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MoonHunter
November 26, 2005
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Roll Playing Fixes    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)

Say, MoonHunter, have any packs to give to a character to make them actually roleplay instead of just dictating their character’s actions? The majority of my players just do this.

ME:“You see a grizzled old knight with a scar over his face. He walks up to you and greets you with an ancient Cardomian salute, though he is unfamiliar to your eye.”
THEM:“I say “Hi.”
ME:“That’s it?”
THEM:“Yes. Now, I walk around him and open the door.”
ME:“But, but, he’s an important story character!”
THEM:“F**k the story! I want gold and XP, dammit!”
ME:“I hate you more than you’ll ever know.”

MoonHunter
November 26, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 4.250000
Running Tactical Scenes at Lightning Speeds with Many Players    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)

Action sequences in movies are fast, furious, and over all to fast.  They are exciting moments that most gamers are looking forward to.  Yet combat in most games is slow, ponderous, and takes up much game time. Gamers tend to blame the game systems. It is not the System, it is the group.

MoonHunter
November 26, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.800000
Your Roleplaying Game Sucks    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

This one of many articles I am posting up about game design. It explains some of the minimum requirements for a product to be produced or even be “good”. This is also useful for posts as well.

RuthieA
November 25, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.000000
Jazlin    NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)

A healer of great power and kindness, she is rumored to even be able to heal the dead, if you can find her.

Ancient Gamer
November 25, 2005
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Votes: 9 / 4.888889
Memories of the Asdarien    Plots  (Travel)   (Single-Storyline)

On one of the adventurers’ many journeys through the lands, they one day enter a very strange village surrounded by a palisade. Therein all villagers seem to be sleeping, their hair long and flowing and their nails ever growing. Snow has settled on the land and the few found outdoors are covered in a thin layer of powdery white snow. Nothing can be done to awaken these mysterious sleepers and there seems to be no escaping this village either.

Then the night falls…

Siren no Orakio
November 25, 2005
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Votes: 6 / 4.166667
Jada's Journey    Plots  (Hired)   (Side-Quest)

The nobleman’s daughter must be escorted from place to place, but her addiction may make the journey far harder than it need be..,

MoonHunter
November 25, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.642857
Everything I Learned About Raising Children I Learned From Gaming    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Game Mastering)

When my first born came into the world, my gaming life skidded to a halt. However, in a strange way, my gaming life continued.

MoonHunter
November 25, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.333333
The Crawl, Doing It the Cinematic Way    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)

I am not a normal fantasy GM. If a player is delving through a dark tomb searching for loot in my campaign, he is probably on a fruitless quest. I dislike the dungeon crawl. I have since the earliest years of DnD. I mean where in Tolkein did they really crawl through a dungeon or other tomb/ place of mystery?

MoonHunter
November 25, 2005
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Ideas: 2
Votes: 9 / 4.666667
Gamer's Dictionary of Measurements    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

The world is full of different measurement systems. Some are old, some new, some obvious, some obscure. Each one is important enough to some group of people to be codified and passed down through the years. These are the ones that might be useful for gamers.

CaptainPenguin
November 25, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 2.666667
Mysian Lengths    Systems  (Transportation)   (General)

All Agera work with a base-8 system (though of course, in GMing, for simplicity, I don’t). Accordingly, the Mysian system of measuring is based on 8s. From dolon to dolmelphion, the system is fairly straightforward, but, traditionally, after dolmelphion, it becomes a touch more complicated.

ephemeralstability
November 25, 2005
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Trollish Measurements    Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (General)

Hathalfar holds the writhing troll down with his gloved fist and sword. The beast squirms at the touch of metal. “How far is Kolm?” he demands for the third time. “I said! A long way away,” replies the troll.

MoonHunter
November 25, 2005
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Votes: 5 / 3.000000
Known World Measurements    Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (General)

The measurements on Arth center around The Emperor and the Imperium.  The Imperium imposes certain standards upon its subjects to make communication and trade between areas easier.  Some of the most important was how much each coin was worth (and its basic size), the common language (imperial-low and high), and a system of measures.

Iain
November 25, 2005
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Ideas: 6
Votes: 7 / 4.214286
Systems of Measurement    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Systems of measurement might not sound like the most interesting of things, but they can be used to good effect in a role play campaign. There are three main ways I can think of: 1) Adding colour; 2) Culture shock and 3) Archaic systems.

CaptainPenguin
November 24, 2005
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Votes: 5 / 4.500000
The Subeya    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

“When I was ten-and-eight years old, I went south to the land of Emhutz, which is near the Holy Land, and I went before the wisest of all God’s creatures but the Prophet, Najaug, all-knowing, all-seeing, all-wise, who in this time did dwell there, and him I asked five-score questions.”
-The Subeya, “First Song: Going Before the Prophet”

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 24, 2005
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Votes: 6 / 4.750000
Ankorill natives    Society/ Organizations  (Ethnic/Cultural)   (Area)

In the vast Sun-Ocean lies spots of perfect green. The Ankorillian Islands. The “Jewels of the Blue”.
The natives there are strange and wild looking.
Here is the only existing work on how they live, their customs, beliefs and rituals.

MoonHunter
November 23, 2005
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Votes: 2 / 4.000000
The Followers of The Book and The Word    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Regional)

The Followers of The Book and The Word believe in the strict adherence to the Law and The Word.

MoonHunter
November 23, 2005
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Votes: 1 / 4.500000
Church of The Message    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Regional)

The Church of the Message was built upon the ruins of the various churches that fell once their clerical powers were lost.

MoonHunter
November 23, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 3.875000
The Worship of Mothon    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (World Wide)

The True Deity’s worship is kept quiet and out of the public eye. Public Religions persecute Mothon worshipers and their strange powers.

MoonHunter
November 23, 2005
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Votes: 2 / 4.000000
The Vicean Church    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (World Wide)

The Vicean Church is one that expresses the mysteries of existence and explains the process of life and death and life beyond. While other churches have "aims" and "goals", the Vicean church focuses on the soul and faith of its members (and all peoples) and the health of the community and its church. After a few religious conflicts or magical pogroms, the Vicean Church becomes very popular with people and governments, as they avoid such things.

Cheka Man
November 23, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 3.750000
The Priests of Mammon    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Regional)

Many priests take a vow of poverty-but not the priests and priestesses of Mammon. But that is to be expected.

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The Death Priests

       By: Wulfhere

On some of the islands off the coast, the rites of the local fertility god revolve around ceremonial death and rebirth. The religion's priests have overcome this cycle, however: Each of them is actually undead, ceremonially slain and "reborn"! Their religion is otherwise unremarkable, being an odd offshoot of the mainland's religions. The priests vow to resist their undead cravings, seeing these as the "cycle of life" attempting to reclaim their spirits.

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