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Kuseru Satsujin
March 23, 2008
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Chinese Titles of Nobility    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Generic usage military and nobility titles from China.

Kuseru Satsujin
March 22, 2008
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Comments: 5
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Votes: 3 / 3.000000
Yakuza Ranking System    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

The standard system of ranking within a Yakuza syndicate.

MoonHunter
January 13, 2008
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 11
Votes: 4 / 3.750000
Sports    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Sports and other competitions are common in every society. They allow healthy competition and release for competitive nature. What sports do you have in your world?

MoonHunter
September 18, 2007
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Ideas: 0
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Night Faire    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

It is that most magical night, it is time for the Night Faire

MoonHunter
June 27, 2007
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Ideas: 0
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Tailored Colonies    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Everyone has a vision. If you have enough effort and resources, you can make it a reality.

Cheka Man
December 3, 2006
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 1
Votes: 6 / 3.416667
The Celebration Thread    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

The many worlds of the Universe have their multiple festivals-some may be to celebrate the turning of the year, the coming of the rains or the return of the sun.

MoonHunter
December 2, 2006
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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 ~

Pariah
October 10, 2006
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 5
Votes: 6 / 3.916667
Mama Always Said...    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.
-Forrest Gump

manfred
December 24, 2005
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 4
Votes: 2 / 4.000000
Adventurer Guilds    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

An adventurer guild is a way to provide plot hooks, motivation and social context for such a weird and diverse group of people known as “adventurers”. It can can offer interesting options, in-game and out-of-game.

Strolen
December 23, 2005
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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.

Spark
December 17, 2005
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.333333
The Four Magi: A Children's Folk Tale of the North    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Upon the fourth night of Winterkiss, a lord of the land was visited by four Magi.

Wogden
December 17, 2005
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Comments: 18
Ideas: 14
Votes: 12 / 4.416667
The Hundred Journeys of Lai-Xeng    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Lai-Xeng was a traveling scholar and wise man. There are a hundred tales attributed to him, each one containing a kernal of wisdom.

Ancient Gamer
December 17, 2005
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.000000
Ur-Kanesh Rhyme of the Shievren    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

This is a popular children’s rhyme in the city of Ur-Kanesh. It is chanted while the children run down the street on St. Arakis eve.

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.

Strolen
October 30, 2005
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 2
Votes: 4 / 4.000000
Rank Systems    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

I am always looking for rank structures to use in games. It is my hope that you will share some of your historical knowledge or ranks and/or reveal to us the hierarchy of ranks in the games that you play.

MoonHunter
October 30, 2005
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 4
Votes: 4 / 3.875000
Culture and Food    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Food is Life. Food, what is eaten, when it is eaten, and how it is eaten, says a great deal about a culture.

MoonHunter
October 30, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 13
Votes: 5 / 4.100000
The Breakfast of Champions    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Every culture has a different idea of what constitute’s breakfast. Even regions inside the same culture can vary quite a bit (like grits with hot sauce in Texas or Fishcake mix in omelets in New Hampshire). What do they consider “food” first thing in the morning in your space?

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Boots Of Ennui

       By: Murometz

These magical boots empower the wearer with several abilities at once. Wondrous leaping, water-walking, and even flying! Yet the boots possess an insidious curse upon them as well. A deep and almost unfathomable (by others) feeling of listlessness, boredom, and even apathy affects the boots' wearer at all times whenever they are donned. Magic will not dispel the effects.

And so while the wearer of the boots can perform great feats of action during combat or at other opportune times and key moments, they'll never really want to do so, complaining "Meh, what's the point of it all anyway?" or "I would fly up and save us all guys, but sigh, maybe uhm, soonish, mkay? Bit bored by this whole burning tower at the moment."

Naturally the boots wearer's fellow PCs will grow quickly frustrated with this arrangement. There have been numerous occasions when one angry PC literally tears off the boots from his companion's feet in anger, and dons them in turn, only to immediately suffer from the same effects.

The solution lies in constantly "motivating" the boots' wearer with successful rolls, involving threats, flattery, fiery speeches, or even bribery.

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