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Mourngrymn
February 25, 2012
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A Field Guide to Werewolves    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - Genre)

Field Guide on Werewolves, and those who hunt them.

by Dr. Johan Kosdin Lerkoviski

Known Lycanthrope Hunter, Specializing in Werewolves

axlerowes
February 18, 2012
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The supernatural awkward pubescent story: a sub-genre of speculative fiction    Articles  (Other Gaming)   (Gaming - Genre)

As gamers we have done the western with laser pistols, six shooters and steam tech.  Shadow run alone has covered more noir ground than MGM did between 1945 and 1955. I hope we managed the horror genre well, and the murder mystery almost always sneaks its way into our campaigns. But do we always know we are doing it?  Can genre sit right in front of us an yet go undefined?  I think it has happened and a speculative fiction genre of all things. 

axlerowes
February 15, 2012
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TRANSFORMERS RPG    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - Genre)

A TRANSFORMERS RPG TO TRY AND CAPTURE THE SPARK OF THE G1 CARTOON SERIES

Scrasamax
October 21, 2011
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Vampire: Renaissance of Darkness    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)

A Scrasamax rebuild/rewrite incorporating elements of Vampire the Masquerade, Requiem, and some stuff that I made up or borrowed from popular Vampire culture. Without background knowledge of the Vampire game or system, most of this might not make much if any sense.

Scrasamax
September 10, 2011
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ScrasTech Master Archive    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)

Base of operations for the expanding revisioning of Cthulutech, and codex for relevant submissions

Pieh
August 7, 2011
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My Notes on Shadow as a Component of Magic    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

Ah, yes. The darkest of nights and the reflection of a casting light. In Shadow lies the powers of stealth and silence, the ultimate tool for a secretive victory.

Silveressa
July 11, 2011
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What Lies Beyond Death    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

The Diary of young girl who finds herself trapped in purgatory,  searching  salvation and trying to make sense of that which is deliberatly insane. (A prelude to the entry found in my Chasers submission.)

Ideally the creatures described within this (ongoing) sub will be detailed in turn as their own seperate submissions eventally painting a complete picture of purgatoy.

Pieh
March 26, 2011
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My Notes on Blood as a Component of Magic    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

Blood. Ah, yes. Blood. Such a wonderful tool when you know how to use it. Welcome, my friend, to the wonderful world of Blood Magic.

Drackler
February 25, 2011
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Zombies in the House!    Articles  (At Table)   (Gaming - Genre)

 A short, simple, rough RPG that I wrote for fun. I've only played it a couple of times, so any feedback on how it works would be much appreciated.

Silveressa
February 15, 2011
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Premonitions    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

A horror short story that was inspired by of one of my Kult rpg characters background. Disturbing content, adult language, graphic descriptions, and horrifying situations are contained within, reader discretion is advised.

manfred
February 14, 2011
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The Visit    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

How we finally made the First Contact.

Scrasamax
October 23, 2010
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The Resource Wars    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)

The beginning of the 21st century was marked by the leading world powers staking their claims to strategic resources. Foremost of the resources was petroleum. Each nation stated that it was willing to go to war to secure these vital resources. This was not an empty claim.

Drackler
September 2, 2010
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Stylized Monsters    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)

  In the art of several ancient kingdoms is was customary to stylize the monsters depicted. Even the most comely of elves would be drawn with too-pointed face and too-slanted eyes, to keep the up-standing human community of the kingdoms from thinking of the elves as being better than themselves.

Scrasamax
April 21, 2010
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Teens and Vampires, How to Tell if Your Son or Daughter Has Fallen for One of the Undead    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

Teens and Vampires, How to tell if your Son or Daughter has Fallen for One of the Undead

 

A Temple of the Sun Pamphlet

Scrasamax
April 15, 2010
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To Be A Decepticon    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

Being a Decepticon is a deep and personal decision, one not taken lightly.

Scrasamax
January 16, 2010
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The Zombie Strain    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

The Zombie Strain, as the infection was most commonly known, was actually identified as PrP-1174, a prion.

Scrasamax
May 25, 2009
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The Insular Village    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)

It is easy to forget in our fast paced globally connected world what the reality of village life would have been like.

Scrasamax
January 21, 2009
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The Tome of Encomiastic Psilomantic Mirabilium    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - Genre)

The greatest book ever written! HA-HA!

Scrasamax
December 22, 2008
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How to Write Fictional Military Hardware    Articles  (Character)   (Gaming - Genre)

Be it a tank, mech, aircraft, or warship, the same basic rules apply for writing speculative fiction about them.

Scrasamax
November 29, 2008
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The L-1 Liberty    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

Mistakes were made, people will be held accountable

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       By: Raptyr

Nine times out of ten, it’s the undead that do the running.

Not strictly animal or vegetable, the Corpse bud is a peculiar individual that shares characteristics from multiple kingdoms and species. In appearance, all corpse buds bear a shape of a large rounded top bud divided into four lateral segments, and a much longer, narrower bottom bud, also divided into four segments. Between the two halves are a set of four radial limbs, rounded on top and flat on the bottom, covered with tiny serrated hooks facing towards the body. In overall size, it’s limbs reach as wide as a spread hand, with the body being as thick as a fist. It is as long as a human hand from top to bottom.

Internally, the top bud of the corpse bud contains a bacteria filled membrane that produces the hydrogen that the corpse bud uses to stay aloft, and a series of fungal gills for the dispersal of spores for reproduction. The lower half of the bud contains a number of fine filaments, as well as a sharp barbed stinger containing a powerful local anaesthesia.

The Corpse Bud mobilizes by inflating its top bud, and steers by rotating its arms rapidly about its body. The corpse bud ordinarily drifts with the wind, orienting towards the scent of recent decay and death. It preys on the recently dead, burrowing the lower bud into the victim, using the anaesthesia in case the victim is dying, and not truly deceased. Once embedded, it releases its filaments into the body, replacing the current nervous system. This gives it full animation of the body, and allows the corpse bud to direct it.

Corpse buds are not a malevolent species, being primarily concerned with breaking down the host body for food, and infecting the reproductive cycle with spores in order to mate with other corpse-bud bodies. To preserve the corpse for this purpose, Corpse buds will seek out dry locations to prevent bacteria from destroying the corpses. This often causes a large number of corpse buds to gather in a single location.

In culture, Corpse buds are used to repair broken spines or degenerative diseases, as the sentient mind will easily overcome the mind of the non-sentient corpse bud. Once infected by a corpse bud, however, removal is usually fatal, and the infected individual cannot reproduce, or risk infecting another. Thus, it is a technique often reserved for the elderly, or a last resort.

Necromancers and other dark sorcerers will often preserve the corpses of their victims magically, and infect them with corpse buds, creating traditional undead as well, so as to seed their lairs with undead both offensive and non, in order to throw their enemies off balance. They will also enslave the rudimentary minds of the corpse buds, and transform the docile things into a plague. There have also been accounts of magically transformed corpse buds with stronger minds and a taste for living flesh, but thus far all accounts are unproven rumors.

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