Tag Archives: worldbuilding

What Does Your World Do For a Living?

There’s quite a lot of fuss in fantasy fandoms about “high” and “low” fantasy, with a great deal of time and trouble going into working out exactly what high fantasy or low fantasy is, and their various characteristics. One of … Continue reading

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The Unfortunate Necessity of Joseph Campbell in Fantasy and Science Fiction

I know I said I was going to write something on language and fantasy this time, but I had an epiphany on the way to work and thought I’d share it with you. A lot gets made of Joseph Campbell’s … Continue reading

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World Dynamics on Albion

As promised last week, I’ve got an entry lined up to discuss the world and weather dynamics of the Mists of Albion setting. And it’s going to take the form of an in-universe treatise by a scholar, and potentially an out-of-universe … Continue reading

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Thinking Outside the Globe when Creating Worlds

I’ve taken to A Game of Thrones with a vengeance lately, and it’s a great board game as well as a great story. The characterisation is some of the best I’ve seen in fantasy novels, and thanks to it being a mostly … Continue reading

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World Building or World Creation? An Analogy

One thing that I’ve noticed when poking around the Internet on the topic of fantasy worlds is that there are a plethora of worldbuilding guides out there, from roleplaying campaign-specific aids to the more general fantasy writer advice. But search … Continue reading

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The Mists Clear… Exploring a Polarised Fantasy Cosmology

I’ve been muttering about writing some notes for the Mists of Albion cosmology I’ve been developing with a friend for a while (he’ll also start contributing some things to this blog as Hypersleeper, so watch this space!), and I think it’s about … Continue reading

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What is magic, and why does it matter?

I’m still feeling my way with the architecture of WordPress, so some changes may be on their way in the next few days. I intend to get working on a links page/blogroll of related topics and areas I’m interested in … Continue reading

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