Serendipity Inspiration Pad Online The 5 Most Ingenious Worlds Ever Invented by Science Fiction In no other genre is setting as important as it is in science fiction: No matter how intricate the book's plot, or how chisel-jawed that Hollywood manpile on the movie's poster might be, the universe is always going to be the real star. If you strip out the setting from an action film, you'll still have bankable hunks kicking ethnic people in the throat. If you strip out the setting from a literary drama, you'll still have quirky protagonists exchanging meaningful looks while sharing a tragedy together. *Gold star only available with purchase of Rx - Episode 2: The Reservoir. #5. Let's make sure we get the tone right from the start: Nobody's knocking any of these movies or books. Blade Runner was an amazing movie, and if anybody disagrees with that, it's probably because they first saw the original version with Harrison Ford's terrible, atmosphere-breaking forced monologue slapped on top. Just look at the sweet ass on that unicorn. Philip K. "You want me to wear what? #4. #3. Wait, what?
The Seven Laws of Comedy Writing GIMP - hexGIMP hexGIMP This script creates a set of layers and an image grid suitable for making TSR-style wilderness hex maps. The brushes included in the distribution were derived from hex art copyright Thorfinn Tait, used with permission (see his site at thorf.co.uk ). The interface is simple: tiles are placed by selecting a terrain or city brush and clicking inside hexes, and rivers, roads, and political borders are drawn by hand. An image grid makes tile placement easy, and multiple layers keep everything separated for ease of editing and to ensure correct appearance (for example, roads will automatically go under hex grid lines and over rivers). hexGIMP is compatible with wildgen , my online random wilderness hex map generator; maps generated with the "no grid" option may be copied and pasted onto the terrain layer and then edited. See the README file in the .zip for installation and usage instructions. An image created with hexGIMP hexGIMP 0.0.5 (now with optional numbered hexes).
The Domesday Book - Medieval Demographics Made Easy The Domesday Book Penned by Brandon Blackmoor, based on Medieval Demographics Made Easy by S. John Ross Here is subscribed the inquisition of lands as the barons of the king have made inquiry into them... <p>Forsooth, thy browser is truly antiquated! Thou canst not access this web site with a browser such as thine. Land Mass The population density of , due to factors such as climate, geography, and political environment, is persons per km2 . occupies km2 ( hexes, each km across and roughly km2 in area). Population 's population is approximately persons. residents are isolated or itinerant. residents live in villages. residents live in towns. residents live in cities. residents live in big cities. The average distance between villages is km. supports Universities. supports head of livestock: fowl (e.g. chickens, geese, ducks). dairy and meat animals (e.g. cows, goats, pigs, sheep). Large population centers of any scale are the result of traffic. Castles and Fortifications Towns and Cities
Etes-vous un CyberPunk ? Le cyberpunk, ultime hybride des années 90, est un fan de technologies et de rébellion. Faisiez-vous partie de cette espèce à l'époque et surtout, reste-t-il des survivants ... Les années 90 ont apporté beaucoup de choses et certaines plutôt amusantes. On était loin de l’apogée de la technologie, mais elle commençait à sérieusement s’immiscer dans le quotidien du tout-un-chacun. Comme actuellement, certaines personnes ont la manie de vouloir faire rentrer tout le monde dans un case précise. Le magazine de l’époque, Mondo 2000, a étudié cette surprenante espèce vers 1993 (à vue d’appareils et de technologies). [Gizmodo]
Main Page - Abulafia Random Generators Chaotic Shiny - RPG-Related Generators Ray Bradbury est mort, aucun pompier ne pourra rallumer sa flamme Ray Bradbury, le génial auteur des Chroniques martiennes et de Fahrenheit 451 est mort aujourd’hui à l’âge de 91 ans. Il y a 10 ans, dans une interview donnée au Figaro, il déclarait avoir peur de mourir. J’espère seulement qu’il n’a pas eu trop peur. Ray Bradbury n’était pas un dingue de technologie. Je vous invite à lire l’interview du Figaro qui date de 2002, mais qui vous en dira un peu plus sur la manière de penser du bonhomme.
Yafnag - Fantasy Name Generator This random name generator provides lists of fantasy names, useful in role-playing games, for World of Warcraft, or in any situation where many names of characters or places are needed. Some links: SOAP server: Yafnag can be used through a SOAP web service (SOAP server). See the WSDL description and a example of small python SOAP client. XML-RPC server: more easy than SOAP, Yafnag can also be used through a XML-RPC web service (XML-RPC server). A die roller online: "hamete virtual dice server" Other name generators: - Fantasy Name Generator Support : Counter: Number of names generated by Yafnag: 287467332
Encounter-a-Day » Adventures If I Knew You Were Coming I’d Have Baked a Cake! Posted in Adventures on January 7th, 2009 | 2 Comments » Tags: Magic, Military Villages and cities are being razed over night with no warning. The few survivors speak of an entire army appearing from nowhere, blind-siding the city’s defenders. The army in question could be traveling through the underdark, emerging from caves near their intended targets. Not Quite Deus Ex Machina Posted in Adventures on January 5th, 2009 | 2 Comments » Tags: The next time your PCs find themselves captured, whether being held for ransom or awaiting their doom in a James Bond-esque death trap, consider taking a quick break from the main campaign. Understanding the Threat… Posted in Adventures on August 18th, 2008 | 5 Comments » Tags: Rural, Slivers When some strange new creatures appear on the fringes of civilization, the kingdom is at a loss for what to do. Welcome to the Jungle Cleaning House Finders, Keepers The family that slays together…
Psychologists Discover How People Subconsciously Become Their Favorite Fictional Characters Psychologists have discovered that while reading a book or story, people are prone to subconsciously adopt their behavior, thoughts, beliefs and internal responses to that of fictional characters as if they were their own. Experts have dubbed this subconscious phenomenon ‘experience-taking,’ where people actually change their own behaviors and thoughts to match those of a fictional character that they can identify with. Researcher from the Ohio State University conducted a series of six different experiments on about 500 participants, reporting in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, found that in the right situations, ‘experience-taking,’ may lead to temporary real world changes in the lives of readers. They found that stories written in the first-person can temporarily transform the way readers view the world, themselves and other social groups. "Experience-taking is much more immersive -- you've replaced yourself with the other," Libby said in a statement.
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