d20 Dungeons and Dragons - 3rd Edition - Articles - Homegrown Worlds The first and biggest mistake when making a homegrown world, is that generally, a homegrown world will start with the worldmaker creating a detailed and intricate map. This will not work unless you happen to be a professor in maybe five or six fields of study, since by the time you are finished the world, you WILL need to change the map. This is because you need to factor in many other major factors, such as politics, trade, as well as handling the matter of population and race ratios.
The Domesday Book Penned by Brandon Blackmoor, based on Medieval Demographics Made Easy by S. John Ross The Domesday Book - Medieval Demographics Made Easy
The Welsh Piper » Medieval Demographics Online Home > Worldbuilding > Medieval Demographics Online Medieval Demographics Online An automated tool for creating fantasy populations (with offline version, too) This tool lets you generate figures for populating low-fantasy kingdoms and settlements. Instructions are included in Low-fantasy Populations article, also included in the offline download below. Use the drop-down menus and input fields in the form below to generate realistic population numbers for any low fantasy setting.
City Generator By CrystalBallSoft Explanation The RPG City Generator takes a number of inputs and returns detailed, randomly generated, information about a city. City Generator
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Town Generator for D&D - Myth-Weavers http://www.myth-weavers.com/generate_town.php?do=town&size=-1&seed=198716 Centre Id: 0 Type: nonstandard Assassins Guild Alignment: chaotic evil Centre Id: 1 Type: magical theocracy Alignment: lawful good Centre Id: 2 Type: conventional Mayor Alignment: lawful good Class: warrior Level: 1, Number: 690 Level: 3, Number: 4 Level: 6, Number: 2 Level: 12, Number: 1 Class: cleric Level: 3, Number: 4
Town Generator - provided by the Red Dragon Inn
Jump down to the Generator This fantasy name generator will generate truely random fantasy names, there are millions of different combinations of names you can generate. This generator is great for generating fantasy character names for use in a book you're writing. Fantasy Name Generator
Results: Dark TownPort and Lake InnOldcleaverTwelve Ninth EarsSeven HoldGuardian of the DespairsElemental WellLonelyhailFish and ValleyEyes of the Fortresses Instructions: Select a template from the drop down list, select the number of times you want to run the generator, and hit “Go” to create a random list of ideas, people and place names. Random Name Generator
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It doesn't matter whether or not you believe in ghosts, there are some places in which none of us would want to spend a night. These places have well earned their reputations as being so creepy, tragic or mysterious (or all three) that they definitely qualify as "haunted." Places like... Aokigahara is a woodland at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan that makes The Blair Witch Project forest look like Winnie the Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood. It probably has something to do with all the dead bodies scattered around. The 6 Creepiest Places on Earth
The 7 Creepiest Places on Earth (Part 3) Even the best Hollywood set dressers in the biggest budget horror movie can't outdo real life. As part of our continuing effort to find real-world locations that you wouldn't want to spend a night in regardless of the number of shotguns and Bibles you were allowed to bring, here are some of the creepiest places on Earth. In case you missed them, here are Part 1 and Part 2. #7. The Abandoned Takakonuma Greenland Park, Japan Takakonuma Greenland Park in Japan today stands abandoned not only by people, but also by joy, hope and the foolish belief that life ends in anything but lightless hollow death.
The 6 Creepiest Places on Earth (Part 2) In Cracked's continuous effort to make your local haunted house look like a boring pile of dog turds, we once again present the creepiest real places on Earth. Whether it's due to their bizarre histories, suspicious coincidences or good ol' human insanity, these are the locations even the die-hardest of atheists wouldn't venture into without a crucifix and a Super Soaker full of Pope-blessed water. Located smack in the middle of a swamp in the heart of Aztec country is the popular tourist destination La Isla de las Munecas, or Island of the Dolls, a name missing at least two adjectives and the word "fucking." To get there, visitors have to hire a guide to take them by boat through the canals of Xochimilco, then to the island itself, all the while making the guide promise on a stack of Bibles that he's not going to abandon them once they reach their destination. "Seriously, Pablo? We will haunt your ass."
It's no secret: We love abandoned places. Maybe it's the tragic appeal of a world absent of society, or maybe it's the aesthetics of the vines reclaiming man's constructions, or maybe it's just because "squatter's rights" say that if you can stay put in one for two years it legally belongs to you -- that's like expert level, high-stakes hide and seek! But while some abandoned places are terrifying, and some are simply sad, some others are just begging to be filled with ninjas and to have a laser mounted on top of them. 6 Abandoned Places That Will Make Awesome Supervillain Lairs
Ah, the holidays: A time to give thanks, spend time with family, eat good food, light your neighbors on fire, rub engine oil in grandma's eyes, get drunk, fight a bull and dress up in a white tuxedo to ward off the furious ghosts of fish. What, that doesn't sound like your holidays? Well, friend, it sounds like you've been celebrating the wrong ones. Let's get that calendar of yours set straight. #7. 7 Insane Festivals You Won't Believe Are Legal
undefined copyright 1997 by Historical Novelists Center Less and less does the old aristocratic structure of Europe exist, and to Americans it is especially foreign. "Peerage Titles"
These notes describe the French peerage (pairie) from its origins to the 19th century. The best source for the peerage from the 16th c. to 1790 is Christophe Levantal: Les ducs et pairs et duchés-pairies laïques à l'époque moderne, Paris 1996. For illustrations of the arms of French peers see Arnauds Bunel's page on duchies and peerages. Modern-day descendants can be tracked (with appropriate caution) using Daniel de Rauglaudre's databases. French Peerage
Nobility and Titles in France See also several articles on this topic on Caltrap's Corner. Contents History of Nobility