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Ancient Gamer
October 28, 2005
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Votes: 8 / 4.312500
Aoktholian Swarm    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

An Aoktholian Swarm is a huge swarm of screeching, red and black feathered crows. The Aoktholian does normally not exist, but when there is a drought, these desperate crows change.

Ancient Gamer
October 28, 2005
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.250000
The Murdered Young    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)

The Murdered Young are the vengeful ghosts of infants who died before they were baptized.

MoonHunter
October 28, 2005
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.000000
Arkths aka Ravagers    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

Arkths are dangerous creatures: as large as a grizzly bear, armored like an organic tank, strong like a wyvrn, and an attitude that makes them take out anything that gets between them and their “food”. These creatures are destructive to everything around them. That is why they are known more commonly as Ravagers.

Mourngrymn
October 28, 2005
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.166667
Yeaken    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

Large and powerful, the Yeaken are a beast of burden to be reckoned with. While very domesticated, the Yeaken have dangerous wild cousins.

Mourngrymn
October 28, 2005
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.500000
Ka'tshar    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Desert)

Ka’tshar are very similar to ants with one exception. They are about 6" long.

Sigurd
October 27, 2005
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 4.230769
Fresh Water Giving Pearl    Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)

A magic pearl that creates a quantity of drinkable water when sucked upon or stirred about in a liquid.

MoonHunter
October 27, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.416667
Ochre Door    Dungeons  (Any)   (Style)

“It is a door,  a stout wooden door with its frame, just standing there in the middle of the field. Why would someone put it there? And the important question, does it actually open to anything?”

Journal of Thomas Mccannon.

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 5
Votes: 3 / 4.666667
The Dangerous Aspects of Using Magic    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

This is a system for balancing magic based on two negative aspects: A) Magic creates “noise” that those sensitive to power will notice and B)Magic is channeled through rifts to other parts of reality OR other dimensions/planes/what have you and those rifts can get out of control…

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
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Comments: 18
Ideas: 8
Votes: 12 / 4.041667
Social Tricks for the GM    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Players)

This is devoted to those common problems facing a GM. How do you get enough players? What do you do when there is a bad atmosphere within the group?

Everyone, please post those tips and tricks that come to mind. There is no one true solution. Different GMs, different solutions.

Maggot
October 27, 2005
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.000000
Acehrax raptors    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Water)

Acehrax raptors, with fifty foot wingspans and powerful talons, these dangerous creatures, are the bane of the Snake Riders.

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.000000
Beasts of Urghul    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)

The beasts of Urghul are found in the valley of Urghul, a remote, forested valley within the Cyllerean Mountains. These unstopable creatures are gigantic carnivores with a physique resembling gorillas, but with dark bluish-green scaly skin and huge ram horns protruding from their low foreheads.

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.214286
Kallio's Stilling of the Heart    Items  (Potion)   (Non-Magical)

The Stilling Potion is employed by mercenaries and necromancers alike; a potent concoction that makes the imbiber seem dead for a certain period of time

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
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Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.750000
Marcaine's Soothing Brew    Items  (Potion)   (Non-Magical)

This Herbal Potion was made by Marcaine, a herbalist renowned for his penchant for making all his potions intoxicating in one way or the other

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.928571
Korinthan Cracker Powder    Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)

The Korinthan Master Thieves employ the Cracker Powder as a form of safeguard: An alarm system warning them of approaching guardsmen and their like

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.166667
Korinthan Lock Acid    Items  (Tools)   (Non-Magical)

The Korinthan Master Thieves often employ this extremely potent acid in their nighttime activities.

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.875000
The Malisso Cabinet    Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Non-Magical)

The Malisso Cabinet is an ordinary piece of luxurious furniture, but one that might create a lot of trouble for its owner.

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.214286
The Tabards of Nhil-Haress    Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)

Once these tabards were worn by the traitorous bodyguards of an elven Prince. The circumstances around their betrayal of the Prince has given the tabards paranormal abilities.

Erebus
October 27, 2005
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 3
Votes: 7 / 3.357143
A day in the life of a cleric...    Plots  (Discovery)   (Encounter)

Clerics in roleplaying. Some ideas for incidents that might occur to them while at their chapel.

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
Hits: 30296
Comments: 23
Ideas: 13
Votes: 7 / 4.714286
Loot and Rewards    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)

Some GMs, and the computer game industry too, seems to think gemstones, gold and magic weapons are the only way in which to reward the players. Most experienced GMs know this isn’t true, so I created this thread here to let us remind each other of the different alternative rewards a player can receive, and to have a place where ordinary item descriptions can be posted.

MoonHunter
October 27, 2005
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.333333
Order Dragons - Drakonus Legitus    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Any)

Drakonus Legitus is commonly know as Order Dragons or (rarely) as Companion Dragons. They are known as Order Dragon for several reasons, the most obvious was that they were used as Dragon Mounts for the Dragon Knights of the Order of Eternal Flame… a mythic order from an earlier time. There numbers in the wild are quite small and there are no captive ones known… at this time. Most of them died with the Order.

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       By: Ancient Gamer

The journey had been a long one and now they had entered the mountains. After an entire day spent on paths cut into the mountainside and through moss covered coniferous woods, they encounter a desperate young mountain tribal. He is searching for his beloved wife and his elder brother, both of whom he got separated from after an unsuccessful attempt to kill a cave bear. The last thing he saw was the cave bear in full pursuit of his wife. He could not help her as he had been knocked to the ground by the raging beast, and was struggling to regain full consciousness. The tribal will be clearly nervous and urges them to look for his wife during their travels. He will stay in his village a couple of miles to the north and pleads for assistance should they recover his wife, whether she be dead or alive.

On the next day of travel, they will journey upon a dim track in the forest and while they are preparing to ascend another path cut into the mountainside, they hear moans of lust from somewhere nearby. Upon closer inspection they will spy a young tribal woman in the heat of the act with an elder tribal male. They are consummating their forbidden love on the cold mountain moss, and beside them lay the skinned and slaughtered carcass of a huge bear.

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