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Ted
September 6, 2010
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Webs of Intrigue    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

Creating a specific Web of Intrigue for a social situation players will encounter can be a very strong aid towards immersing players in a social quagmire they will have to navigate. In this article I will articulate how I have created a web of intrigue for my current campaign, and how I plan to continue the trend.

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.

JPatterson
August 31, 2010
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Imagi...Imagi...whut?    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

When was the last time you truly used, focused on, for any significant length of time, your imagination; your active, conscious, willful, artistic creativity, to get back in touch with that ability to appreciate the wonder that you yourself can create and bring forth, all from within yourself? Were you ever able to do that? Did you ever do that? Can you still do it? Do you do it when you game, as player or GM? Will you do it? Could this be missing from a lot of the newer, younger RPG'ers of today?

Nafar
May 31, 2010
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Land of Lordor    Articles  (Fiction)   (Players)

A short story I created in 15 days for NanoWrimo set in a fantasy setting.

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.

MoonHunter
April 5, 2010
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MoonHunter's Top Tips for 2009    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - In General)

I am always giving advice to various gamers on various game forums. I am constantly giving the same advice over and over again (cut/ paste repeat). Once a year I think about the advice and put together The List.

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.

manfred
December 21, 2009
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The many ways to intelligence    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

How does a given species become intelligent? Why does one turn from somewhat smart to actually sentient, and another doesn't? What is the magic formula, if there is one?

Kuseru Satsujin
July 13, 2009
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Kuseru Satsujin's Guide to Sake    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

This is an editted version of an article I did many years ago covering the basic information about sake.

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.

Vigiler
May 14, 2009
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You've GOT to play it in character!    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)

GMs definitely need to enforce strict "in character" play, eliminate "across the table" chatter, and by doing so - set the scene for an awesome role-play experience!

Moonlake
March 10, 2009
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General Posting Advice    Articles  (Resource)   (Citadel Help)

Tips on posting and writing in general

Moonlake
March 9, 2009
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Posting Systems    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

tips on posting Systems (part of the Codex Posting Advice)

Moonlake
March 9, 2009
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Posting Societies    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Citadel Help)

tips on posting Societies (part of the Codex Posting Advice)

Moonlake
March 9, 2009
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Posting Locations    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

tips on posting Locations (part of the Codex Posting Advice)

Moonlake
March 8, 2009
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Posting Advice    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

A Codex for tips about posts in the various categories

Scrasamax
February 21, 2009
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Diseases. Incomplete and currently abandoned    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Diseases. Incomplete and currently abandoned

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.

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Man-Eating Grapes!

       By: Murometz

A wild species, vinus homophagus, more akin to sea-grape rather than the terrestrial variety, is not a monster despite its fanciful name. The grapes, a deep purple color when in bloom, and oozing dewdrops of perspiration, like the most prized and delectable of drinking wine grapes, do however deserve their moniker. Wine made from this fruit, is deadly to most humanoids, as is the raw berry, if plucked and eaten from the vine. It is the unnatural chemical concoction found within the fruit’s tart skin, which gives the man-eating grape its name. The chemical stew found inside each berry, functions as a necrotic agent, the same as found in some species of venomous snakes. The grapes literally eat the victim from the inside out, via cell death, dissolving organs and flesh in quick succession.

The tribes of Pra-Oohk Crater, from the jungles of Ghlush are known to sell the fermented “wine” of this grape to merchants of distant lands. Sadly, the taste of the concoction is divine when first quaffed, and even worse, the man-eating grape wine will never detect as poisonous via mundane means, its horrid natures somehow masking all attempts. Luckily the man-eating grapes are extremely rare, and endemic to humid jungles.

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