Tag Archive | world building

TV Tropes Monday: Humanoid Aliens


  Tweet of the Day:  Links Roundup 02/10/17 Those pesky aliens are so troublesome. You want to inject an exotic element to your expansive space opera but if you make your aliens well…too alien, you will spend more time in info dumps about their physiology or culture than in shoot outs with space pirates (or […]

TV Tropes Monday: Hegemonic Empire


  Tweet of the Day: The Adult Appeal in Young Adult  The Hegemonic Empire is one that rules indirectly, through what many call, “Soft Power“. There are three reasons why an empire might chose to rule this way: Cultural/Historical: The empire rose from rebellion from another empire or has as guiding principles the ideas of […]

Mass Effect/AEC-ANN News: Ancient Synthetic Visits Citadel


  Tweet of the Day: Soviet sci-fi: The future that never came  ——– ANN News Desk on The Citadel August 31, 2197 Ancient Synthetic Visits Citadel By Tico Brie CITADEL, THE PRESIDIUM- Immu, the ancient synthetic found in the ruins of the Lengk civilization (see: Ancient Synthetic Found) arrived at the Citadel earlier today. Escorted by […]

TV Tropes Monday: Our Dwarves Are All The Same


    Tweet of the Day: Inappropriate Nice Guys ——- Welcome to your Standard Fantasy Setting. Everything here is vaguely Western European Medieval, with Kings and Queens, Swords and Sorcery and everything in between. Here you have the your Elves, that run the gamut from ethereal tree dwelling bow wielding remnants of Celtic lore to […]

Tales from Sanctuary: TerraKata


  Tweet of the Day: Want a Page-Turner? You Need a Deep POV ——- Dwarven legends tell that when the Dark One, the Unmentionable One tore the Great Mother Astarte in two, the hot blood of creation rained down upon the Earth, like fiery comets. Whenever they struck, the land split asunder. One of those […]

TV Tropes Monday: Constructed World


  Tweet of the Day: Happy Leap Day 2016! ——- The Constructed World is the epitome of World Building. Literally the very definition of building, well, a world. From landmasses to cultures, languages to economies, a writer (or a team of writers) sat down (or stood around, their choice, I guess) and crafted an entire […]

Tales of Sanctuary: The Plains of Stone


    Tweet of the Day: The Brief Analysis of Alphahole Trope in Romantic Fiction. ——- Many leagues to the North of the Great City of Sanctuary, the Heart of Civilization, lies the Plains of Stone. Strange stone formations, free standing arches of enormous size, humanoid faces mesh with the surrounding hills making it difficult […]