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Scrasamax
July 5, 2016
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Cohaagen Apparatus    Items  (Computers)   (Villanous)

The Cohaagen Apparatus is an illegal piece of technology used for memory manipulation.

Scrasamax
April 26, 2016
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
Genome Computer    Items  (Computers)   (Villanous)

A curious piece of technology that is both disturbingly retro-horror and cutting edge arcanotech, the head in a jar.

Silveressa
February 6, 2015
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.500000
Infestation    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - In General)

There are places, you have to understand, where the dimensions-I'm not talking about that parallel dimension metaphysical stuff, I mean dimensions like length and breadth and time-where they curl into themselves, and begin to fester. Where foul things evolve and spread...

Scrasamax
November 11, 2014
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Comments: 2
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The Totem of Nahual    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Cursed)

The Totem of Nehual is something of a Maltese Falcon. Many have spent long periods of their life searching for it, spending vast sums of money, and in the end never finding it, or only finding it long enough to lose it.

Scrasamax
September 15, 2014
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Comments: 4
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Votes: 3 / 4.500000
The Singing Children    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (City/ Ruin)

It's always the creepy little kids

Scrasamax
October 24, 2013
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Votes: 3 / 4.500000
The Midwich Horror    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (City/ Ruin)

Guilt is a powerful force

Scrasamax
July 2, 2013
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Tulu    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Space)

The Tulu are an evil and devious race, demonstrating the canny wickedness of Faustian devils and the perverse pleasures of hentai tentacle pornography.

Chaosmark
September 21, 2012
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Generating Fear: Darkness    Articles  (At Table)   (Gaming - Genre)

The door to the building is open, but inside is nothing but darkness. The lights are out: What do you do?

Silveressa
July 4, 2012
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.500000
Running a Zombie Apocalypse    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

A few quick and techniques any GM can use to make a zombie apocalypse campaign a success without becoming to stressful or repetitive for to run over the long term:

Silveressa
June 10, 2012
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Comments: 32
Ideas: 4
Votes: 17 / 4.852941
The Nexus    Locations  (City)   (Other)

"Living in a town that sits on a dimensional nexus can wear thin after a while. It's not so much the crawling shadows, bizarre weather, or late night visitors from places that never existed; but carrying on with your normal life and trying to act like nothing out of the ordinary is going on in your little corner of the world that gets to you."

A small rural town with surreal secrets, that happens to be situated on a dimensional crossroads, suitable for modern day supernatural/mystical/horror campaigns.

Chaosmark
March 7, 2012
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.500000
Generating Fear: Disappearing Pursuit    Articles  (At Table)   (Gaming - Genre)

Bob and Alice are being chased by something/someone dangerous. They move into a new area, and the pursuit suddenly is nowhere to be found. What does the pursuer know that our heroes don't?

Silveressa
July 11, 2011
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 10
Votes: 6 / 4.750000
What Lies Beyond Death    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

The Diary of young girl who finds herself trapped in purgatory,  searching  salvation and trying to make sense of that which is deliberatly insane. (A prelude to the entry found in my Chasers submission.)

Ideally the creatures described within this (ongoing) sub will be detailed in turn as their own seperate submissions eventally painting a complete picture of purgatoy.

Silveressa
February 15, 2011
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.100000
Premonitions    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

A horror short story that was inspired by of one of my Kult rpg characters background. Disturbing content, adult language, graphic descriptions, and horrifying situations are contained within, reader discretion is advised.

Michael Jotne Slayer
February 2, 2011
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Ideas: 27
Votes: 14 / 5.000000
The Keep Beneath the Dusky Star    Dungeons  (Mountains)   (Rooms/ Halls)

From that silent place fear flows in unseen waves, like white fog. The shadows are many, and the wind breathes cold through the broken battlements and casements. Through it's frowning walls and dark window openings there's a lantern of the spirit which none see by but those who bear it.

Kassil
March 21, 2010
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.583333
Miros, the Devouring World    Locations  (World)   (Space)

"Captain's log, date unknown. We have been exploring a region of dead space, wandering between the dull cinders of dying suns, looking for an explanation to what happened in this sector of space. Our charts show that this sector should be bursting with life - young stars and verdant worlds - but all we have seen is a stellar wasteland." -Log entry recovered from a derelict exploratory vessel on the fringe of the Miros Waste

Kassil
March 21, 2010
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Grey Reaver    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

"It was just after nightfall when it came; a horrible, rotten mass of bone and flesh, with a voice that was like a thousand screams braided together. I only survived because I ran - I ran and I've never stopped running, because I know it's after me. Me, and everyone else who was there when the city of Vesta was slaughtered." -Hans, Former Captain turned nomad

Siren no Orakio
March 21, 2010
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Votes: 6 / 4.333333
Kayrun the Disintegrator    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Space)

Silent and invisible, the only herald of the arrival of Kayrun the Disintegrator is the screams of his victims. 

Kassil
December 29, 2007
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Nightfall    Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Cursed)

Most weapons of legend are made in the days of legend; Nightfall is an exception, birthed in violence and vengeance.

valadaar
October 15, 2007
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Mother Angelina    NPCs  (Minor)   (Mystical)

"Yes, there are some unusual patterns to these - her patients, but we have nothing to prove anything other than statistical anomalies."

manfred
August 9, 2007
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Field 7a    Plots  (Mystical)   (Single-Storyline)

The large blades slowly rotate, feeding on the wind, you have seen the image before. But could these be feeding on something more?

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Hu's Iron Ball

       By: Murometz

Hu was an ambassador of the Seventh Emperor of the Reng Dynasty. Throughout his life he traveled across many miles and lands to entreaty with neighboring kingdoms and the semi-savages who dwelled amidst the Metal Mountains.

During one such diplomatic mission, Hu was gifted a small iron marble as a gesture, by a shaman of the Kiy-Kiy tribe. Little else is known of Hu, but that marble was lost and is now somewhere out there for someone to find.

A tiny, shiny sphere, the marble has several properties. First and foremost it is a strong magnet, considerably stronger than its size and density would indicate.

Secondly, if thrown or rolled upon the ground and the command word is spoken, the iron ball will magically enlarge to either the size of an ogres's head or to that of a great globe, twelve feet in diameter. The rolling ball of either size will continue to roll or fly at the same relative speed it was when launched as a marble, and can thus cause great damage to anything in its path. The magnetic power of the ball will also magnify when enlarged.

Legends claim that the ball has been tossed from besieged castles upon attacking foes and rolled at marching armies in ages past. At the end of such rolls, the larger size globe has been known to not only crush soldiers underfoot, but to also "collect" many dozens of metallic weapons and bits of armor unto itself, appearing as an armored sphere, with swords and spears sticking out from it in all directions.

Owning this powerful marble has its drawbacks. Anyone carrying it on their person, will experience the iron ball's insidious effects after some time. The owner feels no worse for wear, but after two month's time they will suddenly awaken one morning to find that their hair has fallen out completely, their teeth loosened like baby's teeth ready to drop, and their fingernails simply shriveled and sliding off the fingers and toes. Perhaps unbeknownst to the owner at first, the iron ball also renders an owner sterile or barren by this time.

Regular clerical healing will not reverse this horrible malady. Only finding and beseeching a shaman of the Kiy-Kiy tribe to heal the iron ball's effects with their particular brand of magic, will work.

Hu's Iron Ball should be handled carefully by players and gms.

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