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Clemmensen
July 5, 2016
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.166667
The 4 Sentence Tool    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)

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.

Scrasamax
June 30, 2016
Hits: 509
Comments: 7
Ideas: 1
Votes: 3 / 3.833333
Estuary Tower    Locations  (Fortification)   (Water)

A semi mobile fortress placed in the mouths of rivers, bays, and other bodies of water up to several miles off shore

Cheka Man
June 1, 2016
Hits: 628
Comments: 5
Ideas: 2
Votes: 4 / 4.375000
30 Annoying Or Dangerous Flaws in Suits of Armour    Items  (Armor)   (Campaign Defining)

Not all armour works as it should do, and these thirty suits of armour all have something wrong with them. (Until I can get it fixed somehow, only the main page link to this submission is working.)

Cheka Man
May 31, 2016
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.833333
30 Books    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Campaign Defining)

Thirty books, some the kind you could pick up in your local library, others that are carefully hidden away from the general public for good reasons.

Mageek
May 30, 2016
Hits: 984
Comments: 7
Ideas: 1
Votes: 7 / 4.000000
Secret Wizard Bases with Your Peace of Mind in Mind    Dungeons  (Underground)   (Rooms/ Halls)

You, a wizard, have a secret wizard base. Pesky adventurers and who knows what else would simply love to find it and loot all of your precious stuff. Here are some things to consider during construction.

Scrasamax
May 17, 2016
Hits: 590
Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.125000
Caught in the Vortex    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - Genre)

Hello? Is there anybody out there, can anybody hear me?

valadaar
May 4, 2016
Hits: 523
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.666667
Ildas's Guildmasters    NPCs  (Major)   (Criminal/Espionage)

Although you may understand my reluctance at providing these details, my friends, I understand also how important this information is to your vetting of my character.

I have the pleasure of working with a small cabal of motivated - partners.

Mageek
March 27, 2016
Hits: 4967
Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.562500
Sanctum of Water    Dungeons  (Water)   (Puzzles)

An underwater dungeon whose lore is heavily inspired by Lovecraft's The Temple, and whose design is inspired by Ocarina of Time's water temple. Contains interconnected water-level puzzles and is an example of a dungeon which requires a profile-view map.

Scrasamax
March 10, 2016
Hits: 691
Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.750000
Places to go in the Cosmic Era Solar System    Locations  (TransWorld)   (Space)

Places to go in the Cosmic Era solar system

Cheka Man
January 7, 2016
Hits: 981
Comments: 12
Ideas: 3
Votes: 6 / 3.416667
7 Spells for Pompous Nobility    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

So often, magic is used for either raising Undead, hurting people in some way, or healing people. Nothing else. When there are so many other uses for magic in any magic-rich society. Uses like...

Scrasamax
December 30, 2015
Hits: 899
Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 5.000000
Ocaslan Planning    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Gaming - Genre)

Based on the system gaming research of Petroleum Era technologist Vincent Ocasla, Ocaslan planning maximizes the efficiency of everything from planned settlements to space habitats and arcology plans.

Skull
November 28, 2015
Hits: 801
Comments: 9
Ideas: 1
Votes: 7 / 4.142857
Ghost Wail Pass    Locations  (Area)   (Mountains)

The road ahead is of the dead
So travelers take heed
And lightly tread o'er those that bled
For lands and kings and greed.
The victor spared no man that dared
To try and take his throne.
So thus he paved a road that's made
Of vanquished soldiers' bones.
The road ahead is full of dread
So travelers beware
And tarry not lest you be caught
By the echoes of despair.
For the road beneath your wandering feet
Of dead men once so brave,
Will clutch and grab and wrench and drag
You to an early grave.

Mageek
November 4, 2015
Hits: 4291
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.700000
The Guest Star Portends    Dungeons  (Desert)   (Puzzles)

A desert-themed astrological puzzle inspired by a 2000 year-old analog computer, an ancient supernova, and the Ziggurat of Ur.

