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ScorpionJinx
December 22, 2005
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A Dash of Salt    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Reading through the animal thread and a conversation with Scrasamax lead to the creation of this thread. For the Adventurer with a taste for exotic meals…may I present. "The Official Strolen Citadel Cookbook".

Stephie
December 10, 2007
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 4.607143
Court Etiquette: Do's and Don'ts    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

When dealing with nobility and court settings, players can sometimes skip the roleplay aspect and jump straight to behavior such as, "I bow, greet all in the court, and ask the duke for his assistance."  While in most scenarios this type of action is sufficient, taking it a step further can enhance gameplay (or maybe even manipulate a plotline).

Mourngrymn
April 11, 2011
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 21 / 4.285714
Submission Respect    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Citadel Help)

Ok, there is no real place to put this but I think it needs to be said and put up here for everyone to view. This is not for gaming terms, it is not how to view rules or your gamers better. But it is an idea on how to respect your fellow Strolenites.

Michael Jotne Slayer
December 10, 2007
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Comments: 25
Ideas: 19
Votes: 14 / 4.500000
Playtesting    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

This is where the citadellians share and collect our tales of playtesting each others submissions.

valadaar
October 3, 2008
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Comments: 18
Ideas: 9
Votes: 9 / 4.833333
The Magic of Food    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Ruminations on the role of Magic and Food.

MoonHunter
October 30, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.500000
MoonHunter's Top Tips for 2003    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Gaming - In General)

I am always giving advice to various gamers on various game forums. I am constantly giving the same advice over and over again (cut/ paste repeat). Once a year I think about the advice and put together The List.

MoonHunter
January 9, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.100000
Get a Plot    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Sometimes, you just need a new plot.

MoonHunter
November 17, 2005
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Comments: 31
Ideas: 0
Votes: 15 / 4.766667
Winter is a Character    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

The weather is something that everyone always notices and talks about, but can’t do anything about.  It is an important part of everyone’s life, yet it seems to be ignored in games. And everything important in a game is best thought of as a character of some sort.

manfred
November 9, 2005
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Ideas: 6
Votes: 10 / 4.550000
War is coming!    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

Thinking about my game world and what should happen in it in the not so close future, I came to a simple decision: WAR. This is an article on the topic of war.

JohnnFour
September 3, 2007
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 21 / 4.595238
5 Room Dungeon    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

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.

ScorpionJinx
January 10, 2006
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Comments: 25
Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 4.142857
How to be a better critic!    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Players)

Critiques and critics are a necessary evil. Now before anyone gets riled up, let me explain. No one likes to have their ideas picked apart. But we put our selves out there and hope for the best. Here are some tips on being a better critic.

Strolen
October 24, 2005
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Ideas: 9
Votes: 9 / 4.666667
Longbows    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Does your character use the longbow? Here are some ideas to make the use of the longbow more realistic and more fun. It doesn’t have to be just another weapon. The longbow is a specialized weapon with many characteristics that make it unique and fun to role play with.

Murometz
August 23, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.562500
Ye Olde English, the Archaic Word Challenge    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Forsooth!! (whatever the hell that means)

Ever since I bought a copy of Jeffrey Kacirk’s Forgotten Words tome, I have become somewhat obsessed with, well…forgotten words. As you read these bizarre, often-silly, and sometimes downright sensible words, phrases and their meanings, you may discover what I did. It seemed that almost every term I came across, instilled some sort of fantasy rpg idea in my head.

I propose a challenge for all word-lovers! Pick any one and do a submission featuring and inspired by said word. Simple enough right? I tried to pick some of the jucier ones.

This can be added to in three ways. Firstly as mentioned, as an entire submission based on one word or phrase. Secondly, more funky archaic terms can be added alphabetically as scrolls, and thirdly, just by using a word or two in future submissions.

If nothing else, these words can be used to pleasantly pepper one’s writing!

MoonHunter
November 9, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.375000
Swords. Why does it always have to be swords?    Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)

Excalibur. Stormbringer. Sting. I blame fantasy authors and history professionals that have over simplified things for this preoccupation with swords.

ephemeralstability
December 8, 2005
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Ideas: 37
Votes: 8 / 4.562500
Music during a game    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

Although it can be a distraction, it can also add atmosphere to an adventure to have music playing in the background. Here are some pieces I’d recommend for different situations.

Scrasamax
November 26, 2005
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Ideas: 6
Votes: 13 / 4.692308
More Realistic Horses and their care and maintainence    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

"There is something about the outside of a horse…that is good for the inside of a man."

Winston Churchill

valadaar
April 27, 2008
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Comments: 19
Ideas: 4
Votes: 11 / 4.454545
30+ Burial Customs    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

30+ Burial Customs for building cultures

ephemeralstability
February 20, 2006
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Ideas: 27
Votes: 7 / 4.428571
Character Hooks    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

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…

Scrasamax
October 23, 2007
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Ideas: 7
Votes: 6 / 4.500000
Location Commodities    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Luchildsburg? Yeah I remember that place, they had the black ale that tasted so bad.

MoonHunter
October 24, 2005
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Ideas: 2
Votes: 11 / 4.590909
World Building 102: Environment building the MoonHunter way    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

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.

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       By: manfred

Finally got the idea for an orcish currency:
A cold-hammered piece of raw iron, resembling some kind of a dagger. The Dagger is easy to carry, hard to forge, may be used as a crude weapon in case of emergency AND the iron being a valuable resource... may be used directly for weapon-making. May be carried openly on the belt of a mighty Orc. A new insult: 'to beat someone with someones money' . Self-explanatory.

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