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Posted on 23rd Apr at 2:58 PM, with 2 notes

zell-dincht:

So, I had been wanting to learn more about cars, since I think basic knowledge of the inner workings is good to have in case of an emergency.

A while back, I asked my dad if he could teach me, and the answer I got was, “What are you, some kind of dyke?”

Just goes to show how even though women do have a CHOICE as far as what they do, there definitely are social problems that lead to women making different decisions than men.  The whole “cars are for men” attitude pisses me off in general, because.  …Why?  It’s practical knowledge to have.  What makes it so masculine that a woman should be shamed or assumed to be a “dyke” for showing an interest in that knowledge?  Women certainly are ABLE of entering male-dominated fields, but it’s social attitudes that keep them out.

I used to work at a gas station. Conversations of, “Is there a man around to check my tire pressure?” "No [sir/ma’am], but I can do it for you," ”…………..are you sure?” / “I’ll come back when there is a man around” / “But that’s a man’s job!” were regular occurrences, and this was just checking the fucking air pressure!

The worst part was how we were the only store in that half of St John’s with a free air hose, but to make it work you had to put the nozzle over the valve and then pull the LARGE OBVIOUS LEVER that your hand NEEDED TO BE ON TO HOLD IT. I cannot count how often grown men would come in bitching our hose was broken, then when I asked if they’d pulled the lever claim there was no lever, yes they did [fucker dragged me out in the rain to “fix it” and when I pulled the only fucking lever, “OH THAT’S WHAT YOU MEANT!”], or just continue to claim it was broken, because there was no way this small girl who works here would have any knowledge of how to work equipment in their store they dealt with daily.

Posted on 23rd Apr at 10:08 AM, with 45,208 notes
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Posted on 22nd Apr at 6:22 PM, with 2 notes
The other night I bought an octopus ice cube tray, then had a dream that I used it to make choctopi.
Follow your dreams!!!

The other night I bought an octopus ice cube tray, then had a dream that I used it to make choctopi.

Follow your dreams!!!

Posted on 21st Apr at 11:01 AM
friend ive known for years posts status insinuating demi is a term made up by crazy tumblrites. i comment saying im demi and unsure whether i should be offended by her using quotations around demi and treating it like its fictional, or if its a post on how some people can be overreacting in general. another friend comes in and asks what demi is, and upon being told, replies with “isn’t that.. normal?” and then this.
im actually fucking livid right now. apparently im demi just to control social situations? i guess my “ace crowd control” kit was lost in the mail.

friend ive known for years posts status insinuating demi is a term made up by crazy tumblrites. i comment saying im demi and unsure whether i should be offended by her using quotations around demi and treating it like its fictional, or if its a post on how some people can be overreacting in general. another friend comes in and asks what demi is, and upon being told, replies with “isn’t that.. normal?” and then this.

im actually fucking livid right now. apparently im demi just to control social situations? i guess my “ace crowd control” kit was lost in the mail.

Posted on 20th Apr at 1:23 AM, with 56,917 notes
In Which Diversity Isn’t a Myth

pinklikeme:

clementive:

Ok. I’m tired of the typical vampire, werewolf and fairy.I’m also tired of the occidental-centrism in mythology. Hence, this list. 

I tried to included as many cultural variants as I could find and think of. (Unfortunately, I was restricted by language. Some Russian creatures looked very interesting but I don’t speak Russian…) Please, add creatures from your culture when reblogging (if not already present). It took me a while to gather all those sites but I know it could be more expansive. I intend on periodically editing this list. 

Of note: I did not include specific legendary creatures (Merlin, Pegasus, etc), gods/goddesses/deities and heroes.

