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axlerowes
November 19, 2016
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Conventions of Galactic Cartography    Systems  (Geological/ Geographical)   (General)

"Maps are a human thing. They like to make simplified models in which things are labelled, placed on grids and details are glossed over. I assume it is because their minds are spatial and not mathematical. Things to the human mind are defined by there relation to other things. That is why they need two points to draw straight line, whatever that is. Sincerely, though I don't understand the utility of it, but I don't fight it. The Captain says go to grid space 10-K, and I can discern what he means."

-Lagrimal-0201020101, Chief Navigational Program for the FTO freighter Mtuzanizibar.

ChimeraMaster1
May 5, 2016
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Fantasy Military Rankings    Systems  (Combat/ Warfare)   (General)

Sometimes I think that a new rank system is in order, but am unsure how complex it should be. This is a simple fantasy military rank system(insignias are described) that should be fun to just contemplate.

Cheka Man
January 7, 2016
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Ideas: 3
Votes: 6 / 3.416667
7 Spells for Pompous Nobility    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

So often, magic is used for either raising Undead, hurting people in some way, or healing people. Nothing else. When there are so many other uses for magic in any magic-rich society. Uses like...

Morningstar
August 19, 2015
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Errantry    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

"Absent gods, here's another bunch of them," Chav drawled, irritation in her voice.

"I hear them," I grunted, shifting my back against the tree to find a more comfortable angle. Well, I'd heard the horses' clopping, any how. I opened a single eye, and sure enough, Chav was right. Four of them this time, green as grass. You wonder if they really thought wearing brown homespun tunics and trousers were going to fool anyone into thinking they were Just Folks ... while riding Sadasian stallions and those gorgeous tooled Mithlantri saddles.

Unfortunately, they also heard us. The chickling at their head spurred over to us, and raised her arm in salute to me. "Captain? My name is Amberstar. We heard in Redwave that one of the orc columns were headed this way." She grinned at me with her cheeks puffed out like a bleeding squirrel. "We want to help!"

Joy and rapture unbounded.

Moonlake
November 23, 2014
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Ideas: 2
Votes: 6 / 3.416667
The Legend of Still and Limbo    Systems  (Knowledge/Lore)   (General)

“Two forgotten places there be- Still and Limbo,

Still where Time is forever Still,

Limbo where Naught is ever Remembered.”

Toddy Shelfungus
June 10, 2014
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Letters; of Marche, Reprisal, and Blight    Systems  (Political)   (General)

Goodmen, Gentles, my Lords, in the best exemplification of the heroic stories you have found the Villain, battled him and his minions, plundered them of their treasure then returned victorious. But Now you discover a greater horror.. Lawyers.. Lawyers...

Scrasamax
February 15, 2014
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Ideas: 1
Votes: 5 / 4.100000
30 Mecha Design Flaws    Systems  (Combat/ Warfare)   (General)

30 generic problems to dole out for homebrew, custom made, and scratch built machines

Nobody
October 3, 2013
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Votes: 8 / 4.125000
Luck Points    Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (General)

Luck Points are Fate's way of showing interest in the PC's, and the GM's way of rewarding the players.

Moonlake
May 15, 2013
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30 Symbols for Various Societies or Shop Signs    Systems  (Artistic/Performance)   (General)

An assortment of symbols and images associated with various societies and shop signs

caesar193
December 10, 2012
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Procrastinamancy    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

The founder of Procrastinamancy was a man called Frederick Johnson. A normal guy who grew up in a place without Mathom, Fred had one "flaw." It was procrastination. Fred took the art of Procrastination and turned into magic.

Scrasamax
November 20, 2012
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Cascade Martial Arts    Systems  (Combat/ Warfare)   (General)

The ki-yah and woooooOOOOOoooooo 

Dossta
October 24, 2012
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30 Things That Grow in a Dwarven Beard    Systems  (Agriculture/ Husbandry)   (General)

Dwarven beards are rich habitats for the enterprising critter.

valadaar
October 17, 2012
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Dwarven Heraldry    Systems  (Combat/ Warfare)   (General)

In the dark underground realms where Dwarves dwell, the colourful heraldy of humans is of less value.  Dwarven heraldry focuses more on the silhouette of the warrior, the shape of his shield, and in some cases, sound.

Scrasamax
September 8, 2012
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Achturardack Sigils    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

The Achturardackians were pioneers of sigil based magic, and their techniques for building glyphs, sigils and seals remain the foundation of magic inscription.

Moonlake
August 27, 2012
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Ideas: 1
Votes: 5 / 3.400000
Soul Gazing    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

A special method of fortune telling (100 word submission for the Ye Olde Archaic Word Challenge)

Babies-In-The-Eyes: The miniature reflection of himself which a person sees in the pupil of another's eye on looking closely into it.

Scrasamax
July 15, 2012
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13/30 Magic Tattoos    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

More than just ink and dedication, these tats pack some serious power.

Scrasamax
May 13, 2012
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Neko Augmentation    Systems  (Artistic/Performance)   (General)

Sometimes science and culture produce amazing things, sometimes they produce flipper babies

Dr. Assan Steiner

Dragonlordmax
March 1, 2012
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The Festival of Prataan    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (General)

That very special day when the people try to use up all of the most horrible deaths for the coming year.

Chaosmark
February 25, 2012
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A Treatise on the Styles of Casting    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

Casting spells is a difficult, oftentimes dangerous task. Power can be attained in spades by those so inclined, but controlling it once unleashed is something else entirely. There are a number of different ways that the form of the spell, the spell matrix, can be encoded, each with their own advantages and disadvantages.

MysticMoon
November 28, 2011
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30 Gods of Tirexia    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (General)

A sampling of 30 gods, separated into pantheons.

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The Needy Dead

       By: Murometz

The PCs are hired by undead to rid their village community of an invasive necromancer.

As the PCs make their way, wherever they are going, they spot two zombies. The zombies approach but before the cleric can turn them, one starts throwing coins at the PCs while the other pleads with them, unable to pronounce the letters "L" and "H" due to some missing gums. "Peeth issen...no 'arm...coin...peeth issen!"

If the PCs don't slaughter the two zombies immediately, they will eventually come to learn that the two were chosen to find help by their brethren. The zombies want to hire the PCs to rid their community of an unwanted pest. An opportunistic necromancer.

Apparently, a small benign community of undead have taken residence in an abandoned village, living out their undeath as peacefully as the undead can. Recently, a malicious necromancer has invaded the village, and plans to enslave the entire populace with his malignant spells, raising a small army.

The PCs must battle the vile necromancer, even as he animates the very folks who hired the PCs in the first place, to slaughter them.

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