Category Resource

Resource – Ambient Mixer

This weeks resource is another website dedicated to background or ambient sounds, called Ambient Mixer.

So, what can you expect when you visit the site? I’ll let the site blurb speak for itself – “ is a community driven project offering you some unique quality soundscapes with different atmospheres for chilling, relaxing or your recordings using our endless audio loops. You can further effectively mix and create your own sounds absolutely free, with no software installations required. You can begin listening to our sounds by clicking on the images above, which are based on different themes. All atmospheres are royalty free audio files and you can use them even in your commercial projects, thanks to the Creative Commons Sampling Plus license.

Each one of these themes have...

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Resource – Magic Set Editor

This weeks resource highlight is the very useful “Magic Set Editor” or MSE for short.

MSE is, in their words, a program with which you can design your own cards for popular trading card games. MSE can then generate images of those cards that you can print or upload to the internet. Magic Set Editor also has a statistics window that will give useful information about your set, like the average mana cost, number of rares, etc. When you have finished your set, you can export it to an HTML file to use on the Internet, or to Apprentice or CCG Lackey so you can play with your cards online.

• Easily create your own cards for Magic: the Gathering, VS System, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and other games
• Create realistic looking images of your cards
• Analyze your set and find ways to improve it
• Play with ...

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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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