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Silveressa
July 4, 2012
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The Darkest of Winters: Intro and Prologue    Articles  (Campaign)   (Gaming - In General)

“A road trip? In this mess that used to be America? Yer outta your minds, I’d rather sleep with a rabid porcupine!” -Phil McGuire Ranch Hand on the Happy Trails Horse Ranch when asked about coming with the group to find a safer haven up north.

A Dead Reign zombie apocalypse campaign synopsis, Session #1 of 32.

Scrasamax
June 4, 2012
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7 Things I've Learned    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

snagged from a tweet, what are seven things you've learned about writing in general, writing for gaming and gamers, or for the citadel?

Kassy
May 24, 2012
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Votes: 9 / 4.111111
How did you start?    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

After seeing the [My First Character] thread a while ago and it newly popping up in my inbox for some reason, I thought I'd add a scroll where players could share their introduction to roleplaying.

Pariah
March 6, 2012
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Common    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - In General)

One thing holds consistent across the numerous worlds of science fiction and fantasy: everyone speaks the same language. Whether it's Lojban, English, Common, or the High Tongue of the Autumn Empire; there's one language that everyone knows, unless plot demands otherwise.

Cheka Man
November 24, 2011
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The Twelve Days of Christmas-Strolen.com Style    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

A hopefully amusing Strolen.com version of the Twelve Days of Christmas.

JohnnFour
November 7, 2011
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Votes: 4 / 4.500000
How To Create Deep & Compelling Magic Item Backgrounds In Just 60 Seconds    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - In General)

Give your magic item a quick history. Then use the history to tie a whole bunch of things together that will make you look like a genius.

Scrasamax
October 21, 2011
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Votes: 4 / 3.000000
Fantasy!    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

Why is psuedo-Medieval Tolkien-esque fantasy the heart of the fantasy RPG genre?

OmegaDraco
August 29, 2011
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Apportation Research    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - In General)

 

Confiscated log entries concerning research, particle scanners, micromachines, and computer software on the subject of Teleportation.

Pieh
August 7, 2011
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Strolenati Origins Pamphlet: Manfred    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - In General)

There is a being we know as Manfred. His generators of randomness have aided the Citadel in times of need, but what of his career as a time-traveller? This is the first in a series uncovering the secret origins of famed Strolenati members. I fear I must type quickly, there are those who wouls not want you to read this. Will you crawl deeper into the rabbit hole?

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.

 

Raptyr
July 6, 2011
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The Leech and the Mud-Puddle    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - In General)

The wide wicked world is a very dangerous place, especially for not-quite so big leeches who wish nothing so much as to be left out of thing such as wars, and wizards, and spells.

Silveressa
April 29, 2011
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Everything I learned about life from role-playing games    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

Similar to threads I've seen on other rpg sites, this is a collection of things I or others in my group have learned while role-playing. Feel free to add to the scroll with your memorable experiences at the table.

Mourngrymn
April 16, 2011
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Votes: 7 / 4.500000
My Favorite Characters    Articles  (Character)   (Gaming - In General)

Having remembered our first character’s, how many remember your favorite love? That character that will always travel with you in stories to every game session? The one that taught you how to role-play, or the one that brought the most laughs?

Cheka Man
April 10, 2011
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30 Ways To Be A Good Strolenite    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - In General)

If you follow this advice you will be able to get the best out of this site that it can offer you and you might make some new friends too.

Murometz
January 19, 2011
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Ideas: 17
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93 Benefits to owning a pet Crocodile    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

Inspired by # 16 on Cheka's 30 Lizard-man Gifts in-work and Coley's Chart of O' Bashing Death. A gift from the lizard-men. A pet crocodile, as loyal as a dog.

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.

Silveressa
January 13, 2011
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Things Are Not Always As They Seem    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

This humorous short fiction piece was inspired by a late night chat with a couple gamer friends about how alien cultures would possibly interpret some of the more "colorful" aspects of our society.  

Ouroboros
November 16, 2010
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The Deserts of the Heart    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - In General)

A short story set in the Locastus universe. 

Pieh
October 6, 2010
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Ideas: 5
Votes: 9 / 4.277778
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.

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Wet Faeries

       By: Murometz

Sages and naturalists frown at the common name given to these strange creatures by the small folk, but sometimes the silliest nicknames for creatures, places and people persevere in the minds of many. “Purifiers”, “Pond Jellies”, “Breath-Stealers”, “Lung-Ticklers” and “River Butterflies” are much less commonly heard appellations for these life forms. Wet Faeries are basically (and simply) a species of fist-sized, fresh-water jellyfish. Several traits steer them toward the peculiar category however. Firstly, Wet Faeries are nearly invisible in the water, much like their marine cousins but even more so. One can swim in a river swarming with these critters and not even notice their presence. Secondly, they possess the unique ability to clean and purify whatever body of water they inhabit. They do this via some sort of biological filtration process, sucking in all toxins present in the water, and releasing it back in its purest form. Needless to say, they are both a blessing and a curse to whichever folk dwell beside the rivers and lakes Wet Faeries inhabit. On one hand, no purer water can be found anywhere than a Wet Faerie lake or pond, and yet, in “pure” water “life” tends in fact to die out, lacking the needed nutrients to prosper. Thirdly, their “sting” is (unfortunately) virulently poisonous to all mammalians. Wet Faeries are loathe to sting anyone or anything, using their barbed fronds as a last line of defense, but if stung, most swimmers will suffer respiratory arrest, and die within minutes, usually drowning before they can make it back to shore.

Alchemists, druids, and less savory characters have studied these creatures over the years, and have predictably found all the ways Wet Faeries could be exploited. Morbidly humorous, some bards find it, that the Poisoners and Assassins Guilds as well as the Healer’s Union, all prize these creatures. The assassins use the extracted venom in obvious fashion, while the priests and healers use the still-living jelly-fish to sterilize other poison potions and to cure those already poisoned on death’s door.

It is known that a certain Earl Von Trumble keeps his vast castle moat stocked with Wet Faeries, the waters so clear that every bone of every one of his past enemies can be clearly seen on the bottom, twenty two feet below.

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