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Michael Jotne Slayer
November 8, 2007
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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?

October 25, 2007
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Comments: 2
Ideas: 8
Votes: 1 / 3.500000
Effects of Touching Powerful Evil Artifacts    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Nooo!!! Don’t… touch that….

October 9, 2007
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Votes: 3 / 2.833333
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!

September 3, 2007
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 20 / 4.600000
5 Room Dungeon    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

Tips on how to create five room dungeons that can be used for any location, are short, are quick to plan, easy to polish and plan, flexible in size and easy to integrate into your campaign.

August 26, 2007
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Comments: 17
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?

July 21, 2007
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Votes: 2 / 4.000000
Plot Generation    Articles  (Scenario)   (Game Mastering)

You can have a world, you can have players. They might have even made characters that were so beautifully crafted that you cried when reviewing them. But if you don’t have a plot, your game ain’t goin’ nowhere.

May 17, 2007
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Ideas: 8
Votes: 7 / 4.357143
So my characters have a pile of gold...    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Was the treasure horde too large? Or the employer too generous? Ohhh, there are so many ways of depriving heroes of their more or less deserved wealth.

May 16, 2007
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 1
Votes: 4 / 2.750000
The War Campaign    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

War is a constant in many RPG’s. I believe that I have done enough war based adventures and campaigns that I might as well share some ideas and open the stage for others to share their thoughts.

May 10, 2007
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.214286
Radiation Sickness    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Radiation sickness is a serious matter and I wanted to address it after noticing it in a post. I have created 10 severities of exposure and detailed what happens during each.

April 20, 2007
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Ideas: 23
Votes: 10 / 4.300000
Short and Sweet    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

Spare me your Epics!

March 14, 2007
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Votes: 8 / 3.937500
Legacy of the Pharaohs    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Ancient Egypt, Land of the Pharaohs:  What will you find among the eternal sands?

January 12, 2007
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Ideas: 4
Votes: 5 / 4.100000
Worksheet Settings    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

One of the most powerful tools found in the World Building 102b article is the Worksheet. Here is a place to put the settings you might make with them.

November 30, 2006
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 2
Votes: 4 / 4.000000
Against the Storms - The Kerren Setting    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

For hundreds of years colonist from Earth have lived on Kerren.  They came to Karren to live a simplier peaceful life. A pity that dream never materialized. 

Kerren is a world in an age of Saurians.  Giant megafauna live among huge trees. Smaller saurians and giant insects live in their shadows.  The Humans live in Clusters, walled cities usually along cliffs, to protect themselves. 

Kerren is a world of little metal.  The colonists expected resources to maintain a minimal level of technology.  Those resources did not exist or were unobtainable given their tools.  They adapted to the materials they had.

In short their life was simplier, but it was not peaceful. 

Zhan are extradimensonal blobs that fall from rifts caused by electrical storms.  Zhan infect living things, twisting them into rampaging monsters.  If Kerren was not dangerous enough, now “things” roamed the lands.

However, the Colonists found allies on Kerren- The Dragons. Working with this native animal species, The Ryders defend their people.  Riding their dragons they destroy Zhan as they fall before they can contaminate the world, remove Zhani monsters in Grey Zones, and wrangle Mega Fauna and Jumpers. Together with their Dragons, Ryders help build and maintain the colony.

September 2, 2006
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Ideas: 4
Votes: 5 / 4.300000
WWMWBI - There were no horses?    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.


June 9, 2006
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Votes: 5 / 4.100000
Red Herrings    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Are you a friend of adventures that bring you closer to the ultimate truth, that help you to learn your world, and teach you a valuable lesson? Or at least provide you with useful means upon your further journey? Then, my friend, better stay clear of the following things…

June 8, 2006
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Ideas: 6
Votes: 3 / 3.166667
News from the Real World    Articles  (Scenario)   (Game Mastering)

Resurrecting an old thread in a new format, here we bring you News from the Real world, where you can submit news as it translates to your game world.

Michael Jotne Slayer
June 3, 2006
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Votes: 6 / 3.833333
Open the door and enter another world.    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Game Mastering)

A small piece about roleplaying seen trough philosophical glasses. Might inspire something in your way of GMing or might remind you of something you allready knew.

Michael Jotne Slayer
June 3, 2006
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Votes: 8 / 4.062500
What Makes a Weapon Magic?    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Game Mastering)

What is required of a weapon before it can be considered magic? This article uses a few "old school" guidelines to hopefully provide us with a fresh look on the question.

May 6, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.550000
Four Maxims for World Building    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

Four maxims to remember at all times when creating a fantasy world.

March 9, 2006
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Votes: 3 / 4.166667
Tyren - Overview    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Tyren isn’t just another world for players to RP in. No, this setting goes far, far beyond that.

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       By: StrangeLands

A tribal society which lives on the harsh Northern Plains consider it dishonourable to slay an enemy without looking it full in the face. Any missile weapon is treated with derision and contempt, while rangers and other archers are denied entrance to the tribal villages.

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