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Scrasamax
March 15, 2016
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Nipponese Augment Ranks    Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (Specific)

A leader in cybernetic and genetic augmentation, it is little surprise that most nations have adopted the Nipponese scale for grading the abilities of augmented human operatives.

Ancient Gamer
September 10, 2015
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Bleakwood Character Creation II: Perks & Psionics    Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (Defining)

After rolling stats, Bleakwood characters are given certain perks. They get 4 ability points, plus another 2 if they choose to have a dark side.

This submission covers special abilities (including psionics), special backgrounds, special items and dark sides.

Scrasamax
January 3, 2015
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Psychotronics    Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (Specific)

Psychtronics is a field of arcanotechnology that deals with using machines to emulate the mentalist parapsychic realms such as as telepathy, mind control, memory manipulation, and emotional manipulation.

Scrasamax
April 25, 2014
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30 Genetic Mods    Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (Specific)

30 common to uncommon genetic mods for the Cosmic Era

Nobody
October 3, 2013
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Luck Points    Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (General)

Luck Points are Fate's way of showing interest in the PC's, and the GM's way of rewarding the players.

Scrasamax
June 23, 2013
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Technological Parapsychic Powers    Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (Defining)

The vast majority of parapsychic powers do NOT manifest as freeform pyrokinesis or rotating thunder kicks.

Scrasamax
March 18, 2013
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Angel BioModification    Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (Specific)

An uncommon, but visually dramatic body modification in the Cosmic era

Moonlake
August 8, 2012
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Soul Craft    Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (Specific)

A technique that craftsmen use for creating the masterpiece of their lives (100 word submisson)

Grey
November 11, 2008
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Aetherball    Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (Specific)

Aetherball: the only sport with a PSI rating.

valadaar
June 8, 2007
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Sci Fi Rating System    Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (General)

Given the difference between fantasy and sci fie subs, I am proposing a voluntary Rating system

Mourngrymn
August 3, 2006
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Knuckle Roller    Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (Defining)

A dice game of secrecy and side bets where even the looser can win.

MoonHunter
December 10, 2005
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Steamery - A type of magic    Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (General)

Steamery is a type of learning, like Magery and Lettery (Magic of Written words, Scholarly works), akin to Alchemy which combined elements of the two. It is considered a type of magic, the use of the four basic elements to produce “magical” power.

ephemeralstability
November 25, 2005
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Trollish Measurements    Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (General)

Hathalfar holds the writhing troll down with his gloved fist and sword. The beast squirms at the touch of metal. “How far is Kolm?” he demands for the third time. “I said! A long way away,” replies the troll.

MoonHunter
November 25, 2005
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Known World Measurements    Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (General)

The measurements on Arth center around The Emperor and the Imperium.  The Imperium imposes certain standards upon its subjects to make communication and trade between areas easier.  Some of the most important was how much each coin was worth (and its basic size), the common language (imperial-low and high), and a system of measures.

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       By: Raptyr

Nine times out of ten, it’s the undead that do the running.

Not strictly animal or vegetable, the Corpse bud is a peculiar individual that shares characteristics from multiple kingdoms and species. In appearance, all corpse buds bear a shape of a large rounded top bud divided into four lateral segments, and a much longer, narrower bottom bud, also divided into four segments. Between the two halves are a set of four radial limbs, rounded on top and flat on the bottom, covered with tiny serrated hooks facing towards the body. In overall size, it’s limbs reach as wide as a spread hand, with the body being as thick as a fist. It is as long as a human hand from top to bottom.

Internally, the top bud of the corpse bud contains a bacteria filled membrane that produces the hydrogen that the corpse bud uses to stay aloft, and a series of fungal gills for the dispersal of spores for reproduction. The lower half of the bud contains a number of fine filaments, as well as a sharp barbed stinger containing a powerful local anaesthesia.

The Corpse Bud mobilizes by inflating its top bud, and steers by rotating its arms rapidly about its body. The corpse bud ordinarily drifts with the wind, orienting towards the scent of recent decay and death. It preys on the recently dead, burrowing the lower bud into the victim, using the anaesthesia in case the victim is dying, and not truly deceased. Once embedded, it releases its filaments into the body, replacing the current nervous system. This gives it full animation of the body, and allows the corpse bud to direct it.

Corpse buds are not a malevolent species, being primarily concerned with breaking down the host body for food, and infecting the reproductive cycle with spores in order to mate with other corpse-bud bodies. To preserve the corpse for this purpose, Corpse buds will seek out dry locations to prevent bacteria from destroying the corpses. This often causes a large number of corpse buds to gather in a single location.

In culture, Corpse buds are used to repair broken spines or degenerative diseases, as the sentient mind will easily overcome the mind of the non-sentient corpse bud. Once infected by a corpse bud, however, removal is usually fatal, and the infected individual cannot reproduce, or risk infecting another. Thus, it is a technique often reserved for the elderly, or a last resort.

Necromancers and other dark sorcerers will often preserve the corpses of their victims magically, and infect them with corpse buds, creating traditional undead as well, so as to seed their lairs with undead both offensive and non, in order to throw their enemies off balance. They will also enslave the rudimentary minds of the corpse buds, and transform the docile things into a plague. There have also been accounts of magically transformed corpse buds with stronger minds and a taste for living flesh, but thus far all accounts are unproven rumors.

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