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Fantasy vs Reality: Complexity

Hi everyone! Welcome to another post about Fantasy vs Reality. Today I want to talk about complexity. There are many things that are true in reality that are not true in fantasy. For example, in reality, other people are as complex as you are. Everyone has their own thoughts, experiences, relationships, beliefs, and preferences that,…

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Fantasy vs Reality: Complexity

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Fantasy vs. Reality: Introduction

Hi everyone! Seth here, with a blog fantasy and reality and the awesome interaction between them. Due to the complexity of the subject, expect this to be dealt with in multiple parts. Enjoy. I’ve often wondered if the largest disconnect between the people of the past and those of us fortunate enough to live in…

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Fantasy vs. Reality: Introduction

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An Unfolding World

My love for Attack on Titan can’t be overstated. That show was a masterpiece and my first real dip into anime as a meta genre. There’s just so much to love about it but from a worldbuilding perspective in particular I think you’ll agree it’s a triumph. Spoilers abound, if you haven’t seen it yet…

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An Unfolding World

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We should never have gone to the Institute

I’ve already professed my undying love for Fallout (and Bethesda) in prior posts, I won’t bore you all with another testimony. Suffice to say, we’re most critical of the things we truly love which is why I’m back on my Fallout 4 kick. The best thing about Fallout 4 is wandering around and exploring. Partly…

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We should never have gone to the Institute

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Dave Rebuts

James here with a quick word about this blog and the next: The most recent podcast episode where we interviewed Dave Schmidt lead to some awesome off mic conversations about worldbuilding and audience. We thought it’d be fun to highlight a specific disagreement Dave and I had and post our best arguments on the blog….

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Dave Rebuts

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Your Audience Builds Your World

James here with a quick word about this blog and the next: The most recent podcast episode where we interviewed Dave Schmidt lead to some awesome off mic conversations about worldbuilding and audience. We thought it’d be fun to highlight a specific disagreement Dave and I had and post our best arguments on the blog….

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Your Audience Builds Your World

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Content for the Consumer

Your Audience in Professional Practice of Worldbuilding and Writing It came to you in a dream. The thought of this setting was extremely exciting to you. The thoughts of adventure and prospect of others enjoying this setting race through your mind. You start writing down everything that you can spit out. Names, locations, ideas, it’s…

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Content for the Consumer

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Fallout 76: A World With No (Main) Narrative

Bethesda is a brilliant company. I’m a huge fan of their games and continue to be. This is partly why Fallout 76 has been such a tough pill to swallow. To their credit Bethesda have sought to fix it and I’ll still buy Bethesda games. They’re still a great company, they make fun stuff. Frankly,…

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Fallout 76: A World With No (Main) Narrative

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Cyberpunk – The Culture you Counter

Seth and I frequently talk about fairycake, the very core of your Worldbuilding on which all other things tilt. This can be a specific Worldbuilding concept or it could be a theme or tone you want to convey. With cyberpunk we’re really looking at a few things that can be found in the name of…

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Cyberpunk – The Culture you Counter

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Every Sign Has a Meaning

I’m an engineer by trade which means that, as I look at the world around me, I’m often searching for design and questioning the purpose and meaning of what I’m seeing. When I look at my built space I often ask, ‘why this column right here, what’s it supporting?’ ‘Where does this vent go?’ Etc….

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Every Sign Has a Meaning

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