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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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valadaar
October 22, 2014
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Subs looking for collaboration    Articles  (Other Gaming)   (Citadel Help)

A list of subs looking for collaboration

valadaar
October 19, 2014
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Introducing Generators!    Articles  (Other Gaming)   (Citadel Help)

One feature of Strolens are our generators, new and old. These let you generate some content or get a selection of existing content. Names, NPCs, Items, etc. Lots of different generators.

Longspeak
October 14, 2014
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Legacy, Part III - Delta Company    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

While reading his great-grandfather’s memoirs, Kevin realizes someone is watching his flat. What’s Jenny involved him in this time?

Longspeak
October 9, 2014
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Legacy, Part II - Bloody    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

At his great-grandfather’s funeral, Kevin Baxter meets an old friend, bearing a gift. She called it his great-grandfather’s legacy....

Longspeak
October 8, 2014
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Legacy, Part I - Goodbye    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

In the world of Delta Factor, everyone knows the first Delta appeared on September 11, 2001, when he saved the World Trade Center from a terrorist attack. There have been thousands of Expressions since then, but Jacob ‘Polaris’ Richter was unquestionably the first.

Wasn’t he?

Scrasamax
August 26, 2014
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Death in the Cosmic Era    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)

Starting at the end, part of a seven section submission series.

Scrasamax
August 21, 2014
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7 Things about Team Building    Articles  (Fiction)   (Game Mastering)

The team is the functional core of a story, and as such, team building is vital to the flow of the story.

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.

Scrasamax
July 24, 2014
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Heraldry of the Underworld    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)

In settings where there are long established underworld thief, criminal and otherwise ne'er do wells there is going to be a system of heraldry associated with those who live in and rule from the shadows.

caesar193
June 11, 2014
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Two Graves    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

A tale of vengeance and woe

Moonlake
June 10, 2014
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World Creation and the Citadel    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Citadel Help)

Tips on how to utilise resources on and functions of the Citadel to Develop and Maintain World settings

Kassy
May 30, 2014
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500 Word Submission    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Citadel Help)

And thirdly, the code is more what you'd call "guidelines" than actual rules. - Barbossa to Elizabeth, Pirates of the Caribbean.

Longspeak
May 1, 2014
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New Personal Best    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

Intense, personal stress can trigger expression, turning Baseline into Delta. In many cases, the stress comes from life-threatening danger. But in some...

Scrasamax
April 26, 2014
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Evolutionary Theology    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

From sticks and stones to the modern faith. (May be offensive to some readers, read with caution)

Silveressa
April 26, 2014
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Darkness and Shadows, Part 1 of 126    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

Part 1 of a Shadowrun novel, I wrote a few months back, that I decided to place up here for public enjoyment, and commentary, after yet another rejection letter for dead tree publication.

This novel is Rated R for graphic violence, adult situations, and general all around Cyberpunk goodness.

GM's and players may find it useful for character concepts/backgrounds and adventure ideas, enjoy, more to follow every week.

Scrasamax
April 25, 2014
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18 Gifts from Elder Gods, Outer Gods, and Cosmic Horrors    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - Genre)

18 gifts laden with madness, tainted with corruption, and otherwise as horrible as they are powerful.

Intended to be a 30, but blessed by Cult of Done

Cheka Man
April 10, 2014
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7 More Reasons Why Not Everyone is a Magic User    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)

Why is magic used by so few when it is so much use?

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Order of the Moonbeard

       By: valadaar

Among the assortment of organized criminals who live in the great city, few command greater fear the Moonbeard Order.

They of course do not call themselves that, but have earned the moniker from their fashion of dying their large beards with lye to produce a distinctive crescent shape running from earlobe to earlobe. This is meant as a taunt for their enemies, for it clearly outlines their throats.

They also wear garb similar to the northern tribesman, carefully tooled leather and showing multiple, colourful glyphs.

They are feared due to the intense discipline that their group maintains, due to their origins as a warrior-sect.

They serve as paid thugs, enforcers and assassins within the city, with the client simply ordering a service from the organization, not hiring an individual. Apart from making the request and providing payment in full in advance, the order completes the assignment themselves.

Their order has many moles through the organizations of the city, and more than a couple of nobles. As such, no organized move has been made against them since their chief activity is directed against other members of the crime world. It is said that their services have been useful for those in power as well, further protecting them from persecution.

Their religion holds that their time in this world is vanishingly brief, and largely unimportant except as training for the Great Battle.

The order is very utilitarian with weapons choice - they simply use the tool needed for the occasion, though not without having trained extensively with it beforehand. Daggers, garrottes, swords, bows, battle axes, polearms, wagons, even siege engines have been used to carry out their contracts.

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