You can learn a lot from video games. Especially the way some RPG games build their open sandbox worlds - which has inspired me to run a worldbuilding experiment. Even if you have no interest in video games what so ever, stick with me as this could prove to be a really interesting way to organise […]
If you regularly read The Worldbuilding School then you'll know that I'm a big Brandon Sanderson fan. Especially his view points on worldbuilding and writing. So to find two of his lectures published on Youtube is too great an opportunity to miss sharing, even if they are 4 years old. The reason I'm a fan is […]
If you're looking for a little something to spice up your maps then here are 22 great map resources that I’ve collected from around the web. Many of them appear in the WorldBuilders Guild resource folder on DeviantART.
Jonathan Roberts of Fantastic Maps has published a fantastic quick tutorial that teaches you how to design a town. I’ve been a fan of Jonathan’s work for a long time especially since he was commissioned to produce The Lands Of Fire And Ice. I’ve also been playing with the idea of focusing my whole world […]
The recent magic articles on Sanderson’s First and Second law has brought up a number of interesting discussions about internal-consistency and learning how to bend the rules we have created as writers without losing the trust or acceptance of our readers. When you bend your own rules in an acceptable way cool things can happen […]
Step 1: Typography Typography is the art of making text look pretty on your map. For this part of the tutorial you will need to make sure the character menu is visible.