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Scrasamax
December 10, 2016
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Ideas: 1
Votes: 5 / 4.100000
7 Things About MacGuffins    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - Genre)

AKA 7 steps to creating a MacGuffin

Dozus
December 6, 2016
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.700000
Buckfowl    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)

A common domestic animal in the Siogalish household, the buckfowl isn't much different from a chicken at first. Until you get a look at its head.

valadaar
November 28, 2016
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 2
Votes: 4 / 3.375000
So How Was That Made?    Articles  (Other Gaming)   (Game Mastering)

Herin are a number of ways your magic item might come into being, apart from something you order from your local wizard.

Dozus
November 13, 2016
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 5.000000
Gléasanna an Cruthú, or the Instruments of Creation    Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)

The magical instruments that created the world, long since scattered. Fortunate is the player who finds them, and great is the band that can make them sing again.

valadaar
November 2, 2016
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.222222
The Book of Holding    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)

"Seriously, how many books does he have?"

axlerowes
October 29, 2016
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.833333
Fainter Stars: The Sorraba System    Locations  (Regional)   (Space)

"I keep my sanity tied to my hip with very thin thread. Somedays when I am pushing through the throngs of people all staring at tiny screens in their heads or in their hands I start feel that thread slipping. On those days I know that my only salvation is docked at the spaceport. My savior is not some luxury liner or high speed transport filled with perfectly balanced environments and a history of 'punctuality'. This man's spaceport messiah is more often than not a century old craft whose airlock is caked with the mud of a hundred worlds, with a computer programed in a dead language and a captain that makes his living looking for the slimmest trade margins in the most distant stars. When I sign on to the crew of such a craft I feel my thread of sanity tighten. I know that when we break through that blue ceiling we will be passing the soul crushing civilized worlds and heading for the fainter stars."

-J. Mitchell Overnantuck, Unlicensed Jump Drive Navigator

Clemmensen
July 7, 2016
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 1
Votes: 5 / 3.800000
Fluorescent Alcoholic Fungus    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (City/ Ruin)

Fluorescent Alcoholic Fungus, also known as FAF, is a special kind of neural-sentient fungus, commonly found in non-hygienic taverns..

The good: You don't need light. They are very beautiful and provide a special ambience in the room.

The bad: The noise. The noise!

Scrasamax
July 5, 2016
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.666667
Cohaagen Apparatus    Items  (Computers)   (Villanous)

The Cohaagen Apparatus is an illegal piece of technology used for memory manipulation.

Scrasamax
July 5, 2016
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Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.500000
The Outer Gods    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Space)

There will come a day when mankind discovers the means to leave his solar system, to strike out into the galaxy and the myriad of stars and worlds beyond his own. There will come a great and terrible shock, because beyond that safe border, the galaxy is bright, and full of monsters

Clemmensen
July 5, 2016
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.166667
The 4 Sentence Tool    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)

The 4 Sentence Tool is a quick way to describe a NPCs personality in greater detail using the 4 sentences: Fascinated by, Seduced by, Offended by and Frightened by.

Knowing more about your NPC's personality and behavioral patterns as a GM, makes it easier for you to interact with the players and create memorable NPCs.

Scrasamax
June 30, 2016
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 1
Votes: 3 / 3.833333
Estuary Tower    Locations  (Fortification)   (Water)

A semi mobile fortress placed in the mouths of rivers, bays, and other bodies of water up to several miles off shore

Cheka Man
June 1, 2016
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 2
Votes: 4 / 4.375000
30 Annoying Or Dangerous Flaws in Suits of Armour    Items  (Armor)   (Campaign Defining)

Not all armour works as it should do, and these thirty suits of armour all have something wrong with them. (Until I can get it fixed somehow, only the main page link to this submission is working.)

Cheka Man
May 31, 2016
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.875000
30 Books    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Campaign Defining)

Thirty books, some the kind you could pick up in your local library, others that are carefully hidden away from the general public for good reasons.

Mageek
May 30, 2016
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 1
Votes: 7 / 4.000000
Secret Wizard Bases with Your Peace of Mind in Mind    Dungeons  (Underground)   (Rooms/ Halls)

You, a wizard, have a secret wizard base. Pesky adventurers and who knows what else would simply love to find it and loot all of your precious stuff. Here are some things to consider during construction.

Scrasamax
May 17, 2016
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.125000
Caught in the Vortex    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

Hello? Is there anybody out there, can anybody hear me?

valadaar
May 4, 2016
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.666667
Ildas's Guildmasters    NPCs  (Major)   (Criminal/Espionage)

Although you may understand my reluctance at providing these details, my friends, I understand also how important this information is to your vetting of my character.

I have the pleasure of working with a small cabal of motivated - partners.

Mageek
March 27, 2016
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.562500
Sanctum of Water    Dungeons  (Water)   (Puzzles)

An underwater dungeon whose lore is heavily inspired by Lovecraft's The Temple, and whose design is inspired by Ocarina of Time's water temple. Contains interconnected water-level puzzles and is an example of a dungeon which requires a profile-view map.

Scrasamax
March 10, 2016
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.750000
Places to go in the Cosmic Era Solar System    Locations  (TransWorld)   (Space)

Places to go in the Cosmic Era solar system

Cheka Man
January 7, 2016
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Ideas: 3
Votes: 6 / 3.416667
7 Spells for Pompous Nobility    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

So often, magic is used for either raising Undead, hurting people in some way, or healing people. Nothing else. When there are so many other uses for magic in any magic-rich society. Uses like...

Scrasamax
December 30, 2015
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 5.000000
Ocaslan Planning    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)

Based on the system gaming research of Petroleum Era technologist Vincent Ocasla, Ocaslan planning maximizes the efficiency of everything from planned settlements to space habitats and arcology plans.

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AutoMedon

       By: Jarons20

AutoMedon – A mechanical poet of renown not for his vast catalog of poetry, but for his complete lack of anything written or spoken, having had no output in his programmed profession. His creator is unknown or at least unaccredited, and there are those in great number in the artistic world who wonder and marvel at his inability to produce poetry, crediting that flaw to his creator who is unknown or at least un-credited. There is also a small faction of scholars who believe that when he finally, finally speaks, it will be the most beautiful or sorrowful verse ever spoke or will ever be spoken. Whether his creator is among either group or dead is unknown. AutoMedon sits alone under a tin roofed enclosure, upon a stone chair, with his gaze off in the distant as if thinking.

“It’s strange to look at this mechanical man and think what thoughts are working through its’ workings or even if the damn thing is” – Aralis of Qurim, poet and pottery salesman

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