I’ve always been fascinated with world-building. I love creating new races, spaces, and history, fill the world with religion and culture, politics and magic, give everyone a purpose, and a land to live in, make them interact and create a story from that.
Because of that, I have decided to take on a daunting task, and that is to create a series of posts in which I describe my own method for creating a fantasy world.
There are a lot of blog posts and books out there that deal with the same subject, but what will be different in this series of posts is the fact that I will be building a new world with you, as you go along reading each new post. I will have an ongoing document where I will add onto our world all the elements presented in each post.
I don’t know where this will eventually take us, I hope somewhere really epic, so the index below is subject to change. I will turn the items into links, as posts become available, and I will move them and edit them as I go along. If you want to follow this post you can bookmark this introduction or subscribe to my feed to be notified when I add something new.
So, let us begin. Below is the outline of the posts to come. If you have any suggestions, things to add, things I missed, please mention them right now so I can account for them ahead of time.
Creating A Fantasy World
- Geography / Map
- Units / World Physics
- Fauna & Flora / Natural Resources
- Political System / Government
- Magic System
- Technological Advances
- Travel and Transportation
- Commerce and Finances
- Folklore and Myths
- Arts and Culture
Practical Demo Links:
Hope to see you again soon with the next installment in this series!
All the best,