Patricia Wrede’s list of fantasy worldbuilding questions — from “How do most people make a living here?” to “Is there a numerical limit to the number of wizards in the world?” — is a great way to get your creative juices flowing. (I found this years ago — it’s from 1996! — and stumbled across it again recently.)
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"Martin Ralya (TT)" is two people: Martin Ralya, the administrator of and a contributor to Gnome Stew, and a time traveler from the years 2005-2007, when he published the Treasure Tables GMing blog (TT). Treasure Tables got started in the early days of RPG blogging, and when Martin burned out trying to run it solo he shut it down, recruited a team of authors, and started Gnome Stew in its place. We moved all TT posts and comments to Gnome Stew in 2012.
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