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Scrasamax
December 22, 2015
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Memetic Measurement    Systems  (Knowledge/Lore)   (Defining)

The main commodity in the Cosmic Era is data and communication, in the form of social media, entertainment, advertising, and other electronic sources of information. The spread of this data is measured in a unit known as a meme (also spelled meem)

Ancient Gamer
September 10, 2015
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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.

Arracor
November 17, 2014
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Divinity, Faith, and the Divine Significance of the Materium    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Defining)

An explanation of gods; what they are, where they come from, how their power works, how they affect mortal life. Part of my main setting, first introduced in Primal Essence, Primals, and the Creation of the Realms.

Scrasamax
August 7, 2014
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Teratology    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

In the years before the advent of arcanotechnology and dimensional fatigue events, teratology was the study of abnormalities and biological deformations. In the wake of the second renaissance, it became the study of exomorphs, extradimensional entities, and most prominently, teratomorphs, more commonly and vulgarly known as kaiju.

Scrasamax
February 9, 2014
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National Corporatism    Systems  (Mercantile)   (Defining)

One of the current political paradigms of the Cosmic Era.

rickster
June 26, 2013
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A Tale of Two Rituals    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

An exploration of the differences between sorcerous and cultic vampires.

Scrasamax
June 23, 2013
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Technological Parapsychic Powers    Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (Defining)

The vast majority of parapsychic powers do NOT manifest as freeform pyrokinesis or rotating thunder kicks.

Shadoweagle
March 26, 2013
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The Other Side    Plots  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Defining)
Kovel the fighter sat at the bar table with his sorcerous companion, Errat, and and the roguish woman, Vena. Laughing, they raised their drinks to a succesful heist - they were all much richer after robbing and slaying the fat merchant earlier on the road and were celebrating a job well done. But deeds such as this attract the attention of many people.
Some hours into their night, a woman approached the friends with a friendly smile, "Greetings Kovel. Good eve, Vena and Errat. I wish to have a word with you. Yes, I know your names. We have been watching you for some time, and we like what we see. I am here to offer you a part in something great. And yes; there will be money. You will have power. Come with me; let us talk."


Shadoweagle
January 9, 2013
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Maddux    Systems  (Geological/ Geographical)   (Defining)

Changing the Maddux is a difficult as changing the weather. And like the storm on the horizon, all one can do when Maddux sings is to prepare yourself as best you can.

caesar193
December 23, 2012
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How Weapons Become Magic Weapons    Systems  (Combat/ Warfare)   (Defining)

"And Arathinos brandished the Foe-Reaper, and let loose a battle cry. He stood, with rain pouring out of the heavens, on a mountain of bodies. The rain washed the blood through channels in the corpses. Arathinos raised the Foe-Reaper and saluted the fleeing enemies before him, as lightning crashed around him.

The Foe-Reaper is a great blade. With the years spent in Arathinos's hands, it has taken up a myriad of powers. And most prominent among those powers is dramatic effect. What is more morale-sapping than seeing your enemy with a backdrop of lightning, as if the arrows of the heavens stand with your foe?"

Dossta
October 15, 2012
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Othamm, the God of Completion    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Defining)

Patron deity of the Cult of Done, Othamm is always working to counter Mathom's influence.

chaoticwaffle
August 24, 2012
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The 9 Divine Ones and 3 Exalted Ones    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Defining)

"The 9 Divine One's you ask? 'Ow can ye not know of them? They made e'erythin'. From the tiniest pebble all the way to the high species. "

Scrasamax
August 21, 2012
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The River of Sorrow    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

Science has many answers, and with the advent of hypertechnology and arcanotechnology it seemed that there were no questions left to be conquered. But the manifestation of parapsychic abilities, wastelands, and the 'Storm' left many questions and no answers.

EmilioV
August 3, 2012
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Kingdom Property    Systems  (Mercantile)   (Defining)

Because, after a while, even the oldest adventurer will need a place to settle as he grows tired.

