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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.
Bag on a Stick
Very simple gag but a great one, since it can be used multiple times over, even in the same adventure. Great for tribal natives gone restless and humanoids, but anyone can have set this up. Just what the header says, a simple bag over a stick stuck in the ground or floor.
As GM you can place the bag on a stick anywhere, in a floor crack the heroes have passed before, outdoors in a clearing or path, or at the edge of the PCs' encampment the following morning, what have you. Place anything on the stick - a coiled yellow viper angered by the bag removal, mini crossbow w/poison, transdermal hallucinatory drug dusted on the bag, yellow mold colony, an NPC ally's head, a weapon, scroll tube or satchel, what have you.
The idea is to build tension and/or stall for time/distract the party. Provided it's used properly, you'll be amazed at how paranoid players will get from this simple gag.