Iain's Hall of Honour Submissions - ( 20 )

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Gemstone Magic By: Iain

The magic in my roleplay system is based around gemstones. It started off with the fact that wizards could use gems to regain lost mana: essentially, the gems were nothing more than glorified potions of mana. Since then I've managed to expand the uses of gems considerably and make them much more integral to the magic system; however, I still feel there is a lot more that I could do with them if I could only think of it! Basically, I'm asking for any ideas and suggestions that people have on how to make the gems and magic more interlinked.

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25xp
38 replies
74406 views
4 HoHs
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Mona Island By: Iain

Falling from its arid central plateau to the lush vegetation, tropical beaches and coral lagoons of the periphery, at first sight the island of Mona seems live a tropical paradise. However, those who spend longer there may learn more than they wish of its dark history.

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25xp
11 replies
8213 views
2 HoHs
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Systems of Measurement By: Iain

Systems of measurement might not sound like the most interesting of things, but they can be used to good effect in a role play campaign. There are three main ways I can think of: 1) Adding colour; 2) Culture shock and 3) Archaic systems.

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25xp
20 replies
20186 views
3 HoHs
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Regression By: Iain

The evil mage Zarakoth is dead, but with his death the world has gone mad. The aging characters are confronted on all sides by rot, death and decay whilst around them the world regresses rapidly to the stone age. Furthermore, Zarakoth seems to have miraculously not died - and to be more powerful than ever.

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25xp
31 replies
39988 views
15 HoHs
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Heroic but non-magical items By: Iain

How may times have you read a book in which a famous hero's sword is treasured and valued, not because it is magic, or because of its powers, but just because the hero wielded it. The 'Sword of Enthar' the great warrior may just be a normal steel broadsword; but because he used it, it will be prized and treasured.

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25xp
16 replies
7742 views
3 HoHs
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Maranesh's Challenge By: Iain

Maranesh, God of Magic, wearied of the multitudes of humans who came to him, clamouring to be taught the secrets of magic. So it was that he devised a test that would separate the worthy from the unworthy.

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25xp
5 replies
10653 views
1 HoH
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Roots of Unity By: Iain

Small wooden discs about 2 1/4 inches in diameter and between 5 and 10mm thick (see below). They are rumoured to be made from the roots of the great tree Unity that supports the centre of the world.

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25xp
8 replies
5401 views
1 HoH
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Theory of Elements By: Iain

'...the experiment performed last year by Michelson and Morley, in which the movement of the Earth with respect to the Ether was successfully measured, has only compounded the problem by adding yet another member to the list of so-called 'fundamental' elements. The seemingly unending proliferation of this 'element zoo' is one of the most pressing questions in natural philosphy and thaumatics...'

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25xp
13 replies
7548 views
2 HoHs
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Longbow of Light By: Iain

A true weapon of Light, crafted by the master craftsman Elriada for the coming of age of Anlara, heir of the forest elves. When rejected by Anlara, Elriada laid his curse upon the Longbow, ensuring that this mighty weapon would be truly valued by its users.

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25xp
16 replies
10608 views
5 HoHs
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Konelis Larach By: Iain

Konelis Larach, St. Cornelius of Zarant. 26th Abbot of Zarant; eminence grise to Dominic the Great; author of the Annalia: monk, scholar, saint and martyr.

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25xp
11 replies
7383 views
2 HoHs
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Tower of Inversion By: Iain

The dread Tower of Inversion, lair of the vile lich Zarakoth Xorast, contains five layers, each containing different tools of dark magic.

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25xp
13 replies
7138 views
2 HoHs
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University of Linnarson By: Iain

...In the hallowed halls of the University of Linnarson a glimpse may sometimes be caught of the Senior Masters, learned sages and masters of knowledge. They seldom leave their dusty studies full of learned tomes, other than to dine - each evening they will be found shuffling down the dimly lit corridors to the dark and shuttered Great Hall. After feasting at high table by candlelight they will be gone, returning once more to their studies. None but they know of their pact with death, how they have willingly embraced an eternal undeath in which to pursue knowledge, yet this is the reason for the darkened corridors and the shuttered hall, for those who are undead cannot abide the light of the sun...

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25xp
19 replies
15621 views
6 HoHs
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Raiders By: Iain

Most advenurers have been forced to do a stint as caravan guards at some point in their career, just to see them through hard times. One would hope that they'd learned enough from the experience to pull off a successful raid themselves. The only catch - they mustn't kill anybody.

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25xp
11 replies
12362 views
1 HoH
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The Senrenites By: Iain

The Senrenites - The Knights of the Most Holy Order of St. Senren - are one of the most powerful and influential religious orders in northern Laurentia. A militant order, they have nevertheless been widely credited with bringing a code of honour to conflicts that is now widely adhered to by most nations.

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25xp
8 replies
7622 views
4 HoHs
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Codex Seraphinianus By: Iain

A fictional encyclopedia, depicting the bizarre fauna, flora, geography, culture and history of an imaginary world. (Actually a real-world book.)

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25xp
5 replies
4651 views
1 HoH
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Monastery of Moldan By: Iain

The home of the reclusive Monk-Smiths of Moldan, unparalleled practitioners of the art of smithing.

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25xp
8 replies
9060 views
1 HoH
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Language Aquisition By: Iain

Languages do not exist as unconnected entities; rather, every language will be related in some way to every other language...

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25xp
13 replies
7735 views
2 HoHs
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Land of the Yale Riders By: Iain

High in the Gralbak mountains live the Yale Riders, a reclusive tribe of gnomes who have succeeded in taming the wild yales of the mountains. Skilled riders of their agile beasts they are excellent hunters and warriors, though they do have a firm tradition of hospitality.

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25xp
8 replies
7258 views
1 HoH
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Ruby Sceptre By: Iain

Most feared of the Regalia of Dominion, the Ruby Sceptre is a terrifying weapon in the hands of a skilled fire mage.

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25xp
5 replies
9551 views
1 HoH
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Order of Silence By: Iain

Believed by some to be heretics, the adherents of Silence worship the Blessed Ruth, Our Lady of Silence.

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25xp
10 replies
6562 views
3 HoHs