Moonlake
July 6, 2012
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Zxtkvf, God of the Unfathomable and Unbelievable    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Defining)

A 100-word submission about a Placeholder God

clydedavis
July 4, 2012
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Eyre Magick - Disciplines of Magick    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

An overview of the Disciplines of Magick within the Eyre System.

Includes: Alteration (and Transfer-Alteration), Soul-Command, Ritual, Soul-Leech, and Abysmal-Craft.

clydedavis
June 23, 2012
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Eyre Magick - Introduction    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

An introduction to the key ideas to the sources of Magick in the Eyre System. Includes an overview of Elemental-Mana and Soul-Mana, along with the various types within each.

 

Dossta
June 4, 2012
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Slys, Die of the Damned    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Defining)

When Vegma, Judge of the Dead, was called away to witness Mathom's trial, he left Slys in charge of the recently deceased.  Intended as a simple placeholder, she has come to be something more.

hylandpad
October 24, 2011
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The Language Archeoc    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Defining)

"Archeoc isn't just a language, it's a piece of our history. Great empires rose and fell on the pillars of that great tongue, and it's legacy will forever, and inextricably bind Greatlanders together."

-Author Hedron Gadolfini

hylandpad
September 17, 2011
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Mid-Orbital Active-Defense Deployment Systems (MADDS)    Systems  (Combat/ Warfare)   (Defining)

MADDS - the impregnable Planetary fortress system of the 25th Century

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       By: Raptyr

Nine times out of ten, it’s the undead that do the running.

Not strictly animal or vegetable, the Corpse bud is a peculiar individual that shares characteristics from multiple kingdoms and species. In appearance, all corpse buds bear a shape of a large rounded top bud divided into four lateral segments, and a much longer, narrower bottom bud, also divided into four segments. Between the two halves are a set of four radial limbs, rounded on top and flat on the bottom, covered with tiny serrated hooks facing towards the body. In overall size, it’s limbs reach as wide as a spread hand, with the body being as thick as a fist. It is as long as a human hand from top to bottom.

Internally, the top bud of the corpse bud contains a bacteria filled membrane that produces the hydrogen that the corpse bud uses to stay aloft, and a series of fungal gills for the dispersal of spores for reproduction. The lower half of the bud contains a number of fine filaments, as well as a sharp barbed stinger containing a powerful local anaesthesia.

The Corpse Bud mobilizes by inflating its top bud, and steers by rotating its arms rapidly about its body. The corpse bud ordinarily drifts with the wind, orienting towards the scent of recent decay and death. It preys on the recently dead, burrowing the lower bud into the victim, using the anaesthesia in case the victim is dying, and not truly deceased. Once embedded, it releases its filaments into the body, replacing the current nervous system. This gives it full animation of the body, and allows the corpse bud to direct it.

Corpse buds are not a malevolent species, being primarily concerned with breaking down the host body for food, and infecting the reproductive cycle with spores in order to mate with other corpse-bud bodies. To preserve the corpse for this purpose, Corpse buds will seek out dry locations to prevent bacteria from destroying the corpses. This often causes a large number of corpse buds to gather in a single location.

In culture, Corpse buds are used to repair broken spines or degenerative diseases, as the sentient mind will easily overcome the mind of the non-sentient corpse bud. Once infected by a corpse bud, however, removal is usually fatal, and the infected individual cannot reproduce, or risk infecting another. Thus, it is a technique often reserved for the elderly, or a last resort.

Necromancers and other dark sorcerers will often preserve the corpses of their victims magically, and infect them with corpse buds, creating traditional undead as well, so as to seed their lairs with undead both offensive and non, in order to throw their enemies off balance. They will also enslave the rudimentary minds of the corpse buds, and transform the docile things into a plague. There have also been accounts of magically transformed corpse buds with stronger minds and a taste for living flesh, but thus far all accounts are unproven rumors.

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