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Longspeak
January 31, 2014
Hits: 549
Comments: 24
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.666667
Organic NPCs (and PCs)    Articles  (Character)   (Gaming - In General)

There are plenty of resources available to help detail characters. I wanted a way to organize and present those details in play naturally.

caesar193
October 26, 2013
Hits: 514
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.583333
Civitas Caeli    Locations  (City)   (Space)

Sometimes Utopias should stay as mere legends.

MysticMoon
September 9, 2013
Hits: 636
Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.541667
Refuge Beneath the Waves    Locations  (Regional)   (Water)

"They said it would bring us a new age of wonder, of exploration, of excitement. I don't think this is what they meant: us scurrying around like rats in our cities of steam and steel, far away from the land and the sun."

Forganthus
June 7, 2013
Hits: 590
Comments: 16
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 4.923077
A Spell Called Catherine    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)

When a wizard named Mendalus develops a spell that summons an obedient woman named Catherine--exactly like any other summoning spell--it creates chaos in the wizard-metropolis of Meltheria, as many interested parties struggle to understand the nature (and legality) of the Catherine spell, while vast fortunes hang in the balance.

Shadoweagle
December 20, 2012
Hits: 1040
Comments: 18
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.777778
Fields of Flesh    Plots  (Hired)   (Single-Storyline)

Lavish glade and lush green field,

Wizen'd oaks; to the blight all yield.

Weeping trees of crimson blood,

the Fields of Flesh turn life to mud.

Will you tread and smile and sleep

where devils dance and angels weep?

Dossta
September 25, 2012
Hits: 902
Comments: 20
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.636364
10 Dragon Lairs, Denizens & Hoards    Locations  (Fortification)   (Any)

A grab-bag of draconic goodness, ready to plug into a variety of settings from Steam-Punk to Modern to Fantasy.

Scrasamax
July 26, 2012
Hits: 806
Comments: 12
Ideas: 1
Votes: 7 / 4.357143
7 Things about War and Magic    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - Genre)

Caeser193 recently posted an article about how magic has made war obsolete, below please find seven ways to keep magic and magic users from dominating warfare

Scrasamax
June 27, 2012
Hits: 768
Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.571429
30 Saints Relics    Items  (Other)   (Heroic)

The teeth and fingerbones of holy men and more

Silveressa
June 10, 2012
Hits: 1068
Comments: 31
Ideas: 3
Votes: 16 / 4.906250
The Nexus    Locations  (City)   (Other)

"Living in a town that sits on a dimensional nexus can wear thin after a while. It's not so much the crawling shadows, bizarre weather, or late night visitors from places that never existed; but carrying on with your normal life and trying to act like nothing out of the ordinary is going on in your little corner of the world that gets to you."

A small rural town with surreal secrets, that happens to be situated on a dimensional crossroads, suitable for modern day supernatural/mystical/horror campaigns.

Scrasamax
April 29, 2012
Hits: 1056
Comments: 17
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.636364
Gems of the Underworld    Items  (Materials)   (Cursed)

Few things shine as bright as the jewels of Hell

JohnnFour
October 27, 2011
Hits: 1682
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 5.000000
How To Create Great Magic Items In Just Three Minutes    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)

Busy GMs need help prepping for games faster. And you can create fantastic magic items in just three minutes using my stat block.

hylandpad
September 9, 2011
Hits: 1135
Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.916667
The Black Circus of Mortuel    Society/ Organizations  (Criminal/Espionage)   (Regional)

"The Circus is in town, Dicurion. Make a donation to the good priests of the Laughing God. See if he won't smile down upon us, and wish our little problem away."

-Olrich van Haarkrom

Silveressa
July 12, 2011
Hits: 1487
Comments: 16
Ideas: 2
Votes: 13 / 4.692308
The Philadelphia Shipyards    Locations  (Area)   (Water)

"The shipyards, a good place to move illict cargo or lay low for a while, but that ship yard in Philly, it's not a place you want to frequent, not if you wish to keep yer skin on anyway."

