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Phandalin – The Forgotten Builds

We love TTRPGs here at WCC, since it allows creatives of all kinds to build small audiences of their creations and ideas. The Forgotten Builds is a segment where I, Jon here, evaluate the world of Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition, The Forgotten Realms. See, it’s no secret that some of the published books for…

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Phandalin – The Forgotten Builds

Magic Systems – Magic. Must. Be. Hard.

This blog partly references a recent episode of the WorldCraft Club Podcast, check it out here. First, a point of clarity: I’m not saying ‘hard’ as in the worldbuilding term characterized by solid delineated rules for a given system but rather hard as in ‘difficult’, soft magic systems can be incredible. Prior to the podcast…

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Magic Systems – Magic. Must. Be. Hard.

The Power of the Mundane

There is a terrible secret and I’m not sure that I should share it. A secret that countless people have tried desperately to hide. A secret that entire countries have built economies to hide. A secret entire people groups have profited from A secret that the internet is desperately trying to ignore. Fine, I’ll share…

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The Power of the Mundane

The State of Man

Without question, the worlds we create are a reflection of understanding of reality. Maybe that is why I was not surprised to hear IE Horton say that his primary method of worldbuilding was unleashing selfish people on a utopia to see what happens. After all, we see this same pattern over and over again, both…

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The State of Man

Your Culture Is Bad And You Should Feel Bad

by IE Horton You. Yes, you. The one reading this. I don’t know where you come from, or what culture you were raised in, but it’s stupid. Your stupid culture made you who you are, it civilised you, it gave you a sense of identity. A stupid sense of identity. So why am I insulting…

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Your Culture Is Bad And You Should Feel Bad

Infinity

In this most recent episode of the podcast Seth and I discuss Infinity and its impact on narrative. Because the concept of Infinity is, in itself, unfathomable, it serves nicely as a stand in for absolute mystery, which can be a nice touch for a new world. I’ve been obsessed, in a small way, with…

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Infinity

Gobbles

I’ll be honest with you, dear reader, my interest in Dark Crystal show was near zero on its release. Just didn’t strike me as that great of a premise and my general fear of the uncanny valley kept me from pursuing it. If not for my friends drawing me in there’s no way I would’ve…

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Gobbles

The Senate on Coruscant

I think we can all agree Jarjar Binks gets a bad wrap.  If there’s still some hatred left in your soul for the beleaguered Gungun I’d recommend reviewing some of the videos that speculated his Sith lordship.  The evidence is compelling, I assure you. With that out of the way I have one more bone…

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The Senate on Coruscant

What is Worldbuilding?

Welcome, dear reader, to the first blog written under the WorldCraft Club name!  This is James, I’ll be doing most of the blog writing around here with Seth chiming in once in a while.  I’m certain his voice will also be felt in my writing as he’ll be serving as my editor. This blog will…

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What is Worldbuilding?