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Cheka Man
27/30 Bad Things about Treasure By: Cheka Man

So your PCs have won their quest, be it slaying a mighty dragon with a magical weapon of old, beating a crime boss, or vanquishing a mighty wizard or wight, and they have taken possession of the treasure. Chest after chest of gold and silver coins, gold bars, and every kind of jewel and gemstone is theirs for the taking. If they are not careful, they may find that their trouble has only just begun.

by Cheka Man
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Cheka Man
30 reasons why magic is mostly used for good By: Cheka Man

Since magic can be used so powerfully for evil, why are there not a lot more evil and/or deranged wizards around in the world?

by Cheka Man
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10 replies
2783 views
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Kassy
How did you start? By: Kassy

After seeing the [My First Character] thread a while ago and it newly popping up in my inbox for some reason, I thought I'd add a scroll where players could share their introduction to roleplaying.

by Kassy
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22 replies
2568 views
Mourngrymn
A Field Guide to Werewolves By: Mourngrymn

Field Guide on Werewolves, and those who hunt them.

by Dr. Johan Kosdin Lerkoviski

Known Lycanthrope Hunter, Specializing in Werewolves

by Mourngrymn
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9 replies
2273 views
Raptyr
Deck the . . . Dungeon? By: Raptyr

A delectable chrismas classic - Now with mayhem!

by Raptyr
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9 replies
1920 views
Cheka Man
The Twelve Days of Christmas-Strolen.com Style By: Cheka Man

A hopefully amusing Strolen.com version of the Twelve Days of Christmas.

by Cheka Man
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14 replies
2566 views
Silveressa
Everything I learned about life from role-playing games By: Silveressa

Similar to threads I've seen on other rpg sites, this is a collection of things I or others in my group have learned while role-playing. Feel free to add to the scroll with your memorable experiences at the table.

by Silveressa
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26 replies
3243 views
2 HoHs
Murometz
93 Benefits to owning a pet Crocodile By: Murometz

Inspired by # 16 on Cheka's 30 Lizard-man Gifts in-work and Coley's Chart of O' Bashing Death. A gift from the lizard-men. A pet crocodile, as loyal as a dog.

by Murometz
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43 replies
4719 views
4 HoHs
Silveressa
Things Are Not Always As They Seem By: Silveressa

This humorous short fiction piece was inspired by a late night chat with a couple gamer friends about how alien cultures would possibly interpret some of the more "colorful" aspects of our society.

by Silveressa
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17 replies
2879 views
Ted
30 Bad Things By: Ted

Be it a cursed artifact, an angry god, a spell gone wrong, or bad luck, these are just a taste of the strange things that might befall a character.

by Ted
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22 replies
2905 views
JPatterson
Imagi...Imagi...whut? By: JPatterson

When was the last time you truly used, focused on, for any significant length of time, your imagination; your active, conscious, willful, artistic creativity, to get back in touch with that ability to appreciate the wonder that you yourself can create and bring forth, all from within yourself? Were you ever able to do that? Did you ever do that? Can you still do it? Do you do it when you game, as player or GM? Will you do it? Could this be missing from a lot of the newer, younger RPG'ers of today?

by JPatterson
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11 replies
7645 views
3 HoHs
Ted
Ways to die By: Ted

In the game of paranoia, the damage tables for falls lists heights up to ‘orbital'

by Ted
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20 replies
5788 views
Michael Jotne Slayer
PC's- Childhood By: Michael Jotne Slayer

An article that debates the matters of childhood in fantasy RPG's in relation to the Player Characters.

by Michael Jotne Slayer
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9 replies
4918 views
2 HoHs
Pieh
The Game By: Pieh

You just lost The Game.

by Pieh
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15 replies
4427 views
Stephie
Ways a DM Can Stall an Adventure By: Stephie

Have you ever been in a position where you needed a quick break but your players were too ancy to break as well?

by Stephie
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27 replies
7000 views
2 HoHs
manfred
Kung-Fu Training Techniques By: manfred

"Yes, my kung-fu is strong. You wouldn't believe how hard it is to learn this style..."

by manfred
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6 replies
3908 views
Corinth
The Great and Terrible Awe-Inspiring Powers of Math? By: Corinth

The TRUE origins of Magic, and dont even get me started on Prophecy.

by Corinth
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12 replies
4364 views
connor
How do I play? rev7-1-09 By: connor

Have you ever looked at a game in progress and wondered, 'i dunno wat this is about.'

Allow Moonhunter to posit an answer.

by connor
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3 replies
1716 views
Michael Jotne Slayer
Open the door and enter another world. By: Michael Jotne Slayer

A small piece about roleplaying seen trough philosophical glasses. Might inspire something in your way of GMing or might remind you of something you allready knew.

by Michael Jotne Slayer
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7 replies
4975 views
Michael Jotne Slayer
What Makes a Weapon Magic? By: Michael Jotne Slayer

What is required of a weapon before it can be considered magic? This article uses a few "old school" guidelines to hopefully provide us with a fresh look on the question.

by Michael Jotne Slayer
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11 replies
9614 views
2 HoHs