  • Dragons

The Chinese Dragon

The Japanese Dragon

The Korean Dragon

The Vietnamese Dragon

The Greek Dragon

The Indian Dragon

The Polish Dragon

The Austrian Dragon

The British Dragon

The Ancient Dragon (Egypt, Babylon and Sumer)

The Spanish Basque Dragon

Of the Cockatrice (creature with the body of a dragon)

Alphabetical List of Dragons Across Myths (Great way to start)

  • Little creatures (without wings)

The Legend of the LeprechaunsThe Leprechaun

Chanaque /Alux (the equivalent of leprechauns in Aztec/Mayan folklore)

Elves

Elves in Mythology and Fantasy

Elves in Germanic Mythology

Kabeiroi or Cabeiri (Dwarf-like minor gods in Greek mythology)

Norse Dwarves

The Myth of Loki and the Dwarves

Ten Types of Goblins

Goblins

Tengu: Japanese Goblins

Gnomes 

More on Gnomes

Pooka: an Irish phantom

  • Creatures with wings (except dragons)

Fairies

All sorts of Cultural Fairies

Fairies in Old French Mythology 

Bendith Y Mamau (Welsh fairies)

Welsh Fairies

Peri (Persian fairies)

Yü Nü (Chinese fairies)

The Celtic Pixie

Angels in Judaism

Angels in Christianity

Hierarchy of Angels

Angels in Islam

Irish Sylph

Garuda (Bird-like creature in Hindu and Buddhist myths)

Bean Nighe (a Scottish fairy; the equivalent of a banshee in Celtic mythology)

Harpies

  • Spirited Creatures

Druids

Jinn (Genies in Arabic folklore)

Types of Djinns

Aisha Qandisha and Djinn in Moroccan Folklore

Oni (demons in Japanese folklore)

Nymphs

Spirits in Asturian Mythology

Valkyries

Lesovik

Boggarts: The British Poltergeist

Phantom black dogs (the Grim)

Demons in Babylonian and Assyrian Mythology (list)

Demons in the Americas (list)

European Demons (list)

Middle-East and Asia Demons (list)

Judeo-Christian Demons (list)

Nephilim, more on Nephilim

Mahaha (a demon in Inuit mythology)

Flying Head (a demon in Iroquois mythology)

  • Ghosts

Toyol (a dead baby ghost in Malay folklore)

Malay Ghosts

Yuki-onna (a ghost in Japanese folklore)

The Pontianak (a ghost in Malay mythology)

Funayurei (a ghost in Japanese folklore)

Zagaz (ghosts in Moroccan folklore)

Japanese Ghosts

Mexican Ghosts

  • Horse-like mythical creatures

Chinese Unicorns

Unicorns

The Kelpie (Could have also fitted in the sea creatures category)

The Centaur

The Female Centaur

Hippocamps (sea horses in Greek mythology)

Horse-like creatures (a list)

Karkadann, more on the Karkadann (a persian unicorn)

Ceffyl Dwfr (fairy-like water horse creatures in Cymric mythology)

  • Undead creatures

The Melanesian Vampire 

The Ewe Myth : Vampires

The Germanic Alp

The Indonesian Vampire

Asanbosam and Sasabonsam (Vampires from West Africa)

The Aswang: The Filipino Vampire

Folklore Vampires Versus Literary Vampires

Callicantzaros: The Greek Vampire

Vampires in Malaysia

Loogaroo/Socouyant: The Haitian Vampire

Incubi and Sucubi Across Cultures

Varacolaci: The Romanian Vampire

Brahmaparusha: The Indian Vampire

Genesis of the Word “Vampire”

The Ghoul in Middle East Mythology

Slavic Vampires

Vampires A-Z

The Medical Truth Behind the Vampire Myths

Zombies in Haitian Culture

  • Shape-shifters and half-human creatures (except mermaids) 

Satyrs (half-man, half-goat)

Sirens in Greek Mythology (half-woman and half-bird creatures)

The Original Werewolf in Greek Mythology

Werewolves Across Cultures

Werewolf Syndrome: A Medical Explanation to the Myth

Nagas Across Cultures

The Kumiho (half fox and half woman creatures)

The Sphinx

Criosphinx

Scorpion Men (warriors from Babylonian mythology)

Pooka: an Irish changelings

Domovoi (a shape-shifter in Russian folklore)

Aatxe (Basque mythology; red bull that can shift in a human)

Yech (Native American folklore)

Ijiraat (shapeshifters in Inuit mythology)

  • Sea creatures

Selkies (Norse mermaids)

Mermaids in many cultures

More about mermaids

Mermen

The Kraken (a sea monster)

Nuckelavee (a Scottish elf who mainly lives in the sea)

