Episode 5, Part 3: Learn How to Create Species and Races Continue learning how to create species and races, including how gods can influence them, how characteristics like morale, charisma, intelligence, wisdom, dexterity, agility, and more can create more depth, Read More …
Podcast Episode 5 (Part 2) – How to Create Species/Races
Episode 5, Part 2: Learn How to Create Species and Races Continue learning how to create species and races, including overall attitude and disposition, what some call “alignment.” Is good vs. evil a viable approach or too restrictive? How else Read More …
What Are Your World Figure’s Relationships Like?
Relationships When creating a world figure, their relationships may not be that important to us if we’ll do little more than have a character name-drop their hero. This can be an area to skimp on until later, if ever, but Read More …
Where to Start Inventing a Species
A top-down approach to inventing a species means viewing a species at a high level and working our way into details. We might decide on a sea-dwelling species and then face more detailed questions, like whether they have gills or Read More …
How Does Your Species Fight?
Deciding on our species’ morale, society, personality, and body (including dexterity, agility, strength, and constitution), will help us decide on their combat skills. Learn more by getting a copy of Creating Life.
Can Your Species Use High Tech Stuff?
Fantasy In a fantasy setting, technology means things like forging steel weapons, plate armor, or chainmail—the trade of blacksmiths, who are held in high regard. There are more rudimentary elements that our audience is unlikely to care about, including plumbing, Read More …
How Does Your Species’ Do Magic?
If our world has the supernatural, we should decide our species’ relationship with it. This includes not only magic but phenomena – and even the power of the gods coursing through them, like the healers of Dungeons and Dragons.
What Are Your Species’ Relationships Like?
Unless this species is the only one in our work, we need to decide how they relate to humans and other species of our invention, or any public domain species we’re using. Inventing this tends to be easier when we’ve Read More …
What is Your Species History?
We should decide on our species’ history to make them more believable. If they originated in one place and have spread far, this could have implications we’d want to leverage.
What Languages Do Your Species Speak?
Knowing which languages our species can speak, read, and write can add dynamics to our stories and worlds. Don’t overlook this valuable knowledge.