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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.

Kassil
March 24, 2008
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Votes: 4 / 4.375000
Races of Kuramen    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)

The races of Kuramen are a strange lot, descending down a long lineage from the First Race; prone to dramatic evolutions and born to a world divided, each does the best it can to survive.

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

Organs, Offal, and Viscera.

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.

Pariah
March 10, 2008
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Votes: 4 / 3.750000
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

Kassil
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?

manfred
December 13, 2007
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FTL and the wormhole thing    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)

In pretty much every single sci-fi there is one thing common for all the seemingly different faster-than-light drives.

Stephie
December 10, 2007
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Votes: 14 / 4.607143
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).

manfred
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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Votes: 3 / 3.833333
Healing Herbs    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

A collection of healing Herbs.

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 8, 2007
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Ideas: 20
Votes: 8 / 4.125000
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?

valadaar
October 25, 2007
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Ideas: 8
Votes: 1 / 3.500000
Effects of Touching Powerful Evil Artifacts    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Nooo!!! Don’t… touch that….

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.

Corinth
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!

Chaosmark
August 26, 2007
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Ideas: 2
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?

Siren no Orakio
August 6, 2007
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Votes: 8 / 4.000000
Basic Nanotechnology Primer    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)

Nano-technology - Not Sufficiently Advanced, as per the Arthur C. Clarke gold standard of sufficiently advanced technology.

Siren no Orakio
July 19, 2007
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Votes: 10 / 4.450000
On the Construction of Swords    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

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

manfred
June 18, 2007
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Votes: 4 / 4.500000
Terraforming    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)

"...a process of planetary engineering, specifically directed at enhancing the capacity of an extra-terrestrial planetary environment to support life. The ultimate in terraforming would be to create an uncontained planetary biosphere emulating all the functions of the biosphere of the Earth, one that would be fully habitable for human beings."

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       By: Monument

THE COVEN
When the characters approach a clearing in the forest, they will see 4 ogres who are guarding, and preventing from escape, 4 human males, and 3 human females. The ogres will see the party and leap to attack. The females will scream "OUR SAVIORS!!" and run screaming straight across the currently forming battlefield, in between ogres and party members, to hide behind the rearmost party members. They will be safe there. The males will try to skirt the battle to the north side to join the women.

To the south, giants will be hiding in the thick underbrush until the party has engaged the ogres and then attack the most opportune target EXCEPT the ones that the females are next to.

It should be noted that the female commoners are not female commoners at all, nor are the male commoners actually male commoners. The female commoners are the hags, who have polymorphed themselves as the commoners in their stewpot to escape detection. The males skirting the battle are actually MORE ogres, the hags were in the process of polymorphing ALL the ogres into regular humans for ambush purposes. The REAL commoners are already dead, having found their way into the coven's cauldron for dinner.

The hags (the women) will position themselves near to any spellcasters in the rear first, and then near anyone else in the back of the fight. The ogres (the men) will wait until the hags shift form, and then attack first the rear folks, then shift into the melee.

It is possible that the characters, as they approach the ogres, will notice the giants in the bush, and be able to warn the others of the ambush.

GAME NOTES: If you sell the screaming women correctly, they will not even be suspected until it is too late. Therein lay the problem. This encounter is ESPECIALLY deadly to the rear eschelon of the party. It is entirely possible that the hags will finish off half the party before they even realize they have been duped. Caution is required if the game master wishes to avoid a TPK(total party kill).

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