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Starting Wordbuilding

Discussion in 'World Building' started by michealmurrayart, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. Regrix

    Regrix Dreamer

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    Thanks for the feedback...

    Yeah, it's not a problem per se... where as I'm building the world from a particular location outward it's just a question of how much is too much I suppose. Though your advice is quite useful in the fact that there are always unknowns that need explination. Odds are there'll be plenty of gods in this new world.

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    ALB2012: Thanks for the links, I can't wait to see what those sites can offer :)
     
  2. TheokinsJ

    TheokinsJ Troubadour

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    I start with a map, I draw mountains, rivers, create cities, then do research on cultures and geography of certain regions. My first map and names of places are never final, by the time I end the world building process I have probably redrawn my maps at least eight or nine times and changed names and landmarks. I then go onto building the cultures, religions and kingdoms/nations. The world is what determines everything, that's why I start with a map. For example; if my world was a series of Islands in a large ocean, this would lead me to think that perhaps the people worship a 'sea god', and therefor I can establish the religion of the world. The same can be said for magic and history, depending on the geography of the map I can determine where people came from, why the kingdoms are where they are and all these thoughts lead to other thoughts and before I know it, I've expanded my ideas and my world is coming to life!
     
  3. SeverinR

    SeverinR Vala

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    I posted in this thread and never realized the title actually says word building. lol.
     
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  4. Phil_js

    Phil_js New Member

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    I find it easier to work out the histories of various countries and why they where formed, by who and by what means before I delve into anything else. Easier to build from the ground up essentially.
     
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