Tag: world-building

Top 3 world-building tips
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Top 3 world-building tips

Author Renée Gendron asked me on Twitter my top three world-building tips. Here’s the slightly longer answer than 240 characters!


Generating Medieval City Maps
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Generating Medieval City Maps

I finally answer a reader's question and follow up my popular review of three open-source overland map generators with a review of a great little Medieval City Map Generator for the web.


Fancy world-building handouts (advanced!)
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Fancy world-building handouts (advanced!)

Part 2 of my tutorial on making fancy world-building handouts. This time I'm refining my process and adding some automation to make things run a little smoother.


How to make fancy world-building handouts
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How to make fancy world-building handouts

Mad with envy for the creative power of the DnD community, I set about to make some fancy world-building handouts for my readers using Markdown, HTML/CSS and PrinceXML


Three Random Map Generators
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Three Random Map Generators

I review three open-source, random map generators aimed at fantasy authors, world-builders and table-top gamers.



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An approach to world-building

I posit a single, schematic approach to structuring a world-building project with the aim of using it through all the tutorials in this series. I ramble a lot.


Old-school world-building
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Old-school world-building

An old friend calls me out on Twitter after my first article in the series. His prudent question makes me wonder if I could world-build old-school on paper alone.



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World-building for an older, grumpier me

Four years after first publicly positing the idea of developing a world-building app, I decide to have another crack of the whip...albeit, a much more measured, practical and half-arsed approach.


Building Cae Valley
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Building Cae Valley

I put my PC project rig to use and start mapping the setting for my fantasy anthology in Adobe PhotoShop.



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Collaborative world-building

After reading a post on Facebook about a shared world, I speculate how such a system could work.



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Putting worldbuiling into perspective

I reflect on Storywonk's World building class and my wife demonstrates again on how well she knows me.



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Scratching the same itch

I contemplate the future of my world-building app when other possible solutions exist.