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Silveressa
February 6, 2015
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Infestation    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - In General)

There are places, you have to understand, where the dimensions-I'm not talking about that parallel dimension metaphysical stuff, I mean dimensions like length and breadth and time-where they curl into themselves, and begin to fester. Where foul things evolve and spread...

Cheka Man
December 15, 2014
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27/30 Bad Things about Treasure    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

So your PCs have won their quest, be it slaying a mighty dragon with a magical weapon of old, beating a crime boss, or vanquishing a mighty wizard or wight, and they have taken possession of the treasure. Chest after chest of gold and silver coins, gold bars, and every kind of jewel and gemstone is theirs for the taking. If they are not careful, they may find that their trouble has only just begun.

Moonlake
November 23, 2014
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30 Chinese Archaic Names    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

An companion to my 101 Chinese Modern Names sub, but for an ancient setting. This is an etymology centred piece with more extended entries compared to the earlier one which is in list form. Spelling is based on Mandarin unless otherwise indicated (the other variation offered is Cantonese which is easier to pronounce given that it is spelt from the English alphabet, at least the HK version that I’m using, rather than the Chinese pinyin)

Moonlake
November 10, 2014
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101 Chinese Modern names    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

A list of 101 Chinese names in Modern day setting (mostly), with meanings provided. All spellings are based on Mandarin (minus inflections). The contents here have been converted into a Chinese Name generator.

Moonlake
November 4, 2014
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Trash and Treasure of Ideas    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Random passages coming from my less than daily attempts at writing exercises. In particular, some of them came about since I had come across what is known as the S+7 game where you replace all the nouns/adjectives/verbs with another word of the corresponding class that is the first one encountered counting 7 or more spaces in a dictionary. Mine this trove of trash or treasure of ideas at your pleasure.

Pariah
November 3, 2014
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Propulsion and Station Keeping    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - In General)
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Chaosmark
July 27, 2014
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The Soldier and the Princess    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - In General)

A short tale, for when your bard needs a tale of adventure, romance, and tragedy.

Cheka Man
March 3, 2014
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7 Horrifying Curses    Articles  (Scenario)   (Gaming - In General)

Often PCs get on the wrong side of powerful users of magic or break into enchanted tombs, either may get them on the wrong side of a curse.

Cheka Man
February 24, 2014
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7 Ways To Control Monarchs    Systems  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - In General)

Many, perhaps most fantasy lands are monarchies, which can be ruled well when the monarch is a clever and able man or woman devoted to his or her people. But what happens when the monarch is ill, or is tyrannically cruel, or a young child, or is otherwise blatantly unfit to rule? How can he or she be dealt with without risking civil war as powerful nobles fight for the crown?

Longspeak
January 31, 2014
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Organic NPCs (and PCs)    Articles  (Character)   (Gaming - In General)

There are plenty of resources available to help detail characters. I wanted a way to organize and present those details in play naturally.

young0ne2
January 23, 2014
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The Guild Game    Articles  (Campaign)   (Gaming - In General)

An Introduction and look at Pc's, plots, and plans

Cheka Man
October 1, 2013
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30 reasons why magic is mostly used for good    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

Since magic can be used so powerfully for evil, why are there not a lot more evil and/or deranged wizards around in the world?

Scrasamax
August 4, 2013
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30 Things that are Awesome    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

Just what it says on the tin.

Scrasamax
July 27, 2013
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Cosmic Era Glossary    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

collection of terms used in the Cosmic Era not large enough to warrant their own submissions.

Cheka Man
June 30, 2013
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30 Plumes in the Distance    Articles  (Campaign)   (Gaming - In General)

A plume is seen far off in the distance, but what will it turn out to be when it gets closer? Only time will tell.

Dossta
June 25, 2013
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That Which is Forgotten    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - In General)

A short story which uses Memory Moths in a sci-fi setting. Props to Echomirage for the forum post that inspired the symbiotic Proxy Bug.

valadaar
April 30, 2013
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A Collection Of Friday Freetexts    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

A summary of the various Freetext Friday Freetexts, in one spot.

valadaar
March 22, 2013
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The Citadels Name Exchange    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Bring out your Names!

Kid Cannibal
February 19, 2013
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Is Anybody Out There?    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - In General)

"Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying." -- Arthur C. Clark

Scrasamax
October 22, 2012
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30 Sob Stories    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

Everyone's got a story, and I'm tired of hearing them!

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       By: Agar

A magician develops a new way to make scrolls and can sell more powerful spells for cheap. Problem is, whether the magician is aware of it or not, the spell's power comes from spirits trapped by the magic that makes the scroll. Once used to power the scroll, the spirit is driven mad by the forces that have ripped through it's being, and often develops a homicidal thirst to destroy the one who tormented it. The spell the spirit was used for may have left some residual power in the spirit to give it more abilities than it ever used to have.

Buyer beware!

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