Collaborative Worldbuilding for Writers and Gamers

Worldbuilding,. and. Collaborative. Worldbuilding. Before you get started with a
worldbuilding project, it's worth taking time to review some seemingly
straightforward questions. What do we mean when we talk about a world? What
do we mean ...

Author: Trent Hergenrader

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350016682

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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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 collaborativeworldbuilding.com features links to online resources, past worldbuilding projects, and an innovative card system designed to work with this book.

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Author: Worldbuilding Gift Publishing

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ISBN: 1679304763

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Hobby Journal for Worldbuilding

Journal Specifications; 150 dotted and numbered 90g/m2 pages.

Author: 2. Scribble

Publisher:

ISBN: 1699639663

Category:

Page: 152

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Journal Specifications; 150 dotted and numbered 90g/m2 pages. Customised for Worldbuilding Hobbyists. Perfect matte 220g/m2 soft cover with sleek design. Contact page. 6" x 9" dimensions; fits backpack, school, home or work. Perfect gift for adults and kids for any gift giving occasion to support their Hobbies. Designed with Love.

Global Fluidity

Across genre and form, these texts respond to cultural preoccupations with death and "the human," using representations of water to articulate the conditions of livability.

Author: Chelsea R. Grimmer

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1129260863

Category:

Page: 279

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Global Fluidity argues that contemporary queer of color poetry, fiction, and popular culture theorize the relationships between property, gender, sexuality, and race in the current environmental crisis. Across genre and form, these texts respond to cultural preoccupations with death and "the human," using representations of water to articulate the conditions of livability. Representing water as matter for building anti-racist and anti-colonial queer and crip worlds, contemporary queer of color literature and popular culture articulate alternate livabilities across languages and borders as much as genres and forms.

Kobold Guide to Worldbuilding

Eleven of adventure gaming's top designers come together to share their insights into building worlds that gamers will never forget.

Author: Wolfgang Baur

Publisher:

ISBN: 1936781115

Category: Fantasy games

Page: 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." --CityBookReview.com "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, AdventureAWeek.com "An amazing collection ... from some of the best designers and writers creating role-playing game material today." --Brian Fitzpatrick, BlogCritics.org

World Builders on World Building

It is rare in world-building, in digital games or otherwise, for us to hear too much
about clothing styles, family life, employment, dialects, class, architecture,
migration, literature, music, visual art, or trade, yet these would be integral to the
lived ...

Author: Mark J.P. Wolf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429516016

Category: Social Science

Page: 158

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With contributions from a distinguished group of world-builders, including academics, writers, and designers, this anthology of essays describes the process and discusses the nature of subcreation and the construction of worlds. From Oz to MUD, Walden to Rockall, all the worlds featured in this volume share one thing in common: they began in someone’s imagination, grew from there, and became worlds built with the assistance of multiple authors and a variety of different ideas and media, including designs, imagery, sound, music, stories, and more. The book examines this development, with examples and discussions pertaining to the process and the final product of the building of imaginary worlds, including some transmedial worlds. World-Builders on World-Building is a fascinating deep dive into the practical problems of world-building as well as its theoretical aspects. It is ideal for students, scholars, and even practitioners interested in media studies, game studies, subcreation studies, franchise studies, transmedia studies, and pop culture.

New Worlds Year Three

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.

Author: Marie Brennan

Publisher: Book View Cafe

ISBN: 9781611388794

Category: Social Science

Page: 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.

Eighth Day Genesis

"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 ...

Author: Sabrina Klein

Publisher: Alliteration Ink

ISBN: 9780985825409

Category: Reference

Page: 314

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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.

World Building 101

Author: Julie Ann Dawson

Publisher: Bards and Sages Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 10

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Originally designed for a seminar conducted by author and game designer Julie Ann Dawson at Suny College, World Building 101 provides both writers and RPG designers with an easy-to-follow process through which to create a functional and believable setting. Whether you are creating a small town for your cozy murder mystery or an entire galaxy for your science fiction epic, you'll find the methodology outlined in this book essential to keeping your world building on the right track. Instead of offering a step-by-step blueprint, this booklet provides writers with a new way of thinking in order to make sure that your setting is realistic and consistent. With this product, you will: *Learn how to avoid the "kewl" factor that can cripple the functionality of your setting. *Develop a clearly defined logic that will help shape your setting in a natural manner. *Define the important aspects of your setting that will shape everything from your setting's environment to your characters' belief systems. This booklet is divided into five sections. Each section includes short writing exercises to help you put the concepts in this booklet into practice. You'll also be able to follow The Process in Practice as the author summarizes how the original workshop attendees applied the process to their collective world building exercise.

