Worldbuilding in Skyrim: Politics

Worldbuilding in Skyrim: Politics

Anyone who follows my blog knows that I have a keen interest in worldbuilding. So when I decided to dust off Skyrim and have another go at it, I couldn’t help but re-examine the world that Bethesda has created. Before I start though, one caveat: open world games...
Worldbuilding in Harry Potter

Worldbuilding in Harry Potter

I’ve already taken a look at the worldbuilding in Star Wars. Now it’s time to take a look at a fantasy setting that most of us known quite well: Harry Potter One thing that the Harry Potter series does very well is get the reader into the world in a hurry....
5 Worldbuilding Questions About History

5 Worldbuilding Questions About History

How far back does your history go? There’s actual history (everything that happened in your world), recorded history (what’s happened since people started writing things down), and history that matters (i.e. what will have bearing on your story). You may...
Worldbuilding in Star Wars

Worldbuilding in Star Wars

I talk a lot about worldbuilding, but this time I’m going to show how it is conveyed in an example that (nearly) everyone is familiar with: Star Wars. Since it’s a well-known fictional universe, I’m not going to explain the what of the...