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edit: I'm moving the page, for reasons explained elsewhere. Spread the word.

New link: https://daistallia.neocities.org/links.html


The exsisting resources thread (here: http://www.spinnoff.com/zbb/viewtopic.php?t=15191) seems to be entierly linguitic resources, so I thought it might be useful to collect non-linguistic resources we've found in another thread. (If this belongs there, feel free to move it.) And final note: I don't vouch for the accuracy of any of these.

Physical World/Universe/Sciency Things:
Planet Designer: Calculator for stars and planets. Hard science
http://www.johnbray.org.uk/planetdesigner/

Astro: Calculator for Stellar & Planetary Orbits, Planets and Satellite Orbits, Rotational Habitats, and Asteroid Crater Sizes. Originally aimed at the Hard SF RPG 2300 AD, but the science is good.
http://www.bumply.com/astro.html

StarGen: Random generator for star systems and planets. Also has a downloadable version.
http://fast-times.eldacur.com/StarGen/RunStarGen.html

World Generation: Another randomized generator, aimed at the Traveller RPG, but still useful.
http://www.trisen.com/sol/static/wg/wg.html

Plan a Planet Orbiting a Main Sequence Star
http://web.archive.org/web/200302181253 ... eqstar.htm

Hard SF Tools
http://web.archive.org/web/200708230842 ... ard-sf.htm

Antimatter Calculator: Just for fun, calculates the energy from matter/antimatter explosions.
http://www.edwardmuller.com/right17.htm

Church of Climatology: http://www.spinnoff.com/zbb/viewtopic.php?t=34650

Creating an Earthlike Planet: http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~fc503/geoff/worldkit.html

Geoff's Climate Cookbook: http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~fc503/geoff/climate.html

Fundamentals of Physical Geography: http://www.physicalgeography.net/fundam ... tents.html

The Geography Site: http://www.geography-site.co.uk/index.html

World Builder's: CSU's Worldbuilding Course
http://www.world-builders.org/

An Atlas of the Universe: http://www.atlasoftheuniverse.com/

Star Data Pages: http://www.alcyone.de/SIT/

Planetary Fact Sheets:
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/planetfact.html

Stephen Dole's Habitable Planets for Man:
http://www.rand.org/pubs/commercial_boo ... B179-1.pdf

Ecology
Introduction to the Biosphere, from Fundamentals of Physical Geography: http://www.physicalgeography.net/fundam ... pter9.html

Drake Equation: Calculator for the Drake Equation.
http://www.activemind.com/Mysterious/To ... ation.html

Holly Lisle's Rollicking Rules of Ecosystems: http://hollylisle.com/fm/Articles/rules ... stems.html

Holly Lisle's Holly Lisle's Shopping List for Better BEMs: http://hollylisle.com/fm/Articles/bem-s ... -list.html

Astrobiology Magazine
http://www.astrobio.net/astrobiological_news.php

Major Biomes of the World: http://www.runet.edu/~swoodwar/CLASSES/ ... /main.html

Maps
Fractal World Generator: makes fractal maps.
http://donjon.bin.sh/world/

Holly Lisle's Maps Workshop -- Developing the Fictional World through Mapping: http://hollylisle.com/fm/Workshops/maps-workshop.html


Fantasy
Holly Lisle's Fantasy Is Not for Sissies: Real Rules for Real Worlds: http://hollylisle.com/fm/Articles/rules ... ntasy.html

30 Days of World Building: http://www.web-writer.net/fantasy/days/index.html

Magical World Builder's Guide: Guide to building fantasy worlds.
http://www.web-writer.net/fantasy/

10 Steps to Creating Realistic Fantasy Animals
http://www.elfwood.com/farp/thewriting/ ... alash.html

Patricia C. Wrede's Fantasy Worldbuilding Questions: also useful for non-fantasy cultures.
http://www.sfwa.org/2009/08/fantasy-wor ... questions/

Cultural/Ethnology Resources

The Zaharam-Chapelle-Parunas Ethnographical Questionnaire (Thank you Tom Chapelle!)
http://bethisad.com/conculture/questionnaire.htm

The Importance of Food: Aimed at RPGs, but touches on an aspect of conworlding that I haven't really seen talked about much here.
http://ptgptb.org/0024/food.html


Worlds
The Speculative Dinosaur Project: no K-Pg extinction event.
http://www.unet.univie.ac.at/~a0000265/Spec/index.html

Orion's arm Universe Project: Huge galaxy spanning hard SF world building project.
http://www.orionsarm.com/

