Lessons from One Month of Blogging

In November 2017 I started the Mudworld Blog to hone my writing skills and explore ideas regarding gaming, world building, and writing. I read a number of “how-to” guides to blogging and watched a number of YouTube videos as I figured out how to do this.

I’m not gonna create my own “how-to” guide as there already are plenty of really good ones out there. Instead, I’ll go through some of my own experiences I did not pick up from others. I missed these points, so maybe you did as well. Continue reading “Lessons from One Month of Blogging”

World Building Strategies For Your Roleplaying Game Setting

World building can be a huge undertaking. You can put countless hours into it, so you need to figure out much depth and scope you want or need. What are your goals? How can you improve your world by asking questions? Do you want to breathe life into the world with unreliable narrators?

For more about finding the right hook, have a look at my ideas for creating a logline for your world here. Once you have your hook you need to figure out how you want to proceed. Continue reading “World Building Strategies For Your Roleplaying Game Setting”

Creating a Fantasy Setting

Creating a fantasy setting can be both a fun and rewarding task. This post will outline the process in four easy steps: create logline, identify the clichés, use the chopping block and finally make it personal. Continue reading “Creating a Fantasy Setting”

Your First Dungeons and Dragons Game

You want to start your own Dungeons and Dragons game? Tabletop roleplaying games seem to have finally hit the mainstream after decades on the fringes of pop culture.

Classes, characters, experience, and levels are an integral part of computer games. We have the enthusiastic kids in Stranger Things. Fantasy and superheroes are part of mainstream cinema. Geek and Sundry shows like Critical Role and Titansgrave showcase what this great hobby can be, and who does not love The Big Bang Theory?

Perhaps it is time to wave the geek flag yourself? Want to try the real thing, but not sure where to begin? Continue reading “Your First Dungeons and Dragons Game”