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Shadoweagle
May 14, 2013
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Bareka    Locations  (City)   (Desert)

The shining city of glass and mirror within the forboding Karikun desert. Welcome to the home city and birthplace of the Ouzquin Dremorix.

Gossamer
May 11, 2013
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Votes: 8 / 4.000000
The Eye Of Winthorp    Items  (Other)   (Cursed)

One man's ultimate demise could prove another's treasure...Or curse.

caesar193
May 5, 2013
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 1
Votes: 12 / 3.583333
Flowers Of Innocence    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (City/ Ruin)

Also called the Flowers of Childhood, they look like they were taken straight from a fairytale. But they have a darker side.

axlerowes
April 19, 2013
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Comments: 18
Ideas: 7
Votes: 7 / 4.500000
Npc Generator Pirates    NPCs  (Extras)   (Mercantile)

Captain Aubrey surveyed the deck of the captured sloop. He was amazed that such well run ship could crewed by such a motley gang of men. He turned to the doctor and wondered, "No man is born into piracy. What were these many fellows before they took up the black flag? Surely they can not all share the same story."

Shadoweagle
March 26, 2013
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.600000
The Other Side    Plots  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Defining)
Kovel the fighter sat at the bar table with his sorcerous companion, Errat, and and the roguish woman, Vena. Laughing, they raised their drinks to a succesful heist - they were all much richer after robbing and slaying the fat merchant earlier on the road and were celebrating a job well done. But deeds such as this attract the attention of many people.
Some hours into their night, a woman approached the friends with a friendly smile, "Greetings Kovel. Good eve, Vena and Errat. I wish to have a word with you. Yes, I know your names. We have been watching you for some time, and we like what we see. I am here to offer you a part in something great. And yes; there will be money. You will have power. Come with me; let us talk."


PoisonAlchemist
March 24, 2013
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Ideas: 2
Votes: 4 / 4.125000
Snapdragon    NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)

"Impatient as well as stupid, some virtuous whip you are." Snap tilts her head to the side with a smile as her drumming fingers increase in tempo. "I assure you that my patience is vast." The man stops in his tracks stare Snap down, her expression remains unchanged. "Vast, not infinite. I am but a human so I am sure something could cause me to break my vows." Hastily he resumes filling the order. As Snap walks out the door with the goods the shopkeep grabs your arm. "That is a monster chained by monks robes, I have stared down raging barbarians and never seen such hate in their eyes."

Darkornyx
March 23, 2013
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.400000
Valadaar, Hand of Ashantar    Articles  (Character)   (Players)

A warrior that never tremble, a warrior that always line forward, a warrior that always spearheading the battle. His bravery is unimaginable... It's Valadaar, the Hand of Ashantar...

Gossamer
March 20, 2013
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 3.454545
But they're only minions...    Articles  (Character)   (Game Mastering)

A quote from my solo campaign that really got me thinking about how players perceive Npcs.
Does your players treat your precious Npcs like nothing but obstacles, exploits and cannon fodder, whether they are gelatinous cubes or humans?

And if so, what can we do to change it?

Dozus
March 2, 2013
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.500000
The Dog Pit Public House    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

"Bristlebane ale. Tall."

Mathus looked up. He didn't recognize the man ordering, but he seemed the type: muscles beneath a layer of fat, a snarling expression with most of his teeth missing, fists like summer hams. "You want it in a bottle?"

"From the tap."

Mathus nodded. "This way," he said, stepping from behind the bar and into the back room, the "customer" following.

A fresh-faced young man sitting at the bar looked around, confused. "Bristlebane? Sounds adventurous."

"You couldn't handle it, son," an older man said from across the plank bar with a hint of derision. "It'd right kick your ass."

caesar193
March 1, 2013
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Votes: 6 / 3.583333
Atheus    Locations  (Continent)   (Any)

A description of the geography of Atreus. This sub will also be an umbrella sub for all the coming Atreus subs.

valadaar
February 19, 2013
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.187500
A Selection Of Potent Alchemical Concoctions    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

Six powerful substances as described by Hachnar the Alchemist

Forganthus
February 7, 2013
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.642857
Garashino    Locations  (City)   (Swamp)

The City of Strangers.  The Beautiful City.  The City of Gold.  The City of Sharks.

Forganthus
February 7, 2013
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.500000
Vodai, the White Child    NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)

There are some types of evil that are not easily recognizable as such. Much like the mountain-top ascetic or the cloistered saint, there is no obvious sign of the darkness that lurks inside Vodai.

