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Scrasamax
7 Things Wrong with The Walking Dead By: Scrasamax

The Walking Dead has seen its rating plummet and critics score fall as well. This is not a fluke, and can be ascribed to a number of issues.

Categories: Humor/ Editorial, Game Mastering
by Scrasamax
on February 26, 2018
Comments/Ideas: 5
Hits: 471
Scrasamax
Maia By: Scrasamax

Codex for the Maian Submissions, so they can be seen in order.

Categories: Setting Building, Game Mastering
by Scrasamax
on September 29, 2017
Comments/Ideas: 0
Hits: 403
Aramax
Musings on the Stolen World By: Aramax

More a note to myself on Stolen World topics

Categories: Campaign, Game Mastering
by Aramax
on February 19, 2017
Comments/Ideas: 0
Hits: 520
valadaar
So How Was That Made? By: valadaar

Herin are a number of ways your magic item might come into being, apart from something you order from your local wizard.

Categories: Other Gaming, Game Mastering
by valadaar
on November 28, 2016
Comments/Ideas: 8
Hits: 1122
Mageek
Enigma Ciphers By: Mageek

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.

Categories: Resource, Game Mastering
by Mageek
on November 14, 2016
Comments/Ideas: 3
Hits: 1231
valadaar
Degrees of Possession By: valadaar

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

Categories: Resource, Game Mastering
by valadaar
on November 9, 2016
Comments/Ideas: 8
Hits: 883
Skull
Mind Control and You.... and Them... By: Skull

Mind control abilities have always been avoided or very poorly executed due to their extremely powerful/angering nature so here are some tips on how to use it properly to enhance your game.

Categories: Rules and Advice, Game Mastering
by Skull
on November 5, 2016
Comments/Ideas: 6
Hits: 896
Mageek
Terminal By: Mageek

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...

Categories: Resource, Game Mastering
by Mageek
on July 30, 2016
Comments/Ideas: 3
Hits: 888
Clemmensen
The 4 Sentence Tool By: Clemmensen

The 4 Sentence Tool is a quick way to describe a NPCs personality in greater detail using the 4 sentences: Fascinated by, Seduced by, Offended by and Frightened by.

Knowing more about your NPC's personality and behavioral patterns as a GM, makes it easier for you to interact with the players and create memorable NPCs.

Categories: Rules and Advice, Game Mastering
by Clemmensen
on July 5, 2016
Comments/Ideas: 11
Hits: 1232
Dossta
Managing Reputation By: Dossta

A proposed system for managing a party's reputation with various NPCs

Categories: At Table, Game Mastering
by Dossta
on November 30, 2015
Comments/Ideas: 4
Hits: 972
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!

Categories: Setting Building, Game Mastering
by Mageek
on October 25, 2015
Comments/Ideas: 5
Hits: 3257
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.

Categories: Setting Building, Game Mastering
by Morningstar
on August 31, 2015
Comments/Ideas: 14
Hits: 1518
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.

Categories: Setting Building, Game Mastering
by Morningstar
on August 31, 2015
Comments/Ideas: 7
Hits: 1190
axlerowes
Armor Restrictions Apply....Of Course By: axlerowes

"Let the Wookie Win"

Categories: Fiction, Game Mastering
by axlerowes
on January 20, 2015
Comments/Ideas: 16
Hits: 1642
Aramax
31 years IRL(33 ish!) of my Mysantia Campaign By: Aramax

A study of my VERY long running game. A work in progress that will prob never be finished

10/81 - 1/14 RIP

Categories: Campaign, Game Mastering
by Aramax
on January 2, 2015
Comments/Ideas: 22
Hits: 1740
Stork
A simple start for a new dungeon By: Stork

Have a dungeon that could fit anywhere? Want to get the heroes there in a hurry? Try this.

Categories: Scenario, Game Mastering
by Stork
on December 14, 2014
Comments/Ideas: 4
Hits: 1071
Ted
Why is Ireland such a Hotspot for Supernatural Activity? By: Ted

I can explain! Really! (Note: This is for my Demon Hunting Campaign set in 1640's Ireland, so here be campaign specific dragons.)

Categories: Campaign, Game Mastering
by Ted
on December 13, 2014
Comments/Ideas: 5
Hits: 1090
Scrasamax
7 Things about Team Building By: Scrasamax

The team is the functional core of a story, and as such, team building is vital to the flow of the story.

Categories: Fiction, Game Mastering
by Scrasamax
on August 21, 2014
Comments/Ideas: 7
Hits: 1539
Scrasamax
Evolutionary Theology By: Scrasamax

From sticks and stones to the modern faith. (May be offensive to some readers, read with caution)

Categories: Setting Building, Game Mastering
by Scrasamax
on April 26, 2014
Comments/Ideas: 17
Hits: 13267
valadaar
Rage! By: valadaar

"Thandrar was seeing red, the frustration was building as he traded blow after blow with his enemy. Their blade lashed out and drew blood, but instead of weakening Thandrar, he was energized - the last straw! His pent up rage and frustration peaked and he smote his foe with such force as to bisect the fool, bathing himself, his blade and the floor in blood and gore."

Categories: At Table, Game Mastering
by valadaar
on April 10, 2014
Comments/Ideas: 6
Hits: 1439
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