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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.

Scrasamax
December 18, 2015
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7 Futurists Predict the Cosmic Era    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - Genre)

Found this article in 'the facebooks' and it read like a breakdown of the Cosmic Era.

Longspeak
September 2, 2015
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Legacy, Part IV - Secrets    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

Confronting the men who were about to break into his flat, Kevin hopes for answers. Instead, he finds more unanswered questions.

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.

Moonlake
June 21, 2015
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Chinese Lore- Weapons, Myths and Others    Articles  (Campaign)   (Gaming - Genre)

The one-stop Codex to peruse Chinese lore at your leisure. Eventually, this collection would include: weapons (blades, spears and bows), instruments (a particular type of string instrument known as the guqin), horses, myths (creation myths, legendary figures and folklore stories) and others (lifeforms, historical ranking systems and other topics subject to author whims and popular demand).

Scrasamax
May 20, 2015
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The Great Filter    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)

Part of the Fermi Paradox, the Great Filter is one of the explanations as to why intelligent alien life hasn't been discovered.

Scrasamax
April 28, 2015
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7 Things Wrong with Godzilla 2014    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - Genre)

Everything wrong with the 2014 Godzilla

Spoilers, obviously

Scrasamax
March 18, 2015
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KaijuPunk    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

Big monsters and low lifes

axlerowes
February 16, 2015
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TRANSFORMERS RPG: Part 2    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - Genre)

Transformers RPG: Rules for Driving and Flying, Rules for Skill checks and skill Descriptions

axlerowes
February 16, 2015
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TRANSFORMERS RPG: Part 1    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - Genre)

A TRANSFORMERS RPG TO TRY AND CAPTURE THE SPARK OF THE G1 CARTOON SERIES

Moonlake
January 26, 2015
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The Return of the White Deer- Chapter 14    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

A new-school fantasy novel based on my Crunalan society of the Dragon Empire setting and various historical characters whose stories have been mangled up by the author’s imagination. Most critical readers welcomed!

crucifiction
January 21, 2015
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When The Hail Came    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

In 2014, Mars was changed, and with it, Earth changed too. Nothing will ever be the same. This is the story of a little boy who grows up to be a man in his father's footsteps, and then goes on to be a super-man.

Moonlake
January 20, 2015
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The Return of the White Deer- Chapter 13    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

A new-school fantasy novel based on my Crunalan society of the Dragon Empire setting and various historical characters whose stories have been mangled up by the author’s imagination. Most critical readers welcomed!

Moonlake
January 16, 2015
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The Return of the White Deer- Chapter 12    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

A new-school fantasy novel based on my Crunalan society of the Dragon Empire setting and various historical characters whose stories have been mangled up by the author’s imagination. Most critical readers welcomed!

Moonlake
January 10, 2015
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The Return of the White Deer- Chapter 11    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

A new-school fantasy novel based on my Crunalan society of the Dragon Empire setting and various historical characters whose stories have been mangled up by the author’s imagination. Most critical readers welcomed!

Moonlake
January 9, 2015
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The Return of the White Deer- Chapter 3    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

A new-school fantasy novel based on my Crunalan society of the Dragon Empire setting and various historical characters whose stories have been mangled up by the author’s imagination. Most critical readers welcomed!

Scrasamax
January 3, 2015
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30 Military Vehicle Flaws    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - Genre)

Extracted from the 30 Mecha Design Flaws submission. Edited and reconfigured as a setting neutral piece for use in military aspected settings and most if not all flaws can be used on any vehicle or large piece of hardware.

Moonlake
January 1, 2015
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The Return of the White Deer- Chapter 10    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

A new-school fantasy novel based on my Crunalan society of the Dragon Empire setting and various historical characters whose stories have been mangled up by the author’s imagination. Most critical readers welcomed!

Moonlake
December 31, 2014
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The Return of the White Deer- Chapter 9    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

A new-school fantasy novel based on my Crunalan society of the Dragon Empire setting and various historical characters whose stories have been mangled up by the author’s imagination. Most critical readers welcomed!

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       By: Raptyr

Nine times out of ten, it’s the undead that do the running.

Not strictly animal or vegetable, the Corpse bud is a peculiar individual that shares characteristics from multiple kingdoms and species. In appearance, all corpse buds bear a shape of a large rounded top bud divided into four lateral segments, and a much longer, narrower bottom bud, also divided into four segments. Between the two halves are a set of four radial limbs, rounded on top and flat on the bottom, covered with tiny serrated hooks facing towards the body. In overall size, it’s limbs reach as wide as a spread hand, with the body being as thick as a fist. It is as long as a human hand from top to bottom.

Internally, the top bud of the corpse bud contains a bacteria filled membrane that produces the hydrogen that the corpse bud uses to stay aloft, and a series of fungal gills for the dispersal of spores for reproduction. The lower half of the bud contains a number of fine filaments, as well as a sharp barbed stinger containing a powerful local anaesthesia.

The Corpse Bud mobilizes by inflating its top bud, and steers by rotating its arms rapidly about its body. The corpse bud ordinarily drifts with the wind, orienting towards the scent of recent decay and death. It preys on the recently dead, burrowing the lower bud into the victim, using the anaesthesia in case the victim is dying, and not truly deceased. Once embedded, it releases its filaments into the body, replacing the current nervous system. This gives it full animation of the body, and allows the corpse bud to direct it.

Corpse buds are not a malevolent species, being primarily concerned with breaking down the host body for food, and infecting the reproductive cycle with spores in order to mate with other corpse-bud bodies. To preserve the corpse for this purpose, Corpse buds will seek out dry locations to prevent bacteria from destroying the corpses. This often causes a large number of corpse buds to gather in a single location.

In culture, Corpse buds are used to repair broken spines or degenerative diseases, as the sentient mind will easily overcome the mind of the non-sentient corpse bud. Once infected by a corpse bud, however, removal is usually fatal, and the infected individual cannot reproduce, or risk infecting another. Thus, it is a technique often reserved for the elderly, or a last resort.

Necromancers and other dark sorcerers will often preserve the corpses of their victims magically, and infect them with corpse buds, creating traditional undead as well, so as to seed their lairs with undead both offensive and non, in order to throw their enemies off balance. They will also enslave the rudimentary minds of the corpse buds, and transform the docile things into a plague. There have also been accounts of magically transformed corpse buds with stronger minds and a taste for living flesh, but thus far all accounts are unproven rumors.

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