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MoonHunter
November 25, 2005
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Votes: 6 / 4.333333
The Crawl, Doing It the Cinematic Way    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)

I am not a normal fantasy GM. If a player is delving through a dark tomb searching for loot in my campaign, he is probably on a fruitless quest. I dislike the dungeon crawl. I have since the earliest years of DnD. I mean where in Tolkein did they really crawl through a dungeon or other tomb/ place of mystery?

MoonHunter
November 25, 2005
Hits: 16766
Comments: 22
Ideas: 2
Votes: 9 / 4.666667
Gamer's Dictionary of Measurements    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

The world is full of different measurement systems. Some are old, some new, some obvious, some obscure. Each one is important enough to some group of people to be codified and passed down through the years. These are the ones that might be useful for gamers.

ephemeralstability
November 25, 2005
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.000000
Trollish Measurements    Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (General)

Hathalfar holds the writhing troll down with his gloved fist and sword. The beast squirms at the touch of metal. “How far is Kolm?” he demands for the third time. “I said! A long way away,” replies the troll.

Iain
November 25, 2005
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 6
Votes: 6 / 4.250000
Systems of Measurement    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Systems of measurement might not sound like the most interesting of things, but they can be used to good effect in a role play campaign. There are three main ways I can think of: 1) Adding colour; 2) Culture shock and 3) Archaic systems.

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 24, 2005
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.750000
Ankorill natives    Society/ Organizations  (Ethnic/Cultural)   (Area)

In the vast Sun-Ocean lies spots of perfect green. The Ankorillian Islands. The “Jewels of the Blue”.
The natives there are strange and wild looking.
Here is the only existing work on how they live, their customs, beliefs and rituals.

MoonHunter
November 23, 2005
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
Mothon    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (General)

Mothon is considered a Demon Cult by the other religions. Mothon is called The Spirit of the Darkness. That is true, though not an appealing name. He created space, light, and time. He created everything by seperating Mothon and Not-Mothon. He is The Deity, but he does not care if you know it.

MoonHunter
November 23, 2005
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.750000
The Vicean Deity    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (General)

The Vicean Deity is a mysterious Deity. Some say it is the primal god - the universal spark- that created all the other dieties and the rest of the universe. Some say that it is the God within all of us. The Vicean Deity is The Sun. The Vicean Deity is not simple. There is no “personaification” of the Vicean Deity. Is it confusing to most people, but it seems to work.

MoonHunter
November 23, 2005
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.700000
The Great One    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Defining)

There used to be many Gods.  They were petty, cruel, and plagued Humanity almost as badly as the Demons of Sogoth. They bore more Gods. They fought with each other. They were unworthy of the divine mantle. Then came Argon.

Siren no Orakio
November 23, 2005
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.937500
Creeds    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

While we’re talking about the subject of constructing religions, I’d like to bring up the concept of the Creed. The creed is nothing more than a simple statement of the religion’s beliefs, meant to be recited. If you cannot write a creed for your monotheistic religion, it probably needs work on internal consistency. Creed examples:

MoonHunter
November 23, 2005
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.666667
One Deity Fantasy    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Defining)

This scroll is for posting monotheistic religions to be used in games.

manfred
November 23, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 5.000000
Arascan Burial Customs    Dungeons  (Any)   (Style)

Graves of a small, little known folk, exotic as dangerous.

manfred
November 23, 2005
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.428571
Hiberian Funeral Customs    Dungeons  (Plains)   (Style)

The simple graves of a folk long gone, these are still favoured by graverobbers.

MoonHunter
November 22, 2005
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 6
Votes: 6 / 4.333333
Wild West - A Genre Untapped    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Of all the published roleplaying games, we have a huge number of fantasy games, a good number of sci-fi games, a smattering of modern and modern variation games, but very few of anything else. The Western is an Epic Genre in the bookstore. There are shelves and shelves of them, nearly as many as the science fiction section (minus Star Trek and Star Wars books). You would think it would be popular. There are only a piddling number of western games, and none are very successful.

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 22, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.000000
Corpse Flower    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

Deep in the Ankorillian jungles grows the Corpse Flower. A dreaded plant that can entangle and poison you silently.
Hours later your companions notice your absence,
turn and search for you.
As they backtrack they unknowingly pass your last resting place.
A rather smelly, orange plant.

MoonHunter
November 22, 2005
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.125000
Famous Gaming Laws Axioms and Principles    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - In General)

This is a list of laws, axioms, and strong recomendations from published and/or famous game designers/ writers I have recently collected. If you find them, add them. Please do not just add “any old” gamer’s axions, laws, etc.

manfred
November 22, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.214286
Finghaart's Sausages    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

Finghaart’s sausages hasn’t moved since its founding. For all its reknown, it is quite a poor neighborhood.

CaptainPenguin
November 21, 2005
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 13
Votes: 4 / 4.000000
Roman-themed Gods    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (General)

Gods for the Roman-themed nation of Imperial Arcturus.

MoonHunter
November 21, 2005
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.125000
Grey District    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

The Grey District was once a prosperous inner district in The Hill City of Frankard. It is an erriely silent place now, where people make little in the way of noise or light. It’s district walls are now painted with a Grey Line, a warning as to plague. However, it is not the plague you would expect.

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 20, 2005
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Comments: 21
Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 4.821429
Antiago spear    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)

A spear that reflects the life of it’s owner trough small Haiku like poems. As the soldier lives his life the spear casts a shadow of his great exploits. Small runes are carefully etched in the ash shaft after a great battle or another important event in the warriors life.

Pieh
November 20, 2005
Hits: 4317
Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.000000
The Helm of Shump Thokk    Items  (Armor)   (Sentient)

The Cursed form of poor Shump Thokk. He will offer helpful advice to anyone who dons the helmet.

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