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Advanced Worldbuilding

Advanced Worldbuilding ebook ISBN: 9781614630944
Author: N.A
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Every story requires worldbuilding. What if there was a way to simplify the process of worldbuilding? A system that would open the door to your mind and create a constant flow of ideas? Advanced Worldbuilding is a unique guide that takes you by the hand and helps you understand the ?why? of worldbuilding. Written in the form of a conversation with a friend, taking you, step by step, through the process of creation with a focus on the end goal: To tell a great story. Advanced Worldbuilding provides you with the tools to craft your own ?world journal,? and does so in a simple, straight forward way. Wanted Hero creator Jaime Buckley provides tips, templates and methods he uses to organize the notes you already have, while unveiling a system to develop whatever your heart desires. Create continents, races, governments, religions, technology, magic, plant & animal life'all with a check lists of what readers will be looking for. Detailed examples, used by the author to achieve his own results, are also provided. When your notes are complete or you get ready to expand?Advanced Worldbuilding has been designed to be torn apart. Literally. Transform your notes into a personalized ?hub? of information, which can be added to at any time. The guide provides master copies of all templates for your personal use'or as examples for you to create your own. Advanced Worldbuilding is a fantastic tool for any writer, regardless of skill level'and a critical addition to any worldbuilding arsenal.

Collaborative Worldbuilding for Writers and Gamers

Collaborative Worldbuilding for Writers and Gamers ebook ISBN: 1350016691
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Author: Trent Hergenrader
Number of Pages: 280 
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The digital technologies of the 21st century are reshaping how we experience storytelling. More than ever before, storylines from the world's most popular narratives cross from the pages of books to the movie theatre, to our television screens and in comic books series. Plots intersect and intertwine, allowing audiences many different entry points to the narratives. In this sometimes bewildering array of stories across media, one thing binds them together: their large-scale fictional world. Collaborative Worldbuilding for Writers and Gamers describes how writers can co-create vast worlds for use as common settings for their own stories. Using the worlds of Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, A Game of Thrones, and Dungeons & Dragons as models, this book guides readers through a step-by-step process of building sprawling fictional worlds complete with competing social forces that have complex histories and yet are always evolving. It also shows readers how to populate a catalog with hundreds of unique people, places, and things that grow organically from their world, which become a rich repository of story making potential. The companion website features links to online resources, past worldbuilding projects, and an innovative card system designed to work with this book.

The Advanced Game Narrative Toolbox

The Advanced Game Narrative Toolbox ebook ISBN: 1351014382
Publisher: CRC Press
Author: Tobias Heussner
Number of Pages: 220 
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The Advanced Game Narrative Toolbox continues where the Game Narrative Toolbox ended. While the later covered the basics of writing for games, the Advanced Game Narrative Toolbox will cover techniques for the intermediate and professional writer. The book will cover topics such as how to adapt a novel to a game, how to revive IPs and how to construct transmedia worlds. Each chapter will be written by a professional with exceptional experience in the field of the chapter. Key Features Learn from industry experts how to tackle today’s challenges in storytelling for games. A learn by example and exercise approach, which was praised in the Game Narrative Toolbox. An in depth view on advanced storytelling techniques and topics as they are currently discussed and used in the gaming industry. Expand your knowledge in game writing as you learn and try yourself to design quests, write romances and build worlds as you would as a writer in a game studio. Improve your own stories by learning and trying the techniques used by the professionals of game writing.

