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valadaar
October 3, 2008
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Votes: 8 / 4.812500
The Magic of Food    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Ruminations on the role of Magic and Food.

Murometz
October 5, 2010
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Comments: 25
Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 4.785714
30 Halfling Gifts (For Services Rendered)    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Save/Help the Halflings! They offer rewards. Material and otherwise.

Ouroboros
November 16, 2010
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Comments: 15
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Votes: 5 / 5.000000
The Deserts of the Heart    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - In General)

A short story set in the Locastus universe. 

MoonHunter
November 17, 2005
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Comments: 31
Ideas: 0
Votes: 15 / 4.766667
Winter is a Character    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

The weather is something that everyone always notices and talks about, but can’t do anything about.  It is an important part of everyone’s life, yet it seems to be ignored in games. And everything important in a game is best thought of as a character of some sort.

Longspeak
January 31, 2014
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.666667
Organic NPCs (and PCs)    Articles  (Character)   (Gaming - In General)

There are plenty of resources available to help detail characters. I wanted a way to organize and present those details in play naturally.

Murometz
December 14, 2008
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 15 / 4.600000
30 Beers    Articles  (Campaign)   (Gaming - In General)

Food of the gods.

JohnnFour
October 27, 2011
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 5.000000
How To Create Great Magic Items In Just Three Minutes    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)

Busy GMs need help prepping for games faster. And you can create fantastic magic items in just three minutes using my stat block.

Scrasamax
July 27, 2012
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 1
Votes: 7 / 4.357143
7 Things about War and Magic    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - Genre)

Caeser193 recently posted an article about how magic has made war obsolete, below please find seven ways to keep magic and magic users from dominating warfare

MoonHunter
October 30, 2005
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Comments: 18
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.500000
MoonHunter's Top Tips for 2003    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - In General)

I am always giving advice to various gamers on various game forums. I am constantly giving the same advice over and over again (cut/ paste repeat). Once a year I think about the advice and put together The List.

Strolen
August 7, 2011
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 1
Votes: 6 / 3.166667
Law of the Hammer    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Citadel Help)

In time long past the Citadel was new and innocent. As the years went on much was added to include the ability to vote and comment. Ever since then there has been prosperous periods where the votes and comments were just a tool and the Horde was happy. But subtle battles raged, sides were taken and votes were interpreted as acts of aggression. Much dread and drama followed these battles and authors were lost. So was birthed the Law of the Hammer.

Mourngrymn
April 16, 2011
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Ideas: 20
Votes: 7 / 4.500000
My Favorite Characters    Articles  (Character)   (Gaming - In General)

Having remembered our first character’s, how many remember your favorite love? That character that will always travel with you in stories to every game session? The one that taught you how to role-play, or the one that brought the most laughs?

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
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Comments: 18
Ideas: 8
Votes: 12 / 4.041667
Social Tricks for the GM    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Players)

This is devoted to those common problems facing a GM. How do you get enough players? What do you do when there is a bad atmosphere within the group?

Everyone, please post those tips and tricks that come to mind. There is no one true solution. Different GMs, different solutions.

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
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Comments: 23
Ideas: 13
Votes: 7 / 4.714286
Loot and Rewards    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)

Some GMs, and the computer game industry too, seems to think gemstones, gold and magic weapons are the only way in which to reward the players. Most experienced GMs know this isn’t true, so I created this thread here to let us remind each other of the different alternative rewards a player can receive, and to have a place where ordinary item descriptions can be posted.

Cheka Man
December 10, 2005
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 15
Votes: 4 / 5.000000
The Mad Queen and her Daughter    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - In General)

This is the tale of how Princess Amber liberated Vallermoore from it’s mad Queen.

Silveressa
January 15, 2011
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.250000
30 Starship Air & Maintenance Duct Problems    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Cramped crawl spaces, virtually all starships have them, and usually most players ignore them. Unless a nasty alien gets loose inside the ship, even many Gms don't give them a second thought..

Here are 30 other issues that could require some crawl space access and provide an interesting sub plot.

MoonHunter
October 30, 2005
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.071429
MoonHunter's Top Tips for 2005    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - In General)

I am always giving advice to various gamers on various game forums. I am constantly giving the same advice over and over again (cut/ paste repeat). Once a year I think about the advice and put together The List.

Strolen
October 24, 2005
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Comments: 18
Ideas: 9
Votes: 9 / 4.666667
Longbows    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Does your character use the longbow? Here are some ideas to make the use of the longbow more realistic and more fun. It doesn’t have to be just another weapon. The longbow is a specialized weapon with many characteristics that make it unique and fun to role play with.

MoonHunter
October 24, 2005
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Comments: 21
Ideas: 2
Votes: 11 / 4.590909
World Building 102: Environment building the MoonHunter way    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

Game environments are not built with a ruler and some tape, they are built with imagination and an understanding of what is needed to make the game environment. If you take the time to learn about what you will need to do before you being the process, it will make for better results in less time with less work.

MoonHunter
October 30, 2005
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.500000
MoonHunter's Top Tips for 2004    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - In General)

I am always giving advice to various gamers on various game forums. I am constantly giving the same advice over and over again (cut/ paste repeat). Once a year I think about the advice and put together The List.

MoonHunter
October 30, 2005
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Comments: 20
Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 4.214286
Five Best Tips for Posting on Strolen's (and Other Places)    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

If you are new to the site, you might want to read this post.

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       By: tinypoisonousfish

Bag on a Stick

Very simple gag but a great one, since it can be used multiple times over, even in the same adventure. Great for tribal natives gone restless and humanoids, but anyone can have set this up. Just what the header says, a simple bag over a stick stuck in the ground or floor.

As GM you can place the bag on a stick anywhere, in a floor crack the heroes have passed before, outdoors in a clearing or path, or at the edge of the PCs' encampment the following morning, what have you. Place anything on the stick - a coiled yellow viper angered by the bag removal, mini crossbow w/poison, transdermal hallucinatory drug dusted on the bag, yellow mold colony, an NPC ally's head, a weapon, scroll tube or satchel, what have you.

The idea is to build tension and/or stall for time/distract the party. Provided it's used properly, you'll be amazed at how paranoid players will get from this simple gag.

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