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Cheka Man
Motorcycle Club Ranks By: Cheka Man

There is a certain section of motorcyclists who have organized themselves into outlaw biker clubs and here are their ranks.

by Cheka Man
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Cheka Man
30 Banned Weapons and Spells and why they are Banned By: Cheka Man

Rulers have banned a lot of things, some for good reasons, others because they are killjoys. Here are 30 banned weapons and spells for the lawbreakers amongst your PCs to use-if they dare.

by Cheka Man
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5 replies
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Cheka Man
30 Types of Fire By: Cheka Man

Where are you going to hide when the flames are burning?'

Thirty different types of flame.

by Cheka Man
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6 replies
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Aramax
Enriching your Game with Magic: The Gathering Cards BONUS A SANE way to play once you've got them By: Aramax

Two related 100 word subs for double the fun

by Aramax
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Cheka Man
7 Types of Rulers By: Cheka Man

So the PCs need the help of the ruler/s do they? It makes a big difference depending on what kind of rulers they are appealing to. What works well in one case may not work well in another.

by Cheka Man
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Dozus
A Brief History of County Siogal By: Dozus

'I fear, dear Marius, that either you or I have been led astray. The Legends of which you spoke claimed Showgull was a land of great Magick, perhaps even the very Wellspring of the first Magick, with a People whose blood runs with æthereal power. You know how serious I take my work, Marius: is this a jest to you? These are a barbarous People, who know little Writing and fewer Manners. They are hostile to the very Idea learned Magick. That anyone should call this a Nexus of magickal power is risible. No wonder so many Kingdoms have been eager to trade off this Place in their treaties.'

- the wizard Abelard Selanius, Esq., letter to his colleague Marius Dubesque

by Dozus
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Mageek
Cryptic Language - Tolkien Hobbit Runes By: Mageek

Dwarven runes are (mostly) an alphabetic substitution cipher on the Futhark runes. An oldie but goodie from Tolkien!

by Mageek
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Morningstar
How To Make Your Orcs TRULY Horrific By: Morningstar

Someone complained that orcs, in the campaigns he knew, were just cannon fodder -- there was nothing horrible, or terrifying, about them. This was the answer I gave. It proved a controversial one, and some may think it takes a stronger stomach to contemplate than they appreciate. This is your content warning: if you're easily revolted, I won't mind if you give this one a miss.

by Morningstar
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14 replies
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Morningstar
On LGBT Characters By: Morningstar

I had someone ask me, recently, why I not only allowed such characters in my campaign, but didn't seem to care that anyone wanted to do so. Parts of my response seemed worth sharing.

by Morningstar
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fantomx11
Steam Mice By: fantomx11

It is the height of the Victorian Age. London is the shining jewel in the most expansive empire the world has known. It is a good time to be a British citizen. The only problem is, you're a mouse.

by fantomx11
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fantomx11
Magitech Space Opera By: fantomx11

Space travel is achieved by exposing Aerstones to mana while ancient threats awaken throughout the galaxy.

by fantomx11
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10 replies
1790 views
Moonlake
World Creation and the Citadel By: Moonlake

Tips on how to utilise resources on and functions of the Citadel to Develop and Maintain World settings

by Moonlake
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3 replies
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Cheka Man
7 Ways To Control Monarchs By: Cheka Man

Many, perhaps most fantasy lands are monarchies, which can be ruled well when the monarch is a clever and able man or woman devoted to his or her people. But what happens when the monarch is ill, or is tyrannically cruel, or a young child, or is otherwise blatantly unfit to rule? How can he or she be dealt with without risking civil war as powerful nobles fight for the crown?

by Cheka Man
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4 replies
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caesar193
The Year of the Exile By: caesar193

The most influential event in Atheus is the Year of the Exile. It set up the division of the world into east and west, the human's side and the barbarian's side, respectively. But how did it actually happen? How did one race manage the incredible feat of the exile of four other races?

by caesar193
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caesar193
The History of Atheus By: caesar193

A basic history of the continent of Atheus.

by caesar193
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12 replies
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caesar193
The Maze and the Labyrinth By: caesar193

'So's ya want ta know about the maze and the labyrinth? There's a difference, ya know. The maze is more like a, a, puzzle, a puzzle where ya wander and gets lost. An' a labyrinth is more... straight, ai guess, straight with curves, if'n ya gets what I'm sayin'.'

-Old Gerald, man in the pub.

by caesar193
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5 replies
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Pariah
Common By: Pariah

One thing holds consistent across the numerous worlds of science fiction and fantasy: everyone speaks the same language. Whether it's Lojban, English, Common, or the High Tongue of the Autumn Empire; there's one language that everyone knows, unless plot demands otherwise.

by Pariah
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OmegaDraco
Apportation Research By: OmegaDraco

Confiscated log entries concerning research, particle scanners, micromachines, and computer software on the subject of Teleportation.

by OmegaDraco
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11 replies
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Mourngrymn
Use of Constellations By: Mourngrymn

The skies tell the tale of the living and the dead. The honored and the worshiped. What do the stars tell in your setting?

by Mourngrymn
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14 replies
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Ted
Webs of Intrigue By: Ted

Creating a specific Web of Intrigue for a social situation players will encounter can be a very strong aid towards immersing players in a social quagmire they will have to navigate. In this article I will articulate how I have created a web of intrigue for my current campaign, and how I plan to continue the trend.

by Ted
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8 replies
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