The Fantasy Writer's Companion

The Fantasy Writer's Companion ebook ISBN: 9781896944159
Publisher: Calgary : Dragon Moon Press
Author: Tee Morris,Valerie Griswold-Ford
Number of Pages: 296 
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Michelle M. Welch, Author of Confidence Game "Jovial and practical, this is a fine 'companion' for any writer of fantasy." Sheri L. McGathy, Author of Within the Shadow of Stone "A treasure trove at your fingertips-a perfect companion to The Complete Guide to Writing Fantasy" Product Description Tee Morris and Valerie Griswold team up as editors for the title that picks up where Alchemy With Words leaves off. The Opus Magus takes on the advanced topics of writing, such as incorporating horror, mystery, herbalism and advanced worldbuilding. Dragon Moon Press follows its highly successful title, The Complete Guide to Writing Fantasy, with a second volume of advice, examples, and resources dedicated to helping you create your own epic fantasy adventure. Featuring the writing talents of... Campbell and Compton Crook Winner Wen Spencer 2003 EPPIE Award Winner Jeanine Berry 2002 EPPIE Nominated Tony Ruggiero 1999 Blue Boa Award Winner Kim Headlee Will McDermott Michael R. Mennenga Bob Nailor Tina Morgan Valerie Griswold-Ford And introducing... 2004 Golden Heart Finalist Julianne Goodman Evo Terra Erik Amundsen Lai Zhao ...with illustrations by Anne Moya and an introduction from Holly Lisle. Get ready to take your work to a whole new level, and embark on a writer's adventure with The Fantasy Writer's Companion at your side! About the Author Tee Morris (author of DMP's MOREVI and Billibub Baddings and The Case of The Singing Sword) and Valerie Griswold-Ford (author of DMP's upcoming dark fantasy Not Your Father's Horsemen) team up as editors for the title that picks up where The Complete Guide leaves off. The Fantasy Writers' Companion takes on more advanced topics of writing, such as incorporating horror, incorporating mystery, herbalism, developing a story in your favorite RPG universe, and exploring alternative cultures for worldbuilding.

The A-Zs of Worldbuilding

The A-Zs of Worldbuilding ebook ISBN: 9780692850558
Author: Rebekah Loper
Number of Pages: 252 
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Worldbuilding is the ultimate act of creation for speculative fiction writers, but how exactly do you worldbuild? You ask 'what if' and use each answer as a springboard to more questions and answers about your fictional world. In The A-Zs of Worldbuilding, that 'what if' process is broken down into 26 themed chapters, covering topics ranging from architecture to zoology. Each chapter includes a corresponding set of guided exercises to help you find the 'what if' questions relevant to your story's world. Fair warning, though: worldbuilding is addictive. Once you get started, you might never put your pen down again.

World Building

World Building ebook ISBN: 1472586549
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Author: Joanna Gavins,Ernestine Lahey
Number of Pages: 288 
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World Building represents the state-of-the-discipline in worlds-based approaches to discourse, collected together for the first time. Over the last 40 years the 'text-as-world' metaphor has become one of the most prevalent and productive means of describing the experiencing of producing and receiving discourse. This has been the case in a range of disciplines, including stylistics, cognitive poetics, narratology, discourse analysis and literary theory. The metaphor has enabled analysts to formulate a variety of frameworks for describing and examining the textual and conceptual mechanics involved in human communication, articulating these variously through such concepts as 'possible worlds', 'text-worlds' and 'storyworlds'. Each of these key approaches shares an understanding of discourse as a logically grounded, cognitively and pragmatically complex phenomenon. Discourse in this sense is capable of producing highly immersive and emotionally affecting conceptual spaces in the minds of discourse participants. The chapters examine how best to document and analyze this and this is an essential collection for stylisticians, linguists and narrative theorists.

Kobold Guide to Worldbuilding

Kobold Guide to Worldbuilding ebook ISBN: 9781936781119
Author: Wolfgang Baur,Scott Hungerford,Jeff Grubb
Number of Pages: 124 
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The Essential Elements for Building a World Roleplaying games and fantasy fiction are filled with rich and fascinating worlds: the Forgotten Realms, Glorantha, Narnia, R'lyeh, Middle-Earth, Barsoom, and so many more. It took startling leaps of imagination as well as careful thought and planning to create places like these: places that readers and players want to come back to again and again. Now, eleven of adventure gaming's top designers come together to share their insights into building worlds that gamers will never forget. Learn the secrets of designing a pantheon, creating a setting that provokes conflict, determining which historical details are necessary, and so much more. Take that creative leap, and create dazzling worlds of your own! Essays by Wolfgang Baur, Keith Baker, Monte Cook, Jeff Grubb, Scott Hungerford, David "Zeb" Cook, Chris Pramas, Jonathan Roberts, Michael A. Stackpole, Steve Winter, with an introduction by Ken Scholes. NOMINATED FOR TWO ENNIE AWARDS: Best Writing and Best RPG-Related Book Praise for Prior Kobold Design Guides "Highly recommended for gaming nerds everywhere." "If you're an aspiring pro this book is a must. If you're a rules hacker like me, this stuff is solid gold." --Berin Kinsman, UncleBear Media "A fantastic collection ... A solid 5 star rating." --Joshua Guillion, "An amazing collection ... from some of the best designers and writers creating role-playing game material today." --Brian Fitzpatrick,

