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ChimeraMaster1
May 5, 2016
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Fantasy Military Rankings    Systems  (Combat/ Warfare)   (General)

Sometimes I think that a new rank system is in order, but am unsure how complex it should be. This is a simple fantasy military rank system(insignias are described) that should be fun to just contemplate.

Scrasamax
February 15, 2014
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Ideas: 1
Votes: 5 / 4.100000
30 Mecha Design Flaws    Systems  (Combat/ Warfare)   (General)

30 generic problems to dole out for homebrew, custom made, and scratch built machines

Scrasamax
November 20, 2012
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Cascade Martial Arts    Systems  (Combat/ Warfare)   (General)

The ki-yah and woooooOOOOOoooooo 

valadaar
October 17, 2012
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Dwarven Heraldry    Systems  (Combat/ Warfare)   (General)

In the dark underground realms where Dwarves dwell, the colourful heraldy of humans is of less value.  Dwarven heraldry focuses more on the silhouette of the warrior, the shape of his shield, and in some cases, sound.

MindForge
May 5, 2007
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Votes: 9 / 3.666667
The Art of the Orcish War Drum    Systems  (Combat/ Warfare)   (General)

The lost art of the orcish drum has been rediscovered in the hands of Gromek of the Gripfang tribe.

Scrasamax
March 29, 2007
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Comments: 9
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Votes: 6 / 3.666667
The Warcraft of Worlds    Systems  (Combat/ Warfare)   (General)

War is the biggest business of the future.

Ancient Gamer
December 27, 2005
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Ideas: 12
Votes: 6 / 4.166667
Battles out of History    Systems  (Combat/ Warfare)   (General)

A follow up thread to MoonHunter’s NPCs out of History. These are battles out of history that may serve to inspire GMs to create cool battle scenarios or mythical battles / rumours of battles.

Loki_Swiftstrike
October 29, 2005
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The Deck of the White Sorcerer    Systems  (Combat/ Warfare)   (General)

This is a combat system for those with magic deck of cards. It allows PCs to utilize their card playing skills to resolve RPG combat.

If your character has access to such a deck, you will use these rules.

shivamuffin
April 9, 2003
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Firearms & Artillery    Systems  (Combat/ Warfare)   (General)

Firearms & Artillery rules to simplify the addition of such weapons into a campaign setting.

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Hu's Iron Ball

       By: Murometz

Hu was an ambassador of the Seventh Emperor of the Reng Dynasty. Throughout his life he traveled across many miles and lands to entreaty with neighboring kingdoms and the semi-savages who dwelled amidst the Metal Mountains.

During one such diplomatic mission, Hu was gifted a small iron marble as a gesture, by a shaman of the Kiy-Kiy tribe. Little else is known of Hu, but that marble was lost and is now somewhere out there for someone to find.

A tiny, shiny sphere, the marble has several properties. First and foremost it is a strong magnet, considerably stronger than its size and density would indicate.

Secondly, if thrown or rolled upon the ground and the command word is spoken, the iron ball will magically enlarge to either the size of an ogres's head or to that of a great globe, twelve feet in diameter. The rolling ball of either size will continue to roll or fly at the same relative speed it was when launched as a marble, and can thus cause great damage to anything in its path. The magnetic power of the ball will also magnify when enlarged.

Legends claim that the ball has been tossed from besieged castles upon attacking foes and rolled at marching armies in ages past. At the end of such rolls, the larger size globe has been known to not only crush soldiers underfoot, but to also "collect" many dozens of metallic weapons and bits of armor unto itself, appearing as an armored sphere, with swords and spears sticking out from it in all directions.

Owning this powerful marble has its drawbacks. Anyone carrying it on their person, will experience the iron ball's insidious effects after some time. The owner feels no worse for wear, but after two month's time they will suddenly awaken one morning to find that their hair has fallen out completely, their teeth loosened like baby's teeth ready to drop, and their fingernails simply shriveled and sliding off the fingers and toes. Perhaps unbeknownst to the owner at first, the iron ball also renders an owner sterile or barren by this time.

Regular clerical healing will not reverse this horrible malady. Only finding and beseeching a shaman of the Kiy-Kiy tribe to heal the iron ball's effects with their particular brand of magic, will work.

Hu's Iron Ball should be handled carefully by players and gms.

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