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December 31, 2014
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Singularity Plant    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

A cul-de-sac in arcanotechnology, the Singularity Plant is a power station that is more dangerous than it is valuable.

May 21, 2014
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Votes: 8 / 4.312500
Inns to remember    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

Remember those cliché taverns the storyteller took you in a hurry? With the fat bartender who's just cleaning a mug as you enter? Yeah, none of those here...

December 19, 2013
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Votes: 5 / 3.600000
Office of the High Councillor Corvin    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

You walk into the room and it is like stepping into the grand library. Wall to wall and floor to ceiling is taken up by leather bound loaded bookshelves. All of the tomes are in varying states of decay and none of which are new.

October 31, 2013
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Psychomanteum    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

The term is archaic, calling upon the ancient language of the magi, and those versed in the eldritch arts. In the more vulgar argot, terms such as scrying room and equally mundane names are bandied about. The fact that such limited terms are used to describe the proper mystic's psychomanteum demonstrates how little they actually know about what occurs within.

September 7, 2013
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Votes: 5 / 4.300000
The Most Serene and Devoted Temple of the Moon    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

Did you ever wonder where the moon comes from?

June 12, 2013
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Votes: 12 / 4.166667
Skezemos Library    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

This dusty, delapidated building appears to have been abandoned for some time. Within it is a plethora of ancient tomes and ancient knowledge, however rumours of a deadly curse keep curious scholars at bay.

May 10, 2013
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Petdex    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

"The perfect pet at the perfect price -- guaranteed." Creature Dex at the bottom of the sub, if you want to include "relatively harmless" alien critters in your campaign.

March 2, 2013
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Votes: 5 / 4.500000
The Dog Pit Public House    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

"Bristlebane ale. Tall."

Mathus looked up. He didn't recognize the man ordering, but he seemed the type: muscles beneath a layer of fat, a snarling expression with most of his teeth missing, fists like summer hams. "You want it in a bottle?"

"From the tap."

Mathus nodded. "This way," he said, stepping from behind the bar and into the back room, the "customer" following.

A fresh-faced young man sitting at the bar looked around, confused. "Bristlebane? Sounds adventurous."

"You couldn't handle it, son," an older man said from across the plank bar with a hint of derision. "It'd right kick your ass."

October 10, 2012
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The Cartography Guild    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

The head office of the Guild, which has now spread to have a branch office in almost all countries. The idiot elves won't let us map out there forests!

September 27, 2012
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Ideas: 1
Votes: 1 / 3.500000
Citadel's Blaze    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

Come, join in our discussion. We're composing a list to categorize the different lunatics that spill their inane natter here. You fit in where did you say?

August 2, 2012
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Ideas: 1
Votes: 4 / 3.375000
Pub Crawling    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

Inns and taverns give everyday citizens somewhere to go to relieve the stress of a hard day, to meet with friends, and to get stinking drunk.

July 28, 2012
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The House of the King    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

Each town has a House of the King. This is the main one, and by far the largest, set in the heart of the capitol's temple district.

April 29, 2011
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Inns, Taverns, and Pubs    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

"Whosoever shall brew ale in the town with intention of selling it must hang out a sign, otherwise he shall forfeit his ale."

King Richard II, 1393

November 5, 2010
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The Inn of the Wild Geese    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

"Hey, Hultz. What are you doing in here?"

"It's gonna move. I don't like it when it moves," the stableboy replied, sitting by the hearth with his arms wrapped around himself.

"What's going to move?"

"The Inn. I don't like it when it moves."

Five minutes later, he gets up and goes back outside.

"What was he talking about?" the newcomer asked a burly fighter.

"Go outside and take a look."

He goes over to the door and flings it wide. "See, it's all still ... Wait! Where did the town go!"

"Welcome to the Brotherhood of the Wild Geese." The fighter comes over with a mug of ale. "Here, you'll probably be needing this. I know I did, when it happened to me."

September 13, 2010
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Comments: 18
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.636364
Temple of the Golden King and Silver Queen    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

No shadow may find a home within its walls.

May 20, 2009
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The Hornless Goat    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

Tucked back in the corner of Kiskedee square, off of Aasvogel, is the Hornless Goat. The tavern is as non-descript and plain as any business can be and still maintain itself in passable fashion. No one notices the patrons of that small overlooked place.

August 5, 2008
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Votes: 9 / 4.500000
The Secret Lair    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

A villain’s lair is more than just a safehouse or stronghold, it can be as much a part of their persona as any powers, henchmen or nefarious plans

July 29, 2008
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Random Business Generator    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

A random generator to create variable merchants shops, stores, and stalls.

The Phantom Queen
June 25, 2008
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Dragon Eye Tavern    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

The most expensive tavern in town boasts the finest of fare, entertainment, and more importantly, decor.

June 14, 2008
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Votes: 10 / 3.850000
Tabs' Candy Carnival    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

"Look children!  Is it the Fun Faire, Extreme Sensations, or Tabs’ Insanity today?"

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       By: MoonHunter

Mages/ wizards and such use cards (playing cards or tarot cards) as training tools. The patterns created by certain layouts of cards are mnemonic devices to teach key elemental associations and paths. With such interesting names as the Tree of Life, Phoenix's tail, Rythm of Heart, and Balance of the sphere, there pattern represent the matrices used by magic users to focus and present power. Spell processes can be represented by a sequence of cards.

So mages will often be seen handing around hands of cards.

Wizards will have a deck of cards with them. Since cards were used to train wizards in legerdemain, Since they have cards with them, they frequently know how to use them. Guild magic users often have a knack for fancy shuffles, palming cards, and a variety of card tricks and games.

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