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Storybook - A Game Master's Notebook

Storybook - A Game Master's Notebook

Adventure Hook Random Generator Ever find yourself stuck for an adventure idea right up to the time your players arrive for the game? Our Adventure Hook Random Generator gives you Dungeon Masters a starting point from which you can develop a new adventure. This handy program uses a number of preset variables to develop an adventure hook or starting idea for you. Below are three different categories that, depending on the style of your game, provide starting points from which you can develop a D&D game session. You may need to adjust the wording of the result slightly to use it as a springboard to open your adventure. For instance, you might want to add place names indigenous to your campaign world, replace the generic titles with specifics, or introduce names of NPCs the player characters either have already met or know of by reputation. Remember -- this is a random generation program.

Character Traits Meme by ~pichu4850 on deviantART City Generator Magic Item Shop Random Inventory Generator Instructions: Simply enter a number for how many items of each type the magic shop should have. If a shop shouldn't have any of those items, leave the field blank or enter a 0. Then press submit and the page will reload with a Magic Item Shop inventory listed below that fits your criteria. Or as a shortcut select a value for "Pre-fill as shop size" then submit, or customize the settings then submit. This generator uses the probabilities in the SRD as faithfully as possible with one exception noted below. The exception is that scrolls of any power level (minor, medium, and major) have the same random chances to have between 1-6 spells, weighted toward fewer spells. Remember that except for very high magic settings, characters shouldn't be able to walk into a "MagicMart" with many items to choose between so use this tool wisely. Pre-fill based on shop size:

A selection of interesting Medieval Names Medieval Names Here is a collection of interesting Medieval Names that I have collected. they come from a wide variety of sources. Also there is name places and title. Anything interesting when it comes to names. This is an ongoing list that is growing so bookmark this and check back. I have compiled this list of Medieval Names and places from a wide variety of sources including books, historical events and places, novels and many other sources. If you are a video game player and looking for an interesting name this is a great resource. Trying to put together a good Medieval name title like Sir John of Canterbury or Lord Markett the Brave? A web vistitor suggested I put a section for horse names. I am currently adding and updating a new section of names for gamers. New Section: A web visitor suggested I do Names for Dragons! I received an email from somebody with some great name suggestions. If you have ideas for Medieval names or you have suggestions send the webmaster an email!

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. Key Thin Rectangle on a wall: door"S" on a wall: secret doorLarge Rectangle: tableLarge Thin Rectangle: barRectangle with a "T" or "S" or both: table or shelve or table & shelves.Circle: bar stool or chair4/5 Circle: chair next to/under table Small filled Rectangle in a larger rectangle: fireplace/hearthDashed Line: railingMany thin lines getting smaller: stairsFilled Circle: toilet/privvyFilled Triangle: wash basin Coming Soon There are many ways to improve this, but to the best of my knowledge this is the first free online inn/tavern floorplan generator. Here's the list of planned features:

Random City Map Generator The Random City Map Generator creates a "random" city or town map suitable for fantasy and other role-playing games (RPGs) such as Dungeons and Dragons, Pathfinder, GURPS, HERO and many others. Note: you can try out version two of this tool. Because the map is made from layered images, to save or print a map you need to either: Take a sceenshot (print screen key) and paste into an image editor; Or print the page to a pdf file (Macs have this built-in, PCs may need a product like "cutePDF".) See more caveats and planned features below. Planned Features/Caveats Yes, the streets are too ordered for most cities... a couple of completely different street layouts will be added and they will be more random/meandering. Copyright 2010 Inkwell Ideas, Inc.

Using Body Language Techniques > Using Body Language Message clusters | Core patterns | Parts-of-body language | Other notes | See also Body language is an important part of communication which can constitute 50% or more of what we are communicating. Message clusters Body language comes in clusters of signals and postures, depending on the internal emotions and mental states. Aggressive Body Language: Showing physical threat. Core patterns A number of core patterns in body language can be identified that include clusters of movements: Crossing, Expanding, Moving away, Moving forward, Opening, Preening, Repeating, Shaping, Striking and Touching Parts-of-the-body language You can send signals with individual parts of the body as well as in concert. Other notes Remember that body language varies greatly with people and especially with international cultures (so be very careful when applying Western understanding to Eastern non-verbal language). 5 Cs of Body Language: How to effectively understand body language.