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January 28, 2010
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Votes: 19 / 4.657895
100 Unique Town/City Properties    Locations  (Other)   (Any)

A table of possible backgrounds, qualities, or features of a fantasy town or city.  A world building tool for getting attention to the details.

November 14, 2007
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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?)

April 9, 2006
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.400000
30 Barkeepers    NPCs  (Extras)   (Mercantile)

Herein are listed 30 Barkeeps, Bartenders, or proprietary owners of the drinking and sleeping establishments so frequented by adventurers and their loyal henchmen.

Magus of the Citadel
February 10, 2008
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Ideas: 2
Votes: 12 / 4.666667
30 Cheeses    Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)

Life is like a cheese, it starts off milk, then it curdles, and then it ages and you hope for the best.

September 15, 2006
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.625000
30 Curses    Articles  (Campaign)   (Gaming - In General)

30 Minor Curses

August 24, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.100000
30 Flesh Peddlers    NPCs  (Extras)   (Mercantile)


October 5, 2010
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 4.785714
30 Halfling Gifts (For Services Rendered)    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Save/Help the Halflings! They offer rewards. Material and otherwise.

June 13, 2007
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.416667
30 Henchmen    NPCs  (Extras)   (Domestic/ Craft)

The definition of a Henchman: a man who really knows his away around a hench.

April 25, 2007
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Comments: 23
Ideas: 1
Votes: 15 / 4.766667
30 Merchants    NPCs  (Extras-Horde)   (Mercantile)

30 Mostly Maddening Merchants

October 6, 2010
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 5
Votes: 9 / 4.277778
30 Orcish Gifts (For Services Rendered)    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

30 Orcish Ornamentations of Outlandish Awesomeness and Some Ordinarily Uninteresting Objects Overcome with Ogreish Opulence!

August 31, 2006
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 4
Votes: 10 / 3.900000
30 People in a Tavern Crowd    NPCs  (Extras)   (Domestic/ Craft)

So, you walk in the tavern. It is a fairly average place, good sized ceiling, a roaring fire, lots of tables. There is a crowd of about 30 people….

August 22, 2006
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.937500
30 Priests    NPCs  (Extras)   (Religious)

Forsooth!  A fair flock of faithful friars, from fanciful to factual.

August 26, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.000000
30 Temple Priests    NPCs  (Extras)   (Religious)

It is a good sized temple with all the appropriate attendents. Who is in the temple running it?

September 2, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 16 / 4.531250
30 Tomes    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

Hot off the Press! These are not your eldritch manuals or ancient folios of doom. These are random books, a GM can use whenever a PC reaches for a shelf, which usually happens when said GM is least expecting it. These can be found in most libraries, many private homes, and anywhere else one could expect to find a book. More than a few have some built-in plot hooklings as well, while others, like many books of our age, are plain drivel.

April 27, 2008
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Comments: 19
Ideas: 4
Votes: 11 / 4.454545
30+ Burial Customs    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

30+ Burial Customs for building cultures

Cheka Man
November 23, 2010
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.000000
30+ Dwarven Gifts    Items  (Other)   (Heroic)

The Dwarves are often thought to be a greedy and miserly race, but there are times when they will give rewards to those who have genuinely earned them.


(OOC-I added the names of all those who did submissions but only mine has shown up, for some reason. The others are the following; axlerowes, Echomirage, Ancient Gamer ,Dossta , Pariah.)

October 3, 2006
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.333333
40 Thieves Guild Missions    Plots  (Hired)   (Side-Quest)

Missions for any campaign in any city of any realm. As long as crime exists, you will be able to use this submission.


December 9, 2005
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 9
Votes: 10 / 3.800000
A Compendium of Tavern Names    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

Taverns are the love of my life. This post is a compendium of around 100 tavern names, from fine dining to coarse fighting, to use in your campaign or world.

August 7, 2011
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Comments: 26
Ideas: 11
Votes: 6 / 4.250000
Character Background    Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (General)

Many gamers I have had the opportunity to role-play with have been very helpful in the creation process for their characters. Each one knowing what the intricacies of their characters lives were. Their origin stories detailed in their mind and on paper. Some worked together to have their characters histories intertwine with others, and some were loners of a most horrible nature. However, not all gamers are experienced and sometimes even the most knowledgeable can hit a roadblock when trying to find a background that suits their new character.

November 3, 2006
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Comments: 26
Ideas: 47
Votes: 7 / 4.142857
Cool Fight Scenes    Locations  (Other)   (Any)

A list of locations and/or situations for a cool fight scene. (list)

January 1, 2006
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 33
Votes: 7 / 4.142857
Curses    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Sometimes it is necessary. Sometimes it just happens. Whether to a PC or NPC, a curse is something nasty that changes their life significantly, and not for the better. You were warned.

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 8, 2007
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 9
Votes: 11 / 4.136364
Disgusting Treasures    Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)

Here is a list of those not-so-attractive treasures that the PC’s might find on their quests.

September 11, 2006
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 13
Votes: 5 / 4.000000
I Will Sail My Vessel...    Plots  (Travel)   (Encounter)

I will sail my vessel, until I happen upon…

December 21, 2006
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 17
Votes: 6 / 4.416667
Local History    Locations  (City)   (Any)

The addition of “irrelevant” details adds local colour to a campaign world, giving the impression that the DM has thought very deeply about the history of even the smallest architectural feature.

August 30, 2006
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Comments: 21
Ideas: 28
Votes: 6 / 4.250000
Plenty O' Enterprizes    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

Every city, town, or large village will have businesses. Some will be inns, some stores, and some people providing a service. And then there are some places that are not common and so out of the ordinary that we leave them off when describing a city. This codex will help with turning the mundane into the magnificent.

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.

August 5, 2008
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 6
Votes: 9 / 4.500000
The Secret Lair    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

A villain’s lair is more than just a safehouse or stronghold, it can be as much a part of their persona as any powers, henchmen or nefarious plans

March 11, 2007
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 19
Votes: 5 / 4.200000
There, upon the mountainside...    Plots  (Travel)   (Encounter)

The mountains are often a desolate place, but not without dangers, or opportunities.

December 15, 2006
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 9
Votes: 3 / 3.666667
Those Characters in Inns and Taverns    NPCs  (Extras)   (Domestic/ Craft)

This scroll is for all those hardworking people that keep our adventurer’s Inns and Taverns working.

September 8, 2006
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Comments: 23
Ideas: 33
Votes: 6 / 4.333333
Walking Through the Forest When...    Plots  (Travel)   (Encounter)

You’re walking through the forest when you encounter…

March 17, 2006
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 19
Votes: 5 / 4.000000
Weather Related PlotSeeds    Plots  (Nature)   (Encounter)

The point of the submission is quite simple: man vs nature is a common conflict in fiction, but not so much in gaming, this submission is a step to correct that.

October 31, 2006
Hits: 12519
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…

August 30, 2006
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Comments: 27
Ideas: 38
Votes: 10 / 4.650000
Where the Road May Take You    Plots  (Travel)   (Encounter)

How many roads must a man walk?

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       By: PoisonAlchemist

How Jayel became the proprietor of the Wanton Wench is more or less a hand-waved affair by the local officials. The facts known by 'upstanding' folk are that a fresh-faced young girl by the name of Jayel came into Gatewatch, disappeared, and reappeared the aged and stern woman she is today. The facts known by the night watch are a marked decrease in drug trafficking and battered women appearing on the streets. The fact known by Jayel is that she killed a man with her bare hands, and has never looked back.

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