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September 29, 2010
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Ideas: 1
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30 Campaign Starters    Plots  (Coincidence)   (Encounter)

Due to the nature of tabletop RPGs, a campaign will often start with a random group of strangers.  Here are some ways to get them adventuring together, without resorting to the old Tavern trope.

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

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

December 12, 2008
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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 25, 2005
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Comments: 22
Ideas: 2
Votes: 9 / 4.666667
Gamer's Dictionary of Measurements    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

The world is full of different measurement systems. Some are old, some new, some obvious, some obscure. Each one is important enough to some group of people to be codified and passed down through the years. These are the ones that might be useful for gamers.

January 13, 2008
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Ideas: 11
Votes: 4 / 3.750000
Sports    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Sports and other competitions are common in every society. They allow healthy competition and release for competitive nature. What sports do you have in your world?

April 4, 2008
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Ideas: 11
Votes: 6 / 3.916667
The One Night Game    Plots  (Event)   (Single-Storyline)

Do you need a change in your normal gaming pace? Bored or simply needing something different? Then come here.

May 16, 2007
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Ideas: 1
Votes: 4 / 2.750000
The War Campaign    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

War is a constant in many RPG’s. I believe that I have done enough war based adventures and campaigns that I might as well share some ideas and open the stage for others to share their thoughts.

October 31, 2006
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Comments: 31
Ideas: 27
Votes: 13 / 4.423077
What Has It Got in Its Pocketses?    Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Non-Magical)

So they defeated the horde of impoverished peasants armed with farm implements. Now they want to loot the bodies…

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       By: Shadoweagle

The party is walking through the forest at night when they come upon a clearing. Half a dozen black-robed corpses lie scattered across the ground, and a pentagram of blood is shoddily drawn in the dirt.
It seems these people summoned something they could not control. Whether or not the demon returns is up to the GM, but it would be just as rich if the demon never returned, and for the rest of the night, every stray sound or odd shadow will be jumped at!

Encounter  ( Forest/ Jungle ) | June 12, 2013 | View | UpVote 4xp

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