A city location with a slight horror slant, suitable for any modern day horror/action setting.

Dozus
June 1, 2011
Hits: 1653
Comments: 21
Ideas: 2
Votes: 10 / 4.900000
Cartogramancy - The Magic of Maps    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

"Anyone can draw a map, boy - there's no more difficulty in that than laying brick. What makes maps useful is when they are so proper, so precise, that they are living images of the places they represent. Encompassing knowledge of the geography, and mastery of the very space itself - that, child, is cartogramancy."

- Sage Pakpao Sasithorn, Chief Lecturer, the Ezagun-Darkbolt College of Cartogramancy

Scrasamax
May 4, 2011
Hits: 1881
Comments: 17
Ideas: 0
Votes: 15 / 5.000000
Romero Coultier    NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)

She left me, I couldn't deal with it. I sat there with the barrel of the gun in my mouth for a long time before I pulled the trigger.

(Graphic Warning: Not for delicate eyes)

Mourngrymn
April 16, 2011
Hits: 11331
Comments: 28
Ideas: 20
Votes: 13 / 4.884615
Constellation Myth    Systems  (Knowledge/Lore)   (Defining)

Old cultures since the dawn of written time have seen pictures in the night sky and asked questions of them. Who they were, where did they come from, and why do they return? The earliest efforts to distinguish these nightly visitors and give them names and meanings dates back to before the Contention of Aborior. Those first observations were different than what is seen today but most still hold true to their original origins.

Michael Jotne Slayer
February 2, 2011
Hits: 5241
Comments: 21
Ideas: 27
Votes: 14 / 5.000000
The Keep Beneath the Dusky Star    Dungeons  (Mountains)   (Rooms/ Halls)

From that silent place fear flows in unseen waves, like white fog. The shadows are many, and the wind breathes cold through the broken battlements and casements. Through it's frowning walls and dark window openings there's a lantern of the spirit which none see by but those who bear it.

Silveressa
January 11, 2011
Hits: 2877
Comments: 23
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 4.807692
30 Bardic Tales    Items  (Art and Music)   (Non-Magical)

A collection of 30 bardic tales you may hear sung in the local tavern or empresses' court, complete with bardic verse excerpts from all 30 tales themselves.

Many of these tales can also be used as quick plug in adventures for Gm's looking for a side quest. (And let the players exploits be turned into the song by a near by bard perhaps?)

Silveressa
January 9, 2011
Hits: 1385
Comments: 16
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.708333
The Sanguine Mist    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

They say you give up a few things, chasing a dream. In those mists that's the literal truth, for every dream of yours that comes true, a piece of yourself, mind, body, or soul, gets taken by the mist. Worst part is, you won't even know what the cost of your dreams are until you go to leave, and by then you might not even have a mind left to change...

A fragment of the mists of creation, drawn to those desperate to make their dreams come true. Suitable for any magical fantasy setting.

EchoMirage
October 24, 2010
Hits: 1576
Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.791667
30 Tieflings and the Gifts they bestow    NPCs  (Extras)   (Criminal/Espionage)

For your pleasure and entertainment, here we present, thirty fiendlings seasoned with a whiff of brimstone, teasingly clad in shadow, accompanied by tunes played on pipes of angel-bone; likewise do we tell of the gifts they might bestow upon one in their favor.

So get them before Hell freezes over!

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       By: manfred

On a location with numerous webs, and at least one big spider, there is a something inside a cocoon. It is humanoid in shape, still moving. If the heroes free it (not before they kill or drive away the spiders), they meet a ... zombie!

The poor zombie wandered the dungeon alone, and tried to kill a big living creature (= a spider). The spider used the usual treatment, even if this victim did not look tasty. The zombie can be easily killed as any other zombie. It got but several doses of spider-poison, so can be something worth if it is extracted. You can mention to a druid or ranger the fact the spider had no poison anymore.

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