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manfred
October 22, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.071429
Order of the Holy Swine    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

Deep forests hide many secrets, and traditions older and stranger than civilization itself.

Pariah
October 10, 2006
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Comments: 8
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

Scrasamax
October 10, 2006
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 6
Votes: 11 / 4.500000
Tmesian Sorcery    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

The art of putting spells within spells.

Scrasamax
August 20, 2006
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.222222
The Elven Art of War    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

Elven soldiers, elven armies? What a human, and therefore shortsighted, idea…

Athiyk student quote

manfred
July 19, 2006
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.437500
Debeth, the God of Knowledge    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (General)

What is the worship of knowledge for some, can be revenge for a few, and unwanted revelations for others.

Scrasamax
May 21, 2006
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 7
Votes: 5 / 4.200000
Meta-Magic and Spell Components    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

Somewhat system specific, but bear with me.

MoonHunter
April 17, 2006
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.642857
Capathan Spiritual Beliefs    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (General)

Every Society believes in certain spiritual beliefs. Those beliefs color everything they do.  The Capathan people are a warrior culture, semi-nomadic over a wide range of plains, steppes, and hill country. Their belief systems make them quite different from what you would expect.

MoonHunter
April 10, 2006
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.250000
Galron Stones    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

Galron has found lasting fame for simply being the first one who mentioned the stones in the record.  This ancient parchments, translated into so many languages, is a hodge podge of various techniques that can be done, processes to do many of them, and vague hints about what can be done what the older magics.

Scrasamax
April 8, 2006
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.187500
Elvenesque    Systems  (Architectural)   (General)

Organic elements, flowing lines, and an absence of sharp angles and corners all are elements of the Elvenesque style of architecture.

Spark
February 13, 2006
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.000000
Being of a Clerical or Holy Nature    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (General)

A compendium of the tales of martyrs, the quests of clerics, and the ways of the holy, and all who walk in the graces of the light of the holy hand.

Iain
February 6, 2006
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 1
Votes: 7 / 4.428571
Theory of Elements    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

“...the experiment performed last year by Michelson and Morley, in which the movement of the Earth with respect to the Ether was successfully measured, has only compounded the problem by adding yet another member to the list of so-called “fundamental” elements. The seemingly unending proliferation of this “element zoo” is one of the most pressing questions in natural philosphy and thaumatics…”

Ancient Gamer
February 4, 2006
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 21
Votes: 5 / 4.600000
The Magic of Art    Systems  (Artistic/Performance)   (General)

This is a scroll for posting spells to be used with fantasy art, or just debating possible effects and uses for magic together with art. Come join the creative effort.

MoonHunter
January 30, 2006
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.125000
The Strong Orcish Gods    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (General)

A small pantheon of deities worshiped by Orcs (or other barbarous races) through their shamans. This write up shows the Orc view of these things, rather than the relative view.

Ancient Gamer
December 27, 2005
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 12
Votes: 5 / 4.200000
Battles out of History    Systems  (Combat/ Warfare)   (General)

A follow up thread to MoonHunter’s NPCs out of History. These are battles out of history that may serve to inspire GMs to create cool battle scenarios or mythical battles / rumours of battles.

manfred
December 24, 2005
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Comments: 6
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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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
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
Hits: 3650
Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
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: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 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.

Ancient Gamer
December 17, 2005
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.625000
The Tale of Tear and Shastalar    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (General)

In the lands of the Ardamians there is a tale. A tale of the weather god, Shastalar, and of Tear, the spirit of nature. This tale is often told when the weather grows bad and the children huddles in front of the fireplace.

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While travelling near the edge of a forest the air is filled with the wailing of battle horns. Soon a large group of mounted cavalry will gallop by in a panicked rush. Some will spot the party and shout "Flee! Flee for your very lives!"

Several minutes later, hundreds of running infantrymen will be spotted. A large group of white clad knights fiercely chanting a battle song is in full pursuit. One of the white knights carries a banner of a white horse on a black background. The horse is rearing under a gold crown, indicating the presence of the Paladin Prince. As the horrified infantrymen struggle to flee into the forest, the zealots charge into their midst and cut them down by the tens and hundreds.

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