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Moonlake
November 22, 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!

Cheka Man
October 20, 2012
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30 Nobles    Articles  (Scenario)   (Gaming - In General)

Many roleplays are set in a world where much of the land is held by barons and other nobles serving under the King or Queen. Sometimes the PCs may need to meet these nobles to ask for help in their Quest, at other times they may be caught for breaking the law and end up with their lives in his hands. Yet nobles are different;some may be good people who care for those underneath them and are loved in return, others may be unpleasent tyrantts hated and feared by their underlings, and still others a bit of both. With this in mind I present thirty nobles

Scrasamax
October 18, 2012
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Levels of Engagement    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - In General)

The Cosmic Era setting operates on a number of different levels of engagement.

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The village sits on the edge of the deep fjord, often engulfed in mist or rain. Its people are fishermen, who work even through the sea-ravaging winter. And they pray to the gods of the deep.

At the beginning of every winter they hold a summoning ceremony. Three boats are taken out into the fjord, a hornsman on each. The mournful horns are blown in the language of the whales, the gods of the deep. The whales sometimes appear in answer to these calls, and it is taken as a good omen when they do.

To a party of PCs wandering the misty hills and valleys nearby however, the doleful whalesong of the horns can be disturbing and misinterpreted...

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