I have talked about doing this before and now I think I have the time and energy to handle it. I’d like to use the blog set up here to create a blog about creating a world. I’d like to this be an interactive effort by those willing to participate. There are a few ‘catches’:
1. I’ll be the final arbitrator of what makes the cut. Rather than go through a round of brainstorming, then a round of voting, we’ll do the round of brainstorming.
2. Everyone who provides an idea that is used for the setting cedes their intellectual property for that idea in this setting. I do this so that someone can’t submit an idea, then get mad and put out their idea and potentially gut the setting.
3. If this is finished and good enough, I’ll be preparing this for PoD. The proceeds, if there are any will go to the site. A PDF will be available for free, though a request for a donation will be added as well.
This is the plan as it standing. If no one helps, I’ll work on this myself.
So welcome to the first installment. By posting an idea, you are agreeing to the above statements. However, let me say that creative criticism of what is here remains your intellectual property (as it is your opinion). However, any ideas posted are grist for the mill.
So how it works is that I post the week’s topics for discussion, we’ll discuss, and then pound out what is kept. Then next week we work on the next topic. I have a long world-building document of questions to be answered. The first couple of weeks will be loose as I’ll drop or add days to try to get it revolving on Fridays.
The first thing to answer is this: what genre or genres do we want to do? There are options:
These are the broadest of strokes; feel free to elaborate as you desire. And feel free to speak up!