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Chaosmark
July 27, 2014
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The Soldier and the Princess    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - In General)

A short tale, for when your bard needs a tale of adventure, romance, and tragedy.

caesar193
June 11, 2014
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Two Graves    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

A tale of vengeance and woe

Longspeak
May 1, 2014
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New Personal Best    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

Intense, personal stress can trigger expression, turning Baseline into Delta. In many cases, the stress comes from life-threatening danger. But in some...

Silveressa
April 26, 2014
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Darkness and Shadows, Part 1 of 126    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

Part 1 of a Shadowrun novel, I wrote a few months back, that I decided to place up here for public enjoyment, and commentary, after yet another rejection letter for dead tree publication.

This novel is Rated R for graphic violence, adult situations, and general all around Cyberpunk goodness.

GM's and players may find it useful for character concepts/backgrounds and adventure ideas, enjoy, more to follow every week.

Longspeak
April 10, 2014
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The Song That Doesn't End, Part One    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

In the world of Delta Factor, one young woman fights a never-ending war with a remorseless enemy.

caesar193
April 2, 2014
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Anthony and Adora    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

Warning: Sexual assault, violence, and language. Read with caution.

The classic love story, tainted with death.

Scrasamax
October 2, 2013
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7 Things about Lovecraftian Fiction    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

7 things that make a work of fiction Lovecraftian, even if it doesn't deal at all with the established Mythos

Longspeak
September 5, 2013
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All Quiet on the West Third Street Front    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

In the world of Delta Factor, not every battle takes place between costumed superhumans, or holds the fate of the world in the balance.

Longspeak
September 3, 2013
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Not So Secret Identity    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

This isn't the comics

Dossta
June 25, 2013
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That Which is Forgotten    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - In General)

A short story which uses Memory Moths in a sci-fi setting. Props to Echomirage for the forum post that inspired the symbiotic Proxy Bug.

Forganthus
June 6, 2013
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The Worm's Nurse - Part 3    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

In which gender is discussed, mothers are remembered, and sleep is finally found.

Forganthus
June 5, 2013
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The Worm's Nurse - Part 2    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

The pair enters the wasteland.  Goat cheese is eaten.  Names are exchanged.

Forganthus
June 5, 2013
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The Worm's Nurse - Part 1    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

In which a slave is sold to an unpleasant customer.

Kid Cannibal
February 19, 2013
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Is Anybody Out There?    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - In General)

"Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying." -- Arthur C. Clark

Scrasamax
February 3, 2013
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The Last Tank    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

A man:machine:moment article regarding the tank in the Cosmic Era

Scrasamax
December 30, 2012
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30 Programs from the Cosmic Era    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

Programs, HoloFeeds, and S3 Sims from the Cosmic Era

caesar193
November 25, 2012
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Thrall and Yola    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)
A dwarven love between the poor Thrall Ironspear and the rich Yola Goldenaxe.
Scrasamax
November 7, 2012
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Ashes Falling from the Sky    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

A short fiction 

Scrasamax
October 23, 2012
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Common Horrors of the Cosmic Era    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)
There are many things disturbing and sinister that occur in the Cosmic Era. Many of these things happen behind closed doors or grew in so gradually that no one noticed to object.
axlerowes
October 7, 2012
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A Dwarf on the Water    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

A story about a young Dwarf, the girl he met and the Goddess he insulted.   

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       By: Raptyr

Nine times out of ten, it’s the undead that do the running.

Not strictly animal or vegetable, the Corpse bud is a peculiar individual that shares characteristics from multiple kingdoms and species. In appearance, all corpse buds bear a shape of a large rounded top bud divided into four lateral segments, and a much longer, narrower bottom bud, also divided into four segments. Between the two halves are a set of four radial limbs, rounded on top and flat on the bottom, covered with tiny serrated hooks facing towards the body. In overall size, it’s limbs reach as wide as a spread hand, with the body being as thick as a fist. It is as long as a human hand from top to bottom.

Internally, the top bud of the corpse bud contains a bacteria filled membrane that produces the hydrogen that the corpse bud uses to stay aloft, and a series of fungal gills for the dispersal of spores for reproduction. The lower half of the bud contains a number of fine filaments, as well as a sharp barbed stinger containing a powerful local anaesthesia.

The Corpse Bud mobilizes by inflating its top bud, and steers by rotating its arms rapidly about its body. The corpse bud ordinarily drifts with the wind, orienting towards the scent of recent decay and death. It preys on the recently dead, burrowing the lower bud into the victim, using the anaesthesia in case the victim is dying, and not truly deceased. Once embedded, it releases its filaments into the body, replacing the current nervous system. This gives it full animation of the body, and allows the corpse bud to direct it.

Corpse buds are not a malevolent species, being primarily concerned with breaking down the host body for food, and infecting the reproductive cycle with spores in order to mate with other corpse-bud bodies. To preserve the corpse for this purpose, Corpse buds will seek out dry locations to prevent bacteria from destroying the corpses. This often causes a large number of corpse buds to gather in a single location.

In culture, Corpse buds are used to repair broken spines or degenerative diseases, as the sentient mind will easily overcome the mind of the non-sentient corpse bud. Once infected by a corpse bud, however, removal is usually fatal, and the infected individual cannot reproduce, or risk infecting another. Thus, it is a technique often reserved for the elderly, or a last resort.

Necromancers and other dark sorcerers will often preserve the corpses of their victims magically, and infect them with corpse buds, creating traditional undead as well, so as to seed their lairs with undead both offensive and non, in order to throw their enemies off balance. They will also enslave the rudimentary minds of the corpse buds, and transform the docile things into a plague. There have also been accounts of magically transformed corpse buds with stronger minds and a taste for living flesh, but thus far all accounts are unproven rumors.

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