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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