Furaha: http://members.casema.nl/gertvandijk/

Epona: http://www.eponaproject.com/Epona_Home.html

Planetocopia: Variations on Earth.
http://www.worlddreambank.org/P/PLANETS.HTM

Snaiad: http://www.nemoramjet.com/snduterus.html

Collected Links:
Hobgoblin.net's World Building resources for writers: http://www.hobgoblin.net/modules/mylink ... .php?cid=7

Future Studies: Transhumanist resources.
http://www.aleph.se/Trans/Cultural/Future/

Hard SF: Collection of links and essays about Hard SF.
http://www.hardsf.org/NofrInde.htm

Orion's Arm Links: Orion's Arm is a huge hard SF world building project. These are their world building resources links. There's some overlap with this list.
http://www.orionsarm.com/xcms.php?r=oa-links
World Building Links: http://www.orionsarm.com/xcms.php?r=oa- ... ding_links

World Builder Projects: http://hiddenway.tripod.com/world/

Specfic World's resouces: http://www.specficworld.com/resources/world.aspx

Fantasy World Building Resources: http://www.squidoo.com/fantasyworldbuilding

Assorted Other Useful Resources:
(These are things that I've found interesting/useful.)
Space future: Promoting the human use of space - lost of SF/space information.
http://www.spacefuture.com/directory.shtml

Technovelgy: Collection of SF inventions.
http://www.technovelgy.com/

Maritime knowledge: Useful collection of information if you want details on sailing topics.
http://www.psych.su.oz.au/vbb/woronora/maritime/

1814 Nautical Glossary: What it says - a glossary of nautical terms in use in 1814. http://www.psych.su.oz.au/vbb/woronora/ ... ssary.html

1814 Questions for Young Officers: A "test" for young officers on sailing ships - useful if you want details on how sailing ships operate.
http://www.psych.su.oz.au/vbb/woronora/ ... tions.html

Lots of online calculators: http://www.csgnetwork.com/converters.html

Science calculators: http://www.csgnetwork.com/scienceconverters.html

Mapping Tool:
http://www.giss.nasa.gov/tools/gproject ... d_win.html

Gravitational Simulator:
http://www.orbitsimulator.com/gravity/a ... /what.html

Edit: Added a few more.

Edit: Adding various things at the bottom now.

Agriculture:
Calories per acre of farm land: http://www.waldeneffect.org/blog/Calori ... ous_foods/

Food and Nutrition: http://www.poppyware.com/dunham/facts/food.html

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*Likewise*

Looks like you've really done your research.

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Thanks guys. That's 10+ years worth of collecting. :)

Please feel free to add anything else you may have that could be useful...

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Brilliant stuff, Daistallia. Greatly appreciated. :D

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See this too.


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TomHChappell wrote:
See this too.


Oh excellent. Thank you!

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http://www.world-builders.org/

was this posted?


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Torco wrote:
http://www.world-builders.org/

was this posted?


Yep. :)

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Daistallia wrote:
TomHChappell wrote:
See this too.


Oh excellent. Thank you!


I seem to be runing into problems trying to register there. :(

Getting a "Sorry, but this username has been disallowed." Never had that problem anywhere before...

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You had it on the ZBB as well. See this.

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Kicgan Vekei wrote:
You had it on the ZBB as well. See this.


Aha. Missed that.

Thank you.

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you will need to find the alternative link to bricka's (geoff's) climate/planet building page as my university web hosting will finish at some point in the next 1 or 2 months.


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This makes me want to completely revamp my conworld as a project over the summer holidays (besides writing a 10-page paper and reading a ton of books for next semester, as well as trying to advance my grammar). Thanks!

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you will need to find the alternative link to bricka's (geoff's) climate/planet building page as my university web hosting will finish at some point in the next 1 or 2 months.


Alrighty.

Might put that up on one of my angelifire pages, if you would like...

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Daistallia wrote:
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you will need to find the alternative link to bricka's (geoff's) climate/planet building page as my university web hosting will finish at some point in the next 1 or 2 months.


Alrighty.

Might put that up on one of my angelifire pages, if you would like...

I'm also available; my own university hosting service will last another three years.

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Too bad r0ry.co.uk doesn't exist anymore (since he's gone to Ohio I think?), i.e. Rory's page with its Mirror.

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Kicgan Vekei wrote:
You had it on the ZBB as well. See this.


Hmmm... followed the instructions there, and the e-mail has bounced three times now. :(

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If your conplanet is Earth, take a look at http://www.timeanddate.com/

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Added a few more.

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Adding Dole's Habitable Planets for Man: http://www.rand.org/pubs/commercial_boo ... B179-1.pdf

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You should totally save this on the KneeQuickie.

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You should totally save this on the KneeQuickie.


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