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The KOBOLD Guide to Worldbuilding. Praise for. Complete KOBOLD Guide to Game Design. “A must-have book for both those looking to get into this industry. Kobold Guide to Worldbuilding has ratings and 21 reviews. Patrick said: I’m unsure how best to rate this book. I got it to help me spark ideas and pr. Creating a setting for an RPG is a quite different thing than creating a world for a novel or a movie, or even a TV show or video game.

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So, so much good information in this collection of essays.

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You must be logged in to post a review. Maybe Wolfgang handed out the choice assignments, leaving himself to fill in the cracks. This is among the most highlighted books on my Kindle.

dorldbuilding Many very interesting insides I have a few conceptual discussions floating around my head but nothing that was truly innovative in their approach to the grand project that is “World Building”. Just a moment while we sign you in to workdbuilding Goodreads account.

Found something violating the rules? The next four essays are more generally on designing cultures, citystates, and technology for your world. While the content is definitely more geared toward the latter, the essays touch on some aspects of world creation that a writer must also consider, though with a fantasy slant.

Feel free to send us a modmail! It helps of course that the collective contributors would have, at a conservative guess, guice over two hundred years experience in the field of professional game design and speculative fiction writing. It can also exist outside the realm of scifi-literature and RPG-gaming as a means of exploring possibilities.


Many people recommend this book for aspiring fantasy authors as well.

While there are more comprehensive manuals on how to design cultures, demographics, climates, and other specialized topics, I found this to be just the right size and utility for my needs as a worldbuilder-gamer and GM. Fine for my needs, but a caveat nonetheless. Trivia About Kobold Guide to W I just finished it and I have to say I think I had the opposite feeling. This collection of essays on the topic of worldbuilding was good, and even though it mostly focused on worldbuilding for RPGs, a majority of the tips and tricks can be utilized when creating for novels as well.

The former discusses the reasons why monotheism is uncommon in fantasy settings, and then discusses some ways that it could be used.

It took startling leaps of imagination as well as careful thought and planning to create places like these: Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet. Lastly, throughout many of the essay, especially Wolfgang Bauer’s seven essays, there’s a lot of what feels like self-promotion ranting about how awesome this or that property the author designed is in whatever arena is being discussed.

Kobold Guide to Worldbuilding (Kobold Guides to Game Design)

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Tony rated it liked it Jan 05, James rated it really liked it Jan 25, While I’ve already used a similar guide in designing my own maps, I still learned some things and tto this essay would’ve been quite useful if I hadn’t looked up anything prior.


Got me to start worldbuilding again after years of too on my butt. There are a few gems, but unless you could really use guidance on religion worldbuilding, mapmaking, or designing a world bible, I think this book won’t be super useful to you and even then, probably not worth the price of a full book with other essays unlikely to help you. The absolute highlight for me though is ‘Here Be Dragons’, written by Jonathon Roberts, a cartographer of some renown.

Return to Book Page. I really feel that they didn’t give me much that I will use. Submit a new link. The references just felt like they went too far beyond their purposes.

However I must say that I raised an eyebrow both actually when non of the essays on religion even mention Glorantha. Keith Baker Goodreads Author.

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