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Re: Interesting Gaming Websites
« Reply #300 on: October 11, 2006, 11:25:49 AM »
wikipedia is our friend

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Role-playing_games

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A role-playing game (RPG) is a type of game in which players assume the roles of characters and collaboratively create narratives. Gameplay progresses according to a predetermined system of rules and guidelines, within which players may improvise freely. Player choices shape the direction and outcome of role-playing games.

Role-playing games are typically more collaborative and social than competitive. A typical role-playing game unites its participants into a single team that adventures as a group. A role-playing game rarely has winners or losers. This makes role-playing games fundamentally different from board games, card games, sports and most other types of games. Like novels or films, role-playing games appeal because they engage the imagination.

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Re: Interesting Gaming Websites
« Reply #301 on: October 11, 2006, 12:56:26 PM »
Hey, there's even a reference to us on one page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bag_of_holding

Too bad the link is broken... :(
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« Reply #302 on: October 11, 2006, 01:07:47 PM »
Update: It's a working link now, and even jumps to the correct comment.

Moon's used as a citation on the Organetto [1934] on a Wiki article. Organetto. Also we're cited on something I didn't even know was on the site, a massive collection of netbooks.
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« Reply #303 on: October 14, 2006, 01:28:51 PM »
Moon's used as a citation on the Organetto [1934] on a Wiki article. Organetto.


Holy Crap! These people are desperate for references. Someone read our information here and decided to put it in as a stub! WOW!  I added the original reference that I got my information from.
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Re: Interesting Gaming Websites
« Reply #304 on: October 22, 2006, 07:37:05 PM »
http://www.terraficta.net/

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terraficta is a set of Adobe Photoshop files designed to create digital maps of fictional locations for both print and screen. This site offers categorized files like templates, add-ons, patterns, and brushes as download. They are free for personal use.

Right up AG's alley I would wager. If only I had more time, I love making maps!

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Re: Interesting Gaming Websites
« Reply #305 on: October 29, 2006, 06:19:39 PM »
http://www.uta.fi/~trmika/gameindex.html

Home of Powergame, a short, free indie game.  The focus is on supers games, but can be used for pretty much anything, and gives examples of how to do so.  Stresses fast and entertaining/dramatic gameplay over realism, which is fine with me.  In addition to English, it's also available in Hebrew, French, and Brazilian Portuguese (I'm not sure why either).  Has a couple of other things lying about that might be interesting.

http://www.darkshire.net/~jhkim/rpg/freerpgs/

Mostly I'm interested in the list of Free indie RPGs, which thus far seems to be insanely organized and is sortable by keyword.  I haven't looked at everything on this site yet, but it looks like there's also a *ton* of other stuff that could be useful- an encyclopedia of published RP books, and notes of all sorts.
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Re: Interesting Gaming Websites
« Reply #306 on: November 02, 2006, 07:01:31 PM »
http://www.constitution.org/mac/prince00.htm

The complete text of Machiavelli's The Prince, translated into English.  Good to read as background for the construction of governments within a gameworld, particularly if it's a Renaissance setting, or you have a selection of small, fractured kingdoms.
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« Reply #307 on: November 02, 2006, 07:37:38 PM »
I got the paperback and have been debating about a series of submissions using each of his lessons as a background. It is good stuff!

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Re: Interesting Gaming Websites
« Reply #308 on: November 02, 2006, 10:36:46 PM »
http://www.constitution.org/liberlib.htm

Same site hosting The Prince, has a ton of resources about government in general, including Machiavelli's Discourses on Livy.
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Re: Interesting Gaming Websites
« Reply #309 on: September 15, 2007, 08:12:17 PM »
Technically this one could be considered a 'gaming' link, but fie! It's interesting anyways!

http://forum.cartographersguild.com/

(Post moved around once I realized it belonged here.)
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Re: Interesting Gaming Websites
« Reply #310 on: September 16, 2007, 08:58:06 AM »
Awesome linke!

Found this site through it which gives lots of cool photoshop tips with great youtube demos.

http://www.zombienirvana.com/

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« Reply #311 on: September 16, 2007, 01:59:39 PM »
I thought so too. Actually, they've got some great Photoshop links and tips and whatnot, and not only for Photoshop. The GIMP, some vector-based programs, links everywhere (though most of it will focus on cartography stuff, like photoshopping your maps to look stained and weathered, etc.). In fact, they've also got some great links about medieval demographics and city construction in general. It'd be worth your while to check them out further, if for no other reason than to gain a better sense of 'realism' in how your campaigns/worlds/cities/towns/etc. are set up.


