Happy Worldbuilding Wednesday everyone! Since tomorrow is a holiday where I live, I figured I’d offer a special two-in-one map and prompt with a twist on the idea of a feast of gratitude. After all, I can’t just let something as wonderful as a celebration of thanks be safe and totally free of creepiness and […]Read More Gratitude with a Twist
Happy Worldbuilding Wednesday, all! Today’s prompt came from one of those little moments of magic I’ve talked about in past posts, where the real world give the gift of inspiration. I was taking a break from work and wandering the library stacks when I saw this itty-bitty box secured with strings, its spine sticking well […]Read More More Real World Inspiration: Tiny Red Tome Prompt
Yesterday I talked about inspiration, and today I am going to ride the coat-tails of that post into a practical example of using what you have to create some magic in your worlds, real and imaginary! As a fantasy author, tabletop gamer, and amateur mapmaker, I have a lot of places to focus my creative […]Read More Using Maps as Writing Prompts
Happy Map Monday, ya’ll–and happy November! Today is a new month so I figured, why not do something different? As a dungeonmaster or fantasy author, we sometimes run into real life roadblocks to creativity, time constraints, and all kinds of other adventures (and misadventures) that take us away from our main quest of having ALL […]Read More Map Monday – I love this tool!
Today’s Worldbuilding Wednesday is a special one, I’m excited to say…today’s prompt comes complete with a map for setting the scene! With spooky season nearing the big day, it seemed a good time to think about harvest festivals, and what they might look like in my worlds. In the Ahran Archives, a series I’ll be […]Read More Worldbuilding Wednesday: Harvest Festival
Happy Tasty Tuesday all! Since it’s autumn here in the northern hemisphere, I’ve had harvest-time foods on my mind. Pumpkin bread, heart stews, spiced cider…all sorts of goodies that I associate with the time of year and all it brings. And of course, I can’t help but think about the various regions of Ahra, and […]Read More Tasty Tuesday: Harvest Goodies
With Spooky Season upon us, I wanted to create a few autumnal, harvest-time maps that contain elements of mystery. These 25 x 25 maps are perfect for scene setting, or as battle maps, and as usual each has a prompt to go along with it–because hey, sometimes we need an encounter on the go! Today’s […]Read More Map Monday: Strange Festivities
I’ve already blogged about the whole ‘food is life!’ phenom once recently, and have since realized that I can go on and on about this subject. Thus, “Tasty Tuesday: Fantasy Edition” was born. Food is not just life, it can add life to a manuscript and draw readers into a fully immersive experience. All of […]Read More Tasty Tuesday: To Market!
Hello, all! This week’s prompt will be the first of many to come. I’ll be cross-posting the prompts that accompany the maps I share on Inkarnate for those who prefer to find all pertinent links on one centralized page. This week’s dungeon is a simple 25×25 gridded battle-map (no-grid version also available) featuring a rather […]Read More This Week’s Map Prompt: Lightning Dungeon