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Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
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Social Tricks for the GM    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Players)

This is devoted to those common problems facing a GM. How do you get enough players? What do you do when there is a bad atmosphere within the group?

Everyone, please post those tips and tricks that come to mind. There is no one true solution. Different GMs, different solutions.

Maggot
October 27, 2005
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Votes: 3 / 3.000000
Acehrax raptors    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)

Acehrax raptors, with fifty foot wingspans and powerful talons, these dangerous creatures, are the bane of the Snake Riders.

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 4.000000
Beasts of Urghul    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)

The beasts of Urghul are found in the valley of Urghul, a remote, forested valley within the Cyllerean Mountains. These unstopable creatures are gigantic carnivores with a physique resembling gorillas, but with dark bluish-green scaly skin and huge ram horns protruding from their low foreheads.

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
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Votes: 7 / 4.214286
Kallio's Stilling of the Heart    Items  (Potion)   (Non-Magical)

The Stilling Potion is employed by mercenaries and necromancers alike; a potent concoction that makes the imbiber seem dead for a certain period of time

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
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Votes: 2 / 4.750000
Marcaine's Soothing Brew    Items  (Potion)   (Non-Magical)

This Herbal Potion was made by Marcaine, a herbalist renowned for his penchant for making all his potions intoxicating in one way or the other

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.928571
Korinthan Cracker Powder    Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)

The Korinthan Master Thieves employ the Cracker Powder as a form of safeguard: An alarm system warning them of approaching guardsmen and their like

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.166667
Korinthan Lock Acid    Items  (Tools)   (Non-Magical)

The Korinthan Master Thieves often employ this extremely potent acid in their nighttime activities.

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.875000
The Malisso Cabinet    Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Non-Magical)

The Malisso Cabinet is an ordinary piece of luxurious furniture, but one that might create a lot of trouble for its owner.

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
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Votes: 7 / 4.214286
The Tabards of Nhil-Haress    Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)

Once these tabards were worn by the traitorous bodyguards of an elven Prince. The circumstances around their betrayal of the Prince has given the tabards paranormal abilities.

Erebus
October 27, 2005
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A day in the life of a cleric...    Plots  (Discovery)   (Encounter)

Clerics in roleplaying. Some ideas for incidents that might occur to them while at their chapel.

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
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Ideas: 13
Votes: 7 / 4.714286
Loot and Rewards    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)

Some GMs, and the computer game industry too, seems to think gemstones, gold and magic weapons are the only way in which to reward the players. Most experienced GMs know this isn’t true, so I created this thread here to let us remind each other of the different alternative rewards a player can receive, and to have a place where ordinary item descriptions can be posted.

MoonHunter
October 27, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.333333
Order Dragons - Drakonus Legitus    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

Drakonus Legitus is commonly know as Order Dragons or (rarely) as Companion Dragons. They are known as Order Dragon for several reasons, the most obvious was that they were used as Dragon Mounts for the Dragon Knights of the Order of Eternal Flame… a mythic order from an earlier time. There numbers in the wild are quite small and there are no captive ones known… at this time. Most of them died with the Order.

MoonHunter
October 27, 2005
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Order of Eternal Flame    Society/ Organizations  (Combative)   (World Wide)

The Order of Eternal Flame was a great order of the past, dedicated to bringing law and justice to The Lands. The Dragon Knights brought a golden age to the Elder Times. Unfortunately, they were betrayed and that golden age has been lost.

MoonHunter
October 27, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 3.375000
Class of Items-Weapons    Items  (Other)   (Combat)

This Codex is for classes or types of magic weapons, rather than specific items. These are not “one of a kind” items. These are enchantments that are “common” in the magic community (or were common at one time), so you will encounter a number of these weapons.

MoonHunter
October 27, 2005
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Caraguis    Locations  (City)   (Plains)

Caraguis is an idylic little village, deep in the wine country. It is like the traveller was walked into a Maxwell Parish picture. It is on what was once a main road, but the newer road takes you to the important places quicker. Yet if you are taking in the beauty of the hills and valley or avoiding people on the main road, you will encounter Caraguis.

MoonHunter
October 27, 2005
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Votes: 2 / 3.750000
The Tome of Klorak -The Book    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

It was the first true “scientific” book of healing arts. Thus the clerical establisment decided it was heretical and all the copies and the author were burned.

MoonHunter
October 27, 2005
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The Greens of The Colors    Society/ Organizations  (Political)   (Country/ State)

The Greens are a group of balance between the Colors, the factions of Blue and Yellow.

MoonHunter
October 27, 2005
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Blues and Yellows of The Colors    Society/ Organizations  (Political)   (Country/ State)

There are always factions at Court. These “teams” are color coded for your convience. However, it is not always good to wear your affiliations on your sleeve.

MoonHunter
October 27, 2005
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Votes: 3 / 4.333333
Order of Iron Gauntlet    Society/ Organizations  (Combative)   (Country/ State)

The Order of the Iron Gauntlet is the oldest in the Kingdom. They are the order of the King’s Guardian Knights. Though they are Generals and Warriors of note, they act as the King’s bodyguards in battle and interesting situations.

MoonHunter
October 27, 2005
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Votes: 3 / 4.333333
The Order of the Magenta Rose    Society/ Organizations  (Combative)   (Country/ State)

This is a knightly order of the kingdom, which does not require its members to of noble line, just noble attitude. Each member must be knighted for duty to kingdom or be of knightly rank (or greater) by birth. The order was formed by the Queen of the Rose, Queen Isa, hence the name. The order’s primary duty is as The Queen’s Guard.

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Armies of the Night

       By: Wulfhere

The villages around the capital have a strange new disease cropping up. Spread by a fungus (much like ergot poisoning), it causes its victims to be very sensitive to sunlight. Hundreds of peasants are hiding from the sun, only coming out in the darkness to labor in the fields. Unfortunately, rumor makes their behavior sound more sinister and secretive than it really is.

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