Credits and Inspiration

Everything creative is an amalgamation of old ideas with a personal twist. Caldera is no different. I drew on many sources of ideas and inspiration. This is my attempt to remember where these ideas came from.


  • Cyberpunk (Neuromancer, especially, but many of the cyberpunk analysis websites)
  • Kowloon Walled City, China
  • John Maddox Roberts’ SPQR series of books about Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger, the meddling detective in ancient Rome
  • Urbis, by J. Hubert
  • Ancient Rome, India, and Mesopotamia
  • The Ptolus fantasy setting (another enormous city), by Monte Cook
  • The Forgotten Realms and Eberron, whose giant footsteps I walk in
  • Wikipedia. Seriously.


  • Gary Numan (especially I, Assassin and Dance)
  • Justin Bieber, paulstretched 8x
  • Rob Zombie
  • Mocean Worker
  • Thievery, Inc.

Credits and Inspiration

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