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manfred
January 30, 2006
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Comments: 78
Ideas: 1
Votes: 33 / 4.606061
Mathom, the God of Delays    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Defining)

Mathom, the God of Delays, is an overlooked but powerful entity. Few worship him, but many remember him with word and deed.

MoonHunter
January 30, 2006
Hits: 4890
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.

CaptainPenguin
January 23, 2006
Hits: 4231
Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.000000
Houtsunomuh    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Specific)

The hideous and hairy Houtsunomuh is the mythological Stalker of Graveyards and Eater of the Dead, one of the Eight Great Monsters of Enohountsun mythology.

Spark
January 11, 2006
Hits: 4389
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.833333
Hammar's Code    Systems  (Political)   (Specific)

A set of laws that could be used for any feudal fantasy kingdom. Throw it into a library or a courthouse if you want!

Chaosmark
January 11, 2006
Hits: 14848
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 1.833333
Magic in Tyren    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

The Magic of Tyren goes deeper than what one might expect…

Cheka Man
January 3, 2006
Hits: 3281
Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 2.500000
The Way of the Many    Systems  (Mystical)   (Specific)

One spellcaster cannot achieve very much, but many minds can. Like insects, spellcasters are at their most formidable when they are united.

Spark
January 2, 2006
Hits: 7284
Comments: 6
Ideas: 6
Votes: 6 / 4.333333
On Death and Undeath    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

Have you ever been confused by the mess of rules and philosophies concerning death and the undead? Here’s an attempt to lay down a set of rules to end all confusion.

Ancient Gamer
December 27, 2005
Hits: 9415
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
Hits: 6973
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
Hits: 6263
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.

Scrasamax
December 18, 2005
Hits: 4966
Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.200000
The Year of Red Leaves    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

In the royal year 451, also known as the year of Red Leaves, something strange occured. A star fell blazing from the heavens, in to the Midlands. Imperial Wizardry could be sent to examine the object. However things changed in the area. Royal Viziers were unable to postulate a cause for the matter, but the fact that none of the countyfolk were alive led to the whisper of one, chilling word. Zombie.

Spark
December 17, 2005
Hits: 3672
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
Hits: 9324
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
Hits: 4227
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.

Ancient Gamer
December 17, 2005
Hits: 3131
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.

Iain
December 15, 2005
Hits: 6535
Comments: 15
Ideas: 1
Votes: 3 / 4.166667
Heroic but non-magical items    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

How may times have you read a book in which a famous hero’s sword is treasured and valued, not because it is magic, or because of its powers, but just because the hero wielded it. The “Sword of Enthar” the great warrior may just be a normal steel broadsword; but because he used it, it will be prized and treasured.

MoonHunter
December 10, 2005
Hits: 8394
Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.166667
Spell Components - we don't need any stink'n spell components    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

Most of the people who “spell components” really don’t know anything about magic. Components are used as tools, symbols to help focus the concentration and associations for the spell caster. Rarely is anything “consumed” in the casting, unless it is a sacrifice or burned.

drphluid
December 10, 2005
Hits: 16780
Comments: 21
Ideas: 32
Votes: 11 / 4.227273
Cantrips    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

The little things matter.

MoonHunter
December 10, 2005
Hits: 4614
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
Steamery - A type of magic    Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (General)

Steamery is a type of learning, like Magery and Lettery (Magic of Written words, Scholarly works), akin to Alchemy which combined elements of the two. It is considered a type of magic, the use of the four basic elements to produce “magical” power.

manfred
December 10, 2005
Hits: 6341
Comments: 4
Ideas: 10
Votes: 3 / 3.666667
Unique Magic Items    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

Magic is a strange power, that can be harnessed (or not?), but never fully understood. Magic should be unique. Magic could be REALLY unique on this one world…

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Pearl Spider Economics

       By: Murometz

These rare, fist-sized spiders do not make webs, but rather excrete secretions which harden upon contact with air. These "droppings" resemble barley-sized spider eggs, or even lustrous pearls, once the slime coating them, dries up. In fact, dried Pearl Spider "drops" are indistinguishable from the marine varieties produced by mollusks, and hence of identical value on the open market!

Several centuries ago, they were studied by naturalists, and several observations were made. Firstly, was that these spiders "lay" these pearls for no apparent or discernible "natural" reason, and secondly, the naturalists had discovered that the more these spiders ate or were fed--and they were true omnivores--the larger the spider pearls came out.

A cottage industry began. Enterprising merchants hunted and collected these creatures across the lands, erecting spider-farms for the manufacture of Spider Pearls. It wasn't long before someone got the idea to force-feed the spiders, ala foie gras geese, and soon, the fattened spiders began pooping out pearls of great size! (relatively speaking). The regular pearl market came to disarray, and prices and value fluctuated wildly.

[b]Plothook[/b] The Mermen Mercantile Alliance hires the party to eradicate all terrestrial Pearl Spider Farms!

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