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Scrasamax
August 7, 2013
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The Battlemech    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)

I have attempted several articles about the mecha of the Cosmic Era, and all of them have either died in development hell or were simply deleted. This, I hope, will be the one that I see through to the finish.

Scrasamax
June 6, 2013
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Disposable You    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)

A foundation 'Secret' of the Cosmic Era

Scrasamax
June 6, 2013
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Civilian Grade Firearms    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)

The commericaly available firearms of the Cosmic Era

Forganthus
June 6, 2013
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The Worm's Nurse - Part 3    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

In which gender is discussed, mothers are remembered, and sleep is finally found.

Forganthus
June 5, 2013
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The Worm's Nurse - Part 2    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

The pair enters the wasteland.  Goat cheese is eaten.  Names are exchanged.

Forganthus
June 5, 2013
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The Worm's Nurse - Part 1    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

In which a slave is sold to an unpleasant customer.

Scrasamax
March 27, 2013
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Votes: 3 / 5.000000
Perpetual War and the Cosmic Era    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)

Meta Level submission about the nature of conflict in the Cosmic Era.

Scrasamax
February 3, 2013
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Ideas: 1
Votes: 5 / 4.500000
The Last Tank    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

A man:machine:moment article regarding the tank in the Cosmic Era

Scrasamax
January 29, 2013
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7 Things About Writing for the Cosmic Era    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)

A very brief set of guidelines for writing material in or for the Cosmic Era setting

Scrasamax
January 3, 2013
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Mainstream Consumer Phenomenon    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)
The process of a company, product, or process being adopted by and saturating the popular culture
Scrasamax
December 30, 2012
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30 Programs from the Cosmic Era    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

Programs, HoloFeeds, and S3 Sims from the Cosmic Era

caesar193
November 25, 2012
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Thrall and Yola    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)
A dwarven love between the poor Thrall Ironspear and the rich Yola Goldenaxe.
Scrasamax
November 7, 2012
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Ashes Falling from the Sky    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

A short fiction 

Scrasamax
October 27, 2012
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The Population Contraction    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)

One of the events regularly overlooked in the history of the Cosmic Era is the Population Contraction that was concurrent with the Second Dark Age.

Scrasamax
October 23, 2012
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Common Horrors of the Cosmic Era    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)
There are many things disturbing and sinister that occur in the Cosmic Era. Many of these things happen behind closed doors or grew in so gradually that no one noticed to object.
Scrasamax
October 13, 2012
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Of Megacorporations    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)

Article 34 of the Tycho Conventions details the legality of (mega)corporation and state cooperation. Often known as the Seperation of Corp and State law, Article 34 is one of the most frequently violated and trampled sections of the treaty organization.

Scrasamax
October 9, 2012
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Headlines from the Cosmic Era    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - Genre)

All the news thats fit to upstream

axlerowes
October 7, 2012
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Votes: 3 / 4.500000
A Dwarf on the Water    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

A story about a young Dwarf, the girl he met and the Goddess he insulted.   

Chaosmark
September 21, 2012
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Generating Fear: Darkness    Articles  (At Table)   (Gaming - Genre)

The door to the building is open, but inside is nothing but darkness. The lights are out: What do you do?

Scrasamax
July 26, 2012
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7 Things about War and Magic    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - Genre)

Caeser193 recently posted an article about how magic has made war obsolete, below please find seven ways to keep magic and magic users from dominating warfare

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Hu's Iron Ball

       By: Murometz

Hu was an ambassador of the Seventh Emperor of the Reng Dynasty. Throughout his life he traveled across many miles and lands to entreaty with neighboring kingdoms and the semi-savages who dwelled amidst the Metal Mountains.

During one such diplomatic mission, Hu was gifted a small iron marble as a gesture, by a shaman of the Kiy-Kiy tribe. Little else is known of Hu, but that marble was lost and is now somewhere out there for someone to find.

A tiny, shiny sphere, the marble has several properties. First and foremost it is a strong magnet, considerably stronger than its size and density would indicate.

Secondly, if thrown or rolled upon the ground and the command word is spoken, the iron ball will magically enlarge to either the size of an ogres's head or to that of a great globe, twelve feet in diameter. The rolling ball of either size will continue to roll or fly at the same relative speed it was when launched as a marble, and can thus cause great damage to anything in its path. The magnetic power of the ball will also magnify when enlarged.

Legends claim that the ball has been tossed from besieged castles upon attacking foes and rolled at marching armies in ages past. At the end of such rolls, the larger size globe has been known to not only crush soldiers underfoot, but to also "collect" many dozens of metallic weapons and bits of armor unto itself, appearing as an armored sphere, with swords and spears sticking out from it in all directions.

Owning this powerful marble has its drawbacks. Anyone carrying it on their person, will experience the iron ball's insidious effects after some time. The owner feels no worse for wear, but after two month's time they will suddenly awaken one morning to find that their hair has fallen out completely, their teeth loosened like baby's teeth ready to drop, and their fingernails simply shriveled and sliding off the fingers and toes. Perhaps unbeknownst to the owner at first, the iron ball also renders an owner sterile or barren by this time.

Regular clerical healing will not reverse this horrible malady. Only finding and beseeching a shaman of the Kiy-Kiy tribe to heal the iron ball's effects with their particular brand of magic, will work.

Hu's Iron Ball should be handled carefully by players and gms.

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