Category Archives: World Building

Winter is coming …

It’s been a good summer, with plenty of sun and BBQs, but with 3 months of parents-in-law, holidays and then parent (Mum) staying, not much time for anything else!! As you can see from the fact that this blog has … Continue reading

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The Annual Challenge: Fractal Fun

The March Annual issue is all about Map Projections, which normally implies that you’re starting with a globe!! In the last post on this topic I talked about how small and insignificant my Tolrendor ‘World Map’ was when placed on … Continue reading

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The Annual Challenge: March Issue

I’ve been looking forward to the March Issue!! Map projections are something I’ve never really spent a lot of time thinking about in relation to fantasy maps. I have however, always admired the projection maps produced by Ralf Schemmann (of Profantasy) … Continue reading

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Wizards Watch: Tidbits…

I thought there’d be a whole raft of posts up on the happennings at GenCon over the weekend, but it seems those people lucky enough to be there are still travelling/catching up on sleep! 🙂 The one obvious update I … Continue reading

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RPG Blog Carnival: Campaign Creation

It’s a while since I participated in a Carnival, but this looked like a fun topic! Creating a new campaign is one of the most exciting things you can take on as a GM. All those ideas, all that potential: … Continue reading

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Ahhh, Summer…

In actual fact, as I steal 10 minutes in the office to start this post, rain is beating against the windows!! Summer in the UK I guess … although to be fair the weather has been pretty awesome for the … Continue reading

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Wizards Watch: De Planes, De Planes

I’ve been musing about the subject of this article for sometime now, without it coming to the boil! Finally I’ve managed to collect my thoughts on this, so here goes! 🙂 The original trigger was Chris Perkins’ editorial in Dragon … Continue reading

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Wizards Watch: Deep Magic

I’m sure a lot of you have seen the latest Kickstarter project from Kobold Press: Deep Magic. It’s pitched as a setting-neutral tome of all kinds of magical goodies: new spells, class features, magical academies etc, for all types of spell-casters. … Continue reading

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April Fools (Not…!!)

It certainly isn’t at Profantasy Software! The first of the (any…) month is always one to look forward to, as it’s the release of the next Cartographer’s Annual issue! April’s issue is a new style from Jonathan Roberts, one of … Continue reading

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The Cartographer’s Annual Challenge: March 2013

Ok, so I’ve now got caught up in the Challenge (just) after a late February entry! The March Annual issue returned to a more normal type of style, after a couple of months of quite different offerings. It is an overland … Continue reading

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