[Random Thursday] Party Time! « Dyson's Dodecahedron If there is anything that feels like a classic fantasy story, it is arriving in a town or city just in the midst or verge of a major festival. So what’s the party all about? Table 1 – Random Festivals (d12) Celebrating the anniversary of the end of a war.Religious celebration (table 2).Agricultural fair – showing off animals and foodstuffs.The Great Fast – a day or week when all the inhabitants fast and are quiet and reserved.Celebration of the beginning of the local calendar year.Celebration of the anniversary of a great heroic deed.Spontaneous celebration of an important marriage.Trade festival.Party to ward off bad luck and renew the good.Remembrance of a great tragedy.A major funeral.Contests of prowess – military, skill or magical.
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. Gary Gygax’s Whitebox OD&D House Rules At the beginning of our World Oranj Whitebox OD&D game I started picking through various common house rulings in order to put together my own initial set of house rules. My personal list is based on rules I use in Classic D&D games (currently, Labyrinth Lord) and also on rules I've read about but never tried (see the excellent house rule lists by Philotomy and Delta). During this exercise I paid special attention to Gary Gygax’s house rules, which I attempt to compile here.
My Best of series You can find all of my “Best” lists in broad categories here. The link to that page can also be found at the top right of my blog: My Best Of Series I also have them all on another page where they are listed in the chronological order in which I originally posted them. You can find that link at the top of my blog by first clicking on About and then scrolling down to Websites of the Year. Two thousand “Best” lists are a lot of best lists! [Random Thursday] Lost Cities of the Fallen Empire « Dyson's Dodecahedron B4 - The Lost City Lost Cities, Fallen Empires, entire civilizations no longer in decline – but leaving us with nothing but the ruins of their former homes to explore. These are classic themes and settings for pulp adventures and well suited to any role playing game. One of the original D&D modules explores this very theme (B4 – the Lost City). In my campaign setting, there are many “lost cities”.
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). TSR & WotC Font FAQ TSR & WotC Font Usage FAQ This is a FAQ in that the question "What font did/do they use?" is frequently asked; it is (obviously) not a standard FAQ question & answer session.
William Annin Middle School Who are you, what is your role and what class(es) do you teach Steven Isaccs, Teacher of 8th grade Video Game Design and Development. What versions of GameMaker do you use? Currently, GameMaker Studio. I've been teaching with GameMaker since version 4 :) [Random Thursday] Strange Stones « Dyson's Dodecahedron Menhir illustration by Philip Reeve Standing stones are an immediate fantasy hook because of most of our obsession over the megaliths such as Stonehenge. Doubly so for those of us who live in parts of the world where such things are not found (like us North Americans). Like this: Like Loading...
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. 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. Some word processors will also allow you to paste the screenshot and even crop it.
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