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MoonHunter
March 11, 2008
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White Rock - A fishing village    NPCs  (Extras)   (Agricultural)

White Rock is a fishing village just off the main coastal road, not too far from a town and a bit farther from a city. Named for the white boulders that are found around these parts, the village is built on a protected cove that has a small set of streams outletting into it. The weather is a bit cold in the winter, but the summers can be quite pleasant. The fishing is fairly good in these waters. It is on its way to becoming a tiny town.

Magus of the Citadel
February 10, 2008
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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.

Scrasamax
February 2, 2008
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.428571
30 Swords    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)

30 groups of magical swords

valadaar
January 11, 2008
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Ideas: 1
Votes: 11 / 4.363636
30 Bullets    Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)

30 Different Bullet Types, some classic, some really out there…

Stephie
January 5, 2008
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Comments: 18
Ideas: 9
Votes: 12 / 4.166667
Ways a DM Can Stall an Adventure    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Game Mastering)

Have you ever been in a position where you needed a quick break but your players were too ancy to break as well?

valadaar
December 14, 2007
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.687500
30 Assassins    NPCs  (Extras-Horde)   (Criminal/Espionage)

30 Assassins, both great and pathetic. - Die, by our hands…

Michael Jotne Slayer
December 6, 2007
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 4.461538
30 Wizard Companions    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

Within this ancient tome are 30 companion spirits for wizards and their ilk.

Cheka Man
November 22, 2007
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Ideas: 1
Votes: 9 / 3.500000
30 Rings    Items  (Jewelry)   (Campaign Defining)

30 Rings to rule them all…

Cheka Man
November 14, 2007
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Votes: 6 / 3.416667
30 Politicians    NPCs  (Extras)   (Political)

Whilst few games involve politicians directly, they are often in the background. Sometimes one of them might have been the patron of the PCs, who sent them on their quest, or the chief evil villain that the PCs have to defeat. Other times law enforcement is chasing the PCs after they broke the laws of the region, laws that are made by politicians. Even an iron-fisted dictator needs to know how politics works. And so I present you with 30 politicians to use in your games. I have made them senators, but they could just as easily be Members of Parliament, Mayors, Councillors or whatever politicians are called in your world.These are really meant for a modern or sci-fi game although one or two might fit in an old-time world.

Cheka Man
November 10, 2007
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30 Kidnappers    NPCs  (Extras)   (Criminal/Espionage)

30 (mainly) evil kiddnappers, ready to spirit helpless damsels and other victims to their fate.

Cheka Man
November 6, 2007
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Comments: 19
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 3.555556
30 Firefighters    NPCs  (Extras)   (Combative)

Who ya gonna call when the flames are burning?

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 4, 2007
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.642857
30 Villages    Locations  (City)   (Any)

30 villages ready at the disposal of the Gamemaster.

valadaar
September 25, 2007
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Comments: 23
Ideas: 8
Votes: 7 / 4.142857
30(+) Walking Dead    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Any)

Death be not proud.

MoonHunter
September 4, 2007
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Ideas: 38
Votes: 6 / 4.083333
Establishments of the Future    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

The Future is for sale.

Scrasamax
August 5, 2007
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.142857
30 Prostitutes    NPCs  (Extras)   (Artistic/Performance)

30 painted ladies of the oldest profession. Reader discretion is advised.

MoonHunter
July 19, 2007
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.416667
30 of the Arcade District    NPCs  (Extras)   (Artistic/Performance)

The Arcade is a long narrow entertainment district built upon the dried up Arcadey creek. This jurisdictional no mans land has become a vibrant section of the city.

Cheka Man
July 18, 2007
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.583333
30 Prison Guards    NPCs  (Extras)   (Combative)

The guards who spend their working lives behind the walls of the Paul and Peter Fortress, watching over the scum of society so that you don’t have to.

Dragonlordmax
July 17, 2007
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.714286
30 Musicians    NPCs  (Extras)   (Artistic/Performance)

30 musicians to entertain at balls, taverns, and other social gatherings.

Scrasamax
July 9, 2007
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 1
Votes: 6 / 3.750000
The Other 30s    Articles  (Other Gaming)   (Gaming - In General)

Those other lists of 30

Ria Hawk
July 9, 2007
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Votes: 7 / 3.785714
30 Princes    NPCs  (Minor)   (Political)

Thirty princes.  Sons of kings, rescuers of princesses.  Or something like that.

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       By: Raptyr

Nine times out of ten, it’s the undead that do the running.

Not strictly animal or vegetable, the Corpse bud is a peculiar individual that shares characteristics from multiple kingdoms and species. In appearance, all corpse buds bear a shape of a large rounded top bud divided into four lateral segments, and a much longer, narrower bottom bud, also divided into four segments. Between the two halves are a set of four radial limbs, rounded on top and flat on the bottom, covered with tiny serrated hooks facing towards the body. In overall size, it’s limbs reach as wide as a spread hand, with the body being as thick as a fist. It is as long as a human hand from top to bottom.

Internally, the top bud of the corpse bud contains a bacteria filled membrane that produces the hydrogen that the corpse bud uses to stay aloft, and a series of fungal gills for the dispersal of spores for reproduction. The lower half of the bud contains a number of fine filaments, as well as a sharp barbed stinger containing a powerful local anaesthesia.

The Corpse Bud mobilizes by inflating its top bud, and steers by rotating its arms rapidly about its body. The corpse bud ordinarily drifts with the wind, orienting towards the scent of recent decay and death. It preys on the recently dead, burrowing the lower bud into the victim, using the anaesthesia in case the victim is dying, and not truly deceased. Once embedded, it releases its filaments into the body, replacing the current nervous system. This gives it full animation of the body, and allows the corpse bud to direct it.

Corpse buds are not a malevolent species, being primarily concerned with breaking down the host body for food, and infecting the reproductive cycle with spores in order to mate with other corpse-bud bodies. To preserve the corpse for this purpose, Corpse buds will seek out dry locations to prevent bacteria from destroying the corpses. This often causes a large number of corpse buds to gather in a single location.

In culture, Corpse buds are used to repair broken spines or degenerative diseases, as the sentient mind will easily overcome the mind of the non-sentient corpse bud. Once infected by a corpse bud, however, removal is usually fatal, and the infected individual cannot reproduce, or risk infecting another. Thus, it is a technique often reserved for the elderly, or a last resort.

Necromancers and other dark sorcerers will often preserve the corpses of their victims magically, and infect them with corpse buds, creating traditional undead as well, so as to seed their lairs with undead both offensive and non, in order to throw their enemies off balance. They will also enslave the rudimentary minds of the corpse buds, and transform the docile things into a plague. There have also been accounts of magically transformed corpse buds with stronger minds and a taste for living flesh, but thus far all accounts are unproven rumors.

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