World Building Guide and Workbook

World Building Guide and Workbook ebook ISBN: 9780692693926
Publisher: Papersteel Press
Author: T. G. Franklin
Number of Pages: 194 
File: world-building-guide-and-workbook.pdf
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For writers, screenwriters, and gamers. World Building involves more than elaborate settings, more than magic and magical beings, and more than paranormal happenings. Speculative fiction is a fast growing market, and world building is an essential tool for creating successful stories where the reader can suspend disbelief. This World Building Guide & Workbook gives writers the proper tools to craft a well written manuscript, rich with details, by guiding them through steps for choosing the right world elements to include in their story. Use a simple blueprint method to lay the foundation, and then complete the story. Beginning writers in the genre can learn to identify potential pitfalls. More complex concepts are included for intermediate to advance level authors. Get started world building today!

New Worlds, Year Three

New Worlds, Year Three ebook ISBN: 1611388791
Publisher: Book View Cafe
Author: Marie Brennan
Number of Pages: 200 
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Create a world of wonder and imagination . . . The boundless complexity of worldbuilding can create a daunting challenge for writers of science fiction and fantasy. In the third volume of the NEW WORLDS series, award-winning fantasy author and former anthropologist Marie Brennan provides not only the building blocks for creating a setting, but advice on exposition and other aspects of craft. Whether you need guidance on security or sanitation, demographics or demons or drugs, you’re sure to find inspiration here. This volume collects essays from the third year of the New Worlds Patreon.

The Fantasy Writer's Companion

The Fantasy Writer's Companion ebook ISBN: 1896944213
Author: Valerie Griswold-Ford,Tee Morris
Number of Pages: 523 
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Tee Morris and Valerie Griswold-Ford team up as editors for the title that picks up where Alchemy With Words leaves off. The Opus Magus takes on the advanced topics of writing, such as incorporating horror, mystery, herbalism and advanced world building.

On Writing and Worldbuilding

On Writing and Worldbuilding ebook ISBN: 9781798967652
Author: Timothy Hickson
Number of Pages: 241 
File: on-writing-and-worldbuilding.pdf
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Writing advice tends to be full of 'rules' and 'tips' which are either too broad to be helpful or outright wrong. In On Writing and Worldbuilding, we will discuss specific and applicable ideas to consider, from effective methods of delivering exposition and foreshadowing, to how communication, commerce, and control play into the fall of an empire. to On Writing to Part I: ProloguesPart II: The First ChapterPart III: The Exposition ProblemPart IV: ForeshadowingPart V: Villain MotivationPart VI: Hero-Villain RelationshipsPart VII: Final BattlesPart VIII: The Chosen OnePart IX: Hard Magic Systems Part X: Soft Magic SystemsPart XI: Magic Systems and Storytelling to On Worldbuilding to Part XII: Polytheistic ReligionsPart XIII: Hidden Magical Worlds Part XIV: How Empires RisePart XV: How Empires WorkPart XVI: How Empires Fall to Exclusive Content to Part XVII: How I Plan a Novel

Fantasy World-Building

Fantasy World-Building ebook ISBN: 0486828654
Publisher: Dover Publications
Author: Mark Nelson
Number of Pages: 160 
File: fantasy-world-building.pdf
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When artists and designers explore or create a fictional setting, the milieu must be completely fleshed out, explained, and designed. In this book, comic and gaming art veteran Mark A. Nelson explores and demonstrates his methods for fashioning visually stunning, believable environments for fantasy creatures and characters. Scores of images and step-by-step examples illustrate how variation and experimentation lead to fresh, original designs for otherworldly beings, their environments, and their stories. Nelson discusses how to find ideas and borrow from history to add the strength of realism to a fantasy world. In describing the best ways to establish a habitat, he offers specifics about climate, terrain, flora, and wildlife. He shares insights into founding societies in terms of their means of survival, manner of warfare, spiritual practices, style of dress, and levels of technology. All visual creatives who work with imaginative material — illustrators, comic artists, and writers — will take a lively interest in this source of inspiration and practical knowledge.


