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WAR10CK
The 'Elder Scrolls' opening. By: WAR10CK

Named after the fact that each Elder Scrolls game begins in a similar fashion.
by WAR10CK
54xp
1 reply
394 views
Scrasamax
Maia By: Scrasamax

Codex for the Maian Submissions, so they can be seen in order.

by Scrasamax
25xp
2147 views
Mageek
Cryptic Language - Tolkien Hobbit Runes By: Mageek

Dwarven runes are (mostly) an alphabetic substitution cipher on the Futhark runes. An oldie but goodie from Tolkien!

by Mageek
60xp
5 replies
7929 views
Morningstar
How To Make Your Orcs TRULY Horrific By: Morningstar

Someone complained that orcs, in the campaigns he knew, were just cannon fodder -- there was nothing horrible, or terrifying, about them. This was the answer I gave. It proved a controversial one, and some may think it takes a stronger stomach to contemplate than they appreciate. This is your content warning: if you're easily revolted, I won't mind if you give this one a miss.

by Morningstar
105xp
14 replies
2753 views
Morningstar
On LGBT Characters By: Morningstar

I had someone ask me, recently, why I not only allowed such characters in my campaign, but didn't seem to care that anyone wanted to do so. Parts of my response seemed worth sharing.

by Morningstar
85xp
7 replies
2294 views
Scrasamax
Evolutionary Theology By: Scrasamax

From sticks and stones to the modern faith. (May be offensive to some readers, read with caution)

by Scrasamax
255xp
17 replies
15079 views
1 HoH
caesar193
The Year of the Exile By: caesar193

The most influential event in Atheus is the Year of the Exile. It set up the division of the world into east and west, the human's side and the barbarian's side, respectively. But how did it actually happen? How did one race manage the incredible feat of the exile of four other races?

by caesar193
45xp
1 reply
1776 views
caesar193
The History of Atheus By: caesar193

A basic history of the continent of Atheus.

by caesar193
160xp
12 replies
2964 views
Mourngrymn
Use of Constellations By: Mourngrymn

The skies tell the tale of the living and the dead. The honored and the worshiped. What do the stars tell in your setting?

by Mourngrymn
195xp
14 replies
15631 views
Ted
Webs of Intrigue By: Ted

Creating a specific Web of Intrigue for a social situation players will encounter can be a very strong aid towards immersing players in a social quagmire they will have to navigate. In this article I will articulate how I have created a web of intrigue for my current campaign, and how I plan to continue the trend.

by Ted
90xp
8 replies
2889 views
Scrasamax
A boring factual retelling of the complete history of the world By: Scrasamax

A boring factual retelling of the complete history of the world

by Scrasamax
65xp
6 replies
4990 views
JohnnFour
5 Room Dungeon By: JohnnFour

Tips on how to create five room dungeons that can be used for any location, are short, are quick to plan, easy to polish and plan, flexible in size and easy to integrate into your campaign.

by JohnnFour
751xp
29 replies
220308 views
7 HoHs
MoonHunter
Worksheet Settings By: MoonHunter

One of the most powerful tools found in the World Building 102b article is the Worksheet. Here is a place to put the settings you might make with them.

by MoonHunter
175xp
17 replies
11629 views
1 HoH
B9anders
Four Maxims for World Building By: B9anders

Four maxims to remember at all times when creating a fantasy world.

by B9anders
295xp
18 replies
14990 views
2 HoHs
MoonHunter
It is a Small World By: MoonHunter

This article is also know as World Building 1A.

by MoonHunter
110xp
3 replies
8409 views
1 HoH
MoonHunter
Dip Happen By: MoonHunter

I personally always recomend creating your own game worlds for your campaigns. It makes the game your own, rather than something you are just using. Most people will not run characters that other people create. why should game worlds be any different.

by MoonHunter
135xp
11 replies
7717 views
Siren no Orakio
Creeds By: Siren no Orakio

While we're talking about the subject of constructing religions, I'd like to bring up the concept of the Creed. The creed is nothing more than a simple statement of the religion's beliefs, meant to be recited. If you cannot write a creed for your monotheistic religion, it probably needs work on internal consistency. Creed examples:

by Siren no Orakio
210xp
13 replies
8366 views
1 HoH
MoonHunter
Hey, Cool! An Ice Age. By: MoonHunter

Do you ever give ice ages a thought?

by MoonHunter
85xp
12 replies
14404 views
MoonHunter
World Building 102: Environment building the MoonHunter way By: MoonHunter

Game environments are not built with a ruler and some tape, they are built with imagination and an understanding of what is needed to make the game environment. If you take the time to learn about what you will need to do before you being the process, it will make for better results in less time with less work.

by MoonHunter
400xp
23 replies
14045 views
5 HoHs