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Where can I get fantasy public domain art?

I'm working on a series of NPC cards but I'm having trouble finding good pictures. Is there a good source for public domain/creative commons fantasy-themed art out there? Is there another good way to ...
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How can I continue to access Wizards of the Coast's D&D 3.5 Web articles?

It appears that in anticipation of D&D Next Wizards of the Coast has removed much of the Dungeons and Dragons, 3rd Edition Web content. I didn't perform a thorough search to determine if all the ...
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Good resources for travel times?

What are some good resources, on or off-line, for determining clear travel times for: different methods of travel (eg: foot, horse, vehicles by period and type, etc) different terrain types (...
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Where Can I Find Good Ship Plans? [closed]

I need a variety of ship plans - not surface deck plans, and not side views, but actual interior arrangements of various sorts of vessels - orlop deck, cable locker, that sort of thing. They are ...
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Where can I find free digital dungeon tiles?

I'm currently running a D&D 4e campaign on Roll20. I have been drawing the maps in Roll20, but it's a hassle and I'd like to switch to something pre-made. Most of the tiles on Roll20's site aren't ...
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City Services Generation

I'm looking for a way to determine typical numbers of services that would be available for a medieval city/town/village based on population which I can then project into a fantasy setting. (System is ...
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Are the WotC archives of d20 Character Optimization forum forever lost?

I was looking for the Wizard Handbook but all the links were broken. Somewhere on the handbooks of other classes (on other forums) I saw a This was archived by WotC, here's the link But the ...
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Pre-built square-grid maps?

I will be running a 4e adventure tomorrow night. The adventure will take place in Fallcrest. One of the main sites will be a Raven Queen temple in the city. I need to put together a map of the ...
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What is a good source for non-fantasy floor plans?

I run a lot of of modern and science fiction RPGs (Savage Worlds, Shadowrun, Eclipse Phase, nWod and the like) and I have found that actual, printed floorplans for locations can really enhance play ...
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Looking for resource material for a dream world

I have started working on a world that is set in a dream realm. I am using it to create one-off gaming sessions that I can do in a single day and pull in any characters that are currently being used. ...
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Online resource for names by culture

Looking for resources to find names for a campaign, preferably sorted by language/culture. I like BehindTheName, but am wondering if there are other favorites that people always use.
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What POD services are available for printing & selling custom card decks?

I'm designing a card-based role-playing game and I'm looking for an equivalent to Lulu for printing online cards on demand. The cards would be either playing cards like Magic or similar, or Tarot ...
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Where can I find the various D&D 4e web articles? (If they even still exist.)

Back in 2014, Wizards redesigned their website. A whole lot of links broke, but we figured out various archive URLs to still access the same content: How can I continue to access Wizards of the Coast&#...
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Where is the “One-sentence NPCs” collection?

A while ago ChattyDM and someone else ran a couple contests where people submitted one-line NPCs. The collection of submissions was free to download, but now that I want to use it my google-fu has ...
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What tools are available to help me create creatures and NPCs?

I have only played Dungeons and Dragons 3.0 but was looking to upgrade to Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 and was wondering if there is any free or cheap (that is, a lot less than $50) software tools or ...
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Using (Android) tablet as a virtual online whiteboard

I am considering running some online RPGs, and even though I have Cartographer to make maps, players always tend to get into situations not planned for. So I thought since I have an Android tablet ...
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DM resources for stock images

When I create a campaign, I generally create a whole new world. The problem with this is that even though I have a plethora of amazing ideas, I just can't handle all the drawing and visuals that I ...
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Neverwinter & Sword Coast adventures

We're a new group of D&D 5e players and I've been DMing the Lost Mines of Phandelver with a great deal of success. What I am looking for for my group are a few good resources that will help flesh ...
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Where can I find a proper library of free adventures for Fate Core and Accelerated?

I can't find a proper repository of premade adventures, and I'm pretty lost as to what I'm going to GM with Fate Accelerated. I'm willing to take Core adventures and try to adapt them, but it's not ...
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Is there a directory of Optimization Handbooks for Legend?

I'm the sort of person that likes looking at optimization guides for d20 related games. I know directories for handbooks to certain classes/playstyles exist for both D&D 3.5 and D&D 4E, but I ...
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List of (small northern US town) occupations?

Let's say I'd like to run a campaign inspired by David Lynch's Twin Peaks, and would like to learn a bit about the everyday life of such towns outside what's been presented on the show - as a first ...
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Purchasing old GURPS and other out of print games online [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I buy original edition and out-of-print roleplaying books and accessories? Can anyone help me? I'm looking for some old GURPS games (and quite often I want to buy ...
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What software tools or websites are available for running RPG, grid-based combat? [duplicate]

Are there any software tools (or websites) that support creating tactical combat maps as well as actively running them for combat? I'm looking to do away with paper and battle-mats. Here are my ...
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How do I integrate Obsidian Portal into my campaign?

