Willing to do some research, but don't know where to start? Did it used to be common for you to crack a few books during the week before your gaming session, but your list of ideas has run dry?
The 'Starting Points' series of RPG tools, created by Dimensions Game Software and sold through RPGNOW.com, are here to help. They provide enough information to point you in the right direction, to aid in the brainstorming process, to give you a few new 'keywords' for your internet search. Gather information...breathe life into your RPG campaign.
Starting Points Volume 1 includes 10 topics: Abnormal Character Psychology, Famous Battles, Ancient Civilizations, Famous Explorers, Geological Time Periods, Governments, Important Inventions, Freakish Phobias and Mad Manias, Tarot, and Famous Wars.
Each of the topics is divided into 3 sections : 1) a Random Generator...because random generators are awesome, 2) a list of all of the data used by the random generator...because sometimes it's easier to simply choose items from a list than use a generator, and 3) a list of Role-Playing Ideas to get your brainstorming process going.
Dimensions Game Software, also responsible for the Interactive d20 SRD, the Dungeon Dudes Network ( http://www.dungeondude.com ), and the Interactive Series of Fudge RPG Tools, now has over 100 free online programs available between its two websites. For more information please email Jeffrey A. Mills, DVM at firstname.lastname@example.org.