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1000 non-RPG websites for RPG ideas

dreamthief

Villager
Well as the title says, 1000 NON-RPG websites to look at for inspiration and ideas. I'm just amazed at what's out there that can be picked for game resources.

1. http://horimono.net/ - Japanese Tattoos
2. http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historic_us_cities.html - Historical US Maps
3. http://www.thebanmappingproject.com/ - Atlas to every tomb in the Valley of the Kings
4. http://www.americanfolklore.net/ - Stories from American Folklore
5. http://www.themoonlitroad.com/ - The Moon lit Road; Ghost stories from the American South
6. http://www.chronicle-future.co.uk/ - A guide to the next 50 years
7. http://www.symbols.com/ - The resource for symbols, bar none.
8. http://www.bulfinch.org/ - Bulfinch's Mythology
9. http://www.weeklyworldnews.com - Just... ODD!
 
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Mark

CreativeMountainGames.com
10. http://www.strangehorizons.com/2001/20011022/medieval_clothing.shtml
Medieval Clothing

11. http://sunsite.ee/animals/
Animals of Estonia

12. http://www.howstuffworks.com/
Ask how things work

13. http://www.bcpl.net/~tross/gnlist.html
Group Names for Birds

14. http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/
NASA site

15. http://www.xs4all.nl/~kvenjb/madmon.htm
Mad Monarchs

16. http://www.gis.net/~dansmith/fonts/
Fantasy Fonts

17. http://www.switcheroozoo.com/
Combine animals into unusual combos

18. http://www.kokogiak.com/megafauna/default.asp
Extinct Animals.

19. http://title.flywheel.org/
Random Title and Name Generator

Enjoy... :)
 
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drnuncheon

Villager
20. http://www.maryrose.org/ - the excavation of a Tudor warship
21. http://www.hillsdale.edu/dept/History/War/index.htm - period documents from military history

These will be more valuable to players of modern games, but can be applied to other genres with a bit more work:

For people who want to make the Thieves' Guild a 'family' business:
22. http://www.americanmafia.com/
23. http://www.crimelibrary.com/

For people who want to 'illuminate' the various conspiracies in their world:
24. http://www.crank.net/

J
 
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Teflon Billy

Villager
37. http://www.kleimo.com/random/name.cfm Nice name generator

38. http://www.io.com/~eighner/world_builder/world_builder_index.html Magical world building checklist for writers. Invaluable I think.

39. http://www.seventhsanctum.com/gens/evilnamer.php the Evil Name Generator Angelsboi originally posted

40. http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~pound/ another name generator. Wicked.

41. http://home.hiwaay.net/~lkseitz/comics/herogen/ Super Hero generator. More useful for concepts than the tongue in cheek presentation would have you believe.
 

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