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Offline Kvetch

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Various Building help links
« on: October 18, 2013, 04:07:48 pm »
I was thinking today (while I was reading the Friday Gems from gamemaster (and blogger) Johnn Four that some of the stuff he posts could be used by builders building an area in a mud.  I mean, how different is building a mud area than building a gaming world?  So, here are a few links to get you started with more to come.

Coming up with unique names for rooms in a dungeon can be difficult and hackslashmaster (or whatever name that person is actually using) has come up with a simple (?) solution - multiple tables.  Check out the link here: http://hackslashmaster.blogspot.ca/2011/03/on-table-for-mega-dungeon-zone-names.html

Also, Chaotic Shiny has quite a few random generators on their page for almost anything you can think of.  Check them out at:  http://chaoticshiny.com/index.php

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Re: Various Building help links
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2013, 04:46:36 pm »
Hmm... maybe I should have used this next link when working on my villages for the Dragon Master zone.

http://www.wizardawn.com/rpg/tool_villg.php

Again, there does seem to be a lot more there than just this one generator.  Take a look at all of them.

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Re: Various Building help links
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2013, 08:27:02 pm »
Those are really cool! It gets the gears turning and helps motivate creativity. I may have to use some of those if I can ever get back to my zone.   :D
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Re: Various Building help links
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2013, 05:27:28 pm »
Want to create an interesting magic item?  Create a background and sprinkle the information around your area.  Not sure where to start?  Try this link for ideas:
http://www.roleplayingtips.com/campaigns/how-to-create-deep-compelling-magic-item-backgrounds-in-just-60-seconds/

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Re: Various Building help links
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2013, 05:29:39 pm »
Don't want to build your own map, but want a map?  Try this site:
http://rpgcharacters.wordpress.com/maps/

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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2013, 06:51:08 pm »
This could have been useful in the pirate rpl last month, but alas, I didn't see the link until now.  Learn to curse like an Elizabethan. by clicking on this link and following the instructions:

http://trevorstone.org/curse/

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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2013, 07:31:23 pm »
Here is another generator that may help come up with ideas for possible adventures in your zones.  Or at least it's another possible useful generator.

http://www.roleplayingtips.com/city-encounter-generator/

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« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2013, 07:44:16 pm »
And another link.  This one to various body language that can be used either for Mobs (NPC's) or for roleplaying.

http://www.roleplayingtips.com/gm-techniques/how-to-use-body-language-for-better-storytelling/

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« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2013, 03:00:59 pm »
In case you can't find your graph paper when building an area (or mapping an area out), here is a link where you can create almost any type of graph paper you could buy.   Good substitute for running out to the store when you're in the middle of something just because you used your last sheet...

http://incompetech.com/graphpaper/

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Re: Various Building help links
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2013, 10:02:43 pm »
Try out this link for more description help:

http://www.roleplayingtips.com/readissue.php?number=204

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Re: Various Building help links
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2013, 07:13:54 pm »
Ever wonder how to describe a gem other than "pretty"?  Here's your basic gems on what they look like (some of them actually have basic value - yeah, i took this off a website too):

Gem Descriptions

Ornamental Stones
Azurite: Opaque, mottled deep blue
Banded Agate: Brown, blue, red, and white stripes
Blue Quartz: Transparent pale blue
Eye Agate: Gray, white, brown, blue, and green circles
Hematite: Gray-black
Lapis Lazuli: Light or dark blue with yellow flecks
Malachite: Striated light and dark green
Moss Agate: Pink, yellow-white with gray-green moss-like markings
Obsidian: Jet black
Rhodochrosite: Light pink
Tiger Eye Agate: Rich golden brown with dark striping
Turquoise: Aqua with darker mottling

Semi-Precious Stones
Bloodstone: Dark gray with red flecks
Carnelian: Orange to red-brown
Chalcedony: White
Chrysoprase: Translucent apple to emerald green
Citrine: Pale yellow brown
Jasper: Blue, black to brown
Moonstone: White with pale blue hue
Onyx: Black, white, or bands of both
Rock Crystal: Clear, transparent
Sardonyx: Bands of red and white
Smoky Quartz: light gray, yellow, brown or blue
Star Rose Quartz: Smoky rose with white star center
Zircon: Clear pale aqua
Fancy to Precious Amber: Transparent golden (100 gp)
Alexandrite: Dark green (100 gp)
Amethyst: Purple crystal (100 gp)
Aquamarine: pale blue green (500 gp)
Chrysoberyl: green or yellow green (100 gp)
Coral: Pink to crimson (100 gp)
Garnet: Deep red to violet crystal (100-500 gp)
Jade: Light to dark green or white (100 gp)
Jet: Deep black (100 gp)
Pearl: Pure white, rose, to black (100-500 gp)
Peridot: Olive green (500 gp)
Spinel: Red, red-brown, green, or deep blue (100-500 gp)
Topaz: Golden yellow (500 gp)
Tourmaline: Pale green, blue, brown, or red (100 gp)

Gems and Jewels
Black Opal: Dark green with black mottling and golden flecks (1,000 gp)
Black Sapphire: Rich black with highlights (5,000 gp)
Diamond: Clear blue-white, rich blue, yellow, or pink (5,000 gp)
Emerald: Brilliant green (5,000 gp)
Fire Opal: Fiery red (1,000 gp)
Jacinth: Fiery orange (5,000 gp)
Opal: Pale blue with green and gold mottling (1,000 gp)
Oriental Amethyst: Deep purple (1,000 gp)
Oriental Emerald: Bright green (5,000 gp)
Oriental Topaz: Fiery yellow (1,000 gp)
Ruby: Clear to deep crimson red (5,000 gp)
Sapphire: Clear to medium blue (1,000 gp)
Star Ruby: Translucent ruby with white star highlights (5,000 gp)
Star Sapphire: Translucent blue with white star highlights (5,000 gp)

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Re: Various Building help links
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2013, 07:39:19 pm »
If we ever get potions in the game, this could be a useful guide for gathering herbs and their possible properties:

http://www.rdinn.com/dmcorner/78/guide_to_herbs_for_rpgs.html