There is a bizarre little creature native to Madagascar that is called a Tenrac and, though it resembles a tiny hedgehog, is related to whales and sea cows. Go figure then read more here on BBC.co.uk!
Monday, December 31, 2012
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Thursday, December 27, 2012
Earlier this month, Sci-News.com reported the finding of an engraved stone believed to date back 30,000 years. Consider that when writing up the history of your own tabletop roleplaying setting. Read more here!
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Check out the fascinating article on the edmontonjournal.com website about an "18th century Latin dictionary published in Switzerland hides inside the fragments of an early 13th century Italian manuscript of the Justinian Code." Your tabletop roleplaying setting might benefit from hiding some tombs inside of others. See more here!
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
If you like running holiday themed adventures, check out the FREE Harnic Christmas adventure. It's a comfortable eight pages and no doubt it could easily be adapted to many Medieval Fantasy roleplaying settings. See more here!
Monday, December 24, 2012
If you ever wondered how a Medieval Fantasy or Ancient setting might depict a hydra feasting on prey, check out this YouTube video showing a "Two Headed Snake feeding." You might also like to read up a bit on axial bifurcation on the Nerdy Science blog here! Enjoy!
Sunday, December 23, 2012
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Tom Maringer is an artist and craftsman making fantasy coins, some for The Game of Thrones line. Check out his work here and I'm sure you'll find it inspirational in your setting creation work!
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
A new study of 2,000 year old pipestone artifacts found in Ohio in the early part of last century might be revealing something unexpected. The items may have been transported from elsewhere rather than being locally produced as once thought because of similarities in the local stone to that of the stone used in their carving. Something to keep in mind when adding artifacts to a tabletop roleplaying game setting as a possible red herring. Read more here!
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Monday, December 17, 2012
Over on lifeslittlemysteries.com is a neat pictorial called "Dark Waters: The Most Mysterious Places on the Seas." You can add these places to many tabletop roleplaying campaigns. See more here!
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Saturday, December 15, 2012
There is a theory that rather than meteors being responsible for the downfall of the dinosaurs, it may have been volcanoes that caused their extinction. Something to contemplate as you flesh out the deep history of your own setting. Read more here!
Friday, December 14, 2012
There are some very cool statues from the Mausoleum at Halikarnassos that are on display at the British Museum. Original one of thirty-six colossals suspected to have been there, it has a fascinating history. Read more here!
Thursday, December 13, 2012
There is an interesting creatures known as the De Brazza's Monkey that lives in Africa. It has a wise, introspective appearance which would lend itself well to anthropomorphism. See more here!
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
There is a rather interesting website created by someone named (or going by) Grobius Shortling who states that he has been creating related settings since the early Sixties. Check this out for a bit of inspiration (and some lovely ideas for maps). See more here!
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
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Saturday, December 8, 2012
There is a wiki entry that many tabletop RPG setting creators will find useful. It is on the Barbados Threadsnake and details how this tiny creature can often go unnoticed. Add some lethal venom and put this snake into a lock trap. Read more here!
Friday, December 7, 2012
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012
No one can ever create everything that is needed for any tabletop roleplaying setting, nor have reasons for everything that happens in the moment at the table or transpires behind the scenes. In a Doctor Who episode not long back, the iconic noises of the Tardis were explained to great comic effect. See how they handled a mystery three decades in the making. Enjoy!
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
It was reported on telegraph.co.uk that "German soldiers [were] found entombed in a perfectly preserved World War One shelter." This might be a scenario idea for a zombie apocalypse game. Read more here!