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Scrasamax
28/30 Unpleasant Entities to Find in an Oil Lamp By: Scrasamax

I'm sure this is a genie's lamp, give it a rub and let's get out wishes!!!

by Scrasamax
26xp
2 replies
516 views
1 HoH
Scrasamax
Society vs the Individual and Writing about Writing By: Scrasamax

Sociological and Institutional storytelling versus psychological and individual storytelling

by Scrasamax
23xp
3 replies
678 views
1 HoH
Scrasamax
Medusa in the Cosmic Era By: Scrasamax

Such a powerful and iconic figure from mythology cannot be reduced to a single entry for the Cosmic Era

by Scrasamax
9xp
2 replies
685 views
Cheka Man
7 Types of Wood By: Cheka Man

Seven types of wood, some of which are very useful for building things of splendour, others which have few uses.

by Cheka Man
6xp
1 reply
1025 views
Scrasamax
The HAL Gambit By: Scrasamax

Man/Moment/Machine

by Scrasamax
11xp
1 reply
1160 views
Scrasamax
Codex of Cosmic Era Ideas and Seeds By: Scrasamax

I have drawn a lot of inspiration from idle click and space exploration games, and some of these throw away phrases can very easily become revolutionary and cultural transformative things.

by Scrasamax
10xp
1 reply
1259 views
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
25xp
3 replies
2009 views
valadaar
Degrees of Possession By: valadaar

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

by valadaar
23xp
8 replies
1430 views
Moonlake
4 Sentences NPC Generator By: Moonlake

Content for the 4 Sentences NPC Generator (original idea accruing to Mourn over at the 4 Sentences Tool)

by Moonlake
17xp
3 replies
1758 views
Scrasamax
Cosmetic Tropes of the Cosmic Era By: Scrasamax

Life imitates art, and art imitates life

by Scrasamax
20xp
3 replies
1806 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
25xp
3 replies
1559 views
Scrasamax
Life in this So Called Cosmic Era By: Scrasamax

From the cradle to the grave, the small things that define every human life.

by Scrasamax
33xp
5 replies
1617 views
Moonlake
Chinese Mythical Life forms By: Moonlake

A collection of Chinese Mythical Lifeforms compiled from online sources

by Moonlake
9xp
4 replies
2467 views
Scrasamax
The Great Filter By: Scrasamax

Part of the Fermi Paradox, the Great Filter is one of the explanations as to why intelligent alien life hasn't been discovered.

by Scrasamax
23xp
5 replies
2140 views
Moonlake
A compendium of different Chinese ranking systems By: Moonlake

An overview of various ranking system in ancient China (main sources used come from the Chinese version of Wiki)

by Moonlake
38xp
8 replies
3788 views
1 HoH
Strolen
Art Quest Demon by Jack Holliday By: Strolen

An awesome demon illustration by Jack Holliday which was used in our art quest.

by Strolen
58xp
2 replies
4173 views
1 HoH
Moonlake
30 Chinese Archaic Names By: Moonlake

An companion to my 101 Chinese Modern Names sub, but for an ancient setting. This is an etymology centred piece with more extended entries compared to the earlier one which is in list form. Spelling is based on Mandarin unless otherwise indicated (the other variation offered is Cantonese which is easier to pronounce given that it is spelt from the English alphabet, at least the HK version that I'm using, rather than the Chinese pinyin)

by Moonlake
27xp
4 replies
1896 views
Moonlake
101 Chinese Modern names By: Moonlake

A list of 101 Chinese names in Modern day setting (mostly), with meanings provided. All spellings are based on Mandarin (minus inflections). The contents here have been converted into a Chinese Name generator.

by Moonlake
15xp
10 replies
5442 views
Moonlake
Trash and Treasure of Ideas By: Moonlake

Random passages coming from my less than daily attempts at writing exercises. In particular, some of them came about since I had come across what is known as the S+7 game where you replace all the nouns/adjectives/verbs with another word of the corresponding class that is the first one encountered counting 7 or more spaces in a dictionary. Mine this trove of trash or treasure of ideas at your pleasure.

by Moonlake
11xp
4 replies
1582 views
Scrasamax
Heraldry of the Underworld By: Scrasamax

In settings where there are long established underworld thief, criminal and otherwise ne'er do wells there is going to be a system of heraldry associated with those who live in and rule from the shadows.

by Scrasamax
33xp
6 replies
1971 views
1 HoH