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February 25, 2018
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7 Things Wrong with The Walking Dead    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Game Mastering)

The Walking Dead has seen its rating plummet and critics score fall as well. This is not a fluke, and can be ascribed to a number of issues.

September 29, 2017
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Maia    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

Codex for the Maian Submissions, so they can be seen in order.

February 19, 2017
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Musings on the Stolen World    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

More a note to myself on Stolen World topics

November 28, 2016
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So How Was That Made?    Articles  (Other Gaming)   (Game Mastering)

Herin are a number of ways your magic item might come into being, apart from something you order from your local wizard.

November 14, 2016
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Enigma Ciphers    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

The Enigma - the 'unbreakable' German WWII cipher that has become an icon of cryptography and mystery. Learn how it works and why it is a great cipher for role-playing games.

November 9, 2016
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Degrees of Possession    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Possession is never as simple as you may think....

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.

July 30, 2016
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Terminal    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

GAMEOS 2.7.11+ (DEFAULT, APR 17 2016, 14:00:29)
[GCC 5.3.1 20160413]
>>> Mageek
>>> LIST
ProjectX secret.txt plot_hook.txt evil_company_hierarchy.txt myplan.txt
>>> OPEN secret.txt
>>> OPEN plot_hook.txt
OPENING plot_hook.txt

Let the games begin...

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.

November 30, 2015
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Managing Reputation    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

A proposed system for managing a party's reputation with various NPCs

October 24, 2015
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Cryptic Language - Tolkien Hobbit Runes    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

Dwarven runes are (mostly) an alphabetic substitution cipher on the Futhark runes. An oldie but goodie from Tolkien!

August 31, 2015
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How To Make Your Orcs TRULY Horrific    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

Someone complained that orcs, in the campaigns he knew, were just cannon fodder -- there was nothing horrible, or terrifying, about them. This was the answer I gave. It proved a controversial one, and some may think it takes a stronger stomach to contemplate than they appreciate. This is your content warning: if you're easily revolted, I won't mind if you give this one a miss.

August 31, 2015
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On LGBT Characters    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

I had someone ask me, recently, why I not only allowed such characters in my campaign, but didn't seem to care that anyone wanted to do so. Parts of my response seemed worth sharing.

January 19, 2015
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Armor Restrictions Apply....Of Course    Articles  (Fiction)   (Game Mastering)

"Let the Wookie Win"

January 2, 2015
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31 years IRL(33 ish!) of my Mysantia Campaign    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

A study of my VERY long running game. A work in progress that will prob never be finished

10/81 - 1/14 RIP

December 14, 2014
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A simple start for a new dungeon    Articles  (Scenario)   (Game Mastering)

Have a dungeon that could fit anywhere? Want to get the heroes there in a hurry? Try this.

December 13, 2014
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Why is Ireland such a Hotspot for Supernatural Activity?    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

I can explain! Really! (Note: This is for my Demon Hunting Campaign set in 1640's Ireland, so here be campaign specific dragons.)

August 21, 2014
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7 Things about Team Building    Articles  (Fiction)   (Game Mastering)

The team is the functional core of a story, and as such, team building is vital to the flow of the story.

April 26, 2014
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Evolutionary Theology    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

From sticks and stones to the modern faith. (May be offensive to some readers, read with caution)

April 10, 2014
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Rage!    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

"Thandrar was seeing red, the frustration was building as he traded blow after blow with his enemy. Their blade lashed out and drew blood, but instead of weakening Thandrar, he was energized - the last straw! His pent up rage and frustration peaked and he smote his foe with such force as to bisect the fool, bathing himself, his blade and the floor in blood and gore."

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