Category: Worldbuilding

Aliens are Going to Kill Us All

Meet the neighbours: Is the search for aliens such a good idea?, an article in the online edition of The Independent, kicks off with this question: “We’ve been trying to make contact with aliens for years. Now the day is fast approaching when we might finally succeed. But will our...

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Have Your Players Ask Worldbuilding Questions

Jeff Rients is trying something interesting with his current campaign: he’s letting his players ask questions about the setting via email, and incorporating the answers (which he provides) into the game. As Jeff says, “So far I really like this approach, as it forces me to think in...

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Is Worldbuilding Pointless?

Novelist M. John Harrison has nothing good to say about worldbuilding in sci-fi stories: “Worldbuilding is dull.” “Above all, worldbuilding is not technically neccessary. It is the great clomping foot of nerdism.” (Via Boing Boing.) I’ve read sci-fi (and fantasy)...

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It Came From The Stew Pot

Hey you. Yeah, you. Do you know about Gnomecast 21? Why isn’t it in the archives? What are they hiding? If you value your safety… don’t go searching for Gnomecast 21…

Gnomecast 21 poster with a beared gnome and the words "I survived Gnomecast #21

What Are People Saying?

What are people saying?

“I check Gnome Stew every day.”

 Monte Cook, Monte Cook Games

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