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Too Many Ideas - Archive for the ‘Resources for TTRPG’ Category

Resources for TTRPG – Qatar Digital Library

Friday, April 19th, 2019

Lots of reusable free digital material in the Qatar Digital Library including maps, photographs, books, sound recordings and more much of it available under Creative Commons licence.

Resources for TTRPG – Aerial Photographs of Britain

Friday, April 12th, 2019

Britain from Above has a collection of 95,000 aerial photographs of Britain searchable using a map or text. Cambridge University Collection of Aerial Photography (CUCAP) has a growing selection online of their extensive collection of aerial photographs of Britain searchable using a map, by theme and place with some available under for use under a  CC-BY-NC […]

Resources for TTRPG – President’s Daily Brief

Friday, April 5th, 2019

The CIA has released the Daily Briefs for the Nixon, Ford, Kennedy and Johnson presidential administrations. The collection includes almost 5000 documents from 1961 to 1977.  Produced every day except Sunday the brief summarise the day-to-day intelligence and analysis on current and future national security issues. President’s Daily Brief 1961-1969 President’s Daily Brief 1969-1977

Resources for TTRPG – Currency

Friday, March 29th, 2019

Want to get an idea of what your £££ would buy you in a year from 1270 to 2017?  The National Archive Currency Converter will work out how much your money would be worth at other times in history. The Bank of England Inflation calculator will calculate inflation between two years for you. There are […]

Resources for TTRPG – 800 medieval manuscripts of France and England

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

The Manuscripts from the British Library and the Bibliothèque nationale de France, 700-1200 website has 800 manuscripts from the two libraries collections accessible by theme, location, place, author and century along with a search

Resources for TTRPG – British Library Flickr

Friday, March 15th, 2019

The British Library Flickr account is a vast collection of over a million out of copyright images from books.

Resources for TTRPG – Headshots and other Pictures for NPCs

Friday, March 8th, 2019

Theses collections at the the New York Library Digital Collection are useful if you need to find a head shot for an NPC.  Many of them are still in copyright but still a good resource for personal use. The Friedman-Abeles Photograph Collection head shots of actors from productions mostly from Broadway and off-Broadway shows between 1954-1970. The Vandamm […]

Resources for TTRPG – More FWP Guides – Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota

Friday, March 1st, 2019

Four more, now out of copyright, guides from the FWP to late 1930s US states… Minnesota; a state guide Montana, a state guide book North Dakota: A Guide to the Northern Prairie State A South Dakota guide

Resources for TTRPG – The Buttolph Collection of Menus

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

  The New York Public Library Digital Collection’s The Buttolph Collection of Menus is an extensive collection of 19,000 menus from the 1850s to now .  I use these as a bit of period colour and to get player characters interacting over something other than how to do the next part of the adventure.  Just keep […]

Resources for TTRPG – Federal Writers Project – Boston and Massachusetts

Friday, February 15th, 2019

  Massachusetts; a guide to its places and people An almanack for Bostonians, 1939 is very similar to the New York almanacs by the FWP – this one includes local holidays, flag days and phases of the moon, Boston looks seaward; the story of the port, 1630-1940

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