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Scrasamax
December 3, 2005
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Votes: 19 / 4.763158
Scrasamax's Guide to Orcs    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Recently unearthed this gem of mine, and thought to post it. Its writing predates my joining of Strolen, and I found quite a few interesting bits in it. It is nearly completely written and I am going to endeavor to finish writing it out. Until then, I plan to post it here, perhaps a section a day or so. Enjoy, expand, criticism, comment.

Siren no Orakio
December 3, 2005
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.400000
Doctor Adamson and Jillia    NPCs  (Major)   (Technical)

A mad doctor who dared defy the laws of the natural order, to transcend death itself, and the creature he created.

Iain
December 3, 2005
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Ideas: 24
Votes: 10 / 4.750000
Gemstone Magic    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

The magic in my roleplay system is based around gemstones. It started off with the fact that wizards could use gems to regain lost mana: essentially, the gems were nothing more than glorified potions of mana. Since then I’ve managed to expand the uses of gems considerably and make them much more integral to the magic system; however, I still feel there is a lot more that I could do with them if I could only think of it! Basically, I’m asking for any ideas and suggestions that people have on how to make the gems and magic more interlinked.

Ria Hawk
December 3, 2005
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Ideas: 6
Votes: 5 / 3.800000
Wild Ones    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

There was once a tribe of humans that was referred to as “the Wild Ones.” They were humans who were linked to the wild natural world, having animal characteristics.

Scrasamax
December 3, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.500000
The Deep Well    Locations  (Ruins)   (Underground)

The well was dug in years beyond memory. The locals still knew to stay away…

Scrasamax
December 3, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.222222
Funeral Gold and Grave Silver    Items  (Jewelry)   (Cursed)

Untold years, laying in the deep
Sheltered in the sepulchre earth
Borne by the dead who never speak
Funeral Gold and Grave Silver
Beware the gift
Beware the giver

Scrasamax
December 3, 2005
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.777778
Albus Sintaba    NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)

“Come in, come in. I knew you were coming.

How did I know? Your brother told me.

Yes, yes I know your brother died in the war several years ago, he has told me all about it.”

CaptainPenguin
December 2, 2005
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 5
Votes: 4 / 4.000000
The Iothun: A New Look at Giants    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Mountains)

Deep in the mountains, beyond where the trails end, one can find collossal stairways and long, cliffside roads, massive arched bridges and huge vaulted tunnels, spanning thousands of miles. These roads, though seemingly deserted, are closely watched by their creators, the reclusive and strange Iothun (“yoh-thoon”).

MoonHunter
December 2, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.600000
New Looks and Takes and Makovers    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Some times the same old thing, be it a species or class or type of magic, just does not have that old spark. That is what these threads are about. They are re-imagined versions of the classics. An attempt to make them interesting and useful again.

MoonHunter
December 2, 2005
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 5
Votes: 2 / 4.000000
The First Ones - A slightly new take on Elves    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

The First Ones, The Kan-Yow, are the only non constructed beings to know the face of their Creator God. They were born as the world was being made. Tutored by their God (Kanchiyonnaho), they developed a perfect society immersed in the magic of the world. The Kan-Yow breathed magic, they are saturated with it, and they are bound to it as the world itself. As the Gods have withdrawn from the Mythic Lands, as the blessing of Time has graced the World,  they have become the guardians of The Magic and The World.

Maggot
December 1, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.875000
The Surash    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Water)

The Surash are without doubt,the most distrusted and least liked race in existence.

EchoMirage
December 1, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.200000
The Monroi    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

Pride. Strength. Skill.
These are the values of the Monroi, woven into their very being - for them, battle is not just self-preservation, but a need.

Maggot
December 1, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.250000
The Daharvati    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Desert)

The Daharvati bear a striking resemblance to large kangaroos forced to breed with apes by some deranged scientist.

Maggot
December 1, 2005
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.100000
The Jabbaru - rhino folk    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Plains)

Towering giants that stand well above 15 feet,these inhabitants of the great grasslands that border the most remote boundaries of the nation of Xhiklus,are an intimidating cross between humanoid and rhino. Their massive heads resemble those of a rhino,but they possess the hunched,hulking lower bodies of a humanoid being,and are endowed with the ability to fashion and use tools with their huge,three fingered hands. Often called ‘‘the Grey Monsters’’ by most people of the Hundreds,they are a force to be reckoned with.

CaptainPenguin
December 1, 2005
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.125000
Ru-Men    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Mountains)

Ru-Men are an old race who dwell throughout the area encompassed by the Hundred, but are most plentiful in their traditional homeland on the Andraverly Mountains on the west coast of the Heavy Sea (northward of Peklichr). They live in small “nests” of 10-20 individuals which generally lie in the mountains or cliffs. Many call them the Crow Men or the Jackdaw Men, while others refer to them as the Black Mountain Bastards.

MoonHunter
December 1, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.500000
Qwards    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Other)

The Qwards were just another type of goblinoid race -a bit more odd than most- living in the cramped dark spaces. While durrable and intelligent, they could achieve no level of dominance.  Upon the advent of Technology, their natural aptitudes came forth. They are born engineers.

EchoMirage
December 1, 2005
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Comments: 22
Ideas: 0
Votes: 16 / 4.062500
The Dunshar    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

Seldom does one see a Dunshar “nude”, as an amorphous masses of jelly.  They can animate mud, earth, stone or metal, and use them as a body to shield their fragile self.

Roack
December 1, 2005
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Comments: 19
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.090909
Godkiss Butterfly    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

In Gaeaioa’s wings, inspiration is physical.

MoonHunter
December 1, 2005
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Comments: 26
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.125000
Elves of Tallarn    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

Elves are said to be girly, elves are said to be gay. What does this popular opinion stem from? Hardly their lack of facial hair. Note: Not quite a new take, but something to think about.

MoonHunter
December 1, 2005
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 2.666667
Growren:    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Forest/ Jungle)

Growren are bear like people, who appear much like Giant Teddy Bears… and are as about as smart.

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