Tag: Fantasy

Coming of Age Themes in a Fantasy World

Coming of Age Themes in a Fantasy World

Welcome to another worldview and worldbuilding post! This one is on coming of age themes specifically in fantasy. Namely, what ought coming of age themes look like in a fantasy world? What overlaps should they have with real-world coming of age themes, and how should they differ? So let’s get into it! Continue reading “Coming of Age Themes in a Fantasy World”

50 Worldbuilding Prompts

50 Worldbuilding Prompts

Welcome to another worldbuilding post! Today, I wanted to share with you a list of worldbuilding prompts (in no particular order) that I’ve used when developing Deseran, specifically, that have helped me delve into some of the beliefs and the details of various cultures I’ve built, beyond the basics. Many of these I came up with myself; others I got from other lists and found helpful. Continue reading “50 Worldbuilding Prompts”

My Top 5 Worldbuilding Tools

My Top 5 Worldbuilding Tools

I talk a lot about worldbuilding, and today I want to share with you five tools that I’ve found helpful for organizing and inspiring my worldbuilding and that hopefully will be a help to you, too!

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WorldAnvil

Yes, I’m talking about WorldAnvil* again, because it’s an amazing tool and the developers are awesome and Continue reading “My Top 5 Worldbuilding Tools”

Myth and Legend in Fantasy Worlds

Myth and Legend in Fantasy Worlds

Cultures are shaped by their stories. These stories might reinforce cultural ideals, religious ideals, general morals… or, on the flip side, they might subvert or reject these ideals. Myths and legends are a prime example of this, as they often reflect the mindset and values of the cultures that created them. So today I want to talk about how to build and use myth and legend in your fantasy world. Continue reading “Myth and Legend in Fantasy Worlds”

Worldbuilding Checklist – The Basics

Worldbuilding Checklist – The Basics

Last week, I talked about the core elements a fictional culture needs, and over time I’ve written posts on many different worldbuilding concepts and how to build them well. Today, I want to share with you a worldbuilding checklist that includes all of the elements (both general to a world and specific to various cultures) that I see as integral to a functioning world. And I’ll include a printable version, too, so stick around to the end for that. Continue reading “Worldbuilding Checklist – The Basics”