Posted by: innerfire | July 30, 2006

RP resources

There were actually so many I decided to make a whole post just for them. Here you go. Some of the links may be outdated, just a warning. Language resources, naming, generators, tests, history and lore… etc.

Long post ahead.


http://www.munitions.com/fianna/lion/biblio.html
Was looking up things on the Lion clan, and found that. It’s a bibliography on samurai.

http://www.seventhsanctum.com/index.php
Generators for both serious and parody work.

http://www.samurai.com/5rings/
The actual Book of Five Rings, which I assume this setting is based on.

http://www.burningvoid.com/rpg/
Good tips for Players and DMs alike. For example:
http://www.burningvoid.com/rpg/2002/improv2.php
Improvisation techniques for DMs.

http://www.gemofthenorth.org/netbook/6-2.html
If we ever play Forgotten Realms, this page has some really incredible stuff on Silverymoon.

http://www.effingpot.com/
The Brittish-American Dictionary.

http://www.grey-company.org/Maerdyn/resources/translator/
House Maerdyn’s Drow-English Translator

English To Elvish: (Most are based on Tolkien. Woo.)
http://www.dragons-inn.org/Ifreann/Tynntangial/eng_elf.html
http://www.grey-company.org/Circle/language/search/Wordsearch.cgi?Language=Elven&Word=green
http://www.forodrim.org/daeron/md_parl.html (phrases)
http://mimas.ceti.pl/tengwar/ott/english.php (transcribing + jpgs!)
http://www.uib.no/People/hnohf/qcourse.htm (Quenya)

http://dict.regex.info/cgi-bin/j-e/jis/dict
Japanese to English. If you want the romaji (romanized form of the words) then choose this link instead:
http://dict.regex.info/cgi-bin/j-e/tty/FG=r/dict?sDict=on
Where I’ve set it up so it’ll output romaji for you folks. Keep in mind, that it isn’t always a direct translation.
http://www.solon.org/cgi-bin/j-e/jis/glossary.html?SASE=/cgi-bin/j-e/jis/usekanji.html#romaji

http://www.takase.com/Names/NameInJapanese.htm
A place that does Caligraphy, but very useful if you want to translate your name into Japanese, and so forth. Translates (usually) based on meaning.

http://humanum.arts.cuhk.edu.hk/Lexis/Latin/
Latin-English Dictionary

http://www.geiriadur.net/
Welsh-English Dictionary

http://www.pantheon.org/
Encyclopedia Mythica

http://www.thebards.net/music/
Good old Celtic songs. Collun uses a few of these.

http://www.bigisland.com/~stony/loreindx.html
Native American Lore Index

http://www.gamingw.net/articles/100

Culture of Japan during the Feudal era. Yo.

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