INSPIRATIONS

FICTION

  • Aldiss, Brian — Hothouse
  • Alexander, Lloyd — Prydain Chronicles
  • Asprin, Robert, et al — Thieves World, Tales From the Vulgar Unicorn
  • Brackett, Leigh — Book of Skaith, Sword of Rhiannon, Solar System stories
  • Burroughs, Edgar Rice — Barsoom series, Pellucidar series
  • Cornwell, Bernard — Warlord Chronicles
  • Hodgson, William Hope — The Night Land, Boats of the Glen Carrig, etc.
  • Howard, Robert E. — Conan stories, Solomon Kane stories
  • Lupoff, Richard, et al — Philip Jose Farmer’s The Dungeon
  • Merritt, A. — The Moon Pool, Dwellers in the Mirage
  • Raymond, Alex, et al — Flash Gordon (comic strip)
  • Roberson, Chris — Paragaea
  • Smith, Clark Ashton — Zothique, Xiccarph, Hyperborea stories
  • Vance, Jack — Tschai series, The Dying Earth, Lyonesse trilogy

FILM & TV

  • Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
  • Black Death (2010)
  • Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter (1974)
  • The Dark Crystal (1982)
  • Dragonslayer (1981)
  • The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973)
  • Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
  • Krull (1983)
  • Mission: Impossible (TV series)
  • The Mummy (1999)
  • 9 (2009)
  • Planet of the Apes (1968), Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
  • Stargate (1994), Stargate SG-1 (TV series)
  • Star Wars (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  • Vikings (TV series)

MUSIC

Some of my favorite ambient music for inspiration and game-table atmosphere.

Some favorite non-ambient music that fires my gaming imagination:

  • Espers — II
  • Fern Knight — s/t,
  • Gates of Slumber — Conqueror
  • Giant Squid — Minoans
  • Hawkwind — Space Ritual, Hall of the Mountain Grill, Warrior on the Edge of Time
  • High on Fire — De Vermis Mysteriis, Luminiferous
  • King Crimson — In the Court of the Crimson King, Lizard
  • Rush — Caress of Steel, Fly by Night, Hemispheres
  • Savall, Jordi — La Lira d’Esperia (The Medieval Fiddle)
  • Sleep — Holy Mountain, Dopesmoker