Useful Resources

Note: this article is a work in progress.
If you have additional links, add them in the comments, I will check and add them.
 

World Anvil specific

  Arty's BBCode Converter
Circle of Worldbuilders 2020
GreatGM WA Video Tutorials
World Anvil Official Tutorial Videos
ZogMadGod WA CSS Video Guides
JSON Formatter - use this to format exported sheets nicely for when you want to edit them. Tip: make a dummy character with properly filled fields, export and format it well, then use as template for all the NPCs you gonna make and just import them into WA with a click.
 

Worldbuilding Videos

Artifexian
Caeora
Chris Fox' Writing Video Tutorials
 

Fashion Videos

Bernadette Banner
CrowsEyeProductions
Karolina Żebrowska
Rachel Maksy
 

Kickstarter Done?

DriveThruRPG - PDF and Print on Demand delivery for your RPG products
Ka-Blam - helps you printing your comic book / paperback
NordGames - offers fulfillment service (packaging/sending out all your products)
SecretArtiste - she makes awesome covers for eBooks et al
 

Random Generators and Calculators

 

Generator Collections

Behind the name (names based on country selection)
Chaotic Shiny (constellations, pantheons, rituals...)
DND Speak
Donjon (names, loot, inns, towns...)
Donjon Profession Distribution / Demographics
Inkwell Ideas (staff & patrons, floorplans, rumours...)
Mithril & Mages (all kind of names)
Seventh Sanctum (writing, names, equipment...)
StoryShack Fantasy Name Generator
Writing Exercises (names, plots, subjects, dialogs...)
 

Characters

Character Generator
D&D5E NPC Generator
Fantasy Name Generators (for everything)
NPC Generator
Procedural Name Generator  

Portraits

Artbreeder
ThisPersonDoesNotExist
 

Dungeons & Maps

Dave's Mapper
Donjon - Dungeon Generator
Dungeon Alchemist (buy, 2d+3d maps, exports for VTTs)
DungeonFog (free/buy/sub)
Gozzy's Random Maps (Caves, Dungeons, Wilderness)
Inkarnate (free/sub)
Tips for Designing Maps
Map 2 Globe
Metro Map Maker (Metro Station Maps)
ProbableTrain's American City Map Generator
RedBlogGames MapGen 4
Fantasy Town Generator
Snazzy Maps (current world maps with no labels)
 
Azgaaar's Armoria Crest Generator
Azgaaar's Fantasy-Map-Generator
Watabou - City Generator
Watabou - Compass Rose Generator
Watabou - Neighbourhood Generator
Watabou - One Page Dungeon
Watabou - Region Generator
Watabou - Sigil Generator
Watabou - Village Generator

 

Crests and Flags


Azgaaar's Armoria Crest Generator
Drawshield.net
Flag Designer
Worldspinner Heraldry

 

Standalone Tools


Campaign Cartographer 3 (buy)
Dungeon Builder (buy)
Hexographer (buy)
Map Forge (buy)
OtherWorldMapper.com (buy)
WonderDraft (buy)
 

World Map / Region Tools (with erosion simulation etc)


Gaea (free/buy)
World Creator (buy)
World Machine (free/buy)
 

Plots

Plot Generator
Reedsy Plot Generator
 

Other

Currency Calculator
Deck of Many Things
Size Comparison
 

Editors

Bootstrap Studio (buy)
VSCode
 

Other

Chance Table Calculator
Crobi RPG Card Generator
GMBinder (free/sub)
Hex Generator
HomeBrewery (create D&D lookalike pages)
Tiny Helpers (tools for everything)
Token Stamp
 

Writing

 

eBooks


Pixlr - Tool to easily create a nice eBook cover
Canva - Tool to easily create a nice eBook cover
 

Songs

10 Simple steps to write a song
Finding rhymes to words
LEARN HOW TO WRITE A SONG: a step-by-step guide
Music Theory (Wikipedia)
Music Theory and Technique - Beat vs Rhythm - YouTube Video
Rhythm – Theory
Song Lyric Generator
These Lyrics Do Not Exist - AI Lyric Generator
Understanding Rhythm in Music: 7 Elements of Rhythm
 

Spellchecking and Grammar

  Grammarly
ProWritingAid
QuillBot
 

Words

100 Equisite Adjectives
Geographical Terms
Quotes
Story Games Names Project
 

Resources

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Audio

Battlebards (sub)
BenSound
Darren Curtis Music
Dig CC Mixter
Free To Use Music — Background music for videos
FreeMusicArchive
FreeMusicWave - No Copyright Music
FreeSound
Hoerspielbox
NoCopyrightSounds
PaponeMusic - Copyright Free Music
Pixabay Music
Plate Mail Games - Music/Environmentals (buy)
RFM - Royalty Free Music - No Copyright Music
Sessions by RIOT Games
Stream Beats by Harris Heller
Syrinscape (sub)
Tabletop Audio
 
 

Youtube Channels about historical events

 

Inspiring Articles etc.

  • “Locked” for 300 years: Virtual unfolding has now revealed this letter’s secrets
  • Video: Attempt to solve a $30,000 Puzzle by Labsterium
  • Dan Koboldt - Science in Sci-Fi, Fact in Fantasy
  • 100 Activities at the local faire
  • 100 Carousing Events
  • 100 Gnomish inventions
  • 101 D&D Quest Ideas
  • Reddit: 10k Plot Hooks
  • Reddit: Top 10 Posts List (resources, encounters, plots...)
  • D&D5E Homebrew
  • Sacret Texts
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    Comments

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    3 Oct, 2020 10:40

    What a great resource list! I see so many sites I use often in one place!


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    2 Jan, 2021 06:16

    AI generated photos quality portraits: https://www.thispersondoesnotexist.com/

    2 Jan, 2021 10:48

    added, thanks

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    jyliet +& maddy zpires
    29 Dec, 2021 14:00

    awesome list! i keep trying to find things that maybe you don't have on it, but you do!

    love, jyliet & maddy
    29 Dec, 2021 20:42

    If you find anything, tell me so I can add it. :D

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