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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The book took the idea of the ‘homebrewing’ fantasy and basically tried to tell you how to sell it. Unless geography is your deal, you will want to hear what he has to say. Feel free to send us a modmail! This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Although both made me wonder why the authors never mentioned the Glorantha setting when it contains many examples of the kinds of things being discussed.

We have high standards for on-topicness, respect of other people and respect for creative effort. It has the kind of advice you’d give to a film director preparing to make his first period film, not the kind of thing you’d give either to a novice GM writing worlxbuilding or her first world or to an experienced GM looking for ways to work more efficiently.

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I’m wondering this too, but since it’s just a hobby topic, I suppose it’s woeldbuilding much for entertainment as it is for use. May 30, Dave McGraw rated it it was amazing. I can also say that this was a fairly quick read, which also means that it is not a massive how to on creating your own world.


The first was worldubilding simplistic. It is definitely more general than that. Found something violating the rules?

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I picked up the Kobold Guide to Worldbuilding based on my interest in writing fantasy and running roleplaying games. Many people recommend this book guude aspiring fantasy authors as well. The second essay applies only to people who want to be professional authors, which isn’t going to resonate with most people.

That’s a reasonable concern. Refresh and try again. Many very interesting insides I genuinely expect to get a lot of use out of it. Enter your email address below and get Kobold Courier deliveries in your inbox twice a month! It is, however, a dense book full of useful information for gamemasters or storytellers looking for advice on how to build a setting from scratch. I kobpld they show a focused neglect in terms of non-traditional campaign construction.

Is there anything in it that makes it worth buying? The references just felt like they went too far beyond their purposes. But I suppose if your background is next to none, they may be useful as a long-winded introduction that takes up the worldbuioding third of the book.

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I just finished it and Sorldbuilding have to say I think I had the opposite feeling. My name is Erik and I love to read books about creating fictional worlds and constructed languages. Alas, the fare is hit-or-miss. I can see many of the tools, techniques, and recommendations working in literature though the book is clearly written for game design first and foremost. The former discusses the reasons why monotheism is uncommon in fantasy settings, and then discusses some ways that it could be used.


Tyler Crumrine rated it really liked it Jul 06, But for me, the most important advice I can learn from experienced worldbuilders is what NOT to do and to learn from the mistakes they made.

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Additional information Weight 1 lbs Manufacturer Kobold Press. En principio esta pensado para el mundo de los juegos de rol, pero muchoa de los temas son bastante universales para la eacritura fantastica de todo tipo. He worldbuildlng informative, if boring, and I often found myself hoping the next bit was authored by someone else.