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October 5, 2014
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 5.000000
30 Alien Races    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

To all space explorers, rogue traders and Federation colonisation and expeditionary force officers!

Thirty new alien species have been discovered. You are well-advised to inform yourselves, as to engage these entities correctly, without risk of harm to yourself or to the interests of Terra.

Ten of the described species are human in origin, yet modified to such a degree that they no longer need to be considered human.

Another ten are civilisation-building aliens competing with Terra for available space.

The final ten entries are remarkable life forms that display sapience, without using it to create civilisations. Caution is advised.

January 31, 2014
Hits: 925
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.

October 26, 2013
Hits: 798
Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.428571
Civitas Caeli    Locations  (City)   (Space)

Sometimes Utopias should stay as mere legends.

September 9, 2013
Hits: 1015
Comments: 16
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 4.576923
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."

June 7, 2013
Hits: 937
Comments: 17
Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 4.892857
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.

December 20, 2012
Hits: 1490
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?

September 25, 2012
Hits: 1297
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.

July 27, 2012
Hits: 1122
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

June 27, 2012
Hits: 1028
Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.571429
30 Saints Relics    Items  (Other)   (Heroic)

The teeth and fingerbones of holy men and more

June 10, 2012
Hits: 1452
Comments: 32
Ideas: 4
Votes: 17 / 4.852941
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.

April 29, 2012
Hits: 1462
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

October 27, 2011
Hits: 2200
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.

September 10, 2011
Hits: 1350
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

July 12, 2011
Hits: 1792
Comments: 17
Ideas: 2
Votes: 14 / 4.607143
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.

June 1, 2011
Hits: 1943
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

May 4, 2011
Hits: 2123
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)

April 16, 2011
Hits: 11559
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: 6516
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.

January 11, 2011
Hits: 3452
Comments: 24
Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 4.714286
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?)

November 16, 2010
Hits: 1751
Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 5.000000
The Deserts of the Heart    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - In General)

A short story set in the Locastus universe. 

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