On Worldbuilding

On Worldbuilding

A fantasy worldbuilding and short fiction blog

by Tristin Pulicci

This is a blog about all the different technical aspects of building fictional worlds. From religion to cosmology to art and food, I’m trying to cover just about every topic I can think of. So, the list gets longer every day.

To jump right in, start with Part 1: Subsistence Strategies

I’ve been a Dungeon Master for well over a decade, and I love writing short stories. When I got started in worldbuilding, I had a lot of questions and I had to do a lot of research to find all the little bits of real world lore and science I wanted to help make my world feel authentic. Now I’m compiling all the knowledge I’ve gained to share with you in the hope that I can save you some time and headache.

My approach is to present examples and research from the real world that tell us either about how fictional societies and worlds might be structured, or why certain narrative demands should influence your worldbuilding choices. Once every few posts, I throw in a play-by-play of myself building a world using these principles to show you how I put these ideas to work in my settings. Then, I write short stories set in this world, to show you how it all carries through to the final product.

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