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The British Library - Fantasy, Free
The British Library has released over a million images from the pages of 17th, 18th, and 19th century books into the Public Domain via Flickr.
(Added: 2013-12-17, 565 hits)
Rating: 10/10 from 4 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]

DM Of The Rings - Fantasy, Free
Imagine a gaggle of modern hack-n-slash roleplayers who had somehow never been exposed to the original Tolkien mythos, and then imagine taking those players and trying to introduce them to Tolkien via a D&D campaign.
(Added: 2014-01-04, 988 hits)
Rating: 10/10 from 3 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]

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]

British Pathé - Misc, Free
British Pathe has now uploaded its entire collection of old films to the web. The 85,000 short pieces include many news reels and tourism videos set in the British capital. Ride around in 1960's West End traffic for 20 minutes, see what a 1930's fog looked like (hint: foggy), or check out some vintage sexism as 18-year-old Candy Scott poses on a massive gun.
(Added: 2014-04-18, 710 hits)
Rating: 8.74/10 from 4 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]

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]

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]

Conan the Barbarian Soundtrack - Fantasy, Commercial
The Basil Poledouris soundtrack to the movie Conan the Barbarian is one of the all-time best CDs for fantasy gaming. Every gamer should own this CD. keywords: music cd soundtrack theme
(Added: 2002-02-01, 2347 hits)
Rating: 8.53/10 from 16 votes. [Rate It]

The Zombie Survival Guide - Horror, Commercial
Don't be carefree and foolish with your most precious asset: life. This book is your key to survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking you right now without your even knowing it. The Zombie Survival Guide offers complete protection through trusted, proven tips for safeguarding yourself and your loved ones against the living dead. It is a book that can save your life.
(Added: 2004-08-03, 2011 hits)
Rating: 8.49/10 from 4 votes. [Rate It]

Dark Dungeons - Fantasy, Free
When the latest experiment accidentally gets returned to Blockbuster, Mike and the 'bots are subjected to a mind numbing hateful condemnation of Dungeons & Dragons, Dark Dungeons, a tract by Jack T. Chick in which D&D is portrayed as the tool of a worldwide Satanic occult conspiracy of witches bent upon ensnaring unsuspecting juvenile gamers into a shadow world of spell casting and Satan worship. Will the crew of the Satellite of Love be able to withstand this latest assault on their sanity?
(Added: 2002-05-07, 2602 hits)
Rating: 8.42/10 from 65 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, 2154 hits)
Rating: 8.33/10 from 3 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]

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]

Ydalir Vikings - Fantasy, Free
Viking living history group. Articles on early medieval technology (i.e. lighting fire with flint and steel). Photo galleries.
(Added: 2006-07-12, 1973 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, 2096 hits)
Rating: 8.15/10 from 6 votes. [Rate It]

Swing This, Baby! - Action, Commercial
An awesome compilation of neo swing and retro jive, by 15 bands of varying styles. Terrific background music for pulp games, gangster games, or any upbeat game with a retro feel. keywords: music cd soundtrack theme
(Added: 2001-08-29, 2118 hits)
Rating: 8.12/10 from 7 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]

Sailing Ships - Action, Free
The main part of this site is a database of historical sailing vessels, with technical data as well as "biographical" information on individual vessels. The aim is to have a comprehensive listing of 19th and 20th century square riggers.
(Added: 2005-12-25, 2097 hits)
Rating: 7.66/10 from 3 votes. [Rate It]

Pawn - Fantasy, Free
[NSFW] Pawn is a silly erotic fantasy comic that contains as much nudity as it contains humor and is therefore considered best suited for equally silly adults. The comic is updated in parts when a new part is finished. Each part is on around 20 pages each.
(Added: 2006-05-07, 2287 hits)
Rating: 7.66/10 from 3 votes. [Rate It]

Pinup Girl Clothing - Action, Commercial
A one-stop shop for Retro Clothing, Retro Dresses, Retro Swimwear, Vintage Style Dresses, Rockabilly Clothing, and More.
(Added: 2010-06-02, 2577 hits)
Rating: 7.5/10 from 2 votes. [Rate It]

Encyclopedia of Witchcraft and Demonology - Horror, Commercial
Despite the lurid title, Rossell H. Robbins' "Encyclopedia of Witchcraft and Demonology" is an excellent reference that offers a historical view of witchcraft. The bulk of the entries deal with events in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Also includes an excellent bibliography of over 1,000 citations. The book is out of print, but it has been enormously popular (when compared with most scholarly works on witchcraft), has been reprinted many times, and is available from a number of used bookstores both online and off.
(Added: 2001-10-25, 2528 hits)
Rating: 7.36/10 from 15 votes. [Rate It]

Baen Free Library - Fantasy, Free
The Baen Free Library features full-length novels from some of today's best authors, free for the download. Well worth your time to check out.
(Added: 2001-11-07, 2746 hits)
Rating: 7.33/10 from 21 votes. [Rate It]

Bayeux Tapestry - Fantasy, Free
The full Bayeux Tapestry consisting of 35 parts. A full Latin - English translation is included. Also includes a selection of layman commentaries and highlights of various sections of the Bayeux Tapestry. These include the more important events that recount the story of the Battle of Hastings 1066.
(Added: 2001-11-21, 2290 hits)
Rating: 7.22/10 from 12 votes. [Rate It]

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