Cosmic era Freetext

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The Outer Gods    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Space)

There will come a day when mankind discovers the means to leave his solar system, to strike out into the galaxy and the myriad of stars and worlds beyond his own. There will come a great and terrible shock, because beyond that safe border, the galaxy is bright, and full of monsters

Scrasamax
July 5, 2016
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Face Dancer    Items  (Other)   (Campaign Defining)

Both a sophisticated and ultimately disposable piece of spycraft, and the name of the profession of the people who use them.

Scrasamax
July 3, 2016
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Amnion    Items  (Potion)   (Villanous)

Also known as ambrosia, nectar, bio-gel, and a dozen other copyrighted and patented trade names.

Scrasamax
July 3, 2016
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Quaddie    NPCs  (Extras-Horde)   (Combative)

also known as a clanker, metal dog, trash can

Scrasamax
July 3, 2016
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Droidette    NPCs  (Extras-Horde)   (Domestic/ Craft)

The ultra-light droid

Scrasamax
July 3, 2016
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DRADIS    Items  (SpaceShips)   (Non-Magical)

Borrowed from Battlestar Galactica

Scrasamax
July 3, 2016
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Cognocracy    Systems  (Political)   (Specific)

Once the purview of sci-fi and dystopian literature, rule be machines is increasingly becoming a goal of the Cosmic Era

Scrasamax
July 1, 2016
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Exosomes    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Space)

Strange things can be found in deep space, well away from the gravity and nuclear fury of a living star

Scrasamax
June 30, 2016
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Myojin Belias, Comptroller of Mercury    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Political)

A variation of Man/Moment/Machine (NPC/Plot/Item)

Scrasamax
June 30, 2016
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Estuary Tower    Locations  (Fortification)   (Water)

A semi mobile fortress placed in the mouths of rivers, bays, and other bodies of water up to several miles off shore

Scrasamax
June 26, 2016
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Placental Simulacra    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Any)

A peculiar sort of horror, a mockery of terrestrial biology

Scrasamax
June 25, 2016
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JNVA    NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)

One of the more terrible black treasures held in the vaults of the Atlantic Federation, the mutilated torso of a still living infested auton

Scrasamax
June 25, 2016
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Promethean Faction    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

The Promethean Faction believes in the integration of man and machine, specifically the placing of brains in robot bodies.

Scrasamax
June 25, 2016
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GeneBranding    Items  (Other)   (Campaign Defining)

It's not enough to be GeneFixxed, everyone has to know that you have the best GeneFixxing possible. The best way to do that is to have it visible.

That's why VendiGeneticia has released it's GeneBrand technology. Customers have the choice of nine different brandings, from the subtle VG brand discretely placed at the customer's request, to the deluxe armband, to the VG enthusiast skin mosaic, popular among our artiste community.

Scrasamax
June 17, 2016
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Static Smoke    Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Campaign Defining)

A highly banned and controversial substance in the Cosmic Era

Scrasamax
June 8, 2016
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CQC in the Cosmic Era    Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Campaign Defining)

The weapons and methodology of close quarters combat in an era of spaceships, giant robots, and parapsychic powers.

Scrasamax
June 2, 2016
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Life in this So Called Cosmic Era    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)

From the cradle to the grave, the small things that define every human life.

Scrasamax
June 1, 2016
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Ludicrous Gats: Guns for the Cosmic Era    Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)

Lifting the more impressive, absurd, and ridiculous weapons from games and movies.

Scrasamax
May 17, 2016
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Caught in the Vortex    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

Hello? Is there anybody out there, can anybody hear me?

Scrasamax
May 7, 2016
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Anthropotronics    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Specific)

The study and application of technology and human activity

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Wet Faeries

       By: Murometz

Sages and naturalists frown at the common name given to these strange creatures by the small folk, but sometimes the silliest nicknames for creatures, places and people persevere in the minds of many. “Purifiers”, “Pond Jellies”, “Breath-Stealers”, “Lung-Ticklers” and “River Butterflies” are much less commonly heard appellations for these life forms. Wet Faeries are basically (and simply) a species of fist-sized, fresh-water jellyfish. Several traits steer them toward the peculiar category however. Firstly, Wet Faeries are nearly invisible in the water, much like their marine cousins but even more so. One can swim in a river swarming with these critters and not even notice their presence. Secondly, they possess the unique ability to clean and purify whatever body of water they inhabit. They do this via some sort of biological filtration process, sucking in all toxins present in the water, and releasing it back in its purest form. Needless to say, they are both a blessing and a curse to whichever folk dwell beside the rivers and lakes Wet Faeries inhabit. On one hand, no purer water can be found anywhere than a Wet Faerie lake or pond, and yet, in “pure” water “life” tends in fact to die out, lacking the needed nutrients to prosper. Thirdly, their “sting” is (unfortunately) virulently poisonous to all mammalians. Wet Faeries are loathe to sting anyone or anything, using their barbed fronds as a last line of defense, but if stung, most swimmers will suffer respiratory arrest, and die within minutes, usually drowning before they can make it back to shore.

Alchemists, druids, and less savory characters have studied these creatures over the years, and have predictably found all the ways Wet Faeries could be exploited. Morbidly humorous, some bards find it, that the Poisoners and Assassins Guilds as well as the Healer’s Union, all prize these creatures. The assassins use the extracted venom in obvious fashion, while the priests and healers use the still-living jelly-fish to sterilize other poison potions and to cure those already poisoned on death’s door.

It is known that a certain Earl Von Trumble keeps his vast castle moat stocked with Wet Faeries, the waters so clear that every bone of every one of his past enemies can be clearly seen on the bottom, twenty two feet below.

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