Friday Links for October 16, 2009
Hi all... Once again, the RPG community presents not only creative ideas, but thought-provoking material…
But did you ever think of book plates as inspirational for a game? I sure as heck didn’t. And yet, there’s this great post that does just that – covering bookplates from late 1400s to the late 1800s through the 1900s. Amazing artwork simply declaring that a particular book belongs to a particular person.
Take for example, the beautiful scroll work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – basically a coat of arms worked into a book plate. I have to wonder if an enterprising GM could work a book plate into a book found as part of a treasure as a clue… Or if some strange magic might work its way to lure a reader to another dimension…
Anyway… I’d encourage you to peruse the collection on the linked page – the book plates are amazing, as are the maps at the other links. True inspiration!