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Moonlake
June 8, 2015
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Chinese Mythical Life forms    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

A collection of Chinese Mythical Lifeforms compiled from online sources

Moonlake
May 9, 2015
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A compendium of different Chinese ranking systems    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

An overview of various ranking system in ancient China (main sources used come from the Chinese version of Wiki)

Moonlake
November 23, 2014
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30 Chinese Archaic Names    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

An companion to my 101 Chinese Modern Names sub, but for an ancient setting. This is an etymology centred piece with more extended entries compared to the earlier one which is in list form. Spelling is based on Mandarin unless otherwise indicated (the other variation offered is Cantonese which is easier to pronounce given that it is spelt from the English alphabet, at least the HK version that I’m using, rather than the Chinese pinyin)

Moonlake
November 10, 2014
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101 Chinese Modern names    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

A list of 101 Chinese names in Modern day setting (mostly), with meanings provided. All spellings are based on Mandarin (minus inflections). The contents here have been converted into a Chinese Name generator.

Moonlake
November 4, 2014
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Trash and Treasure of Ideas    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Random passages coming from my less than daily attempts at writing exercises. In particular, some of them came about since I had come across what is known as the S+7 game where you replace all the nouns/adjectives/verbs with another word of the corresponding class that is the first one encountered counting 7 or more spaces in a dictionary. Mine this trove of trash or treasure of ideas at your pleasure.

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 9, 2009
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Posting Systems    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

tips on posting Systems (part of the Codex Posting Advice)

Moonlake
March 9, 2009
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Posting Locations    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

tips on posting Locations (part of the Codex Posting Advice)

Moonlake
March 9, 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.

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Castoria, Land of Shattered Stars

       By: Veretrix

Castoria was once a thriving and prosperous nation, a rich trade center for the surrounding lands. This all changed when, on one fateful night nearly a century ago, the Mist of Eternity rolled in and surrounded the land, obscuring more of the outside world as days and nights passed.

By the time the Mist blocked out the sun, a new light shone during what was assumed to be daytime: The Starpoint Spire, a mysterious place atop Castoria's highest peak in the northern-central region. Some say that there is some sort of building atop the mountain shining the dim "sunlight" onto the land, but it is only ever too bright or too dark to fully make out any structure, not to mention the mountain's immense height.

Not a month after the Spire's light lit up, the stars fell. Flaming rocks and debris from far-flung edges of space plummeted downward onto the eastern region of Castoria. Once the shower subsided, a strange energy from within the fallen stars transformed the eastern lands in what are now known as The Voidwastes, a barren gray land littered with craters and strange alien creatures (these can vary, but I had Pathfinder's Akatas in mind).

To the south, strange mechanism of eldritch origin are again at work after aeons of rest in the Ruins of Kchuthngnl, an ancient city of non-human creation that is estimated by scholars to be no less that five millennia old.

To the west, the once peaceful and serene forest, now known as The Plagued Woods, has been experiencing corruptions of the wildlife and humanoids living there. Some humans have reported creatures that appear not unlike a halfling, except that they can open their mouths to massive proportions to swallow creatures the size of an ogre.

When adventurers and citizens alike try to make an escape from Castoria, they are never seen again, and it is utterly unknown whether they found hopeful sanctuary or agonizing death withing the Mist's depths.

What is unknown to all residents of Castoria is that all of these events occurred because of the actions of a secret but powerful cult loyal to the Elder Gods who call the space between the planes their abhorrent home. The cult still lives on, larger than ever, and their plan is for the alien horrors to incubate and thrive within the dome of mist that now envelops Castoria, so that when the Elder Gods return as the cult's prophecy foretells, they will have an army of blasphemous creation at their disposal that they will use to make war with and enslave the denizens of the Material Plane.

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