This here is a collection of (hopefully) useful links supplied by LURPS members. If you have a link that you want us to put up on the site, email it to us.
LURPS accepts no responsibility for the content of external links. Some may contain at least a little mature content or opinions that you may find offensive. If you have a problem with anything on linked websites, then it's exactly that: your problem.
Interstellar Master Traders - Lancaster's foremost store dealing in all things roleplay.
Useful Resources For GMs and Players
Abandoned Places - Photographs (with commentary) of some abandoned and decaying locations that ooze atmosphere.
BabyNames.com - 6500 first names, with their meanings. Great for designing characters.
BehindTheName.com - 13400+ names, with their meanings. Since it's also categorised by culture (Spanish, Arabic, African etc.) as well as having categories for various groups of ancient, literary and myth names, it's perfect for GMs and PCs trying to get that authentic feel to a game.
Dictionary.com - Searchable (American) English dictionary, with a sister thesaurus site included. Handy for character names and just in general.
Encylopedia Mythica - an invaluable collection of bits and pieces on religion, mythology and the occult.
The Big List of RPG Plots - Every single plot arc you can think of has been stripped down to its barest bones and presented in its most general case. An excellent resource if you've got a bunch of ideas but nothing to hang them off, or if you need something ultimately generic for a linear fantasy LARP adventure.
The Marsden Archive - eldritch photographs of strange settings, portraits and details, ideal for horror games.
The Internet Sacred Texts Archive - A collection of religious, mythological and occult writings, including the Bible, the Koran, the writings of Aleister Crowley, and translations of Norse and Finnish myths, plus lots more.
Twilit Grotto - This is a highly respected online archive of Western esoterica, including many of the works of the Renaissance magi, plus a broad spectrum of grimoires from the medieval period to the eighteenth century. If you want to know about genuine traditions of European magic, including angel magic and the conjuration of the intelligences of the descending hierarchy, then there's more material here than you could shake a stick at.
Obsidian Arcana - A wiki which describes both the world of Obsidian Arcana and also has links to the rules. This is a system which is played every other week in term time by LURPS.
Far Shores - A post-cataclysmic set in the world of Ereda. The wiki contains information about the world of Ereda, its people, its places and how life is in the last free city of Starkholm.
Board Game Geek - An online community for those who enjoy playing board games.
RPGnet - RPGnet is one of the largest roleplaying communities on the World Wide Web. Here you can find reviews of RPGs and related products, an online store, extensive forums (with over 25,000 registered members), play-by-post games and articles on the hobby.
Tuatha de Danon - An online LARP community.
Black Swan Horror - A horror LARP website describing their system and previous games as well as promoting future games which you can sign up to. They are a company that runs outside of LURPs as well as running occaisional one-day events in LURPs and are made up of former and current LURPers.
Room Thirteen - The Room Thirteen blog has entries on system changes and promotes future games (as well as describing previous games). They run experimental horror LARP which occaisionally features Lovecraftian Mythos (but not always). They run outside of LURPs but are happy for anyone to sign up.
Publisher and Game Homepages
Atlas Games - The publishers of Unknown Armies, Ars Magica, Over The Edge and other games.
Chaosium Inc. - The publishers of Call of Cthulhu and other games.
Cthulhu Dark Ages - The homepage of the dark ages variant of Call of Cthulhu.
Delta Green - The Call of Cthulhu conspiracy genre supplement's website.
Dungeons & Dragons - Wizards of the Coast's Dungeons and Dragons pages.
Fading Suns Renaissance - An unofficial, but extensive and very pretty, website for Fading Suns.
Games Workshop - The publishers of the Warhammer, Warhammer 40,000 and The Lord of the Rings wargames, plus the Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay RPG, amongst many other games.
Kult-rpg.com and The Abyss - A pair of Kult-related websites.
Steve Jackson Games - The publishers of GURPS, In Nomine, Munchkin and many other games. (Webmonkey's note: Not to be confused with the Steve Jackson who co-created the Fighting Fantasy gamebooks, Games Workshop and the Tomb Raider computer games.)
Unknown-Armies.com - Homepage for the game of power and consequences, featuring masses of new rules and fiction, including some written by authors and designers who worked on the game line.
Web Comics With A Roleplaying Theme
8-Bit Theater - Blocky graphics for that old-time 2-D Nintendo RPG feel.
Dork Tower - The oh-so-familiar lives of obsessive gamers.
The Order of the Stick - A party of Dungeons & Dragons adventurers metagame their way through life. Features Roy the smart fighter, Belkar the psychotic halfling thief, Elan the useless bard and other lovingly ridiculed stereotypes.
Geebas On Parade - A webcomic about roleplayers.
Members' Websites and Blogs
The LURPS Page at Friends Reunited - We're on Friends Reunited, so add us to your profile and you really will never leave...
Imperium - The homepage for Richard's homebrewed Imperium RPG, set in Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000 universe. Files can be downloaded from here.
Inferno - The homepage for Pete's homebrewed Inferno RPG.
James Powell's Photo Galleries - Photos of various live events, mostly featuring past and present LURPers.
Smog & Mirrors Design Journal - A collection of background material, and occasionally rules ideas, for Richard's Smog & Mirrors RPG.