References and Inspiration

The following is a list of references and sources of inspiration for conceptualizing and creating my game world. It ranges from scholarly works, to game supplements, blogs, video games, and anything else you could throw together into a gaming hobby.

Rules and Game Supplements
  • Labyrinth Lord Core Rules, by Goblinoid Games
  • Labyrinth Lord Advanced Edition Characters, by Goblinoid Games
  • Advanced Dungeons and Dragons: Player's Handbook, first edition, by TSR Hobbies
  • Advanced Dungeons and Dragons: Dungeon Master's Guide, first edition, by TSR Hobbies
  • GURPS Low-Tech, fourth edition, by Steve Jackson Games 
  • Old School Reference & Index Compilation, version 2.2, by Knights & Knaves.
 Thirty Years' War Scholarly Resources
  • Seventeenth-Cen​tury Europe, Second Edition: State, Conflict and Social Order in Europe 1598-1700 (Palgrave History of Europe) by Thomas Munck
  • The Thirty Years War: Europe's Tragedy by Peter H. Wilson
Historical Background
  • Topographia Germaniae, by Matthaus Merian, et al.
  • Fief: A Look at Medieval Society from Its Lower Rungs by Lisa J. Steele
Fantasy World Building
  • Grain into Gold: A Fantasy World Economy, by John Josten, published by Board Enterprises
  • Farm, Forge, and Steal: A Nuts and Bolts Guide to Civilisations by Phillip McGregor
Setting Inspiration
  • Darklands, Microprose, PC game.
  • Giving Up the Gun: Japan's Reversion to the Sword, 1543-1879, by Noel Perrin 
  • Empire of the Summer Moon, by SC Gwynne.
Military History and Warfare Resources
  • Pike and Shot Tactics: 1590-1660 by Keith Roberts