Ages of the Wheel Theory - Tar Valon Library
So, here is our theory at the way the Wheel of Time has gone:

1st Age - Due to the radiation and the hard times (we likely lose all technology), channeling is rediscovered and used. We do all sorts of strange things with it, including making Portal Stones. Since the world was pretty much destroyed, everyone forgot the old religions - including the existence of a Dark One.
2nd Age - Age of Legends. A new society and government is formed, replacing the one in the 1st Age.
3rd Age - Rand's time. The Dark One tries to break free and the Dragon Reborn prevents him.
4th Age - Stories, songs, and marginally accurate accounts of Rand are written. The Dragon Reborn is highly known.
5th Age - Something happened to Break the world again, changing the landmasses into what we know now. The people are reduced to tribes of hunter-gatherers, and knowledge is only preserved as stories. Channelers are the shaman and Wise Women of the various tribes and religions. This Age ends perhaps as late as 33 AD, with the death of the last channeler, Jesus.
6th Age - From 33 AD to perhaps 1700 AD. This is the medieval and renaissance times, with high society around, but little in the way of technology or comfort for anyone but the rich. This ends with the Industrial Revolution.
7th Age - Our Age, the Age of technology and no channelers. America and Russia get into a nuclear war, Breaking the world yet again, and ending the 7th Age.
wot  WheelOfTime  Ages 
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Cmder | Console Emulator
Portable console emulator for Windows
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The open source, privacy-friendly, fun and honest social network helping make the world a better place.
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Dicing for Dungeons : DnDBehindTheScreen
I don't know if you've ever seen the awe and mystery that is In Cörpathium, but if you haven't, then run and go read that, and then come back. I can wait.



Right. Very cool, yes? Amazing shit. So I thought, why not a nice version for dungeons? This is by no means a new idea, and Google shall lead you to many versions, but we all like to put our own spin on things, and my thing is that I like to create generic engines to drive your own creative modifications. So on we go.

This method of generating both dungeon map and dungeon content relies on a spectrum of dice, the amount used depending on the size of the dungeon you want to create.

Let's first look at the die types, and then we'll talk numbers.
rpg  DnD  Generator  fantasy 
Dicing for Swamps : DnDBehindTheScreen
I don't know if you've ever seen the awe and mystery that is In Cörpathium, then run and go read that, and then come back. I can wait.



Amazing, yes? Well, I modified the idea and came up with Dicing for Dungeons, and I really wanted to expand this idea to other terrains that could work with this idea of random seeding. What better than the ubiquitous swamp?

This method of generating both swamp map and swamp content relies on a spectrum of dice, the amount used depending on the size of the swamp you want to create.

Let's first look at the die types, and then we'll talk numbers.
rpg  DnD  Fantasy  Generator 
The Homebrewery - NaturalCrit
Quickly create the parameters of interesting adventures. Comprising a number of charts for different aspects. But you'll have to fill in the gaps.

This is designed to be quick and simple way of generating small one-shot adventures suitable as filler for the "5–8 adventures per level" campaign guidance. You could weave the rolled adventure into your current campaign arc (if you have one), but you don’t have to.
rpg  DnD  Fantasy  Generator 
Charts for quickly rolling up a short adventure : DnDBehindTheScreen
(pretty version: http://homebrewery.naturalcrit.com/share/BkmCRUuhG )

This is designed to be quick and simple way of generating small one-shot adventures suitable as filler. You could weave the rolled adventure into your current campaign arc (if you have one), but you don’t have to.

This is mostly inspired by Dicing for Swamps, Dicing for Dungeons, and another post I've lost the link to for rolling up enriched encounters. Like those posts, it leverages the idea of using different size dice for different tables. This is a first draft version, it hasn't been extensively play tested as yet.
rpg  generator  DnD  Fantasy 
The AskHistorians Podcast
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podcast  history  reddit 
What order should Asimov's Foundation series be read in? - Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange
The author himself, Isaac Asimov, wrote in the Author's Note of the Prelude to Foundation that he is providing a guide for those readers that might appreciate it since the books "were not written in the order in which (perhaps) they should be read." Therein, he offers the following chronological order:

