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February 20, 2006
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 27
Votes: 7 / 4.428571
Character Hooks    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

I’m trying to think of alternatives for game-openings, to replace the standard “meet up in a tavern” or “adventuring group applying for a job” techniques. I know these can be easy ways to get people playing, but I’m certain there are more interesting ways…

February 19, 2006
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.250000
The Silvani    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Forest/ Jungle)

Something of a new take on the traditional forest guardian. Like a dryad or a tree nymph but at the same time something completely different.

February 19, 2006
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.312500
The Black Feathers    Society/ Organizations  (Combative)   (Regional)

“The only creature, that can be victorious on any battlefield, is the raven.”

Siren no Orakio
February 17, 2006
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.636364
Saintmaker    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)

“A man needs two things to become a saint. He must perform three miracles, and then he must die. Perform your miracles, sir, and come to me when you are ready to become a saint.”
—Azariah Saintmaker, Dread Lord of Hatred

February 17, 2006
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.250000
Scorpio's Spawn    Society/ Organizations  (Combative)   (Regional)

This mercenary company is listed on the rolls as ‘A Dwarven Archery Unit’. This archaic definition has confused many a lesser commander as to the use of the unit, being that Dwarves are notoriously awful archers. Yet to the savvy commander, the unit becomes the perfect tool for siege combat.

February 17, 2006
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.375000
Materians- Mages' Orbs    Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)

The merchant grinned “Dear sir, I noticed you had your eye on that charm. Might I interest you in a little bit of its history? Of course I would. I will have you know, that charm has seen its way through many an adventure, and saved the lives of many of the adventurers therein. Legend tells that it was crafted centuries ago by Yurid Norcral, the greated Dwarven runesmith to ever live. Later it was said to have been enchanted by ancient Elven magics which have since been lost to the ages. Quite a rare find.”

Cheka Man
February 15, 2006
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.222222
Sir Edmund Verney    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Criminal/Espionage)

On the surface, Sir Edmund Verney is a very good man, deeply loved by most citizens of Karnivhal. He is a war hero, knighted on the battlefield,a curer of diseases, and one of those who purged the country of evil mages. However, he himself has a deeply hidden secret life, that he wants very much to keep hidden by any means nesscessary…

February 15, 2006
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.300000
PC's and Artifacts of Legend    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)

Ever wanted to add a legendary artifact to your campaign, but you were worried about PC’s getting their hands on it?
Or you put the Legendary item in your game and the PC’s already managed to get it?

What to do, and how to fix it.

February 13, 2006
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Comments: 24
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 4.000000
Vephelot's Milk    Items  (Potion)   (Villanous)

Destroyer of Dynasties, Killer of Kings, Bane of Broods, Curse of the Ruling Elite!

February 12, 2006
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Comments: 26
Ideas: 0
Votes: 18 / 4.472222
Qacha's Neck    Locations  (City)   (Plains)

Come visit Qacha’s Neck. Home of the Worlds Oldest Cat

February 10, 2006
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Comments: 18
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.250000
Silvered Irons    Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Heroic)

Forged with the souls of 12 good lawmen fighting The Darkness, carried by the 13th, the lone survivor, these shining irons have become legendary weapons for The Light.

February 9, 2006
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 5
Votes: 6 / 4.333333
Ironbones    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Underground)

Skeletons are weak. The armies of darkness made them into something much more suitable.

February 8, 2006
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.200000
Book of the Storm    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Villanous)

An (un)holy book written in ink created from a Shard of the Storm.

February 7, 2006
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.416667
Theories on Art and Magic    Systems  (Artistic/Performance)   (Defining)

The mind of a wizard is more open to the more esoteric elements of his surroundings - this is why he is able to perceive the weave of the Great Tapestry that is the multiverse, and pull at the strings. This increased sensitivity can manifest in several ways.

February 7, 2006
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Comments: 17
Ideas: 13
Votes: 9 / 4.444444
Low Sorcery    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Defining)

In too many games, role-playing takes a back seat to Kewl Powerz, a tag given to the multitude of spell lists, special abilities, and innate powers claimed by a character. Many times this is a problem of munchkins, or blowing up stuff becoming more important in a game than role-playing though alternate personas.

February 7, 2006
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.642857
Saint Vedast's Zephyrous Icon    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

“Let me to battle, Brother.  I shall sweep thine enemies as the wind, and thou shalt have vict’ry.” -St. Vedast’s revelation to Hural

Winner of The Shards of the Storm Quest.

February 7, 2006
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 31
Votes: 10 / 4.300000
Character Secrets    Articles  (Character)   (Game Mastering)

Players want their characters to be special, and a secret is one way to do it. It is also a way to better connect the character with the game world.

February 6, 2006
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.611111
Vychan the Flamespewer    NPCs  (Major)   (Knowledge/Lore)

Most Dragons live to accumulate wealth and crouch upon heaps of gold, content to slag troublesome heroes into cinders and distaining the company of men to absolute solitude. Vychan is not such a dragon.

February 6, 2006
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.363636
Demonic Hysteria    Plots  (Crisis)   (Mini-Campaign)

I’ll tell you something, there was a demon in Widow Suvar’s Wine cellar. How do I know, ‘cuz I seen it that’s how I know.

February 6, 2006
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 1
Votes: 8 / 4.437500
Theory of Elements    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

“...the experiment performed last year by Michelson and Morley, in which the movement of the Earth with respect to the Ether was successfully measured, has only compounded the problem by adding yet another member to the list of so-called “fundamental” elements. The seemingly unending proliferation of this “element zoo” is one of the most pressing questions in natural philosphy and thaumatics…”

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Medieval Britons didn't write contracts. Instead, men making agreements would clap their knives onto an altar and recite the agreement three times to seal a deal. Even after the Normans introduced written contracts, British nobles would wrap the parchment around a knife to authenticate it.

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