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Some Name and information related sites
« Reply #25 on: June 17, 2003, 11:50:28 PM »
http://www.squid.org/tools/random/index.php     Tools! TOOLS!
www.20000-names.com              names! names! names!
http://www.ancientsites.com/      History Info and RP

http://fantasyherald.com/jack/  Search Engine/ Link sort of page
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« Reply #27 on: June 19, 2003, 05:32:23 AM »
http://www.tvtome.com/  

Why am I posting this one up?  It is an incredible source of information to be exploited for gaming.

Campaign Suggestions based on old TV shows

Plot Lines/ Story Lines can all be inspired by old TV plots.  Choose the kind of plot you want, find the right kind of show, and peruse the show.

Images for characters and NPCs. Their listing of actors can be a great source of images.  In addition, you can use characters from movies and TV as NPCs. (The Watchmen Abbott and Costello bumble by, The Prince Tiberious of the House of Kirk strides into the room. Women swoon.  The Evil Wizard, played by Vincent Price, raises up his hand....  Well you get the idea....

Also you can find out about shows in development and other cool things.
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Call me a Hero, I'm on a roll
« Reply #28 on: June 19, 2003, 07:13:47 AM »
Get it... Hero ...Sandwich... Hero Sandwich is always made on a roll.. Sigh... anyways...

http://www.z-builder.com/trpg/   A site for Japanese Table Top Roleplaying games.
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In the same vein
« Reply #29 on: June 20, 2003, 04:18:21 AM »
http://www.pazsaz.com/

A TV information page, along the same lines as above. Has info on almost every sci-fi/ fantasy/ cartoon show.  The content is good, the html on the pages is poor.
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« Reply #30 on: June 20, 2003, 05:00:04 AM »
Clarification required...what's a hero sandwich?!?!

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« Reply #31 on: June 20, 2003, 06:14:43 AM »
A Hero Sandwich goes by many names, depending on where it's made. Among its aliases are submarine, grinder, hoagie and poor boy (or po' boy). Generally, the hero sandwich consists of a small loaf of Italian or French bread (or a large oblong roll), the bottom half of which is heaped with layers of any of various thinly sliced meats, cheeses, tomatoes, pickles, lettuce, peppers-anything for which the cook is in the mood.  

An appropriate recipe

Use whatever kinds of meats and cheeses you like in this delicious sandwich recipe.

1 loaf french bread, unsliced
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. honey mustard
1 tsp. prepared horseradish
8 slices deli swiss cheese
8 slices deli turkey  
8 slices deli cheddar cheese
8 slices deli ham
1 green pepper, thinly sliced
1 tomato, thinly sliced
lettuce leaves

Cut bread in half lengthwise. In small bowl, combine mayonnaise, honey mustard and horseradish. Spread on both cut sides of loaf. Layer cheeses, meets, tomato and lettuce on bottom half of loaf. Replace with top half of loaf, securing with wooden skewers (Optional).

I often substitute salami, capicolla, mortadella, provolone, and cotto for the meats and cheeses, and oil and vinegar dressing for the spread.  There are hundreds of ways to make this class of sandwich.  

Serves 2 normal or one hungry human or half an orc.

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Here is a great site filled with information about medieval Eurpoe.  The site has a lot of information and a huge number of links... plus fonts... plus desktop theme... clip art... and more.   I just stumbled over it tonight looking for something specific.  It will be in my favorites listing when I go home.  

http://members.easyspace.com/Brig/
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« Reply #32 on: June 21, 2003, 02:26:17 AM »
I have an excellent site with loads of fantasy and scifi art. There are also writers creating stories and, I hear, writing games. I have yet to search for the gamers, but there are tons of excellent works from all around the world.

http://elfwood.lysator.liu.se/elfwood.html
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« Reply #33 on: June 21, 2003, 09:26:39 PM »
Any gamer who doesn't know of Elfwood deserves to be reprimanded firmly by their 3rd Grade teacher.
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« Reply #34 on: June 22, 2003, 02:22:09 AM »
You said, what I thought... errrr... well in sentiment anyways.  However, there are young gamers who don't know of it yet... and it was on hiatus for a few months... So we shall go easy on the scolding... this time...

