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Siren no Orakio
November 30, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.785714
Jorlek the Undying    NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)

All know that Elves cannot die, and that Men do. All know that Men go unto the Underworld upon their death, and that the Elves retire unto the Spiritual Elysium. Yet in the Great Scheme, where goes the one with one foot in the Underworld, and one foot in the Realm of Spirit?

When one cannot die, obsession with death is such a natural thing.

MoonHunter
November 30, 2005
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 13
Votes: 3 / 4.500000
True Trolls - A New Take On Trolls    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

I was spending some time reading some Rune Quest, Changeling, and Castle Falkenstein material and remembered why I hated most of the Trolls found in the majority of “Psuedo Medival, Eurpoeanesk Fantasies”.  So once again, I charged up my rant muscles and….

MoonHunter
November 30, 2005
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Comments: 17
Ideas: 17
Votes: 12 / 4.791667
Garan- The Name of Magic    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

Magic is a living entity, simple and non-sentient, but reactive to large-scale emotional states. Its name, like we might call a dog, “Dog”, is Garan. It is better to think of it as a huge astreal vine like plant, rather than an animal.

Shadoweagle
November 30, 2005
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 11
Votes: 6 / 4.750000
Newtons Magic    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

Quote from: “Sir Isaac Newton” Every action has an equal and opposite reaction

MoonHunter
November 30, 2005
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.125000
Making a Magic System - a psuedo FAQ    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Everyone wants to make a magic system for their game, be it THEIR GAME SYSTEM or another. So have fun and do it. Just a few things I want you to think of.

Siren no Orakio
November 30, 2005
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 17
Votes: 9 / 4.222222
Sword-Draw magics    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

One of the common variations on magic is the concept of ‘sword mages’ or ‘knight mages’. We all know and love them as the folks in full plate that split globes in twain with flaming swords, before twirling around to change their flame sword to an ice sword so they can stab the flaming angel of vengeance in the chest to maximum effect.

MoonHunter
November 30, 2005
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Comments: 17
Ideas: 13
Votes: 8 / 4.250000
Wheel Magic    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

The young priest had been healing in the market place for free. Someone seeking bounty gold had told someone at the temple. "Hut. Hut. Hut" The Temple Knights in formation came marching down from the temple.

The young priest stood up. He reached into his pouch. With a smile he put the top into the Bey. With a spin, the 1000 prayers to the spirits came forth. The spirit responded. The wind whirled and buffetted the troops. They fell into each other and were having trouble getting due to the wind that only they felt.

The priest picked up his top and ran away. They would not catch him today.

MoonHunter
November 30, 2005
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.875000
Focus Based Magic System    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

Peldor scrambled for his staff. It has all his tactical spells anchored. He dived to the floor, trying to dodge the incoming dart spells. All he had was his ring (for energy enhancements) and his belt buckle (which carried his personal enhancements spells). Papers, smoke, and wood splinters flew everywhere. In the chaos, he saw it - his lab desk’s sextant. He stretched, just touching with the tips of his fingers. He rolled forward. A dart struck infront of him. Spitting dust out of his mouth and squinting against the flying debree, he made solid contact. He whispered the trigger, utilizing his ring to make it cost less mana. The green mystic glow unfolded. It formed a full serephamic sheild.  The hex bolts and darts were bouncing off it. Slowly he rose. He was able to take the three steps to reach his battle staff. Now, things would be different.

Agar
November 30, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.833333
Ascention Ceramony of the Burgan Tribe    Plots  (Coincidence)   (Encounter)

Each year, One member of the two sides of the tribe is chosen to Acend. It is a deep ritual used to maintain the contact the tribe has with its two gods. Sometimes, you gotta go out with a bang.

Agar
November 30, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 2.250000
White P'nash Berries    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

There are two types of P’nash trees that survive, the Red berry tree, and the White berry tree. Both can be picked and, other than some mild psychological effects, are rather benign. Combined in the right situation ... Well that’s something else.

