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Pariah
March 10, 2008
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Votes: 4 / 3.750000
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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Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 4.607143
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).

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 8, 2007
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.833333
Healing Herbs    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

A collection of healing Herbs.

Scrasamax
October 23, 2007
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 7
Votes: 6 / 4.500000
Location Commodities    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Luchildsburg? Yeah I remember that place, they had the black ale that tasted so bad.

Siren no Orakio
July 19, 2007
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.450000
On the Construction of Swords    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

The proper names and descriptions of a sword’s parts.

Scrasamax
June 10, 2007
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 4
Votes: 4 / 3.750000
Mountaineering Terms    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

A primer for mountaineering and a glossary of mountain climbing related terms.

manfred
May 4, 2007
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Comments: 18
Ideas: 21
Votes: 6 / 4.500000
Undead Economy    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

The lowly Undead cannot be a true replacement for a living well-motivated workforce. But Undead do not tire, they do not have moods (well none worth marking), they do not require pay or lunchbreaks, and can work 24/7, if properly controled. So until activists start to fight for Undead rights, they are an interesting option.

manfred
September 9, 2006
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 12
Votes: 8 / 4.500000
Magic of the Lesser Creatures    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

In a fantastic world of magic, it can be assumed magic is in all living creatures to some degree, and a part of it is with concentration usable for magical purposes - humanoids are typically such users.

It is only logical, that for instance animals should have this magic, too.

manfred
September 8, 2006
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Ideas: 5
Votes: 8 / 4.312500
Philosophies of the future    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Where will we be one day, and what will we believe? How will we consider the world around us, and the people? How will we treat the known and the unknown, and possibly other intelligent lifeforms?

Whether close or distant future, something will be similar, and something… is very likely to be different.

Scrasamax
August 26, 2006
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.500000
The MuroMax Codex    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

The compiled works of MuroMax, the collaborative entity of Murometz and Scrasamax, the Mythmaker and the Mechanic.

Murometz
August 23, 2006
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Votes: 8 / 4.562500
Ye Olde English, the Archaic Word Challenge    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Forsooth!! (whatever the hell that means)

Ever since I bought a copy of Jeffrey Kacirk’s Forgotten Words tome, I have become somewhat obsessed with, well…forgotten words. As you read these bizarre, often-silly, and sometimes downright sensible words, phrases and their meanings, you may discover what I did. It seemed that almost every term I came across, instilled some sort of fantasy rpg idea in my head.

I propose a challenge for all word-lovers! Pick any one and do a submission featuring and inspired by said word. Simple enough right? I tried to pick some of the jucier ones.

This can be added to in three ways. Firstly as mentioned, as an entire submission based on one word or phrase. Secondly, more funky archaic terms can be added alphabetically as scrolls, and thirdly, just by using a word or two in future submissions.

If nothing else, these words can be used to pleasantly pepper one’s writing!

Murometz
March 6, 2006
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Ideas: 48
Votes: 7 / 4.000000
Torture Devices and Techniques    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Torture…pure and simple.

manfred
January 1, 2006
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Ideas: 33
Votes: 7 / 4.142857
Curses    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Sometimes it is necessary. Sometimes it just happens. Whether to a PC or NPC, a curse is something nasty that changes their life significantly, and not for the better. You were warned.

ScorpionJinx
December 22, 2005
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Ideas: 74
Votes: 7 / 4.500000
A Dash of Salt    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Reading through the animal thread and a conversation with Scrasamax lead to the creation of this thread. For the Adventurer with a taste for exotic meals…may I present. "The Official Strolen Citadel Cookbook".

MoonHunter
December 11, 2005
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Votes: 1 / 4.500000
Explaining Roleplaying - The MoonHunter Way    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Everyone has their own take on what roleplaying games truly are. This is mine.

MoonHunter
December 8, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.000000
New to Roleplaying    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Looking for some information that might explain what is going on? How you can get involved? How to play?

Incarnadine
November 26, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.642857
Weapons and Realism    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

This is an article about designing and creating new weapons and armaments that are nonetheless realistic. If you’ve ever wanted to make your own unique medieval weapon for a campaign, this will hopefully come in handy.

Scrasamax
November 26, 2005
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Comments: 22
Ideas: 6
Votes: 13 / 4.692308
More Realistic Horses and their care and maintainence    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

"There is something about the outside of a horse…that is good for the inside of a man."

Winston Churchill

MoonHunter
November 21, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.833333
Various Theisms    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Religions. Sigh. Can’t live with them, can’t live without them.  They have been such an intergral part of Human existance, that ignoring them is something you do at your own peril.  A lack of religion (even hidden away in the background) can completely destroy the verisimiltude that a world designer desperately works so hard to achieve. So here is brief outline of various kinds of theisms.

MoonHunter
November 10, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 4.000000
But I don't have that book!    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

But I don’t have that book! Have you heard this before? You want to run this great new game (new setting) but your players are balking partly because they don’t want to buy the game you are so enchanted with “this week”.  There is a solution.

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       By: manfred

As the PCs travel the road, right after a bend they hear a sharp whistle and call: "Heeey, not so lazy, move your asses!" It is a large man that calls, and there are unwilling workers that listen. A small company, 10-15 men work on the road, push boulders aside, dig up roots from under the road, etc. The large man that shouted turns to you, smiles fast and mutters something under his breath, sounds like cursing some lazy worker. "Where does the road bring you from, travellers?" And does a little small-talk.

And what is really happening? A group of bandits is 'adapting' the road for shady purposes. The road will not be wider, but tighter, with enough cover around (and a few traps perhaps), and will become an ideal spot for ambushing travellers or entire caravans. The bandit leader wants them all to appear harmless. The 'lazy worker' he cursed was actually a guard that should give warning before any travellers come around (fallen asleep). Not surprisingly, the boss may decide for an ambush even now.

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