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manfred
February 14, 2011
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The Visit    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

How we finally made the First Contact.

Murometz
January 19, 2011
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Ideas: 17
Votes: 13 / 4.346154
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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Votes: 7 / 4.214286
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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Votes: 10 / 3.350000
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.  

Mourngrymn
November 22, 2010
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Ideas: 14
Votes: 5 / 4.400000
30 Prophecies    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

"Prophecy today is hardly the romantic business that it used to be. The old tools of the trade, like the sword, the hair shirt, and the long fast in the wilderness, have given way to more contemporary, mundane instruments of doom --the book, the picket and the petition, the sit-in at City Hall."

- Jane Kramer

Ouroboros
November 16, 2010
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Votes: 4 / 5.000000
The Deserts of the Heart    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - In General)

A short story set in the Locastus universe. 

axlerowes
November 1, 2010
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Votes: 9 / 2.777778
Romantic Love    Articles  (Character)   (Players)

Love and the pursuit of love makes up a huge part of a person’s life, but it is often absent from game-play. Love is also often seen as a player‘s choice, but in drama and mythology love is often something that grips a character and can inspire them or cripple them.  Perhaps love should affect a character’s dice roles and perception of reality. 

Scrasamax
October 23, 2010
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Votes: 3 / 3.500000
The Resource Wars    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)

The beginning of the 21st century was marked by the leading world powers staking their claims to strategic resources. Foremost of the resources was petroleum. Each nation stated that it was willing to go to war to secure these vital resources. This was not an empty claim.

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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Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 4.785714
30 Halfling Gifts (For Services Rendered)    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Save/Help the Halflings! They offer rewards. Material and otherwise.

Ted
October 3, 2010
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Ideas: 4
Votes: 11 / 3.363636
30 Bad Things    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Game Mastering)

Be it a cursed artifact, an angry god, a spell gone wrong, or bad luck, these are just a taste of the strange things that might befall a character.

Ted
September 6, 2010
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Votes: 4 / 3.125000
Webs of Intrigue    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

Creating a specific Web of Intrigue for a social situation players will encounter can be a very strong aid towards immersing players in a social quagmire they will have to navigate. In this article I will articulate how I have created a web of intrigue for my current campaign, and how I plan to continue the trend.

Drackler
September 2, 2010
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Votes: 3 / 3.666667
Stylized Monsters    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)

  In the art of several ancient kingdoms is was customary to stylize the monsters depicted. Even the most comely of elves would be drawn with too-pointed face and too-slanted eyes, to keep the up-standing human community of the kingdoms from thinking of the elves as being better than themselves.

JPatterson
August 31, 2010
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.642857
Imagi...Imagi...whut?    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

When was the last time you truly used, focused on, for any significant length of time, your imagination; your active, conscious, willful, artistic creativity, to get back in touch with that ability to appreciate the wonder that you yourself can create and bring forth, all from within yourself? Were you ever able to do that? Did you ever do that? Can you still do it? Do you do it when you game, as player or GM? Will you do it? Could this be missing from a lot of the newer, younger RPG'ers of today?

Nafar
May 31, 2010
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Votes: 1 / 1.500000
Land of Lordor    Articles  (Fiction)   (Players)

A short story I created in 15 days for NanoWrimo set in a fantasy setting.

Scrasamax
April 21, 2010
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Votes: 9 / 3.611111
Teens and Vampires, How to Tell if Your Son or Daughter Has Fallen for One of the Undead    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

Teens and Vampires, How to tell if your Son or Daughter has Fallen for One of the Undead

 

A Temple of the Sun Pamphlet

Scrasamax
April 15, 2010
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To Be A Decepticon    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

Being a Decepticon is a deep and personal decision, one not taken lightly.

MoonHunter
April 5, 2010
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MoonHunter's Top Tips for 2009    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - In General)

I am always giving advice to various gamers on various game forums. I am constantly giving the same advice over and over again (cut/ paste repeat). Once a year I think about the advice and put together The List.

Scrasamax
January 16, 2010
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Votes: 14 / 4.750000
The Zombie Strain    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

The Zombie Strain, as the infection was most commonly known, was actually identified as PrP-1174, a prion.

manfred
December 21, 2009
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The many ways to intelligence    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

How does a given species become intelligent? Why does one turn from somewhat smart to actually sentient, and another doesn't? What is the magic formula, if there is one?

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       By: Forganthus

Basq doesn't exist. He occupies a point in space--a single X,Y,Z point in the Cartesian plane, but he's not made of anything. People looking at him see whatever they want to see. Or what he wants you to see. Usually a mix. Just the same, he cannot be hurt swords or arrows. Only things that deal damage to an area (fireballs, gases) can damage him. Or weapons that can cut through an infinitely small point.

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