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11-25-2009, 05:29 PM
I was looking through some of my old bookmarks and thought I should share some of the interesting resources I have found. These are sites that I have visited frequently to help me with writing and fleshing out my campaign worlds.
I hope you find them helpful.

I apologize if these have been posted in the past.

http://www.historicalweapons.com/swordsterminology.html -- A few lists defining the terminology of medeival and renaissance weaponry

http://www.termisti.refer.org/nauterm/dicten.htm -- Several resources for nautical terms.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~dav4is/Sources/Occupations.html -- Dictionary of Ancient Occupations and Trades,
Ranks, Offices, and Titles

http://www.writing-world.com/sf/hordes.shtml -- An interesting article on keeping army sizes a little more realistic.

http://www.artemisillustration.com/assets/text/Ornamental%20%20Terms_Glossary.htm -- Some architecture terms

http://www.medieval-spell.com/ -- A decent resource for many things medieval.

11-25-2009, 07:43 PM
Excellent! Thank you!!

11-25-2009, 07:45 PM
Oooh Thank You Locution!

Moved to Reference material so it doesn't get lost!

11-26-2009, 04:13 AM
Not a problem. It seems there are a lot of kindred spirits in here so I may as well share :)

Steel General
11-26-2009, 07:32 AM
Some neat finds here, thx for posting.

11-30-2009, 05:17 PM
Great stuff! I was writing a sword fighting scene and then later looked up the actual parts of a sword and various techniques. It really added a lot to the chapter.

Also http://www.stormthecastle.com/ has about everything from how to build a catapault to how hot boiling oil should be (just kidding about the oil!)

Thanks again!

11-30-2009, 05:32 PM
Nice, certainly useful. Have some rep!

12-05-2009, 09:01 PM
Here are some reference sites that I have found extremely helpful in my world building and novel writing endeavors:

Monster Reference Site:


This site has TONS of information about all kinds of monsters, and it is very well organized.

World Building Questions (not geography, more cultural/political)


These questions are very helpful for creating all of the cultural, political, historical, and miscellaneous portions of world building.

Snowflake Method for Novel Writing:


This is for those novel writers out there who, like me, find a logical and organized approach helpful.

12-06-2009, 12:29 AM
Good stuff, though I have never been a fan of the snowflake method (just the way my mind works I guess). Thanks for the addition!

12-06-2009, 01:20 AM
Good stuff, though I have never been a fan of the snowflake method (just the way my mind works I guess). Thanks for the addition!

You don't like the engineering approach to creative writing?

12-06-2009, 02:45 PM
Good stuff, though I have never been a fan of the snowflake method (just the way my mind works I guess). Thanks for the addition!

Different people think differently :D.

12-07-2009, 04:17 AM
Its true, I am a bit of an anomaly I have found. I literally HAVE to start writing from the beginning in a pseudo-final draft format. No rough draft for this guy. It makes it hard to make any real progress however since I easily get lost in the details. It`s probably why i have never accomplished anything significant.

12-17-2009, 02:46 AM
Here are a couple more sites I have found. I am not sure if they have been posted elsewhere so sorry in advance.

These are more directly applicable to cartography



04-04-2010, 10:21 PM
Wow!!! Great resources for curious amateur novelists! Thanks a lot!