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 Hard and soft worldbuilding: know the difference!
Posted: Wed, 15 Mar 06:00:16
Category: Interviews, Worldbuilding

Everybody approaches worldbuilding differently, but knowing where you fall in the hard vs. soft worldbuilding spectrum can be really useful! It will help you avoid the problems that come with one or the other, and appreciate the advantages of both. We interviewed Andy Law, from Rookery Publications, to learn more about this! Listen to the […]

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 How to create an RPG system from scratch
Posted: Wed, 08 Mar 06:00:54
Category: Interviews, Pro Tips, game design

Creating an entire RPG system is a very rewarding experience, as you’re able to create a game exactly how you want it! But it’s also a big endeavour, which is easy to get overwhelmed by. So we interviewed Celeste Conowitch and Jack Caesar, two incredible RPG game designers, to get their thoughts on the matter! […]

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 World Anvil News: March 2023
Posted: Wed, 01 Mar 12:01:16
Category: Announcements

We spent last month roaring our hearts out for Bestiary February—but now it’s time to leave the dinosaurs behind (for now) and look forward to a brand new month! Here are last month’s dev updates and what’s coming in March. ⚙️ New and upgraded features Here’s what’s new this month! ✨ Autosave expansion: the auto-save will […]

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 How to create monsters for an RPG
Posted: Fri, 24 Feb 17:20:38
Category: Interviews, Tutorials, books

Monsters and creatures are essential elements in most games—as a GM, you can use them to tell stories, create plot hooks, and show the lore of the world without explaining it. We interviewed Celeste Conowitch, Senior Designer at Kobold Press, about monsters—here’s what she had to say! Listen to the interview on Spotify or Youtube! […]

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 Fallout Food Recipes for Real – making a meal for my Fallout RPG Game
Posted: Mon, 20 Feb 12:52:45
Category: Fantasy Food

I LOVE food and I LOVE games – so when my RPG gaming group decided to do a Christmas Fallout Special (we’re playing the Modiphius D20 Fallout game with some homebrew upgrades)… I knew I needed to make some very special Fallout food! I know, I know, there’s a Fallout Cookbook. But when I looked […]

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 Campaign Builder: Cities & Towns Review
Posted: Sun, 19 Feb 09:35:00
Category: Reviews

When I first saw the Kickstarter for Campaign Builder: Cities & Towns, I have to admit I squeaked from happiness and was very hopeful. Somedays ago I received the our preview copy and I have read it cover to cover. Suffice it to say, I was not disappointed! But I there were some things that […]

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 World Anvil News: February 2023
Posted: Fri, 03 Feb 13:46:08
Category: Announcements

From dinosaurs to new bug-squashing methods, let’s catch up on World Anvil’s latest developments and take a look at what’s coming next this month! ⚙️ New and upgraded features Here’s what’s new this month! 🎲 RPG systems: Worlds Without Number now has a character sheet! Check out this sample character to see how it looks. […]

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 Display the history of your D&D lore with Chronicles
Posted: Fri, 03 Feb 10:41:03
Category: Pro Tips

Lore and history are important aspects of most campaigns, even if it’s just background information that gives more context to current events. Much of this D&D lore is often explained through the history of the sapient (and playable) species of the world. And seeing how they interact with each other is what gives depth to […]

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 WorldEmber 2022 winners: full list & how to claim your prize!
Posted: Sat, 28 Jan 19:59:22
Category: Events

We’re so excited to announce the WorldEmber 2022 winners! Use this post to know if you’ve won and what you should do if you have! Read the first part of this post carefully, so you know what to do! It contains full instructions for how to find your name, and what to do if you’ve […]

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 How to plot your novel with multiple POVs in Chronicles!
Posted: Fri, 06 Jan 11:41:52
Category: Pro Tips, Tutorials

Multiple Point of View (POV) novels—i.e. novels where multiple characters take on the role of the narrator—are pretty popular, especially in the epic fantasy and sci-fi genres. But if plotting a simple novel is already difficult, plotting a multi-POV story can feel like a daunting task. In this post I’ll give you some tips to […]

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