Next time it shall be peanut butter and ferrets.
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« Reply #35 on: June 23, 2003, 06:40:20 AM »
http://www.atreion.2ya.com/  
    Game system and setting information is interesting

http://www.dryth.com/index.php  
    This site has potential. Noted for Info and Images for minis

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« Reply #36 on: June 25, 2003, 12:44:36 AM »
A good rpg directory site.  In the process of being revamped, to be made even better.

http://rpg.searchking.com/
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Re: Two links, nothing special
« Reply #37 on: June 25, 2003, 05:55:52 PM »
Quote from: "Forgotten One"

http://www.dryth.com/index.php  
    This site has potential. Noted for Info and Images for minis


Site also houses the only new help guide for OpenRPG.  Not to mention I only put in about 5 minutes a night towards the design and upkeep. *shrugs*  It should be noted though, that this site was done for selfish reasons and not the public.

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« Reply #38 on: June 28, 2003, 12:38:43 AM »
John H Kim's site.

Truly a wonderful site, filled with much gaming goodness. I appologize to all for not listing it before.  I thought I had.

http://www.darkshire.org/~jhkim/rpg/site/sitemap.html


This is definitely a site that should be nominated for a Strolen Award
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« Reply #39 on: July 02, 2003, 01:46:44 AM »
In most fantasy roleplaying games, characters are in a thinly disguised Western European historical analogy, usually medieval.  In many others, they are in fantasy variations on Western European historical eras.  So medival and rennisance swordmanship is fairly topical for most fantasy gamers. If you know about swordmanship, you can see the reasoning behind some of the decisions game designers have taken (or see the rules that make you shake your head in wonder).  Either way, a little knowledge on the subject will enhance you play.  

This site is THE site for Western European Martial traditions
  http://www.thehaca.com
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« Reply #40 on: July 04, 2003, 03:32:17 AM »
Gamers have a need to know things.  There are dozens of sites that will help you find the information you need quickly and easily. Here are some of the better ones in order of gamer usefulness.  


http://www.libraryspot.com/
http://www.archive.org/
http://www.refdesk.com/
http://www.howstuffworks.com/
http://www.allexperts.com/
http://www.powerreporting.com/
http://bartleby.com
http://www.lit.org/
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« Reply #41 on: July 04, 2003, 03:40:27 AM »
Yes. If you want to improve your gamecraft, you should look into information on writing. Gamers tell stories (of all sorts). GMs create settings, like writers. GMs plot adventures/stories, like writers.  Gamers use great turns of phrases, like writers. Gamers use descriptive language, like writers.  Much of the original "gaming advice" generated in our hobby was based upon what writers did, as they were doing it first and for much longer. Now there are writers that are gamers, and gamers that are writers.  

Even if you never put word to paper, learning some of the tricks of the writer's trade can VASTLY improve your gaming style.

http://www.writing.com/
http://www.fanfiction.net/
http://www.writecraftweb.com/
http://www.abctales.com
http://www.ewritersplace.com/
http://www.fictionfactor.com/
http://writersdigest.com
http://www.fictionette.com/
http://www.ralan.com/             Specialized in scifi/fantasy
http://www.spicygreeniguana.com  Sci-Fi, Horror, Fantasy
http://sfwa.org

Now, if you are a GM, you should look into script writing, as script writers are used to telling stories in a mode much closer to gaming that a novelist.

http://wordplayer.com
http://writemovies.com

The Book: Story: Substance, Structure, Style and The Principles of Screenwriting by Robert McKee is a real eye opener.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0060391685/002-1908185-9172859?vi=glance
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« Reply #42 on: July 04, 2003, 03:08:25 PM »
Currently Reading: "Kafka On The Shore" by Haruki Murakami

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« Reply #43 on: July 05, 2003, 03:41:37 AM »
While Atomfilms is a cool site to be sure, what makes it a site for gamers?  Am I missing something?  (Feeling a D'Oh coming on).
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« Reply #44 on: July 05, 2003, 05:11:21 AM »
I was just about to sign off for the night, when I stumbled over some great sites.  We all have computers, and with computer come printers (or kinkos), and with printers a need for fonts.  

