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ephemeralstability
December 1, 2005
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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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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: 17
Ideas: 17
Votes: 12 / 4.791667
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.

MoonHunter
November 30, 2005
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Comments: 17
Ideas: 13
Votes: 8 / 4.250000
Wheel Magic    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

The young priest had been healing in the market place for free. Someone seeking bounty gold had told someone at the temple. "Hut. Hut. Hut" The Temple Knights in formation came marching down from the temple.

The young priest stood up. He reached into his pouch. With a smile he put the top into the Bey. With a spin, the 1000 prayers to the spirits came forth. The spirit responded. The wind whirled and buffetted the troops. They fell into each other and were having trouble getting due to the wind that only they felt.

The priest picked up his top and ran away. They would not catch him today.

MoonHunter
November 30, 2005
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.722222
Two Twines - The Elven Embassy    Locations  (Establishment)   (Forest/ Jungle)

In the words of the Great Bard Taslinus Excellencus . . . yet on entering The Embassy one is conscious of calm and complete beauty echoing the mood of majesty and peace that is the essential quality of The Valley and Greater Elven Kingdom. . . . against a background of forest and precipice the architect has nestled the great structure of granite, scaling his design with sky and space and stone. To the interior all ornamentation has been confined, and therein lies a miracle of color and design. The Ancient Elven motifs, primitive yet timeless, are supreme . . . . The designs are stylized with tasteful sophistication; decidedly Ancient Elven, yet decidedly more than Elf, they epitomize the involved and intricate symbolism of Man . . .

MoonHunter
November 29, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 3.666667
Plaza of the Bell    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

In the center of the plaza is The Bell. The large iron Bell is covered by a small slanted roof held up by four pillars. These pillars rest upon a square raised foundation. There are small stairs that lead up to the level of foundation. The foundation also has four strong iron loops towards the edges. If one does not know the two traditions, this arrangement makes no sense.

Scrasamax
November 28, 2005
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 4.307692
Norbert the Creepy    NPCs  (Minor)   (Mystical)

This might not be suitable for the squeamish or easily offended.

MoonHunter
November 27, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 15
Votes: 5 / 4.700000
Dokoren - The People of Legacy - A new take on Dwarves    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Underground)

A new Take on Dwarves should hit the following key points Short (After all Dwarf means a short person), Underground (traditional living arrangements), Artificers (Maker of things, use of forge), and Good Combatant.  They don’t have to be short vikings.

MoonHunter
November 27, 2005
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Comments: 17
Ideas: 19
Votes: 6 / 4.000000
The Orcen: A New Take on Orcs and Barbarians and Horsemen    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Plains)

When looking for an Orc substitute in a campaign, one should think about just a violent ethnic group of people. Huns, Goths, Visigoths, Franks, and Mongols, have all the same campaign effect of Orcs and other “monster races” that fight in large groups/ hordes. And it has the added bonus of people not being able take the moral high ground when they kill an intelligent being… because it is a people… not just a worthless Orc.

CaptainPenguin
November 27, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 24
Votes: 3 / 4.833333
The Duerga - A New Look At Dwarves    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Underground)

I’m bored of dwarves. So, I’m trying to create my own dwarves. I’ve decided to call them the Duerga. Here’s my basic ideas, and I’ll flesh them out later, hopefully with your help.

CaptainPenguin
November 27, 2005
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 14
Votes: 4 / 4.125000
The Urwhor- A New Look At Orcs    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

Since the New Look At Dwarves was such a success, I decided that I would try an overhaul of another fantasy standard which I find boring, the Orcs. I’m using the Orcs only as a very loose base.

Roack
November 27, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.500000
Ivory Men    Society/ Organizations  (Ethnic/Cultural)   (Area)

Legends claim that in the far south, men made of ice roam…

MoonHunter
November 27, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.428571
The Omen Plague    Systems  (Ecological)   (Specific)

The Omen Plague has other names. It is known as The Star Plague and even The Mundane Plague. It is still with us today, now known by the common name of the Shaking Death. To set the stage, the stars were aligned in all the wrong signs. Everyone new something bad was going to happen. When winter set in hard and early, they thought that was it. They were wrong.

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 27, 2005
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 19
Votes: 4 / 4.000000
Plagues and Great Disease    Systems  (Ecological)   (General)

Plagues and other great diseases are important parts of history and some settings. They defy man and may even defy God in their swift and terrible punishment upon the body of society.

MoonHunter
November 27, 2005
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.000000
Hollywood's Musical Movie Magic    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

Music and Gaming, two great things that actually do go together. And movies show us how.

Scrasamax
November 26, 2005
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 2
Votes: 3 / 4.333333
eXtreme Makeover - Necromancer Edition    NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)

...And then the evil necromancer killed everyone and made them into zombies to do really evil things. I mean really evil, kicking puppies, eating kittens and making lewd sexual gestures at unsuspecting shoppers at Wal-Mart. Yeah and he had a severed head for a hat and was eating a sandwich made out of real lady-fingers…

Incarnadine
November 26, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.687500
Weapons and Realism    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

This is an article about designing and creating new weapons and armaments that are nonetheless realistic. If you’ve ever wanted to make your own unique medieval weapon for a campaign, this will hopefully come in handy.

MoonHunter
November 26, 2005
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.500000
Character Weaving    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

Do you understand Six Degrees of Seperation?

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Ringworld-based game , anyone

       By: Kawaresksenjajok

hey im new to this site but was here years ago w/ another name. anyways dont remember so im newbie by default.
Firstly, I am a sci-fi reader and I hope to meet success with my writing.
My favorite series of books are Larry Nivens RINGWORLD tetralogy (Ringworld, RingWorld Engineers, The RingWorld Throne, and RingWorlds Children)
For those that havnt read the ring world is the greatest artificial structere ever discovered.
A ring, its circumference equal to earths orbit, it is built around a sol-like star. Shadow squares halfway betwwn the ring and the sun provide 15 hours of night in a thirty hour day. 70 days equals one falan (one full rotation of ring world. The inner surface-the one exposed to the sun, is terraformed and is one millionkmwide cntrifugal force provides gravity, and rim walls 1000km high keep the atmosphere in. Population of RNH(ringworld native hominids)
estimated in the trillions.
The origins of who built it and why are too sticky to get into. But the ringworld , millions of years ago, was populated bt A race called Pak Protectors. Protectors are ancestors of all homo sapiens. they populated ringworld with homo erectus, but left no predators in the ecology. hence, hominids evolved into every ecological niche. (Vampires, Carrion Eaters, Giant Herbivores, Small Carnivores, some built great technologies and went interstellar. Oh, and ringworld is 300 million times the surface area of earth. post if youre interested, Ill elabortae on native species and alien vistors

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