Myths: 5 Tips on How To Write Mythology

Myths are one of the most important parts of worldbuilding. Cultures use myths to explain the causes of natural phenomena, ascribe the meaning of words, or just to entertain. I almost always start writing myths early in my worldbuilding, because I find them the perfect way to explore what my cultures think about. A creation … Continue reading Myths: 5 Tips on How To Write Mythology

Good Society A Jane Austen RPG

Interview: Good Society, a Jane Austen RPG

I was super excited to chat with a pair of fellow Australian RPG enthusiasts, and the brains behind Good Society, a Jane Austen RPG. Good Society is running a kickstarter right now to fund Good Society: An Expanded Acquaintance, four expansions to the original RPG. Tell us about yourselves - who makes up Storybrewers Roleplaying? … Continue reading Interview: Good Society, a Jane Austen RPG

Different punk: A to Z of punk genres

Ever since cyberpunk took off, people have loved adding the word punk to genres. I'm planning to write a post on the why, and should we? of this phenomenon. But first, for the confused layman, I'm going to lay out the different types of punk genre you can find around! Links provided in this blog … Continue reading Different punk: A to Z of punk genres

Introducing Your World and Writing Elevator Pitches

Introducing your world, and writing that elevator pitch, is a really hard step to take. You know your world better than anyone, but sometimes that can make it even harder. Which parts are important? How do you sum up all the things you've made quickly and without overwhelming readers? Even if you're writing for fun, … Continue reading Introducing Your World and Writing Elevator Pitches

5 Movies with Underappreciated Worldbuilding

There are a lot of movies with really underappreciated worldbuilding. I could probably write an essay about the topic. Sometimes, the projects that have been crafted with the most care just don't see the success they deserve. But I'm going to shine the spotlight on five of my favourites today. Dinotopia The 2002 Dinotopia movie … Continue reading 5 Movies with Underappreciated Worldbuilding

Castles Don’t Make Sense In High Fantasy

When I started creating my high fantasy world of Macalgra, I stumbled onto a serious issue very early. I went into things with the intention of creating a medieval world (spoiler: it didn't happen). But I'd created a magic system that rendered the classic staples of a medieval world defunct. Plate armor, knights on horseback, … Continue reading Castles Don’t Make Sense In High Fantasy