I was cruising the web this morning and stumbled across a lot of fan-created resources saved on the Internet Archive, including the old net books. Here’s the ones most appealing to an old school gamer like me:
Runequest fanzines, such as Rule 1.
Greyhawk resources, like Oerth Journal, the Greyhawk Appearance Generator, Encyclopedia Greyhawkania, Magic Items of Greyhawk (for 3.5), Canonfire Chronicles, an interview with Anna Meyer of the Maps of Greyhawk site, and of course Gary Gygax’s To Forge a Fantasy World: Greyhawk’s Creation.
Tekumel resources, in the form of Visitations of Glory.
Call of Cthulhu resources, like the Arkham Gazette.
Academic types spending way too much time on games, as with the International Journal of Role-Playing.
As I was reading these, I had that same feeling of excitement I had when I was a kid in the 1970s. This is all work by amateurs, and their love for the games comes through in every poorly drawn figure. These are written by people who care who are pushing their abilities as far as they will go. I love that!