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GM Dictionary: Plant Parts #8

GM Dictionary: Plant Parts #8

Back in December the theme of the GM Dictionary was animal parts and I knew that we would have to expand on the biology topics. Part of that is just me being me, of course. Still I though it might be good this month to go over pant parts for those times when you want to create strange new plants or describe horrible plant-monsters. Fruit Fruit comes in a variety of forms that we all know, though there are many…

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GM Dictionary: Plant Parts #7

GM Dictionary: Plant Parts #7

Back in December the theme of the GM Dictionary was animal parts and I knew that we would have to expand on the biology topics. Part of that is just me being me, of course. Still I though it might be good this month to go over pant parts for those times when you want to create strange new plants or describe horrible plant-monsters. Cone In formal botany this is called a strobulus, but is recognizable to any who have…

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GM Dictionary: Plant Parts #6

GM Dictionary: Plant Parts #6

Back in December the theme of the GM Dictionary was animal parts and I knew that we would have to expand on the biology topics. Part of that is just me being me, of course. Still I though it might be good this month to go over pant parts for those times when you want to create strange new plants or describe horrible plant-monsters. Petiole This is the term for the stalk that attaches a leaf to the stem of…

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Re-Skinning: Dinosaur Druid!

Re-Skinning: Dinosaur Druid!

Let me tell you, I am so excited that this was the second place winner in the poll to decide what re-skinning topics would show up here on Notes of the Wandering Alchemist. Like many, I fell in love with dinosaurs long ago and that love never dies away. A significant portion of my undergrad career included studying dinosaurs and having watched the realization and acceptance of feathered dinos has been awesome. As you know, near the top of my…

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GM Dictionary: Plant Parts #5

GM Dictionary: Plant Parts #5

Back in December the theme of the GM Dictionary was animal parts and I knew that we would have to expand on the biology topics. Part of that is just me being me, of course. Still I though it might be good this month to go over pant parts for those times when you want to create strange new plants or describe horrible plant-monsters. Sori The plural of sorus, these are the clusters of spore-producing structures on the underside of…

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Resources For Every GM: References Part 9

Resources For Every GM: References Part 9

Tonight we are taking a look some more reference materials that you might want to add to your book shelves. Each of these is perfect for inspiration and allows you to delve deeper into setting that you might be familiar with. They are perfect for those who want to run a game within those universes or for those who would like some details about things they are inspired by. Whether you specifically are looking for more books like these or…

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GM Dictionary: Plant Parts #4

GM Dictionary: Plant Parts #4

Back in December the theme of the GM Dictionary was animal parts and I knew that we would have to expand on the biology topics. Part of that is just me being me, of course. Still I though it might be good this month to go over pant parts for those times when you want to create strange new plants or describe horrible plant-monsters. Inflorescence Some plants produce flowers in groups that all come from a single stem and sprout…

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GM Dictionary: Plant Parts #3

GM Dictionary: Plant Parts #3

Back in December the theme of the GM Dictionary was animal parts and I knew that we would have to expand on the biology topics. Part of that is just me being me, of course. Still I though it might be good this month to go over pant parts for those times when you want to create strange new plants or describe horrible plant-monsters. Cork Cork, as a material, comes from a specific tree but also references the layer from…

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GM Dictionary: Plant Parts #2

GM Dictionary: Plant Parts #2

Back in December the theme of the GM Dictionary was animal parts and I knew that we would have to expand on the biology topics. Part of that is just me being me, of course. Still I though it might be good this month to go over pant parts for those times when you want to create strange new plants or describe horrible plant-monsters. Stamen In the flowers of flowering plants, these structures produce and hold the pollen. At the…

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GM Dictionary: Plant Parts #1

GM Dictionary: Plant Parts #1

Back in December the theme of the GM Dictionary was animal parts and I knew that we would have to expand on the biology topics. Part of that is just me being me, of course. Still I though it might be good this month to go over pant parts for those times when you want to create strange new plants or describe horrible plant-monsters. Sepal These are the small green growths that often appear to be somewhere between a petal…

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