Wednesday, April 27, 2011

W is for World

   World-building can be quite fun to do and while I myself am not an expert I have made a world or so myself. I have an unnamed world that I plan to make the home for any D&D campeign I might run. I made it by sorta following the World Builder's Guidebook from TSR and by Richard Baker. The book is a nice place to start and lays out steps to making a world that can be followed however you want to so if you don't feel like going top-down you can make it going from bottom-up or like I did come at it and burn both ends of the candle at the same time. This is what I have so far for my world:
The top is a diagram of the fault lines and the bottom shows mountains and ocean depth.
A close up of the small island,
and finally an even more close up showing a section of the small island.

   I am also in nominal charge of fixing up the world map for the 3.5 campaign I am in. The DM asked if any of us wanted to do it and I volunteered. I took the basic outline for what the land forms looked like and fixed it up so it looks clean and what not. First though this is what it looked like when I scanned it in:
   The numbers represent how many city/towns he wanted marked and the 3 circles are how he wanted the places to look. The name in the bottom left is the name of the place one of the characters parents are in charge of or something so I had to name a place that.
   This above is what I ended up with and will be printing out for the DM. The various names except for the ones that are in English are just different languages with the main human country being Latin, the dwarves being dwarven from Dwarf Fortress, and the rest I am not sure though seeing as I used Google translator for them it would be easy to find out which. Here is the place with what the names are in English:


  1. World building is something writers and gamers have in common! It's a pleasure to meet you via the A-Z Challenge!

  2. Maybe not exactly gamers in general but definitely DMs and such. But then most DMs have a bit of writer in them to begin with anyway.