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young0ne2
January 23, 2014
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The Guild Game    Articles  (Campaign)   (Gaming - In General)

An Introduction and look at Pc's, plots, and plans

Ted
August 10, 2013
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The Kingmakers: Final Update/Autopsy    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

A final update on what happened to Kingmakers.

Cheka Man
June 30, 2013
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30 Plumes in the Distance    Articles  (Campaign)   (Gaming - In General)

A plume is seen far off in the distance, but what will it turn out to be when it gets closer? Only time will tell.

Ted
January 2, 2013
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The Kingmakers: Holiday Season Planning    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)
With about three weeks off from the campaign, I have some time to think about the best laid plans.


Ted
November 5, 2012
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Kingmaker Planning- Baron Frond    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)
The first real link in the conspiracy that wants the heir dead, Baron Frond is the first really important antagonistic NPC my players will meet. This calls for planning!


Ted
October 8, 2012
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The Non-Assassination of Jaspar Zane    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)
The best laid plans often don't survive contact with the PCs- or Character Generation

 

Ted
October 6, 2012
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The Kingmakers    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)
The umbrella sub that will hopefully, Mathom willing, link to all the submissions relating to the campaign that I am planning on running.

 

Murometz
September 21, 2012
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Moonology Manuscript    Plots  (Campaign)   (Gaming - In General)

A recently re-discovered odd treatise

Silveressa
August 8, 2012
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The Darkest of Winters: Session #22    Articles  (Campaign)   (Gaming - In General)

 

“There’s another reason they call it the chain of command you know.” –Riley, recalling his military training.

“Because they tie you in chains if you don’t obey it?” –Renee, taking a wild guess.

“Because the lives of everyone under your command weighs like a ball and chain around your neck.” –Riley, remembering the troops who looked to him for leadership in the Gulf war.

Silveressa
August 8, 2012
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The Darkest of Winters: Session #21    Articles  (Campaign)   (Gaming - In General)

 

“In light of this whole zombie plague I’m thinking they’re going to have to redefine R.I.P to Rise in Putrescence.” –Riley, recalling the usual gravestone markings.

“How about Rot In Pieces?” –Jessy, proving acronyms can mean whatever the reader intends.

Silveressa
August 4, 2012
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The Darkest of Winters: Session #20    Articles  (Campaign)   (Gaming - In General)

 

 

“I can’t help but wonder if this whole undead business is restricted to humans or if it affects animals too.” –Riley, pondering the effects of The Wave.

“You do know humans are just another animal in the grand scheme of evolution right?" –Renee, showing off her intellect yet again.

“Ssh! Not so loud, you might tempt fate into having us find out!” -Heather, displaying an unusually superstitious fear of fate. (And of tempting the GM)

Silveressa
August 4, 2012
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The Darkest of Winters: Session #19    Articles  (Campaign)   (Gaming - In General)

“Thomas Baker? An interesting name for a Bakery store owner.” –Heather, musing over their new acquaintances name.

“Back in the day it was common for people to have last names based on their profession. Smith would be a blacksmith, Carpenter a woodworker, and so forth." –Renee, showing off her intellect.

“If that’s true, then what about John Hancock?” Jessy, being a dirty old man, like usual.

caesar193
August 2, 2012
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First Encounters with an Unknown Tribe    Articles  (Campaign)   (Gaming - In General)

The great Wall Mounts have been scaled, or your ship's technology has reached a level in which it is possible to cross the oceans. And when the PCs or NPCs find other people, unknown people, what happens? Carnage.

caesar193
July 26, 2012
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Magic: How it destroys conventional (medieval) seige    Articles  (Campaign)   (Gaming - In General)

"Your wall is impenetrable, eh? Its so thick it can withstand 100s of direct hits from any siege engine? I have but one word for you: magic."

Silveressa
July 20, 2012
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The Darkest of Winters: Session #18    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

 

“What made you think all these naked dummies were zombies?” –Renee, still amazed at Jessy’s lack of control.

“Because normal people don’t stand around naked in the rain?" –Jessy, displaying his “common sense.”

Silveressa
July 20, 2012
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The Darkest of Winters: Session #17    Articles  (Campaign)   (Gaming - In General)

 

“Do ya think we should offer any of these panties to Heather to replace her missing set?” –Riley, referencing the lingerie covering his windshield.

“And ruin the best form of entertainment around now pay per view is gone?” –Jessy, being a dirty old man like usual.

Silveressa
July 20, 2012
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The Darkest of Winters: Session #16    Articles  (Campaign)   (Gaming - In General)

 

“Ya know, I never took Riley for the hearts & kisses boxer shorts type of mechanic.” –Heather, commenting on Riley’s choice of undergarments.

“Could be he was inspired by your short skirt and no undergarment approach to every day life?”-Renee, commenting on Heather’s choice of no undergarments.

Silveressa
July 20, 2012
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The Darkest of Winters: Session #15    Articles  (Campaign)   (Gaming - Genre)

“Fists of Fury? I wonder if these bandits ever realized their intimidatin’ name sounds more like the title of a gay porno?” –Jessy, pondering how much of a threat the prison gang truly poses..

“I’m going to do you a favor and not ask how you know so much about gay porno titles okay?”-Riley, not missing the opportunity to poke fun at the old man.

“Do yourself a favor and never visit one of those 24 hour video rental stores to make a phone call when your truck breaks down.” –Jessy, remembering the first and last time he frequented an adult video store.

Silveressa
July 11, 2012
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The Darkest of Winters: Session #14    Articles  (Campaign)   (Gaming - In General)

“Man I could really go for a burrito; do ya think Taco Bell still has anything edible in their freezers?” –Tommy, longing for fast food.

“I doubt it, the powers out across most of the country, and after a few months without juice their freezers are prolly pretty nasty.”-Renee, reminding him of the unpleasantness of reality.

“It’s Taco Bell, I doubt you’d notice any difference.” –Heather, remembering her last unpleasant visit to the food chain.

Silveressa
July 11, 2012
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The Darkest of Winters: Session #13    Articles  (Campaign)   (Gaming - In General)

“At least with most of the industrial plants off line the air pollution level of the world will go down. Soon you’ll be able to smell a rose bush a few hundred yards away.”–Renee, noting one of the few bright points to the collapse of civilization.

“Yep, before long everyone will be able to enjoy the scent of rotten cadavers on the evening breeze for miles.”-Jessy, pointing out the unpleasantly obvious.

“Given their stench hides the reek of your cigars I can’t rightly complain.” –Heather, wishing Jessy would give up his nasty habit.

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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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