Practicing the art and skill of building worlds.


What is World-Fu?

This is a place for StarRaven’s personal worldbuilding projects and her musings on the subject of worldbuilding. Here, you’ll find a lot of helpful links and resources, reviews of tutorials on the subject, and of course, examples of how another worldbuilder does the various things involved with building a world.

World-Fu will update once a week, on Mondays. Small posts might sneak in on various days of the week, though!

What is “worldbuilding” exactly?

Worldbuilding is exactly what it sounds like — making a world! It involves everything from making maps to inventing languages and the million and a half things in between.

Why build worlds?

Aside from the fact that it’s just plain fun… StarRaven builds worlds for her novels and for the RPG campaigns she runs.

What kind of world(s) are you building?

StarRaven leans toward fantasy, occasionally with some modern of sci-fi elements thrown in.

Uhh… “wilde Abyss?” “Dark materials?” What?

…This wilde Abyss,
The Womb of nature and perhaps her Grave,
Of neither Sea, nor Shore, nor Air, nor Fire,
But all these in thir pregnant causes mixt
Confus’dly, and which thus must ever fight,
Unless th’ Almighty Maker them ordain
His dark materials to create more Worlds…
John Milton, Paradise Lost

Why does StarRaven refer to herself in the third person?

Uhh… becau… erm… well why not? StarRaven has many strange quirks.


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