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Postby satbunny » 12:36pm on 21 Nov 16

Some lovely resources from the old Tavern:

Loads of people supplied these, so I am not going to name anyone, you know who were and if you want to cross check then look here:

http://www.gamingtavern.eu/phpBB3testTH ... a17f60d3f6

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http://www.seventhsanctum.com/

http://www.chaoticshiny.com/

http://www.rpglibrary.org/

Nice new review journal, very much in the Different Worlds vein.

http://rpgreview.net/

The One Sentence NPC Generator:

https://roleplayingtips.com/one-sentence-npc-generator/

Loads of free character flats for multiple genres:

http://www.seven-wonders.co.uk/paperfriendsindex.html

https://www.flickr.com/photos/combompho ... 645847966/

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Okay, the following are all sources of pictures I [eg. he] have found over the years. Apologies if this post is disjointed, I have cut n pasted all over the place in it.

HISTORICAL ART
http://www.artoftheprint.com/
This site has, "original etchings, lithographs, paintings, watercolors, drawings and other mediums of original graphic art dating from the Renaissance period to contemporary times. We guarantee the authenticity of every work of art 100%. Full documentation and certification is provided. We also provide an artist biography index and a publisher history index for the benefit of our viewers.

Our collection features works by artists from many countries such as the 16th century German Renaissance woodcut artists, Hans Burgkmair and Hans Leonard Schaufelein, Hans Schaufelein, the 17th century French artists, Antoine Masson and Francois Bignon, the British Artist, author and lithographic printer, Thomas Robert Way, the nineteenth century Norwegian painter, Anders Monsen Askevold, Anders Askevold, the British artists, Francesco Bartolozzi, George Percy Jacomb Hood, Sir Francis Seymour Haden, Luigi Schiavonetti and Donald Wilkinson, the French artists, Pierre Bonnard, Pierre Gusman, Othon Friesz and Gustave Adolphe Simonau, or the American artists such as Martin Lewis, Elmer William Brown, Elmer Brown, Jon Corbino, Robert Cumming, Erika Kahn, Louise Nevelson, Arthur Litt, James Craig Nicoll, Margaret Sargent, Margarett Sargent, Raphael Soyer and Federico Castellon, the Mexican artists, Jose Guadalupe Posada, and Francisco Dosamantes, and Jose Ignacio Aguirre, the Japanese artists, Hokusai, Kuniyoshi, Toshi Yoshida, and Yoshitoshi, the Austrian artist, Hans Gerstmayr, the German artists, Hilde Goldschmidt, Peter Ackermann and Hanns Anker, the Israeli artists, Abel Pann, David Sharir, Mireille Kramer and Yigal Zemer, the Satirical artists, James Gillray, George Cruikshank, William Hogarth Thomas Rowlandson and many others. These are only a few of the artists featured on this site".
The images are picture postcard small, so not good for a large handout, but I reckon could be useful to put into a 'fake tome'.


ONLINE COLLECTIONS OF BUDDING ARTISTS
The site http://www.epilogue.net/ which claims "Epilogue is a juried art gallery and artist community that features only the best art. Our mission is to help Artists become more successful, assist Art Directors in finding new talent, and introduce Art Lovers to amazing new art." There are some NSFW stuff on there I presume as the pieces have a 'Mature theme' cover blanking the image out.

Another conglomerate of artists. Just click on one of the mini pics to go to their work
http://www.shannonassociates.com/



PUBLISHED ARTISTS
Work from a guy who is one of the FFG artists, some of his artwork is here: http://www.henningludvigsen.com/home/

Another artist and old skool favourite of mine, Rodney Matthews. Heck I used to have a couple of his Elric posters work on my bedroom wall as a kid..ahhh riffing through the Athena posters in WH Smiths! http://www.rodneymatthews.com/main.htm


Video games concept art libraries. I have used these for my Savage Resident Evil games : http://www.creativeuncut.com/game-art-galleries.html#r

RL PHOTOGRAPHS

1) Some 28 Days Later Forum action, basically folks going into abandoned hospitals and asylums and taking piccies! http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/for ... e6260a3b66

2) Which leads to the classic Abandoned Places. More nutters breaking into disused factories, buildings and bunkers to take piccies for us. I first discovered this site due to it being mentioned on here. A must for any Hot War fan http://www.abandoned-places.com/


BLOG OF FUTURISTIC ART
A blog up next with some awesome modern/near future to future art, kickin’ ass folks in kickin’ ass buildings
http://horheart.blogspot.co.uk/

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CC Licenced Maps

http://www.paratime.ca/rpg-games.html

Some useful articles:

Swords: http://www.thearma.org/SwordForms.html#.VCPGiivHvmY

Equine data: http://historicalnovelists.tripod.com/equineda.htm

Sea level rise maps: http://flood.firetree.net/

Map of the limes in Germany: http://www.emersonkent.com/map_archive/ ... ermany.htm

Egyptian diet: http://www.aeraweb.org/lost-city-projec ... d-workers/

Various Viking resources: http://www.northvegr.org/ http://www.oe.eclipse.co.uk/nom/sagas.htm http://sagadb.org/

