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Mourngrymn
November 10, 2005
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The Fourth Era of Hewdamia    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)

Right after the 1000 years of human prosperity, it all suddenly came crashing down. Mortals became cocky with the returned use of magic. They were soon tested with the arrival of Dubaku’s children. While he was long lost to history, his children finally awoke.

Mourngrymn
November 10, 2005
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History of Hewdamia    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Historical)

In the early days of Hewdamia, the Gods squabbled over the world and took what they could from the each other. There was little here but water and soil, yet the Three Gods fought over it still. The arrival of the newer Gods marked a turning point in the world as well as the Gods. The arrival marked the beginning of a war that wouldn’t see the first blow for centuries.

Mourngrymn
November 10, 2005
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The Third Era of Hewdamia    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)

With nearly 1000 years of there being an absence of the Gods that fell in the war of the Gods, things began to change. No one knows why but a shift in the politics of the Gods came to startling events.

ephemeralstability
November 10, 2005
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Inventing Languages    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)

Language is an essential part of any culture. Culture wouldn’t exist without some form of communication, and humans communicate by speaking. But the connection is deeper even than that. The language helps to define the culture which uses it, and is in turn affected by that culture. This dynamic process is what keeps a language “alive”: Latin is a dead language because the culture to which it belonged no longer exists.

MoonHunter
November 10, 2005
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The Lyrans: A New Take on Elves    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

These people could exist on a world with mythical elves, as they are not another race… they are humans.  They are an ethnic group that is far removed from “normal” human stock. They have many traits (physical and cultural) that make them very different.  Given Lyran culture and ways, if the Lyrans “went away”, a few hundred years later people would think of Lyrans the same way as we think of Elves…  some strange mythical peoples.

MoonHunter
November 10, 2005
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But I don't have that book!    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

But I don’t have that book! Have you heard this before? You want to run this great new game (new setting) but your players are balking partly because they don’t want to buy the game you are so enchanted with “this week”.  There is a solution.

MoonHunter
November 10, 2005
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Running a Game, the MoonHunter way    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

Running a Game, the MoonHunter way. It is pretty bare bones, but it is pretty self explanatory.

MoonHunter
November 10, 2005
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Starting a Campaign the MoonHunter way.    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

Starting a Campaign the MoonHunter way, what more is there to say?

MoonHunter
November 10, 2005
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Lights, Camera, Action    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)

What makes great entertainment for Gamers? Movies. They love action movies, even if their favorite pastime is reading books, writing websites, learning ancient languages, or gaming like madmen. If you pattern your games and campaigns after movies, you are sure to have an entertaining game.

MoonHunter
November 9, 2005
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It's midnight (GM time crunch)    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

Pieh asked:Its around midnight, you are scheduled to play some RPG at about 10am. All of a sudden you find out the DM is sick (sore throat, ect) and he knows you’re planning a game. The problem is you only have a world map. You don’t want to disappoint everyone by letting them show up with no game to play, what do you do?

Mourngrymn
November 9, 2005
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Yakaram    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Forest/ Jungle)

The children of the west know not our ability. Ironically in their arrogance they ask us for advice and use us as ambasadors often, failing to realize that al lwe are doing is learning everything we can about their kingdoms and weaknesses. They will learn, but it will be when they are kneeling before us in their own cities.

-Laar Scaren - Advisor to the Kingdom of Rhomas

MoonHunter
November 9, 2005
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The Ten Commandments    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - In General)

Come down from the mountain with your stone tablets. Give forth your wisdom in the format of 10 statements that pertain to gaming.

Mourngrymn
November 9, 2005
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Derevo    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Forest/ Jungle)

The Derevo are not a race unto themselves but a race of similar species. Similar to the different asian cultures. They are all different yet similar being similar cultures. The Derevo are like that.

Mourngrymn
November 9, 2005
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Novotie    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Forest/ Jungle)

The leaves talk and caress the mind of those who are willing to listen. We know what it is they say and it does not bode well for the civilized lands to our west. Woe to them I say, the land will return to it’s natural state one day.

-Enio Lacvite - Knowledge Seeker of the Rred Leaf

MoonHunter
November 9, 2005
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Swords. Why does it always have to be swords?    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)

Excalibur. Stormbringer. Sting. I blame fantasy authors and history professionals that have over simplified things for this preoccupation with swords.

MoonHunter
November 9, 2005
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Writing a Campaign Setting Sourcebook    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Getting a campaign setting sourcebook published is for many game masters the ultimate dream.

MoonHunter
November 9, 2005
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It is not a Genre (Sci-Fi)    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Starships, Laser Beams, Computers, and Aliens do not Science Fiction make!

manfred
November 9, 2005
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Comprehending warfare    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

The research reported on in this essay seeks to understand more about the judgment that there is “the time for war” in the belief that only such understanding will enable us to more effectively constrain the use of warfare.

MoonHunter
November 9, 2005
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So You Want to Publish a Game    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Quote: Alec_Shadowkin I am very much interested in learning how to go about getting something rp-oriented published. I know there are a few of you here who have been and I would be appreciative if you could explain what type of stuff has been published and how you went about getting involved with it, i.e. finding a publisher, etc…

manfred
November 9, 2005
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War is coming!    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Thinking about my game world and what should happen in it in the not so close future, I came to a simple decision: WAR. This is an article on the topic of war.

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