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Skull
November 5, 2016
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Mind Control and You.... and Them...    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)

Mind control abilities have always been avoided or very poorly executed due to their extremely powerful/angering nature so here are some tips on how to use it properly to enhance your game.

Clemmensen
July 5, 2016
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The 4 Sentence Tool    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)

The 4 Sentence Tool is a quick way to describe a NPCs personality in greater detail using the 4 sentences: Fascinated by, Seduced by, Offended by and Frightened by.

Knowing more about your NPC's personality and behavioral patterns as a GM, makes it easier for you to interact with the players and create memorable NPCs.

Morningstar
August 26, 2015
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Voting    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Citadel Help)

Just in case, and because some others have put these up.

Mageek
July 19, 2015
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Compatible Time Travel    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Players)

Time manipulation has a special place in the realm of the supernatural. It offers endless possibilities and limitless power, but because of this can easily become game-breaking, create onerous repetition, or cause excessive confusion. This post has taken special care to present chrono-themed special abilities that play well with others and mesh with the role-playing format, all while still presenting a new collection of choices and mechanics to explore.

fantomx11
June 28, 2015
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Collaborative Storytelling Through Google Docs    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - In General)

Google Docs allows multiple people to edit a document simultaneously. How can this be used in gaming?

axlerowes
February 16, 2015
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TRANSFORMERS RPG: Part 2    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - Genre)

Transformers RPG: Rules for Driving and Flying, Rules for Skill checks and skill Descriptions

axlerowes
February 16, 2015
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TRANSFORMERS RPG: Part 1    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - Genre)

A TRANSFORMERS RPG TO TRY AND CAPTURE THE SPARK OF THE G1 CARTOON SERIES

Scrasamax
January 3, 2015
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30 Military Vehicle Flaws    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - Genre)

Extracted from the 30 Mecha Design Flaws submission. Edited and reconfigured as a setting neutral piece for use in military aspected settings and most if not all flaws can be used on any vehicle or large piece of hardware.

Kassy
May 30, 2014
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500 Word Submission    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Citadel Help)

And thirdly, the code is more what you'd call "guidelines" than actual rules. - Barbossa to Elizabeth, Pirates of the Caribbean.

valadaar
March 11, 2014
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Valadaars First Submission Advice    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Citadel Help)

The author's quips and comments on making the most of your first submission

Kassy
June 8, 2013
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Votes: 10 / 2.900000
My Voting Practices    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Citadel Help)

A guide for other users to better understand my voting criteria and what my votes mean.

Strolen
August 18, 2012
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New to Strolen's Citadel    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Citadel Help)

A quick walk through some of what makes Strolen's Citadel.

Strolen
August 18, 2012
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Your First Submission    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Citadel Help)

So you are here. You are brand new or have been browsing for years and you think you are ready to plunge in. DO IT!! Do it NOW!

Strolen
August 18, 2012
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Linking Submissions    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Citadel Help)

How to link submissions in Strolen's Citadel.

Strolen
August 18, 2012
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Not Sure What To Do?    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Citadel Help)

A few threads that are itching for additions or collaboration to get you started at Strolen's Citadel.

EmilioV
July 27, 2012
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Evoking Places in a Game    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)

A set of basic things to remember that will aid your description of the places your players are in.

Scrasamax
July 27, 2012
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7 Things about War and Magic    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - Genre)

Caeser193 recently posted an article about how magic has made war obsolete, below please find seven ways to keep magic and magic users from dominating warfare

Forganthus
June 16, 2012
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How I Vote    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Citadel Help)

When photons bounce off your subs and into my retinas, this is how my headmeats give me numerals.

JohnnFour
November 7, 2011
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How To Create Deep & Compelling Magic Item Backgrounds In Just 60 Seconds    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - In General)

Give your magic item a quick history. Then use the history to tie a whole bunch of things together that will make you look like a genius.

JohnnFour
October 27, 2011
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How To Create Great Magic Items In Just Three Minutes    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)

Busy GMs need help prepping for games faster. And you can create fantastic magic items in just three minutes using my stat block.

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Revenge

       By: Dragon Lord



The local band of 'nasties' (goblins / orcs / whatever) lives in relative peace with the local population.

Along come the PCs and go through their usual heroic monster bashing routine, wiping out the nasties and pinching all their stuff, then continue on their way.

Problem is, they don't kill ALL he nasties. The survivors want revenge and, after spending a few months recovering, start to take it in their own inimitable style (which is not unlike that of the PCs come to think of it).

Next time the PCs are in the area they find themselves VERY unpopular with the townsfolk.

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