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Scrasamax
June 6, 2013
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Civilian Grade Firearms    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)

The commericaly available firearms of the Cosmic Era

Scrasamax
June 5, 2013
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Claremont Biomodification    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Desert)

Those sissy boys in the army, they gotta have their 'bots and guns, shiny vehicles and iron suits. Me, I don't need none of that. I've got everything I need on me.

Cagle, Claremont Class Biomod Mercenary

Scrasamax
May 8, 2013
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Lybrium    Items  (Potion)   (Non-Magical)

When a situation calls for more than Soma, but less than Nerve Stapling, there's Lybrium

Scrasamax
April 26, 2013
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Favelas And The Urban Rim    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

A look at slums and shanty towns in the Cosmic Era

Scrasamax
April 26, 2013
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Chemical Augmentation System    Items  (Potion)   (Cursed)

Gotta have dat juice!

Golgotha, Shadowrunner and notorious Juicer

Scrasamax
April 13, 2013
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Commercial Armor    Items  (Materials)   (Combat)

Not all armor is created the same, some is made from sterner stuff, others, not so much.

Scrasamax
March 31, 2013
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The Rumor    Locations  (World)   (Space)

They're doing it, they're really doing it

Scrasamax
March 30, 2013
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Kashmir Orbital Annex    Locations  (Establishment)   (Space)

One of the largest objects in Low Earth Orbit

Scrasamax
March 27, 2013
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Perpetual War and the Cosmic Era    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)

Meta Level submission about the nature of conflict in the Cosmic Era.

Scrasamax
March 25, 2013
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Metzen-Underwood Anti-Encounter Suit    Items  (Armor)   (Cursed)

Better known as the Ghost Suit

Scrasamax
March 25, 2013
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Varia-Metron Vaccuum Power Armor    Items  (Armor)   (Combat)

The best example of space designed power armor

Scrasamax
March 18, 2013
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Angel BioModification    Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (Specific)

An uncommon, but visually dramatic body modification in the Cosmic era

Scrasamax
February 27, 2013
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SR/L-1 Ostrich    Items  (Armor)   (Combat)

A common light mech of the Atlantic Federation

Scrasamax
February 18, 2013
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Encounter Suit    Items  (Armor)   (Combat)

Light personal armor worn in the Cosmic Era, the intermediate between flak jackets and ballistic plate and full powered combat armor

Scrasamax
February 14, 2013
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Mag Guns    Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)

The basics of magnetic weaponry in the Cosmic Era

Scrasamax
February 3, 2013
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The Last Tank    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

A man:machine:moment article regarding the tank in the Cosmic Era

Scrasamax
January 29, 2013
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7 Things About Writing for the Cosmic Era    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)

A very brief set of guidelines for writing material in or for the Cosmic Era setting

Scrasamax
January 29, 2013
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Environmental Parapsychic Powers    Systems  (Mystical)   (Specific)

A list of Parapsychic powers that have physical manifestations

Scrasamax
January 26, 2013
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Gun Adept    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Combative)

Drawn from the rather generic Gunslinger Adept from Shadowrun, but influenced very strongly by the 2002 film Equilibrium and the 2008 Wanted.

Scrasamax
January 21, 2013
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The Newarks    Society/ Organizations  (Artistic/Performance)   (World Wide)

The Newarks are a familiar and influential family in the Commonwealth of New England

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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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