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Here are a few resources you can use for a variety of games. This list is not comprehensive.
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Here are a few resources you can use for a variety of game systems. This list is not comprehensive. '''See [[Introduction_To_Tabletop_RPGs#What_Sort_Of_Games_Are_There_To_Play.3F| What Sort of Games Are There To Play?]]''' for an introduction to tabletop rpgs and different genres.  
  
== Gaming Systems ==
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==Art Libraries ==
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* [[Useful_links_for_mapping#Pre-Made_Maps | Pre-Made_Maps]]
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* http://www.opengameart.org - Graphics, Sound Effects, etc.
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* http://rpgmapshare.com - maps
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* http://www.game-icons.net/ - online repository providing heaps of cool game related graphics(Creative Commons)
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* http://rpgvirtualtabletop.wikidot.com/tokens - tokens (free & paid)
  
'''MODERN ACTION/ADVENTURE/SPY/MILITARY GENRE'''
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== Graphics Tools==
* [http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=d20modern d20 Modern] - by Wizards of the Coast
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Useful graphics tools to create maps, tokens and portraits for your games. '''See also:''' [[Useful links for mapping]]
* [http://www.atlas-games.com/fengshui/ Feng Shui]- based on Hong Kong/martial arts movies
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* [https://www.gimp.org GIMP] - opensource 2d graphics software(alternative to Photoshop)
* [http://www.pelgranepress.com/ GUMSHOE System] - by Pelgrane Press
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* [https://www.blender.org Blender] - opensource 3d graphics software
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Bond_007_(role-playing_game) James Bond 007] - by Victory Games [out of print] - based on the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Bond Ian Fleming] character
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* [http://www.flyingbuffalo.com/mercen.htm Mercenaries, Spies and Private Eyes] - Designed by Michael Stackpole.
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* [http://www.atlas-games.com/overtheedge/ Over the Edge] - by Atlas Games
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* [http://www.crafty-games.com/product_catalog/spycraft20 Spycraft] - by Crafty Games - espionage/adventure
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* [http://www.modus-operandi.co.uk/ Modus Operandi - Espionage RPG webring] - for all things spy...
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===Mapmaking===
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* [https://worldographer.com Worldographer] Generate or create from scratch world/kingdom maps, city/village maps, and dungeon/battlemat maps.
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* [https://secure.profantasy.com/default.asp Campaign Cartographer 3] software
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* [http://davesmapper.com/ Dave's Mapper] Online mapmaking tool
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* [http://donjon.bin.sh Donjon] - Random Generators, including dungeons, towns and worldmaps
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* [http://www.dundjinni.com/default.asp Dundjinni] fantasy mapmaking software
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* [https://www.dungeonfog.com  DungeonFog]- Vector-based online mapmaker (free & premium) shareable maps & export for Roll20
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* [https://dungen.app/dungen/ DunGen] - free and high resolution Dungeon Generator, creates maps at 70px per tile and under 5mb to import directly into Roll20.
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* [http://rhysmakesthings.com/gm_friend GM Friend] - hex-based map maker with subhexes and random generation
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* [http://www.gozzys.com GOZZYS.COM] - Random Map Generators for Dungeons, Caves, and Wilderness.
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* [http://hextml.playest.net HexTML] - free, online mapmaker with custom tiles and multi-user capability
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* [https://watabou.itch.io/medieval-fantasy-city-generator itch.io Medieval Fantasy City Generator] - dynamic online city map generator
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* [https://www.mapforge-software.com/ MapForge] - Windows/MacOS mapmaking software
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* [https://www.mipui.net/app Mipui] - simple and fast grid-based mapper with real-time collaboration
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* [http://pyromancers.com Pyromancer's Dungeon Painter] - Dungeon Painter Online(uses flash), and [http://store.steampowered.com/app/592260 Dungeon Painter Studio(Steam)]
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* [https://sourceforge.net/projects/pymapper/ PyMapper] - Mapmaker written in Python (Free, last updated 2016)
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* [http://deepnight.net/tools/tabletop-rpg-map-editor/ RPG MAP EDITOR II by deepnight] - online mapmaker
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* [http://www.rpgobjects.com/index.php?c=tiamat Tiamat The Tile Mapper] Online mapmaker
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* http://rpgvirtualtabletop.wikidot.com/mapping-software - List of various mapping tools
  
