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Cheka Man
February 24, 2014
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Ideas: 1
Votes: 3 / 3.333333
7 Ways To Control Monarchs    Systems  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - In General)

Many, perhaps most fantasy lands are monarchies, which can be ruled well when the monarch is a clever and able man or woman devoted to his or her people. But what happens when the monarch is ill, or is tyrannically cruel, or a young child, or is otherwise blatantly unfit to rule? How can he or she be dealt with without risking civil war as powerful nobles fight for the crown?

Scrasamax
February 15, 2014
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 1
Votes: 5 / 4.100000
30 Mecha Design Flaws    Systems  (Combat/ Warfare)   (General)

30 generic problems to dole out for homebrew, custom made, and scratch built machines

Scrasamax
February 9, 2014
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Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.000000
National Corporatism    Systems  (Mercantile)   (Defining)

One of the current political paradigms of the Cosmic Era.

Dozus
February 3, 2014
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.333333
Jampiri    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Specific)

"De Kanaar folk tink all dere gods and medicines are secret. But I live in dese marshes long enough to hear dere gods, whether pointy-ear folk like it or not. I can hear dere comin's and goin's, an' I can make dem see you or skip you as you like."
- Tonis, hillaq of Rakart Village

Scrasamax
December 19, 2013
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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.

Nobody
October 3, 2013
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.125000
Luck Points    Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (General)

Luck Points are Fate's way of showing interest in the PC's, and the GM's way of rewarding the players.

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.

caesar193
August 9, 2013
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.312500
Lunism    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Specific)
"And Lo; today Alea Waxes, and she shall blesses us. For soon a great change is upon us, for soon our beliefs shall be hallowed! We as a group, we as a people, we as a religion, shall be acknowledged. Our efforts shall no longer be in vain!"

--The Prophet John, Sermon to the Capitol

Scrasamax
June 29, 2013
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.833333
Somantic Parapsychic Powers    Systems  (Mystical)   (Specific)

Likely the most common class of parapsychic powers, somantic powers are also the least flashy and visible.

rickster
June 26, 2013
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.750000
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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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
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.

Moonlake
June 15, 2013
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Comments: 24
Ideas: 2
Votes: 7 / 4.285714
Magic System based on Fengshui    Systems  (Mystical)   (Historical)

A magic system based on Yin Yang, the Five Elements (Wu Xing) and the Eight Symbols (Ba Gua)

Moonlake
June 2, 2013
Hits: 1144
Comments: 18
Ideas: 1
Votes: 14 / 3.357143
The Dragon And Its Nine Offsprings    Systems  (Knowledge/Lore)   (Specific)

A mythical tale in wide circulation within the Dragon Empire about the Dragon, one of the First, and its Nine Off-springs

Moonlake
May 15, 2013
Hits: 844
Comments: 17
Ideas: 0
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30 Symbols for Various Societies or Shop Signs    Systems  (Artistic/Performance)   (General)

An assortment of symbols and images associated with various societies and shop signs

Scrasamax
March 18, 2013
Hits: 726
Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.375000
Angel BioModification    Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (Specific)

An uncommon, but visually dramatic body modification in the Cosmic era

Scrasamax
January 29, 2013
Hits: 1345
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.166667
Environmental Parapsychic Powers    Systems  (Mystical)   (Specific)

A list of Parapsychic powers that have physical manifestations

Shadoweagle
January 9, 2013
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.312500
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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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
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?"

meteorit
December 19, 2012
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Comments: 20
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.681818
The Maritime Bank of Martinesse    Systems  (Mercantile)   (Historical)

Captain Blackthorn grimaced against the salt air that sandblasted his face. His men were weary, his ship was falling apart and the hold was replete with treasures beyond counting. It was time to head home and enjoy the bounty that years at sea had brought them. As he braced himself against the pressing squall he considered the conundrum of converting said bounty into a transferable asset that could easily be spent without arousing suspicion of the local militia or the jealousy of rival pirates. If only large amounts of wealth could be represented on something as light and unobtrusive as a piece of paper. But then Blackthorn had a idea:

"I know what we'll do! We'll bury it!…"

caesar193
December 10, 2012
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.166667
Procrastinamancy    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

The founder of Procrastinamancy was a man called Frederick Johnson. A normal guy who grew up in a place without Mathom, Fred had one "flaw." It was procrastination. Fred took the art of Procrastination and turned into magic.

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       By: ephemeralstability

In a crowded marketplace, a man is standing on a soapbox, orating. Some of the crowd are cheering, some hissing, some standing around saying "I can't hear a bl**dy word he's saying". It's a hustings for an election. The PCs can either leave, or stay and listen. If they do the latter, then they can vote too, and they might get quite involved in the cheering. Depending on who wins they might get quite involved in the post-election brawl too...

There are numerous possibilities with this encounter: the PCs might end up talking to one of the nervous candidates before their speech, and offer encouragement and support. Of course this candidate may well turn out to be someone with outspokenly unorthodox views, and the crowd don't take kindly to s/his supporters. Or maybe the seemingly innocuous candidate turns out to be a complete racist, and the PCs wander off embarrassedly, pretending they weren't talking to this person five minutes ago.

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