The building blocks of world building

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Nov. 6, 2020



World building is a cornerstone of any story. From your neighbourhood slice-of-life to an out-of-this world space opera the world in which the characters inhabit draws the reader and keeps them invested in the character’s struggles. Here are some questions to consider when constructing your new universe.

What is ...



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Character Design Brainstorming: The Monster Among Us

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Oct. 10, 2020




We live in a world of routine, predictability, and pedestrian problems. (2020 doesn't count. Much.)

Magic doesn't really seem to exist in our world.

Or does it?

Perhaps we live above a very thin surface, like floating on a tranquil lake, and just underneath it there are ghouls ...








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QUACKCAST 497 - It's just kid's stuff

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 22, 2020

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Today we're talking about the idea that entertainment aimed at kids can only be enjoyed by kids and the reason that adults often don't like ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Small Gods

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 16, 2020



In an ancient, barbaric land, one man stands out as strong and good above the rest, Prince Ovun. Coming across the sight of a poor old man being harassed by brutal thieves, Ovun takes action and saves the old fellow, who then predicts Ovun will soon be king of his ...

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Character Design Brainstorm: The Man (or Woman) of the Cloth

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Aug. 29, 2020



There are many tropes and many archetypes that we use for character designs. I had a couple of years go (have I really been at it this long!?) done a series of articles on the standard character type/functionality archetypes.

I'm thinking it's high time to explore archetypes ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Myths

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 8, 2020



Bad Dog has been a bad dog, he mauled the proprietor of a brothel and ended up in prison. He's been sentenced to be executed in the Arena for the entertainment of the king and queen of the gods. Myths is centered around Atlantis, a place where gods and ...

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Religion in Fantasy

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Feb. 29, 2020




When we talk about religion in real life, assuming it's not taboo, there are a lot of different approaches. Technically, in real life there is no conclusive proof on the existence of God or non-existence of God. There can be a range of indications, evidence and anecdotal testimonials but ...


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World building basics (Part 2 - Society and culture)

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Feb. 21, 2020



Last week, I went into the basics of building your fictional worlds. We’re continuing on with our second instalment where we’ll dive a bit deeper into the nitty gritty of world building. Without further ado…

What’s your world’s system of government?
Politics plays a large role ...




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Angels of the Fallen Reaches One Year Milestone!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 30, 2019




https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Angels_of_the_Fallen/

Angels of the Fallen by Busty Laroo is celebrating its one year of updates today, October 1st.

BustyLaroo writes: “I'm super excited about this because it's the first time in my life that I've worked this consistently for this long.”

Congratulations, BustyLaroo ...








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