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Scrasamax
May 19, 2019
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Society vs the Individual and Writing about Writing    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

Sociological and Institutional storytelling versus psychological and individual storytelling

Scrasamax
March 9, 2019
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Medusa in the Cosmic Era    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)

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

Cheka Man
January 20, 2018
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7 Types of Wood    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

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

Scrasamax
March 26, 2017
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The HAL Gambit    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)

Man/Moment/Machine

Scrasamax
February 11, 2017
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Codex of Cosmic Era Ideas and Seeds    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)

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.

Mageek
November 14, 2016
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Enigma Ciphers    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

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.

valadaar
November 9, 2016
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Degrees of Possession    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

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

Moonlake
September 6, 2016
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4 Sentences NPC Generator    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

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

Scrasamax
September 4, 2016
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Cosmetic Tropes of the Cosmic Era    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)

Life imitates art, and art imitates life

Mageek
July 30, 2016
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Terminal    Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)

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...

Scrasamax
June 2, 2016
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Life in this So Called Cosmic Era    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)

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

Moonlake
June 8, 2015
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Chinese Mythical Life forms    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

A collection of Chinese Mythical Lifeforms compiled from online sources

Scrasamax
May 20, 2015
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The Great Filter    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)

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

Moonlake
May 9, 2015
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A compendium of different Chinese ranking systems    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

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

Strolen
January 18, 2015
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Art Quest Demon by Jack Holliday    Articles  (Resource)   (Citadel Help)

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

Moonlake
November 23, 2014
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30 Chinese Archaic Names    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

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)

Moonlake
November 10, 2014
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101 Chinese Modern names    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

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.

Moonlake
November 4, 2014
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Trash and Treasure of Ideas    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - In General)

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.

Scrasamax
July 24, 2014
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Heraldry of the Underworld    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)

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.

Cheka Man
April 10, 2014
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7 More Reasons Why Not Everyone is a Magic User    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)

Why is magic used by so few when it is so much use?

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Tripping over the Golden Bough

       By: Wulfhere

Nearly every primitive culture has had rituals and celebrations to guarantee the proper passage of the seasons and to ensure the fertility of crops and animals. Oversight of these ceremonies was generally the provenance of local kings or priests.

Suppose that the adventurers dispatch one of these fellows. The local peasants may become hysterical, fearing famine and death will stalk the land. Alternatively, they may want one of the new heroes to become king. For a while, this can be a good thing, but the first time that the crops fail, the superstitious locals will want to sacrifice their new leader.

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