The Exeter Riddles: http://www.technozen.com/exeter/

Medieval soldiers: http://www.icmacentre.ac.uk/soldier/database/

The Clothes Book of Matthaus Schwarz: http://resobscura.blogspot.co.uk/2011/0 ... thing.html http://www.mediafire.com/download/cbo3k ... -+1560.PDF (be warned - it's slow loading)

The Voynich Manuscript: https://openlibrary.org/books/OL2465737 ... Manuscript

1849 London Panorama: http://sydneypadua.com/2dgoggles/wp-con ... norama.jpg

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A place to point new people:

http://learntabletoprpgs.com/

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The truly wonderful Wizards Map a Week Archives, truly good for all fantasy:

http://v.gd/mapaweekarchive

All things maps, systems, planets and random generators: https://donjon.bin.sh/

Can I point you to the UK Role Players Pinterest account for maps and photos I've come across?

http://pinterest.com/ukroleplayers

http://pixel2print.co.uk/
- very good poster print company. I recommend the A1 Poster 440gsm PVC. Looks fairly hardwaring, spillage resistant (maybe) and good quality print.

Lovely soundboard, ambient soundtrack, etc.

http://tabletopaudio.com/

Exportable to anyone with link, which means shared soundtracks for online games, with an effective opt in or out by each participant.

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Add away..
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Re: RPG Resources

Postby satbunny » 5:46pm on 15 Dec 16

I found a website that offers a map to globe effect. So I took a picture of my homebrew world and used it. The site is http://maptoglobe.bitbucket.org/
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Re: RPG Resources

Postby hkokko » 6:19pm on 26 Feb 17

Mythras (and RQ6) GM Material (with Gloranthan slant) on https://notesfrompavis.wordpress.com

Mythras (and RQ6) Encounter Generator Tool intro https://notesfrompavis.wordpress.com/20 ... -busy-gms/

Mythras (and RQ6) Charts and Tables https://notesfrompavis.wordpress.com/20 ... nd-tables/
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Re: RPG Resources

Postby hkokko » 8:53pm on 11 Mar 17

Pregenerated Characters for One Off RQ/Mythras Scenarios - Standard Barbarians

There are situations where you need quickly either many or a single pre generated character. You might be running a one off and do not want to spend any time for creating the characters. There might have been a very nice total party kill early in the game night and players want to still continue. There might have been even an unlucky character death in the middle of the evening. In all these cases you just want to get back to the railroad.

Encounter Generator solves this neatly for Mythras and old RQ6. Here is a first quickie fix for the problem. Here is a pregenerated characters party that can be used both in Sartar or Prax or even non Gloranthan environment. Characters are at novice level. Generation follows majority of the steps included in the chargen - cultures, careers, appropriate weapons for three different professions that seem to be universal.

- Sartar Warrior Hill Clan Levy
- Sartar Warrior Loyal Housecarl
- Sartar Hunter Alynx Brother

Here are all of them in a pack

- Sartar Pregenerated Character Party

All of these could be easily used also in non Gloranthan settings by changing the language names and shield names. In case of combat styles - just change the names. If you want to allow only one combat trait for a character - select one of those.

Later on I will publish more pregens for other professions and civilizations.

Here is a link to the Charts that the GM might need and the way Encounter Generator can be used to support game night. If you need a tavern to let the group meet - here are several. Markets are just nearby.

https://notesfrompavis.wordpress.com/20 ... arbarians/
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Postby hkokko » 8:12pm on 13 Mar 17

Pregenerated Characters for Mythras/Rq6 - Barbarians, City Priests and Thieves

Once in a while you need to be able to get the game started quickly and character generation while cool in itself can take a while, even a sizeable portion of the game session. So here the Encounter Generator comes to rescue

Here is a set of ready made characters roughly following the character generation process of Mythras (fits for RQ6 as well). It will create all of the skills for the professions and civilization types chosen, typical armor, all the combat style traits. It even contains the social class, background events, connections, information about parents, siblings and extended family and the family reputation. For Glorantha it also contains some bits of family history.
You will also find a few more pregenerated characters - most of them adhering to above
- Pavis Merchant Pregen
- Pavis Thief Pregen
- Sartar Priest Pregen

In the previous post I had already available
- Sartar Hunter Alynx Brother Pregen
- Sartar Warrior Hill Clan Levy Pregen
- Sartar Warrior Loyal Housecarl Pregen

These can be generated in groups
- Sartar Pregenerated Character Party
- Sartarians at Pavis Pregenerated Party

The following new feature tables were added

- Connections
- Parents
- Siblings
- Extended Family
- Social Class - Barbarian
- Social Class - Civilized
- Reputation
- Background events


So now there is no excuse in getting the group around the table quickly into action in the game of Mythras.

https://notesfrompavis.wordpress.com/20 ... d-thieves/
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Postby hkokko » 8:19pm on 13 Mar 17

Link Your Gloranthan Character with Gloranthan History

One of the easiest ways to get your players tied to the Gloranthan background is to have them read one of the fabulous "What My Father Told Me" about their Gloranthan culture and one of the "What Everyone Knows About XXX" - for example this for Afadjann in Fonrit. Some of them are linked here. One could also ask the players to read Cults of Prax or even parts of Guide to Glorantha but that might be asking a lot of them.

