Category Resource

Resource – Archives of Nethys

If you want a handy online resource that only deals with official material for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, such as for tournaments or similar “official” games, then the Archives of Nethys is for you. A free to use resource, it tells you the location in what book you can find the item you are looking for.

Regularly updated, AoN is broken down into various sections:

  • Deities
  • Equipment
  • Feats
  • Magic Items
  • Mythic
  • NPCs
  • Prestige Classes
  • Races
  • Spells
  • Technology
  • Traits

There are a few other sections that cover licences, projects and ways to help the site maintain itself etc.

People might think, that with something like this, why should I purchase the books or PDFs? Well for a start there is no real artwork to speak off and the art in these books can range from good, to astoundingly amazing...

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Resource – The Phrontistery

This week’s resource is for all your language and word lovers out there. The Phrontistery is, to quote their site – “compiled word lists and language resources to spread the joy of the English language in all its variety through time and space.”

If you want English obscure words and etymology resources: online dictionary of weird and unusual words, word lists, technical vocabulary aids, lipograms, and more, this is the place for you. I have had this in my resource bookmark folder for some time now. It has 7 main sections on the site, with an 8th being for contacting the site operators.

  1. International House of Logorrhea
  2. Compendium of Lost Words
  3. Short Scrabble Words
  4. A Loquacious Location of Lipograms
  5. Glossographia
  6. Numerals and Numeration
  7. Glossaries
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Resource – ArtStation

This weeks resource is the wonderful ArtStation.  To quote the site – “ArtStation is the showcase platform for games, film, media & entertainment artists. It enables artists to showcase their portfolios in a slick way, discover & stay inspired, and connect with new opportunities.”

In other words, if you need an artist for a project or simply want to see some high-quality artwork, this is one of the better places to go.  As this is a place for artists to show off their talents,  the artwork here is normally not suitable for commercial projects. However, a lot of the artists are normally agreeable to fair rates for their work. As with anything, if in doubt, don’t use, ask first!

Have a site or resource you want to be highlighted? Let me know!

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[Resources] – Hexographer, Dungeonographer and Cityographer from Inkwell Ideas

Today, for Resource Tuesday, I present not one, not two but THREE mapping programs from Inkwell Ideas. Each is a mapping program used to make a variety of maps. Very soon, probably in the next couple of weeks, I’m going to be using these to make some map tiles. These tiles will eventually be compiled into a publication with a view for selling and maybe printing, so I thought it only fair to share with you the most excellent programs I’m going to be using.

Each of these programs has a free version so you can try them to see if they are suitable for your needs, with paid versions available if you do for a fair price.

Rather than going over everything each program can do, I’ll post the highlights here, taken from the various sites features lists, and encourage you to give the trial versions a...

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[Resource] – Internet Archive

This week’s handy resource is the Internet Archive.

Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

But how can this be used in your game and stories?

The collection is divided up into several tabs –

  1. Web
  2. Texts
  3. Video
  4. Audio
  5. Software
  6. Images

Wth the exception of the web tab, each has featured links and categories within. You can narrow down your search from certain sources and languages. The web tab allows you to “Search the history of over 286 billion web pages on the Internet.”. So if you wanted to see what a certain site looked like when it first started, this is the place to go. For example – here what Ennead Games looked like on January 28th, 2011.

The major downside to a site like this, in my opinion, is that you have to ...

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