I'm in the process of creating a large scale futuristic fantasy type world. Not Sci-Fi, I've figured out the differences after having some huge Sci-Fi scholar chew me out for an hour calling this thing Sci-Fi. Anywho, this world is huge, and by huge I mean HUGE. There are tons of different races, cities, and civilizations. Add on to the fact that I think there are battle grounds for the war that is being fought and well... it's a big job. So I have a question, does anyone have any world building tips? Any things to help me get moving on instead of staying stuck where I am? I have a few things I use: 1) Use a character to describe a place they are unfamiliar with. 2) Use a character to describe a place they ARE familiar with. ...And that's about it. I notice that when I use multiple characters that all the descriptions come out differently, but that's my intention so I think it's good. Now, I know maps are a good idea too, for some people. But I have a hard time coming up with layouts, I prefer to picture everything in my head. Much more vivid that way. So, how do you build your world?