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Post by shades of eternity » Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:32 am

I'm a bit of fan and would love to see what you guys draw on for inspiration for your games.

I guess I'll start with the old Aladdin tv show which practically can give you a plot from just about any one of the episodes.
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Post by BlackBat242 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:21 am

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Post by Big Mac » Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:30 am

shades of eternity wrote:I guess I'll start with the old Aladdin tv show which practically can give you a plot from just about any one of the episodes.
I don't think I have heard of the Aladdin TV show. I'll have to check that out.

Do you mean this Disney animated Aladdin series?
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Post by Tim Baker » Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:35 am

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shades of eternity wrote:I guess I'll start with the old Aladdin tv show which practically can give you a plot from just about any one of the episodes.
I don't think I have heard of the Aladdin TV show. I'll have to check that out.

Do you mean this Disney animated Aladdin series?
I suspect that's the one. It provided lots of Al Qadim fodder when I was running games in the '90s.
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Post by Nate Christen » Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:26 pm

At my local used book store yesterday I found The Harem of Aman Akbar; I'll let you know how it is. So far it's comical and fun.

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Post by BlackBat242 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:48 am

Elizabeth Scarborough is good.
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Post by Havard » Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:57 pm

The Prince of Persia games. The movie was rather disappointing though.

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Post by The Dark » Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:45 am

Glen Cook's The Fire in His Hands and With Mercy Toward None (the prequels to the Dread Empire trilogy, collected as A Fortress in Shadow).

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Post by thorr-kan » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:52 pm

The Dark wrote:Glen Cook's The Fire in His Hands and With Mercy Toward None (the prequels to the Dread Empire trilogy, collected as A Fortress in Shadow).
That's a really good point!

The rest of the Dread Empire series would be useful as well. There's less detail, but there's some. The actual Dread Empire itself would be useful in an OA campaign.

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