Sociological and Institutional storytelling versus psychological and individual storytelling
Such a powerful and iconic figure from mythology cannot be reduced to a single entry for the Cosmic Era
Seven types of wood, some of which are very useful for building things of splendour, others which have few uses.
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.
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.
Possession is never as simple as you may think....
Content for the 4 Sentences NPC Generator (original idea accruing to Mourn over at the 4 Sentences Tool)
Life imitates art, and art imitates life
GAMEOS 2.7.11+ (DEFAULT, APR 17 2016, 14:00:29)
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WHAT IS YOUR NAME?
>>> 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
Let the games begin...
From the cradle to the grave, the small things that define every human life.
A collection of Chinese Mythical Lifeforms compiled from online sources
Part of the Fermi Paradox, the Great Filter is one of the explanations as to why intelligent alien life hasn't been discovered.
An overview of various ranking system in ancient China (main sources used come from the Chinese version of Wiki)
An awesome demon illustration by Jack Holliday which was used in our art quest.
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)
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.
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.
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.
Why is magic used by so few when it is so much use?
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.