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Fiendrunner
December 22, 2016
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 1
Votes: 6 / 3.250000
The Sand Box RIddle    Dungeons  (Any)   (Doors)

A simple addition to the riddles often used to open doors or paths in a dungeon. The party are presented with a riddle and then have to draw the answer in the sand box.





Scrasamax
December 22, 2016
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Comments: 1
Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 4.500000
The Machine Cortex    Items  (Computers)   (Campaign Defining)

The core of every clever machine is the machine cortex, the droid brain.

Scrasamax
December 21, 2016
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Comments: 1
Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 4.000000
7 Things About Fant4stic    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - Genre)

While no means a great film, Fant4stic Four isn't nearly as bad as critics would have you believe.

Cheka Man
December 11, 2016
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 2
Votes: 3 / 3.166667
30 Air Force Officers    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Combative)

Those magnificent men, in their flying machines...some of them air cadets, others who are long-toothed veterans of war in the air.

Scrasamax
December 10, 2016
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 1
Votes: 5 / 4.100000
7 Things About MacGuffins    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - Genre)

AKA 7 steps to creating a MacGuffin

Scrasamax
December 10, 2016
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Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.500000
Locus Amoenus    Locations  (Area)   (Plains)

Latin for literally 'A Pleasant Place'

Dozus
December 6, 2016
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.700000
Buckfowl    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)

A common domestic animal in the Siogalish household, the buckfowl isn't much different from a chicken at first. Until you get a look at its head.

Scrasamax
December 4, 2016
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.250000
Metric Time    Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (Specific)

In the Cosmic Era, time has been adapted to the Metric system.

Scrasamax
December 3, 2016
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 1
Votes: 2 / 4.750000
The Sage Mugwort    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Natural)

Near the end of many a heroic venture or quest a brave band of adventurers upon return will find it necessary to seek out a sage, a wisened person, looking for the answer to a riddle, to decipher a map, or to unlock a geas or curse placed on one of their own. The strangest of quests, those touched by the madness of the fae, the eldritch influence of the outsiders and abominations, and those tainted by the hellish realms, are best met by the mysterious sage known only as Mugwort.

Dozus
December 2, 2016
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 5.000000
An Atlas of County Siogal    Locations  (Country/ State)   (Plains)

A reference guide to the major physical features and settlements of County Siogal.

valadaar
November 28, 2016
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 2
Votes: 4 / 3.375000
So How Was That Made?    Articles  (Other Gaming)   (Game Mastering)

Herin are a number of ways your magic item might come into being, apart from something you order from your local wizard.

Roack
November 25, 2016
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.500000
Loxoscep    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Forest/ Jungle)

The two of them peered down at Erath menacingly through the trees. He rested his palm on the jeweled hilt of his sword, ready to cut one of them down the moment they touched the ground. With any luck, he could swing quickly enough not to find a dagger in his spleen. What he wasn’t expecting was the sharp, discordant noise behind him. Whipping around, it was a third creature, gripping a violin in its spindly, sinister hands. Sweat still beading down his forehead, Erath looked down to the poorly scrawled sign at its feet, reading: “Will pley 4 gold.”

axlerowes
November 19, 2016
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.500000
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.

axlerowes
November 18, 2016
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 5.000000
Fainter Stars: Blackwatch    Locations  (Regional)   (Space)

"I've been tethered to the side of a spaceship, nothing but a thin layer of carbon fabric between my nuts and the vacc, and I've looked up from the panel or whatever is broken and seen all those stars. It use to make me feel small, but not anymore. Cause after a few runs between those stars, it changes. It will change for you. You will realize that the closer you get to those stars the smaller everything gets. You know what I saying? Ain't that many goldilocks worlds, but there are tons of little rocks circling fainter stars. And almost every little rock has a little petty king scraping out a living and fighting with another little king."

- Buck Leftyork, FTO Mission Engineer

axlerowes
November 18, 2016
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 5.000000
Fainter Stars: Ang's Crater    Locations  (Regional)   (Space)

Interstellar warfare is logarithmic. The plan for the attack begins by considering questions of hundreds of billions of kilometers. How will we get people and equipment from all over the galaxy to orbit the star of the planet we intend to take? Those logistical threads can get tied into knots that are literally light years long. Then once we have our force in star system it becomes a question of millions of kilometers. How do we get to this planet safely and quietly? Then we have to make the landing, thousands of kilometers. Next there is a question of defending the LZ: hundred of kilometers. Once the air support is dealt with and the artillery is neutralized, we’ve got to reach the objective. Then finally there is the soldiers’ combat. That is when the scale collapses quickly. A fight we started light years away can end because we had to cross two meters of open field or because a piece of shrapnel was a millimeter too close.

-Awl-70000891, Captain, Dynastic Army

valadaar
November 18, 2016
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.166667
Utterblack Cloak    Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)

An item to aid those who seek to be hidden in the shadows...

Dozus
November 15, 2016
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.500000
A Brief History of County Siogal    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)

"I fear, dear Marius, that either you or I have been led astray. The Legends of which you spoke claimed Showgull was a land of great Magick, perhaps even the very Wellspring of the first Magick, with a People whose blood runs with æthereal power. You know how serious I take my work, Marius: is this a jest to you? These are a barbarous People, who know little Writing and fewer Manners. They are hostile to the very Idea learned Magick. That anyone should call this a Nexus of magickal power is risible. No wonder so many Kingdoms have been eager to trade off this Place in their treaties."

- the wizard Abelard Selanius, Esq., letter to his colleague Marius Dubesque

Mageek
November 14, 2016
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.833333
Enigma Ciphers    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

The Enigma - the 'unbreakable' German WWII cipher that has become an icon of cryptography and mystery. Learn how it works and why it is a great cipher for role-playing games.

Dozus
November 13, 2016
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 5.000000
Gléasanna an Cruthú, or the Instruments of Creation    Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)

The magical instruments that created the world, long since scattered. Fortunate is the player who finds them, and great is the band that can make them sing again.

valadaar
November 9, 2016
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 1
Votes: 5 / 3.700000
Degrees of Possession    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Possession is never as simple as you may think....

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       By: MoonHunter

Arkths or Ravagers: These are large landbound crablike creatures about the size of Grizzly Bears. They live partially in the astreal plane. Their food is magic. They can sense it at huge distances. Since spells and such are hard to eat (being in motion) and magical places are the equivalent of a sea of krill to them, they are looking for magic stashed in concrete places. Their primary food source is magic items, alchemical potions, and enchantments. They do a pretty good job of mangling/ eating the physical aspect of said items in the process of chowing down. These things will be the bane of dungeons everywhere, as they will slowly eat away much of the treasure (and the magical traps... so it can be advantagous to follow these things). Note: They will attack people with highly magical natures (i.e. high magic powers). They will probably kill the person in the process of sucking out the power.

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