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Dossta
September 29, 2010
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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.

MoonHunter
October 5, 2006
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Ideas: 111
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and a ten foot pole.    Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Heroic)

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

Silveressa
December 12, 2008
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Ideas: 0
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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."

MoonHunter
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.

MoonHunter
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?

manfred
April 4, 2008
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Comments: 15
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.

MindForge
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.

Wulfhere
October 31, 2006
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Ideas: 27
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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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Sessiliths

       By: Murometz

Sessiliths (name based on the word sessile) are gargoyle-type creatures which are stationary, attached to the stone of whichever foundation they are bound to. Though they can move their extremities and limbs they are unable to move away from their particular perch. In lieu of swooping down and attacking like their mobile cousins the gargoyles proper, sessiliths are equipped with their own brand of mischief. The creatures are all able to verbalize and thus usually hurl vile insults and curses upon passersby. The cumulative effects of dozens of sessiliths cursing, screaming, and speaking in tongues, can have an effect of temporary confusion (or even discord) in those forced to listen to the shrieking stone gremlins.

Additionally, most possess the ability to "spout" or spit forth various undesirable projections, such as tar, boiling water, or even acid. While they can usually be avoided easily enough or even destroyed (their "bodies" feature the same defenses as gargoyles), sessiliths are usually placed in such a way as to hinder all trespassers and interlopers, narrow corridors, claustrophobic tunnels and other related "gauntlets", where they cannot be easily avoided. Like gargoyles, sessiliths come in all sorts of grotesque shapes and sizes, though they tend to resemble tiny horned devils, demonic amphibians, or simply distorted faces and heads, more often than not.

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