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If you are looking for content, rather than specifically for dead tree, most of the OOP GURPS books are available in PDF from e23. http://e23.sjgames.com/ The ones that aren't tend to be the licensed ones (Horseclans, Commonwealth, etc). Noble Knight Games also tends to have lots of OOP stuff. http://www.nobleknight.com/Default.asp Prices tend to run a ...


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Much of the content is still on Wizards' website. Why they didn't create proper redirections I don't know. Some of it is preserved by "simply" prefixing the word archive to the old URL. For example, the url wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/arch/we can now be found under archive.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/arch/we. In some cases more modifications have to be ...


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You can do a search on deviant art for creative commons art work. The quality will vary though. EDIT: You could also search flickr. if you got o flickr then click search -> advanced search then in there type what ever you are looking for (elf in the example link below), rather you want photo's or drawn art and click the creative common's check box. Example ...


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In the 13th century, "..an average day's journey on horseback was about 30 to 40 miles, although it varied widely, depending on circumstance. A messenger on horseback, without riding at night, could cover 40 to 50 miles a day and about half as much on foot. In an emergency, given a good horse and a good road (which was rare), and no load, he could make 15 ...


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Roll20.net is going to be your best friend First off its free. COMPLETELY FREE. Roll20 has a built in grid with the ability to use their library and import images to lay as background under their grids. Player tokens can work in much the same way. The system has integrated chat dice rolling and even programmable buttons players and the GM can create to ...


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The interface is absolutely terrible, but The Historic American Engineering Record has a maritime project. When it has what you want, it's absolutely brilliant - see for example this drawing (one of several) of The Steam Tug HERCULES. You can try searching by type of ship or you can search for "maritime", which seems to turn up a number of ships. When you ...


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If you are willing to go for a certain feel, there is a huge body of illustration in the public domain. When I laid out Love in the Time of Seið, which Matthijs Holter and I co-wrote, I found wonderful nordic fantasy illustrations using Google Books. I limited the time frame for results to pre-1910 and then scanned domestic American children's books for ...


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Most every small town has a lawman or three... Sometimes local, sometimes state level. Most small towns will have a doctor and a nurse or two... often inept at major medical issues, but very competent on colds, flu, childhood diseases, sinus infections, and broken bones. A dentist, a dental assistant (possibly trained by the doc rather than formal ...


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The Onamastikon is superb. Tons of real world historical name lists.


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I'm also in the process of making a dreamworld (horror) RPG system and campaign, so here's a list of a few more things that haven't been mentioned so far: Lucidity is a game about dreaming. In the world of Lucidity, for reasons unknown, what people dreamed started to become real. But, for the most part, people didn’t realize that it was happening. The ...


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A quick Google search reveals: The Game Crafter Guild of Blades Retail Group From the sites, it sounds like there are some issues with producing cards on demand that lead to a slightly lower quality than traditional publishing. Unfortunately, I have no personal experience with either product :/


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Generating 60 CC-licensed black-and-white character portraits was the goal of the Kickstarter project "60 Terrible Character Portraits For Creative Commons Release". The project ended with enough funding to commision 108 character portraits, and the high-resolution images are available for download.


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If you looking for something pretty specific. Census information would work the best. I'm sure there would be a little interpretation needed. But here is 2000 Census on Occupational information. There are divisions by region, including but not limited to Midwest. http://www.census.gov/prod/2003pubs/c2kbr-25.pdf * Some of the best rpg source content can ...


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The main two that come to mind that have RPG implementations are H.P. Lovecraft's Dreamlands, for which Call of Cthulhu has various editions of a Dreamlands supplement, and Don't Rest Your Head, which is somewhat like Dark City. There's an old RPG called Morpheus that is set in dream. If you just want source material, then depending on tone you want there's ...


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Pick a few favorite images and try to find out who created them (a large percent of them should have some kind of signature: look for it either on the image or somewhere near it (in its title etc.) For unknown painters/photographers and images, try TinEye. Once you've got the name of the painter/photographer, google it (not the theme, as you say in your ...


