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Vulgar generates fantasy languages with a click / Boing Boing. Vulgar constructs languages for fantasy fiction or whatever other purpose you can imagine, applying consistent rules to the custom phonemes you feed it.

Vulgar generates fantasy languages with a click / Boing Boing

[via] Vulgar's output models the regularities, irregularities and quirks of real world languages; phonology, grammar, and a 2000 unique word vocabulary. Trial the demo version online. Purchase the premium version to get access to the complete 2000 word output (with derivational words) and extra grammatical rules. ... Vulgar generates ... based on a list of some of English's most common words. Here's my language: The Puput word for "stuff" is "nut. " report this ad How To: Pronounce Nelson Mandela's middle name The BBC’s in-house linguists have an interesting piece about pronouncing words in Xhosa — a major language spoken in the region of South Africa where Nelson Mandela grew up. Five Worldbuilding Mistakes Even Enthusiasts Make – Mythcreants. The Expanse has a well-thought-out hard scifi setting that still ignores scientific reality.

Five Worldbuilding Mistakes Even Enthusiasts Make – Mythcreants

Most worldbuilding mistakes we see over and over again come from lazy storytellers who create worlds as an afterthought. But a few mistakes persist even in worlds built with considerable time and effort. Imgur user shows map of every river basin in the US. A stunning new map shows the complex network of rivers and streams in the contiguous United States.

Imgur user shows map of every river basin in the US

Created by Imgur user Fejetlenfej, a geographer and GIS analyst with a ‘lifelong passion for beautiful maps,’ it highlights the massive expanse of river basins across the country – in particular, those which feed the Mississippi River. The map visualizes Strahler Stream Order Classification, the creator explains, with higher stream orders indicated as thicker lines. Writing and RPG-Related Generators. Watch as the world's cities appear one-by-one over 6,000 years.

Let This New York Times Best-Selling Author Help You With Your Magic System. Nearly every fantasy novel has magic in it.

Let This New York Times Best-Selling Author Help You With Your Magic System

The genre is practically defined by its use of magic, and if you’re sitting down to write a fantasy novel (and we know you are, what with our Inkshares contest running right now), you need to ask yourself how magic works in your world. Happily, New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson has written extensively on this topic. Sanderson, author of the Mistborn novels series and the Stormlight Archive series, has created a series of laws for making great magic systems.

Sanderson knows a thing or two about making magic systems. Fantasy Worldbuilding Questions. FAQS About Worldbuilding. How important is worldbuilding?

FAQS About Worldbuilding

How important is your story to you? People hear the word “worldbuilding” and automatically assume that the discussion is going to apply only to people who are writing science fiction and fantasy — after all, for everyone else, this is the world they’re going to be writing in, and it has already been built. Generating fantasy maps. These are some notes on how I generate the maps for my Twitter bot @unchartedatlas, which is based on a generator I originally produced during NaNoGenMo 2015.

Generating fantasy maps

There's JavaScript code for the generator on Github here, and the original messy Python generator code can be seen here. You may also be interested in this companion piece, which describes the placename generation. Updated Worldbuilding Round-Up – MARSHALL RYAN MARESCA. Updated Worldbuilding Round-Up – MARSHALL RYAN MARESCA. Great map of the United States overlaid on Europe at the correct Latitude (via Randy Olson) World Builders I: Rubric for Climate Page in PowerPoint E Viau CSULA. ProFantasy Community Forum - FT3 Grid - Tropic of Cancer / Capricorn How? H.I. #56: Guns, Germs, and Steel. Zebra vs Horses (Americapox Part 2)

Dialect — Thorny Games. In 'Dialect', we follow the story of a community in isolation as seen through their language.

Dialect — Thorny Games

We explore how the community's speech evolves as they face challenges, establish values, and contrast themselves from the society they've left behind. We'll embody characters within the Isolation, using this emergent language to express the interactions within the community. In the end, we'll witness the decline of the language and examine how the community lost its identity. A highly modular world-building game, Dialect can be played in any setting in which a group may find itself totally isolated - be it physically or culturally.

A story game for 2-5 players in 3 hours (Printable Flyer) "Dialect is fascinating and fun and innovative. "...a language-building story-telling thing of beauty” Worldbuilding. Hodges. List of Prices of Items in Medieval England. Note: these costs will be wildly varying depending on circumstance.

