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MoonHunter
November 10, 2005
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Lights, Camera, Action    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)

What makes great entertainment for Gamers? Movies. They love action movies, even if their favorite pastime is reading books, writing websites, learning ancient languages, or gaming like madmen. If you pattern your games and campaigns after movies, you are sure to have an entertaining game.

MoonHunter
November 9, 2005
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Votes: 7 / 4.142857
It's midnight (GM time crunch)    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

Pieh asked:Its around midnight, you are scheduled to play some RPG at about 10am. All of a sudden you find out the DM is sick (sore throat, ect) and he knows you’re planning a game. The problem is you only have a world map. You don’t want to disappoint everyone by letting them show up with no game to play, what do you do?

Mourngrymn
November 9, 2005
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Yakaram    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Forest/ Jungle)

The children of the west know not our ability. Ironically in their arrogance they ask us for advice and use us as ambasadors often, failing to realize that al lwe are doing is learning everything we can about their kingdoms and weaknesses. They will learn, but it will be when they are kneeling before us in their own cities.

-Laar Scaren - Advisor to the Kingdom of Rhomas

MoonHunter
November 9, 2005
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Ideas: 37
Votes: 7 / 4.000000
The Ten Commandments    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - In General)

Come down from the mountain with your stone tablets. Give forth your wisdom in the format of 10 statements that pertain to gaming.

Mourngrymn
November 9, 2005
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Votes: 5 / 3.200000
Derevo    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Forest/ Jungle)

The Derevo are not a race unto themselves but a race of similar species. Similar to the different asian cultures. They are all different yet similar being similar cultures. The Derevo are like that.

Mourngrymn
November 9, 2005
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Votes: 5 / 3.700000
Novotie    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Forest/ Jungle)

The leaves talk and caress the mind of those who are willing to listen. We know what it is they say and it does not bode well for the civilized lands to our west. Woe to them I say, the land will return to it’s natural state one day.

-Enio Lacvite - Knowledge Seeker of the Rred Leaf

MoonHunter
November 9, 2005
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Votes: 11 / 4.409091
Swords. Why does it always have to be swords?    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)

Excalibur. Stormbringer. Sting. I blame fantasy authors and history professionals that have over simplified things for this preoccupation with swords.

MoonHunter
November 9, 2005
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Votes: 2 / 3.750000
Writing a Campaign Setting Sourcebook    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Getting a campaign setting sourcebook published is for many game masters the ultimate dream.

MoonHunter
November 9, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 3.875000
It is not a Genre (Sci-Fi)    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Starships, Laser Beams, Computers, and Aliens do not Science Fiction make!

manfred
November 9, 2005
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Votes: 3 / 3.500000
Comprehending warfare    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

The research reported on in this essay seeks to understand more about the judgment that there is “the time for war” in the belief that only such understanding will enable us to more effectively constrain the use of warfare.

MoonHunter
November 9, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.666667
So You Want to Publish a Game    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Quote: Alec_Shadowkin I am very much interested in learning how to go about getting something rp-oriented published. I know there are a few of you here who have been and I would be appreciative if you could explain what type of stuff has been published and how you went about getting involved with it, i.e. finding a publisher, etc…

manfred
November 9, 2005
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Ideas: 6
Votes: 10 / 4.550000
War is coming!    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Thinking about my game world and what should happen in it in the not so close future, I came to a simple decision: WAR. This is an article on the topic of war.

Mourngrymn
November 9, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 4.500000
The Second Era of Hewdamia    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)

The second era started off in better light than the 1st era ended. For almost 500 years there was a rebuilding going on with the Gison, continued growth for the Olwynn, and understanding with the Derevo about the different factions in their families. Like all things, this time had come to and end.

krome
November 9, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 4.125000
The Vrynenwood    Locations  (Regional)   (Forest/ Jungle)

In the Vrynenwood, the leaves are not what they seem.

ephemeralstability
November 9, 2005
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Ideas: 2
Votes: 5 / 4.200000
Rangerspeak    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)

This thread is for the development of rangerspeak, the dialect of the mountain rangers who guard the passes, known as munnum to those who hear it, for its resemblance to a mumbling noise…

MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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Votes: 5 / 4.100000
Qanquen Trees    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)

The name for and the tree itself come from a land far away. The name means Long Wall in some foreign tongue. It is representative on how these trees grown.

MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.166667
Samhain's Kiss    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

Samhain’s kiss is an blue starlike flower that signals the end of period of bounty and the period of loss. It is also symbolically linked to “the other side” and is used in a number of traditions.

MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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Orc Rose    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)

A careful forester keeps an eye out for the Orc Rose. The presence of Orc Roses in an area often shows that Orcs have been, or are, in the area. This way they can avoid suprises.

MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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Votes: 5 / 3.200000
Torren Mangrove    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Swamp)

“Evil” often infests swamp. This tree thrives when the other plants wither under the presence of true Evil. However, this is not an evil plant, but a land healing one as nature attempts to reclaim its own.

MoonHunter
November 8, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 3.500000
Fydres    Lifeforms  (Flora)   (City/ Ruin)

Fydre tried to destroy cities and return people to the Green in his lifetime. His “curse” attempts to drive people out of the cities.

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Tripping over the Golden Bough

       By: Wulfhere

Nearly every primitive culture has had rituals and celebrations to guarantee the proper passage of the seasons and to ensure the fertility of crops and animals. Oversight of these ceremonies was generally the provenance of local kings or priests.

Suppose that the adventurers dispatch one of these fellows. The local peasants may become hysterical, fearing famine and death will stalk the land. Alternatively, they may want one of the new heroes to become king. For a while, this can be a good thing, but the first time that the crops fail, the superstitious locals will want to sacrifice their new leader.

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