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November 14, 2016
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Enigma Ciphers    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

The Enigma - the 'unbreakable' German WWII cipher that has become an icon of cryptography and mystery. Learn how it works and why it is a great cipher for role-playing games.

November 9, 2016
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Votes: 5 / 3.700000
Degrees of Possession    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Possession is never as simple as you may think....

July 30, 2016
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Terminal    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

GAMEOS 2.7.11+ (DEFAULT, APR 17 2016, 14:00:29)
[GCC 5.3.1 20160413]
>>> Mageek
>>> LIST
ProjectX secret.txt plot_hook.txt evil_company_hierarchy.txt myplan.txt
>>> OPEN secret.txt
>>> OPEN plot_hook.txt
OPENING plot_hook.txt

Let the games begin...

September 22, 2012
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ScrasTech Templates    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

that I'm tired of getting the book out to look up the salient points

September 20, 2012
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A Guide to Metals and Their Properties    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

A Mastersmiths' guide to metals of worth and the knowledge you will need to become a true Master of Metals.

by Master Blademsith Cethrik Hammerstone

Master of the Thirteeth Blade, Bladesmith to King Regrare Alderkin, Maker of Caldebane - The Ever Cutting Blade

June 6, 2012
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30 Ways to Cheat Death    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Everyone dies. But delaying that impending sentence is the holy grail. Science, scorcery, and wishful thinking do all in their power to bestow such delays. Be your deeds pure or evil, cheating death is neither easy nor reliable.

May 21, 2012
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30 Simple Rhyming Riddles    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Wanderers beware, these gates open not,

Except to those only who the way have bought.

You may purchase the right to pass me by,

By each guessing my riddles. Care to try?

November 22, 2010
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Votes: 6 / 4.333333
30 Prophecies    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

"Prophecy today is hardly the romantic business that it used to be. The old tools of the trade, like the sword, the hair shirt, and the long fast in the wilderness, have given way to more contemporary, mundane instruments of doom --the book, the picket and the petition, the sit-in at City Hall."

- Jane Kramer

Kuseru Satsujin
March 11, 2008
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Creating Martial Art Styles    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Some guidelines on making workable martial art styles within a game.

January 4, 2008
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101 Components of Alchemy    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Potions and other alchemical concoctions are often no more than funny-colored water in a bottle; what of the strange and unusual components used to craft these marvelous items?

November 23, 2007
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Nature not as innocent    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Sometimes is the true face of a thing forgotten, when you live in comfort, and are not forced to coexist with it.

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 8, 2007
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Landscape Description    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

The landscape is a product of nature’s own processes and humanoid activities troughout centuries or millenia.
How can we capture this in our stories, and deliver vivid and semi authentic descriptions?

October 25, 2007
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Effects of Touching Powerful Evil Artifacts    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Nooo!!! Don’t… touch that….

October 9, 2007
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Phobias    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Curse those greedy delvers! But what with? I know! How about Aurophobia, fear of gold? Or Barophobia, fear of gravity? And I can hit that annoying wizard with Bibliophobia, no more spells for him!

August 26, 2007
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Votes: 5 / 3.900000
WWMWBI - If Time Travel Were Possible?    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

The stream of time can suddenly be breached. What happens now?

May 17, 2007
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So my characters have a pile of gold...    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Was the treasure horde too large? Or the employer too generous? Ohhh, there are so many ways of depriving heroes of their more or less deserved wealth.

May 16, 2007
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Votes: 4 / 2.750000
The War Campaign    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

War is a constant in many RPG’s. I believe that I have done enough war based adventures and campaigns that I might as well share some ideas and open the stage for others to share their thoughts.

May 10, 2007
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Radiation Sickness    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Radiation sickness is a serious matter and I wanted to address it after noticing it in a post. I have created 10 severities of exposure and detailed what happens during each.

March 14, 2007
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Votes: 8 / 3.937500
Legacy of the Pharaohs    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Ancient Egypt, Land of the Pharaohs:  What will you find among the eternal sands?

September 2, 2006
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WWMWBI - There were no horses?    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.


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       By: Michael Jotne Slayer

One of the PC's falls in love with a woman who happens to be a necromancer...perhaps she/he is allied with a group working against the PCs?

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