Tag: world-building

Generating Medieval City Maps
Generating Medieval City Maps

 ⚬ Reviews  ⚬  5 min read

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.

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

 ⚬ Tutorials  ⚬  10 min read

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.

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

 ⚬ Tutorials  ⚬  11 min read

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

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Three Random Map Generators
Three Random Map Generators

 ⚬ Reviews  ⚬  10 min read

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

 ⚬ Tutorials  ⚬  9 min read

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.

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

 ⚬ Articles  ⚬  6 min read

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

 ⚬ News  ⚬  2 min read

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.

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Building Cae Valley
Building Cae Valley

 ⚬ Articles  ⚬  4 min read

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

 ⚬ Articles  ⚬  4 min read

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

 ⚬ Articles  ⚬  7 min read

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

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