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In this issue, you’ll find several helpful articles to aid you in your mapmaking and in-world traveling considerations.

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Letter from the Team
Editorial

A short introduction to this issue.

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World showcase: Dylan Shad's Children of Ash
Interview

A world showcase of the fictional post-apocalyptic world titled "Children of Ash".

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Exclusive: Greg & Dan Cartography
Interview

Interview to Greg Shipp and Daniel Hasenbos, fantasy cartographers.

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Seeing the world through a diegetic map
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"Diegetic maps are a part of the setting itself. They are made by the world’s inhabitants and could

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Cartography in a Dungeons & Dragons campaign
Article

Using maps - both gridded and political - for shaping a D&D campaign.

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Mapping Aurora: an RPG case study
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Starting small to create a complex plane of existence for tabletop RPGs.

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Art features: Tiffany Munro and Banjamin Reece
Art

A personal introduction by Tiffany Munro, a Canadian digital artist who designed maps for fantasy novels, board

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Questioning the bipedal default
Article

An article mostly geared towards designing (sophisticated) aliens for science fiction who are not bipedal.

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Highlight: Wonderdraft
Interview

A short interview to Megasploot, a former professional game designer turned indie developer who created a new

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Designing a culture's aesthetics
Article

"In this article, I hope to arm you with ways to focus on and describe the details to make your writing, art,

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Guide to constructed language II: grammar & structure
Article

Lesson two of a correspondence course on fictional languages.

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The black priest of Rastrowel
Fiction

A high fantasy not-so-short story.

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Ask us anything
Reader/Fan Mail

Short Q&A about worldbuilding.

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Prompts
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A few prompts to write a short story.

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Staff Picks
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Four readings to master this issue's "Cartography" theme: Edward Tufte's "Envisioning

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Issue: Worldbuilding Magazine (Volume 2, Issue 5 / October 2018) - Cartography and Navigation
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Year: 2018
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