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GM Dictionary: The Dead #14

GM Dictionary: The Dead #14

This month we look at the various burial places of the world! What better way to kick off a series during October!? Sepulchre This is a burial space cut from rock for the interment of a body. This is a mini-article series featuring short explanations for words more commonly used in RPGs (or potentially so!) than normal conversation. Each month will hold a different theme and each weekday will have a different word. Note: these are personal, simple breakdowns and not…

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GM Dictionary: The Dead #13

GM Dictionary: The Dead #13

This month we look at the various burial places of the world! What better way to kick off a series during October!? Tumulus Also known as barrows, this is a mound of earth raised above a burial site or grave. This is a mini-article series featuring short explanations for words more commonly used in RPGs (or potentially so!) than normal conversation. Each month will hold a different theme and each weekday will have a different word. Note: these are personal, simple…

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GM Dictionary: The Dead #12

GM Dictionary: The Dead #12

This month we look at the various burial places of the world! What better way to kick off a series during October!? Passage Tomb This is a narrow passage made up of large stones and burial chambers. These chambers are covered in earth and stone, the sites being common for ancient megalithic cultures. This is a mini-article series featuring short explanations for words more commonly used in RPGs (or potentially so!) than normal conversation. Each month will hold a different…

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GM Dictionary: The Dead #11

GM Dictionary: The Dead #11

This month we look at the various burial places of the world! What better way to kick off a series during October!? Lychgate In communities that had nowhere to store the dead before a funeral, cemeteries would have a lychgate which was a roofed gateway where the body was kept. This would be attended against body snatchers, but the roof would help keep weather from the body until services. This is a mini-article series featuring short explanations for words more…

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GM Dictionary: The Dead #10

GM Dictionary: The Dead #10

Corpse Road These are unique pathways that are used to travel from remote communities to churches, religious sites, and burial grounds. These were used to maintain a connection between outland communities and the base of power which had the only churches with burial rites. This is a mini-article series featuring short explanations for words more commonly used in RPGs (or potentially so!) than normal conversation. Each month will hold a different theme and each weekday will have a different word. Note:…

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GM Dictionary: The Dead #9

GM Dictionary: The Dead #9

Grave Candle Other names for this include lantern instead of candle and the word death may replace grave in some cases. Regardless, this is a special symbol in memoriam commemorating the dead during special events. This is a mini-article series featuring short explanations for words more commonly used in RPGs (or potentially so!) than normal conversation. Each month will hold a different theme and each weekday will have a different word. Note: these are personal, simple breakdowns and not perfect. Please…

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GM Dictionary: The Dead #8

GM Dictionary: The Dead #8

Grave This is the most basic of burials being, simply, the spot where a body is buried. Methods, burial objects, and memorials all are indicators of the society and traditions therein. This is a mini-article series featuring short explanations for words more commonly used in RPGs (or potentially so!) than normal conversation. Each month will hold a different theme and each weekday will have a different word. Note: these are personal, simple breakdowns and not perfect. Please tell me if I…

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GM Dictionary: The Dead #7

GM Dictionary: The Dead #7

Columbarium Bodies are not the only thing included in burial sites. For those who are cremated, their ashes are interred within a columbarium whose urns and storage vary. They may exist as walls, buildings, or underground spaces. This is a mini-article series featuring short explanations for words more commonly used in RPGs (or potentially so!) than normal conversation. Each month will hold a different theme and each weekday will have a different word. Note: these are personal, simple breakdowns and not…

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GM Dictionary: The Dead #6

GM Dictionary: The Dead #6

  Mausoleum These are external, free standing buildings that have the dead interred within. This may be a single person or many people. This is a mini-article series featuring short explanations for words more commonly used in RPGs (or potentially so!) than normal conversation. Each month will hold a different theme and each weekday will have a different word. Note: these are personal, simple breakdowns and not perfect. Please tell me if I am mistaken and I will work to correct…

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GM Dictionary: The Dead #5

GM Dictionary: The Dead #5

Welcome to the Game Master’s Dictionary. This is a mini-article series featuring short explanations for words more commonly used in RPGs than normal conversation. Each month will hold a different theme and each weekday will have a different word. Note: these are personal, simple breakdowns and not perfect. Please tell me if I am mistaken and I will work to correct it! For anyone looking for a collected work please check out our Patreon. All patrons get a PDF collected…

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