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Moonlake
February 5, 2016
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The War Drum of Oyr    Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)

A conventional war drum, or is it?

valadaar
January 27, 2016
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 1
Votes: 3 / 3.666667
Power Stones    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

A very useful tool for a worker of magic.

Scrasamax
January 24, 2016
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
Decontractee Armure    Items  (Clothes)   (Campaign Defining)

Because calling them armored suits is crass

valadaar
January 22, 2016
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.666667
Vestments of the Blessed    Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)

Those fancy robes are not just for show.

Scrasamax
January 20, 2016
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Comments: 0
Ideas: 0
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Epstein Drive    Items  (Tools)   (Campaign Defining)

Also known as a magnetic fusion drive, or a mega-ion drive.

Scrasamax
January 20, 2016
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Comments: 1
Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 3.000000
Fuijin Kaze    Items  (Transports)   (Non-Magical)

Relying entirely on A-pods for flight, the Kaze class of aircraft is well known, and the Nipponese Fuijin is the best known Kaze type.

Scrasamax
December 30, 2015
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Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.000000
The Cursed Cup of Immortality    Items  (Potion)   (Cursed)

There are two stories to the Cursed Cup of Immortality, the one that was fabricated and sold to adventurers upon return, and the real story.

Scrasamax
December 22, 2015
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Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 3.000000
Gesund Auf    Items  (Other)   (Campaign Defining)

Also known as a Health Monitor, the Gesund Auf is a very common bionic implant in the Cosmic era, especially in the Atlantic Federation and other leading edge nations.

Scrasamax
December 20, 2015
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.500000
Polyforge    Items  (Tools)   (Campaign Defining)

A staple of high end sci-fi is the replicator or the nano-assembler. There is a much more practical and less technomagical way to achieve the same goal. The exciting thing is that this technology exists now, and we're getting much better at it.

Scrasamax
December 20, 2015
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.000000
Archery in the Cosmic Era    Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)

Common sense and the rule of cool clash over the role of the bow in the hypertech setting of the Cosmic Era

Scrasamax
December 19, 2015
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.750000
Kakugram    Items  (Other)   (Campaign Defining)

A portmanteau of Kaku and engram. Dr. Kaku of the middle Petrol era posited the quantification of human emotion, while an engram is a cybertechnological recording of a human mind, a snapshot of a mental or emotional state.

Cheka Man
December 8, 2015
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.285714
7 Rings    Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)

Seven more magical rings, each with a very different enchantment on it.

Murometz
December 4, 2015
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 1
Votes: 4 / 3.625000
Sorcerer's Skin (Pants)    Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)

Two rival wizards. You can guess what happens. Yes, one flays the other naturally, but is interrupted half-way through the skinning ritual...

Moonlake
December 2, 2015
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 4.000000
Legendary Chinese Spears    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)

A collection of legendary Chinese spears from actual history and folklore (no. 5 in my Chinse lore Codex)

Skull
November 30, 2015
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.166667
Lodestone of Command    Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)

You begin to feel funny. Your head becomes clouded as you approach the evil wizard. Wait, you shouldn't attack the wizard. He's done nothing wrong to you. Your party members are wrong. They lied to you. You should attack them!

...You come to your senses after a momentary black-out. You have blood on your sword. The bard is bleeding and the rest of your fellow party members have their weapons drawn and are poised to attack you. And you can hear the evil wizard behind you chuckling.

mimic12455
November 20, 2015
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Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 3.500000
Electric Guitar of the Sirens    Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)

You don't need a pipe or a heavenly voice to draw a crowd with this in your hands.

Scrasamax
October 17, 2015
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 1
Votes: 2 / 3.500000
Cybernetic Skull    Items  (Armor)   (Campaign Defining)

The most frequent weak point targeted on a human being is the skull. Pulp the brain, and the body becomes worthless. It was only a matter of time before someone tried to armor the head.

Scrasamax
October 17, 2015
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.750000
Cromwell Chassis    Items  (Armor)   (Campaign Defining)

The Cromwell Chassis is specifically the mechanical remains of Major James 'Cyborg' Westerland, but the term has spread to include the pattern of cybernetic upgrade Westerland pioneered.

Scrasamax
October 17, 2015
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Comments: 1
Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 4.000000
Neo-Skin    Items  (Other)   (Campaign Defining)

The next generation in designer engineering, the new skin.

Scrasamax
October 5, 2015
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Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 3.000000
Muse    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Campaign Defining)

Muse is both a common term for a handheld Cognet linking device, and also a specific brand of said CogLink device. Functionally the Cosmic Era version of a smartphone

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Hu's Iron Ball

       By: Murometz

Hu was an ambassador of the Seventh Emperor of the Reng Dynasty. Throughout his life he traveled across many miles and lands to entreaty with neighboring kingdoms and the semi-savages who dwelled amidst the Metal Mountains.

During one such diplomatic mission, Hu was gifted a small iron marble as a gesture, by a shaman of the Kiy-Kiy tribe. Little else is known of Hu, but that marble was lost and is now somewhere out there for someone to find.

A tiny, shiny sphere, the marble has several properties. First and foremost it is a strong magnet, considerably stronger than its size and density would indicate.

Secondly, if thrown or rolled upon the ground and the command word is spoken, the iron ball will magically enlarge to either the size of an ogres's head or to that of a great globe, twelve feet in diameter. The rolling ball of either size will continue to roll or fly at the same relative speed it was when launched as a marble, and can thus cause great damage to anything in its path. The magnetic power of the ball will also magnify when enlarged.

Legends claim that the ball has been tossed from besieged castles upon attacking foes and rolled at marching armies in ages past. At the end of such rolls, the larger size globe has been known to not only crush soldiers underfoot, but to also "collect" many dozens of metallic weapons and bits of armor unto itself, appearing as an armored sphere, with swords and spears sticking out from it in all directions.

Owning this powerful marble has its drawbacks. Anyone carrying it on their person, will experience the iron ball's insidious effects after some time. The owner feels no worse for wear, but after two month's time they will suddenly awaken one morning to find that their hair has fallen out completely, their teeth loosened like baby's teeth ready to drop, and their fingernails simply shriveled and sliding off the fingers and toes. Perhaps unbeknownst to the owner at first, the iron ball also renders an owner sterile or barren by this time.

Regular clerical healing will not reverse this horrible malady. Only finding and beseeching a shaman of the Kiy-Kiy tribe to heal the iron ball's effects with their particular brand of magic, will work.

Hu's Iron Ball should be handled carefully by players and gms.

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