Scrasamax
September 27, 2015
Hits: 1031
Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.625000
Looking Up, Life from the Geofront    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Underground)

When you live at the bottom, the only thing you have is to look up. If you're lucky you can see the lights of the great towers and the stars. If you're like most people, you just look at concrete. But the stars and lights are still up there.

valadaar
August 17, 2015
Hits: 1032
Comments: 15
Ideas: 2
Votes: 6 / 4.083333
The Celestial Dragon Suit    Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)

A wonderfully ornate wood and silk dragon suit of the kind used in the Chinese Dragon dance. Flawlessly crafted, it is a wonder to see.

Morningstar
August 12, 2015
Hits: 961
Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.583333
30 More Generals    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Combative)

Cheka Man's original 30 Generals led me to thinking, and so I've a few more for the till ...

Mageek
July 19, 2015
Hits: 923
Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.375000
Compatible Time Travel    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Players)

Time manipulation has a special place in the realm of the supernatural. It offers endless possibilities and limitless power, but because of this can easily become game-breaking, create onerous repetition, or cause excessive confusion. This post has taken special care to present chrono-themed special abilities that play well with others and mesh with the role-playing format, all while still presenting a new collection of choices and mechanics to explore.

Moonlake
July 10, 2015
Hits: 4192
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.857143
Tangrams (or Seven Piece Puzzles)    Dungeons  (Any)   (Puzzles)

A shape assembly puzzle that can be inserted into any cask/door/wall in a dungeon

Moonlake
June 7, 2015
Hits: 913
Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.000000
Han Yu (Cold Jade)    Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)

An ancient Chinese string instrument (guqin being the actual term) adapted to a fantasy setting

Scrasamax
June 2, 2015
Hits: 828
Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.500000
Iron Muse    Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Villanous)

A horrific device only employed by the most black hearted of magic users.

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Wet Faeries

       By: Murometz

Sages and naturalists frown at the common name given to these strange creatures by the small folk, but sometimes the silliest nicknames for creatures, places and people persevere in the minds of many. “Purifiers”, “Pond Jellies”, “Breath-Stealers”, “Lung-Ticklers” and “River Butterflies” are much less commonly heard appellations for these life forms. Wet Faeries are basically (and simply) a species of fist-sized, fresh-water jellyfish. Several traits steer them toward the peculiar category however. Firstly, Wet Faeries are nearly invisible in the water, much like their marine cousins but even more so. One can swim in a river swarming with these critters and not even notice their presence. Secondly, they possess the unique ability to clean and purify whatever body of water they inhabit. They do this via some sort of biological filtration process, sucking in all toxins present in the water, and releasing it back in its purest form. Needless to say, they are both a blessing and a curse to whichever folk dwell beside the rivers and lakes Wet Faeries inhabit. On one hand, no purer water can be found anywhere than a Wet Faerie lake or pond, and yet, in “pure” water “life” tends in fact to die out, lacking the needed nutrients to prosper. Thirdly, their “sting” is (unfortunately) virulently poisonous to all mammalians. Wet Faeries are loathe to sting anyone or anything, using their barbed fronds as a last line of defense, but if stung, most swimmers will suffer respiratory arrest, and die within minutes, usually drowning before they can make it back to shore.

Alchemists, druids, and less savory characters have studied these creatures over the years, and have predictably found all the ways Wet Faeries could be exploited. Morbidly humorous, some bards find it, that the Poisoners and Assassins Guilds as well as the Healer’s Union, all prize these creatures. The assassins use the extracted venom in obvious fashion, while the priests and healers use the still-living jelly-fish to sterilize other poison potions and to cure those already poisoned on death’s door.

It is known that a certain Earl Von Trumble keeps his vast castle moat stocked with Wet Faeries, the waters so clear that every bone of every one of his past enemies can be clearly seen on the bottom, twenty two feet below.

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