Our Lord he has been building.
Let’s hope it’s not a fad.
Foreboding, dark and heinous,
it’s quite the evil pad!
Greetings blogosphere and welcome to this new edition of Worldbuilder,
last time, I gave you a few tips to help you come up with a proper name. Today I’d like us to spend a little time expanding our horizons.
You might have already noticed, but a lot of the stuff I talk about here usually relates closely to the Fantasy or Science Fiction genre.
It’s not something that I do intentionally, but from a strictly academic point of view, it’s usually easier to explain some concepts by using something that we can all relate to. And indeed, why not? There are a lot of those going around, whether we’re talking about your favorite MMORPG or the latest Star Wars.
That being said, there’s a lot more out there than meets the eye. For instance, just look at all that recent post-apocalyptic / zombie-themed material we’ve been fed in recent years. And mind you, I’m not just talking about video games, but also about board games and Live Action Role-Playing themes.
While laser beams and dragons are always crowd-pleasers, it’s been a while since we’ve seen any true innovations within these genres. I mean, there really isn’t anything quite like going through your first Fallout, stepping into Hogwarts or reading the morning paper in Earthbound.