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Dossta
June 25, 2013
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Votes: 4 / 4.750000
That Which is Forgotten    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - In General)

A short story which uses Memory Moths in a sci-fi setting. Props to Echomirage for the forum post that inspired the symbiotic Proxy Bug.

caesar193
June 24, 2013
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.625000
Raveten    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

An army can be compared to a craftsmen. Both produce for gain. A craftsmen produces a product, a good, for monetary gain. An army, however, produces corpses for resource acquisition. Be it on the battlefield or in the medical tent with the severely wounded being put out of their misery, the fillers of graves are being produced.

Any mind of the modern age has thought about putting those bodies to work. Necromancy has long been socially inacceptable. Besides, no one enjoys seeing a former comrade, a former brother-in-arms, walking around fighting and killing with a spear hole in his gut and a couple arrows hanging from the arms. And the only other way was to throw the dead body into a catapult and throw it at the enemy, in the hopes of giving them plague.

It was Obstarian military who first unleashed the Raveten on their foes during the World War. No one was prepared for it. And so people died.

Scrasamax
June 23, 2013
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.650000
Zoe 3000    NPCs  (Extras)   (Artistic/Performance)

Think twice before giving your children extreme in utero biomodification. Your decision will last for my lifetime.

Zoe 3000

Forganthus
June 7, 2013
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 4.923077
A Spell Called Catherine    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)

When a wizard named Mendalus develops a spell that summons an obedient woman named Catherine--exactly like any other summoning spell--it creates chaos in the wizard-metropolis of Meltheria, as many interested parties struggle to understand the nature (and legality) of the Catherine spell, while vast fortunes hang in the balance.

Shadoweagle
June 6, 2013
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.562500
Lazarus Lightward    NPCs  (Major)   (Religious)

Herein lies the histories of Warpriest Lazarus, righteous fist of Tridoa. Lord Lightward the Lunar Hammer.

Herein lies the birth of Lazarus Lightward the Hellpriest; Trickster of Devils and Master of the Bloodied Moon.

Forganthus
June 1, 2013
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 0
Votes: 18 / 3.833333
Crawling Giants    Plots  (Crisis)   (Single-Storyline)

This submission was lost to the void...

Shadoweagle
May 14, 2013
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.944444
Bareka    Locations  (City)   (Desert)

The shining city of glass and mirror within the forboding Karikun desert. Welcome to the home city and birthplace of the Ouzquin Dremorix.

Gossamer
May 11, 2013
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.000000
The Eye Of Winthorp    Items  (Other)   (Cursed)

One man's ultimate demise could prove another's treasure...Or curse.

caesar193
May 5, 2013
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 1
Votes: 12 / 3.583333
Flowers Of Innocence    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (City/ Ruin)

Also called the Flowers of Childhood, they look like they were taken straight from a fairytale. But they have a darker side.

axlerowes
April 18, 2013
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Comments: 18
Ideas: 7
Votes: 7 / 4.500000
Npc Generator Pirates    NPCs  (Extras)   (Mercantile)

Captain Aubrey surveyed the deck of the captured sloop. He was amazed that such well run ship could crewed by such a motley gang of men. He turned to the doctor and wondered, "No man is born into piracy. What were these many fellows before they took up the black flag? Surely they can not all share the same story."

Shadoweagle
March 26, 2013
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Comments: 22
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.600000
The Other Side    Plots  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Defining)
Kovel the fighter sat at the bar table with his sorcerous companion, Errat, and and the roguish woman, Vena. Laughing, they raised their drinks to a succesful heist - they were all much richer after robbing and slaying the fat merchant earlier on the road and were celebrating a job well done. But deeds such as this attract the attention of many people.
Some hours into their night, a woman approached the friends with a friendly smile, "Greetings Kovel. Good eve, Vena and Errat. I wish to have a word with you. Yes, I know your names. We have been watching you for some time, and we like what we see. I am here to offer you a part in something great. And yes; there will be money. You will have power. Come with me; let us talk."


Darkornyx
March 23, 2013
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.375000
Valadaar, Hand of Ashantar    Articles  (Character)   (Players)

A warrior that never tremble, a warrior that always line forward, a warrior that always spearheading the battle. His bravery is unimaginable... It's Valadaar, the Hand of Ashantar...

Gossamer
March 20, 2013
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Comments: 33
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 3.454545
But they're only minions...    Articles  (Character)   (Game Mastering)

A quote from my solo campaign that really got me thinking about how players perceive Npcs.
Does your players treat your precious Npcs like nothing but obstacles, exploits and cannon fodder, whether they are gelatinous cubes or humans?

And if so, what can we do to change it?

caesar193
March 1, 2013
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.600000
Atheus    Locations  (Continent)   (Any)

A description of the geography of Atreus. This sub will also be an umbrella sub for all the coming Atreus subs.

Forganthus
February 7, 2013
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 5.000000
Garashino    Locations  (City)   (Swamp)

The City of Strangers.  The Beautiful City.  The City of Gold.  The City of Sharks.

Scrasamax
January 29, 2013
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 1
Votes: 5 / 4.400000
7 Things About Writing for the Cosmic Era    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)

A very brief set of guidelines for writing material in or for the Cosmic Era setting

Scrasamax
January 28, 2013
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.166667
Environmental Parapsychic Powers    Systems  (Mystical)   (Specific)

A list of Parapsychic powers that have physical manifestations

Alavandrion
January 27, 2013
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Votes: 5 / 4.700000
Kalraka Dzeik – The Lightning's Will    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Any)

Kalraka Dzeik is a sentient lightning storm with a following of cultists. It has much in common with a natural disaster or a plague; it starts at a single point but spreads like wildfire if given the chance. It is capable of terrible destruction, and will take heroic effort to stop, if it can be stopped at all.

meteorit
January 15, 2013
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Ideas: 1
Votes: 6 / 4.916667
The Sorcerer's Knot    Dungeons  (Any)   (Puzzles)

"We followed the map as best we could, periodically checking our bearings using the chronograph and the sextants that the seer had given us. Eventually we found the deserted location that corresponded to the coordinates on the rapidly disintegrating map. And we began digging...

"We started a trench that went down about fifteen feet into the baking sand and headed due South. After a few hours our spades rang with the sound of steel on stone and as it did so the group gathered round to see what we had hit. Some hand digging revealed a dark black stone that had been carved with a strange texture on it's surface like a series of overlapping layers of petrified tendrils frozen for perhaps a thousand years. It looked and felt utterly alien, and yet our goal lay in the centre of this forbidding artefact.

Shadoweagle
January 9, 2013
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.312500
Maddux    Systems  (Geological/ Geographical)   (Defining)

Changing the Maddux is a difficult as changing the weather. And like the storm on the horizon, all one can do when Maddux sings is to prepare yourself as best you can.

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       By: EchoMirage

A character who is undergoing changes of personality (like buying off mental disadvantages - flaws - or changing alignment) might confront personifications of aspects of his personality in dreams: a griffon representing the courage he needs to face a terrible foe, or a satyr standing for the lecherousness a warrior must overcome to be admitted to an order of knights who must uphold vows of chastity.

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