The Hotness
Games|People|Company
Legacy of Dragonholt
Star Crossed
Art and Arcana: A Visual History
OSR Solo
Disciples of Bone & Shadow: Core Rules
Run Faster
The Fantasy Trip: Legacy Edition
Ticket of Leave #14: Hark, Now Hear the Sailors Cry
Ironsworn
D&D Essentials Kit
Beamswords and Bazookas
Ninth World Bestiary 3
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook
The Engagement of Adelaide Endicott
Spookshow
Domains of Dread
HR5: The Glory of Rome Campaign Sourcebook
The Adventurer's Toolkit
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Beginner Box
Shadows of a Black Sun
The One Ring Roleplaying Game
Dungeon Master's Guide (D&D 5e)
Numenera: Starter Set
The Wizard's Scroll (Issue 1)
Amazing Tales
Thousand Year Old Vampire
100 Books to Find on a Pugmire Bookshelf
The Sunken Village of Little Corth
MH-13: Decades: One-Shot Adventures
Highfell
Escape from the Coven of the Setting Sun
GMaid
Through Ultan's Door (Issue 2 - Jun 19)
MHHA-3: Infinity Warriors
Blightburg
Players Handbook (AD&D 1e)
Dungeon Masters Guide (AD&D 1e)
Monster Manual (AD&D 1e)
Dungeon Master's Guide (D&D 4e)
Forgotten Realms Player's Guide
Fiend Folio
Arcane Power
The Enemy Within Campaign Volume 1: Shadows Over Bögenhafen
Manual of the Planes
Angmar: Land of the Witch King
Call of Cthulhu (6th Edition)
Dread
Wilderness Survival Guide
Deities & Demigods
Greyhawk Adventures
Recommend
17 
 Thumb up
 Hide
26 Posts
1 , 2  Next »   | 

RPG» Forums » Community » Creative Fodder

Subject: Real Places as Inspirations rss

Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
Caroline Berg
United States
Washington
flag msg tools
designer
badge
...124 to run fleeing from the mountain. ...125 to use a rope to climb the steep cliff. ...126 to quickly cast "summon stairs." ...127 to dodge under the falling rocks.
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
I have stumbled across several real location that are crying out for a game to be made about them - so I figured I'd start a thread to spread the inspiration!

I'll start this with:

The Park of Monsters

Orcus mouth:


Leaning tower:
17 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Caroline Berg
United States
Washington
flag msg tools
designer
badge
...124 to run fleeing from the mountain. ...125 to use a rope to climb the steep cliff. ...126 to quickly cast "summon stairs." ...127 to dodge under the falling rocks.
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Then there is the underground network of tunnels in Naples.

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20161011-an-ancient-world-co...


17 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Oliver S
United States
Stafford Springs
Connecticut
flag msg tools
designer
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
On the subject of tunnels: The Williamson Tunnels in Liverpool.

17 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Mavis
England
A Fine City
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Davis-Monthan AFB. Pretty well known already but always jaw dropping in scale.

17 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Mixu Lauronen
Finland
Helsinki
flag msg tools
designer
badge
The revolution lasted six minutes and covered one hundred and twelve meters.
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb

Pripyat, Ukraine, was abandoned after the Chernobyl incident.
16 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
MSV Burns
United States
Olympia
Washington
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
"The Accidental Sea"



Apocalypse World? You bet!
17 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
United States
Texas
flag msg tools
badge
Don't be humble you're not that great -- Golda Meir
Avatar
mbmb


20 
 Thumb up
0.05
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Alex Nguyen
United States
Chantilly
Virginia
flag msg tools
designer
badge
6 out of 7 dwarves are not Happy
Avatar
mbmbmbmb
Underground bunker in London is kinda cool.

16 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Jonna
Finland
Helsinki
Uusimaa
flag msg tools
admin
designer
"Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering." ― Steve Maraboli
badge
नमस्ते (Namaste) – I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells. I honor the place in you which is of love, of truth, of light and of peace. When you are in that place in you and I am in that place in me, we are one.
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Tunnels at Suomenlinna:







15 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Jonna
Finland
Helsinki
Uusimaa
flag msg tools
admin
designer
"Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering." ― Steve Maraboli
badge
नमस्ते (Namaste) – I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells. I honor the place in you which is of love, of truth, of light and of peace. When you are in that place in you and I am in that place in me, we are one.
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Tunnel of Love, Ukraine:



Naica Mine, Mexico:



Black Forest, Germany:



Hang Son Doong, Vietnam



Mendenhall Ice Caves, Juneau, Alaska:



Angkor Wat, Cambodia:

15 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Oliver S
United States
Stafford Springs
Connecticut
flag msg tools
designer
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland

15 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Eddie
United Kingdom
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Avatar
The Winchester House is a great big ball of crazy. Stairs to nowhere, secret rooms, large rooms, small rooms... and supposedly haunted. This rather tame photo of the exterior doesn't do it justice.

14 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Thrift Thopter
United States
Massachusetts
flag msg tools
badge
Some people call this junk. Me, I call them treasures.
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
The Wookey Hole Caves look interesting. They're one of the filming locations for the Doctor Who stories, Revenge of the Cybermen and The End of Time. I found them on http://www.doctorwholocations.net/ which is a website dedicated to the filming locations of Doctor Who stories. It has pictures, some backround information, and a google maps position for each location.

