Learning to create a unique, immersive place one episode at a time.
A guide for authors, gamers, and hobbyists
World building strategist Randy Ellefson turned his successful book series, The Art of World Building, into a popular podcast of the same name, with episodes loosely drawn from each book in the series. Listeners who want a written copy, or those who want more details than what’s in volume two, can now benefit from these transcriptions. Creating Places – The Podcast Transcripts (The Art of World Building, #5) includes 16 episodes that interweave content from across the series.
While covering much of the same material as volume two, Ellefson breaks out in new directions while expanding on how to invent planets, continents, sovereign powers, settlements, history, maps, and more. He also teaches experts and beginners alike how latitude, prevailing winds, and mountains affect climate and where vegetation grows. Learn how long it takes to travel over different terrain types and conditions by horse, wagon, sailing vessels, or even dragons.
Build better, faster.
Release Date: July 9, 2019
11.1 and 11.2: How to Create Planets
12: How to Create a Continent
13.1 and 13.2: How to Create Land Features
14.1, 14.2, and 14.3: How to Create Sovereign Powers
15.1 and 15.2: How to Create Settlements
16: Travel Over Land
17: Travel Over Water
18: Travel In Space
19: Create Time & History
20: Create Places of Interest
21: How To Create Maps