Scrasamax
January 29, 2013
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Ideas: 1
Votes: 7 / 4.428571
7 Things About Writing for the Cosmic Era    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)

A very brief set of guidelines for writing material in or for the Cosmic Era setting

Scrasamax
January 29, 2013
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.166667
Environmental Parapsychic Powers    Systems  (Mystical)   (Specific)

A list of Parapsychic powers that have physical manifestations

Alavandrion
January 27, 2013
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Votes: 5 / 4.700000
Kalraka Dzeik – The Lightning's Will    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Any)

Kalraka Dzeik is a sentient lightning storm with a following of cultists. It has much in common with a natural disaster or a plague; it starts at a single point but spreads like wildfire if given the chance. It is capable of terrible destruction, and will take heroic effort to stop, if it can be stopped at all.

meteorit
January 15, 2013
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Ideas: 1
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The Sorcerer's Knot    Dungeons  (Any)   (Puzzles)

"We followed the map as best we could, periodically checking our bearings using the chronograph and the sextants that the seer had given us. Eventually we found the deserted location that corresponded to the coordinates on the rapidly disintegrating map. And we began digging...

"We started a trench that went down about fifteen feet into the baking sand and headed due South. After a few hours our spades rang with the sound of steel on stone and as it did so the group gathered round to see what we had hit. Some hand digging revealed a dark black stone that had been carved with a strange texture on it's surface like a series of overlapping layers of petrified tendrils frozen for perhaps a thousand years. It looked and felt utterly alien, and yet our goal lay in the centre of this forbidding artefact.

Shadoweagle
January 9, 2013
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.312500
Maddux    Systems  (Geological/ Geographical)   (Defining)

Changing the Maddux is a difficult as changing the weather. And like the storm on the horizon, all one can do when Maddux sings is to prepare yourself as best you can.

Scrasamax
December 30, 2012
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 2
Votes: 6 / 4.166667
30 Programs from the Cosmic Era    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

Programs, HoloFeeds, and S3 Sims from the Cosmic Era

Scrasamax
December 28, 2012
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Votes: 5 / 4.800000
Candenheim    Locations  (City)   (Tundra/ Arctic)

The hyperborean realm of the Eternal Flame

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Castoria, Land of Shattered Stars

       By: Veretrix

Castoria was once a thriving and prosperous nation, a rich trade center for the surrounding lands. This all changed when, on one fateful night nearly a century ago, the Mist of Eternity rolled in and surrounded the land, obscuring more of the outside world as days and nights passed.

By the time the Mist blocked out the sun, a new light shone during what was assumed to be daytime: The Starpoint Spire, a mysterious place atop Castoria's highest peak in the northern-central region. Some say that there is some sort of building atop the mountain shining the dim "sunlight" onto the land, but it is only ever too bright or too dark to fully make out any structure, not to mention the mountain's immense height.

Not a month after the Spire's light lit up, the stars fell. Flaming rocks and debris from far-flung edges of space plummeted downward onto the eastern region of Castoria. Once the shower subsided, a strange energy from within the fallen stars transformed the eastern lands in what are now known as The Voidwastes, a barren gray land littered with craters and strange alien creatures (these can vary, but I had Pathfinder's Akatas in mind).

To the south, strange mechanism of eldritch origin are again at work after aeons of rest in the Ruins of Kchuthngnl, an ancient city of non-human creation that is estimated by scholars to be no less that five millennia old.

To the west, the once peaceful and serene forest, now known as The Plagued Woods, has been experiencing corruptions of the wildlife and humanoids living there. Some humans have reported creatures that appear not unlike a halfling, except that they can open their mouths to massive proportions to swallow creatures the size of an ogre.

When adventurers and citizens alike try to make an escape from Castoria, they are never seen again, and it is utterly unknown whether they found hopeful sanctuary or agonizing death withing the Mist's depths.

What is unknown to all residents of Castoria is that all of these events occurred because of the actions of a secret but powerful cult loyal to the Elder Gods who call the space between the planes their abhorrent home. The cult still lives on, larger than ever, and their plan is for the alien horrors to incubate and thrive within the dome of mist that now envelops Castoria, so that when the Elder Gods return as the cult's prophecy foretells, they will have an army of blasphemous creation at their disposal that they will use to make war with and enslave the denizens of the Material Plane.

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