Scriptorium

Writing, reviews and tutorials by Chris Rosser

World-building with Markdown

15 min read

In this first part of a series about world-building markdown, I show you how to get started with MkDocs.

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Codex: open-source world-building

2 min read

Ahead of open-sourcing the guts of my Codex, I make some big updates to the design and layout.

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D&D from an author’s perspective

3 min read

I give my perspectives on D&D as a fantasy author, and share what I like about the hobby and how I think it can make me a better writer

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Alashiya update

1 min read

A brief update on how my new D&D sandbox is going.

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Micro-fiction blogging and a World Anvil update

4 min read

I ponder the merits of creating a microfiction blogging outlet, and regret my decision to revisit World Anvil.

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Nanowrimo 2020

2 min read

For Nanowrimo this year, I've decided to create the beginnings of a Classically-inspired world for playing D&D and writing stories.

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Fantasy cartography using the Stockholm method

4 min read

To kickstart a fantasy map, I look to the islands of Stockholm for inspiration, then apply a little magic with Pixelmator Pro, my favourite raster image editor.

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WWB #8: Medieval Houses

7 min read

On day 8 of my 30 days of world-building, I look at two medieval houses and use them as models for my fantasy setting.

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WWB #7: A world-builder’s library

7 min read

On day 7 of my 30 days of world-building, I review the ten books and primary sources that helped shape my fantasy world.

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WWB #6: Don't be afraid to learn new skills

3 min read

On day 6 of my 30 days of world-building, I take a breather and extol the virtues of learning new skills.

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WWB #5: Creating Timelines in Markdown

4 min read

On day 5 of my 30 days of world-building, I share my hack for creating timelines in pure markdown, HTML and CSS.

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WWB #4: Mapping dungeons with Pixelmator

7 min read

On day 4 of my 30 days of world-building, I wrangle Pixelmator into a quick and dirty dungeon map creator for D&D or fantasy novel locales.

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