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hylandpad
June 18, 2011
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.400000
Ether and Ethereal Magicks    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

"Sorry?! There's nothing to be sorry about boy! That was a conflagration worthy of my applause, my commendation even. Now excuse me, I have to go don new robes. These are a bit...burnt."

-Circle Master Caius Aurelias, to his Apprentice Idimus

Redgre
June 9, 2011
Hits: 1593
Comments: 21
Ideas: 1
Votes: 9 / 4.944444
30 Alchemists    NPCs  (Extras)   (Mystical)

Alchemists are found in many fantasy settings. If used properly, alchemists can add unique flavor to your game. But what is the story of that powerful person standing behind the counter? Why do they sell magic? I have thirty different answers to that question.

Dozus
June 1, 2011
Hits: 1695
Comments: 21
Ideas: 2
Votes: 10 / 4.900000
Cartogramancy - The Magic of Maps    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

"Anyone can draw a map, boy - there's no more difficulty in that than laying brick. What makes maps useful is when they are so proper, so precise, that they are living images of the places they represent. Encompassing knowledge of the geography, and mastery of the very space itself - that, child, is cartogramancy."

- Sage Pakpao Sasithorn, Chief Lecturer, the Ezagun-Darkbolt College of Cartogramancy

Cheka Man
May 16, 2011
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.357143
Lawbane    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Villanous)

I had me a dream once. Just after I *acquired* this here knife. Only the knife was a bit shinier and I was in an alley somewhere. I dunno, maybe it was Brie or Holsten, someplace like that. Anyways, I'm walking down this alley when I comes across some dumb bloke trying to shortcut his way to market. Like *my* alley is a god-d**ned thoroughfare for just anyone!
 

MysticMoon
May 14, 2011
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.250000
Pocket Realms of The Sundered World    Locations  (World)   (Any)

The world was ripped apart in a great cataclysm 3,000 years ago. This is a Codex of the pocket realms created by that great sundering.

Ted
May 12, 2011
Hits: 1058
Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.700000
The Mask that Grins and Lies    Items  (Clothes)   (Cursed)

I am the mask that grins and lies

I'll hide your face and shield your eyes....

 

MysticMoon
May 6, 2011
Hits: 1433
Comments: 23
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.208333
The Undead Knights of Knonii    Society/ Organizations  (Combative)   (Regional)

Nightmares upon the battlefield. Once thought defeated, rumors of their return have begun to spread.

Scrasamax
May 4, 2011
Hits: 1916
Comments: 17
Ideas: 0
Votes: 15 / 5.000000
Romero Coultier    NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)

She left me, I couldn't deal with it. I sat there with the barrel of the gun in my mouth for a long time before I pulled the trigger.

(Graphic Warning: Not for delicate eyes)

Silveressa
April 29, 2011
Hits: 1270
Comments: 11
Ideas: 15
Votes: 7 / 3.857143
Everything I learned about life from role-playing games    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

Similar to threads I've seen on other rpg sites, this is a collection of things I or others in my group have learned while role-playing. Feel free to add to the scroll with your memorable experiences at the table.

Redgre
April 27, 2011
Hits: 1334
Comments: 14
Ideas: 5
Votes: 10 / 4.500000
53 or More Cantrips    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

More cantrips for a wizard who likes options

Cheka Man
April 25, 2011
Hits: 1357
Comments: 20
Ideas: 16
Votes: 7 / 3.714286
30 Poisons    Items  (Potion)   (Villanous)
30 poisons, some of which bring swift death, others that cause various kinds of agony,
ephemeralstability
April 24, 2011
Hits: 996
Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.400000
Tunguska Dreaming    Plots  (Crisis)   (Mini-Campaign)

A (fairly sketchy) outline of a one-off adventure I ran based around the (time-honoured/hackneyed) Tunguska Event of 1908. As such it is quite specific (hopefully not hackneyed) and will probably best serve as a specimen for dissection to get those parts you can use in your own adventures. But then this is an Ideas Guild after all...

Ted
April 22, 2011
Hits: 1369
Comments: 24
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.000000
Corran's Self-Closing Chamber Pot    Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Cursed)

Even the most despicable and evil Tyrant will be convinced they pale in comparison to this monstrosity.

Dossta
April 21, 2011
Hits: 1460
Comments: 12
Ideas: 1
Votes: 7 / 4.642857
30 Dragon-Related Plots and Encounters    Plots  (Coincidence)   (Encounter)

Dragons are truly awesome creatures.  Too awesome in a lot of ways, really.  Because of their power, their magnificence and their near-immortal lifespans, a GM might hesitate to include one in a campaign as anything other than an end boss.  Here are 30 non-traditional ways to bring these wonderful beasts into your own campaign.

Scrasamax
April 21, 2011
Hits: 1393
Comments: 11
Ideas: 5
Votes: 1 / 4.000000
101 Space Stations, Habitats, and Colonies    Locations  (Other)   (Space)

A collection of space habitats, space stations, space colonies, and anything else artificial that serves as a home to humans in SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE!

Mourngrymn
April 21, 2011
Hits: 1307
Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.666667
The Shalari - SaehdowBorn    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Other)

Death cults, worshipers of dark powers, necromancers, and eaters of the dead. Individually these cults are horrible in society and the repercussions can have lasting effects on those they influence and affect. But what if that not just a small group tried to influence their belief on a people, but an entire people tried to use their belief to take over the world?

Mourngrymn
April 16, 2011
Hits: 12191
Comments: 21
Ideas: 20
Votes: 7 / 4.500000
My Favorite Characters    Articles  (Character)   (Gaming - In General)

Having remembered our first character’s, how many remember your favorite love? That character that will always travel with you in stories to every game session? The one that taught you how to role-play, or the one that brought the most laughs?

Mourngrymn
April 16, 2011
Hits: 12954
Comments: 34
Ideas: 6
Votes: 10 / 4.400000
Continuous Plot    Plots  (Mystical)   (Multi-Storyline)

This is a study of the effectiveness of not the individual but a group of individuals. This is an Open Ended Plot which will not be fleshed out by a single person but by who ever chooses to add content.

Mourngrymn
April 16, 2011
Hits: 11351
Comments: 28
Ideas: 20
Votes: 13 / 4.884615
Constellation Myth    Systems  (Knowledge/Lore)   (Defining)

Old cultures since the dawn of written time have seen pictures in the night sky and asked questions of them. Who they were, where did they come from, and why do they return? The earliest efforts to distinguish these nightly visitors and give them names and meanings dates back to before the Contention of Aborior. Those first observations were different than what is seen today but most still hold true to their original origins.

Mourngrymn
April 16, 2011
Hits: 6099
Comments: 19
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.227273
Campaign Level Thinking    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

The question was asked about how you run a high level campaign. While this is a simple question it is not very simple to answer. Anyone who is an experienced DM will tell you that, especially for a beginner. In order to answer this I began thinking backwards.

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A culture has it forbidden to say their rulers name under penalty of death. Anybody in power must be referred to as their title. Comes from the fact that the rule or position can be taken over by anybody from any level in society. To use the title elevates them or brings them down from whatever level they were originally at before they took the position. Respect and authority comes from the position, not from previous life.

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