Hodges. List of Prices of Items in Medieval England

Note: Christopher Dyer gives as a rough rule of thumb 1 year's income for a funeral ([3], p. 85) Note: [1], pp 126-129, gives the following prices at an inn in 1331. For one day, 3 men with 4 servants spent: Bread, 4d; beer, 2d; wine 1.25d; meat, 5.5d; potage, .25d; candles, .25d; fuel, 2d; beds, 2d; fodder for horses, 10d. The four servants staying alone sleep 2 nights for 1d. Generally, all 7 spend 2d a night on beds; in London, it is 1d per head. What Did Medieval Items Really Cost? And How Much Did An Archer Make? Tuesday, 3rd May, 2016 06:34 PM Number of Views: 34394/21852 Luminaries.org has an interesting list of prices of medieval items (compiled by Kenneth Hodges).

What Did Medieval Items Really Cost? And How Much Did An Archer Make?

It consisted of extracted references from books such as English Wayfaring Life in the XIVth Century, J. J. Jusserand, London in the Age of Chaucer, A. R. The image below is just the "WAGES" section -- click on it for the full thing! Climate Types for Kids. 20 World Building Questions for Authors to ask Themselves.

Author at work: now is the time to ask yourself these world building questions World building is the art of convincing a reader that a fictitious place exists.

20 World Building Questions for Authors to ask Themselves

What do you do if you don’t know where to start creating that illusion? Well, to get you going, here’s a list of 20 world building questions you can ask yourself to get started. World Building 101. On Thursday I defend my thesis and if all goes well, I leave Eastern Washington with another liberal arts degree under my belt. It’s been in rereading the books for my defense that I realized I’m obsessively interested in World Building.

I like authors who create their own self contained universes. Forests in the olden days. List of all Landforms. Alluvial fan: land formation that occurs when sedimentary materials such as rocks, gravel, and silt, are deposited onto land as a result of decreasing or stopped water flow from a river or stream source. Altitude (elevation): the height above sea level. CBA Research Reports. List of reports The complete series of CBA Research Reports, including microfiche, has been digitised and is being made available by the CBA as a staged process. Those reports now available are linked below. They are available in PDF format, which preserves the layout of the original publication.

To read the PDF files you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader. The PDF versions of CBA Research Reports are copies scanned from the original publications. Details of all CBA publications are available on the CBA website. The Medieval Farming Year @ The Penultimate HârnPage. © Andy Staples, 1999 & 2011. 5249. A Brief History of Water and Health from Ancient Civilizations to Modern Times - IWA Water Wiki - Open Access Information for the Global Water Community. Attachments( 3 files ): 3 image files. Historical Geography of Transportation: The Emergence of Mechanized Systems. World Building Academy. Taking escapism to the next level.

Mankind The Story of All of Us - Episodes, Video & Schedule- History.com. Why does Earth have deserts? Grymvald Gazetteer: Worldbuilding Wednesday - Underground City, Kingdom, & Ocean. The most disruptive technology of the last century is in your house. Photo by Steven St. John for The Washington Post When people talk about "disruptive technologies," they're usually thinking of the latest thing out of Silicon Valley. Technologies like the smartphone, the computer and the Internet have, of course, dramatically changed the ways we live and work. Gygax's Legendarium. Heaven & Earth. Worldbuilding. ↓ Skip to Main Content Inkwell Ideas Role playing game software and accessories. 7 Worldbuilding Tropes Science Fiction and Fantasy needs to Stop using. Göbekli Tepe. Fundamentals of Transportation - Wikibooks, open books for an open world. The Sliding Scale of Technology And Magic - Crit Confirm. A Multitude of Settings : A Typology of RPG Gameworlds.

To think that tens of millions of individuals over the world in the past thirty-five or so years have participated in improvised story telling in the fictional settings created by the roleplaying game hobby is, quite frankly, quite staggering and certainly one that will receive some small mention in cultural history of our time in the future. Real World Maps vs Fantasy Maps. Extrasolar Planets Are, Almost, Everywhere. This article was originally published on The Conversation. How to make a Fantasy Sandbox. Religion Gen. Equator Map, Tropic of Cancer Map, Tropic of Capricorn Map, Prime Meridian. False Machine: STRANGE GRAINS - D&Difying 'The Art Of Not Being Governed'

10 Rules For Making Better Fantasy Maps. Worldbuilding By Map. Eric Metaxas: Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God. World Dream Bank: PLANETOCOPIA. 7 Deadly Sins of Worldbuilding. 20 World Building Questions for Authors to ask Themselves. Five Foundations Of Worldbuilding. Worldbuilding Books. Worldbuilding Resources. Worldbuilding Video. Novelist Has Whole Shitty World Plotted Out.