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MoonHunter
October 28, 2005
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The Hand (and the Silver Stars)    Society/ Organizations  (Criminal/Espionage)   (World Wide)

The Hand are assassins and spys of legend. Each member has super human abilities and skills. They have been known to breach the tighest security. They have been implicated in hundreds of deaths, though no proof of foul play has been found for many of them. However, things are not always what they seem… especially when an Orb is around.

MoonHunter
October 28, 2005
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
Silver Stars (and The Hand)    Society/ Organizations  (Knowledge/Lore)   (World Wide)

The Silver Stars are the premiere healing organization in the Known World. They possess powerful healing magics and tangible medical skills. However, things are often not what they would seem, especially when a secret Orb of Corvus involved.

Mourngrymn
October 28, 2005
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Comments: 19
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.045455
Choke Horror    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)

Choke horrors are nightmarish creatures that give the most knowledgeable and adventurous pause. They are tall gangly bipedal creatures that have four whip like appendages instead of arms.

Mourngrymn
October 28, 2005
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Comments: 17
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.642857
Dark Unicorn    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)

To kill a Unicorn is to bring bad luck and the hatred of nature itself down upon the foolish. It is said that the mate of a unicorn that is murdered will turn horrible in it’s pain and anger, turning against nature to hunt and kill the murderer of it’s mate. It turns dark and soulless and seeks nothing but the death of it’s enemy.

MoonHunter
October 28, 2005
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.125000
Glacier Fins    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Tundra/ Arctic)

The shark is the most efficient hunters in the realms. This has empowered the Shark Spirit, to become the Beast Hunting Spirit. This powerful spirit has bound elementals of various kinds and places with a shark imprint. These bound spirits spawn new shark races, land sharks, sand sharks, sky sharks, and as for here, ice sharks.

MoonHunter
October 28, 2005
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.583333
Blue Fires    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Tundra/ Arctic)

The Dancing Lights of the Ice Wind are one of the great dangerous in the Land of Snow and Ice.

Mourngrymn
October 28, 2005
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.785714
Blood Spiders    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

Blood Spiders are dark brown rust color, nearly the color of dried blood and have a body that is approximately 5’ wide, not including their legs. They have a desire only for survival and are not malicious. Tell that to one of their victims.

Ancient Gamer
October 28, 2005
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Comments: 19
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.062500
Teleportation and Translocation    Systems  (Transportation)   (General)

Throughout creation there are locations which serve as nexuses of sorts; conduits between one place and another. Such are the rules of translocation that only areas that border each other can be traversed by physical or magical means.

Ancient Gamer
October 28, 2005
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.800000
Of Spirits    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Specific)

When the Gods forged Creation they imbued everything with a spirit of its own, a soul so to speak. The trees, the bushes, serpents and birds, everything was imbued with a soul. Even the very earth and the mountains got spirits of their own, as did the winds, the rain and the storms.

Ancient Gamer
October 28, 2005
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.200000
Of Saints    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (General)

Saints and Sainthood: The inside story on the ascended

Ancient Gamer
October 28, 2005
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.400000
Necromancy: The Three Paths of Undeath    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

Necromancy: By some it is considered as nefarious black arts and by others a vault of opportunities, the very key to the secrets of life. A substantial part of the necromancer’s practice is devoted to undeath; a state in which one is neither alive nor dead. Unbeknownst to the general populace there are three ways in which undeath can provoked, and the curse of unlife bestowed upon the recipient.

Ancient Gamer
October 28, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 5.000000
Of The Eternals    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Mountains)

The Eternals are one of the few races who survived the awakening of the Gods and the fall of Prime Creation. They were solitary, but powerful, weavers of essence and were locked in a bloody war with the Other Ones, another race which survived the Gods.

Ancient Gamer
October 28, 2005
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.357143
Of Angels    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Specific)

Angels are the guardians of Order, the forces that oversee that the purpose of existence is indeed fulfilled.

Ancient Gamer
October 28, 2005
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.625000
Of Dreams    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (General)

“Dreams are the only reality” suggests some of the ancient manuscripts. Dreams and the dreamers often reveal secrets long forgotten, or dreams can hide the truth only to make it resurface decades or even centuries later

Ancient Gamer
October 28, 2005
Hits: 6106
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.800000
Of Demons    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Specific)

Demons are the darker emotions, the destructive forces of creation. In primeval times the demons awoke alongside the gods and the angels, and were herded by the greater powers, chased into hell, even as the angels were led into heaven.

Ancient Gamer
October 28, 2005
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.214286
Barrow Dragon    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Underground)

Barrow Dragons is a race of lesser dragons, nearly as small as wyverns or about the size of two oxen, that most often make their abode within dark and dry subterranean lairs.

Sigurd
October 27, 2005
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 4.230769
Fresh Water Giving Pearl    Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)

A magic pearl that creates a quantity of drinkable water when sucked upon or stirred about in a liquid.

MoonHunter
October 27, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.416667
Ochre Door    Dungeons  (Any)   (Style)

“It is a door,  a stout wooden door with its frame, just standing there in the middle of the field. Why would someone put it there? And the important question, does it actually open to anything?”

Journal of Thomas Mccannon.

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
Hits: 7249
Comments: 10
Ideas: 5
Votes: 3 / 4.666667
The Dangerous Aspects of Using Magic    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

This is a system for balancing magic based on two negative aspects: A) Magic creates “noise” that those sensitive to power will notice and B)Magic is channeled through rifts to other parts of reality OR other dimensions/planes/what have you and those rifts can get out of control…

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
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Comments: 18
Ideas: 8
Votes: 12 / 4.041667
Social Tricks for the GM    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Players)

This is devoted to those common problems facing a GM. How do you get enough players? What do you do when there is a bad atmosphere within the group?

Everyone, please post those tips and tricks that come to mind. There is no one true solution. Different GMs, different solutions.

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Pearl Spider Economics

       By: Murometz

These rare, fist-sized spiders do not make webs, but rather excrete secretions which harden upon contact with air. These "droppings" resemble barley-sized spider eggs, or even lustrous pearls, once the slime coating them, dries up. In fact, dried Pearl Spider "drops" are indistinguishable from the marine varieties produced by mollusks, and hence of identical value on the open market!

Several centuries ago, they were studied by naturalists, and several observations were made. Firstly, was that these spiders "lay" these pearls for no apparent or discernible "natural" reason, and secondly, the naturalists had discovered that the more these spiders ate or were fed--and they were true omnivores--the larger the spider pearls came out.

A cottage industry began. Enterprising merchants hunted and collected these creatures across the lands, erecting spider-farms for the manufacture of Spider Pearls. It wasn't long before someone got the idea to force-feed the spiders, ala foie gras geese, and soon, the fattened spiders began pooping out pearls of great size! (relatively speaking). The regular pearl market came to disarray, and prices and value fluctuated wildly.

[b]Plothook[/b] The Mermen Mercantile Alliance hires the party to eradicate all terrestrial Pearl Spider Farms!

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