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axlerowes
September 19, 2016
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Brothers, Gods and a Giant Skeletonize    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

A story for Tusserk's writing game.

Longspeak
September 13, 2016
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The Scribe of Far Wind    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

Immortality, at any cost

Scrasamax
September 4, 2016
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Cosmetic Tropes of the Cosmic Era    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)

Life imitates art, and art imitates life

axlerowes
August 17, 2016
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Rumpelstiltskin in the Cosmic Era    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

Why would anyone want a child?

Scrasamax
June 2, 2016
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Life in this So Called Cosmic Era    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)

From the cradle to the grave, the small things that define every human life.

Scrasamax
May 17, 2016
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Caught in the Vortex    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

Hello? Is there anybody out there, can anybody hear me?

Scrasamax
March 5, 2016
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The Petroleum Era    Articles  (Campaign)   (Gaming - Genre)

The Cosmic Era starts now, in the era of fossil fuels.

Scrasamax
February 21, 2016
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7 Things About Food in the Cosmic Era    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)

The secret horrors of food in the Cosmic Era

Scrasamax
December 30, 2015
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Ocaslan Planning    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)

Based on the system gaming research of Petroleum Era technologist Vincent Ocasla, Ocaslan planning maximizes the efficiency of everything from planned settlements to space habitats and arcology plans.

Scrasamax
December 18, 2015
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7 Futurists Predict the Cosmic Era    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - Genre)

Found this article in 'the facebooks' and it read like a breakdown of the Cosmic Era.

Longspeak
September 2, 2015
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Legacy, Part IV - Secrets    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

Confronting the men who were about to break into his flat, Kevin hopes for answers. Instead, he finds more unanswered questions.

fantomx11
June 26, 2015
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Steam Mice    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)

It is the height of the Victorian Age. London is the shining jewel in the most expansive empire the world has known. It is a good time to be a British citizen. The only problem is, you're a mouse.

fantomx11
June 26, 2015
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Magitech Space Opera    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)

Space travel is achieved by exposing Aerstones to mana while ancient threats awaken throughout the galaxy.

Moonlake
June 21, 2015
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Chinese Lore- Weapons, Myths and Others    Articles  (Campaign)   (Gaming - Genre)

The one-stop Codex to peruse Chinese lore at your leisure. Eventually, this collection would include: weapons (blades, spears and bows), instruments (a particular type of string instrument known as the guqin), horses, myths (creation myths, legendary figures and folklore stories) and others (lifeforms, historical ranking systems and other topics subject to author whims and popular demand).

Scrasamax
May 20, 2015
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The Great Filter    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)

Part of the Fermi Paradox, the Great Filter is one of the explanations as to why intelligent alien life hasn't been discovered.

Scrasamax
April 28, 2015
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7 Things Wrong with Godzilla 2014    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - Genre)

Everything wrong with the 2014 Godzilla

Spoilers, obviously

Scrasamax
March 18, 2015
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KaijuPunk    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

Big monsters and low lifes

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

Moonlake
January 26, 2015
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The Return of the White Deer- Chapter 14    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

A new-school fantasy novel based on my Crunalan society of the Dragon Empire setting and various historical characters whose stories have been mangled up by the author’s imagination. Most critical readers welcomed!

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Corpse Herders

       By: Murometz

The Jiangsi was the name of an undead being in Chinese folklore and mythology. Usually translated as zombie or vampire for Western palates, the Jiangsi was really neither. They appeared as simply risen, fresh corpses. They moved (peculiarly!) by hopping rather than walking, and sought out the living to suck the Qilife force from their victims.

Perhaps significantly more interesting than the Jiangsi itself, was the lore surrounding them. "Zombie wranglers", or "Corpse Herders", usually Daoist priests, were men tasked with delivering these undead beings back to their respective home towns. Tradition in China placed great importance and emphasis on the return of the dead to their homes and families, and thus the corpse herders came to be. By using magick words and talismans they would animate the dead, and by placing specially inscribed parchments of paper over the Jiangsi heads and faces, the corpse herders would be able to control the hopping corpses. Then like pied pipers, they would lead processions of subdued undead, across many miles, rhythmically chanting and ringing tiny bells.

Special inns were built across China to house these undead caravans, as the zombies could only travel by evening and night, the sun anathema to them. Rows of doors opening to barely a closet-space, lined the walls of these special establishments. Behind these doors, the corpses would be stored upright while the corpse herders rested in rooms.

The Jiangsi under the control of a corpse herder were quite harmless, merely hopping after him, silently and without complaint, for weeks and months. If however, the magicked parchment would somehow be removed from their faces, the creatures would immediately seek living humans to kill. Their thirst for Qi was unquenchable.

The job of a corpse herder was an interesting one to say the least.

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