Dave's Mapper | RPG Map Generator 30 Days of WorldBuilding By popular demand, you can now download the Magical WorldBuilder Guide in three easy-to-carry (non-DRM) formats: PDF for printing out at home or reading on a computerePub for use with many fine ereader devicesMOBI for use with Kindles and MobiPocket software.As of 2007, The world-builder exercises are licensed under a Creative Commons license to help you in deciding whether you can translate (yes, with credit back), distribute to your writing group (yes, with credit), sell (not without permission), reprint (yes, for non-commercial purposes), or mirror (yes, with credit back) this useful guide! In October, 2004, I posted 30 days of world-building exercises to the NaNoWriMo discussion forums. These are short, 15-minute exercises that can help you make crucial decisions about your world, and what you want your story to say about it. So, give yourself 7 and a half hours this month-- 15 minutes a day-- to build a world. You'll need some way to track this stuff, by the way.
Polygon Map Generation demo The simplest way to explore the maps is to click Random repeatedly. Try the various Island Shape, Point Selection, and View options. Feel free to use these maps for any purpose, including commercial use. This is a map generator I wrote in 2010 for a game; I’m not working on it anymore, but all the code is available so that you can download and modify it for your own needs. In a shape number like 85882-8, 85882 chooses the overall island shape and 8 is the random number seed for the details (random points, noisy edges, rivers). I wrote an article describing the algorithms, and how you can use all or some of the parts in your own projects. Radial, Perlin, Square, Blob are about the island shape.Random, Relaxed, Square, Hex are about how the map is divided up into polygons.Using 4000 or 8000 points can be slow. The code is open source, using the MIT license (allows commercial use). The original demo I posted in 2010 is here.
Software - Map Making for Games World Building World Building is fun. It can also be a nightmare. How can one person possibly create an entire world? There's just so much to consider. If you miss something, your world may not feel real to your readers then, your story fails. Templates Below are some awesome sites with amazing details about each characteristic of World Building. SFWA: Fantasy World Building QuestionsCreating Fantasy and Science Fiction WorldsConsider WorldbuildingBerley’s Top 10 World Building Tips for Sci Fi or FantasyInkwell Ideas: Worldbuilding: Local Area DesignSquidoo: Fantasy Worldbuilding Resources Darkness/Dark-side Defined (Physical and Psychological) For some reason, I've always been facinatd by darkness. Dictionary.com: DarknessMerriam-Webster: DarknessEssential Secrets of Psychology: "What is the Shadow?" Characters, Creatures & Powers Most dark fantasy stories have some sort of non-human character. Setting I'm a visual person. Government Your world will have a governing body (maybe more than one).
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.
Chaotic Shiny - Writing and RPG-Related Generators List of all RPG classes Bishop, Lord, Valkyrie and Gadgeteer from the Wizardry computer game series (also has it's own take on many things, check the Samurai and Ranger out).(look in the character build pages) and I suppose that's more metagame analysis, so:Bishop, Master of none, but capable of all harnessing all magics. Such broad "specialization" costs the price of less skill unless they ignore one or more of the varieties of magic (here, Alchemy, Magery, Psionics, and Divine).Lord: Dual Wielding Paladin-esque character. Wears heavy armor and heals naturally over time (at first level, it's like 1hp a minute). Also gain access to Divine magic later on.Valkyrie: Pole-arm and Mace wielder.
Genre, Plot, & Story Prompt Generators Need a plot for your story or roleplay? Or does a plot you already have need a little bit of a boost somewhere? Try these generators out. (Also, you might take a look at Writing Better Prompts, Starters, & Beginnings: A Few Pointers and On Plot Structure & Plotting.) Trying to create an RP plot? You might want to check out Basic Tips To Create And Run A Good RP Plot. Is your story plot stuck, or do you want to avoid getting stuck? AU Idea GeneratorGenerate random AU ideas ranging from fairly serious to utterly silly. Character Bonding Moment Generator Discover the moments that drew your characters closer together! Character Challenge & Obstacle Generator Without challenges and obstacles, there is no suspense. Creepypasta & Supernatural Horror Plot Creator Create creepypasta/horror plots. Genre Blender Not sure what genre to write? Arabian Nights Plot Generator Generate plots ala The Arabian Nights. Fan Fiction Story Prompt Generator Ideas for your latest fanfic. Plot Punter Stuck plot?
Life in Fantasyland Perram's Spellbook 2 Alpha 0.1 In an effort to continue to bring you the best free spell cards available, Perram's Spellbook is getting a major upgrade! This new version of the app will include several user requested features. Expect this page to change rapidly and drastically over the next few weeks! The Big Feature List PDFs! Your Feedback is Needed - Now More than Ever! Nearly every feature in Perram's Spellbook is the result of a user asking for it! Filters Perram's Spellbook Copyright 2010 - 2013 Jefferson Jay Thacker.
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