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Cheka Man
January 15, 2017
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30 reasons why Magic is mainly used for evil    Articles  (Scenario)   (Gaming - In General)

Why is most magic used for evil? Well, because...

December 28, 2016
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Ta'Xet and Ultima    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - Genre)

The great paradoxes of the Universe is that everything follows almost exactly the same course, yet in doing so, is somehow still unique and with importance and value.

December 28, 2016
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7 Things about Writing Women    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

7 Things about writing women in fiction.


December 21, 2016
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7 Things About Fant4stic    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - Genre)

While no means a great film, Fant4stic Four isn't nearly as bad as critics would have you believe.

December 10, 2016
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7 Things About MacGuffins    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - Genre)

AKA 7 steps to creating a MacGuffin

November 28, 2016
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So How Was That Made?    Articles  (Other Gaming)   (Game Mastering)

Herin are a number of ways your magic item might come into being, apart from something you order from your local wizard.

November 15, 2016
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A Brief History of County Siogal    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)

"I fear, dear Marius, that either you or I have been led astray. The Legends of which you spoke claimed Showgull was a land of great Magick, perhaps even the very Wellspring of the first Magick, with a People whose blood runs with æthereal power. You know how serious I take my work, Marius: is this a jest to you? These are a barbarous People, who know little Writing and fewer Manners. They are hostile to the very Idea learned Magick. That anyone should call this a Nexus of magickal power is risible. No wonder so many Kingdoms have been eager to trade off this Place in their treaties."

- the wizard Abelard Selanius, Esq., letter to his colleague Marius Dubesque

November 14, 2016
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Enigma Ciphers    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

The Enigma - the 'unbreakable' German WWII cipher that has become an icon of cryptography and mystery. Learn how it works and why it is a great cipher for role-playing games.

November 9, 2016
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Degrees of Possession    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Possession is never as simple as you may think....

November 5, 2016
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Mind Control and You.... and Them...    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)

Mind control abilities have always been avoided or very poorly executed due to their extremely powerful/angering nature so here are some tips on how to use it properly to enhance your game.

October 5, 2016
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Unique goodiebags for players    Articles  (Character)   (Players)

When starting a new role playing game or when the players reach a major milestone in the story, they can be treated with a “Goodiebag”, which unique to their character.

September 19, 2016
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Brothers, Gods and a Giant Skeletonize    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

A story for Tusserk's writing game.

September 13, 2016
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The Scribe of Far Wind    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

Immortality, at any cost

September 6, 2016
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4 Sentences NPC Generator    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Content for the 4 Sentences NPC Generator (original idea accruing to Mourn over at the 4 Sentences Tool)

September 4, 2016
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Cosmetic Tropes of the Cosmic Era    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)

Life imitates art, and art imitates life

August 30, 2016
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Options for expanded character backgrounds    Articles  (Character)   (Players)

Below you will find 8 options to make your character more interesting and detailed. Personally I would recommend using all options at the same time, since they are easy to implement and they provide interesting story tools for your character, by creating keywords for him/her/it and rewards you for acting out the personality and background of your character.

These options can be chosen individually, but some of them work better when combined. By including them all you will see, that they compliment each other, since each option covers different aspects of your character.

August 17, 2016
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Rumpelstiltskin in the Cosmic Era    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

Why would anyone want a child?

August 15, 2016
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7 Things About Suicide Squad    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Players)

Spoilers ahead, Scrasamax's take on Suicide Squad

July 30, 2016
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Terminal    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

GAMEOS 2.7.11+ (DEFAULT, APR 17 2016, 14:00:29)
[GCC 5.3.1 20160413]
>>> Mageek
>>> LIST
ProjectX secret.txt plot_hook.txt evil_company_hierarchy.txt myplan.txt
>>> OPEN secret.txt
>>> OPEN plot_hook.txt
OPENING plot_hook.txt

Let the games begin...

July 5, 2016
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The 4 Sentence Tool    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)

The 4 Sentence Tool is a quick way to describe a NPCs personality in greater detail using the 4 sentences: Fascinated by, Seduced by, Offended by and Frightened by.

Knowing more about your NPC's personality and behavioral patterns as a GM, makes it easier for you to interact with the players and create memorable NPCs.

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The two cathedrals in the Citadel stubbornly ring their bells two minutes apart, since each believes the other to be too early or too late respectively. This has been done for over two hundred years.

Ideas  ( Locations ) | March 11, 2003 | View | UpVote 1xp

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