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ephemeralstability
October 30, 2005
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The End of the World    Systems  (Geological/ Geographical)   (General)

Following a discussion we had on the site, I thought we could start up a thread to post the pre- and post-apocalyptic effects of a comet/minor planetary impact on a campaign world.

MoonHunter
October 30, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.500000
Never Get Involved in a land war in Asia- Classic GM Blunder    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

You fell victim to one of the classic blunders. The most famous is “Never get involved in a land war in Asia.” But only slightly less well known is this: “Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line.”

MoonHunter
October 30, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.583333
More Boo!    Articles  (At Table)   (Gaming - Genre)

More Viceral Tips for Horror Gaming!

This piece is dedicated to Captain Penguin

MoonHunter
October 30, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.700000
BOO!!! Horror effect in a game...    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)

[VO: Vincent Price ]
There are things that go bump in the night. Things that will unnerve you. Things you should never meet. These are the things you are gaming.

MoonHunter
October 30, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.250000
Setting Up a Campaign Climax    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

Great drama is at the core of the Gaming Experience. The character’s can’t be fighting the destruction of the world every session (though that can be fun), but there is great fulfilment in the climatic scenes of a campaign or long term adventure. Every climax is not seen in terms of violence (though it is very common). The personal stories of PC’s and NPC’s should also have meaningful expression in adventure climaxes. Yet all Climaxes in a campaign have similarities.

Strolen
October 30, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.083333
Treasure. It happens    Articles  (Character)   (Game Mastering)

Treasure is both the bane and boon of gaming campaigns. The purpose of all this was to bring up some more obvious, but often overlooked, types of treasure. The focus too often is on gold, gems, and magic items when the fun could be enriched by recognizing some awkward, but just as valuable, alternate items. Don’t pass up that ornately carved throne gathering dust in the lair of ogres. Don’t pass up that odd colored flower that your character has never seen. Take it all with you. You never know what you might get for it.

MoonHunter
October 30, 2005
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.214286
Follow in MoonHunter's Footsteps: 10 Steps to Better Posts    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Follow in MoonHunter’s Footsteps: 10 Steps to Better Posts MoonHunter Sayeth to do these and be a really useful member to this and other sites.

MoonHunter
October 30, 2005
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Comments: 17
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 4.307692
Five Best Tips for Posting on Strolen's (and Other Places)    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

If you are new to the site, you might want to read this post.

MoonHunter
October 30, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.500000
MoonHunter's Top Tips for 2003    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - In General)

I am always giving advice to various gamers on various game forums. I am constantly giving the same advice over and over again (cut/ paste repeat). Once a year I think about the advice and put together The List.

MoonHunter
October 30, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.571429
Ocadian PitFiend    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Desert)

Ephemeralstability wrote:
The ochre sands stretch for miles around. Something kicks up the dust. It’s a yak. A desert-yak. It ambles slowly, nuzzling the ground for the low-growing shrubs. The ranger freezes. “Stay very still,” he warns. “Don’t move at all.” “What is it?” you ask, breathlessly. “It’s the most dangerous creature in the whole Ocadian desert. And it’s about to eat that yak…”

MoonHunter
October 30, 2005
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.166667
Balisk Lichen    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

“Man, that is an incredible likeness.”
“What’s that stuff growing on that statue?”
“The better question, what is that statue doing out here?”

Scrasamax
October 30, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.285714
Magma Borers    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Underground)

The Magma Borer is a large creature native to the extreme world of Crematoria. Scientists and planetologists have yet to be able to explain so many things about the planet and the unknown lifeform that made it possible.

MoonHunter
October 29, 2005
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Comments: 19
Ideas: 1
Votes: 12 / 4.583333
Unknown Death    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Other)

Your adventurers can name this one, if they survive. The last thing they will hear is: “ppppooockt-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t” before their eyes and ears start bleeding and their body become black and blue… battered by something unseen and untouched.

ephemeralstability
October 29, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.187500
Draconian parasites    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)

Dragons, being huge and meaty, are the ideal habitat for countless unpleasant parasites.

manfred
October 29, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.375000
Medusa Tree    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

This tree has a somewhat unclear bush-like appearance. But so far, nothing special. The actual reason why is it called after medusas, is his power to deter any hostile creatures, and to be sure, all creatures

Shadoweagle
October 29, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.750000
Lux Mites    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

These mites fly silently and are small enough to be nearly invisible to the naked eye. If it was not for light, no one would know they were there. These creatures absorb and re-emmit light, turning dim to bright, and bright to blinding.

manfred
October 29, 2005
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.000000
Globs    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

Globs are a partially amorphous life-form of the shape-changing kind.

MoonHunter
October 29, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.750000
The Black Ones    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Any)

The Black Ones are a paranoid’s nightmare. They can take over any single body, or be hiding nearly anywhere. They can see as well in the dark as the light. They can hear nearly any sound, like the faintest heartbeat 10 paces away. They are totally alien, with motivations and drives that are nearly incomprehensable to humans. And the worst part is, they are here and you don’t know it.

manfred
October 29, 2005
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 5.000000
Bizzare Life-Forms Challenge    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Any)

The Challenge:
Think of any bizzare life-form, WHATEVER life-form that lives a not-so-standard way. Not the way common sense would expect it. Make it in some way logical or not, just forget the boring everyday logic.

Monument
October 28, 2005
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 3.555556
The Shocking Pattern    Dungeons  (Any)   (Puzzles)

Checkerboards on floors of dungeons… is there any greater bane to adventurers?

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