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Dossta
November 30, 2015
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Votes: 3 / 3.500000
Managing Reputation    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

A proposed system for managing a party's reputation with various NPCs

Mageek
October 24, 2015
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.500000
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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Comments: 13
Ideas: 1
Votes: 4 / 3.875000
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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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 3.500000
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.

axlerowes
January 19, 2015
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 2
Votes: 6 / 3.166667
Armor Restrictions Apply....Of Course    Articles  (Fiction)   (Game Mastering)

"Let the Wookie Win"

Aramax
January 2, 2015
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Ideas: 5
Votes: 3 / 3.166667
31 years IRL(33 ish!) of my Mysantia Campaign    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

A study of my VERY long running game. A work in progress that will prob never be finished

10/81 - 1/14 RIP

Stork
December 14, 2014
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
A simple start for a new dungeon    Articles  (Scenario)   (Game Mastering)

Have a dungeon that could fit anywhere? Want to get the heroes there in a hurry? Try this.

Ted
December 13, 2014
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 3.000000
Why is Ireland such a Hotspot for Supernatural Activity?    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

I can explain! Really! (Note: This is for my Demon Hunting Campaign set in 1640's Ireland, so here be campaign specific dragons.)

Scrasamax
August 21, 2014
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.583333
7 Things about Team Building    Articles  (Fiction)   (Game Mastering)

The team is the functional core of a story, and as such, team building is vital to the flow of the story.

Scrasamax
April 26, 2014
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 3.727273
Evolutionary Theology    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

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

valadaar
April 10, 2014
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Votes: 4 / 4.500000
Rage!    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

"Thandrar was seeing red, the frustration was building as he traded blow after blow with his enemy. Their blade lashed out and drew blood, but instead of weakening Thandrar, he was energized - the last straw! His pent up rage and frustration peaked and he smote his foe with such force as to bisect the fool, bathing himself, his blade and the floor in blood and gore."

caesar193
January 11, 2014
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 3.500000
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?

Ted
August 10, 2013
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.500000
The Kingmakers: Final Update/Autopsy    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

A final update on what happened to Kingmakers.

Gossamer
March 20, 2013
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 3.454545
But they're only minions...    Articles  (Character)   (Game Mastering)

A quote from my solo campaign that really got me thinking about how players perceive Npcs.
Does your players treat your precious Npcs like nothing but obstacles, exploits and cannon fodder, whether they are gelatinous cubes or humans?

And if so, what can we do to change it?

Ted
March 13, 2013
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Votes: 2 / 2.250000
The Kingmakers: Sessions 26, 27 and 28    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

Extremely terse summary- I've had my hands full as of late, and I apologize for the lack of explanation.

caesar193
March 2, 2013
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.812500
The History of Atheus    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

A basic history of the continent of Atheus.

Ted
February 25, 2013
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Votes: 1 / 3.000000
The Kingmakers, Session 23, 24 and 25    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

Combat heavy sessions make for short summaries

Ted
February 11, 2013
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The Kingmakers, Session 22    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

Sadly, the first night my Antagonistic Player is around to play, inter-player drama throws things off causing a slog of a session where almost nothing got accomplished.

Ted
February 9, 2013
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Votes: 1 / 3.500000
The Kingmakers, Session 21    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

Woo boy. Where to even begin?

Ted
February 1, 2013
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The Kingmakers, Sessions 18, 19 and 20    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

Multi-session summary a-go-go.

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It seemed like a great place to camp. The clearing was good sized and sheltered from the wind. The brook just a few feet away. There is a natural hallow to keep the horses.

Then the night came.

It was like it became a different place. The temperature dropped. The wind, which does not seem to disturb cloth, almost cuts through you like an arctic wind. No one can sleep, as the soft ground has turned hard. The horses are uneasy. The Bats are flying over and stopping in the trees.

And then there is the eyes. There are glowing eyes just inside the tree line watching your group. The mages and clerics can detect nothing, but there is still something there.

(yet there is nothing at all... The Darkness will do nothing unless the players do something to it. And even then it will all seem to be a conincidence.)

Of course, in the morning, it all becomes sweet and light.

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