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Scrasamax
December 3, 2005
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Ideas: 14
Votes: 19 / 4.763158
Scrasamax's Guide to Orcs    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Recently unearthed this gem of mine, and thought to post it. Its writing predates my joining of Strolen, and I found quite a few interesting bits in it. It is nearly completely written and I am going to endeavor to finish writing it out. Until then, I plan to post it here, perhaps a section a day or so. Enjoy, expand, criticism, comment.

Siren no Orakio
December 3, 2005
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.625000
Doctor Adamson and Jillia    NPCs  (Major)   (Technical)

A mad doctor who dared defy the laws of the natural order, to transcend death itself, and the creature he created.

Iain
December 3, 2005
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 24
Votes: 10 / 4.750000
Gemstone Magic    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

The magic in my roleplay system is based around gemstones. It started off with the fact that wizards could use gems to regain lost mana: essentially, the gems were nothing more than glorified potions of mana. Since then I’ve managed to expand the uses of gems considerably and make them much more integral to the magic system; however, I still feel there is a lot more that I could do with them if I could only think of it! Basically, I’m asking for any ideas and suggestions that people have on how to make the gems and magic more interlinked.

Ria Hawk
December 3, 2005
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 6
Votes: 4 / 3.875000
Wild Ones    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

There was once a tribe of humans that was referred to as “the Wild Ones.” They were humans who were linked to the wild natural world, having animal characteristics.

Scrasamax
December 3, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.222222
Funeral Gold and Grave Silver    Items  (Jewelry)   (Cursed)

Untold years, laying in the deep
Sheltered in the sepulchre earth
Borne by the dead who never speak
Funeral Gold and Grave Silver
Beware the gift
Beware the giver

Scrasamax
December 3, 2005
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.777778
Albus Sintaba    NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)

“Come in, come in. I knew you were coming.

How did I know? Your brother told me.

Yes, yes I know your brother died in the war several years ago, he has told me all about it.”

CaptainPenguin
December 2, 2005
Hits: 6088
Comments: 6
Ideas: 5
Votes: 4 / 4.000000
The Iothun: A New Look at Giants    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Mountains)

Deep in the mountains, beyond where the trails end, one can find collossal stairways and long, cliffside roads, massive arched bridges and huge vaulted tunnels, spanning thousands of miles. These roads, though seemingly deserted, are closely watched by their creators, the reclusive and strange Iothun (“yoh-thoon”).

MoonHunter
December 2, 2005
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.600000
New Looks and Takes and Makovers    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Some times the same old thing, be it a species or class or type of magic, just does not have that old spark. That is what these threads are about. They are re-imagined versions of the classics. An attempt to make them interesting and useful again.

Maggot
December 1, 2005
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.928571
The Surash    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Water)

The Surash are without doubt,the most distrusted and least liked race in existence.

EchoMirage
December 1, 2005
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.200000
The Monroi    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

Pride. Strength. Skill.
These are the values of the Monroi, woven into their very being - for them, battle is not just self-preservation, but a need.

EchoMirage
December 1, 2005
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Comments: 22
Ideas: 0
Votes: 16 / 4.062500
The Dunshar    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

Seldom does one see a Dunshar “nude”, as an amorphous masses of jelly.  They can animate mud, earth, stone or metal, and use them as a body to shield their fragile self.

Roack
December 1, 2005
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Comments: 19
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.090909
Godkiss Butterfly    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

In Gaeaioa’s wings, inspiration is physical.

MoonHunter
December 1, 2005
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.400000
The Khor    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

The Khor are a monsterous and violent race that can grow to great size.

Mourngrymn
December 1, 2005
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.333333
Souless    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (City/ Ruin)

The call to Him is unnerving. The power He gives is unmatched. He is the reason why I turned my back on my God and now worship Him. I will live eternal for the trade of my Soul to a God. I can live with that.

-Rakeos -Follower of Sethalis, fallen Priest of Aduivo

Mourngrymn
December 1, 2005
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.750000
The Creatures of Hewdamia    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

This is a compilation of all the creatures I have in the world of Hewdamia.

ephemeralstability
December 1, 2005
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 10
Votes: 3 / 3.500000
Cups and Rings    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

Archaeologists have long wondered about the origins of “cup and ring-marked stones”, the mysterious rocks found on deserted tracts of moorland bearing markings resembling small shallow pits with concentric rings and dating to the Bronze-age.

Siren no Orakio
November 30, 2005
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.785714
Jorlek the Undying    NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)

All know that Elves cannot die, and that Men do. All know that Men go unto the Underworld upon their death, and that the Elves retire unto the Spiritual Elysium. Yet in the Great Scheme, where goes the one with one foot in the Underworld, and one foot in the Realm of Spirit?

When one cannot die, obsession with death is such a natural thing.

MoonHunter
November 30, 2005
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 17
Votes: 11 / 4.818182
Garan- The Name of Magic    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

Magic is a living entity, simple and non-sentient, but reactive to large-scale emotional states. Its name, like we might call a dog, “Dog”, is Garan. It is better to think of it as a huge astreal vine like plant, rather than an animal.

Shadoweagle
November 30, 2005
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 11
Votes: 6 / 4.750000
Newtons Magic    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

Quote from: “Sir Isaac Newton” Every action has an equal and opposite reaction

Siren no Orakio
November 30, 2005
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 17
Votes: 9 / 4.222222
Sword-Draw magics    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

One of the common variations on magic is the concept of ‘sword mages’ or ‘knight mages’. We all know and love them as the folks in full plate that split globes in twain with flaming swords, before twirling around to change their flame sword to an ice sword so they can stab the flaming angel of vengeance in the chest to maximum effect.

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