Lamiak (sea nymphs in Basque mythology)

Bunyip (sea monster in Aboriginal mythology)

Apkallu/abgal (Sumerian mermen)

An assemblage of myths and legends on water and water creatures

Slavic Water Creatures

The Encantado (water spirits in Ancient Amazon River mythology)

Zin (water spirit in Nigerian folklore)

Qallupilluk (sea creatures in Inuit mythology)

  • Monsters That Don’t Fit in Any Other Category

Aigamuxa, more details on Aigamuxa

Amphisabaena

Abere

Bonnacon

Myrmidons (ant warriors)

TrollMore on Trolls

Golems 

Golems in Judaism

Giants: The Mystery and the Myth (50 min long documentary)

Inupasugjuk (giants in Inuit mythology)

Fomorians (an Irish divine race of giants)

The Minotaur

The ManticoreThe Manticore and The Leucrouta

The Ogre

The Orthus (two-headed serpent-tailed dog)

The Windigo

The Windigo Psychosis

Rakshasa (humanoids in Hindu and Buddhist mythology)

Yakshas (warriors in Hindu mythology)

Taqriaqsuit (“Shadow people” in Inuit mythology)

Stick Indians

  • References on Folklore and Mythology Across the Globe

Creatures of Irish Folklore 

Folklore and Fairytales

An Overview of Persian Folklore

Filipino Folklore

Myths, Creatures and Folklore

Alaska Folklore

Spanish (Spain) Mythology

Mythical Archive

Mythology Dictionary

List of Medieval and Ancient Monsters

Native American Animals of Myth and Legends

Native American Myths

Bestiary of Ancient Greek Mythology

Mythology, Legend, Folklore and Ghosts

Angels and Demons

List of Sea Creatures

Yoruba Mythology

Ghosts Around the World, Ghosts From A to Z

Strange (Fantastic) Animals of Ancient Egypt

Egyptian Mythology

Creatures from West Africa

On the Legendary Creatures of Africa

Myths, Creatures and Folklore

  • References on writing a myth or mythical creatures

Writing a MYTHology in your novel?

How to Write a Myth

10 Steps to Creating Realistic Fantasy Creatures

Creating Fantasy Creatures or Alien Species

Legendary Creature Generator

Book Recommendations With Underrated Mythical Creatures

(I have stumbled upon web sites that believed some of these mythical creatures exist today… Especially dragons, in fact. I just had to share the love and scepticism.)

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Posted on 17th Apr at 5:21 PM, with 4 notes

i’ve been feeling very down lately, so i set up a 10gal and picked up this lobster babby to watch

it scuttled all over my hand without pinching me, then hopped down and decided to make this mossball into an oversized afro and hide under it until bribed with a shrimp pellet

Posted on 16th Apr at 11:15 AM, with 4 notes
i keep meaning to colour this but since dealing with both getting on and getting off brainpills ive had 0 art mojobut here is dragons being disgusted at the internet, the inks. because this is all tylociraptor and i do. what is wrong with these people?

i keep meaning to colour this but since dealing with both getting on and getting off brainpills ive had 0 art mojo

but here is dragons being disgusted at the internet, the inks. because this is all tylociraptor and i do. what is wrong with these people?

Posted on 12th Apr at 3:54 PM, with 3,085 notes

Anonymous asked: You do realize that 8 year olds cannot give any kind of consent, right? When the woman stopped raping him, he was 10, which is still well below the age of consent, meaning that it was rape. If you cannot see that, then you should never go around children.

the-pietriarchy:

musemorplsunerd:

Statuatory Rape -

1. sexual intercourse with a GIRL under the age of consent, which age varies in different states.

Theoretically, the boy could give consent through parents, in the idea that if they were caught, he could suggest to his parents not to press charges which is necessary in a court of law.

And its okay I despise most kids anyway.

