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Nathan Easton
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Have any of the Sine Nomine books had location/site tags for generic-ish fantasy cities? I'm spinning up a bunch of random cities and it would be really great if I could do it as easily as I can with SWN.
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AER is versatile as well. Even the few tags that have a little content baked in can be easily altered to suit your own setting. It also provides a worked example that showcases the versatility of the tools in the book: half of the settlements I would shamelessly steal and reskin with very little effort and very much enjoyment.
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If Kevin needs funds to illustrate this, I'd be happy to chip into a crowdfunding campaign!
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Oh, thanks for the piece of history. I might start to get interested in it. :)
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Hey, +Kevin Crawford, I hope you were at least somewhat serious about how you'd do a Sine Nomine version of Tekumel, because at least one of the Thursday Night Group just said they'd be interested in working with you. See post #170. I think you churning out a very creditable sample document probably caught their attention.

I personally would be willing to back at a higher tier with this than I have to Sine Nomine's prior kickstarters (Not to say the previous ones have been janky! I just normally don't need more than a PDF.) I'm betting I'm not alone, either.

I guess what I am trying to communicate here is that we're going to throw money at you if you can do this.
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Snap. For anyone not following that thread on RPGnet, the link is here:

http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?765782-Objectively-Is-Tekumel-Really-That-Inaccessable
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How I Generate Systems, Part II: Fleshing Out Betelgeuse Q.
Now it's time to finish this place up and make it playable. Our final results will be down at the bottom of the post. Again, this is going to be pretty long! Going in no particular order: Orbital VII, The Refueling Station deserves stats and numbers and so ...
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How I Generate Systems: Part I
The Stars Without Number default seems to be that a system has maybe one point of obvious interest in it. I like my star systems to be substantially denser than that, and to feel like real places. I'm going to show you guys how I do that, with an example of...
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Nice post!
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I've just polished up my freebie TSR book design style study for general download. Interested souls can pluck it down for a review of OD&D, B/X D&D, 1st edition AD&D, BECMI, and early-era module page design details. I've also included the InDesign source file so other publishers can rip styles and tables for their own personal or commercial products, and there's an .IDML file for Scribus users and those with the more recent non-CC versions of InDesign.
A Brief Study of TSR Book Design - For many of us in the hobby there's always been a deep and abiding love for the classic modules and manuals of TSR-era D
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I've been playing around with Tekumel material of late. It's a nice breather amid the work on getting Godbound into shape, since Tekumel's so exhaustively worked out that a designer's only real job is to figure out how to make it approachable and functional for the reader.

Just for fun, I put together this half-scrawled scrap. It's got clan generation, character generation, a magic system, and a short Tekumel gazetteer. The basic system is the one for Stars Without Number, which means you can use your own favorite OSR system to cover anything the document itself doesn't cover. I might do something more with it depending on how much of a breather I need from Godbound development.
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Same, thanks! 
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I need to watch that later.
 
1944 Russian film about Koschei the Deathless is up on the youtubes. There's a good deal of propaganda feels, but there's also a tiny mushroom man giving advice and a ton of other amazing stuff like a lich with his heart in a black apple growing on a black tree on a black hill. It's good shit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkE92RxJvXs
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Okay, guys, volume 1 of how I generate star systems. Take a look, and comment here or there.
The Stars Without Number default seems to be that a system has maybe one point of obvious interest in it. I like my star systems to be substantially denser than that, and to feel like real places. I'm going to show you guys h...
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    Psychology, 2000 - 2006
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