Learn to Build Worlds with Titans of Fantasy and Tabletop!
The Kobold Guide to Worldbuilding, Volume 2, features 15 stars of tabletop roleplaying games and fantasy fiction, such as Gail Simone, Keith Baker, Veronica Roth, Ken Liu, Kate Elliott, Mike Shea, Tobias S. Buckell, Shanna Germain, Gabe Hicks, the Dungeon Dudes (Monty Martin & Kelly McLaughlin), Jeff Grubb, and more.
Middle-Earth, Faerûn, Westeros, Eberron, The World of the Wheel, Exandria … these richly-detailed fantasy worlds have captured the imaginations of legions of fans worldwide. These settings offer worldbuilding that launched a thousand—or a thousand thousand—dreams.
Whether you’re worldbuilding because you want to write the next Game of Thrones, intend to build a rich, vibrant world to enthrall the players of an upcoming tabletop RPG campaign, or you’re just curious to find out how all these creators did it, the Kobold Guide to Worldbuilding, Volume 2, puts a team of master world-architects at your side.
Featuring practical essays and roadmaps for the intrepid worldbuilder to follow, this anthology shows you how to:
- create a pantheon of gods
- incorporate technology into your fantastical environments
- build great settings that look beyond our own history and cultural expectations
- design a world in just 30 minutes
- leave space when building a world so the characters can help bring it alive
What worlds await? Let’s find out!
Praise for Prior Design Guides
“Class is in session . . . The Kobold Guide to Worldbuilding SHOULD be considered a textbook on intelligent setting creation.”
–Dave Hinojosa, The Gaming Gang
“A fantastic resource”
“While the book is aimed at the RPG crowd, a huge percentage of the material would be just as valuable to an author writing a novel set in an original world. . . . For anyone who’s ever had the drive to create a fictional place . . . The Kobold Guide to Worldbuilding will spark some new ideas and help you add the proper doses of verisimilitude and outlandishness.”
–Ed Grabianowski, i09
“Highly recommended for gaming nerds everywhere.”
“If you’re an aspiring pro this book is a must. If you’re a rules hacker like me, this stuff is solid gold.”
— Berin Kinsman, UncleBear Media
“A fantastic collection . . . a solid 5 star rating.”
— Joshua Gullion, AdventureAWeek.com
“An amazing collection . . . from some of the best designers and writers creating role-playing game material today.”
— Brian Fitzpatrick, BlogCritics.org