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ephemeralstability
November 22, 2005
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.250000
The Carycian Calendar    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Defining)

The Carycian calendar has been adopted by many countries since its invention by the Blue Monk, Frezzi Alberto, in the year 1. It evolved from the wonderment Alberto felt for the natural cycles and his attempts to understand and predict them.

CaptainPenguin
November 21, 2005
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 13
Votes: 4 / 4.000000
Roman-themed Gods    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (General)

Gods for the Roman-themed nation of Imperial Arcturus.

Ria Hawk
November 16, 2005
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 9
Votes: 3 / 2.666667
Prophecies    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (General)

Vague predictions of the future and lead one to adventure.

Siren no Orakio
November 15, 2005
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 3.611111
Rune-Slivers    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

A form of magic whereupon talismans are grafted to the skin in order to grant power.

ephemeralstability
November 11, 2005
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Comments: 25
Ideas: 0
Votes: 15 / 4.900000
Ars Dracopodemiae    Systems  (Knowledge/Lore)   (Specific)

A transcription, beyng the seminal introduction by Mr S J Ponsuler to the theory and praxis of Dracapodemy, the studie of Dragons’ migration patterns. This tome ys to be founde in the librarie of Anserne University, alonge with many years of copies of the Dracapodemyst’s Almanac not to mention verious othere tomes on the subjecte.

(Another submission I’m transferring over to the main site from the fora).

MoonHunter
November 10, 2005
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.300000
Imperial Gate System - Twilight Tunnels    Systems  (Transportation)   (Defining)

The Twilight Tunnels, the Imperial Gate system, were the backbones of the Imperium. The ability to travel almost anywhere via the Twilight Tunnels, allowing for near unlimited trade for little money, quick communication (any message anywhere nearly instantly (or within 3 days for the hinterlands), and easy personal travel. This system can be adapted to any gate system.

Mourngrymn
November 10, 2005
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Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 3.500000
The Fourth Era of Hewdamia    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)

Right after the 1000 years of human prosperity, it all suddenly came crashing down. Mortals became cocky with the returned use of magic. They were soon tested with the arrival of Dubaku’s children. While he was long lost to history, his children finally awoke.

Mourngrymn
November 10, 2005
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 1
Votes: 1 / 5.000000
History of Hewdamia    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Historical)

In the early days of Hewdamia, the Gods squabbled over the world and took what they could from the each other. There was little here but water and soil, yet the Three Gods fought over it still. The arrival of the newer Gods marked a turning point in the world as well as the Gods. The arrival marked the beginning of a war that wouldn’t see the first blow for centuries.

Mourngrymn
November 10, 2005
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
The Third Era of Hewdamia    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)

With nearly 1000 years of there being an absence of the Gods that fell in the war of the Gods, things began to change. No one knows why but a shift in the politics of the Gods came to startling events.

Mourngrymn
November 9, 2005
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.500000
The Second Era of Hewdamia    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)

The second era started off in better light than the 1st era ended. For almost 500 years there was a rebuilding going on with the Gison, continued growth for the Olwynn, and understanding with the Derevo about the different factions in their families. Like all things, this time had come to and end.

ephemeralstability
November 9, 2005
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 2
Votes: 5 / 4.200000
Rangerspeak    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)

This thread is for the development of rangerspeak, the dialect of the mountain rangers who guard the passes, known as munnum to those who hear it, for its resemblance to a mumbling noise…

Mourngrymn
November 8, 2005
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.857143
The First Era of Hewdamia    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)

In the early days of Hewdamia, the Gods squabbled over the world and took what they could from the each other. There was little here but water and soil, yet the Three Gods fought over it still. The arrival of the newer Gods marked a turning point in the world as well as the Gods. The arrival marked the beginning of a war that wouldn’t see the first blow for centuries.

Mourngrymn
November 7, 2005
Hits: 5427
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.916667
Tenets of Shadow    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Defining)

When one views a knight from afar thoughts of chivalry and deeds of heroic good flood the mind of the youthful and dreamers. But what does it mean when someone takes those same ideals and alter them to a darker view? When the thought of chivalry of light is replaced with a code of darkness? The Tenets of Shadows prevail.

Mourngrymn
November 7, 2005
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.750000
Tenets of Knighthood    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Defining)

When one views a knight from afar thoughts of chivalry and deeds of heroic good flood the mind of the youthful and dreamers. But what does it take to gain that title? What is it to follow the code of all knights? The Tenets of Knighthood determine that.

oakleafbard
November 2, 2005
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.500000
The Tower of Troubles    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

The Tower of Troubles is a Mages guild where young wizards and sorcerors are trained in the Art. It arose as a compromise between the gods of Bareel and the human practitioners of magic.

Mourngrymn
November 2, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.214286
Spell Crystals    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

Millenia ago the Gods changed how the mystical forces on the world were governed and used. No longer were the mortals able to pluck the power from the very air and use it. So they altered it, thinking the mortals were not clever enough to find a way to use it again. The God’s crystalized the magic and placed the power in the four elements of the world. Now mortals did indeed determine a way to use magic again, albeit at a much lower proficiency. Magic users now require a focus staff made of the very essence of magic. These crystal staves store the mystical energies required to cast spells, needing to be recharged over time. The magic users scribe, etch, or carve the spells symbols directly on the staves and focus the energy through the symbols.

Strolen
October 30, 2005
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.250000
Roman Legion Ranks    Systems  (Combat/ Warfare)   (Historical)

Rome. It was defined by its Glories and its Horrors. What were its military’s ranks.

Strolen
October 30, 2005
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 2
Votes: 4 / 4.000000
Rank Systems    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

I am always looking for rank structures to use in games. It is my hope that you will share some of your historical knowledge or ranks and/or reveal to us the hierarchy of ranks in the games that you play.

MoonHunter
October 30, 2005
Hits: 38569
Comments: 10
Ideas: 4
Votes: 4 / 3.875000
Culture and Food    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Food is Life. Food, what is eaten, when it is eaten, and how it is eaten, says a great deal about a culture.

MoonHunter
October 30, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 13
Votes: 5 / 4.100000
The Breakfast of Champions    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Every culture has a different idea of what constitute’s breakfast. Even regions inside the same culture can vary quite a bit (like grits with hot sauce in Texas or Fishcake mix in omelets in New Hampshire). What do they consider “food” first thing in the morning in your space?

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The PCs see a large collection of urns in a pool of swamp water. All the urns are lidded and seem very old, what do they contain?

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