Excellent! Thank you!!
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.
Excellent! Thank you!!
My finished maps
"...sometimes the most efficient way to make something look drawn by hand is to simply draw it by hand..."
Oooh Thank You Locution!
Moved to Reference material so it doesn't get lost!
Not a problem. It seems there are a lot of kindred spirits in here so I may as well share
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!)
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.
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!