'''FANTASY GENRE'''
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===Tokens/Portraits===
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* [http://www.heromachine.com/heromachine-2-5-character-portrait-creator/ Hero Portrait Creator]
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* [http://www.rptools.net/index.php?page=tokentool Token Creator] -  by rptools.net
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* [https://2minutetabletop.com/tokeneditor/ 2 Minute Token Editor]
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== Sounds ==
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* http://audacity.sourceforge.net - open source sound recorder/editor
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* http://www.freesound.org - sounds
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* http://www.pdsounds.org - public domain sounds - sound library
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* http://sounddogs.com/ - sound effects
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* http://tabletopaudio.com/ - Original, 10 minute ambiences and music-loops for your tabletop role-playing games.  These loops are now integrated into the Roll20 Jukebox.
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There are also SoundPads which are mixing-boards of ambience sounds and music, which can be Broadcast to your players (independently of Roll20).
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== Gaming Systems by Genre==
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This is an incomplete display of different game systems, and links to obtain their rules or rulebooks online.
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===Fantasy===
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ars_Magica Ars Magica] [http://www.warehouse23.com/products/ars-magica-4th-edition-core-rulebook 4th Edition free]
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* [http://dwdstudios.com/barebones BareBones Fantasy] by DWD Studios (not to be confused with the Bare Bones Multiverse)
 
* [http://basicfantasy.org Basic Fantasy RPG]
 
* [http://basicfantasy.org Basic Fantasy RPG]
 
* [http://trolllord.com/cnc/ Castles & Crusades]
 
* [http://trolllord.com/cnc/ Castles & Crusades]
 
* [http://www.wizards.com/dnd Dungeons & Dragons]
 
* [http://www.wizards.com/dnd Dungeons & Dragons]
 
* [http://www.d20srd.org/ Dungeons & Dragons 3.5E System Reference Document]
 
* [http://www.d20srd.org/ Dungeons & Dragons 3.5E System Reference Document]
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* [http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/basicrules Dungeons & Dragons 5th-edition] , free download of basic rules for players and Dungeon Masters
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* [http://www.dungeon-world.com/ Dungeon World]
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* [http://greenronin.com/fantasyage/ Fantasy AGE]
 
* [http://paizo.com/pathfinderRPG Pathfinder]
 
* [http://paizo.com/pathfinderRPG Pathfinder]
 
* [http://paizo.com/pathfinderRPG/prd/ Pathfinder Reference Document]
 
* [http://paizo.com/pathfinderRPG/prd/ Pathfinder Reference Document]
* [http://www.dungeon-world.com/ Dungeon World]
 
  
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===Superhero===
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* [http://www.mutantsandmasterminds.com/ Mutants and Masterminds]
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* [http://classicmarvelforever.com/cms/advanced-game-and-modules.html Marvel Superheros]
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* [http://www.herogames.com/index.html Champions]
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* [http://www.drivethrurpg.com/m/product/191450 City of Mist]
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* [http://www.drivethrurpg.com/m/product/193258 Masks]
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* [http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/50837/Four-Color-System-Core-Rules Four Color System] free
  
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===Modern / Spy / Military===
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* [http://dwdstudios.com/covertops Covert Ops] by DWD Studios
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* [http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=d20modern d20 Modern] - by Wizards of the Coast
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* [http://www.atlas-games.com/fengshui/ Feng Shui]- based on Hong Kong/martial arts movies
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* [http://www.pelgranepress.com/ GUMSHOE System] - by Pelgrane Press
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Bond_007_(role-playing_game) James Bond 007] - by Victory Games [out of print] - based on the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Bond Ian Fleming] character
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* [http://www.flyingbuffalo.com/mercen.htm Mercenaries, Spies and Private Eyes] - Designed by Michael Stackpole.
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* [http://www.atlas-games.com/overtheedge/ Over the Edge] - by Atlas Games
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* [http://www.crafty-games.com/product_catalog/spycraft20 Spycraft] - by Crafty Games - espionage/adventure
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* [http://dwdstudios.com/whitelies White Lies] by DWD Studios (espionage with "white box" D&D-type rules)
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* [http://www.modus-operandi.co.uk/ Modus Operandi - Espionage RPG webring] - for all things spy...
  
