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Mageek
September 20, 2015
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Guard Riddles    Dungeons  (Any)   (Puzzles)

A primer on guarded doors, honest and dishonest sentries, and tricky questions.

Scrasamax
September 12, 2015
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.875000
Dakimakura    Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Campaign Defining)

Also known as a pillow droid

Ancient Gamer
September 10, 2015
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Ideas: 1
Votes: 3 / 4.166667
Bleakwood Character Creation II: Perks & Psionics    Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (Defining)

After rolling stats, Bleakwood characters are given certain perks. They get 4 ability points, plus another 2 if they choose to have a dark side.

This submission covers special abilities (including psionics), special backgrounds, special items and dark sides.

Scrasamax
September 10, 2015
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.000000
Bastard Axe    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)

The Bastard Axe is a common weapon of the warriors of Vikingheim, a sturdy weapon that can be used with one or two hands, or simply thrown at an enemy

Scrasamax
September 8, 2015
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.750000
Lux Staff    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)

A relatively common magical item from the city of Lionguard

Veretrix
September 7, 2015
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.900000
Peresallapides Stones    Items  (Other)   (Campaign Defining)

"There are some mages who can travel to the Nine Hells and back, and others still who can create their own planes of existence. But these stones... these so-called Peresallapides Stones... If one were to obtain one of these... Well, that would be entirely different. That person would be able to traverse reality as a whole, albeit against their will, as if it were naught but our own Material Plane. They would be able to explore other multiverses entirely, where there is no concept of good or evil, or perhaps where only one of the two has simply always existed without the other holding it back. Perhaps some realities do not even contain a speck of arcane or divine energy. What a dull reality indeed. I can only imagine that a world like that would be quite unstable, prone to racial infighting and disease, among many other things, considering there would be absolutely no magic to assist in the resolving of these issues."

Aramax
September 6, 2015
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.250000
30 Lost Worlds for Supers or Modern Horror    Locations  (World)   (Any)

A companion piece to my 30 Pocket Dimensions

Siren no Orakio
September 4, 2015
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.625000
Synthmen    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

After the horrors of the Scranja war, Humanity found itself in a predicament that it had not faced since well before the birth of civilization. Scattered to the solar winds, and very nearly the victim of genocide, many of the isolated pockets of mankind faced population bottlenecks, and the possibility of failure from inbreeding. The Synthmen were a part of the solution.

Siren no Orakio
September 3, 2015
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Ideas: 2
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
Direct Neural Programming Psychosis    Systems  (Knowledge/Lore)   (Specific)

Direct Neural Programming had been the dream of many education "reformists" and technocrats. The perfect way to teach skills, divorced almost completely from the requirement that human teach human. One single avatar of a skill could be used to propagate that skill until it became obsolete. Billions were poured into its development and marketing, thirsted for by corporations, the military, and politicians, each group wanting the surface and the sinister. But it was not to be.

Longspeak
September 2, 2015
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Votes: 1 / 4.500000
Legacy, Part IV - Secrets    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

Confronting the men who were about to break into his flat, Kevin hopes for answers. Instead, he finds more unanswered questions.

Siren no Orakio
September 2, 2015
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.833333
Order's Reach    Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Campaign Defining)

An ancient weapon, forged by the First Ones, the terrible power of Order's Reach is as much a consequence of the nature of reality as it is blessed by the Divine.

Scrasamax
August 31, 2015
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.400000
AI as NPCs    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Cyberspace)

Portraying artificial intelligence as NPCs in a game

Morningstar
August 31, 2015
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Votes: 4 / 4.250000
The Rainbow Sword    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Heroic)

“So, my sisters.” I gazed out the clerestory window at the tableau in Court Square, and I made no doubt my gaze was as stony as were the rest of the Conclave. “I see what you see. Is there truly no doubt?”

“None,” said Mother Arathena, with a bitter hiss. “That jackal bitch has the true Sword. Captain Noran saw her hack through half the enemy cohort to reach the postern gate, and I know Noran to be a reliable man.” She swallowed hard, tearing her gaze away from the spectacle outside. “But – but how? How was It found, after so long?”

“Lady’s Grace, who cares? Dueled with dragons or bought it from a peddler, what boots it? The question is this: what do we do?” Arathena's mouth was set, at my query; she didn’t know. Neither did the others.

Neither did I.

Morningstar
August 31, 2015
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Ideas: 1
Votes: 4 / 3.875000
How To Make Your Orcs TRULY Horrific    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

Someone complained that orcs, in the campaigns he knew, were just cannon fodder -- there was nothing horrible, or terrifying, about them. This was the answer I gave. It proved a controversial one, and some may think it takes a stronger stomach to contemplate than they appreciate. This is your content warning: if you're easily revolted, I won't mind if you give this one a miss.

Morningstar
August 31, 2015
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 3.500000
On LGBT Characters    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

I had someone ask me, recently, why I not only allowed such characters in my campaign, but didn't seem to care that anyone wanted to do so. Parts of my response seemed worth sharing.

Scrasamax
August 29, 2015
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 3.166667
The Last Submission About Voting and Commenting    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Citadel Help)

1. Please comment and vote

2. Seriously, please comment and vote

3. Don't be a d!ck about it
valadaar
August 28, 2015
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Votes: 4 / 3.875000
The Immortal Worms    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Underground)

They appear to be very dark, overly large worms - perhaps a handspan in length and half as thick as a finger. That and their matt, dull skin marks them as something other than a typical earthworm.

valadaar
August 26, 2015
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Votes: 5 / 3.500000
Idran Motaer    NPCs  (Major)   (Criminal/Espionage)

Ildran is a cold blooded murderer who prefers fire over all other methods. He immolates his victims by trapping them inside wooden structures and then torching them. He is also meticulous about eliminating witnesses quickly and finally.

Linean
August 26, 2015
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Response Set    Articles  (Character)   (Gaming - In General)

A set of character responses to situations or questions (or anything else :D), trying to create an outline to understand what type of an answer or response your character (or an NPC for that matter) can give.

Morningstar
August 26, 2015
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Votes: 1 / 3.500000
Voting    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Citadel Help)

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Pearl Spider Economics

       By: Murometz

These rare, fist-sized spiders do not make webs, but rather excrete secretions which harden upon contact with air. These "droppings" resemble barley-sized spider eggs, or even lustrous pearls, once the slime coating them, dries up. In fact, dried Pearl Spider "drops" are indistinguishable from the marine varieties produced by mollusks, and hence of identical value on the open market!

Several centuries ago, they were studied by naturalists, and several observations were made. Firstly, was that these spiders "lay" these pearls for no apparent or discernible "natural" reason, and secondly, the naturalists had discovered that the more these spiders ate or were fed--and they were true omnivores--the larger the spider pearls came out.

A cottage industry began. Enterprising merchants hunted and collected these creatures across the lands, erecting spider-farms for the manufacture of Spider Pearls. It wasn't long before someone got the idea to force-feed the spiders, ala foie gras geese, and soon, the fattened spiders began pooping out pearls of great size! (relatively speaking). The regular pearl market came to disarray, and prices and value fluctuated wildly.

[b]Plothook[/b] The Mermen Mercantile Alliance hires the party to eradicate all terrestrial Pearl Spider Farms!

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