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Cheka Man
May 22, 2015
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Seven Royal Rings    Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)

Seven rings were made long ago in the days of the Queens of old, seven highly magical rings to help a ruler to rule, but they proved anything but helpful.

April 28, 2015
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7 Things Wrong with Godzilla 2014    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - Genre)

Everything wrong with the 2014 Godzilla

Spoilers, obviously

April 7, 2015
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7 Things Wrong with Transformers: Age of Extinction    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

Op-ed regarding the baygasm that is Age of Extinction. Spoilers ahead if you haven't seen the movie.

Cheka Man
April 6, 2015
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7 Market Items    Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Non-Magical)
Seven things that a PC could find at a market that could be of some use.
Cheka Man
January 16, 2015
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7 Trains    Items  (Transports)   (Campaign Defining)

Seven trains that the PCs might one day need to travel openly on, sneak onto, wreck or rob,

August 21, 2014
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7 Things about Team Building    Articles  (Fiction)   (Game Mastering)

The team is the functional core of a story, and as such, team building is vital to the flow of the story.

Cheka Man
April 10, 2014
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7 More Reasons Why Not Everyone is a Magic User    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)

Why is magic used by so few when it is so much use?

March 10, 2014
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7 Things About GI Joe    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)

Knowing is Half the Battle, red and blue lasers are the other half.

Cheka Man
March 7, 2014
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7 Special Prisons    Dungeons  (Any)   (Traps)

Most criminals who are locked up as a punishment or to await trial are just confined in regular cellblocks or jails, but not all of them. Some are so dangerous that ordinary prisons just will not hold them. Others have secrets that cannot be allowed to be spread, or their crimes are so dreadful that they deserve a greater punishment then normal incarceration or even execution. In yet other cases the ruler had a nasty sense of humour...

Cheka Man
March 3, 2014
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7 Horrifying Curses    Articles  (Scenario)   (Gaming - In General)

Often PCs get on the wrong side of powerful users of magic or break into enchanted tombs, either may get them on the wrong side of a curse.

Cheka Man
February 28, 2014
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7 Royal Courts    Locations  (Establishment)   (Plains)

Whilst royal courts tend to be like each other in some ways, they can also be very different in other ways. Some may be places of fun where banquets and masked balls are common, whilst others are unpleasant or even dangerous and the nobility only attend because they have to.

Cheka Man
February 24, 2014
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7 Ways To Control Monarchs    Systems  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - In General)

Many, perhaps most fantasy lands are monarchies, which can be ruled well when the monarch is a clever and able man or woman devoted to his or her people. But what happens when the monarch is ill, or is tyrannically cruel, or a young child, or is otherwise blatantly unfit to rule? How can he or she be dealt with without risking civil war as powerful nobles fight for the crown?

February 23, 2014
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7 Things About Criticism    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Citadel Help)

Criticism can be a very powerful and valuable tool if you understand how to give it, and more importantly, how to accept it.

October 2, 2013
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7 Things about Lovecraftian Fiction    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

7 things that make a work of fiction Lovecraftian, even if it doesn't deal at all with the established Mythos

Cheka Man
September 10, 2012
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7 Things to Run or Hide From    Plots  (Travel)   (Encounter)

"There is a time to fight, and a time to run and hide,and the clever thing is deciding when it is the right time to do either." Unamed veteran of many hard-fought battles.

July 27, 2012
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7 Things about War and Magic    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - Genre)

Caeser193 recently posted an article about how magic has made war obsolete, below please find seven ways to keep magic and magic users from dominating warfare

July 5, 2012
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7 Things about NPCs    Articles  (Character)   (Game Mastering)

Seven things I've learned about NPCs

June 4, 2012
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7 Things I've Learned    Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)

snagged from a tweet, what are seven things you've learned about writing in general, writing for gaming and gamers, or for the citadel?

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Castoria, Land of Shattered Stars

       By: Veretrix

Castoria was once a thriving and prosperous nation, a rich trade center for the surrounding lands. This all changed when, on one fateful night nearly a century ago, the Mist of Eternity rolled in and surrounded the land, obscuring more of the outside world as days and nights passed.

By the time the Mist blocked out the sun, a new light shone during what was assumed to be daytime: The Starpoint Spire, a mysterious place atop Castoria's highest peak in the northern-central region. Some say that there is some sort of building atop the mountain shining the dim "sunlight" onto the land, but it is only ever too bright or too dark to fully make out any structure, not to mention the mountain's immense height.

Not a month after the Spire's light lit up, the stars fell. Flaming rocks and debris from far-flung edges of space plummeted downward onto the eastern region of Castoria. Once the shower subsided, a strange energy from within the fallen stars transformed the eastern lands in what are now known as The Voidwastes, a barren gray land littered with craters and strange alien creatures (these can vary, but I had Pathfinder's Akatas in mind).

To the south, strange mechanism of eldritch origin are again at work after aeons of rest in the Ruins of Kchuthngnl, an ancient city of non-human creation that is estimated by scholars to be no less that five millennia old.

To the west, the once peaceful and serene forest, now known as The Plagued Woods, has been experiencing corruptions of the wildlife and humanoids living there. Some humans have reported creatures that appear not unlike a halfling, except that they can open their mouths to massive proportions to swallow creatures the size of an ogre.

When adventurers and citizens alike try to make an escape from Castoria, they are never seen again, and it is utterly unknown whether they found hopeful sanctuary or agonizing death withing the Mist's depths.

What is unknown to all residents of Castoria is that all of these events occurred because of the actions of a secret but powerful cult loyal to the Elder Gods who call the space between the planes their abhorrent home. The cult still lives on, larger than ever, and their plan is for the alien horrors to incubate and thrive within the dome of mist that now envelops Castoria, so that when the Elder Gods return as the cult's prophecy foretells, they will have an army of blasphemous creation at their disposal that they will use to make war with and enslave the denizens of the Material Plane.

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