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axlerowes
February 5, 2015
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 1
Votes: 4 / 4.375000
Slang and Jargon Beneath the Waves: The Big Under    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)

“Top, my name is Brock Figglewater, I knew your aunt. I tap a piece of pillow that belonged to your aunt, and I jump belongs to you now. You see, I just bought this Stimech, and I jump it was stolen by a bruce named Horace. Horace was a pream tattle of mine. Three weeks ago, I let Horace take out my pream stimech to go bounce along the billibong looking for bubblely-bobs to bring to the spitter’s patch. Horace says he ran into some boom sauce and had to hop out of the stimech in just a tater sack. I cannot jump that Hoarace bounced 5 kims across the pillow in a tater sack. I have tapped spitter dops on the Big Under pillow for years, I ain’t no trainer. I ain’t rigged to swallow dry sand, and I washed Hoarace. But I need my stimech back, and I ain’t got the press to go all over the Big Under boiling Hoarce’s peals of truth. I need your help.”

axlerowes
January 15, 2015
Hits: 185
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.750000
Hobbit Chair and Eat Racing    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)

A 100 word past time

axlerowes
April 5, 2014
Hits: 342
Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.500000
The Commandments of Koret    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)

One day a man named Koret claimed to realize what was wrong with humanity. Shortly after that he claimed to have figured out how to fix all the world problems, and he wrote down a series of commandments aimed at saving humanity from themselves. Over 500 years after his teachings were literally set into stone people are still talking about what he wrote, and some are even trying to follow it.

Scrasamax
December 19, 2013
Hits: 566
Comments: 4
Ideas: 1
Votes: 3 / 4.500000
Genetic Castes    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)

One of the side effects of the rampant cloning and genetic augmentation in the Cosmic Era is the slow emergence of genetic castes.

Gossamer
September 6, 2013
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.285714
Dwarven Calendar    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)

How does a culture measure time underground, without any sun? The dwarves have got it covered.

Cheka Man
September 21, 2012
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.437500
30 Wacky Wedding Customs    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)

30 wierd, wonderful and wacky wedding customs for your worlds.

hylandpad
October 24, 2011
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Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
No votes
The Language Archeoc    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Defining)

"Archeoc isn't just a language, it's a piece of our history. Great empires rose and fell on the pillars of that great tongue, and it's legacy will forever, and inextricably bind Greatlanders together."

-Author Hedron Gadolfini

hylandpad
August 28, 2011
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.666667
The Biv    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Defining)

A scholar and his student sat in the garden, drinking wine, breaking bread and pondering.

And so the student asked the scholar "O' great and wise Master please answer to me this; what word should describe the practice every man and every woman should do at all times?"

With no hesitance, the scholar replied "O' learned disciple, 'Reciprocity' is the word ye seek."

- The Biv, Tome of Life, The Ethical Collections (6), Parable 32

Scrasamax
December 1, 2010
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Comments: 1
Ideas: 0
No votes
NAIS Science Report 11    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)

What most people call aliens and monsters are usually extra-dimensional creatures.

axlerowes
October 6, 2010
Hits: 1980
Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.642857
30 Halfling Holidays    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)

Time is measured for most by the events that are both constant and special.  "How many Christmas's ago was that?"   It should be no different for Halflings.

Kuseru Satsujin
January 7, 2010
Hits: 1924
Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 4.153846
Zombie Day    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)

A twisted zombiepocalypse creates a new holiday season.

DrTurtlesse
May 14, 2009
Hits: 1395
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.083333
The Common Calendar    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

A colourful but universally applicable calendar.

Cheka Man
January 14, 2009
Hits: 2229
Comments: 6
Ideas: 1
Votes: 3 / 3.500000
30 Systems of Justice    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Thirty systems of justice-or the most rank injustice, in some cases.

Murometz
December 12, 2008
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Comments: 30
Ideas: 1
Votes: 13 / 4.461538
30 Divine Concepts    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Defining)

After Buddha died, his shadow was still shown for centuries in a cave—a tremendous, gruesome shadow. God is dead; but given the way of man, there may still be caves for thousands of years in which his shadow will be shown. And we—we still have to vanquish his shadow, too.

-Frederick Nietzsche

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
Hits: 19568
Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 2.333333
Samurai Rank System    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

A system for samurai ranks. Still having trouble with the output of this one.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
Hits: 5452
Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 2.500000
Gurkha Military Ranks    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

A short summary of the ranks used by the Gurkha Regiments of the British Indian Army.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
Hits: 8895
Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.750000
Byzantine Military Ranks    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

An attempt to codify the Byzantine military system.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
Hits: 5400
Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.000000
Guild Ranks    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Ranks of the members of a particular craft guild or livery company.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.250000
Ottoman Nobility Ranking    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

A simplified explanation of the nobility of the Ottoman Empire.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
Hits: 5993
Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 2.500000
Arabic Nobility Ranking    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

A fantasy version of nobility from a Middle-Eastern type setting.

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       By: tinypoisonousfish

Bag on a Stick

Very simple gag but a great one, since it can be used multiple times over, even in the same adventure. Great for tribal natives gone restless and humanoids, but anyone can have set this up. Just what the header says, a simple bag over a stick stuck in the ground or floor.

As GM you can place the bag on a stick anywhere, in a floor crack the heroes have passed before, outdoors in a clearing or path, or at the edge of the PCs' encampment the following morning, what have you. Place anything on the stick - a coiled yellow viper angered by the bag removal, mini crossbow w/poison, transdermal hallucinatory drug dusted on the bag, yellow mold colony, an NPC ally's head, a weapon, scroll tube or satchel, what have you.

The idea is to build tension and/or stall for time/distract the party. Provided it's used properly, you'll be amazed at how paranoid players will get from this simple gag.

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