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Silveressa
Post Apocalypse Gaming By: Silveressa

Nuclear war, zombie outbreaks, meteor strikes, economic collapse, alien invasion, no matter how it happens an apocalypse makes for a unique and engaging setting to run a campaign in, even for a jaded GM.

Here's a few quick tips that can make a good zombie or other post apocalypse game a great one, and keep the group coming back (from the dead?) for more.

by Silveressa
150xp
7 replies
2296 views
Silveressa
Running a Zombie Apocalypse By: Silveressa

A few quick and techniques any GM can use to make a zombie apocalypse campaign a success without becoming to stressful or repetitive for to run over the long term:

by Silveressa
240xp
12 replies
3185 views
Silveressa
Pet & Peer NPCs By: Silveressa

Sometimes playing a major NPC that’s part of the party can be tough. After all, it’s hard not to have the NPC come up with a winning strategy, spot a piece of evidence or find a trap the PCs overlooked. However, if one does this too much, the NPC becomes the crutch the group leans on as soon a problem presents itself.

When done too little, the NPC is usually treated as a useless addition outside of menial labor and an extra weapon in combat. Here are a few techniques to keep them fun and useful , and become a party member the GM and players will like having around.

by Silveressa
95xp
7 replies
1928 views
Scrasamax
The Depressing Economy of Where Are You, Scooby Doo By: Scrasamax

The original series of Scooby-Doo, airing in 1969, is remembered for rubber masked monsters, stage magic effects, and wacky hijinks, behind the scenes, the world that the gang of Mystery Inc inhabits is in economy shambles.

by Scrasamax
50xp
77 views
Scrasamax
7 Things About Sex/Life By: Scrasamax

Sex/Life is a single season series available on Netflix and is catered towards the romance genre audience. 

by Scrasamax
60xp
515 views
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
395 views
Scrasamax
Plot Factory By: Scrasamax

I wont lie, I write a lot of seemingly useless stuff, but then I stumbled across the Plot Factory idea from Johnn Fours ezine. i plan on using the model on some of the fluffier pieces I write

by Scrasamax
81xp
2 replies
1324 views
Scrasamax
7 Things Wrong with The Walking Dead By: Scrasamax

The Walking Dead has seen its rating plummet and critics score fall as well. This is not a fluke, and can be ascribed to a number of issues.

by Scrasamax
110xp
5 replies
1734 views
WAR10CK
A scientific explaination for possession and interaction with entities. By: WAR10CK

How to describe possession by or interaction with an entity be it a demon or otherwise without having to use a ton of magical woo woo. CURRENTLY BEING REVISED

by WAR10CK
45xp
3 replies
1323 views
Scrasamax
Maia By: Scrasamax

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

by Scrasamax
25xp
2148 views
valadaar
So How Was That Made? By: valadaar

Herin are a number of ways your magic item might come into being, apart from something you order from your local wizard.

by valadaar
115xp
8 replies
2187 views
1 HoH
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
2541 views
valadaar
Degrees of Possession By: valadaar

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

by valadaar
120xp
8 replies
1855 views
Skull
Mind Control and You.... and Them... By: Skull

Mind control abilities have always been avoided or very poorly executed due to their extremely powerful/angering nature so here are some tips on how to use it properly to enhance your game.

by Skull
125xp
6 replies
1856 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
1955 views
Clemmensen
The 4 Sentence Tool By: Clemmensen

The 4 Sentence Tool is a quick way to describe a NPCs personality in greater detail using the 4 sentences: Fascinated by, Seduced by, Offended by and Frightened by.

Knowing more about your NPC's personality and behavioral patterns as a GM, makes it easier for you to interact with the players and create memorable NPCs.

by Clemmensen
285xp
11 replies
2844 views
3 HoHs
Dossta
Managing Reputation By: Dossta

A proposed system for managing a party's reputation with various NPCs

by Dossta
110xp
4 replies
2244 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
7931 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
2754 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
2295 views