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Re: References

Postby STGGrant » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:27 pm

Writing Excuses - a podcast by Brandon Sanderson, Howard Taylor, and a few others.
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Re: References

Postby Sion » Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:54 pm

The Sundering by Jacqueline Carey. On the issue of making the fantasy epic shade of grey she does a great job about it. She succeeds in making it us vs. them not good vs evil.
The Conan short stories by Robert E. Howard. The the one's written by the creator. Mentioned for the great action prose and general ethos of the works.
Hyperion by Dan Simmons
Song of Ice and Fire George RR Martin
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Star Wars. The ones not written or directed by George Lucas.
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Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien. Because unlike other people on this thread I will say that Tolkien is good.
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Re: References

Postby zircher » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:20 pm

Interesting article on sci-fi topics and myths that authors convienently get wrong. :-)
http://atomicrockets.posterous.com/10-myths-about-space-travel-that-make-science

Hell, Winchell Chung's other Atomic Rocket site is also a fun bucket of resources for authors and game designers.
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Re: References

Postby STGGrant » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:35 pm

A really handy mythological reference I just came across is http://www.pantheon.org. It's like a mini-Wikipedia for world mythologies and deities, and it seems reliable.
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Re: References

Postby Jahaili » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:51 pm

Ooh, neat! Thanks!
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Re: References

Postby Aaron Stack » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:59 am

Saragon wrote:A really handy mythological reference I just came across is http://www.pantheon.org. It's like a mini-Wikipedia for world mythologies and deities, and it seems reliable.


Thank god. I constantly need this, always forget what it's called so I can't Google it directly, and forget to just bookmark it. I'm being serious, I am THAT dumb when it comes to websites :P
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Re: References

Postby D3M410 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:55 am

Anyone got a good format reference for writing RPG setting books and/or adventures?

I want to formalize my homebrew fantasy setting into something saleable or at least shareable, but I really don't read much fluff books. I do remember liking The Adventurer's Guide to Eberron as a system neutral intro to the world, but its pretty short and a lot of its art.
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