Well, if you read our last issue, you'd know that
we stacked all the best links we could find in our first links page. Thus
our subsequent links pages may be a bit less voluminous, and perhaps a bit
less widely useful to the average gamer. However, we will aim provide
quality, if not quantity, and to offer a handful of jewels rather than a
truckload of tripe. After all, the web is a VERY big place, so we're sure
you'll still find something surprisingly interesting in the pieces of
flotsam and jetsam we present each issue.
- Firstly, we must recommend one of our fellow Australian fanzines, Oblivion's End. This
is a great looking beastie, with a beautiful castle graphic on its front
page (and it doesn't take years to load). The content is good
quality and plenty of it, but focuses mostly on wargaming. There is the
odd splash of role-playing though, including a nicely done campaign world
that would be great for any fantasy campaign. Good stuff.
- Speaking of Aussie boys, this site contains a
fairly comprehensive list of Australian RPG links. The list must be good
because it includes us! This is a great idea, especially if you're sick
of all the US and UK stuff that dominates the RPG sphere of the internet.
Kudos to Tonia for creating and maintaining the site. This page also
links to some other RPG links and stuff, so there's plenty to keep you
- Another good links site is this little
site, done up by a British guy called Jason Anthony. It includes some
of the smaller ones, the more esoteric ones, and the European ones that
RPGNet and others tend to miss. Once again, the list has much credibility
because of the high class of fanzines they include in their listings
(cough, cough). The other bonus of this site is that it has a sharp and
well summarised "What is Role-Playing" section that might be handy, should
you be questioned by outsiders and don't feel like asking them to read the
detailed essays on the subject featured in this issue.
- We also stumbled across a site dedicated to the examination and
exposition of role-playing at a deeply intellectual level. Unfortunately,
though its ideals are to be lauded, its content is rather sparse and
non-existent. What is featured, however, may get your brain turning in
interesting directions. You can find it here.
- OK, it's not striclty gaming, but there can't be many gamers out there
who aren't fans of those Lords of the Skies, the Kings of Creation,
the Mightiest of All Beasts. I speak of course, of Dragons, the ultimate
symbol of fantasy, magic and power beyond imagining. For all things
Draconian, may we strongly recommend www.draconian.com, the quintessential
dragon site. Dragon art, pics, info, cultural references, the biggest
list of dragon links anywhere and enough dracology to keep even the
keenest dracophile happy for months. Simply the best dragon site on the
- And OK, this isn't exaclty role-playing either, but it could prove
very useful. Take a trip sometime to www.mapquest.com This site is pretty
much the ultimate map machine: simply click on a place in the world and
you can zoom in, all the way to the street level! A great way to get maps
if your game's set on Earth and you can't find a New York street map at
your local library (despite the fact that some games seem to suggest this
is a likely event - yeah right!). And even if you're not playing on
Earth, a map of the Outer Hebrides, or the Upper Volta (with the names
removed) could prove just as useful.
- Lastly, if you're interested in Briscon, but can't seem to remember
the website address, and can't seem to find the address elsewhere in this
issue, we include it here as well for your convenience. Check it out
then get your name down, and get your butt out there on May
Found a hot new site on the net? Discovered the
missing link? Let us know here.
We're also looking for someone to help us compose and
maintain this page. If you are interested in giving up your
free time to paw through piles of net garbage for that odd
glimmer of genius, for no other reward then a sense of a job
well done, talk to us here.