups risotto rice
2 1/2 cups chicken stock
2/3 cup white wine
1 teaspoon crumbled saffron
salt and pepper
1/2 grated tuva root, to serve

Heat 4 tablespoons of butter in a deep skillet, and fry the squicken and onion until golden brown. Add the rice, stir well, and cook for 15 minutes.

Heat the stock until boiling and gradually add to the rice.

Add the white wine, saffron, salt and pepper to taste and mix well.

Simmer gently for 20 minutes, stirring
occasionally, and adding more stock if the risotto becomes to dry.

Leave to stand for 2-3 minutes and just before serving, add a little more stock and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve the risotto sprinkled with the grated tuva root and the remaining butter.

Serve 4

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A Dash of Salt
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ScorpionJinx's comment on 2005-12-22 05:08 PM
Avgolemon Soup

12 cups chicken broth
1/2 - 2/3 cup rice
3 squicken egg yolks*
1/3 - 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup dill leaves

Place the broth in a large stockpot and bring to a boil over high heat. Add the rice, lower the heat to low and cook until it is tender, about 15 minutes.
While the rice is cooking, place the egg yolks and lemon juice in a bowl and whisk until the mixture is frothy and somewhat thickened.
Gradually add 1/2 cup boiling broth to the egg mixture, being careful not to let the eggs curdle. Add 2 more cups, 1/2 cup at a time. Return the mixture to the stockpot and continue cooking for 10 minutes, hisking occasionally. Serve immediately or cover and chill up to 2 days.

To reheat, cook over low heat until heated through, about 5 - 8 minutes. Garnish with dill. Serve 6.

*If squicken eggs are not available, replace with 12 large chicken egg yolks Go to Comment
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The Mad Pope

       By: Scrasamax

The Mad Pope is a wandering mercenary. He is very well deranged as he considers himself to be the pontiff of the dominant faith. His robes are tattered, his mitre has seen better days and there are surely lice in his long ratty beard. What sets him apart from most addle-pated would be holy men is that he has armor under his robes and carries a large crossbow and several one-handed swords. While many would discout him as just another lunatic, for some reason, he inspires others around him and has demonstrated the ability to lay on hands and heal the wounded.

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