World Building in Spanish and English Spoken Narratives

to a lesser extent, AE speakers) use tense in a much more orthodox way, as
pertaining only to temporal world building in English. This result indicates a
contrastive linguistic difference which has implications for translation between
Spanish ...

Author: Jane Lugea

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474282475

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Text World Theory is a powerful framework for discourse analysis that, thus far, has only been used in monolingual Anglophone stylistic analyses. This work adapts Text World Theory for the analysis of Spanish discourse, and in doing so suggests some improvements to the way in which it deals with discourse - in particular, with direct speech and conditional expressions. Furthermore, it applies Text World Theory in a novel way, searching not for style in language, but for the style of a language. Focusing principally on deixis and modality, the author examines whether Spanish speakers and English speakers construct the narrative text-world in any patterned ways. To do so, the 'frog story' methodology is employed, eliciting spoken narratives from native adult speakers of both languages by means of a children's picture book. These narratives are transcribed and subjected to a qualitative text-world analysis, which is supported with a quantitative corpus analysis. The results reveal contrasts in Spanish and English speakers' use of modality and deixis in building the same narrative text-world, and are relevant to scholars working in language typology, cross-cultural pragmatics and translation studies. These novel applications of the Text World Theory push the boundaries of stylistics in new directions, broadening the focus from monolingual texts to languages at large.

Patricia A McKillip and the Art of Fantasy World Building

of ways in which the term world-building (or its variants) are probed there are at
least three types of world-building. Readerly world-building is how the reader
builds the text and its world in their own mind, which is Herman's focus. Authorial
 ...

Author: Audrey Isabel Taylor

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476631455

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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From wondrous fairy-lands to nightmarish hellscapes, the elements that make fantasy worlds come alive also invite their exploration. This first book-length study of critically acclaimed novelist Patricia A. McKillip’s lyrical other-worlds analyzes her characters, environments and legends and their interplay with genre expectations. The author gives long overdue critical attention to McKillip’s work and demonstrates how a broader understanding of world-building enables a deeper appreciation of her fantasies.

Social Sciences for a Digital World Building Infrastructure and Databases for the Future

by Marc Renaud President, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
of Canada I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you all to this
Workshop on “Social Sciences for a Digital World: Building Infrastructure for the
Future”, ...

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264082137

Category:

Page: 192

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This book provides high-level experts’ visions of how the information and communication technologies are providing exciting new research opportunities in the social sciences.

World Building and the Early Modern Imagination

Author: A. Kavey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230113138

Category: Science

Page: 270

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The early modern period was rife with attempts to re-imagine 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.

Cultural Anthropology for Writers

CAFW is a writing book for worldbuilding. This conworlding handbook teaches writers how to avoid some of the biggest mistakes that writers, screenwriters and playwrights make in fiction, not giving the readers enough culture in their work.

Author: Laura Milanovich

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1463776748

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 68

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CAFW is a writing book for worldbuilding. This conworlding handbook teaches writers how to avoid some of the biggest mistakes that writers, screenwriters and playwrights make in fiction, not giving the readers enough culture in their work. This easy-to-use book contains a cultural Anthropologist's view to world building that will allow a writer to not just write but live in the world they create.

30 Days of Worldbuilding

Overwhelmed by creating fantasy worlds? Lost in your world? Unsure where to go next? 30 Days of Worldbuilding breaks the task into manageable chunks. By following 30 creative prompts, this book will guide you from idea, to full world.

