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Mageek
Enigma Ciphers By: Mageek

The Enigma - the 'unbreakable' German WWII cipher that has become an icon of cryptography and mystery. Learn how it works and why it is a great cipher for role-playing games.

by Mageek
95xp
3 replies
2538 views
valadaar
Degrees of Possession By: valadaar

Possession is never as simple as you may think....

by valadaar
120xp
8 replies
1853 views
Mageek
Terminal By: Mageek

GAMEOS 2.7.11+ (DEFAULT, APR 17 2016, 14:00:29)
[GCC 5.3.1 20160413]
TYPE 'HELP' FOR MORE
WHAT IS YOUR NAME?
>>> Mageek
WELCOME, MAGEEK
>>> LIST
LIST WHAT?
>>> LIST FILES
ProjectX secret.txt plot_hook.txt evil_company_hierarchy.txt myplan.txt
>>> OPEN secret.txt
CANNOT OPEN secret.txt. PERMISSION DENIED
>>> OPEN plot_hook.txt
OPENING plot_hook.txt

Let the games begin...

by Mageek
90xp
3 replies
1952 views
Mourngrymn
A Guide to Metals and Their Properties By: Mourngrymn

A Mastersmiths' guide to metals of worth and the knowledge you will need to become a true Master of Metals.

by Master Blademsith Cethrik Hammerstone

Master of the Thirteeth Blade, Bladesmith to King Regrare Alderkin, Maker of Caldebane - The Ever Cutting Blade

by Mourngrymn
165xp
6 replies
2126 views
OmegaDraco
30 Ways to Cheat Death By: OmegaDraco

Everyone dies. But delaying that impending sentence is the holy grail. Science, scorcery, and wishful thinking do all in their power to bestow such delays. Be your deeds pure or evil, cheating death is neither easy nor reliable.

by OmegaDraco
345xp
19 replies
3721 views
3 HoHs
OmegaDraco
30 Simple Rhyming Riddles By: OmegaDraco

Wanderers beware, these gates open not,

Except to those only who the way have bought.

You may purchase the right to pass me by,

By each guessing my riddles. Care to try?

by OmegaDraco
170xp
29 replies
46175 views
Mourngrymn
30 Prophecies By: Mourngrymn

"Prophecy today is hardly the romantic business that it used to be. The old tools of the trade, like the sword, the hair shirt, and the long fast in the wilderness, have given way to more contemporary, mundane instruments of doom --the book, the picket and the petition, the sit-in at City Hall."

- Jane Kramer

by Mourngrymn
170xp
29 replies
4617 views
1 HoH
Kuseru Satsujin
Creating Martial Art Styles By: Kuseru Satsujin

Some guidelines on making workable martial art styles within a game.

by Kuseru Satsujin
195xp
10 replies
6506 views
Kassil
101 Components of Alchemy By: Kassil

Potions and other alchemical concoctions are often no more than funny-colored water in a bottle; what of the strange and unusual components used to craft these marvelous items?

by Kassil
130xp
17 replies
8653 views
Michael Jotne Slayer
Landscape Description By: Michael Jotne Slayer

The landscape is a product of nature's own processes and humanoid activities troughout centuries or millenia.
How can we capture this in our stories, and deliver vivid and semi authentic descriptions?

by Michael Jotne Slayer
210xp
38 replies
19439 views
1 HoH
valadaar
Effects of Touching Powerful Evil Artifacts By: valadaar

Nooo!!! Don't... touch that....

by valadaar
45xp
10 replies
4592 views
Chaosmark
WWMWBI - If Time Travel Were Possible? By: Chaosmark

The stream of time can suddenly be breached. What happens now?

by Chaosmark
125xp
19 replies
5965 views
manfred
So my characters have a pile of gold... By: manfred

Was the treasure horde too large? Or the employer too generous? Ohhh, there are so many ways of depriving heroes of their more or less deserved wealth.

by manfred
200xp
24 replies
7198 views
1 HoH
MindForge
The War Campaign By: MindForge

War is a constant in many RPG's. I believe that I have done enough war based adventures and campaigns that I might as well share some ideas and open the stage for others to share their thoughts.

by MindForge
80xp
8 replies
4053 views
MindForge
Radiation Sickness By: MindForge

Radiation sickness is a serious matter and I wanted to address it after noticing it in a post. I have created 10 severities of exposure and detailed what happens during each.

by MindForge
165xp
10 replies
4593 views
1 HoH
Wulfhere
Legacy of the Pharaohs By: Wulfhere

Ancient Egypt, Land of the Pharaohs: What will you find among the eternal sands?

by Wulfhere
235xp
9 replies
36542 views
2 HoHs
Scrasamax
WWMWBI - There were no horses? By: Scrasamax

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

Confucious

by Scrasamax
155xp
13 replies
7864 views
1 HoH
manfred
Red Herrings By: manfred

Are you a friend of adventures that bring you closer to the ultimate truth, that help you to learn your world, and teach you a valuable lesson? Or at least provide you with useful means upon your further journey? Then, my friend, better stay clear of the following things...

by manfred
245xp
13 replies
34780 views
4 HoHs
Chaosmark
Tyren - Overview By: Chaosmark

Tyren isn't just another world for players to RP in. No, this setting goes far, far beyond that.

by Chaosmark
85xp
8 replies
20859 views
ephemeralstability
Character Hooks By: ephemeralstability

I'm trying to think of alternatives for game-openings, to replace the standard 'meet up in a tavern' or 'adventuring group applying for a job' techniques. I know these can be easy ways to get people playing, but I'm certain there are more interesting ways...

by ephemeralstability
300xp
43 replies
18634 views
5 HoHs