Tabletop Games - Alchemy Ingredients - Character Sheet OSRIC™ - Follower Sheet OSRIC™ - Character Sheet T&T™ 5e - Character Sheet T&T™ 7e - Dragons, the Bits & Pieces 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).
How to Use Mental Illness in Your Writing Sunday, April 8, 2012 Mental illness is always a tricky topic to discuss, especially in the politically correct society of the present. I can tell you though, I work in a psychiatric hospital, and the patients there are often more than happy to discuss their illnesses, whether you would like them to or not. This is how I came to meet Jim Bob, the recovering-alcoholic duckling who likes nothing more than to chill out with his issue of Cosmo. Fuck Yeah, Worldbuilding! Education is present in every culture in one way or another, but not all settings have formal schools or places for learning. When creating a new world, you’ll want to think about how your character receive their education. Your characters come from different places, but you seem like you want them to meet up at a single school. Schools that bring people who live in different regions are often boarding schools, universities, or specialty schools. Home School:If your setting is in an area that does not have a lot of children, your characters will probably be home schooled.
100 Resources for Writers Update (9/2014): This list should probably be retitled “Almost 100 Resources for Writers.” Some dead links have been removed since this was originally published in 2013. Before you get started, a few notes on the links. First of all, I don’t necessarily use or outright endorse all of these resources myself. Thing is, in compiling this list I started thinking, “Who am I to judge what is helpful for other writers?” My goal is to provide you with a starting point for online exploration, not tell you what to do.
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. Stephen King On How To Write Mark Mainz / Getty Images Stephen King. Renowned author Stephen King writes stories that captivate millions of people around the world and earn him an estimated $17 million a year. In his memoir, "On Writing," King shares valuable insights into how to be a better writer. And he doesn't sugarcoat it. He writes, "I can't lie and say there are no bad writers.
Sci Fi Circuit: The Magic of World Building What does it take to make a sci-fi world real? As a science fiction fan, I love to be transported into new and fantastical worlds. As a sci-fi screenwriter, I’m fascinated by understanding what it takes to make that happen, and happen well? It’s not just a pretty gadget Part of the appeal as fans, I think, is that just like in James Bond movies, we sci-fi geeks love to see new and clever ideas and how they work. It seems to be something of a thing, to have at least one super cool new piece of technology per sci-fi film, like the hand-embedded phones in the re-release of Total Recall (2012).
Viruses Harnessed to Create Energy A postage stamp-sized electrode coated with specially engineered viruses converts a finger tap into electricity. Engineered viruses are being used to convert the tap of a finger into electricity. The advance could lead to paper-thin generators. Researchers are putting viruses to work in the lab, using them to build tiny devices that gather energy from mechanical forces, like the press of a finger, to run a small liquid-crystal display "More research is needed, but our work is a promising first step toward the development of personal power generators, actuators for use in nano-devices, and other devices based on viral electronics," study researcher Seung-Wuk Lee, at the University of California — Berkeley, said in a statement.
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. How To Create An Intriguing Inciting Incident Every single element between the first page and the very last page of a screenplay is arguably the most important, salable thing about it. In this article, the beginning of the plot takes the number one spot. However, the plot really can’t begin being awesome until it is set in motion. That’s where the inciting event comes in. A good plot is everything that transpires in the screenplay and, if it’s captivating, will have an equally captivating inciting event. But good inciting events don’t come easy.
Five Foundations of World-building - Malinda Lo As a writer of fantasy and science fiction, I’m often asked for my tips on world-building. Earlier in 2012, I taught a workshop on it at my local library, and all year I’ve been meaning to put those notes online. Finally I have time to do it! So, here are my thoughts on world-building, with examples for you to investigate on your own. In the Beginning …
Random Inn/Tavern Generator Current Settings (Because this is a set of separate images, to save the floorplans you should: press your "print screen" key (or your computer's equivalent) and then open your favorite image editor and paste the screenshot into a new image. Then crop the rest of the screen. 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!