Thursday, January 31, 2013

Temple of Elemental Evil Level 3 in 3D

Over on the Random Wizard blog, there is a cool pictorial called "Temple of Elemental Evil Level 3 in 3D.".  See more here!


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Cryptids and Paranormal Creatures

Over on The Unexplained Planet YouTube channel, there are a few videos of collections of images of "Cryptids and Paranormal Creatures" some of which I haven't seen before so maybe they will also be new to you.  Enjoy!




Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Ten Medieval Walled Cities

Over on the Forgotten DM blog, there is a recent article on "10 of the best medieval walled cities."  Read and see more here!


Monday, January 28, 2013

Black Sea Fortress Treasure

Over on LiveScience.com, there is a recent article on a 2,000 year old treasure discovered in an ancient Black Sea fortress.  See more here!


Sunday, January 27, 2013

Frozen Environments - Lake Baikal, Siberia

Over on ILiketoWasteMyTime.com, there is an amazing pictorial on the frozen landscapes around Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia.  See more here!


Saturday, January 26, 2013

8th Century Gamma Ray Burst

One of our favorite writers at Forbes, Alex Knapp, has a neat article on a gamma ray burst that apparently may have enveloped the Earth in the 8th Century.  Add this event, or one like it, into your Dark Ages campaign.  Read more here!


Friday, January 25, 2013

Aggressive Bottlenose Dolphins

Check out this video from the National Geographic YouTube channel showing the less pleasant side of Bottlenose Dolphin behavior.  Enjoy!


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Neanderthal Clone Baby Hoax

There was a rumor spreading on the web that someone was trying to make a cloned Neanderthal baby.  That rumor is no more, thanks to Harvard professor George M. Church, but it doesn't mean it can't make for a cool science fiction tabletop roleplaying scenario, so grab the facts and twist to taste.  Read more here!


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Animal Swarms

While some animals encountered on their own might present a perfectly mundane situation, when met in swarms they can be quite the obstacle and even dangerous.  A National Geographic YouTube channel video takes a look at Animal Swarms.  Enjoy!


Monday, January 21, 2013

Games Within Games

The Lewis Chessmen, a collection of over six dozen 12th Century chess pieces, were discovered on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland in 1831.  They make for a perfect example of the types of game pieces that might be ported over to a Medieval Fantasy setting to show a game within a game for your tabletop roleplaying campaign.  Read more here!


Sunday, January 20, 2013

Bug Valley Battle from King Kong (2005)

Over on the MovieClips YouTube channel, there is a cool video clip from the 2005 King Kong movie where the adventurers are fighting off giant insects and other creatures in a valley on th island.  Enjoy!


Saturday, January 19, 2013

NPC Handling

Over on d20Source.com, there is a fine article on "5 Tips to Handle NPC Followers."  Read more here!


Friday, January 18, 2013

1920s Newsreel of Roman Landmarks

Over on the Huntley Film Archives YouTube channel is a new video conversion of a 1920s film newsreel showing Roman landmarks.  It's only two and a half minutes but make sure to view this a few times through, as the titles and images fly by, or be ready to pause a lot.  Enjoy!


Thursday, January 17, 2013

19th Century Deep-Sea Diving Suit

Check out the pictures of a 19th Century Deep-Sea Diving Suit over on the Dinosaurs and Robots website.  See more here!


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Ancient Roman Medicine Analyzed

Over on the cen.acs.org website, there is an interesting article on "Ancient Roman Medicine Analyzed."  Read more here!


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Spotted Lake

There is a bizarre water formation in British Columbia known as Spotted Lake that is bound to be ported over to many tabletop roleplaying settings.  Read more here and here!


Monday, January 14, 2013

Viking Ship - Dragon Harald Fairhair

If you've never checked out the Dragon Harald Fairhair, the largest viking ship built in modern times, then do so at once.  Read more here and here!


Sunday, January 13, 2013

Golden Eagle vs. Jackrabbits

The National Geographic YouTube channel added a video recently titled "Golden Eagle vs. Jackrabbits."  The jackrabbits' forty mile per hour plus land speed seems fast but not by comparison.  Enjoy!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Robot Librarian

The Associated Press YouTube channel has uploaded a video featuring some new tech in the form of a robot-run library.  So easy to add this to a futuristic tabletop campaign setting.  Enjoy!


Friday, January 11, 2013

The Monastery of Tatev

Of the various photos I have seen Shared on Facebook, that have drawn my attention to real-world places that could inspire in-game setting locations, one of my favorites is the Monastery of Tatev.  Read more here!


Thursday, January 10, 2013

Beaver Genius

A recently added video on beavers, on the National Geographic YouTube channel, shows a lot of great details in a mere couple of minutes.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Giant Squid Video Footage

The elusive giant squid has always been a mysterious deep sea creature but now some scientists claim they have video footage.  Read more here!


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Great Snake Hunt

Your tabletop roleplaying setting needs a Great Snake Hunt like they are having in Florida.  Read more here!


Monday, January 7, 2013

Tree Shaping

There is a type of gardening known as Tree Shaping that has gained some popularity.  Some of the designs and methods can certainly be grafted into an Elven village in a fantasy tabletop roleplaying setting.  Read more here and here!


Sunday, January 6, 2013

Killer Whales Versus Gray Whales

Over on the National Geographic YouTube channel is a video with amazing footage of a Killer Whale pod attack on migrating Gray Whales.  Watch!


Saturday, January 5, 2013

1,200 Year Old Funerary Vessel Found in Mexico

An amazingly intact funerary vessel was found in Mexico that purports to be 1,200 years old.  Read more here!


Friday, January 4, 2013

Nymph ArtOrder Challenge

Nymphs and other fantastic creatures are often a part of magical tabletop roleplaying settings.  If you are an artist who likes to portray such creatures, the ArtOrder website has a challenge that might be of interest to you.  If you are a setting creator, watching how this challenge unfolds might bring some great inspiration.  See more here!


Thursday, January 3, 2013

Ram Rumble

A new National Geographic YouTube video shows what happens when rival rams meet.  Enjoy!


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

WotC Inn Generator

There's a neat little generator for inns that WotC has added to their site toward the end of last year.  See more here!


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

How to Make a Suit of Armor

Over on the jpfranco99 YouTube channel is a video on how a suit of armor is made.  Enjoy!