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    Post Resources for writers and gamers alike.

    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....cupations.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/a...s_Glossary.htm -- Some architecture terms

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

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    Excellent! Thank you!!

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    Not a problem. It seems there are a lot of kindred spirits in here so I may as well share

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    Some neat finds here, thx for posting.
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    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!
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    Nice, certainly useful. Have some rep!
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    Here are some reference sites that I have found extremely helpful in my world building and novel writing endeavors:


    Monster Reference Site:

    http://www.monstropedia.org/index.php?title=Main_Page

    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)

    http://larseighner.com/world_builder/index.html

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



    Snowflake Method for Novel Writing:

    http://www.advancedfictionwriting.com/art/snowflake.php

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

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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Locution View Post
    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?

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