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valadaar
October 3, 2008
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Ideas: 9
Votes: 9 / 4.833333
The Magic of Food    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Ruminations on the role of Magic and Food.

Ouroboros
November 16, 2010
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 5.000000
The Deserts of the Heart    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - In General)

A short story set in the Locastus universe. 

Murometz
October 5, 2010
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Comments: 25
Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 4.785714
30 Halfling Gifts (For Services Rendered)    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Save/Help the Halflings! They offer rewards. Material and otherwise.

MoonHunter
November 17, 2005
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Comments: 31
Ideas: 0
Votes: 15 / 4.766667
Winter is a Character    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

The weather is something that everyone always notices and talks about, but can’t do anything about.  It is an important part of everyone’s life, yet it seems to be ignored in games. And everything important in a game is best thought of as a character of some sort.

Longspeak
January 31, 2014
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Comments: 24
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.666667
Organic NPCs (and PCs)    Articles  (Character)   (Gaming - In General)

There are plenty of resources available to help detail characters. I wanted a way to organize and present those details in play naturally.

Murometz
December 14, 2008
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Comments: 35
Ideas: 0
Votes: 15 / 4.600000
30 Beers    Articles  (Campaign)   (Gaming - In General)

Food of the gods.

JohnnFour
October 27, 2011
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 5.000000
How To Create Great Magic Items In Just Three Minutes    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)

Busy GMs need help prepping for games faster. And you can create fantastic magic items in just three minutes using my stat block.

Scrasamax
July 27, 2012
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 1
Votes: 7 / 4.357143
7 Things about War and Magic    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - Genre)

Caeser193 recently posted an article about how magic has made war obsolete, below please find seven ways to keep magic and magic users from dominating warfare

valadaar
March 11, 2014
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Comments: 20
Ideas: 1
Votes: 8 / 4.375000
Valadaars First Submission Advice    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Citadel Help)

The author's quips and comments on making the most of your first submission

MoonHunter
October 30, 2005
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Comments: 18
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.500000
MoonHunter's Top Tips for 2003    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - In General)

I am always giving advice to various gamers on various game forums. I am constantly giving the same advice over and over again (cut/ paste repeat). Once a year I think about the advice and put together The List.

ephemeralstability
February 20, 2006
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 27
Votes: 7 / 4.428571
Character Hooks    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

I’m trying to think of alternatives for game-openings, to replace the standard “meet up in a tavern” or “adventuring group applying for a job” techniques. I know these can be easy ways to get people playing, but I’m certain there are more interesting ways…

Scrasamax
February 18, 2017
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Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 5.000000
Awake    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

For twenty seven years I lived a strange and unimaginable life, and one morning I woke up divorced from life. I was awake.

I wish I could go back to sleep

Strolen
August 7, 2011
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 1
Votes: 6 / 3.166667
Law of the Hammer    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Citadel Help)

In time long past the Citadel was new and innocent. As the years went on much was added to include the ability to vote and comment. Ever since then there has been prosperous periods where the votes and comments were just a tool and the Horde was happy. But subtle battles raged, sides were taken and votes were interpreted as acts of aggression. Much dread and drama followed these battles and authors were lost. So was birthed the Law of the Hammer.

Mourngrymn
April 16, 2011
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Comments: 23
Ideas: 20
Votes: 8 / 4.500000
My Favorite Characters    Articles  (Character)   (Gaming - In General)

Having remembered our first character’s, how many remember your favorite love? That character that will always travel with you in stories to every game session? The one that taught you how to role-play, or the one that brought the most laughs?

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
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Comments: 18
Ideas: 8
Votes: 12 / 4.041667
Social Tricks for the GM    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Players)

This is devoted to those common problems facing a GM. How do you get enough players? What do you do when there is a bad atmosphere within the group?

Everyone, please post those tips and tricks that come to mind. There is no one true solution. Different GMs, different solutions.

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
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Comments: 24
Ideas: 13
Votes: 8 / 4.750000
Loot and Rewards    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)

Some GMs, and the computer game industry too, seems to think gemstones, gold and magic weapons are the only way in which to reward the players. Most experienced GMs know this isn’t true, so I created this thread here to let us remind each other of the different alternative rewards a player can receive, and to have a place where ordinary item descriptions can be posted.

Cheka Man
December 10, 2005
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 15
Votes: 4 / 5.000000
The Mad Queen and her Daughter    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - In General)

This is the tale of how Princess Amber liberated Vallermoore from it’s mad Queen.

Silveressa
January 15, 2011
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.250000
30 Starship Air & Maintenance Duct Problems    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Cramped crawl spaces, virtually all starships have them, and usually most players ignore them. Unless a nasty alien gets loose inside the ship, even many Gms don't give them a second thought..

Here are 30 other issues that could require some crawl space access and provide an interesting sub plot.

MoonHunter
October 30, 2005
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.071429
MoonHunter's Top Tips for 2005    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - In General)

I am always giving advice to various gamers on various game forums. I am constantly giving the same advice over and over again (cut/ paste repeat). Once a year I think about the advice and put together The List.

Strolen
October 24, 2005
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Comments: 18
Ideas: 9
Votes: 9 / 4.666667
Longbows    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Does your character use the longbow? Here are some ideas to make the use of the longbow more realistic and more fun. It doesn’t have to be just another weapon. The longbow is a specialized weapon with many characteristics that make it unique and fun to role play with.

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       By: Ancient Gamer

The air had grown chill the minute they descended into the strange valley, which was unmarked on any of their maps. It was so strange here, devoid of animal life and completely silent. The horses were nervous the entire journey through the vale. As they set about to collect firewood for the campfire they could hear their own voices as dim echoes through the eerie silence.

The food didn't taste anything that evening and their sleep was cold and troubled by nightmares. While they are clearing camp the next morning, one of them stumbles over a piece of stone jutting out of the ground nearby the horses. On closer inspection there seems to be runes engraved into the polished surface. The symbols true meaning is no more known among mere mortals and if they decide to dig deeper, they will discover that it is an ancient altar buried within the soil.

Any historically oriented party member will recognize the largest symbol to be the insignia of the powerful warlock who ruled this realm several centuries ago. At their departure from the area, something will seem amiss with one of the party members and all will remember the stories of the warlock's thousand curses.

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