World-building ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Writers Digest Books
Author: Stephen Lee Gillett
Number of Pages: 198 
File: world-building.pdf
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With Stephen Gillett's help, you'll be on solid ground, no matter what kinds of worlds you create for your science fiction. World-Building explains science to help you make your fiction plausible. You'll give your worlds the pull of gravity, aware of the effects on inhabitants and the planets themselves. Mix elements and build planets with chemically credible, geologically accurate characteristics - and anomalies - that affect those who live there. Create planetary "engines," convincing atmospheres and fact-based weather patterns. Colonize a truly weird world: ancient Earth. Explore our neighboring planets and their satellites for SF possibilities. Light and heat your landscapes with the right types of stars. See how things might be on a "chloroxygen" world and other hypothetical places. In this book, you'll follow calculations, read tables, view diagrams, learn what forces are at work in the universe, and see how you can harness them to give realism to the fantasy in your storytelling.

World-Building and the Early Modern Imagination

World-Building and the Early Modern Imagination ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Author: A. Kavey
Number of Pages: 270 
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From British attempts on the stage and page to reinvent the world order with their island at the center to the Jesuit Athanasius Kircher’s museum that strove to make the invisible visible, the early modern period was rife with attempts to reimagine the world and the human place within it. This volume looks at natural philosophers, playwrights, historians, and other figures in the period 1500-1700 as a means of accessing the plethora of world models that circulated in Europe during this era. Contributors to this volume ask what motivated institutions and individuals to engage in world-building, examining its cultural utility and the reception these new worlds received. Close textual and visual analysis provide the foundation for the book, and the array of sources illustrates the rich tapestry of ideas, anxieties, and enthusiasms that served as the basis for world-building. Only through investigating imagined worlds as closely as scholars have examined “real” Renaissance landscapes can we hope to understand the intellectual and cultural reassessments that characterized this period, and the critical importance of imagination and belief in its intellectual landscape.

Wildside Gaming System

Wildside Gaming System ebook ISBN: 9781557425317
Publisher: Wildside Press
Author: Leigh Ronald Grossman
Number of Pages: 260 
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The most flexible and innovating role-playing system on the market today, designed for advanced gamers. Features hundreds of skills (weapons, languages, riding, etc.), head-to-head interactive combat, with realistic damage and no invulnerable characters, 18 different classes of magic, character advancement through use and learning, advanced world-building tools for Game Masters and more! Over 20 years in play-testing and development, the Wildside Gaming System is the best role-playing system on the market.

Eighth Day Genesis

Eighth Day Genesis ebook ISBN: 0985825405
Publisher: Alliteration Ink
Author: Sabrina Klein,Patrick S. Tomlinson,Paul Genesse
Number of Pages: 314 
File: eighth-day-genesis.pdf
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"Featuring Maurice Broaddus, Tim Waggoner, Matthew Wayne Selznick, Donald J. Bingle, Janine Spendlove, Bryan Young, and fifteen more authors, this collection of essays cover topics from crafting believable ecosystems, creatures, and legal systems to the ways you can best share your world with your audience."--P.[4] of cover.


Disappointment ebook ISBN: 0823278255
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
Author: Jarrett Zigon
Number of Pages: 208 
File: disappointment.pdf
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Increasingly, anthropologists, political theorists and philosophers are calling for imaginative and creative analyses and theories that might help us think and bring about an otherwise. Disappointment responds to this call by showing how collaboration between an anthropologist and a political movement of marginalized peoples can disclose new possibilities for being and acting politically. Drawing from nearly a decade of research with the global anti-drug war movement, Jarrett Zigon puts ethnography in dialogue with both political theory and continental philosophy to rethink some of the most fundamental ontological, political and ethical concepts. The result is to show that ontological starting points have real political implications, and thus, how an alternative ontological starting point can lead to new possibilities for building worlds more ethically attuned to their inhabitants.