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[PDF] – Resource Pack Volume 1 – Science Fiction

Resource Pack Volume 1 – Science Fiction

Its game night and you realise you have not prepared much. Maybe the regular GM was ill, and you have taken over for them or other real-life events have prevented your normal preparations. Your players find something and ask you about it…Then you realise…You don’t know what to do, and your normally awesome imagination fails you.

The Resource Pack series is designed for just the moments. A series of handy tables that cover some of the prompts and aspects you might need when telling a story or playing a game. Some tables are more suitable for Gms and Storytellers, others more for the players and the rest are suitable for both equally. How you use these prompts and ideas are up to you.

Featuring 20 x d20 tables to help with the following:

  • Alien Artifa...
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Resource – PlanetMaker

Been a while since I done one of these, but found this nifty site called PlanetMaker. To quote the site : “PlanetMaker allows you to create and tweak your own planet using image textures, lighting, and more importantly, your imagination.”

What this means is that, by going through the various sliders, options and other features, you can produce a detailed map of various planets and tweak them, such as…

  • Earth, but from a particular angle, such as facing the south pole
  • Mars – but with water and grasslands, a “living” Mars

You can, when generating your image …

  • The local star (in our case, Sol)
  • Add a ring system, like Saturns
  • Change/add an atmosphere
  • Variable backgrounds, like stars or another image
  • Various visual effects like, blur, bloom and more

Note – I suspect this site may only work i...

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Resource – NaturalCrit

This weeks resource is the free to use website NaturalCrit.

Natural Crit is a site that allows you to make documents that look just as good as the official ones you can find done by the makers of 5e. Now it’s not 100% the same, but it’s damm close and for homebrew of things you want to put up on the DMsGuild it’s perfect.

At first glance, it looks complicated. Lots of text on the left and a live-preview on the right. But practically everything you need is right there. It shows you an example and you are encouraged to mess around with the text. The live preview shows you what you are typing in the new format.

The site uses Markdown to format things and it’s mightly impressive

You can…

  • Add in new tables and fill them with ease
  • Add headings
  • Use highlight boxes
  • Add in art if desired
  • much mo...
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Resource – Anydice

Meant to post this yesterday, but got caught up in another project

Anydice is a “Dice Probability Calculator”. For the majority of people this won’t be useful, but, for designers or GMs who want to know the various possible outcomes of a certain dice roll, it can be very helpful indeed.

The way the site works is quite simple:

  1. Input the dice range you want into the box at the top of the page – This can range from the simple, such as 3d6, to the complex 3d6+(d210/3) or even really complicated formula
  2. Hit the calculate button
  3. The possible options and their chances are displayed in the section below
  4. The results can be shown in a table, graph, exported or as a dice roller
  5. The data can also be shown as normal distribution, the highest first, the lowest, transposed, on in a summary that shows ...
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Resource – Roll Advantage Token Maker

This week’s resource is another quick and simple one – a free to use online token maker. For those who are not familiar with the term, when playing RPG games, especially when online, having a token, is the equivalent of having a miniature to represent a character, PC or NPC. This token is then moved around on the screen (or printed off and used as a miniature if your budget is not high).

One major advantage tokens have other miniatures is they are easy to replace if broken or lost. The downside is they don’t feel as “real” but that is not an issue for many people.

Using the site is easy and free to do – The creator does have a patreon, so if you enjoy it, why not throw them a subscription for a while. You literally drag and drop an image onto the page (or upload an image) to start off...

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