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Posted on 3rd Apr at 3:25 PM, with 17,801 notes

*** GO HERE FOR THE LATEST UPDATE***
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IF YOU AREN’T SURE IF SOME RESOURCES ARE FREE TO USE, ASK THE AUTHOR OR DON’T USE THEM (AND DON’T REPOST THEM). You don’t need to use everything you get a hand on, you can always use them for reference and inspiration.
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GAMES CREATION PROGRAMS
There are probably many more but these are very popular, and therefore, you can easily find tutorials and materials/resources to work with them!
IG Maker & RPG MAKER - Focus of this post
RPG Toolkit - Free software for RPG games and others
Sim RPG Maker 95 - For Strategic/Tactical RPG creation
RPG Creator - Will soon include MMORPG creation
M.U.G.E.N. - Free 2D Fighting Game Creator!
Game Maker - Free (buy pro version) for all kind of games
Review of these programs for the super newbies
Overlook of these programs
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IMPORTANT + RELEASING YOUR GAME
Using resources + Crediting/Sourcing - how to avoid jail!
Selling your game - A bit outdated but good reference
Sites to upload & host heavy files - To share the game
Compressing game files - Do this BEFORE you use them
Splitting & Compressing - to share super heavy games
Hacha - Another free splitting program for heavy files
Releasing games without RTP - To make the game lighter
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GENERAL RPGM SITES, FORUMS & COMMUNITIES
Where you can buy programs, inform yourself, ask questions, share ideas, find resources… a bit of everything!
Official RPG Maker site - FAQs, buy program, etc.
Official RPG Maker blog
Official RPG Maker Forums
RPG Maker VX Ace Wiki - Find masterlists and more
RPGMaker.net - Also for TKool, IG Maker, etc.!
RPGMaker Things - Tumblr blog by Sleep
RPGMaker XP Resources - Tumblr Blog
Flaming Teddy Productions
- Tumblr Blog
HBGames.org - Forums for games creation
Creation Asylum - Forums for game creation
CLOSET Ace - Japanese - TKool & RPG Maker resources
RPG Palace - For everything RPGM (forums, resources…)
RPG Maker Revolution - Forums for everything RPGM
RPGMaker VXAce Community Forums - More of the same
Ocean’s Dream - Development blog, pixel tutorials, etc.
Division Heaven - Free resources blog
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TUTORIALS
Remember that the very basics of the program (what are the layers, how to go around resources management, etc.) is available in the HELP section of the program itself! Read the instructions manual first of all! There are also tons of Youtube videos visually explaining the basics!
Very basic first steps to any RPG Maker project!
GDU’s Tutorials - Froms scripting to pixel art & more
VX Ace Tutorials Masterlist
More RPG Maker VX Ace Tutorials
RPG Maker XP Tutorials Masterlist
More XP Tutorials - Also find VX and Ace’s on the side!
What’s this Parallax Mapping thing I hear so much of?
Scripts basics you must know before asking
Mark’s Pixel Art Basic Tutorials - for absolute newbies
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SCRIPTS - RPG Maker XP, VX & VXACE
Please do remember that XP, VX and VX Ace use different programing languages. You need to use specific scripts for each specific program! Also, different scripts may overlayer others, or not be enterely compatible. ALSO: always read the scripter’s rules for usage, ask for permission, credit and source, etc. Refer to this guide for fair use of resources!
Scripts basics you must know before asking + Scripts
RPG Maker VX Ace Scripts Masterlist (RGSS3)
RPG Maker VX Scripts Masterlist (RGSS2)
RPG Maker XP Scripts Masterlist (RGSS1)
GDU’s List of Scripts - For XP, VX and VXAce
Yanfly Channel - compatibles with Yami & Kread-Ex’s
Grimoire Castle - Kread-Ex’s scripts and more
Khas - Open for commissions too!
Victor’s Scripts - Side battle view and tons more!
Atelier RGSS - A variety of unique scripts from creating a music or picture gallery to pick & throw items and more!
Fomar0153’s Scripts - Free for commercial use
VitorJ’s Scripts - Free to use + requests
DiamondandPlatinum3 - VX and VXAce scripter
Galv’s Scripts - More VXAce scripts
Bubble BLog - More VX Ace (contact for commerical use)
Hime Works - More VXAce scripts
Soulpour’s RPG Maker VX Ace Scripts - Yeah
RPG Palace - For everything RPGM (forums, resources…)
RPG Maker Revolution - Forums for everything RPGM
RPGMaker VXAce Community Forums - More of the same
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CODERS TO COMMISSION FOR RPG MAKER STUFF
(UNDER CONSTRUCTION) Let me know if you are active and want to be included in this list!
Yami / Kread-Ex / Fomar0153 / Khas /
Pixelation - Share art, discuss, hire artists and coders, etc.
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ARTISTS TO COMMISSION FOR RPG MAKER STUFF
(UNDER CONSTRUCTION) Let me know if you are active and want to be included in this list!
Pixelation - Share art, discuss, hire artists and coders, etc.
CarmenMCS ( Tumblr / DA ) - Sprites, illustrations, etc.
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RPGMaker STYLE CHARACTERS GENERATORS
These are little tools and programs that will allow you to create characters putting together different pre-made body parts and clothes in a editor!
XP to VX Converter for characters sprites
Game Character Hub - Fusions, recolours & more
Loose Leaf - a sprites generator for XP style characters
Famicon’s VX/Ace sprites generator - Female characs
Famicon’s VX/Ace csprites generator - Male characs
Junkhunt Character chip Generator - VX/Ace Style
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RPG MAKER STYLE GRAPHICS
A separated list for graphics resources that resemble RPG Maker default graphics. Please do remember that most resources aren’t simply free. Always read the artist’s rules for usage, ask for permission, credit and source when using their resources, etc. Refer to this guide for fair use of resources!
Granny’s Lists - Masterpost of RPGM graphic resources
Characters Templates (under construction)
Tilesets Templates (under construction)
Pixel Art World - Many XP style graphics
Sithjester’s RMXP Resources - XP style
First Seed Materials - Taller VXAce art style and more
Lunarea’s - Resources Blog
Ayene-chan’s graphics - the artist’s Deviantart site
RPG Maker artists - group on Deviantart
Kaito’s resources - Charas, modern & japanese scenery…
CarmenMCS’s Pixel Art - Icons, sprites, parallax add-ons…
Hetalia characters and costumes - VX/Ace style
Hetalia Videogames - Hetalia fangames creation group
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OTHER GRAPHIC RESOURCES