'''SUPERHERO / SCI-FI GENRE'''
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===Sci-Fi===
 
* [http://dangerpatrol.com Danger Patrol]
 
* [http://dangerpatrol.com Danger Patrol]
* [http://www.mutantsandmasterminds.com/ Mutants and Masterminds]
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* [http://starfrontiersman.com/remastered.php Star Frontiers (free remastered edition)]
* [http://www.herogames.com/home.htm Champions]
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* [http://www.farfuture.net Traveller (editions edited by Marc Miller)]
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* [http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/rpgs/traveller.html  Traveller (Mongoose Publishing edition, soon to go to 2nd edition)]
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* [http://d6holocron.com/downloads/gbooks.html  Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game(WEG D6) (Community created & open license rulebooks)]
  
 
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===Horror===
'''HORROR GENRE'''
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* [http://www.chaosium.com/ Call of Cthulhu]
 
* [http://www.chaosium.com/ Call of Cthulhu]
 
* [http://www.white-wolf.com/ World of Darkness]
 
* [http://www.white-wolf.com/ World of Darkness]
  
 
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===Generic or Multi-genre===
'''GENERIC or MULTI GENRE'''
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* [http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/ GURPS]
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* [http://www.bullypulpitgames.com/games/fiasco/ Fiasco]
 
* [http://www.bullypulpitgames.com/games/fiasco/ Fiasco]
* [http://shadowrun4.com Shadowrun]
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* [http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/ GURPS]
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* [http://www.herogames.com/index.html Hero System]
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* [http://www.shadowruntabletop.com/ Shadowrun]
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*  Open D6 [http://d6holocron.com/downloads/weg_open_d6.html  Books]  [http://opend6project.org/  SRD] [http://wickednorthgames.com/what-is-d6-gaming/ D6 game conversions]
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* [https://fate-srd.com FATE]
  
== Libraries ==
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===Rules-light===
* http://www.opengameart.org - Graphics, Sound Effects, etc
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* [http://www222.pair.com/sjohn/risus.htm  Risus: The Anything RPG] free
* http://www.pdsounds.org - public domain sounds - sound library
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* [http://www.onesevendesign.com/laserfeelings/ Lasers and Feelings] free
* http://rpgmapshare.com - maps
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* [http://www.rpgnow.com/product/144558/Mini-Six-Bare-Bones-Edition  Mini Six: Bare Bones Edition] free
* http://www.game-icons.net/ - online repository providing heaps of cool game related graphics(Creative Commons)
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* [http://www.rpgnow.com/product/106605/Hero-Kids--Fantasy-RPG Hero Kids]
  
== Graphics & Mapping ==
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== System Specific Tools ==
* http://www.blender.org - open source 3d graphics software
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* http://www.gimp.org - open source 2d graphics software
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* http://pyromancers.com - free online map maker
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* http://rpgvirtualtabletop.wikidot.com/tokens - tokens (free & paid)
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* http://www.ugo.com/games/superhero-generator-heromachine-2-5 - superhero creator
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* http://www.rptools.net/index.php?page=tokentool - Token Creator
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* http://sourceforge.net/projects/pymapper/ - Map Maker
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== Sounds ==
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===D&D===
* http://audacity.sourceforge.net - open source sound recorder/editor
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====D&D 3.5e====
* http://www.freesound.org - sounds
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:* [http://www.monsteradvancer.com/ Monster Generator]
* http://sounddogs.com/ - sound effects
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:* [https://donjon.bin.sh/d20/encounter/ Random Encounter Generator]
* http://tabletopaudio.com/ - Original, 10 minute ambiences and music for your tabletop role-playing games.
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:* [https://www.myth-weavers.com/generate_npc.php Random NPC Generator]
  
== System Specific Tools ==
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====D&D 4E====
D&D 4E
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:* [http://iplay4e.appspot.com/characters D&D 4E character sheet service]
 
:* [http://iplay4e.appspot.com/characters D&D 4E character sheet service]
 
:* [http://www.asmor.com/scripts/4eMagicItems/randomTreasure.php Treasure Generator]
 
:* [http://www.asmor.com/scripts/4eMagicItems/randomTreasure.php Treasure Generator]
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:* http://donjon.bin.sh/4e/ - random generators
 
:* http://donjon.bin.sh/4e/ - random generators
 
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D&D 5E
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====D&D 5E====
 
:* http://donjon.bin.sh/5e/ - random generators
 
:* http://donjon.bin.sh/5e/ - random generators
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:* https://magicalscrolls.com/ - Online Spellbook
Pathfinder
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===Pathfinder===
 
