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Kuseru Satsujin
March 23, 2008
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Chinese Titles of Nobility    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Generic usage military and nobility titles from China.

Kuseru Satsujin
March 22, 2008
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Votes: 3 / 3.000000
Yakuza Ranking System    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

The standard system of ranking within a Yakuza syndicate.

MoonHunter
January 13, 2008
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Ideas: 11
Votes: 4 / 3.750000
Sports    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Sports and other competitions are common in every society. They allow healthy competition and release for competitive nature. What sports do you have in your world?

MoonHunter
September 18, 2007
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Night Faire    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

It is that most magical night, it is time for the Night Faire

MoonHunter
June 27, 2007
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Tailored Colonies    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Everyone has a vision. If you have enough effort and resources, you can make it a reality.

Cheka Man
December 3, 2006
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Ideas: 1
Votes: 6 / 3.416667
The Celebration Thread    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

The many worlds of the Universe have their multiple festivals-some may be to celebrate the turning of the year, the coming of the rains or the return of the sun.

MoonHunter
December 2, 2006
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 4
Votes: 8 / 4.250000
The Old Code    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

“Who are you to tell me what is right to do?”, Sir Aldros said.
“I am a follower of The Old Code”, the older knight said.

Chivalry was disciplined by a code of conduct that was clearly understood although it was never clearly formulated. ~ Léon Gautier ~

Pariah
October 10, 2006
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Ideas: 5
Votes: 6 / 3.916667
Mama Always Said...    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.
-Forrest Gump

manfred
December 24, 2005
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Ideas: 4
Votes: 2 / 4.000000
Adventurer Guilds    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

An adventurer guild is a way to provide plot hooks, motivation and social context for such a weird and diverse group of people known as “adventurers”. It can can offer interesting options, in-game and out-of-game.

Strolen
December 23, 2005
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Votes: 6 / 3.916667
Adventurers Guild Contract    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

I could think of many times such a party contract would of come in handy.

Spark
December 17, 2005
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Votes: 3 / 3.333333
The Four Magi: A Children's Folk Tale of the North    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Upon the fourth night of Winterkiss, a lord of the land was visited by four Magi.

Wogden
December 17, 2005
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Comments: 18
Ideas: 14
Votes: 12 / 4.416667
The Hundred Journeys of Lai-Xeng    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Lai-Xeng was a traveling scholar and wise man. There are a hundred tales attributed to him, each one containing a kernal of wisdom.

Ancient Gamer
December 17, 2005
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.000000
Ur-Kanesh Rhyme of the Shievren    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

This is a popular children’s rhyme in the city of Ur-Kanesh. It is chanted while the children run down the street on St. Arakis eve.

Scrasamax
December 3, 2005
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Comments: 56
Ideas: 14
Votes: 19 / 4.763158
Scrasamax's Guide to Orcs    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Recently unearthed this gem of mine, and thought to post it. Its writing predates my joining of Strolen, and I found quite a few interesting bits in it. It is nearly completely written and I am going to endeavor to finish writing it out. Until then, I plan to post it here, perhaps a section a day or so. Enjoy, expand, criticism, comment.

Strolen
October 30, 2005
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 2
Votes: 4 / 4.000000
Rank Systems    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

I am always looking for rank structures to use in games. It is my hope that you will share some of your historical knowledge or ranks and/or reveal to us the hierarchy of ranks in the games that you play.

MoonHunter
October 30, 2005
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 4
Votes: 4 / 3.875000
Culture and Food    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Food is Life. Food, what is eaten, when it is eaten, and how it is eaten, says a great deal about a culture.

MoonHunter
October 30, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 13
Votes: 5 / 4.100000
The Breakfast of Champions    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Every culture has a different idea of what constitute’s breakfast. Even regions inside the same culture can vary quite a bit (like grits with hot sauce in Texas or Fishcake mix in omelets in New Hampshire). What do they consider “food” first thing in the morning in your space?

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Cold Comfort

       By: Murometz

Cold Comfort is a long-sword of star-steel, its blade giving off a wan, blueish light. Its grip is wrapped tightly in snow-serpent hide, and its pommel bears a single opalescent gemstone.

This blade is enchanted in such a way, that whoever wields it, begins to fall completely and irrevocably "in love" with the weapon. This love does not manifest itself as the expected reverence and bond formed between any warrior and his weapon, but as a deeper, truer love, one has for a soul-mate of the same species! The longer the wielder carries Cold Comfort the stronger and more disturbing this love becomes, and only the most powerful of magicks can potentially break the sword's insidious spell. The blade's owner will even speak to and coo to the weapon, convinced that the sword understands and returns this epic love.

If the blade's wielder somehow loses the weapon or has it taken away, they will become inconsolable, and will predictably go to "ends of the earth and back" to retrieve it at any cost. Such is the weapon's curse that even separation from it does not damper the feelings the owner has for the sword. Legends tell of several distraught and mind-addled knights who even years after losing the blade, still wander the country-side searching for their lost love. And woe be to the "new lover" if and when they find him or her.

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