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WAR10CK
February 12, 2018
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Possession and interaction with entities, now with more science and less woo woo    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

How to describe possession by or interaction with an entity be it a demon or otherwise without having to use a ton of magical woo woo.

Scrasamax
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.

Aramax
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

valadaar
November 28, 2016
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Ideas: 2
Votes: 4 / 3.375000
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.

Mageek
November 14, 2016
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Votes: 3 / 4.833333
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.

valadaar
November 9, 2016
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Ideas: 1
Votes: 5 / 3.700000
Degrees of Possession    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

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

Skull
November 5, 2016
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Votes: 5 / 4.400000
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.

Mageek
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]
TYPE "HELP" FOR MORE
WHAT IS YOUR NAME?
>>> Mageek
WELCOME, MAGEEK
>>> LIST
LIST WHAT?
>>> LIST FILES
ProjectX secret.txt plot_hook.txt evil_company_hierarchy.txt myplan.txt
>>> OPEN secret.txt
CANNOT OPEN secret.txt. PERMISSION DENIED
>>> OPEN plot_hook.txt
OPENING plot_hook.txt

Let the games begin...

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.

Dossta
November 30, 2015
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Votes: 4 / 3.875000
Managing Reputation    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

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

Mageek
October 24, 2015
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Votes: 2 / 3.500000
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!

Morningstar
August 31, 2015
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Ideas: 1
Votes: 4 / 3.875000
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.

Morningstar
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.

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

"Let the Wookie Win"

Aramax
January 2, 2015
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Ideas: 6
Votes: 5 / 3.500000
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

Stork
December 14, 2014
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Votes: 3 / 4.000000
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.

Ted
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.)

Scrasamax
August 21, 2014
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Votes: 6 / 4.583333
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.

Scrasamax
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)

valadaar
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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The Needy Dead

       By: Murometz

The PCs are hired by undead to rid their village community of an invasive necromancer.

As the PCs make their way, wherever they are going, they spot two zombies. The zombies approach but before the cleric can turn them, one starts throwing coins at the PCs while the other pleads with them, unable to pronounce the letters "L" and "H" due to some missing gums. "Peeth issen...no 'arm...coin...peeth issen!"

If the PCs don't slaughter the two zombies immediately, they will eventually come to learn that the two were chosen to find help by their brethren. The zombies want to hire the PCs to rid their community of an unwanted pest. An opportunistic necromancer.

Apparently, a small benign community of undead have taken residence in an abandoned village, living out their undeath as peacefully as the undead can. Recently, a malicious necromancer has invaded the village, and plans to enslave the entire populace with his malignant spells, raising a small army.

The PCs must battle the vile necromancer, even as he animates the very folks who hired the PCs in the first place, to slaughter them.

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