:* http://donjon.bin.sh/pathfinder/ - random generators
 
:* http://donjon.bin.sh/pathfinder/ - random generators
 
:* http://pathfinder-treasure-generator.com/ - treasure generator
 
:* http://pathfinder-treasure-generator.com/ - treasure generator
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===Traveller 5th-edition===
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:* http://heldenhaufen.de/T5  - SectorMaker, SystemMaker, BeastMaker, GunMaker
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:* http://eaglestone.pocketempires.com/  - several utilities including Task Roller and ship conversions to T5.
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===Star Wars===
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* [http://khryssun.free.fr/starwars-miniatures/downloads/_Maps.php Free Miniature Maps]
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* [http://d6holocron.com/astrogation/traveltime.php Hyperspace Traveltime Calculator] online, system agnostic
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* [https://donjon.bin.sh/scifi/swsg/ Star System & Planet Generator] online, system agnostic
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====[[Star Wars WEG D6 character sheet|Star Wars D6]]====
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* [http://krapz.free.fr/data/SW_D6_NPC_Generator_ver1.2.exe Quick NPC Generator] downloadable exe
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* [http://d6holocron.com/shipgen/shipgen.htm Ship Price Calculator] online
  
 
== Books ==
 
== Books ==
* [http://www.amazon.com/X-Treme-Dungeon-Mastery-Tracy-Hickman/dp/0977907465 Dungeon Mastery], by Tracy Hickman
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* [http://www.amazon.com/X-Treme-Dungeon-Mastery-Tracy-Hickman/dp/0977907465 XDM X-Treme Dungeon Mastery], by Tracy Hickman
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* [http://slyflourish.com/lazydm/ The Lazy Dungeon Master], by Sly Flourish
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* [http://www.gamemastering.info/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Gamemastering.pdf Gamemastering By Brian Jamison] 330 pages, free
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* [http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/13113/Grain-Into-Gold Grain Into Gold, A Fantasy World Economy] A Simple and Sane Supplement for use with your Fantasy Role-Playing Game
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== Game Master articles ==
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* [http://thealexandrian.net/gamemastery-101 The Alexandrian], Game Mastery 101
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* [http://www.slyflourish.com/start_here.html Sly Flourish], General RPG Advice & DM Deep Dive
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* [http://theangrygm.com/ The Angry GM], RPG Advice with Attitude
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* [http://www.campaignmastery.com/blog/the-best/ Campaign Mastery],Expert advice on creating and running exceptional campaigns.
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* [https://www.reddit.com/r/DnDBehindTheScreen/comments/4alsr0/the_complete_hippo/ The Complete Hippo] Massive collection of articles in Gming by user ''famoushippopotamus''
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* [http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/Dungeonomicon_(DnD_Other)/Economicon Economicon] Thoughts about D&D fantasy economy and it's implications
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== Youtube Channels ==
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* [https://www.youtube.com/user/Bon3zmann/playlists How to be a Great Game Master] channels
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* [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCly0Thn_yZouwdJtg7Am62A/playlists Take20 GM Tips] channels
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-YZvLUXcR8&list=PLlUk42GiU2guNzWBzxn7hs8MaV7ELLCP_ Matthew Colville Running the Game] 58 video playlist
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuJyRed_aiM&list=PLNnRdBIGJX6xqomWg4Hfft8JbUYPjx4SK Web DM] GM tips focused on D&D5e
  
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==
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* [[Useful links for mapping]]
 
* <span class="plainlinks">[https://app.roll20.net/forum/post/289/game-resources#post-289 Game Resources]</span> in the Off-Topic forum archive
 
* <span class="plainlinks">[https://app.roll20.net/forum/post/289/game-resources#post-289 Game Resources]</span> in the Off-Topic forum archive
 
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Latest revision as of 18:35, 6 September 2019

Here are a few resources you can use for a variety of game systems. This list is not comprehensive. See What Sort of Games Are There To Play? for an introduction to tabletop rpgs and different genres.

Contents

[edit] Art Libraries

[edit] Graphics Tools

Useful graphics tools to create maps, tokens and portraits for your games. See also: Useful links for mapping

  • GIMP - opensource 2d graphics software(alternative to Photoshop)
  • Blender - opensource 3d graphics software

[edit] Mapmaking

[edit] Tokens/Portraits

[edit] Sounds

There are also SoundPads which are mixing-boards of ambience sounds and music, which can be Broadcast to your players (independently of Roll20).

[edit] Gaming Systems by Genre

This is an incomplete display of different game systems, and links to obtain their rules or rulebooks online.

[edit] Fantasy

[edit] Superhero

[edit] Modern / Spy / Military

[edit] Sci-Fi

[edit] Horror

[edit] Generic or Multi-genre

[edit] Rules-light

[edit] System Specific Tools

[edit] D&D

[edit] D&D 3.5e

[edit] D&D 4E

[edit] D&D 5E

[edit] Pathfinder

[edit] Traveller 5th-edition

[edit] Star Wars

[edit] Star Wars D6

[edit] Books

[edit] Game Master articles

[edit] Youtube Channels

[edit] See Also