Please do remember that most resources aren’t simply free. Always read the artist’s rules for usage, ask for permission, credit and source when using their resources, etc. Refer to this guide for fair use of resources!

Pixel Joint .com
- It’s like the Deviantart of Pixel art!
Mark’s Pixel Art Basic Tutorials - for absolute newbies
Oceans Dream - Pixel Art tutorials and more
Game Art - Deviantart group (graphics, sound, etc)
Open Game Art .org - Free sprites, music, textures…
The Spriters Resource - all those classic games graphics!
Sprite Database - More of the same
Retrogamer Zone - More of the same
The Videogames Atlas - Very useful for reference!
Megaman Series Resources - Sprites, Models, Sounds…
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MUSIC CREATION SOFTWARE
Whether you know little about music or a lot, these are very useful resources to create your own music, sheets, remixes, etc.
TJFree.com’s list of free Music Composition Software
And list of Free Music & Audio Software
NoteFlight - ONLINE & Free composition & notation
MuseScore - Free (Midi) composition & notation software
MusInk - Free (Midi) composition & notation software
Finale NotePad - Free composition & notation software
Virtual Music Composer (3.0) - Remix, compose, etc.
MagiX Music Maker  - (Commercial) composition, beatbox..
Music Creator Touch - (Commercial) composition, beatbox
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SONGS FOR YOUR GAMES
There are a thousand sites with copyrighted and free music, and they aren’t difficult to find so this is just a list of some remarkable ones. Please do remember that most resources aren’t simply free: always read the artist’s rules for usage, ask for permission, credit and source when using their resources, etc. Refer to this guide for fair use of resources!
*** IMPORTANT: Copyrighted music from anime, video games, movies, etc. can only be used for free non-commercial fan creations, private projects, and such… and only to some extend. Some companies are ok with it as long as you don’t make money out of it, and some aren’t. Take a look at this link to learn more about it.
Granny’s Lists - Includes Music and Sound effects section
VGMdb - Catalogue of videogames & anime OSTs
Videogame Music - Listen to & Download games OSTs
Galbadia Hotel - Videogame & anime music and SHEETS
BlueLaguna - Source for RPG media (songs, videos…)
Music & Game - Download game OSTs
DownloadOST.com - Like it sounds
AnimeOST.com - Like it sounds
Free Anime Music.com - Like it sounds
Jasmine Cooper’s Music - Free to use music for games
The Music Case - Royalty free music & stock music
Purple Planet - Royalty Free music
Vimeo Music Store - Everything (commercial, free, etc.)
Sound Cloud - Everything again
Incompetech - Royalty Free Music (but you can donate!)
Instrumentals Free.com - Like it sounds!
ccMixer - In concrete, Dig.ccMixter free for commercial use
Tam Music Factory - Royalty Free music (please don’t use if you don’t understand the terms & conditions of usage!)
Music Material - Plz don’t use if you don’t understand
Freesound.org - Music and Sounds for free
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SOUND EFFECTS
Please do remember that most resources aren’t simply free: always read the artist’s rules for usage, ask for permission, credit and source when using their resources, etc. Refer to this guide for fair use of resources!
Freesound.org - Music and Sounds for free
Audio Jungle.net - Free & non-free resources
Sound Bible - Royalty Free sounds
Soundjay - Royalty Free sounds
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MISCELLANEOUS TOOLS
Some other tools, websites and the such that I think can help with the development and exposition of your game.
Donjon RPG Tools - Maps generator, items, XP calculator..
Debut Video Capture - Video screen recording & more to make LPs, show your game on youtube as a video, etc.
Ripping sprites from retro consoles
Ripping sprites
Ripping Playstation Sprites with ePSXe and PSX-Vram
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RELATED MASTERPOSTS
Resources for Game making Masterlist
Suikoden Masterpost - Genso Suikoden videogames graphics, music, official art, extra material such as novels and mangas, RPG Maker Fangames, etc.
Dynasty Warriors Masterpost - Shin Sangoku Musou

