Episode 1: What is Fantasy Worldbuilding?

Mythology + Symbols + Fantasy = Fantasy Worldbuilding

What is Fantasy Worldbuilding?

Today's Topic – What is Worldbuilding?

What comes to your mind when you think about worldbuilding?  Until recently I would have agreed that with Wikipedia,

Worldbuilding is the process of constructing an imaginary world, sometimes associated with a whole fictional universe. The term “world building” appeared as early as 1965 in science fiction criticism, and is used in relation to science-fiction or fantasy stories and games. The resulting world may be called a constructed world. Developing an imaginary setting with coherent qualities such as a history, geography, and ecology is a key task for many science fiction or fantasy writers. Worldbuilding often involves the creation of maps, a backstory, and people for the world. Constructed worlds can enrich the backstory and history of fictional works, and it is not uncommon for authors to revise their constructed worlds while completing its associated work. Constructed worlds can be created for personal amusement and mental exercise, or for specific creative endeavors such as novels, video games, or role-playing games.

We are wrong; that is where the term might have originated there. However, it is not what it means. World building is not new; It is the idea of creating a series of symbols and stories to convince other to believe your thoughts. They might be imagined, or even real. You might call it politics, brand building, or sales. However, it is ultimately the same idea. So check out the episode and learn what I mean when I am talking about Fantasy Worldbuilding. I will explain about the naturalistic way of developing a fantasy world.

Enjoy the episode and comment below to let me know what tools you use to organize your creativity fantasy worldbuilding.

Podcast show notes

  • A process for creating a natural setting for the world
    • Rules
    • Places
    • Cosmology
    • Geography
    • Cultures
    • Races
    • Faces
    • Happens over time

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Why are you building a Fantasy World?

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