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Silveressa
February 6, 2015
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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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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
Ideas: 0
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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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.500000
The Midwich Horror    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (City/ Ruin)

Guilt is a powerful force

Scrasamax
July 2, 2013
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.500000
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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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 2.833333
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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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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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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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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Votes: 11 / 4.045455
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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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
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?

Ria Hawk
January 10, 2007
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Lahsk Hall    Locations  (Ruins)   (Any)

“There’s something not right, up on that hill.  Something about that place makes men go mad.  The de Lahsk family never should have built the mansion there.  That only made it worse.”

Siren no Orakio
February 27, 2006
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Votes: 9 / 4.666667
Censer of Mal'Mennoth    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Villanous)

Be wary, adventurer, of the smoke of Mal’Mennoth, that dread, choking cloud that blots out the very sun! Be wary, adventurer, of the demon’s dread shadow, of the things that prey on your mind!

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Pearl Spider Economics

       By: Murometz

These rare, fist-sized spiders do not make webs, but rather excrete secretions which harden upon contact with air. These "droppings" resemble barley-sized spider eggs, or even lustrous pearls, once the slime coating them, dries up. In fact, dried Pearl Spider "drops" are indistinguishable from the marine varieties produced by mollusks, and hence of identical value on the open market!

Several centuries ago, they were studied by naturalists, and several observations were made. Firstly, was that these spiders "lay" these pearls for no apparent or discernible "natural" reason, and secondly, the naturalists had discovered that the more these spiders ate or were fed--and they were true omnivores--the larger the spider pearls came out.

A cottage industry began. Enterprising merchants hunted and collected these creatures across the lands, erecting spider-farms for the manufacture of Spider Pearls. It wasn't long before someone got the idea to force-feed the spiders, ala foie gras geese, and soon, the fattened spiders began pooping out pearls of great size! (relatively speaking). The regular pearl market came to disarray, and prices and value fluctuated wildly.

[b]Plothook[/b] The Mermen Mercantile Alliance hires the party to eradicate all terrestrial Pearl Spider Farms!

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