The Complete Robot (1982) Collection of 31 Short Stories about robots.
The Caves of Steel (1954) His first Robot novel.
The Naked Sun (1957) The second Robot novel.
The Robots of Dawn (1983) The third Robot novel.
Robots and Empire (1985) The fourth (final) Robot novel.
The Currents of Space (1952) The first Empire novel.
The Stars, Like Dust-- (1951) The second Empire novel.
Pebble in the Sky (1950) The third and final Empire novel.
Prelude to Foundation (1988) The first Foundation novel.
Forward the Foundation (1992) The second Foundation novel. (Not in Asimov's list as it had not been written yet.)
Foundation (1951) The third Foundation novel, comprised of 5 stories originally published between 1942-1949.
Foundation and Empire (1952) The fourth Foundation novel, comprised of 2 stories originally published in 1945.
Second Foundation (1953) The fifth Foundation novel, comprised of 2 stories originally published in 1948 and 1949.
Foundation's Edge (1982) The sixth Foundation novel.
Foundation and Earth (1983) The seventh Foundation novel.
asimov  scifi  foundation 
3 days ago
Series Guide - Kaedrin's Guide to Isaac Asimov
In the "Author's Note" at the beginning of Prelude to Foundation*, Asimov says that when he wrote "Foundation", which appeared in the May 1942 issue of Astounding Science Fiction, he had no idea that he had begun a series of stories that would eventually grow into seven volumes and a total of approximately 700,000 words. Nor did he have any idea that it would be unified with his stories involving robots and the Galactic Empire for a grand total of 15 volumes and about 1,500,000 words.
asimov  book  scifi 
3 days ago
seriesguide - asimov
I, Robot [ROBOTS]

The Caves of Steel [ROBOTS]

The Naked Sun [ROBOTS]

Mirror Image (short story) [ROBOTS]

The Robots of Dawn [ROBOTS]

Robots and Empire [ROBOTS]

The Stars, Like Dust-- [EMPIRE]

The Currents of Space [EMPIRE]

Pebble in the Sky [EMPIRE]

Foundation [FOUNDATION]

Foundation and Empire [FOUNDATION]

Second Foundation [FOUNDATION]

Foundation's Edge [FOUNDATION]

Foundation and Earth [FOUNDATION]

Prelude to Foundation [FOUNDATION]

Forward the Foundation [FOUNDATION]
reading  books  guide  scifi  asimov  foundation 
3 days ago
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blogofholding 5e Spellbook
Printable spellbooks for all the Monster Manual monsters
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7 days ago
5E Action Reference Cheatsheet : DnD
A while ago I found an image through this subreddit to help you remember all your options when in combat. https://i.imgur.com/DzYqLkw.png I started a game with new players and this is perfect for them. However, the quality is so low it didn't really work to print out. And I didn't like the colours (sorry, whoever created it) as they didn't make sense.

So I've recreated the document (with very minor changes) in Illustrator so it is a vector file and can be scaled to any size. Thank you to the original creator of this. Hopefully you find it useful yourself and enjoy a clearer version.

AI file: https://drive.google.com/open?id=15qZW9nbh7R2dKo9ntHa7D5O5UBZW6xrJ

PDF file (~A4/Letter size) : https://drive.google.com/open?id=1vySGKVX_lGOp42Hm0iRZnwfsmTD30gYy
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Truthbrary.org appears to be the creation of the comedian’s newly unveiled alter-ego, a Maga-loving citizen journalist
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Dark Sun Conversion for Lamentations or Other Retro-Clones
I'm running some Dark Sun games soon. I'm not well-versed in 2e and didn't want to devote a lot to it, so I figured I'd just run it with Lamentations. This post contains all of my homebrew so far. It should be usable with any retroclone, however.
DarkSun  DnD  RPG  Conversion 
8 days ago
The Dragon Reread
We're reading the Wheel of Time series of fantasy novels by Robert Jordan! We read them when we were younger, but now we are wiser.

Why? Because they're so much fun! Adventure, magic, battles, politics, treachery, horses, braid-pulling... these books are top flight entertainment. They're also, as the kids say these days, "problematic". We'll dig into it as we go.

We read about 5 chapters every episode, and we recap the events of the story, so you don't have to read along unless you want to. Join us!
podcast  wot  WheelOfTime 
9 days ago
A New Take on HIndrances - Pinnacle Entertainment Group Forums
With Savage World Black I've thought a lot about how I might modify things in the game, and recently got thinking on Hindrances. I have a blog post that goes into more of my reasoning, but here the end result of how I might modify Hindrances to have them focus on roleplaying.

1. Everybody gets the extra four points to spend on their character that they previously would have gotten for taking the one major and two minor Hindrances.
2. Hindrances do not give any more points.
3. Hindrances do not include mechanical penalties.
4. Instead Hindrances are ways to earn Bennies, with something that I'm calling an Exchange (working title). This means you follow your Hindrance and it puts you in danger, makes you automatically fail at a task, or otherwise complicate the story, you earn a Benny. Either the GM or the player can propose an Exchange, and both have to agree to it for it to happen.

Here are a few examples of Hindrances from the core book and what an Exchange would look like:

Big Mouth
Exchange: You can earn a Benny by revealing information that you really shouldn't, like telling your nemesis your plans to defeat them or giving away who your BFF has a crush on.

Bad Eyes
Exchange: You can earn a Benny in exchange for automatically failing a check that relies on vision, such as overlooking a thief sneaking into camp or missing the last shot that might stop a foe from escaping.

