Tag: worldbuilding


Habdur Runes

Habdur runes example

For my Reimagined Culture Project, in addition to a new language I decided I'd need a new script. My reasoning is mainly aesthetic: I want visitors to my ten acres to feel as if they're entering another world, and one of the simplest ways to achieve that is with an …

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The Reimagined Culture Project

garden cart

I'm creating a new, fantastical, and real culture.

I recently bought 10 acres in the northeast of Michigan's lower peninsula. Owning land has opened up many new possibilities for me from both an artistic perspective (landscaping, architecture) and an economic perspective (homesteading, simple living).

My goal for my homestead is …

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Avian Elves

Like my other posts about dwarves and halflings, this is an alternate interpretation of elves compatible with most dungeon fantasy role-playing game rules.

Elves possess predominantly avian features—feathers, leathery legs with knees that bend backwards, owl-like beaks, penetrating eyes. Specific feather styles and color patterns vary considerably between subspecies …

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Hamster Halflings

Like my previous post about dwarves, this is an alternate interpretation of halflings designed to feel pretty unique while remaining compatible with most dungeon fantasy games.

Halflings stand 3-4 feet talk and most closely resemble hamsters, especially in their faces, hands, and feet. Fine white or orange-brown hairs cover the …

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The World We're Living In

I create worlds.

When someone says that, you can assume one of a few possibilities: A) he's a god who has taken human form, B) he has access to godlike technology, or C) he's a nerd. For better or worse, I inhabit the last category. I create imaginary worlds for …

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The Isle of Deadwatch

Isle of Deadwatch

I've been drawing maps lately. My first attempt is the result of following this tutorial (which was well-worth the $1.50), and I'm pleased. I call it the Isle of Deadwatch.

Most settlements are human. Alvor-Lam is the home of a friendly dwarf clan. (Other, more reclusive clans are rumored …

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Insectoid Dwarves

Dwarven Queen Mother

Looking for a fresh take on dwarves that’s still mostly compatible with standard dungeon fantasy RPG adventures and rulesets? Look no further.

All dwarves have bright, colorful multifaceted eyes that shine in the dark, and stony skin ranging in color from gray to tan to granite. Hair is generally …

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