Fonts are great gaming tools for GMs and Players.  Spicing up a home made character sheet is a favorite pastime. GMs can use them to add interest in the game by making scrolls, props, notes, and so on, in cool game related fonts.  

http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Alley/1557/index.html
      (if it is not here... there is probably a link to it)
http://www.legolas.org/font/
      (has other gaming info on this site)
http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/4965/index.html
      (sci fi fonts mostly, but cool)
http://www.fontpool.com/categories/index.html
      (mostly mundane fonts)
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« Reply #45 on: July 05, 2003, 12:41:16 PM »
Nope. Atomfilms.com has absolutely no relation to gaming as far as I know. Just thought I'd add it because it's cool.
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« Reply #46 on: July 15, 2003, 06:30:31 AM »
Do just me and CP know of any intersesting game related web links? What do the rest of you do on the net?
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« Reply #47 on: July 15, 2003, 06:46:27 AM »
Maybe not exactly gaming, but closer then atomfilms. (Although it was interesting)

One of my many hobbies...chainmail

http://www.chainmailman.com/tutorial.html
http://www.angelfire.com/on3/chainman/construction/index.html

Will add to this just a little when I get on my laptop where all the links are stored. I have a piece that is 3x3ft give or take a little and is stalled like all my other hobbies probably till I leave Japan.

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« Reply #48 on: July 16, 2003, 07:23:22 AM »
Here cometh a trove of Manfred's wonderfule and noth so wonderfule linkses, leading to all places possible and impossible. Disclaim do I, that dis list is surely not complete, as my memory has more holes than 'Huacan cheese visited by Kalap'lan mouse. Comes yet wyth His Manic Majesty's personnaly lejendary commentary!

For this list I give less guarantee than software-vendors do (ie: none).


Personal Resources (done by individuals or groups)

http://mythmere.tripod.com Mythmere, a wonderfule resource for most things you may seek.

http://hiddenway.tripod.com/ Hiddenway, another great one. Be sure to see the city of Adelfarn.

http://www.agyris.net Agyris world and rich resources

http://www.mythosa.net/ yet another world...

http://www.maranci.net seems boring? Note the RuneQuest pages!

http://members.aol.com/MarkJYoung/ They say this guy is long in the business already... has quite a few good things at hand.(If you can find it.) One place is http://members.dandy.net/~mjyoung/writings.htm

http://www.angelfire.com/ma/rpg/index.html The World of Arumo. An interesting world-building idea. Pop-ups though.

http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Fortress/6394/gallery.html Maelstrom Campaign, another must-see

http://www.ddream.com Place to find traps en-masse.

http://www.io.com/~sjohn/ again, much to find and enjoy


Specialized and advisory resources

http://elfwood.lysator.liu.se Elfwood, an excellent place to find pictures and fan fiction.

http://www.burningvoid.com/ Valuable advices for DM's.

http://www.roleplayingtips.com The name says it all. Good, but be warned that it slowly turns commercial.

http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Realm/5037/netbook/table.html DM's Netbook ... bad links there or what?

http://www.gamegrene.com good advice, even Evil GM Tricks, hmmm...

http://www.criticalmiss.com RPGs seen the other way  

http://www.irony.com Irony Games. Love them.


Directories (sort of commercial resources)
http://www.rpgarchive.com
http://www.dndresources.com/
http://www.dndadventure.com/index.html
...and others.

http://www.fortunecity.com/victorian/byzantium/55/ The Blue Troll, one directory with character


Companies (downright commercial resources, or not quite so)

http://www.basementgames.com See Juravia. Not updated anymore. Freely accessible (requires login though) are many things. d**n, seems they deleted that over 200 brief yet usable rumours, that were there.


Communities

http://strolen.com Know this one? A nice one, worth visiting. A d**n good resource, too.  

http://www.realmsofevil.net Yeah, liked them for a long time... Things accessible from main page are seldom updated now, most of the activity goes on inside this corpse... which is not truly dead.

http://www.gamingoutpost.com Had lively forums, but now seems to grow dead. I was there for a short time before it turned commercial.
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« Reply #49 on: July 17, 2003, 03:11:25 AM »
http://www.urbanlegends.com

Urban Legends are a great inspirations for creating modern day scenarios in a variety of genres.  

What is an Urban Legend?
An urban legend:
1) appears mysteriously and spreads spontaneously in varying forms
2) contains elements of humor or horror (the horror often "punishes" someone who flouts society's conventions).
makes good storytelling.
3) does NOT have to be false, although most are. ULs often have a basis in fact, but it's their life after-the-fact (particularly in reference to the second and third points) that gives them particular interest."
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