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Citadel Advice


If you are a new member who found this thread by providence, read the advice, take it to heart, and post. These are collected posts that will help you understand the Citadel AND be more effective and efficient here.

Like editors going over the works of new writers see the same kinds of mistakes over and over again, senior members here have seen new posters make the same kinds of mistakes over and over again. In fact, most senior member seem to give the same basic advice over and over again to most new members. So much so, some of it is cut and pasted from previous posts.

Those posts and similar articles created by senior members on the site are collected here for ease of access. As new good advice pops up, it will be added to this thread.

So read the advice, post with it in mind, and come play with us.

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Five Best Tips for Posting on Strolen's (and Other Places) By: MoonHunter ( Articles ) Resource - Gaming - In General

If you are new to the site, you might want to read this post.

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Follow in MoonHunter's Footsteps: 10 Steps to Better Posts By: MoonHunter ( Articles ) Resource - Gaming - In General

Follow in MoonHunter’s Footsteps: 10 Steps to Better Posts MoonHunter Sayeth to do these and be a really useful member to this and other sites.

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How to be a better critic! By: ScorpionJinx ( Articles ) Rules and Advice - Players

Critiques and critics are a necessary evil. Now before anyone gets riled up, let me explain. No one likes to have their ideas picked apart. But we put our selves out there and hope for the best. Here are some tips on being a better critic.

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Submission Respect By: Mourngrymn ( Articles ) Rules and Advice - Citadel Help

Ok, there is no real place to put this but I think it needs to be said and put up here for everyone to view. This is not for gaming terms, it is not how to view rules or your gamers better. But it is an idea on how to respect your fellow Strolenites.

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November 5, 2005, 13:51
Updated: Something got missed when I cut and pasted this.
November 6, 2005, 1:12
Add this NPC
Sir Charleson Orvis Planthian Earl of Darthmore
to this thread eventually. It is the benchmark for a 3.0 post.
March 15, 2006, 18:59
Having some benchmarks sounds like a good idea, but it is hard to pinpoint anything with the spread of opinions people have. A three to one might be a four or two to another. As long as we keep the advice sound, demonstrate some more Golden Submissions I don't think we need to single out any particular posts for any particular score.
Voted Zylithan
November 8, 2005, 15:36
Nice advice for new members (like me!)
December 13, 2005, 17:05
Add this to the listing when you finish the rest of the posts you need to do first.
Voted Strolen
March 15, 2006, 18:56
Added the one post Moon mentioned and another great one.

This thread is a good one!
Voted Mourngrymn
March 15, 2006, 19:35
Wow, one of my subs got put up here.

But yes for al lthe new members, read over these submissions here and they will help you greatly in your stay here at Strolens.
June 12, 2006, 19:49
Think we could change the Codex to just plain "Citadel Advice" in homage to all the others that are adding to it?
Voted Moonlake
March 8, 2009, 21:12
A Codex of sound advices
Voted Kassy
July 9, 2012, 11:14
Another instant favourite.

I didn't realise a codex like this already existed until it came up in my 'UNVOTED by' section.

Voted valadaar
July 30, 2015, 11:36
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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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