Author: A. Trevena

Publisher:

ISBN: 1677313129

Category:

Page: 98

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Overwhelmed by creating fantasy worlds? Lost in your world? Unsure where to go next? 30 Days of Worldbuilding breaks the task into manageable chunks. By following 30 creative prompts, this book will guide you from idea, to full world. This workbook will help you to: Break the epic task of worldbuilding into easy steps Build a full and complete world with prompts you may not have thought of Tie your worldbuilding into your story to increase tension and conflict Bring your worldbuilding back to your characters to get your readers hooked This book also includes a bonus lesson on building magic systems that work. By completing just one prompt each day, you can have a fully created fantasy world in a month. You will also have an invaluable book of worldbuilding notes to keep beside you as you write. Get 30 Days of Worldbuilding today, and stop getting lost in your world. Available as both an ebook Guidebook and a paperback Workbook with space for answering each prompt.

Worldbuilding

International bestseller Anderson has created many extensive fictional universes, ranging from sweeping galactic empires to complex steampunk fantasies, to humorous monster-filled cities. He has become known for his skill in worldbuilding.

Author: Kevin J. Anderson

Publisher: Wordfire Press

ISBN: 161475375X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 100

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International bestseller Anderson has created many extensive fictional universes, ranging from sweeping galactic empires to complex steampunk fantasies, to humorous monster-filled cities. He has become known for his skill in worldbuilding. In Worldbuilding: From Small Towns to Entire Universes he describes his techniques in creating a rich fictional setting, leading writers through the countless questions and topics one must consider. Whether it's geography, climate, politics, economics, society, religion, science, arts, or history, all of these ingredients form the basis for a believable setting for your story to unfold.

J R R Tolkien

Worldbuilding. Catherine. Butler. What is worldbuilding? One of Tolkien's
distinctive contributions to fantasy writing lies in the example he set as a builder
of worlds. Fantasy and science-fiction novelists, game designers, and role-play ...

Author: Peter Hunt

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137264015

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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J. R. R. Tolkien is arguably the most influential and popular of all fantasy writers. Although his position and status have long been controversial, his popularity has not faded. His best-loved works, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, have sold millions of copies around the world and continue to enthral readers young and old. This lively collection of original essays examines The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings in the light of children's literature theory and approaches, as well as from adult and fantasy literature perspectives. Exploring issues such as gender, language, worldbuilding, and ecocriticism, the volume also places Tolkien's works in the context of a range of visual media, including Peter Jackson's film adaptations.

It s Okay If You Don t Like Worldbuilding It s Kind Of A Smart People Thing Anyway

This Worldbuilding Girl Power Journal notebook / Journal makes an excellent gift for any occasion . Lined - Size: 6'' x 9'' - Notebook - Journal - Planner - Dairy - 93 Pages

Author: Awwegirls Publishing

Publisher:

ISBN: 1074615212

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Page: 94

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This Worldbuilding Girl Power Journal notebook / Journal makes an excellent gift for any occasion . Lined - Size: 6'' x 9'' - Notebook - Journal - Planner - Dairy - 93 Pages

Worldbuilding For Fantasy Fans And Authors

Be you a top-down planner, a bottom-up pantser, or a fantasy fan experiencing the worldbuilding from the inside-out, this comprehensive guide has you covered.

Author: M D Presley

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798673359563

Category:

Page: 310

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Worlds can exist without stories, but fantasy stories cannot exist without a vibrant and enthralling world. But what makes a good fantasy world? Be you a top-down planner, a bottom-up pantser, or a fantasy fan experiencing the worldbuilding from the inside-out, this comprehensive guide has you covered. Adopting a "tools not rules" approach, you will discover dozens of worldbuilding strategies, including: Ineffective, effective, and inspired worldbuilding. Designing comprehensive magic systems. The four Cs of worldbuilding and how to use them. The ins and outs of immersion. Enhancing the audience experience with fantasy conceits. Also featuring: Case studies from famous worldbuilders. Map design 101. Survey results showing what audiences want. Answers to these questions and more were once scattered throughout the realms, but have finally been compiled and synthesized for fantasy fans and authors alike.

The A Zs of Worldbuilding

In The A-Zs of Worldbuilding, that 'what if' process is broken down into 26 themed chapters, covering topics ranging from architecture to zoology.

Author: Rebekah Loper

Publisher:

ISBN: 0692850554

Category:

Page: 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.