*** GO HERE FOR THE LATEST UPDATE***

This post is always being updated so check the link!

IF YOU AREN’T SURE IF SOME RESOURCES ARE FREE TO USE, ASK THE AUTHOR OR DON’T USE THEM (AND DON’T REPOST THEM). You don’t need to use everything you get a hand on, you can always use them for reference and inspiration.

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GAMES CREATION PROGRAMS

There are probably many more but these are very popular, and therefore, you can easily find tutorials and materials/resources to work with them!

IG Maker & RPG MAKER - Focus of this post

RPG Toolkit - Free software for RPG games and others

Sim RPG Maker 95 - For Strategic/Tactical RPG creation

RPG Creator - Will soon include MMORPG creation

M.U.G.E.N. - Free 2D Fighting Game Creator!

Game Maker - Free (buy pro version) for all kind of games

Review of these programs for the super newbies

Overlook of these programs

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IMPORTANT + RELEASING YOUR GAME

Using resources + Crediting/Sourcing - how to avoid jail!

Selling your game - A bit outdated but good reference

Sites to upload & host heavy files - To share the game

Compressing game files - Do this BEFORE you use them

Splitting & Compressing - to share super heavy games

Hacha - Another free splitting program for heavy files

Releasing games without RTP - To make the game lighter

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GENERAL RPGM SITES, FORUMS & COMMUNITIES

Where you can buy programs, inform yourself, ask questions, share ideas, find resources… a bit of everything!

Official RPG Maker site - FAQs, buy program, etc.

Official RPG Maker blog

Official RPG Maker Forums

RPG Maker VX Ace Wiki - Find masterlists and more

RPGMaker.net - Also for TKool, IG Maker, etc.!

RPGMaker Things - Tumblr blog by Sleep

RPGMaker XP Resources - Tumblr Blog

Flaming Teddy Productions
- Tumblr Blog

HBGames.org - Forums for games creation

Creation Asylum - Forums for game creation

CLOSET Ace - Japanese - TKool & RPG Maker resources

RPG Palace - For everything RPGM (forums, resources…)

RPG Maker Revolution - Forums for everything RPGM

RPGMaker VXAce Community Forums - More of the same

Ocean’s Dream - Development blog, pixel tutorials, etc.

