Just in case you may not be aware, RoleCraft isn’t the only place where you can find roleplaying related info on the interwebs. Of course you know that, and I’m only joking. During the course of my day, I am given and locating sites which are directly related to or merely referencing some aspect of roleplaying, and I consider it part of my duty to help keep you, my fellow roleplayers, informed as much as possible.
I’ve joyously had my grubby hands playing a single game over the last week, which kept my braincells otherwise occupied, not that that’s difficult to do. Thankfully, there’s the Internet, and since the Link Farming 1 article, I’ve found a few more worthy RP and related websites that I wish to share. As always, if you have any RP items you’d like to share, any upcoming RP event in your favorite MMORPG you’d like to advertise, or any comments and suggestions about RP, just jot them down in the Comments section here, or send them direct to me at RoleCraft at gmail dot com. Role on!
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“Tabletop RPG meets Web 2.0”
Obsidian Portal allows you to create campaign websites for Dungeons & Dragons and other tabletop role-playing games. Rather than trying to automate the playing of the game, Obsidian Portal provides tools to help facilitate the storytelling. Every campaign gets a shared blog/wiki to showcase their story, as well as integrated tools to help track NPCs, locations, treasure, and all the other minutae that makes up an RPG.
“A World of Warcraft Roleplaying Blog”
Handbooks for Role Playing Games
“These handbooks, guides, and lists can be used for a variety of role playing games.”
“Roleplay YOUR way. Forum, chat, and roleplaying community.”
RolePlayGateway aims to provide an open roleplaying community in which roleplayers have the opportunity to build lasting friendships with one another through their common pastimes, while offering the tools and guidance to make it possible for roleplayers of all skill levels to improve upon their abilities and aptitude in related skills.
Behind the Name
“the etymology and history of first names”
One of the perks of creating fantasy stories — whether by writing a story or game or by role-playing — is you get to make up the names. Some people relish the task while others are frustrated by it. Some like it but can’t seem to create names that are diverse enough. Fantasy Name Generator is a tool that can help you. It can generate an endless number of random names (of people, places, or anything) that would be suitable for use in a fantasy setting. It can generate names on its own, or you can tell it what kind of name you’re looking for. Feel free to use this tool and any name that comes out of it (assuming it doesn’t accidentally generate a legally protected trademark or something).
Although this could not possibly represent all the possible names for a race as old and diverse as the elves, this list can serve as a starting point and quick reference to create a large and consistent list of names.
When you were young one of the games you played may have been “let’s pretend” where you would assume the character of a film or television program etc. Roleplaying is the natural extension of that childhood game. Each Roleplay system has a set of guidelines of what should happen in certain events. These systems explain how magic works (if applicable) and how to simulate combat, illness and other skills.
Jim H. Moreno