SF Signal just ran an interesting article in its “Mind Meld” feature area called The Rules of Worldbuilding. This article quotes “rules” from various sf authors, giving their take on do’s and don’ts in this area. One author, Robert Bennett, touched on something that I think applies especially to people who approach fiction writing from a […]
I haven’t done a weapon post in a while, because I like to bring something to the table that might not be common knowledge. As much as I could wax lyrical about basic sword fighting techniques or go on at length about my favourite kind of axe, it’s all stuff that most gamers will be […]
The role of a great world builder is to create an environment that encourages conflict, because conflict is essential to a great story. Though conflict doesn’t have to mean violence. If you build a world that achieves this then you will never run out of stories that want to be told. Games Workship do a […]
Ed: As of 18/11/2013 we have 995 watchers! The World Builders Guild is a DeviantART group that is dedicated to collecting great artwork that will inspire world building. If you’v never heard of DeviantART then it is the top website for artists – think of it as Facebook for artwork, but it was around long before […]
This is the hunt for great articles on World Building. Inside you’ll find 5 articles on topics ranging from social networks in pre-internet worlds through to The League Of Steam Video’s.
How do you build your world? Is there a set formula you stick to or do you prefer to start with whatever interests you at the time of writing? Great debates form around world building and how to do it. Different writers and designers build their own worlds in different ways. The below are approaches […]