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Four maxims to remember at all times when creating a fantasy world.
Busy GMs need help prepping for games faster. And you can create fantastic magic items in just three minutes using my stat block.
Give your magic item a quick history. Then use the history to tie a whole bunch of things together that will make you look like a genius.
How to link submissions in Strolen's Citadel.
The heart of the Citadel is your submissions. These range from small side treks to epic tales, from small items to kingdom building artifacts.
A Codex is a way to bring similiar submissions together into a comprehensive list with an index. It brings the ability to compile a set of subs and allows them to be read all on one page.
Scrolls or Submission Ideas
Unless an author locks it, anybody can add thoughts or ideas that directly add to the creativity of the submission. This is much different than comments as these ideas are expected to directly add creativity or further the idea of the submission.
Any author has the ability to suggest another submission to be used with the current sub. By adding your suggestion you create a crosslink between the two.
There is the ability to add a word or short phrase to each submission to give it yet another way to be categorized, searched for, and browsed.
Comments and Votes
Of course each submission can be voted on a discussed by registered members.
Quick tidbits that don't need to be expanded on. If you have a couple sentence idea floating in your head, chances are we have a category for you to pop it into for others to enjoy. You can see them appear randomly in the footer of every page.
Too big to be an idea, too small to be a true submission. Stubs fill that in between place where you have a good idea, want to use it and be able to link to it, but it isn't quite ready to stand on it's own.
Occassionally (OK, quite often) we have time periods where particular submissions are worth bonus points. Quests will be announced on the index page as well as directly below this sentence. There will be a special checkbox when submitting during a Quest so make sure you mark it if it fits the criteria.
Please do review the article discussing the many different ways to link together submissions. The more links tying submissions and ideas together, the more ways for people to explore all the content that you have provided.
The party has found the source of the strange creatures roaming the countryside. The rift in this reality glows with a silver hue, rippling with the wind but never moving. They step through and are immediately assaulted with the scent of rotting meat, some have to muster all their strength not to vomit. Strange cries similar to the beasts the party had faced before can be heard in the distance. Looking around, they see they are in a forest of grey and red rather than the normal brown and green. The trees are sticky to the touch and writhe, perhaps to get away or perhaps as a warning.
The deeper the party goes, the more the forest seems to slither and move underfoot. The cries get closer and more numerous. Creatures lurk in the shadows, all the same color of their surroundings. Whatever the party came in here for, they had better do it fast.
The forest of flesh is waking up, and it is so very hungry.