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Scrasamax
June 4, 2012
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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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Comments: 17
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.

Mourngrymn
February 25, 2012
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.100000
A Field Guide to Werewolves    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - Genre)

Field Guide on Werewolves, and those who hunt them.

by Dr. Johan Kosdin Lerkoviski

Known Lycanthrope Hunter, Specializing in Werewolves

Raptyr
November 28, 2011
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.285714
Deck the . . . Dungeon?    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Players)

A delectable chrismas classic - Now with mayhem!

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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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
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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Comments: 11
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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Comments: 26
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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Comments: 17
Ideas: 0
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.  

Ted
October 3, 2010
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Comments: 18
Ideas: 4
Votes: 12 / 3.333333
30 Bad Things    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Game Mastering)

Be it a cursed artifact, an angry god, a spell gone wrong, or bad luck, these are just a taste of the strange things that might befall a character.

JPatterson
August 31, 2010
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
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
January 21, 2009
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Comments: 20
Ideas: 13
Votes: 1 / 2.000000
The Tome of Encomiastic Psilomantic Mirabilium    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - Genre)

The greatest book ever written! HA-HA!

Scrasamax
December 9, 2008
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 3.000000
Christmas Aisle Inspiration    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

Inspiration comes from strange places

Scrasamax
September 6, 2008
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.214286
Magic Gun Fail    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

Laser Pistol: "Sears $49.99"

Moonhunter ~ commenting on guns versus swords

Ted
June 1, 2008
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Comments: 19
Ideas: 1
Votes: 10 / 1.750000
Ways to die    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Game Mastering)

In the game of paranoia, the damage tables for falls lists heights up to ‘orbital’

Michael Jotne Slayer
May 18, 2008
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.357143
PC's- Childhood    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Players)

An article that debates the matters of childhood in fantasy RPG’s in relation to the Player Characters.

kalabar
May 14, 2008
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 1.000000
A feeling that can't be Forgotten    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Players)

This feeling grows inside you, this feeling like an eternal flame. Something that makes you want to wake up in the morning, but one that wont let you sleep.

Pieh
April 13, 2008
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 2.857143
The Game    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Game Mastering)

You just lost The Game.

Stephie
January 5, 2008
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Comments: 18
Ideas: 9
Votes: 12 / 4.166667
Ways a DM Can Stall an Adventure    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Game Mastering)

Have you ever been in a position where you needed a quick break but your players were too ancy to break as well?

manfred
August 23, 2007
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Ideas: 4
Votes: 2 / 3.500000
Kung-Fu Training Techniques    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - Genre)

"Yes, my kung-fu is strong. You wouldn’t believe how hard it is to learn this style…"

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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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