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Showing records 26 to 47 out of 47 records. Viewing category Inspiration.
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Pessimist's Guide to History - Misc, Commercial
A compendium of catastrophies, barbarities, massacres, and mayhem. Great source material for pulp games, time-travel games, and conspiracy oriented games. Also good for fleshing out the background of modern characters who are really, really old.
(Added: 2001-09-10, 2375 hits)
Rating: 5/10 from 1 votes. [Rate It]

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Topological Maps - Misc, Free
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has been producing detailed topographic maps for more than 125 years. They are nearly all digitized and free to download through the USGS Map Store, an incredible treasure trove for both map junkies and casual hikers alike.
(Added: 2014-10-15, 537 hits)
Rating: 8.74/10 from 4 votes. [Rate It]

The 36 Plots - Misc, Free
The 36 Plots is an article by Loren Miller, applying Georges Polti's thirty-six basic plots to role-play gaming.
(Added: 2002-01-28, 2412 hits)
Rating: 8.11/10 from 192 votes. [Rate It]

S. John's Big List of RPG Plots - Misc, Free
S. John Ross' collection of RPG plots, in abstract form. He built this by examining the premises of hundreds of published adventures for all systems (including those systems dear and departed from print), trying to boil them down to common denominators.
(Added: 2002-01-28, 2224 hits)
Rating: 8.87/10 from 10 votes. [Rate It]

Historical Maps of the Habsburg Empire - Misc, Free
This magnificent archival content is world-wide unique in sense of antiqueness, resolution and artistical implementation. Explore the georeferenced version comparing to today maps!
(Added: 2014-11-15, 589 hits)
Rating: 8.74/10 from 4 votes. [Rate It]

Inner Drives: How to Write and Create Characters Using the Eight Classic Centers - Misc, Commercial
Inner Drives goes to the very source of character motivation and action. Explores the fascinating world of archetypes, mythology, and chakras, and applies it to the practical task of writing memorable and believable characters.
(Added: 2006-04-11, 2394 hits)
Rating: 5.5/10 from 2 votes. [Rate It]

Donald Jackson Freelance Illustration - Misc, Commercial
Concept Art, Comic Book Illustration, Story Boarding, -Action, Horror, Super Hero, Fantasy, Sci-fi art made to order. Contact donald.jackson@s60comics.com to discuss your next project.
(Added: 2006-06-06, 2125 hits)
Rating: 4.98/10 from 8 votes. [Rate It]

Chaotic Shiny Generators - Misc, Free
Chaotic Shiny is a generator site aimed at people who write, game, or live in fantasy worlds of their own creation. Grappling with writer's block? Need a character on the fly? Party just walked into a tavern and you want it to be a little more exciting than normal? Want to flesh out a setting with some detailed religions? Chaotic Shiny is the site for you.
(Added: 2010-06-27, 2864 hits)
Rating: 9.15/10 from 6 votes. [Rate It]

Getty Museum Open Content Program - Misc, Free
The J. Paul Getty Trust just announced an Open Content Program making some 4,600 pieces of art from the museum's collection free to use. Users can visit the Getty Search Gateway to browse through the entire collection of high-resolution images, and they can all be used for commercial and non-commercial purposes so long as they're properly attributed to the museum.
(Added: 2013-08-15, 657 hits)
Rating: 10/10 from 3 votes. [Rate It]

Island One - Science Fiction, Free
Information for those who wish to build extraterrestrial settlements. Covers various issues such as engineering, the funding, earth based examples, and political structures. Good fodder for near-future SF games.
(Added: 2001-09-03, 2211 hits)
Rating: 4/10 from 3 votes. [Rate It]

Polymer City Chronicles - Science Fiction, Free
Video Games, Big Chicks, and Mad Scientists. This is Polymer City Chronicles, a weekly web comic. Thrill to the adventures of Dr. Otto, Andrah, Sheeri, and Grey as they zoom about the universe looking for fun and excitement. Polymer City Chronicles: putting the "ass" back into science fantassy. Or something.
(Added: 2002-07-01, 2125 hits)
Rating: 8.59/10 from 5 votes. [Rate It]

