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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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       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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