World Building

We have recently undertaken the enormous task of creating our very own homebrew world. Our map is 7 feet long by 4 feet. That is 28 square feet of map. We invited an artist friend of ours, @entlynkart on twitter, got a bunch of dice and began drawing out the pieces of our new world.

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First we rolled for the size and shape of the major continents. After that, we rolled for the different regions: desert, forest, bodies of water, plains, mountains,, even volcanoes. Then came rolling for different civilizations, capital cities, large and small cities, towns, villages, and even a few nomads or small tribes. That was the easy part. We rolled for some other hidden things that will be revealed later after the new game begins. Now that we had our locations generally placed and developed, we began building the inhabitants of the world.

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This involved creating names for different species, developing the civilizations for the different species, and generally build the history of the world. We are still not done with this immense process. There is still so much to do. We still have to name all the cities, locations and regions. Governments need to be fleshed out. I have been loving this process and can’t wait to see what we come up with for us to play in. We will also be enlisting the help of @entlynkart to make up some digital art for the maps of different areas.

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There are also super fun parts of this process. After I dial in the distances and relative size of things, I get to fill it all in in marker. I bought a brand new set of about 40 different colors. It will look even better when it is all filled in with color. We made it that big because we wanted detail and thought to go into the map and I am having a blast with this!

Have any questions or comments? Message below or find me on Twitter @DnDWifeStories and on Instagram @dndwife. I would love to hear from you!

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My husband and I run a dungeons and dragons table together and I write about our crazy adventures both in and out of the story. My husband DM's and I am the table artist. I paint minis for everyone at the table and provide crafted gifts like dice boxes, bags, and artwork.

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