The Problem with Fantasy

So whenever AJ dips her toes into fantasy worlds we get stuck in this massive place of world building. It’s the number 1 reason why AJ uses the real world as a template for my stories. As a veteran of world building AJ knows that with less things to ‘make’ there is more time to write. And the less we get into explicit details we have no need of. Things like how many fucking shoemakers are in a town. Yeah we don’t really care.

But AJ spent most of our writing time yesterday working on maps and book covers and coloring 3D models to create some graphics and such to share. And cause this is where AJ gets stuck when we try to write in fantasy lands.

But we still don’t have a plot and AJ plans to write back stories. So we might not be ready on Monday.

But at least you get to see the process of creating a world. This is how AJ does it. We started with my character, and all that randomness sparked a story and a world and AJ’s working on making D&D things happen in her head. There isn’t a lot of information out there that AJ can use to not work on so many details so AJ decided to make her own little neck of the woods with D&D implications.

So I introduce to you Wellsorrow. A region of whatever world where the Shadowfell touches the world too closely and saps out life and causes despair. The region is about the same size as the state of Rhode Island the map is about 50miles by 35miles (each hex in the map being 10 miles wide). It is not very populated since the whole area around the The Leech (the place where the Shadowfell touches the Material Plane) makes the whole area hard to live in. And then there is the Red Dragon Auguin who claimed a wide swath of land the other side of the river so any farms or animals you raise would be under attack all the time.

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AJ has some ideas of what’s going on in this little picture, but I want to share with you me and Alex.

And last but not least the book cover that is more about the vibe of my character than it is about the story. But both Alex and I have a story to tell. That’s probably going to be the first choice we make. We’ll get to that in a minute. First the book cover!

Alright and now to the big question we’ll roll for if we don’t get a majority vote from my readers.

Who should go first: me (ae’Nyx) or Alex (al’Zand)?