Exchange: You can earn a Benny by putting your self in danger in order to protect a less powerful NPC, such as by rushing into a fire to save young girl's kitten or trying to rescue townsfolk from slavers who clearly outnumber you.

Exchange: You can earn a Benny when you small stature prevents you from doing something the rest of the party can, such as pulling yourself up through a window or fitting uniforms used to infiltrate the Dark Lord's stronghold.
SavageWorlds  RPG 
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The Social Shaming of Racists Is Working | The Nation
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The "Real" Stormtrooper Helmets & Armor
Star Wars featured some of the most iconic costume designs ever seen in film, none more so than the Imperial Stormtrooper. The design work for these characters can be traced back to Ralph McQuarrie's early drawings and paintings produced in 1975.
Below a photograph of the original clay sculpt of the Stormtrooper helmet, taken at Elstree Studio's near London around February 1976. Most people looking at this will believe it has the unmistaken look of the finished design, especially when you look at the curves around the frown and nose sections. As you can see the ears are "missing", with this presumably a late design change where the ears were added to hide the join between the face and back section. This wouldn't have been necessary if the helmet was made a single piece (such as from fiberglass, like Vader), however given they opted for vacuum forming it required 2 separate sections (face and back/cap), creating a gap between them and thus the "ears".
14 days ago
Offical Character Sheets | Dungeons & Dragons
Here you'll find download links to D&D character sheets.

Includes a full set of fifth edition D&D character sheets, plus three additional styles of double-sided character sheets. Each character sheet provides plenty of room to keep track of everything that makes a character unique. Also included is an introductory character sheet designed specifically to help ease new players into the game.
dnd  5e  rpg 
15 days ago
Keep on the Borderlands in Forgotten Realms? : rpg
Look at the Stonelands, in northern Cormyr. Dead north of Suzail, in the middle of nowhere, according to the fluff already abandoned.
rpg  dnd  forgottenrealms 
22 days ago
gettingstarted - dndnext
As it stands to begin playing Dungeons and Dragons 5e you have two options purchasing the D&D 5e Starter Set or you can use the freely available D&D Basic Rules available online, or in PDF form here. The Starter Set contains a 64 page adventure intended to introduce players to the game, a short rulebook for playing, 5 pre-generated characters (also available for download here), and a set of dice (The rules for character creation are not included in the starter set but are available for free here). Everything you need to play is included in the box.
dnd  5e  rpg 
28 days ago
Strapdown.js - Instant and elegant Markdown documents
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js  bootstrap  markdown  html  javascript 
28 days ago
Star-Fall RPG Actual Play Podcast by Kevin C Mason on Apple Podcasts
RPG roleplaying in the world of Star-Fall. Written and gamemastered by Kevin C Mason. The story is told with the use of short stories, audio dramas, and actual Roleplaying sessions. Starfall is one thousand years in the future where faster than light travel is commonplace, however, freedom is not. Sometimes serious... Many times downright silly. This podcast is everything that you might expect at a game table
podcast  starwars  rpg 
5 weeks ago
You Got Science in My Fantasy! | Dungeons & Dragons
The new Dungeon Master’s Guide is full of options for fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons, even going so far as to provide rules for explosives and alien tech in a D&D campaign. Sound weird?

As it turns out, both those ideas have a very long history, with the idea of science fantasy in Dungeons & Dragons dating all the way back to the creation of the game.
DnD  RPG  Science  Scifi 
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'Ms. Virginia needs our support.' Schools rally around beloved crossing guard, daughter.
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Micro.Wiki | Resources for Micro.Blog
Micro.blog is groovy. This is a community index, champion’s enchiridion of all things Micro.blog. NOTE! This is a community resource and is in no way officially tied to Micro.blog. The bona fide documentation lives at help.micro.blog (make sure not to miss the community guidelines).
microblog  microblogging  blogging  list 
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The Bill Gates Line – Stratechery by Ben Thompson
“That’s a crock of shit. This isn’t a platform. A platform is when the economic value of everybody that uses it, exceeds the value of the company that creates it. Then it’s a platform.”
business  economics  google  facebook 
8 weeks ago
The Star Wars Trilogy | Project 4K77
Welcome to project 4K77.

"There will only be one. And it won't be what I would call the "rough cut" it'll be the "final cut." The other one will be some sort of interesting artefact that people will look at and say, "There was an earlier draft of this... Even the 35 million tapes of Star Wars out there won't last more than 30 or 40 years..."

-- George Lucas

Sorry, George. We're not going to let that happen.
StarWars  Trilogy 
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Snap Ships
Snap Ships are beautifully crafted miniature spaceships that YOU design and create! Highly detailed pieces instantly snap together to allow endless fidget-fun creativity.
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