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Things to refer back to

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Things that I want to mine for ideas for my campaign

January 4, 2008
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 6
Votes: 4 / 4.250000
101 Components of Alchemy    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Potions and other alchemical concoctions are often no more than funny-colored water in a bottle; what of the strange and unusual components used to craft these marvelous items?

November 14, 2007
Hits: 9185
Comments: 21
Ideas: 11
Votes: 14 / 4.892857
101 Villages    Locations  (City)   (Any)

101 plug and play communities in 10 sub-categories

January 11, 2011
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Comments: 24
Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 4.714286
30 Bardic Tales    Items  (Art and Music)   (Non-Magical)

A collection of 30 bardic tales you may hear sung in the local tavern or empresses' court, complete with bardic verse excerpts from all 30 tales themselves.

Many of these tales can also be used as quick plug in adventures for Gm's looking for a side quest. (And let the players exploits be turned into the song by a near by bard perhaps?)

September 3, 2007
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Comments: 26
Ideas: 0
Votes: 20 / 4.600000
5 Room Dungeon    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

Tips on how to create five room dungeons that can be used for any location, are short, are quick to plan, easy to polish and plan, flexible in size and easy to integrate into your campaign.

October 5, 2006
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Comments: 133
Ideas: 111
Votes: 15 / 4.333333
and a ten foot pole.    Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Heroic)

You have what?! On your equipment list? For real?

November 11, 2005
Hits: 146249
Comments: 51
Ideas: 116
Votes: 17 / 4.823529
Books    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

Books of all kinds and purposes, their short summaries as well as wide descriptions, come and enjoy.

December 12, 2008
Hits: 3185
Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.642857
Descriptive combat    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - In General)

How to make combat interesting and more than: "Well, I’m going to hit him with my sword."

November 22, 2005
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.125000
Famous Gaming Laws Axioms and Principles    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - In General)

This is a list of laws, axioms, and strong recomendations from published and/or famous game designers/ writers I have recently collected. If you find them, add them. Please do not just add “any old” gamer’s axions, laws, etc.

December 24, 2010
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.250000
Gnomes of the Singing Wood    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Forest/ Jungle)

The excited, almost frantic sound of a mallet instrument erupts from the forest to your left.  Within minutes, your party is confronted by a host of short, sprite-like gnomes clad in vivid greens and earthy browns.  Attempts to communicate fall flat.  The gnomes seem to ignore your words entirely, and you cannot understand the humming/whistling/snapping that apparently makes up their language.  Luckily for you and your fellows, however, they don't seem hostile . . .

November 10, 2005
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.214286
Lights, Camera, Action    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)

What makes great entertainment for Gamers? Movies. They love action movies, even if their favorite pastime is reading books, writing websites, learning ancient languages, or gaming like madmen. If you pattern your games and campaigns after movies, you are sure to have an entertaining game.

Ancient Gamer
October 27, 2005
Hits: 30517
Comments: 23
Ideas: 13
Votes: 7 / 4.714286
Loot and Rewards    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)

Some GMs, and the computer game industry too, seems to think gemstones, gold and magic weapons are the only way in which to reward the players. Most experienced GMs know this isn’t true, so I created this thread here to let us remind each other of the different alternative rewards a player can receive, and to have a place where ordinary item descriptions can be posted.

November 26, 2005
Hits: 5910
Comments: 22
Ideas: 1
Votes: 9 / 4.166667
Not Just Rolling Dice: A Fight Scene    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - In General)

A fight scene should be more than just rolling dice and counting numbers. It should be a chance for you to roleplay.

December 11, 2005
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 104
Votes: 7 / 4.571429
Random Villages    Locations  (City)   (Any)

Awhile ago I started a small list of random villages…I think many turned out to be plots, but thought I would throw them out here for fun.

November 26, 2005
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.250000
Running Tactical Scenes at Lightning Speeds with Many Players    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)

Action sequences in movies are fast, furious, and over all to fast.  They are exciting moments that most gamers are looking forward to.  Yet combat in most games is slow, ponderous, and takes up much game time. Gamers tend to blame the game systems. It is not the System, it is the group.

November 26, 2005
Hits: 7458
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.285714
Scene Journals    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - In General)

Have you ever needed to play out a scene that would of been embarassing to you or between your character and another that would of sucked up hours of game time leaving everyone else bored to tears? Scene Journals are your answer.

April 11, 2011
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Comments: 63
Ideas: 0
Votes: 20 / 4.275000
Submission Respect    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Citadel Help)

Ok, there is no real place to put this but I think it needs to be said and put up here for everyone to view. This is not for gaming terms, it is not how to view rules or your gamers better. But it is an idea on how to respect your fellow Strolenites.

January 20, 2008
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 21
Votes: 5 / 4.400000
Terrain Features    Locations  (Other)   (Any)

These are minor things that can be dropped in anywhere to add "narrative flavor", to make it more than just another road, field, forest or beach.

October 27, 2007
Hits: 5637
Comments: 17
Ideas: 8
Votes: 9 / 4.611111
The Art of Linking    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Citadel Help)

The many ways of the Citadel to bind ideas together.

November 27, 2003
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.166667
The Circle of Hell    Plots  (Crisis)   (Mini-Campaign)

In a nearby town villagers tell tales of adventurers being driven mad by an unknown force within the woods…

November 25, 2005
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.333333
The Crawl, Doing It the Cinematic Way    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)

I am not a normal fantasy GM. If a player is delving through a dark tomb searching for loot in my campaign, he is probably on a fruitless quest. I dislike the dungeon crawl. I have since the earliest years of DnD. I mean where in Tolkein did they really crawl through a dungeon or other tomb/ place of mystery?

December 17, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.500000
The Poison Eaters Tribe    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Forest/ Jungle)

The Poison Eaters Tribe dwells deep in the jungle glades of the Ushaika, in the lowest reaches of the undergrowth where no sunlight pierces through the leaves, and where the marshy ground wells up with tea-colored water at the lightest step.

January 8, 2007
Hits: 6115
Comments: 16
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.833333
The Shrew-Haters    Plots  (Mystical)   (Mini-Campaign)

An alliance between bitterest foes in a desperate bid for their survival, thus was the beginning of the Shrew-Wars

November 14, 2010
Hits: 1351
Comments: 11
Ideas: 2
Votes: 6 / 4.333333
The Singing Wood    Locations  (Area)   (Forest/ Jungle)

An enchanted forest where music permeates the fabric of life, leaving its mark on fauna and flora alike.

Ria Hawk
June 11, 2006
Hits: 6562
Comments: 10
Ideas: 4
Votes: 8 / 4.062500
The Western Woods    Locations  (Area)   (Forest/ Jungle)

No one goes to the Western Woods.  There are things that come out at night that it would be a very bad idea to meet.  The Western Woods have a reputation of being haunted, or rife with wild magic.  Or both.

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       By: DaWergyling

Other improvisational weapons/tools:
Icicles are useful as daggers,
Bag Of Holding filled with copper pieces used by chucking the contents at foes, (by strolen)
sleeves make useful garrotes. Ya can't cut anyone's neck, but you sure can choke 'em!
Flaming Logs make great clubs, (any Barbarians out there?)
and Bee hives are very effective when thrown at a mob of enemies. :-)

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