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Cheka Man
January 31, 2017
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7 Types of Rulers    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - In General)

So the PCs need the help of the ruler/s do they? It makes a big difference depending on what kind of rulers they are appealing to. What works well in one case may not work well in another.

Pariah
November 3, 2014
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Propulsion and Station Keeping    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - In General)
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Cheka Man
February 24, 2014
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7 Ways To Control Monarchs    Systems  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - In General)

Many, perhaps most fantasy lands are monarchies, which can be ruled well when the monarch is a clever and able man or woman devoted to his or her people. But what happens when the monarch is ill, or is tyrannically cruel, or a young child, or is otherwise blatantly unfit to rule? How can he or she be dealt with without risking civil war as powerful nobles fight for the crown?

Scrasamax
October 18, 2012
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Levels of Engagement    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - In General)

The Cosmic Era setting operates on a number of different levels of engagement.

caesar193
August 20, 2012
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The Maze and the Labyrinth    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - In General)

"So's ya want ta know about the maze and the labyrinth? There's a difference, ya know. The maze is more like a, a, puzzle, a puzzle where ya wander and gets lost. An' a labyrinth is more... straight, ai guess, straight with curves, if'n ya gets what I'm sayin'."

-Old Gerald, man in the pub.

Pariah
March 6, 2012
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Common    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - In General)

One thing holds consistent across the numerous worlds of science fiction and fantasy: everyone speaks the same language. Whether it's Lojban, English, Common, or the High Tongue of the Autumn Empire; there's one language that everyone knows, unless plot demands otherwise.

OmegaDraco
August 29, 2011
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Apportation Research    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - In General)

 

Confiscated log entries concerning research, particle scanners, micromachines, and computer software on the subject of Teleportation.

ArchPegasus
September 25, 2008
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Magic as a Cause for Technology    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - In General)

Sticks.. vines.. simple engineering… hut!  Coconut… scry magic..  Radio!!

manfred
October 9, 2006
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Afterlife    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - In General)

What kind of interesting Afterlife(s) do the people have in your game world(s), whether they believe in it or for real? Is there hell(s), or paradise(s), or something in-between? What happens when people die?

Scrasamax
March 29, 2006
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The Old World    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - In General)

Many times the Old World has been mentioned in my works. Submitted for your approval…The Old World.

Druid_Wiking
February 14, 2006
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Legal Codes    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - In General)

A guide on creating legal codes for games, history, examples, and why bother?

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Quool's Tide

       By: Murometz

Once every decade on the eve of St. Poskov's Day during mid-winter, the coastal city of Tiyabon experiences a horrific event. Quool's Tide rolls in, depositing hundreds of bloated, fish-eaten corpses upon the pebbly shores of Tiyabon's wide bay. This singularity is to this day unexplained, though countless theories abound. It is said for example, that these corpses are not eaten by the myriad fish of the seas completely, due to the fear all creatures of the seas hold for Quool.

Named for Quool, a terrible, antediluvian god of seas and storms, who no longer exists for he has no worshipers, the Tide chokes the beaches and surf with the countless rotting bodies of those who had perished at sea in a violent way.

Almost immediately, the lifeless corpses are fed upon by crabs, gulls, and worse things that await the horrid feast. The townsfolk let nature take it course with disinterested disgust, though lately some enterprising adventurers have taken to searching along the beaches of flesh for former deceased companions, with intentions of raising them again!

Surprisingly no undead ever rise from among the many corpses. This is also a mystery.

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