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GMSkarka
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« on: February 21, 2002, 08:52:23 AM »

Just thought I'd share some links that folks have sent along to me, that are of interest to UnderWorld fans:

An Automated UnderWorld Character Generator

The Official Site of the Twin-Cities UnderWorld LARP

 A Miami New Times article from 1997 about the myths being spread nation-wide among children in homeless shelters...very cool. (actually....this one is great fodder for creating Legendaries in UW.  I've also heard that it's under treatment for a possible movie.)

Hell-Cat Maggie, a historical figure:  a member of the NYC gangs around the turn of the century.  

A Collection of Urban Fantasy Links

Well, that's a good enough start.   So, let's hear from you guys: post your favorite UnderWorld-fodder here!

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Noel
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2002, 10:39:19 AM »

There's a whole lot of reference material on the urban exploration sites... check out http://www.infiltration.org/">Infiltration and http://www.darkpassage.com/">Dark Passage

http://www.teaser.fr/~aquintanar/ratp-img-en.html">This is another good starting point...
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Noel
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2002, 07:29:28 PM »

http://www.gamerjargon.com/gamer3_fumonyms.html">Mr. Even's Analytical Lexicon of Fumonyms is full of inspirational steampunky goodness for artificiers!
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GMSkarka
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2002, 07:01:53 AM »

Here's another cool link for UnderWorld stuff:

A random title generator:   http://title.flywheel.org/

Great for coming up with titles for Lords and others in the UnderWorld.  For example, ten random results:

1:  Supplicant of The Christopher Walken Bank and Trust, S. Francis de la Lichtenthal

2:  Mighty Knight of Very Little, Master Pollux Nelson

3:  Pasha of The Ministry of Haberdashers, P. Zuul Mustard

4:  Grand Priestess Emeritus of Wee Ceramic Kittens, Haley Bauer

5:  Royal Ambassador of The Black Army of Objectivism, F. E. Fuller XI

6:  Bard of Yesterday Morning, W. "Magic Marker" Morissette

7:  Friar of Black Helicopters, Caleb Cummings

8:  Alderman of The Sidewalk Coalition, H. B. Kline

9:  Mecha-Abbot of The Ministry of Pimpin' Hos, John Reepicheep Leventhal

10:  Funkmistress of The Black Army of Mysterious Briefcases, Melanie Themeke



See what I mean?  This is friggin' PERFECT!

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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2002, 09:11:09 AM »

I love it.
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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2002, 04:38:02 AM »

Quote from: GMSkarka

Mighty Knight of Very Little
Funkmistress of The Black Army of Mysterious Briefcases


Two incredibly cool instant characters! Rock!

Also check out the "They fight crime!" random generator mentioned in another forum: http://www.rain-street.org/fightcrime.htm

Just tried it and it gave me: "He's a suicidal hunchbacked cowboy.  She's a beautiful impetuous politician living homeless in New York's sewers. They fight crime!"

Hey, this could even fit the Mighty Knight and the Funkmistress!

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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2002, 01:06:35 PM »

Click on "Visite Virtuelle."  The links in the first grey box are to photos.  The links in the other boxes are to clickable maps; each link is to multiple photos.  I have lost count of how many.

And then there is the video.

Wooga.  I love the internet.

http://perso.club-internet.fr/cedmart/
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Noel
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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2002, 07:27:24 PM »

Here's a great drawing of a junkman villain
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Noel
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« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2002, 07:10:03 PM »

More fodder for your imagination: The "Carceri d'Invenzione" engravings by Giovanni Piranesi done in the 18th century look like places you'd find in the Underworld.
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GMSkarka
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« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2002, 07:18:13 AM »

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More fodder for your imagination: The "Carceri d'Invenzione" engravings by Giovanni Piranesi done in the 18th century look like places you'd find in the Underworld.


That's some great stuff....

I think I'm going to have to look into where these are now collected, to check into reproduction permission for UW2.


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« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2002, 10:07:30 AM »

Something that I found on MetaFilter earlier in the week: @149st, a site about graffiti in NYC. It has a ton of links, most of which I haven't had time to explore, but at the very least it should provide some imagery and lingo to use.
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« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2002, 04:51:47 AM »

Hello

Someone just posted this over at RPG.net and I think I've seen it before so i'm sure others have as well but it is just so underworld that it deserves reposting

check it out

http://www.bullatomsci.org/issues/1997/mj97/mj97ilnitsky.html

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GMSkarka
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« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2002, 05:27:44 AM »

Yeah, that's a pretty cool one.  I just printed it out here at work, so I can add it to my file of UnderWorld stuff.

I'm always looking for more stuff like that.  Instant adventure ideas.

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Gareth-Michael Skarka
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Noel
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« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2002, 11:53:31 AM »

I submitted Dimensional's link to a blog (http://www.boingboing.net">BoingBoing) that I thought would like it... a few days later it showed up on http://www.infinitematrix.net/columns/sterling/sterling32.html">Bruce Sterling's blog, and then today on Metafilter where the community has turned up a slew or http://www.metafilter.com/comments.mefi/17784">related links.

Kinda fun to a watch a meme http://blogdex.media.mit.edu/browseSource.asp?url=http%3A//www.bullatomsci.org/issues/1997/mj97/mj97ilnitsky.html">propagate through the web in real-time!
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GMSkarka
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« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2002, 08:00:59 AM »

From the 6/19 issue of Salon.com, a cool story about Paris' cataphiles:

http://www.salon.com/people/feature/2002/06/19/catacombs/index.html

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