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Moonlake
November 22, 2014
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30 Chinese Archaic Names    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

An companion to my 101 Chinese Modern Names sub, but for an ancient setting. This is an etymology centred piece with more extended entries compared to the earlier one which is in list form. Spelling is based on Mandarin unless otherwise indicated (the other variation offered is Cantonese which is easier to pronounce given that it is spelt from the English alphabet, at least the HK version that I’m using, rather than the Chinese pinyin)

Moonlake
November 10, 2014
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101 Chinese Modern names    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

A list of 101 Chinese names in Modern day setting (mostly), with meanings provided. All spellings are based on Mandarin (minus inflections). The contents here have been converted into a Chinese Name generator.

Moonlake
November 4, 2014
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Trash and Treasure of Ideas    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Random passages coming from my less than daily attempts at writing exercises. In particular, some of them came about since I had come across what is known as the S+7 game where you replace all the nouns/adjectives/verbs with another word of the corresponding class that is the first one encountered counting 7 or more spaces in a dictionary. Mine this trove of trash or treasure of ideas at your pleasure.

Scrasamax
July 27, 2013
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Cosmic Era Glossary    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

collection of terms used in the Cosmic Era not large enough to warrant their own submissions.

valadaar
April 30, 2013
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A Collection Of Friday Freetexts    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

A summary of the various Freetext Friday Freetexts, in one spot.

valadaar
March 22, 2013
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The Citadels Name Exchange    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Bring out your Names!

Murometz
September 25, 2012
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Dwarven proverbs, sayings, quotes, anecdotes and euphemisms    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Looking for Dwarven proverbs, sayings, euphemisms, quotes, and anecdotes? We are too!  Please help the fledgling Dwarven Guild in its infancy stages! Looking to make a list of 101+ with the help of our beardless brethren!

Ancient Gamer
August 3, 2011
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A New Take on Hell    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Hell. A place of suffering and torment, a often used and cliche ridden place that every GM has to relate to.

 

Silveressa
January 15, 2011
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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.

Pieh
October 6, 2010
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30 Orcish Gifts (For Services Rendered)    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

30 Orcish Ornamentations of Outlandish Awesomeness and Some Ordinarily Uninteresting Objects Overcome with Ogreish Opulence!

Murometz
October 5, 2010
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30 Halfling Gifts (For Services Rendered)    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

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

manfred
December 21, 2009
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The many ways to intelligence    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

How does a given species become intelligent? Why does one turn from somewhat smart to actually sentient, and another doesn't? What is the magic formula, if there is one?

Kuseru Satsujin
July 13, 2009
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Kuseru Satsujin's Guide to Sake    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

This is an editted version of an article I did many years ago covering the basic information about sake.

Moonlake
March 8, 2009
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Posting Advice    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

A Codex for tips about posts in the various categories

Scrasamax
February 21, 2009
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Diseases. Incomplete and currently abandoned    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Diseases. Incomplete and currently abandoned

valadaar
October 3, 2008
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The Magic of Food    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Ruminations on the role of Magic and Food.

MoonHunter
April 17, 2008
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Grue - An Explanation    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.

Murometz
March 13, 2008
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The Insides    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Organs, Offal, and Viscera.

Pariah
March 10, 2008
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Nature's Toll - Weathering and Decay    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Do not gather and heap up and store for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust and worm consume and destroy, and where thieves break through and steal. Matthew 6:19 KJV

Stephie
December 10, 2007
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Court Etiquette: Do's and Don'ts    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

When dealing with nobility and court settings, players can sometimes skip the roleplay aspect and jump straight to behavior such as, "I bow, greet all in the court, and ask the duke for his assistance."  While in most scenarios this type of action is sufficient, taking it a step further can enhance gameplay (or maybe even manipulate a plotline).

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Which way is he going?

       By: Murometz

Molk Peruda is encountered by the PCs on the second day of their journey west from the salt-choked port of Quyn, as they prepare to explore the jungle.

He appears a gaunt, wolfish man, with matted, dark hair that sprouts from his head in dreadlocks, contrasting with his well-oiled, blue-black, conical beard. His eyes are hidden ebon shards beneath thick arching brows, his nose, crooked, long, and reminiscent of a snout. His mouth is a thin, dark line, his teeth unseen even when he parts his lips to speak.

His skin is the color of tallow, surprising perhaps for a renowned jungle guide, yet his natural helm of dreads and the jungle's canopy keeps the sun from bronzing his originally pale flesh. On his back are tattooed three women from the waist up, side-by-side, each resembling the other but of different ages. This is a tattoo of Molk's mother, sister, and daughter. His wife (don't bring her up to him!) was killed by marauding Qullan years ago, and appears as her own tattoo on his broad but sunken chest.

His feet shockingly are turned around 180 degrees at the ankle, facing towards his back! A curse from a pernicious shaman. Molk walks feet backwards (he's used to it) and walks backwards, forwards. This can be very disconcerting and outright creepy to the PCs as he guides them through the rainforest.

Slung from his back is an archer's quarrel of treated wood carved to resemble a stalking leopard, in his hand a re-curved composite bow of horn and sinew, with a pair of vivid, red eyes, each one painted on the opposite side of the hand-grip. In a leather sheath at his belt, hangs a falchion, its pommel adorned with a curved bird's head and beak.

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