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valadaar
April 10, 2014
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Rage!    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

"Thandrar was seeing red, the frustration was building as he traded blow after blow with his enemy. Their blade lashed out and drew blood, but instead of weakening Thandrar, he was energized - the last straw! His pent up rage and frustration peaked and he smote his foe with such force as to bisect the fool, bathing himself, his blade and the floor in blood and gore."

Ted
March 13, 2013
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The Kingmakers: Sessions 26, 27 and 28    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

Extremely terse summary- I've had my hands full as of late, and I apologize for the lack of explanation.

Ted
February 25, 2013
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The Kingmakers, Session 23, 24 and 25    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

Combat heavy sessions make for short summaries

Ted
February 11, 2013
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The Kingmakers, Session 22    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

Sadly, the first night my Antagonistic Player is around to play, inter-player drama throws things off causing a slog of a session where almost nothing got accomplished.

Ted
February 9, 2013
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The Kingmakers, Session 21    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

Woo boy. Where to even begin?

Ted
February 1, 2013
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The Kingmakers, Sessions 18, 19 and 20    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

Multi-session summary a-go-go.

Ted
January 25, 2013
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The Kingmakers, Session 17    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

Morano returns...

Ted
January 14, 2013
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The Kingmakers, Session 15    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

A perfect example of my players thinking of something being better than my current plan happened tonight.

Ted
January 11, 2013
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The Kingmakers, Session 14    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

The Group Arrives in Cranson. Intrigue follows.

Ted
December 8, 2012
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The Kingmakers, Session 11    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

Session 10 won't get a summary due to lack of action. NOW WITH BONUS SESSION 12 ACTION!

Ted
November 22, 2012
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The Kingmakers, Session 9    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

Stuff happened. Now I have plotting to do.

Ted
November 13, 2012
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The Kingmakers, Session 8    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

My players continue to do things instead of infiltrating the party...

Ted
November 9, 2012
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The Kingmakers, Session 7    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)
Sylvie learns more than she thought she would...


Ted
November 7, 2012
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The Kingmakers, Session 6    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

Things get seedy

Ted
November 2, 2012
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The Kingmakers, Session 5    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)
The Party Returns to Pyrim
Ted
October 26, 2012
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The Kingmakers, Session 4    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)
Session 4 offers the barest of clues as to what happened to Morano


Ted
October 22, 2012
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The Kingmakers, Session 3    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

With Morano kidnapped, how will the players go about protecting Reginald?

Ted
October 20, 2012
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The Kingmakers, Session 2    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

The second session is where the fun begins.

Ted
October 15, 2012
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The Kingmakers, Session 1    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)
Old Man Morano arrives in the town of Pyrim to collect all my players together and make them do stuff...


Forganthus
June 14, 2012
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Just in Time    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

So you’ve finally done it.  With the best of intentions all around the table, your PCs have finally blundered into the blender like curious gerbils, and now they are hopelessly outnumbered and outgunned.  They are doomed, unless you unleash Secret GM Gambit #4 on them.

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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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