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Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Naval Ranks and Titles    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Naval ranking of crew and officers.

Kuseru Satsujin
March 23, 2008
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 1.625000
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: 6
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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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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: 9
Ideas: 5
Votes: 7 / 3.928571
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: 19
Ideas: 15
Votes: 13 / 4.384615
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: 8
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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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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