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Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
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Comments: 23
Ideas: 13
Votes: 7 / 4.714286
Loot and Rewards    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)

Some GMs, and the computer game industry too, seems to think gemstones, gold and magic weapons are the only way in which to reward the players. Most experienced GMs know this isn’t true, so I created this thread here to let us remind each other of the different alternative rewards a player can receive, and to have a place where ordinary item descriptions can be posted.

MoonHunter
October 27, 2005
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 2
Votes: 4 / 4.625000
Aviontix    Locations  (Country/ State)   (Desert)

Aviontix is designed to be an "ancient kingdon" to be inserted into a game world as history. However, you can make it a current game world, if you want.

MoonHunter
October 24, 2005
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Comments: 21
Ideas: 2
Votes: 11 / 4.590909
World Building 102: Environment building the MoonHunter way    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

Game environments are not built with a ruler and some tape, they are built with imagination and an understanding of what is needed to make the game environment. If you take the time to learn about what you will need to do before you being the process, it will make for better results in less time with less work.

Strolen
October 24, 2005
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Comments: 18
Ideas: 9
Votes: 9 / 4.666667
Longbows    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Does your character use the longbow? Here are some ideas to make the use of the longbow more realistic and more fun. It doesn’t have to be just another weapon. The longbow is a specialized weapon with many characteristics that make it unique and fun to role play with.

manfred
October 21, 2005
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.285714
Virzimir    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Mystical)

“That was the second lynching this month. And last week they haven beaten some old sod that could barely crawl home.”
“Well, he was a drinker and bad to his wife, sir. It is really hard work they do, and not for much pay. But sir, we are doing wonderfully, all is going as planned and better!”
“Yes, the cathedral could be built months before expected, if we can keep up this speed. You are all doing great work, I’ll be sure to inform the Patriarch. Just take care no accidents happen anymore.”

Nobody
October 19, 2005
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Comments: 29
Ideas: 0
Votes: 17 / 4.088235
The Demon Mirror    Plots  (Discovery)   (Side-Quest)

Two characters, one player, and no way to tell which is the real one.

Iain
October 19, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.500000
Mona Island    Locations  (Area)   (Water)

Falling from its arid central plateau to the lush vegetation, tropical beaches and coral lagoons of the periphery, at first sight the island of Mona seems live a tropical paradise. However, those who spend longer there may learn more than they wish of its dark history.

MoonHunter
October 9, 2005
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Comments: 19
Ideas: 0
Votes: 15 / 3.866667
WheatSword    Locations  (City)   (Plains)

Wheatsword has the reputation of being the dullest city in the world. It is surrounded by miles of flat farmland. The buildings are big, square, and boring. The streets are well paved. It looks like someone in the Military designed the city. And they did. It is the largest military establishment in the world.

Maggot
October 4, 2005
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.500000
The Great Market of Ushart    Locations  (Establishment)   (Water)

Welcome,o distinguished traders to the Great Market of Ushart! Here you will want for nothing when it comes to the exotic and wonderous!

Just mind that you have a strong stomach…

Cheka Man
September 23, 2005
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 3.772727
The Staff of Silence    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)

This beautiful golden staff has caused many a man or woman to become lost for words…

Wogden
September 6, 2005
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Comments: 25
Ideas: 0
Votes: 24 / 4.500000
Combusting Shrews    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

Long sieges can be a trial for both sides. For the beseiged especially, finite ammunition supplies always pose a problem - except when the ammunition can reproduce…

Siren no Orakio
September 5, 2005
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 4.884615
Monsoon and Typhoon    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)

The divine weapons of the Storm Queen, these enormously potent weapons are both the Source and the Destiny of the Shards of the Storm, the physical manifestations of the destructive capacity of the wind and rain.

Maggot
September 3, 2005
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 3.666667
Sword of Inar    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Cursed)

Bestowed by the pagan Godess Inar,upon the king of Silamarh in the his nation’s most dire time of need,it allowed to destroy nigh single-handed,the great horde of the infamous barbarian war-chief,Hordan.

The classic sword of the incorrigible munchkin,you think? Not quite.

GleepwurpTheEyebiter
August 29, 2005
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 0
Votes: 17 / 2.676471
The Amulet of Looda Chriss    Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)

An extremely shiny piece of bling, so big and amazing that it inspires anyone who sees it to ask questions about its origins, the bearer, and most anything else they can think of.

GleepwurpTheEyebiter
August 28, 2005
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 4.038462
Sarvas Sword    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)

A classical enchanted weapon…

Scrasamax
August 25, 2005
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.000000
Gem of Xzar    Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)

An emerald, the size of three fists, and burning with an inner light. A most worthy prize for any adventuring party.

Dragonlordmax
August 14, 2005
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.100000
The False Sword of Crog    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)

“So this is the sword of Crog, the legendary hero…right?” This weapon may prove that psychology can be better than magic.

Scrasamax
August 9, 2005
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.375000
House of Ancient Stone    Locations  (Desert)   (Establishment)

How many years have passed since these stones were cut? Haw many apprentices have swept these floors? Many, yes. Many.

Shadoweagle
August 9, 2005
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 0
Votes: 20 / 4.300000
Aspect Stones    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

Few in the history of the world have mastered creation of the aspect stones - certainly there is no mortal alive today that could craft one. Few even know of such an items existence. It is said, however, that all legends are derived from truths, and the Aspect stones may be the fact behind many great myths.

Scrasamax
August 9, 2005
Hits: 8426
Comments: 20
Ideas: 0
Votes: 26 / 4.596154
Emhyr's Puzzle    Items  (Other)   (Cursed)

“I’ve got to finish it, I’ve got to…”

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Idea from the Aeneid. Could make an intriguing encounter when searching for firewood..."Quite near there happened to be a mound of earth, at the highest part of which were growing thickets of cornel and a dense cluster of spiky myrtle-stems. I went up there and tried to wrench the green growth from the ground to provide a leafy covering for our altar. There I was confronted by a horrible and astounding miracle. For from the first bush which I tried to break off...blood oozed in dark drops, fouling the earth with its spots...A piteous moan came from the base of the mound and I heard a human voice answering me: 'Why, Aeneas, must you rend a poor sufferer? I am buried here...for I am Polydorus. Here death overpowered me in a crop of piercing iron-pointed spears. And so a crop resembling javelins has grown over me...'"

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