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Scrasamax
March 25, 2007
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Game Cliches    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

...and why they should be avoided like the plague.

Wulfhere
March 14, 2007
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.937500
Legacy of the Pharaohs    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Ancient Egypt, Land of the Pharaohs:  What will you find among the eternal sands?

MoonHunter
January 12, 2007
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Ideas: 4
Votes: 5 / 4.100000
Worksheet Settings    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

One of the most powerful tools found in the World Building 102b article is the Worksheet. Here is a place to put the settings you might make with them.

MoonHunter
November 30, 2006
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Votes: 4 / 4.000000
Against the Storms - The Kerren Setting    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

For hundreds of years colonist from Earth have lived on Kerren.  They came to Karren to live a simplier peaceful life. A pity that dream never materialized. 

Kerren is a world in an age of Saurians.  Giant megafauna live among huge trees. Smaller saurians and giant insects live in their shadows.  The Humans live in Clusters, walled cities usually along cliffs, to protect themselves. 

Kerren is a world of little metal.  The colonists expected resources to maintain a minimal level of technology.  Those resources did not exist or were unobtainable given their tools.  They adapted to the materials they had.

In short their life was simplier, but it was not peaceful. 

Zhan are extradimensonal blobs that fall from rifts caused by electrical storms.  Zhan infect living things, twisting them into rampaging monsters.  If Kerren was not dangerous enough, now “things” roamed the lands.

However, the Colonists found allies on Kerren- The Dragons. Working with this native animal species, The Ryders defend their people.  Riding their dragons they destroy Zhan as they fall before they can contaminate the world, remove Zhani monsters in Grey Zones, and wrangle Mega Fauna and Jumpers. Together with their Dragons, Ryders help build and maintain the colony.

MoonHunter
November 17, 2006
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Votes: 4 / 3.750000
MoonHunter's Top Tips for 2006    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - In General)

Another year, another List. 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. These are this year’s ten most common pieces of gaming advice I have given out.  They should be useful to you to some level.

the Wanderer
November 12, 2006
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Votes: 2 / 3.250000
The continuing tale of the Bard    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Players)

As promised, the continuing tale…

the Wanderer
November 7, 2006
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So you wish to be a Bard....    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Players)

Thoughts of the true Bard…

manfred
October 9, 2006
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Ideas: 9
Votes: 7 / 4.500000
Afterlife    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - In General)

What kind of interesting Afterlife(s) do the people have in your game world(s), whether they believe in it or for real? Is there hell(s), or paradise(s), or something in-between? What happens when people die?

valadaar
September 15, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.625000
30 Curses    Articles  (Campaign)   (Gaming - In General)

30 Minor Curses

manfred
September 9, 2006
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Ideas: 12
Votes: 8 / 4.500000
Magic of the Lesser Creatures    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

In a fantastic world of magic, it can be assumed magic is in all living creatures to some degree, and a part of it is with concentration usable for magical purposes - humanoids are typically such users.

It is only logical, that for instance animals should have this magic, too.

manfred
September 8, 2006
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Ideas: 5
Votes: 7 / 4.500000
Philosophies of the future    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Where will we be one day, and what will we believe? How will we consider the world around us, and the people? How will we treat the known and the unknown, and possibly other intelligent lifeforms?

Whether close or distant future, something will be similar, and something… is very likely to be different.

Scrasamax
September 2, 2006
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Ideas: 4
Votes: 4 / 4.375000
WWMWBI - There were no horses?    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

Confucious

Scrasamax
August 26, 2006
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Votes: 3 / 4.500000
The MuroMax Codex    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

The compiled works of MuroMax, the collaborative entity of Murometz and Scrasamax, the Mythmaker and the Mechanic.

Murometz
August 23, 2006
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Votes: 8 / 4.562500
Ye Olde English, the Archaic Word Challenge    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Forsooth!! (whatever the hell that means)

Ever since I bought a copy of Jeffrey Kacirk’s Forgotten Words tome, I have become somewhat obsessed with, well…forgotten words. As you read these bizarre, often-silly, and sometimes downright sensible words, phrases and their meanings, you may discover what I did. It seemed that almost every term I came across, instilled some sort of fantasy rpg idea in my head.

I propose a challenge for all word-lovers! Pick any one and do a submission featuring and inspired by said word. Simple enough right? I tried to pick some of the jucier ones.

This can be added to in three ways. Firstly as mentioned, as an entire submission based on one word or phrase. Secondly, more funky archaic terms can be added alphabetically as scrolls, and thirdly, just by using a word or two in future submissions.

If nothing else, these words can be used to pleasantly pepper one’s writing!

connor
June 17, 2006
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Votes: 1 / 2.500000
How do I play? rev7-1-09    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

Have you ever looked at a game in progress and wondered, "i dunno wat this is about."

Allow Moonhunter to posit an answer.

Scrasamax
June 12, 2006
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Votes: 13 / 3.884615
What's in a Vote?    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Citadel Help)

What’s in a Vote?

manfred
June 9, 2006
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Votes: 5 / 4.100000
Red Herrings    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Are you a friend of adventures that bring you closer to the ultimate truth, that help you to learn your world, and teach you a valuable lesson? Or at least provide you with useful means upon your further journey? Then, my friend, better stay clear of the following things…

Chaosmark
June 8, 2006
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Ideas: 6
Votes: 3 / 3.166667
News from the Real World    Articles  (Scenario)   (Game Mastering)

Resurrecting an old thread in a new format, here we bring you News from the Real world, where you can submit news as it translates to your game world.

Michael Jotne Slayer
June 3, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.833333
Open the door and enter another world.    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Game Mastering)

A small piece about roleplaying seen trough philosophical glasses. Might inspire something in your way of GMing or might remind you of something you allready knew.

Michael Jotne Slayer
June 3, 2006
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.062500
What Makes a Weapon Magic?    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Game Mastering)

What is required of a weapon before it can be considered magic? This article uses a few "old school" guidelines to hopefully provide us with a fresh look on the question.

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Asclepius' flies are similar in size to the ordinary housefly, but they are white, with crimson eyes (ugly little creatures). Unlike most flies, however, they are not diseased, in fact their remarkable immune system contains agents which tackle even human illnesses. This is the source of their white colouring also. The standard technique for capturing them, to use their juices, is to tempt one onto the palm of one's hand and then to quickly wring your palms, then rub the mush onto the afflicted area. This is not for the squeamish, but has definite healing possibilities.

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