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Just to help address the above, http://www.fromoldbooks.org/ , http://www.oldbookart.com/ Generally when searching looking for Public Domain or Royalty Free (as opposed to creative commons, which while certainly works, I find has a much smaller body of stuff in it due to it being a license as opposed to a state like Public Domain in which things fall ...


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On Foot Budget for 2 miles per hour, with an extra hour per 1000 foot elevation climb. This is assuming you can walk on the slope. If you are only carrying yourself (and maybe a water bottle), figure on 3 mph. Figure you have about 8-10 hours of walking a day, will give you 15-20 miles depending on conditions (mud, hills, extreme heat/cold will slow you ...


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If it will be in the Northwest US, there are a large number of logging or sawmill towns. There are also grain mill towns, mining towns, etc. I'd just pick a blue-collar occupation and make that the foundation of the city. Look at most of these small towns (and even cities like Detroit) you are either employed in the main industry/employer, or a "support" ...


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Before you try and integrate any online tools, make sure your players will go for it. Some are reluctant to use technology. I tried to work Google Wave into my game back when we were starting. I figured that loot distribution was something that could take place outside of game time. All the players agreed with me. But none of them used it. Well, they ...


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Computer game concept work sometimes is a great source of inspiration. Things that spring to mind are the Witcher, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, and so on... They can get you some nice drawn characters, monsters, and environments. In addition, whatever source of inspiration for your game, do google image that. You maybe surprised. For example, google "spooky ...


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If you can live with names that simply have the "feel" of a particular culture (same morphemes, etc.), there are good ones at: Chris Pound's Name Generation Page http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~pound/ and squid.org Random Name Generator http://www.squid.org/rpg-random-generator If you want names that are actually used in real world cultures, your best bet may ...


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OK - some of these I have listed more because they play about with the kind of themes you might want to look at in a dream based campaign, so forgive me if they appear slightly tangential. RPG related resources: Changeling: the Dreaming sourcebooks - this game focuses heavily on dream realms and may contain useful pointers (may also apply to Changeling: ...


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You're in luck. Episode 48 of the Paper Money podcast devotes nearly the whole show to this topic.


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Amy, try Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures In Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. It's a classic Victorian nightmarish dreamworld, simultaneously comic and horrific. The sense of powerlessness is particularly strong. Also, H.P. Lovecraft's Dream stories, such as The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath. This time, it's simultaneously beautiful and horrific. ...


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I haven't used it for straight 3.x in quite some time, but PCGen is quite a fully-featured d20 system character builder. I use it mostly for Pathfinder these days, but I also used it for 3.x during my Living Greyhawk career. It is a free product, for both the good and the bad that comes with it - datafiles are built by volunteers, so are free, but may not be ...


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This exists... but you're going to be disappointed by the answer. It's the tables in the book. There's no automatic tool like this, because how you want to use it can't be automatic. There is no way to "just" put in the dice rolls, and get the results, because there are many tables linked together, each requiring different rolls be made. At best, there ...


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There is no directory, but here are some guides GM tips: http://www.ruleofcool.com/smf/index.php/topic,1234.0.html Spell-casting guide: http://www.ruleofcool.com/smf/index.php/topic,1156.0.html Just blade guide: http://www.ruleofcool.com/smf/index.php/topic,47.0.html Mount Guide: http://www.ruleofcool.com/smf/index.php/topic,1016.0.html Elemental guide: ...


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The awesome dungeonmorphs are free in multiple formats! These are old-school in art style but made to match each other perfectly in terms of entrances and exits. I have the dice and the cards and love them. You get 90 of them in PDF, PNG, and dungeonographer (which is also free) formats. http://www.dungeonmorphs.com/battlemats.shtml


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Dover Books has sold compilations of royalty-free art for decades. Very affordable books, no additional costs. Be sure to review the extensive list on the left side of: http://store.doverpublications.com/by-subject-art.html Notable: Fantastic Ornament: 110 Designs and Motifs "Swirling with gargoyles, devils, dragons, griffins, and other images that haunt ...



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