Serendipity Dramatic situations The Thirty-six (plus one) Dramatic Situations Georges Polti says that all stories boil down to just 36 dramatic situations and takeoffs of those situations. Somebody else out there added #37. If you're stuck for a situation, try this. A situation appears below randomly (in bold print). If you'd like more information, or want to see the subplots for the situation, click on its link below. (Note: In several cases, specific gender in the original descriptions has been replaced with non-specific gender. Your situation: 36. Still stuck for plot ideas? Oblique Strategies | The 37 Dramatic Situations | Cosmic ThoughtsRandom Science Fiction Story Ideas | Curses | Paragraphs SF Characters | SF Items | SF Descriptors | SF Places | SF EventsSF Jobs/Occupations | Fantasy Jobs/Occupations | Contemporary Jobs/OccupationsRandom Emotions | Emotions List | Intensity of Feelings
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).
Feelings table Character Feelings You can describe your character's feelings in more exact terms than just "happy" or "sad." Check these lists for the exact nuance to describe your character's intensity of feelings. SF Characters | SF Items | SF Descriptors | SF Places | SF EventsSF Jobs/Occupations | Random Emotions | Emotions List | Intensity of Feelings Main Page - Abulafia Random Generators Archetype Tragedy is one of the Nine Muses Melpomene by Gustave Moreau What's a Muse? In Greek mythology, the muses were goddesses of artistic inspiration. Many writers speak of spending time with their muses while they're writing in a state of " flow ," or say that the muse has refused to visit when they have writer's block. Choose Your Muse We have several muses fluttering around to help you. Story Starters - One keeps a variety of story starters and idea generators on hand.
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
*Chaotic Shiny - RPG-Related Generators Seventh Sanctum Fantasy Name Generator By Samuel Stoddard - Version 1.5 One of the perks of creating fantasy stories -- whether by writing a story or game or by role-playing -- is you get to make up the names. Some people relish the task while others are frustrated by it. Some like it but can't seem to create names that are diverse enough. Fantasy Name Generator is a tool that can help you. In addition, this tool can be fairly amusing to use even if you don't have any name creating to do. You can use the fantasy name generator below. City Generator
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
Dyson's Random Morph Map Inspired by and using Dyson Logos' Geomorph Maps and coded by Rob Lang of The Free RPG Blog Dyson's Random Morph Map Press F5 for a new map or set tile width of to restrict the width. You can then screenshot or try printing straight from the browser. There are 30 morph types and used in the map. You can increase that if you like.
The Isomage's House Home Contact Cave maps Wilderness hex maps Traveller subsector maps Traveller world maps "Elite" name generator Markovian name generator Random person generator Agon island generator hexGIMP Random cave generator Selection stats Dungeons & Dragons Traveller Agon Chess SVG hex grids Dice tester Maps RPG math Mechanical musings Fractals Biomorphs Site updates? Oct. 12. Are your dice biased? Oct. 9. Added a hex grid generator that outputs SVG files suitable for use in Illustrator or Inkscape. Aug. 4. Made a theme for XBoard . June 9. Gathered some of my random thoughts about game mechanics . May 3. Wrote some notes on dice ranges ; created an online dice range calculator . Apr. 22. The latest version of hexGIMP has an option for numbered hexes. Apr. 18. Started a hexGIMP users' gallery . Feb. 10. Added a Markovian random name generator with a few dictionaries. Feb. 9. Added a Dungeons & Dragons section with a couple of scripts to simulate rolling on some tables from the AD&D Dungeon Master's Guide. Feb. 3. Nov. 20. Nov. 11.