About the Books

 

This site is dedicated to The Art of World Building, a multi-volume set of books that are:

  • The most comprehensive books available for strategies and techniques about world building
  • Authored by an expert with over thirty years experience in world building
  • Filled with examples of how to use everything inside
  • Full of free, reusable templates you can use to jump start your efforts

The Art of World Building teaches aspiring authors, gamers, and hobbyists how to build believable worlds using time-saving advice, templates, and relevant research so you can make informed decisions.  You’ll learn how much to build for each scenario, when to do it, and how it can be used in your work.  Readers will learn how to create:

  • Volume 1 – Creating Life – Click here to buy
    • Gods
    • Species and races
    • Plants
    • Animals
    • Monsters
    • Heroes, villains, and more
    • Undead
  • Volume 2 – Creating Places
    • Planets
    • Continents
    • Land features (mountains, forests, deserts, plains, and more)
    • Sovereign powers like kingdoms and the differences between them
    • Settlements
    • Travel estimates
    • Time and history
    • Places of interest (like our Bermuda Triangle)
    • Maps
  • Volume 3 – Cultures and Beyond
    • Greetings
    • Culture
    • Languages
    • Religions
    • Organizations (like secret societies or forces for good/evil)
    • The supernatural
    • A system of magic
    • Magic items
    • Names
    • And much more, like a monetary system, curse words, a calendar, and unusual crimes and their punishments
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