Division Heaven - Free resources blog

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TUTORIALS

Remember that the very basics of the program (what are the layers, how to go around resources management, etc.) is available in the HELP section of the program itself! Read the instructions manual first of all! There are also tons of Youtube videos visually explaining the basics!

Very basic first steps to any RPG Maker project!

GDU’s Tutorials - Froms scripting to pixel art & more

VX Ace Tutorials Masterlist

More RPG Maker VX Ace Tutorials

RPG Maker XP Tutorials Masterlist

More XP Tutorials - Also find VX and Ace’s on the side!

What’s this Parallax Mapping thing I hear so much of?

Scripts basics you must know before asking

Mark’s Pixel Art Basic Tutorials - for absolute newbies

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SCRIPTS - RPG Maker XP, VX & VXACE

Please do remember that XP, VX and VX Ace use different programing languages. You need to use specific scripts for each specific program! Also, different scripts may overlayer others, or not be enterely compatible. ALSO: always read the scripter’s rules for usage, ask for permission, credit and source, etc. Refer to this guide for fair use of resources!

Scripts basics you must know before asking + Scripts

RPG Maker VX Ace Scripts Masterlist (RGSS3)

RPG Maker VX Scripts Masterlist (RGSS2)

RPG Maker XP Scripts Masterlist (RGSS1)

GDU’s List of Scripts - For XP, VX and VXAce

Yanfly Channel - compatibles with Yami & Kread-Ex’s

Grimoire Castle - Kread-Ex’s scripts and more

Khas - Open for commissions too!

Victor’s Scripts - Side battle view and tons more!

Atelier RGSS - A variety of unique scripts from creating a music or picture gallery to pick & throw items and more!

Fomar0153’s Scripts - Free for commercial use

VitorJ’s Scripts - Free to use + requests

DiamondandPlatinum3 - VX and VXAce scripter

Galv’s Scripts - More VXAce scripts

Bubble BLog - More VX Ace (contact for commerical use)

Hime Works - More VXAce scripts

Soulpour’s RPG Maker VX Ace Scripts - Yeah

RPG Palace - For everything RPGM (forums, resources…)

RPG Maker Revolution - Forums for everything RPGM

RPGMaker VXAce Community Forums - More of the same

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CODERS TO COMMISSION FOR RPG MAKER STUFF

(UNDER CONSTRUCTION) Let me know if you are active and want to be included in this list!

Yami / Kread-Ex / Fomar0153 / Khas /

Pixelation - Share art, discuss, hire artists and coders, etc.

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ARTISTS TO COMMISSION FOR RPG MAKER STUFF

(UNDER CONSTRUCTION) Let me know if you are active and want to be included in this list!

Pixelation - Share art, discuss, hire artists and coders, etc.

CarmenMCS ( Tumblr / DA ) - Sprites, illustrations, etc.

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RPGMaker STYLE CHARACTERS GENERATORS

These are little tools and programs that will allow you to create characters putting together different pre-made body parts and clothes in a editor!

XP to VX Converter for characters sprites

Game Character Hub - Fusions, recolours & more

Loose Leaf - a sprites generator for XP style characters

Famicon’s VX/Ace sprites generator - Female characs

Famicon’s VX/Ace csprites generator - Male characs

Junkhunt Character chip Generator - VX/Ace Style

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RPG MAKER STYLE GRAPHICS

A separated list for graphics resources that resemble RPG Maker default graphics. Please do remember that most resources aren’t simply free. Always read the artist’s rules for usage, ask for permission, credit and source when using their resources, etc. Refer to this guide for fair use of resources!

Granny’s Lists - Masterpost of RPGM graphic resources

Characters Templates (under construction)

Tilesets Templates (under construction)

Pixel Art World - Many XP style graphics

Sithjester’s RMXP Resources - XP style

First Seed Materials - Taller VXAce art style and more

Lunarea’s - Resources Blog

Ayene-chan’s graphics - the artist’s Deviantart site

RPG Maker artists - group on Deviantart

Kaito’s resources - Charas, modern & japanese scenery…

CarmenMCS’s Pixel Art - Icons, sprites, parallax add-ons…

Hetalia characters and costumes - VX/Ace style

Hetalia Videogames - Hetalia fangames creation group

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OTHER GRAPHIC RESOURCES
Please do remember that most resources aren’t simply free. Always read the artist’s rules for usage, ask for permission, credit and source when using their resources, etc. Refer to this guide for fair use of resources!
Pixel Joint .com
- It’s like the Deviantart of Pixel art!

