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Scrasamax
July 27, 2012
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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
July 15, 2012
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.400000
Hematófago    Society/ Organizations  (Criminal/Espionage)   (Country/ State)

The short lived and chaotic vampires of northern Mexico

Scrasamax
July 15, 2012
Hits: 770
Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.625000
30 More Bottles of Wine    Items  (Potion)   (Non-Magical)

A list of 30 more wines, none of which are vinted by humans, elves, or dwarves.

Scrasamax
July 15, 2012
Hits: 696
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.083333
30 Joes    NPCs  (Extras)   (Combative)

Light infantry units, with assorted skill sets

Scrasamax
July 14, 2012
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.625000
30 Magnagogs    Items  (Other)   (Villanous)

While technically alive, magnagogs have little in the way of personality and are driven via telepathic command.

OmegaDraco
July 9, 2012
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Comments: 23
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.227273
The Qualm    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Space)

The Qualm is a giant mass of tentacles and leaves with hundreds of mouth-like pods lined with teeth. It is about 1/8 of the size of Earth's moon, and it travels through space looking for nutrient rich planets that it can suck dry.

Scrasamax
July 7, 2012
Hits: 595
Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.500000
Argillomata    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

Most folk would call an argillomatus a clay golem. They would be wrong.

Scrasamax
July 5, 2012
Hits: 858
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.187500
7 Things about NPCs    Articles  (Character)   (Game Mastering)

Seven things I've learned about NPCs

Forganthus
June 28, 2012
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.583333
The Hollows of Teragaius    Locations  (World)   (Underground)

A dangerous, alien plane where glowing frog-slimes slither and slurp, metal-skinned bird people rebuff diplomacy, and only the endless subterranean tunnels are safe (just mind the gravity-bending moles).  Visitors will have to skulk around in the dark to avoid the curse carried by the sunlight.  Because (have I mentioned?) the sun is the source of a powerful curse--one that covers the whole planet.

Scrasamax
June 27, 2012
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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
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Comments: 31
Ideas: 4
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.

Forganthus
June 8, 2012
Hits: 926
Comments: 12
Ideas: 1
Votes: 7 / 4.928571
The Lavei Family    NPCs  (Major)   (Agricultural)

A family of semi-retired doomsday cultists, just trying to live a quiet life while tending an apple orchard in the country.  Except with complications.

Forganthus
June 7, 2012
Hits: 2712
Comments: 20
Ideas: 0
Votes: 15 / 4.700000
Non-Euclidean Architecture: Part 1    Systems  (Architectural)   (Specific)

 

From Innsmouth to Cthulhutech, a common phrase is “non-Euclidean architecture”.  But what is it, and how can it be included in your games in a way that is interesting and fun?

OmegaDraco
June 6, 2012
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Comments: 19
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.500000
30 Ways to Cheat Death    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Everyone dies. But delaying that impending sentence is the holy grail. Science, scorcery, and wishful thinking do all in their power to bestow such delays. Be your deeds pure or evil, cheating death is neither easy nor reliable.

Forganthus
June 5, 2012
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.250000
Ogrish Thundergun    Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)

Everyone knows that firearms are weapons only fit for orcs—smelly, loud, and unreliable.  But there are guns made for ogres, too, and the largest of those are called Thunderguns.

Scrasamax
June 4, 2012
Hits: 805
Comments: 18
Ideas: 0
Votes: 15 / 4.200000
7 Things I've Learned    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

snagged from a tweet, what are seven things you've learned about writing in general, writing for gaming and gamers, or for the citadel?

OmegaDraco
June 1, 2012
Hits: 2425
Comments: 23
Ideas: 1
Votes: 12 / 4.541667
The Seating of the Stuffy Dinner Party Guests    Dungeons  (Any)   (Puzzles)

"Don't just laze about! Help with the seating arrangement! The guests will be here any minute, and the king said everything must be perfect tonight or heads will roll! Now remember, the King must sit at the head of the table with her majesty at his side. Lord and Lady Pemberton must sit next to each other but not next to either the Knight-Commander Gren or his wife.. The Priest Lenard mustn't sit next to any of the attractive Ladies, and the Matriarch will certainly cause a ruckus if not placed in a respectable seat, but don't put her near the wine fountain either. Also, the Ladies...."

Forganthus
May 31, 2012
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.642857
Mondaloa    Locations  (City)   (Plains)

Mondaloa is a name shared by both a city and a deity.  Mondaloa, the city, is built on layers of crypts and tombs that are far more opulent and majestic than the city that covers them.  Mondaloa, the deity, is the god of rest, peace, and death.  There is nothing Mondaloa desires more than to see the dead buried deep in their tombs where they can rest in honor and peace.  But there is trouble: something is torturing the dead of the city, and driving them to madness and rage.  Now, 500 years of honored ancestors are trickling into the city above, seeking blood and pain and death.

Forganthus
May 22, 2012
Hits: 606
Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.350000
Surgeon Birds    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Swamp)

A big flock can suck a cow bloodless in a few minutes, yet your doctor shows up carrying one around a small birdcage in the tip of his staff.  Maybe you're better off just learning to live with the kidney stones. . .

Forganthus
May 22, 2012
Hits: 959
Comments: 17
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.100000
Lady Evica    NPCs  (Campaign)   (Religious)

Lady Evica is one of the prides of the Hesayan Church--it shows that even monstrous, overtly sexual, colossal mermaids can be brought to worship in Iasu's light.  Except not really.

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Order of the Moonbeard

       By: valadaar

Among the assortment of organized criminals who live in the great city, few command greater fear the Moonbeard Order.

They of course do not call themselves that, but have earned the moniker from their fashion of dying their large beards with lye to produce a distinctive crescent shape running from earlobe to earlobe. This is meant as a taunt for their enemies, for it clearly outlines their throats.

They also wear garb similar to the northern tribesman, carefully tooled leather and showing multiple, colourful glyphs.

They are feared due to the intense discipline that their group maintains, due to their origins as a warrior-sect.

They serve as paid thugs, enforcers and assassins within the city, with the client simply ordering a service from the organization, not hiring an individual. Apart from making the request and providing payment in full in advance, the order completes the assignment themselves.

Their order has many moles through the organizations of the city, and more than a couple of nobles. As such, no organized move has been made against them since their chief activity is directed against other members of the crime world. It is said that their services have been useful for those in power as well, further protecting them from persecution.

Their religion holds that their time in this world is vanishingly brief, and largely unimportant except as training for the Great Battle.

The order is very utilitarian with weapons choice - they simply use the tool needed for the occasion, though not without having trained extensively with it beforehand. Daggers, garrottes, swords, bows, battle axes, polearms, wagons, even siege engines have been used to carry out their contracts.

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