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Cheka Man
October 1, 2013
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30 reasons why magic is mostly used for good    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

Since magic can be used so powerfully for evil, why are there not a lot more evil and/or deranged wizards around in the world?

Scrasamax
August 4, 2013
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30 Things that are Awesome    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

Just what it says on the tin.

Scrasamax
October 22, 2012
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 3
Votes: 6 / 4.000000
30 Sob Stories    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

Everyone's got a story, and I'm tired of hearing them!

Scrasamax
June 4, 2012
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Comments: 18
Ideas: 0
Votes: 15 / 4.200000
7 Things I've Learned    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

snagged from a tweet, what are seven things you've learned about writing in general, writing for gaming and gamers, or for the citadel?

Kassy
May 24, 2012
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Ideas: 5
Votes: 9 / 4.111111
How did you start?    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

After seeing the [My First Character] thread a while ago and it newly popping up in my inbox for some reason, I thought I'd add a scroll where players could share their introduction to roleplaying.

Cheka Man
November 24, 2011
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.250000
The Twelve Days of Christmas-Strolen.com Style    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

A hopefully amusing Strolen.com version of the Twelve Days of Christmas.

Scrasamax
October 21, 2011
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Votes: 4 / 3.000000
Fantasy!    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

Why is psuedo-Medieval Tolkien-esque fantasy the heart of the fantasy RPG genre?

Silveressa
April 29, 2011
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 15
Votes: 7 / 3.857143
Everything I learned about life from role-playing games    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

Similar to threads I've seen on other rpg sites, this is a collection of things I or others in my group have learned while role-playing. Feel free to add to the scroll with your memorable experiences at the table.

Murometz
January 19, 2011
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Ideas: 17
Votes: 13 / 4.346154
93 Benefits to owning a pet Crocodile    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

Inspired by # 16 on Cheka's 30 Lizard-man Gifts in-work and Coley's Chart of O' Bashing Death. A gift from the lizard-men. A pet crocodile, as loyal as a dog.

Silveressa
January 13, 2011
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Things Are Not Always As They Seem    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

This humorous short fiction piece was inspired by a late night chat with a couple gamer friends about how alien cultures would possibly interpret some of the more "colorful" aspects of our society.  

JPatterson
August 31, 2010
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Votes: 7 / 4.642857
Imagi...Imagi...whut?    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

When was the last time you truly used, focused on, for any significant length of time, your imagination; your active, conscious, willful, artistic creativity, to get back in touch with that ability to appreciate the wonder that you yourself can create and bring forth, all from within yourself? Were you ever able to do that? Did you ever do that? Can you still do it? Do you do it when you game, as player or GM? Will you do it? Could this be missing from a lot of the newer, younger RPG'ers of today?

Scrasamax
December 9, 2008
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Votes: 1 / 3.000000
Christmas Aisle Inspiration    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

Inspiration comes from strange places

Scrasamax
September 6, 2008
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Votes: 7 / 4.214286
Magic Gun Fail    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

Laser Pistol: "Sears $49.99"

Moonhunter ~ commenting on guns versus swords

Corinth
June 6, 2007
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Votes: 8 / 3.000000
The Great and Terrible Awe-Inspiring Powers of Math?    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

The TRUE origins of Magic, and dont even get me started on Prophecy.

manfred
June 1, 2007
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Worlds versus Planets    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

So what is the difference between worlds and planets?

Scrasamax
March 25, 2007
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Comments: 22
Ideas: 2
Votes: 13 / 4.115385
Game Cliches    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

...and why they should be avoided like the plague.

connor
June 17, 2006
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Votes: 1 / 2.500000
How do I play? rev7-1-09    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

Have you ever looked at a game in progress and wondered, "i dunno wat this is about."

Allow Moonhunter to posit an answer.

MoonHunter
March 27, 2006
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What is a homebrew?    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

D’hui said, “What is “homebrew”?

MoonHunter
December 13, 2005
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PC Death and the Threshold of Acceptance    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

One of the most heated topics in gaming is the arguments about player character death. Should the GM and the Players be antagonistic with each other? Should the results lay like the dice? What about story continuity and the investment in time and effort into the characters. Everyone seems to have strong opinions about this.

MoonHunter
December 13, 2005
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10 in 10    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

The journey of 1000 metaphorical miles begins with putting your hands on keys and typing away.

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the dead mechent of death

       By: celticring

To Dougles Nye money is power, a powerful wizard only newly into lich-hood

Originally the son of servants to a noble family, yet he found that life humiliating. "How could anyone stand to serve another?" he often wondered. His father, was a greedy man who offered an explanation one day “It’s all for the coin, every demanding, humiliating thing. It’s for the coin, boy."

So when Dougles began developing the potential for magic, he found a way out of a life of servitude. Learning magic though stolen books, he made his escape. Taking the all the possessions of the lord’s vaults with him. He set out to gain as much money as possible.

His gifts for magic allowed him many advantages other merchants could only dream of. Capitalized on the use of deviation magic, allowing him to always having what the city he is in needs most, whether that is wheat or weapons, poison or drug doesn’t matter to him.

Some would say he follows war, disease, famine, and political strife like a vulture looking for a nice carcass to claim. What they don’t know is he has a hand in the conflict he supposedly follows. Assassinating ruler to incite wars, casting spells that decimating crops, acting as an information broker to both sides in a conflict. Dougles is known as a man who can get what you need to some, to other a monster who capitalizes on the suffering of others.

The lich know as Dougles Nye, prefers the title ”The Merchant of Death” for that shows just how much power money has earned him.

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