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Worldbuilding Power: Aberrations
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Use strange beings and alien creatures in character development, worldbuilding, and adventures! People frequently want to add Lovecraftian horrors to their fantasy games, but they’ve been there since the beginning. Thing that are beyond the day-to-day existence of a standard high fantasy setting. Creatures so strange that their aims and desires are unfathomable. Beings that are so unlike humans, elves, and dwarves that they surely must originate in some alien world. These are our aberrations. Their appearance is bizarre, their abilities frightening, and their motives utterly utterly alien. These are things that should not exist anywhere outside of a nightmare. It’s tempting to suggest that aberrations shouldn’t be part of your worldbuilding. In many ways they ought ...

Worldbuilding Power: Beasts
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Use Ordinary Animals in Character Development, Adventure Design, and Worldbuilding Let’s be honest and admit that ordinary animals don’t get the love they deserve in fantasy roleplaying games. In fiction, as in real life, we love a cute cat or a precocious dog. They’ve got personality. Other beasts, like horses, rabbits, and monkeys, get a lot of affection. At the table, though, they don’t fight at well as monsters and magical creatures. They’re neither worthy opponents in combat, or useful allies. Since many roleplaying games lean heavily toward a battle dynamic, our feathered, finned, and furry friends get overlooked. One way to fix that is to incorporate beasts into the worldbuilding. People ride animals, raise livestock, and keep pets. Throughout his...

Worldbuilding Power: Celestials
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Use the highest order of good beings in character development, worldbuilding, and adventures! Divine beings don’t get the attention they deserve in fantasy roleplaying games. They should somehow play a larger role than they do in the cosmology of our favorite fictional universes, given that they are the extraplanar exemplars of all that is right and good in the multiverse. As with many other categories of creatures in combat-focused systems, I suspect that they remain out of the spotlight because it’s hard to justify fighting them. They’re not monsters, and there are usually in-game repercussions to throwing down on angels, unicorns, and the like. One way to fix that is to incorporate celestials into the worldbuilding. Deities are a reality in many fantasy worlds, a...

Worldbuilding Power: Constructs
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Use artificial creatures in character development, worldbuilding, and adventures! Constructs are artificially created creatures. Typically mindless, they are programmed to obey their creator. Because they are technically not living, they lack the weaknesses of hired henchmen and mortal monsters. They are unfeeling, relentless, and can be virtually unstoppable. That’s what makes constructs such terrifying opponents. It also makes them fodder for great stories. The way that you utilize constructs will connect to other elements of your worldbuilding. They might have cultural connotations; the concept of the golem comes from Jewish folklore, where it is often portrayed as a protector. Constructs can tie into experiments into the arcane, or to weird science; Frankenstein’s mons...

Worldbuilding Power: Dragons
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Use iconic monsters in character development, worldbuilding, and adventures! Dragons exist in folklore as far back as ancient Mesopotamia. Massive, serpent-like creatures can be found in the legends and mythologies of Egypt, Greece, and Northern Europe. In Western cultures, the image of the fearsome, fire-breathing dragon first appeared in the Middle Ages, an amalgam of the various traditions from around the world. They became representative of an insurmountable task, a quest to be undertaken by the greatest heroes. To defeat a dragon means to survive their ravenous appetite, and to claim their unimaginable treasure hoard. It’s no small wonder that these creatures have become a staple of fantasy literature and tabletop roleplaying games. It’s almost a requirement that drag...

Worldbuilding Power: Elementals
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Use primordial creatures in your worldbuilding, character development, and storytelling! Elementals are the embodiment of the four classical elements, air, earth, fire, and water. The modern conception dates back to ancient Greece, but similar ideas existed in Babylonia, India, and Japan. The notion was that everything in the world was comprised of these elements. By the type of the Renaissance, they had been anthropomorphised into mythic beings. In the 16th century the alchemist Paracelsus elaborated on the idea, and gave each category of element a familiar name. Gnomes were originally earth elementals. Undines were water elementals. Sylphs were elementals of the air, and Salamanders were those of fire. Through mythology and folklore those creatures evolve...

Worldbuilding Power: Fey
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Use faerie folk in character development, worldbuilding, and adventures! The fey, also called faerie folk or fairies, originate in European folklore. In pre-Christian traditions they were often cast as minor deities, household spirits, or even the souls of the dead. Some tales saw them as demoted (rather than fallen) angels, or even a category of demons, after the spread of Christianity. They are alternately the cause of miracles, or the explanation for tragedy and illness. No matter what origins are attributed to them, or what culture they spring from, they have certain qualities in common. They are, uniformly, human-like in appearance. By nature they are capricious tricksters, by turns testing, teaching, and taking advantages of people. Fey are undisputedly magical, possessed of power...

Worldbuilding Power: Fiends
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Use malevolent outsiders in your worldbuilding, character development, and storytelling! History and mythology present us with many devils: Satan, Lucifer, Beelzebub, and Mephistopheles, for example. While modern religion often presents them as aspects of a singular, ultimate evil, they were originally separate and unique beings. Demons likewise have many real-world counterparts, sharing a number of qualities. All of these beings are powerful, destructive, and originate in some sort of underworld. Legacy roleplaying games lump these evil entities from other planes of existence together under the category of fiends. Devils have their own rules and hierarchies, while demons are essentially destructive anarchists. It’s not a requirement that fiends be part of your fantasy w...


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This title was added to our catalog on April 02, 2019.