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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
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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).

MoonHunter
November 30, 2005
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 17
Votes: 11 / 4.818182
Garan- The Name of Magic    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

Magic is a living entity, simple and non-sentient, but reactive to large-scale emotional states. Its name, like we might call a dog, “Dog”, is Garan. It is better to think of it as a huge astreal vine like plant, rather than an animal.

Dozus
June 1, 2011
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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

drphluid
December 10, 2005
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Comments: 22
Ideas: 34
Votes: 12 / 4.250000
Cantrips    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

The little things matter.

Murometz
December 12, 2008
Hits: 5635
Comments: 30
Ideas: 1
Votes: 13 / 4.461538
30 Divine Concepts    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Defining)

After Buddha died, his shadow was still shown for centuries in a cave—a tremendous, gruesome shadow. God is dead; but given the way of man, there may still be caves for thousands of years in which his shadow will be shown. And we—we still have to vanquish his shadow, too.

-Frederick Nietzsche

Kassil
January 8, 2008
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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.

Scrasamax
December 3, 2005
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Comments: 56
Ideas: 14
Votes: 19 / 4.763158
Scrasamax's Guide to Orcs    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Recently unearthed this gem of mine, and thought to post it. Its writing predates my joining of Strolen, and I found quite a few interesting bits in it. It is nearly completely written and I am going to endeavor to finish writing it out. Until then, I plan to post it here, perhaps a section a day or so. Enjoy, expand, criticism, comment.

Scrasamax
August 23, 2006
Hits: 11516
Comments: 14
Ideas: 16
Votes: 10 / 4.800000
The Sidereal Calendar    Systems  (Knowledge/Lore)   (Specific)

A composite calendar devised by magi based on the movement of the stars rather than the movement of the moon or the sun.

manfred
July 13, 2006
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 4
Votes: 7 / 4.642857
Spirit World    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Defining)

A world of spirits, that exists alongside to ours.

Cheka Man
June 12, 2007
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Comments: 21
Ideas: 0
Votes: 16 / 4.406250
The God of Small Things    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Defining)

For want of a nail a horse was lost
For want of a horse a rider was lost
For want of a rider a message was lost
For want of a message a battle was lost
For want of a battle a kingdom was lost…

Which serves as a warning not to get on the wrong side of the God of Smalll Things.

Ria Hawk
July 1, 2007
Hits: 14481
Comments: 18
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.700000
The Court of a Thousand and Nine Sorrows    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (General)

Humans are very emotional beings, and feel things much more strongly than most other creatures.  Sometimes, they feel things a little too strongly.

Ancient Gamer
October 28, 2005
Hits: 28935
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.200000
Of Saints    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (General)

Saints and Sainthood: The inside story on the ascended

Mourngrymn
November 10, 2005
Hits: 11586
Comments: 7
Ideas: 1
Votes: 1 / 5.000000
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.

Scrasamax
September 2, 2006
Hits: 6165
Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.500000
The Astral Sea    Systems  (Transportation)   (Specific)

The Sea that touches all shores.

Ria Hawk
March 14, 2007
Hits: 22232
Comments: 22
Ideas: 15
Votes: 9 / 5.000000
X-Jacks    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

I have never been happy with the way that magical constructs were presented in games.  Admittedly, a large statue stomping the surrounding countryside is an impressive image.  But the logic (or lack thereof) involved has always bothered me.

Dossta
October 24, 2012
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.772727
30 Things That Grow in a Dwarven Beard    Systems  (Agriculture/ Husbandry)   (General)

Dwarven beards are rich habitats for the enterprising critter.

Ancient Gamer
October 28, 2005
Hits: 6185
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.

MoonHunter
November 30, 2005
Hits: 9213
Comments: 16
Ideas: 13
Votes: 7 / 4.285714
Wheel Magic    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

The young priest had been healing in the market place for free. Someone seeking bounty gold had told someone at the temple. "Hut. Hut. Hut" The Temple Knights in formation came marching down from the temple.

The young priest stood up. He reached into his pouch. With a smile he put the top into the Bey. With a spin, the 1000 prayers to the spirits came forth. The spirit responded. The wind whirled and buffetted the troops. They fell into each other and were having trouble getting due to the wind that only they felt.

The priest picked up his top and ran away. They would not catch him today.

Iain
December 3, 2005
Hits: 71768
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.

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A flower possibly in the plains or maybe all over that is always tilted towards a certain place. Sunflowers. Could possibly follow the sun or could be forever facing a certain position because of something that happened, either the air forcing it that way and it staying, the fire was so strong that the flowers faced away from it. It could be that in one spot a large fire was made or a fire war where many fire elementals were destroyed by the True Gods and radiating out from that point all of this flower is facing away from it so no matter where you are you always know where this place is by seeing which way the flower is facing away from.

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