Got this one from Pariah: http://www.thecbg.org/news.php

Unfortunately, I'm not sure if it's somewhere farther down the listing in this thread, as I haven't had the time to read through it all. Still deserves a shout-out though.
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« Reply #312 on: November 02, 2007, 10:35:11 PM »
http://www.unknown-armies.com/

kinda weird and kinda cool. :what:
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« Reply #313 on: December 11, 2007, 11:46:49 PM »
http://members.lycos.co.uk/officialrpguide/

One of the best guides I've ever found for play by post roleplaying. This was almost as good as holy writ for me a few years back.

Unfortunately, the Land of Mystics site itself is inactive, and has been for a while apparently. My last visit was something like 3 years ago, so I can't really say for sure...Great roleplaying while it lasted though.
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Re: Interesting Gaming Websites
« Reply #314 on: January 21, 2008, 05:15:42 PM »
http://www.treasuretables.org/

Treasure Tables (or just TT for short) brings together a community of intelligent, passionate GMs who are interested in improving their craft and discussing a wide range of game mastering topics.

 - Over 800 system-neutral GMing posts in the archives, from full-length articles to quick blurbs. Need advice? You’ll find it here.

 - Thousands of reader comments on those posts from fellow GMs, offering tips, ideas and different perspectives.

 - Forums for GMing Q&A and game mastering discussion, with more than 650 members. Open to GMs of all skill levels.

 - Free game mastering PDFs packed with advice, as well as free adventures written by fellow GMs.

 - The RPG Glossary, which defines over 250 gaming terms.

 - …and more, including ways to find players, links to useful GMing sites and a GMing wiki full of community resources.
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« Reply #315 on: January 22, 2008, 12:23:46 AM »
http://www.tvtropes.org/

Good for grabbing ideas to use on your players. Such is the nature of tropes.
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« Reply #316 on: February 06, 2008, 12:47:35 AM »
Humor stuff to look at

http://www.timsheppard.co.uk/story/dir/humorous.html

This page is a summary link farm of other humerous entries. If you want to improve your comedic talents (as a GM or otherwise) go here.
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« Reply #317 on: February 22, 2008, 10:10:50 AM »
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The Spring Issue of Fantaseum, the Journal of the Creative Community Alliance has it all! A quality e-zine compiled by three RPG & fantasy sites - The Campaign Builders' Guild, The Cartographers' Guild, and PlotStorming - the journal features two RPG pieces to enrich your game (one mini-setting and a festival), one mapping tutorial, three pieces of fiction, four maps, and one unique monster. Everything a GM, gamer, or anyone who loves fantasy, should enjoy.  Follow the link to download:

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« Reply #318 on: February 24, 2008, 01:53:01 PM »
http://www.writeups.org/index.html

This site contain the character writeups archives of the dcheroes mailing list - covering characters from comic books, movies, novels, TV serials, etc. All the current writeups use the DC Heroes system - which is also known as Blood of Heroes and MEGS (Mayfair's Exponential Game System).
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« Reply #319 on: February 28, 2008, 07:08:53 PM »
Sort of a gaming website: move it if it fits somewhere else better.

http://pmog.com/

This unconventional massively multiplayer online game merges your web life with an alternate, hidden reality. The mundane takes on a layer of fantastic achievement. Player behavior generates characters and alliances, triggers interactions in the environment and earns the player points to spend online beefing up their inventory. Suddenly the Internet is not a series of untouchable exhibits, but rather a hackable, rewarding environment!

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Basically you browse the web and you can plant good and bad things on webpages using points you collect. When somebody else stumbles upon that same webpage where you set something they trigger whatever you left. Once you get enough points you can create quests and such too.

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« Reply #320 on: February 29, 2008, 12:10:08 AM »
Mmm, I don't know, that sounds like it could lead to all kinds of... not good.
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« Reply #321 on: February 29, 2008, 06:07:50 PM »
It sounds kinda fascinating... and yes, creepy. Could make an interesting business model.
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« Reply #322 on: February 29, 2008, 07:58:20 PM »
It immediately reminded me of my curses plugin that I wanted to do on the site. The one where you could use points to curse other people: turn all the text red, make it read backwards, make links random, all that jazz I brought up before.

This makes me thing much bigger. We could do a similiar thing on the site with quests and someone could write a riddle to find a certain post and when you do something pops up and you get a reward of some sort. Somebody could make a list of subs to visit and vote on and if they do then they will earn an award. Could even run the regular quest like that. I only did surface thoughts with it, but I really like the concept. Need to get a working site first though. ;)

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« Reply #323 on: May 02, 2008, 10:49:33 PM »
How to Host a Dungeon:

http://planet-thirteen.com/Dungeon.aspx

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« Reply #324 on: May 10, 2008, 06:14:05 PM »
Another a little off balanced towards a gaming site but not sure what other thread to pop it in.

I actually found it through an ad at dictionary.com which is interesting in itself.

http://www.travian.us/

Travian is a browser game with a world full of thousands of users who all begin as the leaders of small villages.

It is something that you visit daily for a short amount of time from what I gather. Stuff takes a little while to build and such but it seems easy and interesting.

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