Wookey Hole Caves
14 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Oliver S
United States
Stafford Springs
Connecticut
flag msg tools
designer
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Caves are great. One of my favorites is Speedwell Cavern, part of which is accessed by boat.

12 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Geoffrey Burrell
United States
Cedar Rapids
Iowa
flag msg tools
A Shadowrun (3rd Edition) scenario was set in Mason City, IA and had some of the same landmarks as is real life.
7 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Caroline Berg
United States
Washington
flag msg tools
designer
badge
...124 to run fleeing from the mountain. ...125 to use a rope to climb the steep cliff. ...126 to quickly cast "summon stairs." ...127 to dodge under the falling rocks.
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
GeoffreyB wrote:
A Shadowrun (3rd Edition) scenario was set in Mason City, IA and had some of the same landmarks as is real life.

Any images of places that were particularly inspiring?
9 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Craig Truesdell
United States
Uniontown
Ohio
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
I recently read "Boys of '67" and the Mekong Delta is really interesting.

Very flat

Lots of waterways everywhere you can take a small boat pretty much everywhere

Big flat dry areas 1/2 the year, full of shallow water the other half, dikes between them...

lots of maps available in 50,000 scale



8 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Alex Bokser
Israel
Pardes Hanna
flag msg tools
designer
Guess What?
badge
You Rock.
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Houska Castle deserves a mention here:
"Houska castle, and most specifically the chapel, has been constructed over a large hole in the ground that is allegedly a "gateway to Hell", which was said to be so deep no one could see the bottom of it. Animal-human hybrids were reported to have crawled out of it, and dark-winged, otherworldly creatures flew in its vicinity. Legend has it that when construction began in the castle, all of the inmates that were sentenced to death were offered a pardon if they consented to be lowered by rope into the hole, and report back on what they saw. When the first person was lowered, he began screaming after a few seconds, and when pulled back to the surface he looked as if he had aged 30 years. He had grown wrinkles and his hair had turned white, as old folklore tales state.

Houska castle was built with no fortifications, no water, no kitchen, near no trade routes, and with no occupants at its time of completion. The castle was not built as a residence or as a protective sanctuary, but was instead built because the hole was thought to be a gateway to hell. Thus, by constructing the Gothic building, they were able to keep the demons trapped in the lower level thickest walls closest to the hole of the castle."
[Wikipedia]


Couldn't find a decent photo of the pit itself, though. Sorry about that..
7 
 Thumb up
0.02
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Chris Abbott
Canada
GTA
of Confusion
flag msg tools
designer
I succumbed to peer pressure and bought OverText, then couldn't think of anything clever to say.
badge
Keep going, you'll find no words of sage advice or solace here.
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Casa Loma in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Built in 1914 by Sir Henry Pellatt for $3.5M.
Everything you'd ever want in a castle including secret passages.

https://casaloma.ca/gallery/

6 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Chris Abbott
Canada
GTA
of Confusion
flag msg tools
designer
I succumbed to peer pressure and bought OverText, then couldn't think of anything clever to say.
badge
Keep going, you'll find no words of sage advice or solace here.
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
The remains of Cold War bunker in Germany.

https://imgur.com/gallery/yBle6



4 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Chris Abbott
Canada
GTA
of Confusion
flag msg tools
designer
I succumbed to peer pressure and bought OverText, then couldn't think of anything clever to say.
badge
Keep going, you'll find no words of sage advice or solace here.
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Abandoned shopping malls in America.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/completely-surreal-pictures-...



4 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Chris Abbott
Canada
GTA
of Confusion
flag msg tools
designer
I succumbed to peer pressure and bought OverText, then couldn't think of anything clever to say.
badge
Keep going, you'll find no words of sage advice or solace here.
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Željava Air Base (underground)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%BDeljava_Air_Base
https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/zeljava-airbase





3 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Chris Abbott
Canada
GTA
of Confusion
flag msg tools
designer
I succumbed to peer pressure and bought OverText, then couldn't think of anything clever to say.
badge
Keep going, you'll find no words of sage advice or solace here.
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
The ancient city of "Göbekli Tepe" in Turkey, dating to ~10,000 BC.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%B6bekli_Tepe



4 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Chris Abbott
Canada
GTA
of Confusion
flag msg tools
designer
I succumbed to peer pressure and bought OverText, then couldn't think of anything clever to say.
badge
Keep going, you'll find no words of sage advice or solace here.
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Abandoned Soviet-era space shuttle hangar in Kazakhstan.

https://www.boredpanda.com/abandoned-soviet-space-shuttle-pr...



4 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Hans Messersmith
Canada
Hamilton
Ontario
flag msg tools
admin
designer
With your head held high and your scarlet lies You came down to me from the open skies It's either real or it's a dream There's nothing that is in between
badge
Twilight, I only meant to stay awhile Twilight, I gave you time to steal my mind Away from me.
Avatar
mbmbmb
The Observatorio Mojon del Trigo, in the mountains near Granada, Spain.

https://destinoinfinito.com/observatorio-mojon-del-trigo/

4 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
1 , 2  Next »   | 
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.