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axlerowes
April 5, 2014
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The Commandments of Koret    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)

One day a man named Koret claimed to realize what was wrong with humanity. Shortly after that he claimed to have figured out how to fix all the world problems, and he wrote down a series of commandments aimed at saving humanity from themselves. Over 500 years after his teachings were literally set into stone people are still talking about what he wrote, and some are even trying to follow it.

Scrasamax
December 19, 2013
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 1
Votes: 3 / 4.500000
Genetic Castes    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)

One of the side effects of the rampant cloning and genetic augmentation in the Cosmic Era is the slow emergence of genetic castes.

Gossamer
September 6, 2013
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.285714
Dwarven Calendar    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)

How does a culture measure time underground, without any sun? The dwarves have got it covered.

Cheka Man
September 21, 2012
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.416667
30 Wacky Wedding Customs    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)

30 wierd, wonderful and wacky wedding customs for your worlds.

hylandpad
October 24, 2011
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Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
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The Language Archeoc    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Defining)

"Archeoc isn't just a language, it's a piece of our history. Great empires rose and fell on the pillars of that great tongue, and it's legacy will forever, and inextricably bind Greatlanders together."

-Author Hedron Gadolfini

hylandpad
August 27, 2011
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.666667
The Biv    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Defining)

A scholar and his student sat in the garden, drinking wine, breaking bread and pondering.

And so the student asked the scholar "O' great and wise Master please answer to me this; what word should describe the practice every man and every woman should do at all times?"

With no hesitance, the scholar replied "O' learned disciple, 'Reciprocity' is the word ye seek."

- The Biv, Tome of Life, The Ethical Collections (6), Parable 32

Scrasamax
December 1, 2010
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Comments: 1
Ideas: 0
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NAIS Science Report 11    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)

What most people call aliens and monsters are usually extra-dimensional creatures.

axlerowes
October 6, 2010
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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.

Kuseru Satsujin
January 7, 2010
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 4.153846
Zombie Day    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)

A twisted zombiepocalypse creates a new holiday season.

DrTurtlesse
May 14, 2009
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.083333
The Common Calendar    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

A colourful but universally applicable calendar.

Cheka Man
January 14, 2009
Hits: 2151
Comments: 6
Ideas: 1
Votes: 3 / 3.500000
30 Systems of Justice    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Thirty systems of justice-or the most rank injustice, in some cases.

Murometz
December 12, 2008
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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

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 2.333333
Samurai Rank System    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

A system for samurai ranks. Still having trouble with the output of this one.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 2.500000
Gurkha Military Ranks    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

A short summary of the ranks used by the Gurkha Regiments of the British Indian Army.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
Hits: 7821
Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.750000
Byzantine Military Ranks    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

An attempt to codify the Byzantine military system.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
Hits: 4583
Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.000000
Guild Ranks    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Ranks of the members of a particular craft guild or livery company.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.250000
Ottoman Nobility Ranking    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

A simplified explanation of the nobility of the Ottoman Empire.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 2.500000
Arabic Nobility Ranking    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

A fantasy version of nobility from a Middle-Eastern type setting.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 2.833333
Order of Assassins Ranking    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

The hierarchy of the Hashashin, also known as the Order of Assassins or Silver Band.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.166667
Thuggee Ranks    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

The hierarchy of the Thuggee Cult.

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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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