Whether you are designing a new campaign setting for a roleplaying game or looking to create a world for your fantasy fiction, the creation of a pantheon will be an important part of the process. Pantheon Building provides a short primer on the issues to consider while developing your pantheon. This booklet discusses Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, the role of government in the development of organized religion, and the influence of environmental factors on matters of faith. This booklet is not a step-by-step guide, but rather a springboard that writers can use to inspire their own creations in a systematic manner.
Pantheon Building earned Silver Status at RPGNOW.com and has proven a valuable resource for game designers. This revised edition included additional examples and questions to help fiction writers adapt these concepts to their own work. It is now available in Kindle format at Amazon.
Based on the syllabus I used to run world building seminars at various conventions, World Building 101 provides both writers and RPG designers with an easy-to-follow process through which to create a functional and believable setting. Whether you are creating a small town for your cozy murder mystery or an entire galaxy for your science fiction epic, you'll find the methodology outlined in this book essential to keeping your world building on the right track. Instead of offering a step-by-step blueprint, this booklet provides writers with a new way of thinking in order to make sure that your setting is realistic and consistent. With this product, you will:
*Learn how to avoid the "kewl" factor that can cripple the functionality of your setting.
*Develop a clearly defined logic that will help shape your setting in a natural manner.
*Define the important aspects of your setting that will shape everything from your setting's environment to your characters' belief systems.