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Kabbalistic Magic - Fantasy, Free
A fertile source for ideas concerning magic is Man's own past, and among the various philosophies which have not been thoroughly explored for fantasy role-playing games is the Jewish Kabbalah.
(Added: 2002-12-29, 7779 hits)
Rating: 8.86/10 from 31 votes. [Rate It]

FAQ: How Do I Handle Swordfights? - Fantasy, Free
An interesting and informative article by Julie Woodcock on the tools and terminology of fencing.
(Added: 2002-02-26, 5214 hits)
Rating: 7.27/10 from 32 votes. [Rate It]

FAQ: Play By Email (PBEM) Role-playing Games - Misc, Free
Some brief questions and answers pertaining to PBEM role-playing games. It's not the ultimate source of all wisdom, but at least it's a start.
(Added: 2011-01-23, 4845 hits)
Rating: 8.37/10 from 21 votes. [Rate It]

Alcubierre Warp Drive - Science Fiction, Free
A warp-drive solution to Einstein's equations.
(Added: 2010-06-20, 3005 hits)
Rating: 5/10 from 1 votes. [Rate It]

Ash's Guide to Character Personality & Background - Fantasy, Free
A practical, detailed, and friendly guide to developing the personality and backstory of your role-playing character.
(Added: 2008-08-13, 2957 hits)
Rating: 9.18/10 from 10 votes. [Rate It]

Roleplaying Tips Weekly E-Zine - Misc, Free
Tips for the serious Game Master. Sent free to your Inbox to help you wow! your players.
(Added: 2001-08-27, 2528 hits)
Rating: 7.76/10 from 14 votes. [Rate It]

The Pulp Avengers: Game Mastering Pulp Adventures in the 1930s and 1940s - Action, Free
Everything you ever wanted to know about running a role-playing game set in the pulp genre, from gadgets and genre conventions to settings and source material.
(Added: 2004-07-28, 2509 hits)
Rating: 7.99/10 from 10 votes. [Rate It]

Dirty 30s! The Sourcebook! - Action, Free
The Dirty 30s!, a pulp sourcebook for any RPG based in the 1930s.
(Added: 2004-07-28, 2417 hits)
Rating: 7.48/10 from 19 votes. [Rate It]

Law and the Multiverse - Superheroes, Free
If there's one thing comic book nerds like doing it's over-thinking the smallest details. Here we turn our attention to the hypothetical legal ramifications of comic book tropes, characters, and powers. Just a few examples: Are mutants a protected class? Who foots the bill when a hero damages property while fighting a villain? What happens legally when a character comes back from the dead?
(Added: 2010-12-12, 2405 hits)
Rating: 5/10 from 1 votes. [Rate It]

FAQ: Why bother with a class system? - Misc, Free
This FAQ specifically addresses an objection to d20 Modern, but it also addresses the larger question of "why bother with a class system at all?"
(Added: 2004-07-28, 2382 hits)
Rating: 4.84/10 from 7 votes. [Rate It]

FAQ: What is a "shared universe"? - Misc, Free
The concept of a "shared universe" may not sound familiar to you, but chances are that you have seen them all of your life, and probably contributed to several.
(Added: 2005-01-07, 2365 hits)
Rating: 6.49/10 from 4 votes. [Rate It]

Constructed Languages - World Building Perspective - Fantasy, Free
A brief article providing an overview on the concept of constructed languages, also known as artificial languages. While no details or examples are provided, the author attempts to mention all of the issues involved with the creation of artificial languages so that the reader can pursue further research on her own.
(Added: 2006-09-22, 2344 hits)
Rating: 5.66/10 from 3 votes. [Rate It]

FAQ: Can I Copyright My Game? - Misc, Free
Can you copyright your game? What is protected by copyright? This FAQ gives you a straight answer, and has links to further reading.
(Added: 2001-09-03, 2343 hits)
Rating: 5.17/10 from 132 votes. [Rate It]

Why female breastplates don't need breast-bulges - Fantasy, Free
An article on why armor for women does not need to accentuate their breasts.
(Added: 2010-03-09, 2334 hits)
Rating: 7.5/10 from 2 votes. [Rate It]

Game system probability comparison charts - Misc, Free
This page shows the capabilities of characters from Poor to Legendary against difficulty levels from Easy to Inconceivable for a number of RPG systems, including d6, Hero System, Savage Worlds, and d20.
(Added: 2011-01-24, 2269 hits)
Rating: 7.5/10 from 2 votes. [Rate It]

FAQ: Open Game License - Misc, Free
Frequently asked questions about the Open Game License from Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc.
(Added: 2010-06-17, 2268 hits)
Rating: 5/10 from 1 votes. [Rate It]

How and why Dramatica is different from five other story paradigms - Misc, Free
Originally written as a series of articles, author Chris Huntley has reworked his findings into this single paper. He has divided the results into four major topics of comparison: Story Throughlines; Hero, Protagonist, and Main Character; Character Growth and Resolve; and Plot Structure. He has also included an overview of the source materials, some initial observations, and a summary at the end.
(Added: 2006-08-22, 2254 hits)
Rating: 4/10 from 3 votes. [Rate It]

FAQ: How Should I Handle Wishes? - Fantasy, Free
How strictly should I interpret the wording of a Wish? Should I interpret it as literally as possible, even if the Wish is poorly phrased? Or should I consider the intent of the Wish?
(Added: 2001-09-17, 2252 hits)
Rating: 7.99/10 from 7 votes. [Rate It]

Hero System Rules FAQ - Superheroes, Free
This page contains questions and clarifications about the HERO System 5th Edition rules. The answers given here are official changes and/or additions to the 5th Edition rules.
(Added: 2004-07-28, 2225 hits)
Rating: 4/10 from 2 votes. [Rate It]

RPG Athenaeum - Fantasy, Free
RPG Athenaeum is a repository of Dungeon Mastering commentary, suggestions, and resources.
(Added: 2010-03-09, 2214 hits)
Rating: 5/10 from 1 votes. [Rate It]

Open Gaming [Wikipedia] - Misc, Free
A Wikipedia article describing the brief history and current status of the "open gaming" movement.
(Added: 2005-10-08, 2197 hits)
Rating: 5/10 from 1 votes. [Rate It]

PBEM (Play By Email) Players - Misc, Free
This website is dedicated to helping you increase your skills in writing posts for your PBEM (Play By EMail) game. The site does this with articles and guides devoted to specific aspects of PBEM role-playing.
(Added: 2005-11-08, 2169 hits)
Rating: 6/10 from 3 votes. [Rate It]

Worldbuilding [Wikipedia] - Misc, Free
An article describing the practice of worldbuilding. The article covers methodologies and map-making, and includes links to several constructed worlds.
(Added: 2006-08-13, 2153 hits)
Rating: 4.98/10 from 10 votes. [Rate It]

Top Myths Of Renaissance Martial Arts - Fantasy, Free
The diverse range of misconceptions and erroneous beliefs within historical fencing studies today is considerable. But there are perhaps some myths that are more common, and more pervasive, than others. This webpage presents an ongoing project that will continually try in an informal and condensed manner to help address some of these mistaken beliefs.
(Added: 2006-02-01, 2113 hits)
Rating: 6.49/10 from 4 votes. [Rate It]

ThePulp.Net - Action, Free
Copious information on the history of the pulp genre, with character synopses of the more popular characters and links to an astounding quantity of additional information.
(Added: 2004-07-28, 2082 hits)
Rating: 5.66/10 from 3 votes. [Rate It]

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