Starship Schematics - Science Fiction, Free
Starship Schematics is dedicated to the sole purpose of archiving every single starship design ever conceived in the Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Babylon 5, and Space Battleship Yamato (a.k.a. Star Blazers) Universes, both official and unofficial, interesting and mediocre. keywords: maps, floorplans
(Added: 2004-08-07, 2288 hits)
Rating: 5.33/10 from 3 votes. [Rate It]

Zot! Online: "Hearts And Minds" - Science Fiction, Free
"Hearts and Minds" is a complete original Zot! graphic novella by Scott McCloud, totalling over 440 panels (roughly the equivelent of 70-80 standard comics pages) in 16 weekly installments.
(Added: 2005-09-23, 1885 hits)
Rating: 4.5/10 from 2 votes. [Rate It]

Star Wars Artists' Guild - Science Fiction, Free
The Star Wars Artists' Guild (SWAG) exists to promote the development and unity of artists in the Star Wars Roleplaying Game community. Star Wars Artists' Guild provides a venue where artists can exhibit their work, thereby helping create a library of high quality Star Wars RPG art available to all members of the community for use in their own roleplaying games.
(Added: 2005-10-25, 2203 hits)
Rating: 4.19/10 from 5 votes. [Rate It]

Starship Dimensions - Science Fiction, Free
This site is intended to allow science fiction fans to get an impression of the true scale of their favorite science fiction spacecraft by being able to compare ships across genres, as well as being able to compare them with contemporary objects with which they are probably familiar.
(Added: 2006-03-15, 2223 hits)
Rating: 8.33/10 from 3 votes. [Rate It]

Ex Astris Scientia Starship Gallery - Science Fiction, Free
Various photos, schematics and screen captures of Federation and alien vessels, including many seldom "Alien-of-the-Week" ships. Most the images are scanned from the Star Trek Fact Files, Star Trek: The Magazine, Star Trek Mechanics and STTNG: The Continuing Mission.
(Added: 2006-03-15, 2274 hits)
Rating: 4.73/10 from 8 votes. [Rate It]

Star Wars Deckplans Alliance - Science Fiction, Free
The Star Wars Deckplans Alliance develops, designs, and produces exterior views and deckplans for ships found in the classic Star Wars trilogy and the Star Wars Role Playing Game from West End Games.
(Added: 2006-04-09, 2141 hits)
Rating: 2.9/10 from 38 votes. [Rate It]

Home school online science library - Science Fiction, Commercial
A comprehenive online science library for home or school study.
(Added: 2006-04-29, 2239 hits)
Rating: 8.33/10 from 3 votes. [Rate It]

Seanbaby's Super Friends Page - Superheroes, Free
The Super Friends somehow stayed alive for 10 years by hiring people who could talk to fish, match a cape to their underwear, and turn into a bucket of water. Here you can get started reliving your childhood, see things you never noticed, learn how to incorporate the Super Friends into your binge drinking.
(Added: 2001-08-20, 2097 hits)
Rating: 8.15/10 from 6 votes. [Rate It]

Unbreakable - Superheroes, Commercial
Quite possibly the best "realistic" superhero movie ever made. How would a normal man react to the discovery that he isn't normal at all? An excellent work that completely avoids the campiness one normally finds even in otherwise-serious superhero movies.
(Added: 2001-09-10, 2004 hits)
Rating: 6.59/10 from 5 votes. [Rate It]

Women in Refrigerators - Superheroes, Free
Not every woman in comics has been killed, raped, depowered, crippled, turned evil, maimed, tortured, contracted a disease or had other life-derailing tragedies befall her, but given this list (originally compiled by Gail Simone), it's hard to think up exceptions.
(Added: 2001-11-22, 2155 hits)
Rating: 8.33/10 from 3 votes. [Rate It]

Tales From Night City - Superheroes, Free
Night City was a Champions PBEM game Brandon Blackmoor ran during the mid-1990s (1993-1997, give or take a bit). Maybe you will find it entertaining, or perhaps useful.
(Added: 2004-10-03, 2186 hits)
Rating: 5.98/10 from 7 votes. [Rate It]

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