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Scrasamax
December 22, 2015
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Memetic Measurement    Systems  (Knowledge/Lore)   (Defining)

The main commodity in the Cosmic Era is data and communication, in the form of social media, entertainment, advertising, and other electronic sources of information. The spread of this data is measured in a unit known as a meme (also spelled meem)

Ancient Gamer
September 10, 2015
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Bleakwood Character Creation II: Perks & Psionics    Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (Defining)

After rolling stats, Bleakwood characters are given certain perks. They get 4 ability points, plus another 2 if they choose to have a dark side.

This submission covers special abilities (including psionics), special backgrounds, special items and dark sides.

Arracor
November 17, 2014
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Divinity, Faith, and the Divine Significance of the Materium    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Defining)

An explanation of gods; what they are, where they come from, how their power works, how they affect mortal life. Part of my main setting, first introduced in Primal Essence, Primals, and the Creation of the Realms.

Scrasamax
August 7, 2014
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Teratology    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

In the years before the advent of arcanotechnology and dimensional fatigue events, teratology was the study of abnormalities and biological deformations. In the wake of the second renaissance, it became the study of exomorphs, extradimensional entities, and most prominently, teratomorphs, more commonly and vulgarly known as kaiju.

Scrasamax
February 9, 2014
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National Corporatism    Systems  (Mercantile)   (Defining)

One of the current political paradigms of the Cosmic Era.

rickster
June 26, 2013
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A Tale of Two Rituals    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

An exploration of the differences between sorcerous and cultic vampires.

Scrasamax
June 23, 2013
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Votes: 4 / 4.500000
Technological Parapsychic Powers    Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (Defining)

The vast majority of parapsychic powers do NOT manifest as freeform pyrokinesis or rotating thunder kicks.

Shadoweagle
March 26, 2013
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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."


Shadoweagle
January 9, 2013
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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.

caesar193
December 23, 2012
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Votes: 5 / 3.600000
How Weapons Become Magic Weapons    Systems  (Combat/ Warfare)   (Defining)

"And Arathinos brandished the Foe-Reaper, and let loose a battle cry. He stood, with rain pouring out of the heavens, on a mountain of bodies. The rain washed the blood through channels in the corpses. Arathinos raised the Foe-Reaper and saluted the fleeing enemies before him, as lightning crashed around him.

The Foe-Reaper is a great blade. With the years spent in Arathinos's hands, it has taken up a myriad of powers. And most prominent among those powers is dramatic effect. What is more morale-sapping than seeing your enemy with a backdrop of lightning, as if the arrows of the heavens stand with your foe?"

Dossta
October 15, 2012
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Othamm, the God of Completion    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Defining)

Patron deity of the Cult of Done, Othamm is always working to counter Mathom's influence.

chaoticwaffle
August 24, 2012
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Ideas: 2
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The 9 Divine Ones and 3 Exalted Ones    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Defining)

"The 9 Divine One's you ask? 'Ow can ye not know of them? They made e'erythin'. From the tiniest pebble all the way to the high species. "

Scrasamax
August 21, 2012
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Votes: 8 / 4.562500
The River of Sorrow    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

Science has many answers, and with the advent of hypertechnology and arcanotechnology it seemed that there were no questions left to be conquered. But the manifestation of parapsychic abilities, wastelands, and the 'Storm' left many questions and no answers.

EmilioV
August 3, 2012
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Votes: 5 / 4.400000
Kingdom Property    Systems  (Mercantile)   (Defining)

Because, after a while, even the oldest adventurer will need a place to settle as he grows tired.

Moonlake
July 6, 2012
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Zxtkvf, God of the Unfathomable and Unbelievable    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Defining)

A 100-word submission about a Placeholder God

clydedavis
July 4, 2012
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.666667
Eyre Magick - Disciplines of Magick    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

An overview of the Disciplines of Magick within the Eyre System.

Includes: Alteration (and Transfer-Alteration), Soul-Command, Ritual, Soul-Leech, and Abysmal-Craft.

clydedavis
June 23, 2012
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Eyre Magick - Introduction    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

An introduction to the key ideas to the sources of Magick in the Eyre System. Includes an overview of Elemental-Mana and Soul-Mana, along with the various types within each.

 

Dossta
June 4, 2012
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Slys, Die of the Damned    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Defining)

When Vegma, Judge of the Dead, was called away to witness Mathom's trial, he left Slys in charge of the recently deceased.  Intended as a simple placeholder, she has come to be something more.

hylandpad
October 24, 2011
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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
September 17, 2011
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Mid-Orbital Active-Defense Deployment Systems (MADDS)    Systems  (Combat/ Warfare)   (Defining)

MADDS - the impregnable Planetary fortress system of the 25th Century

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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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