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ravells
05-14-2008, 10:13 AM
If, like me, you have trouble coming up with names for your fantasy cities and towns, have a go on this name generator. (http://www.rinkworks.com/namegen/) It's worth checking out the other stuff the site has to offer too.

Midgardsormr
05-14-2008, 12:13 PM
Heh. Check out the Dialectizer, too: an indispensable tool for web page translation.

Airith
05-14-2008, 08:53 PM
I pretty much use that for all my names, and probably all my future names as well. rep to you ravells

delgondahntelius
05-15-2008, 05:04 AM
Heh. Check out the Dialectizer, too: an indispensable tool for web page translation.

OMG .. that is too funny.. lol
http://www.rinkworks.com/dialect/dialectp.cgi?dialect=redneck&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cartographersguild.com

delgondahntelius
05-15-2008, 01:25 PM
I like http://www.mythosa.net/ for generating names when I have a need to... but it not only generates names... it generates a great big googly-moogly bunch of things, even random dungeons and city streets and caves ... tarot readings... moon phases... castle geomorphs... I also love its 3.5 town generator .... which does a whole lotta work for minimal pay... no top of that... its so easy to make your own types of tables an generators I don't see why everyone doesn't have it... it should be mandatory in fact... :D

Oh.. and for a good 3.5 EL calculator .. try http://www.penpaperpixel.org/tools/d20encountercalculator.htm or http://www.liquidmateria.info/xpcalc.php and here http://www.quatrilien.com/rpg/Encounter.html

and a couple of online dice rollers that actually keep your rolls on a database http://krisinchico.brinkster.net/rolldata.asp and http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/
and yet another http://www.openroleplaying.org/tools/dieroller/index.cgi

Course... I could go on and on like this... I've been collecting links, docs, xcl, exe and everything in between on gaming, dnd and mapping for a very long time... which is why I'm surprised I didn't find this site until a few months ago... I'm always out there surfing for stuff...

Phae O' Brien
07-24-2012, 10:23 AM
I like http://www.mythosa.net/ for generating names when I have a need to... but it not only generates names... it generates a great big googly-moogly bunch of things, even random dungeons and city streets and caves ... tarot readings... moon phases... castle geomorphs... I also love its 3.5 town generator .... which does a whole lotta work for minimal pay... no top of that... its so easy to make your own types of tables an generators I don't see why everyone doesn't have it... it should be mandatory in fact... :D

I've never heard of this generator until now and OMG, it has knocked me off my socks! :shock: It is simply amazing and will definitely be a great help, especially its Coat of Arms generator! Thanks so much for sharing this!!! :D

Juan Severino
12-21-2014, 03:59 PM
Sorry to said but none of those links works. Give error 404 page can not be display.

Ascension
12-21-2014, 04:18 PM
The ones I use:

http://www.thewingless.com/forge/forge.htm
http://www.dragonsmark.com/names.php
http://donjon.bin.sh/name/#medieval_europe
http://www.fantasynamegen.com/
http://fantasynamegenerators.com/
http://dicelog.com/yafnag
http://www.seventhsanctum.com/index-name.php

chick
12-21-2014, 04:28 PM
And I'll add my favorite one: http://www.namegenerator.biz/place-name-generator.php

foremost
12-21-2014, 04:46 PM
Hey all, here are some more tools for your pleasure.

ORBIS (http://orbis.stanford.edu/) <-- Cool travel-map, found this thanks to Maezar
Colorbrewer: Color Advice for Maps (http://colorbrewer2.org/) <-- Neat tool to explore, good if you want different countries or boundaries.
TypeBrewer (http://www.typebrewer.org/typebrewer.html) <-- Typestyle can really affect Maps
A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods (http://www.visual-literacy.org/periodic_table/periodic_table.html) <-- If you need to show information on your map and need a format to do it.
RANDOM.ORG - Geographic Coordinates (http://www.random.org/geographic-coordinates/) <-- Great for brainstorming map places & ideas (more often than not, itíll be water though)
http://www.mapcrunch.com/ <-- Random street view, helpful for inspiration especially with modern maps. Also shows cultural differences (architecture) and land differences between geographical location.
Behind the Name: Random Name Generator (http://www.behindthename.com/random/) <-- Another name generator for some variation. Others I looked at were dumb because they were combined phrases, not actual names. (Example: Empire of the Dirty Pelican)
Flash Earth - Zoom into satellite and aerial imagery of the Earth in Flash (http://www.flashearth.com/) <-- Neat alternative to google maps
NASA World Wind (http://worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/index.html) <-- More 3-D google earth stuff, by NASA
http://bioval.jrc.ec.europa.eu/products/gam/images/large/shipping_laness.png <-- Shipping Lanes
Chaotic Shiny - Language Mixer (http://chaoticshiny.com/langreplace.php) <-- Language generator

Lewx
12-26-2014, 06:38 PM
Fantasy is the genre which most is aiming to stay true to conventions.

The hero's homeland is Middle Age England or Middle Age America (lol), the evil guys are in the east, and western names are distinctly English while eastern names are distinctly Orcish.