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Firestarters: First Prototype

A few weeks ago I printed my first prototypes for Firestarters, card decks I'm designing to help game masters, writers, and other creative nerds come up with ideas through random inspiration. I have three themed decks: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Modern. Each card lists words and phrases in various categories hand-picked to be evocative, synergistically flexible, or convenient for filling in quick details. You can use them to generate character names, traits, and relationships ("clean-cut", "rancher", "great grandchild", "Todartheus Drobis"); monsters ("hedgehog", "troglodyte" "buzzing", "talon", "ambush", "vanish"); location details ("bare", "hillside", "fern", "whirlpool", "bridge"); treasure ("cursed", "stardust", "locket"); and more.
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A More Perfect Union

"But, to speak practically and as a citizen, unlike those who call themselves no-government men, I ask for, not at once no government, but at once a better government. Let every man make known what kind of government would command his respect, and that will be one step toward obtaining it."
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Avian Elves

Like my other posts about dwarves and halflings, this is an alternate interpretation of elves compatible with most dungeon fantasy role-playing game rules.
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Icebreakers with Rory's Story Cubes

I love Rory's Story Cubes, and I'm always looking for new ways to use them. I also love icebreaker questions. The other night I was hanging with some friends and we discovered that Story Cubes very naturally provide seeds for icebreakers. Here's how it works:
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Sustenance and Change

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