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Trying to add to my world, ideas welcome

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Avadyyrm, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. Avadyyrm

    Avadyyrm Scribe

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    Trying to flesh out and add to my world. I have created a map, and it is detailed, but I want more, so that it is deeply enriched. It's not sci fi, but it is large, near Lotr and GoT size
     
  2. Avadyyrm

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    If you need more specifics, let me know and I will add them
     
  3. Avadyyrm

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    Also house names, like ones from GoT would be welcome as well
     
  4. Aldarion

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    1) You have to have idea of what it is you want to write about. Internal politics? International politics? Wars? Etc. That will give you idea of how large your world has to be and what you have to have in it. Also, what is the social system? Roman Empire? Feudalism? How does political system work?
    2) Is it alternate history of our world, inspired by our world, or something completely original? (Well, last is impossible)
    3) Try to learn from history, fantasy etc.

    I cannot really help you without knowing more details about your world.
     
  5. Avadyyrm

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    Yeah I should have added more information. It is not an alternative history to our world. It has empire's that run like the Roman empire, others that have feudalism and such.internal politics include houses trying to gain power over one another, by treachery or treaty. The political system works like most work back then, whoever has the most gold, or armies, or (not that they had this) magic, resources, etc
     
  6. skip.knox

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    Have you looked for worldbuilding guides? There are several, typically consisting of a list of questions to ask or of topics to check off. You could spend years answering them all, and I'm not kidding about that.
     
  7. Avadyyrm

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    Yes, and I know not to do too much or it will be confusing for the reader
     
  8. Aldarion

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    In that case you need to have a fairly detailed worldbuilding.
    1) Are you focusing primarily on international or internal politics?
    2) What are internal politics of these empires? How do they affect international politics?
    3) What are important houses? What are important individuals?
    4) Relations between houses and individuals? How do these affect internal politics? How do they affect international politics? How can/do nobles take advantage of international developments to promote their own interest? How do internal developments affect relations between the states?
     
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