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Scrasamax
July 27, 2013
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Cosmic Era Glossary    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

collection of terms used in the Cosmic Era not large enough to warrant their own submissions.

valadaar
April 30, 2013
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A Collection Of Friday Freetexts    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

A summary of the various Freetext Friday Freetexts, in one spot.

valadaar
March 22, 2013
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The Citadels Name Exchange    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Bring out your Names!

Murometz
September 25, 2012
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Dwarven proverbs, sayings, quotes, anecdotes and euphemisms    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Looking for Dwarven proverbs, sayings, euphemisms, quotes, and anecdotes? We are too!  Please help the fledgling Dwarven Guild in its infancy stages! Looking to make a list of 101+ with the help of our beardless brethren!

Ancient Gamer
August 3, 2011
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A New Take on Hell    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Hell. A place of suffering and torment, a often used and cliche ridden place that every GM has to relate to.

 

Silveressa
January 15, 2011
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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.

Pieh
October 6, 2010
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30 Orcish Gifts (For Services Rendered)    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

30 Orcish Ornamentations of Outlandish Awesomeness and Some Ordinarily Uninteresting Objects Overcome with Ogreish Opulence!

Murometz
October 5, 2010
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30 Halfling Gifts (For Services Rendered)    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

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

manfred
December 21, 2009
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The many ways to intelligence    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

How does a given species become intelligent? Why does one turn from somewhat smart to actually sentient, and another doesn't? What is the magic formula, if there is one?

Kuseru Satsujin
July 13, 2009
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Kuseru Satsujin's Guide to Sake    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

This is an editted version of an article I did many years ago covering the basic information about sake.

Moonlake
March 8, 2009
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Posting Advice    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

A Codex for tips about posts in the various categories

Scrasamax
February 21, 2009
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Diseases. Incomplete and currently abandoned    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Diseases. Incomplete and currently abandoned

valadaar
October 3, 2008
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The Magic of Food    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Ruminations on the role of Magic and Food.

MoonHunter
April 17, 2008
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Grue - An Explanation    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.

Murometz
March 13, 2008
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The Insides    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Organs, Offal, and Viscera.

Pariah
March 10, 2008
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Nature's Toll - Weathering and Decay    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Do not gather and heap up and store for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust and worm consume and destroy, and where thieves break through and steal. Matthew 6:19 KJV

Stephie
December 10, 2007
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Court Etiquette: Do's and Don'ts    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

When dealing with nobility and court settings, players can sometimes skip the roleplay aspect and jump straight to behavior such as, "I bow, greet all in the court, and ask the duke for his assistance."  While in most scenarios this type of action is sufficient, taking it a step further can enhance gameplay (or maybe even manipulate a plotline).

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 8, 2007
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Healing Herbs    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

A collection of healing Herbs.

Scrasamax
October 23, 2007
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Location Commodities    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Luchildsburg? Yeah I remember that place, they had the black ale that tasted so bad.

Siren no Orakio
July 19, 2007
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On the Construction of Swords    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

The proper names and descriptions of a sword’s parts.

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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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