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Multiculturalism in Fantasy

Introduction Much of modern fantasy often shows various degrees of multiculturalism and, particularly, multiracialism. In Elder Scrolls, various human races and species of intelligent humanoid beings mix and coexist together. […]

Population of Westeros

Army size As noted in my “Military Organization of Seven Kingdoms” post, “at Agincourt in 1415., English field 6 000 – 9 000 trops, while the French field 14 000 […]

Worldbuilding problems – Westeros

POPULATION DENSITY Technology depends a lot on population density. Without enough people, there will not be enough concentration of resources for certain societal and thus technological developments. And in Westeros, […]

Fantasy Fortifications — Part 1: Strategy

Fantasy Fortifications — Part 1: StrategyThis article is part 1 of a series on Fantasy Fortifications by Toni Šušnjar Fortifications are one of major parts of fantasy fiction, especially high fantasy. […]

Problem of guns in medieval fantasy

I had spent time thinking about whether to introduce gunpowder weapons to my otherwise-technologically-Renaissance setting or not. This article is result of that thinking. End result is: better not, unless you have a very good way of preventing any further developments of gunpowder-based weaponry

Worldbuilding programs

This is a list of programs that can be useful for worldbuilders. Castle Creator Link, Link2 Map makers Map Creator Medieval Fantasy City Generator Fantasy Map Generator Wonderdraft Fractal Mapper […]