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Building History in a Fantasy World

If you want a rich world you have to think of everything. One key thing you should be building is the history of your world. Unless you plan on starting your story right at the beginning of time, you will need to establish your history and key events that have led to...

Creating a Magic System in Your World

The Suspension of Disbelief Magic is generally what attracts people to fantasy from a young age. I know it did for me. However, it is also something┬áthat puts people off fantasy. Some people think ‘oh well anything can happen in fantasy’ and they...

Shaping Religion in Fantasy Worlds

Religion is fascinating, whether you’re religious yourself or not. It influences everything it touches and can have an impact on history, culture, diet, clothing choices, foreign relations, scientific advances, medicine…and so on. In it’s most basic...

Transportation in a Fantasy World

Travel on a Global Scale Okay so this ties in a bit with the trade and natural resources post I wrote a while back. If you want your world to be vast, then you need to take trade and transport into consideration. I found this website recently which I have found very...

Measuring Time in a Fantasy World

How do we measure time? This was something that hadn’t occurred to me when I set out to build a world. It was from reading another blog on world building that I suddenly realised that time might be different here on my world. With this there is quite a lot of...