Agar
November 30, 2005
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.000000
Red P'nash Berries    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

There are two types of P’nash trees that survive, the Red berry tree, and the White berry tree. Both can be picked and, other than some mild psychological effects, are rather benign. Combined in the right situation ... Well that’s something else.

MoonHunter
November 30, 2005
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.722222
Two Twines - The Elven Embassy    Locations  (Establishment)   (Forest/ Jungle)

In the words of the Great Bard Taslinus Excellencus . . . yet on entering The Embassy one is conscious of calm and complete beauty echoing the mood of majesty and peace that is the essential quality of The Valley and Greater Elven Kingdom. . . . against a background of forest and precipice the architect has nestled the great structure of granite, scaling his design with sky and space and stone. To the interior all ornamentation has been confined, and therein lies a miracle of color and design. The Ancient Elven motifs, primitive yet timeless, are supreme . . . . The designs are stylized with tasteful sophistication; decidedly Ancient Elven, yet decidedly more than Elf, they epitomize the involved and intricate symbolism of Man . . .

MoonHunter
November 29, 2005
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Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.500000
Harland    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Plains)

There has been a city on this site for centuries. Cultures/ societies have come and gone, but the city site remains as it is a crossroads.  Those gone by have left their marks upon the city. The city has grown and fallen numerous times.  The last time, it was nearly destroyed, yet a few pieces remain.

MoonHunter
November 29, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 3.666667
Plaza of the Bell    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

In the center of the plaza is The Bell. The large iron Bell is covered by a small slanted roof held up by four pillars. These pillars rest upon a square raised foundation. There are small stairs that lead up to the level of foundation. The foundation also has four strong iron loops towards the edges. If one does not know the two traditions, this arrangement makes no sense.

MoonHunter
November 29, 2005
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.125000
The Quadrangles    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

In the western part of the city is a large neighborhood. It is this good sized old walled neighborhood that gives the city is reputation for education, wisdom, and enlightenement. It is called The Quadrangles by locals and those of high education.

MoonHunter
November 29, 2005
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.625000
Coastside Park    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

Coastside Park—the ultimate haven away from urban chaos—was deeded to the people over one hundred years ago out of the prescient notion that the city folk would one day feel overcrowded. The city has spilled over three sets of defensive walls and is now reaching water to water on its hilly sandy peninsula. This foresight proved invaluable.

CaptainPenguin
November 29, 2005
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.250000
The Plaza of Tarnished Entertainments    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

The Plaza of Tarnished Entertainments is a large, circular plaza, built in the formerly-affluent Saeppellion district of Hartacon, capitol of Mysia.

manfred
November 29, 2005
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.166667
River Side    Locations  (Area)   (Water)

It was some sixty years ago, a great flood on the river caused a lot of damage. The baron ordered masive works to be undertaken, to widen the river’s channel above its usual level. The “over-channel” spreads a few hundred yards on both shores of the river. This was to be a sufficient safeguard against any flood.

MoonHunter
November 29, 2005
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 2.833333
Beacon's Hill    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

Beacon’s Hill is a two and a half century old downtown residential neighborhood situated directly north of the Common and the Public Garden.

MoonHunter
November 29, 2005
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.750000
Hexagon Plaza - A Kerren Neighborhood    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

Hexagon Plaza is a “zone” in a cluster, not far from a gate. This is because gips are herded to the plaza, the shortest distance possible is the best for creatures, handlers, and people nearby. Note: For this area to make sense, check out the Encyclopedia Kernnica for details on gips, hard and soft leather.

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One of the PCs comes across a magical ring that grants some power but has odd aura as if cursed. Yet this curse is different than the standard curse. When the PC puts on the ring he/she suddenly feels married. There is now an illusionary woman, who he/she cares deeply for but who is also always very critical of the PC. The wife is demanding of attention and constantly giving the PC directions. The PC wearing the ring is the only one that can see and hear the bride. The curse can never completely be lifted. Even if the PC takes off the ring and somebody else puts the ring on; the PC will still be visited by the ex-wife at least once a month. During this visit she will demand money and apologies.

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