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manfred
January 30, 2006
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Comments: 78
Ideas: 1
Votes: 33 / 4.606061
Mathom, the God of Delays    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Defining)

Mathom, the God of Delays, is an overlooked but powerful entity. Few worship him, but many remember him with word and deed.

ephemeralstability
November 11, 2005
Hits: 9753
Comments: 25
Ideas: 0
Votes: 15 / 4.900000
Ars Dracopodemiae    Systems  (Knowledge/Lore)   (Specific)

A transcription, beyng the seminal introduction by Mr S J Ponsuler to the theory and praxis of Dracapodemy, the studie of Dragons’ migration patterns. This tome ys to be founde in the librarie of Anserne University, alonge with many years of copies of the Dracapodemyst’s Almanac not to mention verious othere tomes on the subjecte.

(Another submission I’m transferring over to the main site from the fora).

Mourngrymn
April 16, 2011
Hits: 11269
Comments: 28
Ideas: 20
Votes: 13 / 4.884615
Constellation Myth    Systems  (Knowledge/Lore)   (Defining)

Old cultures since the dawn of written time have seen pictures in the night sky and asked questions of them. Who they were, where did they come from, and why do they return? The earliest efforts to distinguish these nightly visitors and give them names and meanings dates back to before the Contention of Aborior. Those first observations were different than what is seen today but most still hold true to their original origins.

Kassil
January 8, 2008
Hits: 5618
Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.777778
Thaumatechnology    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

Thaumatechnology - in a world where straight magic has an unnerving tendency to get the user killed, either by magical catastrophe or by being lynched by an upset mob, this is a much safer form of magical use… Even if it does occasionally explode.

Iain
December 3, 2005
Hits: 71617
Comments: 14
Ideas: 23
Votes: 10 / 4.750000
Gemstone Magic    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

The magic in my roleplay system is based around gemstones. It started off with the fact that wizards could use gems to regain lost mana: essentially, the gems were nothing more than glorified potions of mana. Since then I’ve managed to expand the uses of gems considerably and make them much more integral to the magic system; however, I still feel there is a lot more that I could do with them if I could only think of it! Basically, I’m asking for any ideas and suggestions that people have on how to make the gems and magic more interlinked.

axlerowes
October 6, 2010
Hits: 1666
Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.642857
30 Halfling Holidays    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)

Time is measured for most by the events that are both constant and special.  "How many Christmas's ago was that?"   It should be no different for Halflings.

Dozus
June 1, 2011
Hits: 1570
Comments: 21
Ideas: 2
Votes: 10 / 4.900000
Cartogramancy - The Magic of Maps    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

"Anyone can draw a map, boy - there's no more difficulty in that than laying brick. What makes maps useful is when they are so proper, so precise, that they are living images of the places they represent. Encompassing knowledge of the geography, and mastery of the very space itself - that, child, is cartogramancy."

- Sage Pakpao Sasithorn, Chief Lecturer, the Ezagun-Darkbolt College of Cartogramancy

Strolen
December 23, 2005
Hits: 6187
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.916667
Adventurers Guild Contract    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

I could think of many times such a party contract would of come in handy.

Strolen
November 20, 2002
Hits: 5484
Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.555556
Tablets of Passage    Systems  (Mercantile)   (General)

Golden tablets with the seal of the ruler that issued the pass and the seal and name of who it was issued to. About the size of your palm of solid intricately etched gold. The holder of the tablet is backed by the authority of the king to make any required purchases on credit or enter any place they deem necessary. A very powerful token indeed.

Nobody
February 1, 2006
Hits: 8271
Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.642857
Music of Mordalin    Systems  (Artistic/Performance)   (Specific)

This is the music played by the music box of Mordalin. It can be downloaded and comes in two mp3 versions: a repeatable version, and a non-repeatable version.

shivamuffin
April 9, 2003
Hits: 11146
Comments: 17
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.916667
Firearms & Artillery    Systems  (Combat/ Warfare)   (General)

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

MoonHunter
November 23, 2005
Hits: 19820
Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.750000
One Deity Fantasy    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Defining)

This scroll is for posting monotheistic religions to be used in games.

Spark
January 2, 2006
Hits: 7242
Comments: 6
Ideas: 6
Votes: 6 / 4.333333
On Death and Undeath    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

Have you ever been confused by the mess of rules and philosophies concerning death and the undead? Here’s an attempt to lay down a set of rules to end all confusion.

Loki_Swiftstrike
October 29, 2005
Hits: 4449
Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.250000
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.

MoonHunter
December 2, 2006
Hits: 5287
Comments: 10
Ideas: 4
Votes: 8 / 4.250000
The Old Code    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

“Who are you to tell me what is right to do?”, Sir Aldros said.
“I am a follower of The Old Code”, the older knight said.

Chivalry was disciplined by a code of conduct that was clearly understood although it was never clearly formulated. ~ Léon Gautier ~

MoonHunter
November 23, 2005
Hits: 3183
Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.166667
The Weaver    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Defining)

The Weaver spun time, space, fire earth, air, water, light, and spirit into existance from the primal chaos, the way a spinner spins threads out of cotton or wool. Weaving them together, The Weaver made all.

MoonHunter
October 27, 2005
Hits: 3661
Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.833333
Aviontix Gods    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Historical)

They were a very religious people, focused upon their leaving to the afterlife. They associated magical spirits/ gods with birds. It is difficult to determine if this was metaphorical or actual.

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
Hits: 7236
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 28, 2005
Hits: 6083
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.800000
Of Demons    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Specific)

Demons are the darker emotions, the destructive forces of creation. In primeval times the demons awoke alongside the gods and the angels, and were herded by the greater powers, chased into hell, even as the angels were led into heaven.

Ancient Gamer
October 28, 2005
Hits: 6081
Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.625000
Of Dreams    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (General)

“Dreams are the only reality” suggests some of the ancient manuscripts. Dreams and the dreamers often reveal secrets long forgotten, or dreams can hide the truth only to make it resurface decades or even centuries later

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The Champion

       By: Wulfhere

In a city where the justice system features judicial dueling, plaintiffs and defendants are permitted to request a champion to take their place in the duel: Someone chosen by lot from among the foreigners in the city. When anyone first arrives, they are given an enchanted ceramic pendant that marks them as a candidate for "court duty".

Wealthy folk entering the city are often escorted by burly guards, paid to carry pendants on their behalf: They elude court duty in that way.

Adventurers may seek work as a rich man's proxy or may find themselves magically summoned to serve as a champion.

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