Thursday, February 7, 2013

Everything You Wanted To Know About Worldbuilding

Some time ago, I posted links to my various Worldbuilding posts.  I've written quite a lot more of them since then, so it was high time to reorganize. It occurs to me this could add up to a whole course.  I might have to start teaching a class...

Wonder and Amazement
Food and Regionalism 
Setting Limits
Fantasy and Sports
Constructed Languages
Calendars and Holidays 
You Are Who Your Neighbors Make You 
Language: Idioms and Slang
Cultural Perception Filters 
Elves and Originality 
Uncommon Questions in Worldbuilding 
Organization of Worldbuilding 
Adding a Hint of Mustard 
Further Small Steps for Man 
Unfolding the Future 
Geography of the Interstellar 
New Life, New Civilizations, and the Mos Eisley Cantina 
My Love of Spreadsheets and Map Tools
Stellar Maps
Aliens: Form Follows Function
Good and Bad Neighbors 
Mapping in 4-D
Fantasy Fiction and Democracy
Worldbuilding, Psychohistory and the Power of Numbers
Religious Texts
Alien Perspectives and Communication
Space Opera and the Future of Food
Complexity in Political Landscapes
Great Forces in History
Building the Non-Humanocentric Universe
Art and Culture in the Fantasy World      

History of Druthal:
Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four

Old links:
Worldbuilding, and the real world intruding on that

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