Here is a new way of integrating character to Gloranthan history and environment. It uses the information in Gloranthan Timelines where the historical events of Glorantha are tied to generations of family.

Here is an example of the links produced.

Our History in Dragon Pass - My GreatGrandPa: In 1538 at Dragon Pass my GreatGrandFather was part of Palashee Longaxe Rebellion and overthrow of Lunars

Our History in DragonPass - GrandPa: In 1569 at Dragon Pass my GrandFather was in the camp Jarosar, king of Sartar killed by Lunar spirits

Our History in Dragon Pass - My Parents: In 1605 at Holy Country my Father was fighting as a mercenary when Building Wall Battle thwarts invasion of the Lunar Empire into the Holy Country.

Our History in Dragon Pass - My Time: In 1613 at Dragon Pass member of my family (me or my sibling or my cousin) fought for freedom in Starbrow's Rebellion- Outraged by Lunar presence and urged by social unrest - Sartarites rebelled in force and temporarily expelled the Lunar Army. Lunars regrouped and defeated the rebels

It contains all of the historical dates published in Guide to Glorantha, Wyrms Footnotes and couple of other publications. It ties them down to what the family member of that generation was doing on that event. This very first version only have the paternal ancestors, next one will contain also maternal ancestors and more variation. Currently it only tackles Dragon Pass and the immediate surroundings but eventually will return to my current favorite area Fonrit.

Background generation generates also parent, sibling and extended family information in addition to connections and family reputation all generated according to Mythras/Rq6. In addition it also generates generic background events.

You can generate all of this by using an Encounter Generator party called
- Background for a Character

You will also find that the Pregenerated Characters for your games contain this information either for all or some generations.

https://notesfrompavis.wordpress.com/20 ... n-history/
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Postby hkokko » 8:01am on 08 Apr 17

Pregenerated Characters for Mythic Rome (Mythras)

I had a request to create pregenerated characters for Mythic Rome for Mythras.

There are situations where you need quickly either many or a single pre generated character. You might be running a one off and do not want to spend any time for creating the characters. There might have been a very nice total party kill early in the game night and players want to still continue. There might have been even an unlucky character death in the middle of the evening. In all these cases you just want to get back to the railroad.

Encounter Generator solves this neatly for Mythras and old RQ6. Here is a first quickie fix for the problem. Here is a pregenerated characters party that can be used both in Late Republic Roman environment. Characters are at novice level. Generation follows majority of the steps included in the chargen - cultures, careers, appropriate weapons for several professions that seem to be universal in Roman times. These are now for Roman native citizens. Late Republic it is rarer for citizens to have military combat styles if you do not have military background.

These follow the same principles than in the previous pregeneration articles that were more fantasy world based - Glorantha or otherwise (Standard Barbarians, Nomad Herders and Warriors, Barbarians, City Thieves and Priests, Esrolia, Balazar, Hsunchern - Civilization vs Primitives, Larger Variety of Pregenerated Characters for Esrolia and Sartar) that were usable for example in Pavis and Sartar.

Here are the pregen characters for characters at the start of their career

- Roman Charioteer
- Roman Dilettante
- Roman Gladiator - Gaul
- Roman Legionary
- Roman Merchant
- Roman Street Thug
..and the whole group of them

- Roman Pregenerated Character Party

https://notesfrompavis.wordpress.com/20 ... e-mythras/
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Re: RPG Resources

Postby satbunny » 6:58pm on 12 Apr 17

A very nice 13th Age monster encounter generator:
http://manticore.brehaut.net
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Postby Vile » 1:55pm on 05 May 17

I used to have a very popular download at BRP Central, variously known as the D100II SRD or the RetroQuest II SRD. Basically it was the MRQ1 SRDs bashed into RQ2 form under the OGL. It's not there now, because the new Chaosium asked politely that I remove it as it "was very close ro RQ2" (well, yeah, that was the point). https://basicroleplaying.org/topic/6255 ... 100ii-srd/

Although it is of course perfectly legal, in spite of dark rumours the new Chaosium keeps spreading about the legitimacy of Mongoose's SRDs, in the end I decided to take it down. I simply don't care enough about RQ since the takeover to bother with it any more.

But this is a thread about resources. So, if you're looking for RQ2 in and OGL format, you can still find it around if you google "d100ii srd". :wink:
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Re: RPG Resources

Postby satbunny » 8:10pm on 22 Jun 17

Excellent free online Savage Worlds character generator

https://jdgwf.github.io/savage-worlds-w ... er-welcome
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Re: RPG Resources

Postby satbunny » 8:29pm on 22 Jun 17

Vile wrote:I used to have a very popular download at BRP Central, variously known as the D100II SRD or the RetroQuest II SRD.


https://www.scribd.com/document/1695642 ... -1-3-Arial
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