Worldbuilding VIII: Dwarves

This is the eighth post in my worldbuilding series. If you’ve missed the earlier parts, you can find them here. If you’re already up to speed, then let’s get started! Last time, we sketched some details about the human-dominated lands of our new...

Worldbuilding VII: Humans

This is the seventh post in my worldbuilding series. If you’ve missed the earlier parts, you can find them here. If you’re already up to speed, then let’s get started! So here we are: we have a world, we have the beginnings of a history, we have a...

Worldbuilding VI: Language

This is the sixth post in my worldbuilding series. If you’ve missed the earlier parts, you can find them here. If you’re already up to speed, then let’s get started! Great worldbuilding is necessarily informed by real-world knowledge. If you are a...

Worldbuilding V: History

This is the fifth post in my worldbuilding series. If you’ve missed the earlier parts, you can find them here. If you’re already up to speed, then let’s get started! One of my favorite things about fantasy worlds is the opportunity to dip into their...

Worldbuilding IV: Race

This is the fourth post in my worldbuilding series. If you’ve missed the earlier parts, you can find them here. If you’re already up to speed, then let’s get started! We’ve spent some time thinking about the cosmological and physical nature of...

Worldbuilding III: Geography

This is the third post in my worldbuilding series. If you’ve missed the earlier parts, you can find them here. If you’re already up to speed, then let’s get started! The basic principle behind top-down worldbuilding is that you begin with the biggest...