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Ted
September 23, 2013
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.800000
Operation Black Rain    Plots  (Hired)   (Multi-Storyline)

The players are sent on their first mission for Agency 17: Stealing Sarin from a right-wing militia group in rural Texas

Scrasamax
September 23, 2013
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.333333
Hekatonkheire    Items  (Armor)   (Villanous)

Technology in the Cosmic Era can become corrupted and infested. When this happens to a mecha, the result in codenamed a Hekatonkheire.

Scrasamax
September 18, 2013
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
Budiansky Drone    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Plains)

An incarnation of Laserbeak, and condor/cyborgs for the Cosmic Era

Longspeak
September 16, 2013
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.166667
Desert Rose    Locations  (Regional)   (Desert)

I dream of rain; I dream of gardens in the desert sand

--Sting, Desert Rose

Longspeak
September 16, 2013
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.900000
Dragon's Wake    Locations  (City)   (Water)

Once known by another name, the port city of Dragon's Wake suffered terrible tragedy, from which it is still recovering.

Chaosmark
September 15, 2013
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 5.000000
Shardis, the Shining City    Locations  (City)   (Plains)

Home to the fabled Shining Towers, a gleaming beacon of light for miles around.

MysticMoon
September 14, 2013
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.571429
Winter's Gem    Items  (Jewelry)   (Sentient)

Bluest of sapphires; the ice-cold jewel. From its hoary breath flows the bitter winter winds. The Lady Karina sits there for all eternity, looking deep into the eyes of her lover.

Longspeak
September 12, 2013
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.000000
The Five Orders of Ivory Tower    Society/ Organizations  (Political)   (Country/ State)

With power borne from their unusual markings, men and women of the Five Orders of Ivory Tower are guardians and rulers of the Desert Realms, and guides to the people. But what secrets lay beneath their strange tattoos?

Scrasamax
September 12, 2013
Hits: 532
Comments: 9
Ideas: 1
Votes: 5 / 4.800000
30 Dimensional Fatigue Events    Plots  (Crisis)   (Encounter)

When arcanotech fails, it fails spectacularly

Siren no Orakio
September 11, 2013
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.200000
Eshnes Pehe - The Blood Drinker    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)

A polished flake of porous stone, stained a deep, rusted brown, this once-hallowed knife contains traces of the eldest of magics.

valadaar
September 11, 2013
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.125000
Devouring Fire    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Other)

At one time it was thought that the substance known as Anagra Estratius, or Devouring Fire, was an alchemical substance, tainted by the infernal components that went into its making.

Chaosmark
September 10, 2013
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.571429
Reliquary of the Rotting Legion    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Villanous)

An ornate reliquary box, covered in fine metalwork that twists the eye and causes headaches.

Shadoweagle
September 10, 2013
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.833333
Demonic Pipe Organ    Dungeons  (Underground)   (Puzzles)

Mora stepped up to the wicked-looking pipe-organ; the carved demonic head which it was made from leered silently at him. Sweating with anxiety, Mora looked back to his friends before swallowing hard and shakily bringing his fingers to the ivory.

Mora pressed the keys down into several minor chords, and a thunderous peal of music echoed, sounding mockingly similar to a church. Suddenly, the eyes of the carved head lit up with fire, and with a *WHOOSH* a pillar of flames burst into life around Mora. The man's screams were cut short after just a second and the fire disappeared just as quickly. Mora was gone.

After a moment of shocked silence, Mora's friends cheered excitedly.

Chaosmark
September 10, 2013
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Comments: 0
Ideas: 0
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Ossilyth    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

Favored minion of the necromancer Warmaker, the Ossilyth is a tank of an undead.

MysticMoon
September 9, 2013
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.500000
Refuge Beneath the Waves    Locations  (Regional)   (Water)

"They said it would bring us a new age of wonder, of exploration, of excitement. I don't think this is what they meant: us scurrying around like rats in our cities of steam and steel, far away from the land and the sun."

Dragonlordmax
September 9, 2013
Hits: 297
Comments: 8
Ideas: 1
Votes: 8 / 3.875000
The Tower of NON    Locations  (Fortification)   (Any)

I know a guy who says he found a tower in the woods and saw a man fall out the window - straight up!

Scrasamax
September 8, 2013
Hits: 231
Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.166667
Dimensional Tap Reactor    Items  (Tools)   (Cursed)

Just as the Dimensional Engine supplanted the fission reactor, the DTR will eventually replace the D-Engine. Once they iron out the little bugs.

Dragonlordmax
September 7, 2013
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.300000
The Most Serene and Devoted Temple of the Moon    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

Did you ever wonder where the moon comes from?

Scrasamax
September 7, 2013
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Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.250000
The Scavengers    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)

There's money to be made ripping the past out of the ground and turning it back into usable reclaimed materials. It just takes the right equipment and the wrong people.

Gossamer
September 6, 2013
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.285714
Dwarven Calendar    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)

How does a culture measure time underground, without any sun? The dwarves have got it covered.

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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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