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Iain
December 3, 2005
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Gemstone Magic    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

The magic in my roleplay system is based around gemstones. It started off with the fact that wizards could use gems to regain lost mana: essentially, the gems were nothing more than glorified potions of mana. Since then I’ve managed to expand the uses of gems considerably and make them much more integral to the magic system; however, I still feel there is a lot more that I could do with them if I could only think of it! Basically, I’m asking for any ideas and suggestions that people have on how to make the gems and magic more interlinked.

MoonHunter
December 1, 2005
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 6
Votes: 1 / 3.500000
Dreaming Lord and String of Worlds Cosmology    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Defining)

The worlds are nothing more than bubbles on the strings on the plane of dreams.

MoonHunter
November 30, 2005
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 17
Votes: 11 / 4.818182
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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Ideas: 13
Votes: 7 / 4.285714
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 23, 2005
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.700000
The Great One    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Defining)

There used to be many Gods.  They were petty, cruel, and plagued Humanity almost as badly as the Demons of Sogoth. They bore more Gods. They fought with each other. They were unworthy of the divine mantle. Then came Argon.

MoonHunter
November 23, 2005
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.100000
Followers of Pandjit    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Defining)

Pandjit was a magi and philospher several hundred years ago.  He used meditation, prayer (focused) dance, and soul access to determine the nature of the universe.

MoonHunter
November 23, 2005
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Votes: 1 / 4.000000
The One    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Defining)

The One is the primal spirit of the universe. The One shaped the Material, for as the spirit goes so does the dust.  The One is behind everything.

MoonHunter
November 23, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.166667
The Weaver    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Defining)

The Weaver spun time, space, fire earth, air, water, light, and spirit into existance from the primal chaos, the way a spinner spins threads out of cotton or wool. Weaving them together, The Weaver made all.

CaptainPenguin
November 23, 2005
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.166667
Uedha-a    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Defining)

Uedha-a is the God who dwells here. That I am not afraid, he makes me so- Uedha-a bolsters hearts with iron, and with-holds souls from the Shadow Himself.

manfred
November 23, 2005
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 1
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
The Judge    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Defining)

The Judge is the Ultimate Judge, who judges all beings after death. After death, you face The One. He measures your worth and determines your faith appropriately.

MoonHunter
November 23, 2005
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.875000
God of The People    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Defining)

In this world, each race had its own Spirit, or Diety it revered. It personified the race.  The Mythic people (Elves, Dwarves, Goblins, et al) had worshiped their spirits since before time began, long before Humans crawled out of their caves and became a speaking race.

MoonHunter
November 23, 2005
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.500000
BA'AN and The Messenger    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Defining)

"Harken to The Word of the Messenger, He who is heralding new age, one without the upsurping lesser Gods."

MoonHunter
November 23, 2005
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.750000
One Deity Fantasy    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Defining)

This scroll is for posting monotheistic religions to be used in games.

CaptainPenguin
November 22, 2005
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.500000
Hubal and the Tisqoshu    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Defining)

A complex mythology with a full set of deities.

CaptainPenguin
November 22, 2005
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 3.500000
The Four Dragons and the Four Fiends    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Defining)

In this pantheon, there are four dragons, and only four, and they are gods. They are opposed by four fiends, and only four, and they are demons.

ephemeralstability
November 22, 2005
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.250000
The Carycian Calendar    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Defining)

The Carycian calendar has been adopted by many countries since its invention by the Blue Monk, Frezzi Alberto, in the year 1. It evolved from the wonderment Alberto felt for the natural cycles and his attempts to understand and predict them.

Siren no Orakio
November 15, 2005
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 3.611111
Rune-Slivers    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

A form of magic whereupon talismans are grafted to the skin in order to grant power.

MoonHunter
November 10, 2005
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.300000
Imperial Gate System - Twilight Tunnels    Systems  (Transportation)   (Defining)

The Twilight Tunnels, the Imperial Gate system, were the backbones of the Imperium. The ability to travel almost anywhere via the Twilight Tunnels, allowing for near unlimited trade for little money, quick communication (any message anywhere nearly instantly (or within 3 days for the hinterlands), and easy personal travel. This system can be adapted to any gate system.

Mourngrymn
November 7, 2005
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.916667
Tenets of Shadow    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Defining)

When one views a knight from afar thoughts of chivalry and deeds of heroic good flood the mind of the youthful and dreamers. But what does it mean when someone takes those same ideals and alter them to a darker view? When the thought of chivalry of light is replaced with a code of darkness? The Tenets of Shadows prevail.

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The Candle-Eyed Man

       By: Murometz

The third son of a candle-maker, and secretly a spy, Tsiao Fong Wei betrayed his family, clan, and town to the merciless Qongg Dynasty, causing the deaths of his own family members. He survived to an old age hiding out in the country side and keeping a low profile. One day however, the “Paper Knife” finally found Tsiao Fong Wei , and exacted his revenge on behalf of the folk, dead and tortured.

After a furious struggle, the “Paper Knife” plunged twin burning candles into the eyes of the traitorous old man and laughed, as Tsiao Fong Wei howled in dismay and pain. Some say Tsiao Fong Wei died that day. Others say that the old man somehow escaped despite his sudden anguish and utter blindness.

The truth is lost to time.

But to this day the children of the Red-Ridge County towns and villages are told by their parents to always beware twin lights in the darkness and to never venture into the woods at night, and to keep an ear open for the Groaning Ghost, for somewhere out there Tsiao Fong Wei the Traitor, now a vengeful spirit, stumbles about the darkness moaning and wailing, candles still sticking forth from out of his otherwise empty eye sockets. And though the candles plunged into his eyes all those years ago were a’flame going in, now the wax protuberances are somehow lit from within and burn without, and two flickering lights in the darkness, always portend his coming.

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