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manfred
June 9, 2006
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Red Herrings    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Are you a friend of adventures that bring you closer to the ultimate truth, that help you to learn your world, and teach you a valuable lesson? Or at least provide you with useful means upon your further journey? Then, my friend, better stay clear of the following things…

Chaosmark
March 9, 2006
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Tyren - Overview    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Tyren isn’t just another world for players to RP in. No, this setting goes far, far beyond that.

ephemeralstability
February 20, 2006
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Character Hooks    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

I’m trying to think of alternatives for game-openings, to replace the standard “meet up in a tavern” or “adventuring group applying for a job” techniques. I know these can be easy ways to get people playing, but I’m certain there are more interesting ways…

MoonHunter
January 9, 2006
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Votes: 5 / 4.100000
Get a Plot    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Sometimes, you just need a new plot.

MoonHunter
December 15, 2005
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GM's Block    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

GM’s block is a serious problem in the roleplaying world. Related to writer’s or actor’s block, it prevents the GM from being creative and enthusiastic about their work.

manfred
December 11, 2005
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Pottery    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

This is more an overview of the subject, than a complete article. As one of my PCs had pottery in background, I tried to research it a bit, but given up after seeing way too much data.

MoonHunter
December 11, 2005
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Falconry or Hawking    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Falconry or Hawking is the sport of hunting with a trained bird of prey, usually a hawk or falcon. It has been practiced by a number of cultures through out the centuries.

MoonHunter
December 8, 2005
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Organization Files for GMs    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Let’s face it. GM’s need to be organized. When dealing with organization, one should look towards business… as an efficient business is a more profitable business.

MoonHunter
December 2, 2005
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New Looks and Takes and Makovers    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Some times the same old thing, be it a species or class or type of magic, just does not have that old spark. That is what these threads are about. They are re-imagined versions of the classics. An attempt to make them interesting and useful again.

MoonHunter
November 30, 2005
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Making a Magic System - a psuedo FAQ    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Everyone wants to make a magic system for their game, be it THEIR GAME SYSTEM or another. So have fun and do it. Just a few things I want you to think of.

MoonHunter
November 25, 2005
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Votes: 9 / 4.666667
Gamer's Dictionary of Measurements    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

The world is full of different measurement systems. Some are old, some new, some obvious, some obscure. Each one is important enough to some group of people to be codified and passed down through the years. These are the ones that might be useful for gamers.

Iain
November 25, 2005
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Systems of Measurement    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Systems of measurement might not sound like the most interesting of things, but they can be used to good effect in a role play campaign. There are three main ways I can think of: 1) Adding colour; 2) Culture shock and 3) Archaic systems.

MoonHunter
November 22, 2005
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Wild West - A Genre Untapped    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Of all the published roleplaying games, we have a huge number of fantasy games, a good number of sci-fi games, a smattering of modern and modern variation games, but very few of anything else. The Western is an Epic Genre in the bookstore. There are shelves and shelves of them, nearly as many as the science fiction section (minus Star Trek and Star Wars books). You would think it would be popular. There are only a piddling number of western games, and none are very successful.

MoonHunter
November 18, 2005
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WWMWBI - If a New Form of Magic Occured    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Yesterday, new magic appeared upon your world. What happens next.

MoonHunter
November 18, 2005
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WWMWBI - If Magic as Your People Know It Stopped Working?    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Magic should be just another form of technology, a means to do things.  In most games, it is nothing more than another weapon. Others utilize it as a tool of everyday life.

Scrasamax
November 18, 2005
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WWMWBI - Genuine Anagathics Were Available    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

The desire for immortality is a common one, given our innate fear of death. We share the same desire for immortality of our characters. Potions of immortality are often fakes, while spells of unending life invariably turn the caster into a vampire, or a liche or some other evil creature.

Kinslayer
November 18, 2005
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WWMWBI - Invaders on The Shore    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

... some invaders come full-force, and are a previous unknown to the current inhabitants.  Either way, the world will change.

MoonHunter
November 18, 2005
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WWMWBI - Grain Went Away    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Imagine a blight that killed off the grasses and grains. This is not an unheard off event. Mutant spores, molds, and diseases have killed off a wide variety, even who classes, of plants in the real world. Something that kills off grasses, sounds like science fiction (and the premise has been used in many “end of the world” movies and stories), but it is very applicable to a fantasy world… especially because they are mostly agrarian.

MoonHunter
November 18, 2005
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WWMWBI - Someone Invented a Printing Press    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

“Mass Produced Books” was one of the most important shift points in history. This one invention profoundly effected all aspects of life, not only locally, but eventually the entire world.

MoonHunter
November 18, 2005
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Master WWMWBI ... or what would my world be if    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

What would my world be if…. This is a question that many GMs should ask. It will help them flesh out their world. This is a series of articles to expand upon the idea.

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One of the PC's falls in love with a woman who happens to be a necromancer...perhaps she/he is allied with a group working against the PCs?

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