Our jaunt through the physical landscape of your invented world continues with a discussion of mountains and how people relate to them: as resources, mythical loci, places of danger, boundaries, and more. Comment over there!
Posts Tagged ‘new worlds’
Kicking off the new year, I’m going back to the physical world with the topic of rivers and how societies use them.
I’ll also note that Patreon backers have a chance this month to vote on how these posts will be organized into ebooks. So if you would like to register an opinion on that, sign up as a patron and let me know what you think — with some extra perks in the process!
The most recent New Worlds Patreon post is a bonus one, focusing more on the concepts in worldbuilding rather than the content — in this case, liminality, as we approach the liminal moment of turning from one year to the next.
And since I think I forgot to link to last week’s post, go back and read about residence patterns if you missed it before!
For those who haven’t heard, Patreon is planning to institute some changes in how they handle the processing fees for pledges. Unfortunately, their plan for doing this involves charging the fees to patrons — which is especially bad for people who have made a lot of small pledges, since (for example) each $1 pledge will actually cost $1.38. Patreon creators are pretty united in saying this is a bad idea, since it’s already causing people to reduce their pledges or cancel them entirely; if you want to speak out against it, there’s a petition you can sign, or you can send a comment to Patreon directly via Zendesk (note that you’ll need to register at the end of the process for your message to go through). I encourage you to do this; the messages I’ve gotten from Patreon indicate that public pressure may already be having an effect, so let’s keep it up.