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Aramax
February 9, 2017
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Enriching your Game with Magic: The Gathering Cards BONUS A SANE way to play once you've got them    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Citadel Help)

Two related 100 word subs for double the fun

Cheka Man
January 31, 2017
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7 Types of Rulers    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - In General)

So the PCs need the help of the ruler/s do they? It makes a big difference depending on what kind of rulers they are appealing to. What works well in one case may not work well in another.

Dozus
November 15, 2016
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A Brief History of County Siogal    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)

"I fear, dear Marius, that either you or I have been led astray. The Legends of which you spoke claimed Showgull was a land of great Magick, perhaps even the very Wellspring of the first Magick, with a People whose blood runs with æthereal power. You know how serious I take my work, Marius: is this a jest to you? These are a barbarous People, who know little Writing and fewer Manners. They are hostile to the very Idea learned Magick. That anyone should call this a Nexus of magickal power is risible. No wonder so many Kingdoms have been eager to trade off this Place in their treaties."

- the wizard Abelard Selanius, Esq., letter to his colleague Marius Dubesque

Scrasamax
February 21, 2016
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7 Things About Food in the Cosmic Era    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)

The secret horrors of food in the Cosmic Era

Scrasamax
December 30, 2015
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Ocaslan Planning    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)

Based on the system gaming research of Petroleum Era technologist Vincent Ocasla, Ocaslan planning maximizes the efficiency of everything from planned settlements to space habitats and arcology plans.

Mageek
October 24, 2015
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Cryptic Language - Tolkien Hobbit Runes    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

Dwarven runes are (mostly) an alphabetic substitution cipher on the Futhark runes. An oldie but goodie from Tolkien!

Morningstar
August 31, 2015
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How To Make Your Orcs TRULY Horrific    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

Someone complained that orcs, in the campaigns he knew, were just cannon fodder -- there was nothing horrible, or terrifying, about them. This was the answer I gave. It proved a controversial one, and some may think it takes a stronger stomach to contemplate than they appreciate. This is your content warning: if you're easily revolted, I won't mind if you give this one a miss.

Morningstar
August 31, 2015
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On LGBT Characters    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

I had someone ask me, recently, why I not only allowed such characters in my campaign, but didn't seem to care that anyone wanted to do so. Parts of my response seemed worth sharing.

fantomx11
June 26, 2015
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Steam Mice    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)

It is the height of the Victorian Age. London is the shining jewel in the most expansive empire the world has known. It is a good time to be a British citizen. The only problem is, you're a mouse.

fantomx11
June 26, 2015
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Magitech Space Opera    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)

Space travel is achieved by exposing Aerstones to mana while ancient threats awaken throughout the galaxy.

Pariah
November 3, 2014
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Propulsion and Station Keeping    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - In General)
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Scrasamax
August 26, 2014
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Death in the Cosmic Era    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)

Starting at the end, part of a seven section submission series.

Moonlake
June 10, 2014
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World Creation and the Citadel    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Citadel Help)

Tips on how to utilise resources on and functions of the Citadel to Develop and Maintain World settings

Scrasamax
April 26, 2014
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Evolutionary Theology    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

From sticks and stones to the modern faith. (May be offensive to some readers, read with caution)

Cheka Man
February 24, 2014
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7 Ways To Control Monarchs    Systems  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - In General)

Many, perhaps most fantasy lands are monarchies, which can be ruled well when the monarch is a clever and able man or woman devoted to his or her people. But what happens when the monarch is ill, or is tyrannically cruel, or a young child, or is otherwise blatantly unfit to rule? How can he or she be dealt with without risking civil war as powerful nobles fight for the crown?

caesar193
January 11, 2014
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The Year of the Exile    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

The most influential event in Atheus is the Year of the Exile. It set up the division of the world into east and west, the human's side and the barbarian's side, respectively. But how did it actually happen? How did one race manage the incredible feat of the exile of four other races?

Scrasamax
September 7, 2013
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The Scavengers    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)

There's money to be made ripping the past out of the ground and turning it back into usable reclaimed materials. It just takes the right equipment and the wrong people.

Scrasamax
August 31, 2013
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Rebirth of the Fleet    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)

Aircraft vanished from the skies, and it changed the way war would be fought for over three centuries.

Scrasamax
August 7, 2013
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The Battlemech    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)

I have attempted several articles about the mecha of the Cosmic Era, and all of them have either died in development hell or were simply deleted. This, I hope, will be the one that I see through to the finish.

Scrasamax
March 27, 2013
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Perpetual War and the Cosmic Era    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)

Meta Level submission about the nature of conflict in the Cosmic Era.

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Man-Eating Grapes!

       By: Murometz

A wild species, vinus homophagus, more akin to sea-grape rather than the terrestrial variety, is not a monster despite its fanciful name. The grapes, a deep purple color when in bloom, and oozing dewdrops of perspiration, like the most prized and delectable of drinking wine grapes, do however deserve their moniker. Wine made from this fruit, is deadly to most humanoids, as is the raw berry, if plucked and eaten from the vine. It is the unnatural chemical concoction found within the fruit’s tart skin, which gives the man-eating grape its name. The chemical stew found inside each berry, functions as a necrotic agent, the same as found in some species of venomous snakes. The grapes literally eat the victim from the inside out, via cell death, dissolving organs and flesh in quick succession.

The tribes of Pra-Oohk Crater, from the jungles of Ghlush are known to sell the fermented “wine” of this grape to merchants of distant lands. Sadly, the taste of the concoction is divine when first quaffed, and even worse, the man-eating grape wine will never detect as poisonous via mundane means, its horrid natures somehow masking all attempts. Luckily the man-eating grapes are extremely rare, and endemic to humid jungles.

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