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Old 10-17-2021, 08:00 AM   #2561
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Vroom, Vroom! Straight to the moon!

A German Company designed a motorcycle that could drive on the moon.

This a must-have for the next Sci-Fi campaign. So...

... Sons of low gravity?

... Biker tech-rats from Mars?

You decide.
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Old 10-19-2021, 01:41 PM   #2562
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Israeli diver finds 900-year-old sword, said to be Crusader knight’s weapon, on Mediterranean seabed

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...-sword-israel/

Perhaps the Lady of the Lake lost it on her vacation?
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Old 10-21-2021, 03:29 AM   #2563
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Does that mean he's now King of Israel?
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Old 10-21-2021, 07:06 AM   #2564
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Does that mean he's now King of Israel?
Strange women lying in ponds handing out swords is no basis for a system of government.

Besides, he already surrendered the weapon to the government, as the article notes is required for any artifact like this.
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Old 10-21-2021, 08:50 AM   #2565
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Besides, he already surrendered the weapon to the government, as the article notes is required for any artifact like this.
They just happen to already have that rule in place. Oh, no particular reason...
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Old 10-21-2021, 08:54 AM   #2566
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They just happen to already have that rule in place. Oh, no particular reason...
It's being looked after by Top Men.
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Old 10-24-2021, 12:37 PM   #2567
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Does that mean he's now King of Israel?
Based on everything I ever read in any version of the Old Testament, that was never anything other than a s*** job.

So, definitely a "hot-potato," reaction accompanied by shouts of, "Get it away from me!"
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Old 10-27-2021, 04:25 PM   #2568
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Something like this hasn't happened in a long time. Or at all.
A (training) sailing ship of the Ecuadorian Navy encountered and seized a drug-smuggling submarine., so young cadets defeated drug runners.

Surely gaming material, but I am not sure what genre. Or setting. Or mood.
It screams science fiction, coming-of-age space cadets and light-hearted comedy, but surely there are more possibilities.
In fantasy, a nautical magic college on a field trip, encountering a magic underwater vessel manned by goblin-pirates, running necromantic artefacts?

Other ideas?
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Old 10-28-2021, 03:07 PM   #2569
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University has shallow grave for students to lie in for meditation.

https://www.ru.nl/studentchaplaincy/...ication-grave/

This can't possibly be an origin, can it?
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Old 10-28-2021, 03:46 PM   #2570
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University has shallow grave for students to lie in for meditation.

https://www.ru.nl/studentchaplaincy/...ication-grave/

This can't possibly be an origin, can it?
Not sure I'd call that a "shallow" grave. Certainly, it's not the traditional six feet, but this still looks to be a good four or five feet deep. I typically think of a shallow grave as a minimalist affair, basically only deep enough for the body to fit with a relatively thin layer of soil above (so, one or two feet).

Of course, another use of this is implied by the name - purification grave. Consider a setting where a church maintains such, and those afflicted with supernatural afflictions (maybe even some natural ones) can - for an appropriate donation - lay in such a grave to be purified and healed. Perhaps it even heals wounds and the like, functioning like an Inn from a JRPG.
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