Mark’s Pixel Art Basic Tutorials - for absolute newbies

Oceans Dream - Pixel Art tutorials and more

Game Art - Deviantart group (graphics, sound, etc)

Open Game Art .org - Free sprites, music, textures…

The Spriters Resource - all those classic games graphics!

Sprite Database - More of the same

Retrogamer Zone - More of the same

The Videogames Atlas - Very useful for reference!

Megaman Series Resources - Sprites, Models, Sounds…

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MUSIC CREATION SOFTWARE

Whether you know little about music or a lot, these are very useful resources to create your own music, sheets, remixes, etc.

TJFree.com’s list of free Music Composition Software

And list of Free Music & Audio Software

NoteFlight - ONLINE & Free composition & notation

MuseScore - Free (Midi) composition & notation software

MusInk - Free (Midi) composition & notation software

Finale NotePad - Free composition & notation software

Virtual Music Composer (3.0) - Remix, compose, etc.

MagiX Music Maker  - (Commercial) composition, beatbox..

Music Creator Touch - (Commercial) composition, beatbox

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SONGS FOR YOUR GAMES

There are a thousand sites with copyrighted and free music, and they aren’t difficult to find so this is just a list of some remarkable ones. Please do remember that most resources aren’t simply free: always read the artist’s rules for usage, ask for permission, credit and source when using their resources, etc. Refer to this guide for fair use of resources!

*** IMPORTANT: Copyrighted music from anime, video games, movies, etc. can only be used for free non-commercial fan creations, private projects, and such… and only to some extend. Some companies are ok with it as long as you don’t make money out of it, and some aren’t. Take a look at this link to learn more about it.

Granny’s Lists - Includes Music and Sound effects section

VGMdb - Catalogue of videogames & anime OSTs

Videogame Music - Listen to & Download games OSTs

Galbadia Hotel - Videogame & anime music and SHEETS

BlueLaguna - Source for RPG media (songs, videos…)

Music & Game - Download game OSTs

DownloadOST.com - Like it sounds

AnimeOST.com - Like it sounds

Free Anime Music.com - Like it sounds

Jasmine Cooper’s Music - Free to use music for games

The Music Case - Royalty free music & stock music

Purple Planet - Royalty Free music

Vimeo Music Store - Everything (commercial, free, etc.)

Sound Cloud - Everything again

Incompetech - Royalty Free Music (but you can donate!)

Instrumentals Free.com - Like it sounds!

ccMixer - In concrete, Dig.ccMixter free for commercial use

Tam Music Factory - Royalty Free music (please don’t use if you don’t understand the terms & conditions of usage!)

Music Material - Plz don’t use if you don’t understand

Freesound.org - Music and Sounds for free

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SOUND EFFECTS

Please do remember that most resources aren’t simply free: always read the artist’s rules for usage, ask for permission, credit and source when using their resources, etc. Refer to this guide for fair use of resources!

Freesound.org - Music and Sounds for free

Audio Jungle.net - Free & non-free resources

Sound Bible - Royalty Free sounds

Soundjay - Royalty Free sounds

Hetalia Voices and Sounds ripped - Credits: Kiaolao The Dubber (Luca)

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MISCELLANEOUS TOOLS

Some other tools, websites and the such that I think can help with the development and exposition of your game.

Donjon RPG Tools - Maps generator, items, XP calculator..

Debut Video Capture - Video screen recording & more to make LPs, show your game on youtube as a video, etc.

Ripping sprites from retro consoles

Ripping sprites

Ripping Playstation Sprites with ePSXe and PSX-Vram

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RELATED MASTERPOSTS

Resources for Game making Masterlist

Suikoden Masterpost - Genso Suikoden videogames graphics, music, official art, extra material such as novels and mangas, RPG Maker Fangames, etc.

Dynasty Warriors Masterpost - Shin Sangoku Musou

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