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January 9, 2012
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100 Word Submission    Articles  (Fiction)   (Citadel Help)

The basics behind the 100 Word Submission

August 21, 2014
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7 Things about Team Building    Articles  (Fiction)   (Game Mastering)

The team is the functional core of a story, and as such, team building is vital to the flow of the story.

June 25, 2012
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Applying the Hollywood Formula    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

Learn how to apply one of screenwriting's most effective tools to your own campaign, for a game with better pacing and solid endings.

October 30, 2005
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Five Best Tips for Posting on Strolen's (and Other Places)    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

If you are new to the site, you might want to read this post.

October 30, 2005
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Follow in MoonHunter's Footsteps: 10 Steps to Better Posts    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Follow in MoonHunter’s Footsteps: 10 Steps to Better Posts MoonHunter Sayeth to do these and be a really useful member to this and other sites.

January 10, 2006
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How to be a better critic!    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Players)

Critiques and critics are a necessary evil. Now before anyone gets riled up, let me explain. No one likes to have their ideas picked apart. But we put our selves out there and hope for the best. Here are some tips on being a better critic.

December 14, 2005
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Larping Advice    Articles  (Other Gaming)   (Gaming - In General)

Larping is Live Action Role Playing. Instead of sitting around a table, play is done “in action”, up and moving about. Any resolution besides social ones are done by some “lite” mechanic. It can be a great deal of fun.

October 30, 2005
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MoonHunter's Top Tips for 2003    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - In General)

I am always giving advice to various gamers on various game forums. I am constantly giving the same advice over and over again (cut/ paste repeat). Once a year I think about the advice and put together The List.

March 11, 2013
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Oekaki Writing    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Citadel Help)

A stylistic writing challenge

December 8, 2005
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Organization Files for GMs    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Let’s face it. GM’s need to be organized. When dealing with organization, one should look towards business… as an efficient business is a more profitable business.

July 10, 2011
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Organizing Your Campaign On the Computer    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

After a little urgin gfrom Valadarr I've put togther a short article detailing how to organize your campaign on a compuiter to make finding notes and key images a breeze to show the players or print for handouts as desired.

Michael Jotne Slayer
December 10, 2007
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Playtesting    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

This is where the citadellians share and collect our tales of playtesting each others submissions.

July 22, 2011
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Silveressa's Voting Practices    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Citadel Help)

A similar sub to Mourns Voting Practices, simply how I vote on subs/vote in general.

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
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Social Tricks for the GM    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Players)

This is devoted to those common problems facing a GM. How do you get enough players? What do you do when there is a bad atmosphere within the group?

Everyone, please post those tips and tricks that come to mind. There is no one true solution. Different GMs, different solutions.

November 15, 2008
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Some Guidelines For Adventure Creation and GMing    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

Quick effective tips on making adventure design and gming a little easier.

March 11, 2014
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Valadaars First Submission Advice    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Citadel Help)

The author's quips and comments on making the most of your first submission

June 12, 2006
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What's in a Vote?    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Citadel Help)

What’s in a Vote?

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       By: Murometz

Coinlake sits perched between two sheer cliffs in the Stigrani range, and is difficult to find, much less approach. Four miles long and two across, the water is a vibrant cyan blue. The lake's shoreline is an unassuming beach of gray pebbles, and its mean depth is seventy feet. The rare times when the sun makes its way between the cliffs and shines over the the still water, one could see clearly the lake's rock-strewn bottom.

Strangely, no fish or aquatic life can be found here.

At night, a peculiar phenomena occurs. When the night sky is clear, the moon and stars are reflected in the lake's surface, but if one were to look at the surface from a high vantage point, the reflection does not match the firmament above!

Instead the water's surface reflects the night sky of some other distant world and seventeen shining golden moons besides, each ones shimmering upon the water like so many gold coins!

Legends whisper that Coinlake is not a lake at all, but a gate or nexus, to some distant alien world.

The mystery has long remained unsolved, and only recently has the Arch-Duke commissioned an expedition to uncover the secret of Coinlake once and for all. Among the team members are several scholars of the Nascent Academy, an astrologer from the Occultists Guild, and of course the PCs, acting as body guards.

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