This is the story all about how reddit helped improve my fantasy map. I’ve long been told that reddit is a hostile place and the community can be fickle but that’s not true for r/worldbuilding. When I shared a fantasy map and asked for feedback and ideas the community was amazing. I want to say […]
If you’re looking for a little something to spice up your maps then here are a number of great map resources that I’ve collected from around the web. Most are free but I’ve also included a couple of premium options when they’ve been great.
Imagine this. You’ve been called into the office of Bob Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company. He welcomes you in, motions to a chair and then begins: “I want you to put together a worldbuilding dream team as a task force to build a brand new intellectual property from scratch. Money isn’t an issue, […]
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 […]
So you want to write for video games? Or maybe you want to write an interactive ‘fighting fantasy’ novel of your own? Fantastic. This type of story writing is known as interactive fiction. There are important techniques used when writing interactive fiction that are different to those used when writing a “classic” novel. It’s important […]
As worldbuilders it’s our job to create an environment where stories can thrive. That’s why we also add narratology to our list of key skills. Think of it as the 8th key skill. Interactivity in storytelling (also known as interactive narrative) is a hot topic in entertainment especially as it’s so important to both video […]