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Scrasamax
April 7, 2015
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7 Things Wrong with Transformers: Age of Extinction    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

Op-ed regarding the baygasm that is Age of Extinction. Spoilers ahead if you haven't seen the movie.

Cheka Man
December 15, 2014
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Votes: 4 / 3.625000
27/30 Bad Things about Treasure    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

So your PCs have won their quest, be it slaying a mighty dragon with a magical weapon of old, beating a crime boss, or vanquishing a mighty wizard or wight, and they have taken possession of the treasure. Chest after chest of gold and silver coins, gold bars, and every kind of jewel and gemstone is theirs for the taking. If they are not careful, they may find that their trouble has only just begun.

Cheka Man
October 1, 2013
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Votes: 5 / 4.300000
30 reasons why magic is mostly used for good    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

Since magic can be used so powerfully for evil, why are there not a lot more evil and/or deranged wizards around in the world?

Scrasamax
August 4, 2013
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30 Things that are Awesome    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

Just what it says on the tin.

Scrasamax
October 22, 2012
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Ideas: 3
Votes: 6 / 4.000000
30 Sob Stories    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

Everyone's got a story, and I'm tired of hearing them!

Scrasamax
June 4, 2012
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Comments: 18
Ideas: 0
Votes: 15 / 4.200000
7 Things I've Learned    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

snagged from a tweet, what are seven things you've learned about writing in general, writing for gaming and gamers, or for the citadel?

Kassy
May 24, 2012
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Ideas: 5
Votes: 9 / 4.111111
How did you start?    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

After seeing the [My First Character] thread a while ago and it newly popping up in my inbox for some reason, I thought I'd add a scroll where players could share their introduction to roleplaying.

Cheka Man
November 24, 2011
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.400000
The Twelve Days of Christmas-Strolen.com Style    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

A hopefully amusing Strolen.com version of the Twelve Days of Christmas.

Scrasamax
October 21, 2011
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Votes: 5 / 3.000000
Fantasy!    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

Why is psuedo-Medieval Tolkien-esque fantasy the heart of the fantasy RPG genre?

Silveressa
April 29, 2011
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Ideas: 15
Votes: 7 / 3.857143
Everything I learned about life from role-playing games    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

Similar to threads I've seen on other rpg sites, this is a collection of things I or others in my group have learned while role-playing. Feel free to add to the scroll with your memorable experiences at the table.

Murometz
January 19, 2011
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Ideas: 17
Votes: 13 / 4.346154
93 Benefits to owning a pet Crocodile    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

Inspired by # 16 on Cheka's 30 Lizard-man Gifts in-work and Coley's Chart of O' Bashing Death. A gift from the lizard-men. A pet crocodile, as loyal as a dog.

Silveressa
January 13, 2011
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Votes: 11 / 3.409091
Things Are Not Always As They Seem    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

This humorous short fiction piece was inspired by a late night chat with a couple gamer friends about how alien cultures would possibly interpret some of the more "colorful" aspects of our society.  

JPatterson
August 31, 2010
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Votes: 7 / 4.642857
Imagi...Imagi...whut?    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

When was the last time you truly used, focused on, for any significant length of time, your imagination; your active, conscious, willful, artistic creativity, to get back in touch with that ability to appreciate the wonder that you yourself can create and bring forth, all from within yourself? Were you ever able to do that? Did you ever do that? Can you still do it? Do you do it when you game, as player or GM? Will you do it? Could this be missing from a lot of the newer, younger RPG'ers of today?

Scrasamax
December 9, 2008
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Christmas Aisle Inspiration    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

Inspiration comes from strange places

Scrasamax
September 6, 2008
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Votes: 7 / 4.214286
Magic Gun Fail    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

Laser Pistol: "Sears $49.99"

Moonhunter ~ commenting on guns versus swords

Corinth
June 6, 2007
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Votes: 8 / 3.000000
The Great and Terrible Awe-Inspiring Powers of Math?    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

The TRUE origins of Magic, and dont even get me started on Prophecy.

manfred
June 1, 2007
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Worlds versus Planets    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

So what is the difference between worlds and planets?

Scrasamax
March 26, 2007
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Ideas: 2
Votes: 13 / 4.115385
Game Cliches    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

...and why they should be avoided like the plague.

connor
June 17, 2006
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How do I play? rev7-1-09    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

Have you ever looked at a game in progress and wondered, "i dunno wat this is about."

Allow Moonhunter to posit an answer.

MoonHunter
March 27, 2006
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What is a homebrew?    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

D’hui said, “What is “homebrew”?

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Order of the Moonbeard

       By: valadaar

Among the assortment of organized criminals who live in the great city, few command greater fear the Moonbeard Order.

They of course do not call themselves that, but have earned the moniker from their fashion of dying their large beards with lye to produce a distinctive crescent shape running from earlobe to earlobe. This is meant as a taunt for their enemies, for it clearly outlines their throats.

They also wear garb similar to the northern tribesman, carefully tooled leather and showing multiple, colourful glyphs.

They are feared due to the intense discipline that their group maintains, due to their origins as a warrior-sect.

They serve as paid thugs, enforcers and assassins within the city, with the client simply ordering a service from the organization, not hiring an individual. Apart from making the request and providing payment in full in advance, the order completes the assignment themselves.

Their order has many moles through the organizations of the city, and more than a couple of nobles. As such, no organized move has been made against them since their chief activity is directed against other members of the crime world. It is said that their services have been useful for those in power as well, further protecting them from persecution.

Their religion holds that their time in this world is vanishingly brief, and largely unimportant except as training for the Great Battle.

The order is very utilitarian with weapons choice - they simply use the tool needed for the occasion, though not without having trained extensively with it beforehand. Daggers, garrottes, swords, bows, battle axes, polearms, wagons, even siege engines have been used to carry out their contracts.

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