In this post, I’m going to make a (kinda) comprehensive list of what inspires my writing and my design.


  • Jules Verne’s assorted works
  • H.G. Wells’ assorted works
  • Robert E. Howard’s Conan
  • Robert E. Howard’s Solomon Kane
  • Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit
  • Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot
  • Isaac Asimov’s Foundation
  • H.P. Lovecraft’s The Colour from Out of Space
  • H.P. Lovecraft’s The Call of Cthulhu 
  • Beowulf

Video Games:

  • Baldur’s Gate
  • Dwarf Fortress


  • Star Wars
  • Ghostbusters
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Roleplaying Games:

  • Dungeons and Dragons 3.0e/3.5e
  • Pathfinder
  • Advanced Dungeons and Dragons 2e
  • Spelljammer (AD&D 2e setting)
  • The Black Hack
  • Swords and Wizardry
  • White Star
  • Apocalypse World
  • Dungeon World
  • Shadowrun
  • Call of Cthulhu
  • Lasers and Feelings
  • Barbarians of Lemuria

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