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  1. jedellion

    jedellion Member

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    World building 101

    Discussion in 'Setting Development' started by jedellion, Jan 17, 2013.

    Hi folks. I have quite a lot of experience of creating fantasy worlds, and did my degree final project on developing a database for the very topic. Would anyone be interested in some short essays on world building?

    Jed
     
  2. Tanelorn

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    I'm curious what exactly you mean by world building. And what does a world building database consist of.
     
  3. Talmay

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    The process of building a fantasy world. Culture, language, races -- that sort of thing, probably. Although I'm very curious about this database.
     
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    Would be worth a read, currently working on world building myself.
     
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    I'm interested

    Got a buncha worlds I want to make
     
  6. jedellion

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    The database I created was essentially a way of storing the world details, flora, fauna, places, characters, events, etc etc etc. at first I just saw it as a means to beta good grade as I had to design a relational database with around 30 tables. This was for my final year project for a degree in computing.

    In the past I used to use a large card index to store info and lots of books.

    I am not convinced the database is actually that useful now, but it was a very good exercise in rationalising the essential ingredients of a "world"
     
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    That actually sounds incredibly useful. I've got all my plot and setting stuff crammed together in hastily scrawled notes. I've got a stack of paper, some lined, some not, including a dozen index cards.

    If you have program to organize that digitally, the would be awesome.
     
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    The project is a java program that is essentially just a large series of sql database tables. I always intended to create java front end that i could have as a server application so people could use it online. Sadly I just never got started on the front end as it was not required for my degree.

    If I ever have enough time, and it would take a while, I will try and recreate the database as a stand alone application.
     
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    The project is a java program that is essentially just a large series of sql database tables. I always intended to create java front end that i could have as a server application so people could use it online. Sadly I just never got started on the front end as it was not required for my degree.

    If I ever have enough time, and it would take a while, I will try and recreate the database as a stand alone application.
     

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