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December 17, 2005
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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.

December 17, 2005
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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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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.

Ancient Gamer
December 17, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 3.625000
The Tale of Tear and Shastalar    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (General)

In the lands of the Ardamians there is a tale. A tale of the weather god, Shastalar, and of Tear, the spirit of nature. This tale is often told when the weather grows bad and the children huddles in front of the fireplace.

December 15, 2005
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Ideas: 1
Votes: 3 / 4.166667
Heroic but non-magical items    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

How may times have you read a book in which a famous hero’s sword is treasured and valued, not because it is magic, or because of its powers, but just because the hero wielded it. The “Sword of Enthar” the great warrior may just be a normal steel broadsword; but because he used it, it will be prized and treasured.

December 10, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.166667
Spell Components - we don't need any stink'n spell components    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

Most of the people who “spell components” really don’t know anything about magic. Components are used as tools, symbols to help focus the concentration and associations for the spell caster. Rarely is anything “consumed” in the casting, unless it is a sacrifice or burned.

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

The little things matter.

December 10, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
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.

December 10, 2005
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Ideas: 10
Votes: 3 / 3.666667
Unique Magic Items    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

Magic is a strange power, that can be harnessed (or not?), but never fully understood. Magic should be unique. Magic could be REALLY unique on this one world…

December 10, 2005
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Ideas: 20
Votes: 12 / 4.291667
Runecasting - Dwarven Magics    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

It is said that dwarves have problems with using magic (maybe they cannot cast spells at all). This is an attempt to create a distinctly dwarwen school of magic. The way you use it is of course yours.

December 7, 2005
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 22
Votes: 5 / 4.400000
Fantastic elemental forces    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

But, O Fellow Denizens of the Citadel, I ask this - what other kinds of unique elements can you come up with?

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.

December 3, 2005
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 24
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.

December 1, 2005
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Ideas: 6
Votes: 1 / 3.500000
Dreaming Lord and String of Worlds Cosmology    Systems  (Divine/ Spirit)   (Defining)

The worlds are nothing more than bubbles on the strings on the plane of dreams.

November 30, 2005
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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.

November 30, 2005
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 11
Votes: 6 / 4.750000
Newtons Magic    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

Quote from: “Sir Isaac Newton” Every action has an equal and opposite reaction

Siren no Orakio
November 30, 2005
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Ideas: 17
Votes: 9 / 4.222222
Sword-Draw magics    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

One of the common variations on magic is the concept of ‘sword mages’ or ‘knight mages’. We all know and love them as the folks in full plate that split globes in twain with flaming swords, before twirling around to change their flame sword to an ice sword so they can stab the flaming angel of vengeance in the chest to maximum effect.

November 30, 2005
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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.

November 30, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.875000
Focus Based Magic System    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

Peldor scrambled for his staff. It has all his tactical spells anchored. He dived to the floor, trying to dodge the incoming dart spells. All he had was his ring (for energy enhancements) and his belt buckle (which carried his personal enhancements spells). Papers, smoke, and wood splinters flew everywhere. In the chaos, he saw it - his lab desk’s sextant. He stretched, just touching with the tips of his fingers. He rolled forward. A dart struck infront of him. Spitting dust out of his mouth and squinting against the flying debree, he made solid contact. He whispered the trigger, utilizing his ring to make it cost less mana. The green mystic glow unfolded. It formed a full serephamic sheild.  The hex bolts and darts were bouncing off it. Slowly he rose. He was able to take the three steps to reach his battle staff. Now, things would be different.

November 27, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.428571
The Omen Plague    Systems  (Ecological)   (Specific)

The Omen Plague has other names. It is known as The Star Plague and even The Mundane Plague. It is still with us today, now known by the common name of the Shaking Death. To set the stage, the stars were aligned in all the wrong signs. Everyone new something bad was going to happen. When winter set in hard and early, they thought that was it. They were wrong.

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The PCs traveling along the road/path/trail begin to hear a low droning sound. As they approach they find their path obstructed by hundred of thousands of droning insects. Locusts swarm though the air, feasting on the grass and plants. Passage will be slowed, but the insects pose no threat to the party, aside from being crunchy and disgusting underfoot, climbing into pouches and eating exposed food goods.

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