I've heard a bit lately about "Obsidian Portal", a free-to-use site for campaign management, that apparently features wiki's, calendars etc. What is it good for, and how do I get started using it? ...
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Does there exist a complete list of D&D 3.X Wizards of the Coast Web site articles?

The Wizards of the Coast Web site has some buried Dungeons and Dragons, Third Edition and 3.5 articles like this and this.1 The usual site's article categories omit some categories, especially ...
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Where can I find an exhaustive (and constantly updating) list of 5e reference and adventure books?

When I started D&D, I bought the PHB, MM, and DMG, of course. And not too long after that I picked up Tyranny of Dragons and Out of the Abyss. I haven't checked in for a while and I'm suddenly ...
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Are there any Handbooks for the “Expert” NPC Class?

Question is in the title: Are there any Handbooks for the "Expert" NPC Class? I'm only looking at the Core NPC class, not any homemade or other "Experts" floating around. I have checked all the ...
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Resources for adventuring building support [closed]

I am a new DM using D&D 5E, and I am building my first adventure. Stack exchange is a great resource for answering specific questions, but is there a good forum out there for getting broader ...
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How to find items and feats based on a specific requirement like “CON enhancement”?

I am looking for a database or a filterable list online where I can find out specific bonuses on abilities. My current specific problem is, that my character has lousy CON stats, and I'd like to ...
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Is there a good way of adapting Megacity One maps from actual maps of New York?

My group is starting a Traveller Judge Dredd RPG adventure set in Megacity One (New York area). We'd like to make, or appropriate, a street-level map of a specific few Sectors of the city, to serve as ...
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Are there any campaign resources for Blue Planet v2?

Are there any online resources for BPv2 regarding adventures and campaigns? Downloadable adventures (official or not) Blogs (campaign specific house-rules, custom-created equipment/creatures/npcs, .....
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Resource describing D&D 4e's World Records

There is a well known topic from the times of D&D 3.5 that listed the world records for some stats, like most attacks per round, highest stat value, and so on. One of such topics is this one. My ...
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Is there a free summary of the clans in The Ninja Crusade online?

My group is currently contemplating on what game to play next. One that came up is The Ninja Crusade. Even though when I searched the net I did find info about the system itself (which sounds nice), I ...
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Is there a fan maintained list of god-machine chronicles virtues and vices?

GMC opens the door for a much wider selection of virtues and vices the new World of Darkness. The rules update moves away from cardinal sins and virtues, the book then lists a handful of each. I'm ...
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My links to articles on WotC's site are broken with the 2014 site update. Where can I find the same content? [duplicate]

In 2014, Wizards of the Coast gave their D&D site a massive overhaul. As is WotC's tradition, all of the links are now broken and 404ing. So now I have a link to the errata archive which doesn't ...
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Is there a guide for hombrewing balanced magic items?

The D&D 5e DMG has a list of magic items which is not sorted, and besides for artifacts and the like, it has no guideline for homebrewing magic items. Most important for me is that both me and my ...
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Where can I find a complete timeline of the history of Points of Light?

A year or two ago whilst doing research for a D&D 4e campaign, I came across a fantastic timeline of the history of its default setting, Points of Light. The timeline tracked events including the ...
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A rollable automatic D&D 3.5 Treasure Table?

I am in search of a page or online tool that lets me roll the standard 3.5 treasure table. By "roll" I mean that I don't want a "random treasure generator". I want to enter the numbers my players roll ...
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Where to find industrial/futuristic tilesets and graphics for maptool (for free)

I need maptool graphic/tileset packs to make my own maps. I've been looking on RPGtools forums and other sites, but most threads are long dead and the links don't work. Furthermore, most of the assets ...
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Non-native at English RPGs [duplicate]

I'm one of those guys. I want to play with some foreign players (GURPS, WOD) via the web. Sorry for a bit opinions based question, but I need it in this way. What are the potential problems? Where ...
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Broken links in the community-made Tome of Battle Build Compendium [duplicate]

I'm looking for a build for a new Swordsage character and I bumped into the Tome of Battle Build Compendium, but all of the links are broken. As I read, there was some changing in the site forum ...
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Where can I find ship deck plans for ships from around the 16-1700's for a pirate roleplay? [duplicate]

I've been having trouble finding any clear and useful resource for old top-down ship plans, and all my searches would turn up things too modern, or too basic and cartoonish or nothing at all.
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Where can I find a GM/group to join, online in Europe? [duplicate]

Tried Roll20 and found a GM but we are only meeting twice a month. Looking for once a week. Are there any other sites out there to LFG? Trying a few forums. Googleing as hard as I can google.