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caesar193
June 11, 2014
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Two Graves    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

A tale of vengeance and woe

Moonlake
June 10, 2014
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.000000
World Creation and the Citadel    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Citadel Help)

Tips on how to utilise resources on and functions of the Citadel to Develop and Maintain World settings

Toddy Shelfungus
June 10, 2014
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.750000
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...

Kassy
June 10, 2014
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.750000
The Omen    Plots  (Hired)   (Encounter)

An ominous emblem begins appearing in tapestries, paintings, engravings, streets, etc. across the town or city in which the players are staying.

custos
June 6, 2014
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 1
Votes: 4 / 3.500000
Courtesan's secret weapon    Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)

- Stop ogling!
- I wasn't
- You can't take your eyes off her even now!

HaroldWiggle
June 1, 2014
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.500000
The Face on Every Coin, Dini the Goddess of Currency    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Religious)

A goddess with a holy object of veneration in every pocket, wallet and bank; as well as down the sides of the big comfy chair in the inn.

caesar193
May 31, 2014
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.500000
The Demon's Grove    Locations  (Area)   (Any)

Enclosed in this document is the account of Mr. Johnathan Crewes, who was recently incarcerated in the Psychiatric Ward, of how he was driven insane. He shall be soon shipped to the St. Josephine Asylum for the Mentally Disturbed.

valadaar
May 30, 2014
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 2
Votes: 3 / 4.166667
The Falling Castle    Locations  (Fortification)   (Other)

It was said that the King fell from grace so abruptly that the earth opened up beneath his citadel so he could fall for eternity. This is exactly what happened...

Down it falls, a great concentric castle of dark stone. Cracked and broken, though upright, pieces large and small fall together in concert, frequently dashing against each other, or drawing apart to create wide gulfs to expose the hungry blackness below.

And in this tumbling castle, there sits a king, his head heavy with his crown, his hands clutching his throne in unending terror.

Kassy
May 30, 2014
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.333333
500 Word Submission    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Citadel Help)

And thirdly, the code is more what you'd call "guidelines" than actual rules. - Barbossa to Elizabeth, Pirates of the Caribbean.

caesar193
May 29, 2014
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.333333
The Thing that Sat Alone in the Dark    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Sentient)

An axe of extraordinary power. There couldn't possibly be anything harmful about it- right?

Kassy
May 24, 2014
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.166667
The Vanishing Diner    Plots  (Event)   (Encounter)

While enjoying a meal in the local tavern, the party strikes up a conversation with another customer, who is witty and urbane.

Kassy
May 23, 2014
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 1
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Constantine Mauro    NPCs  (Minor)   (Religious)

Late is the hour, dark the night. Clouds blanket out the moon and stars. A lone figure is seen slipping out of the forest and onto the main road leading into the village, in search of it's doctor.

Scrasamax
May 23, 2014
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 4.000000
Wastelander Armor    Items  (Armor)   (Combat)

The wastelands of the Cosmic era are a harsh environment, littered with wreckage, contaminated with chemical weapon residue, and radiation, and inhabited by mutants, monsters, and the strange creatures hemorrhaged from dimensional fatigue events. The denizens who are hardy enough to live in this terrain make due with their own sort of gear.

Kassy
May 22, 2014
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.666667
Thrice Damned    Plots  (Travel)   (Encounter)

A sorcerer with evil intentions or just a murderer waiting for another fool?

At a crossroads, the characters come across a trio of thick poles set into the ground, just outside the overlapping roads.

Kassy
May 21, 2014
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.750000
Mon Frere    Plots  (Hired)   (Side-Quest)

An obviously wealthy and beautiful woman contracts the PC’s to solve a missing persons case. The missing person is her younger sibling, a teenage boy.

custos
May 21, 2014
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.312500
Inns to remember    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

Remember those cliché taverns the storyteller took you in a hurry? With the fat bartender who's just cleaning a mug as you enter? Yeah, none of those here...

Maggot
May 21, 2014
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Votes: 2 / 3.750000
Reaver Isle    Locations  (Area)   (Water)

Fifteen men on a dead man's chest

Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum

Drink and the devil had done for the rest

Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

The mate was fixed by the bosun's pike

The bosun brained with a marlinspike

And cookey's throat was marked belike

It had been gripped by fingers ten;

And there they lay, all good dead men

Like break o'day in a boozing ken

Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

Scrasamax
May 20, 2014
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.875000
30 Fantastic Locations    Locations  (Area)   (Any)

drawn from/inspired by Hellfire: the Summoning mobile game

custos
May 19, 2014
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Ideas: 1
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Beastmaster's door    Dungeons  (Any)   (Doors)

- The sculptures seem alive

- Your right, I think I know what to do with the horse, but I'm not touching the snake!

Kassy
May 14, 2014
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Comments: 1
Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 3.500000
Horus 520    Items  (Computers)   (Sentient)

Machine, AI, being, God? The best guarded secret of the country of Egypt, Former Earth. One which secured them their galactic future and survival, at the same time, damning them in the eyes of every nation of the Republic for an eternity.

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       By: Monument

THE COVEN
When the characters approach a clearing in the forest, they will see 4 ogres who are guarding, and preventing from escape, 4 human males, and 3 human females. The ogres will see the party and leap to attack. The females will scream "OUR SAVIORS!!" and run screaming straight across the currently forming battlefield, in between ogres and party members, to hide behind the rearmost party members. They will be safe there. The males will try to skirt the battle to the north side to join the women.

To the south, giants will be hiding in the thick underbrush until the party has engaged the ogres and then attack the most opportune target EXCEPT the ones that the females are next to.

It should be noted that the female commoners are not female commoners at all, nor are the male commoners actually male commoners. The female commoners are the hags, who have polymorphed themselves as the commoners in their stewpot to escape detection. The males skirting the battle are actually MORE ogres, the hags were in the process of polymorphing ALL the ogres into regular humans for ambush purposes. The REAL commoners are already dead, having found their way into the coven's cauldron for dinner.

The hags (the women) will position themselves near to any spellcasters in the rear first, and then near anyone else in the back of the fight. The ogres (the men) will wait until the hags shift form, and then attack first the rear folks, then shift into the melee.

It is possible that the characters, as they approach the ogres, will notice the giants in the bush, and be able to warn the others of the ambush.

GAME NOTES: If you sell the screaming women correctly, they will not even be suspected until it is too late. Therein lay the problem. This encounter is ESPECIALLY deadly to the rear eschelon of the party. It is entirely possible that the hags will finish off half the party before they even realize they have been duped. Caution is required if the game master wishes to avoid a TPK(total party kill).

Encounter  ( Forest/ Jungle ) | July 14, 2005 | View | UpVote 2xp


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