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World Building Magazine

Hush: Secret Societies in Revolutions

Revolutions and secret societies have long shared a connection. Whether through military action or fostering divergent thought, these organisations have played key roles in several revolutions around the world.

Red Sky at Night, Builder’s Delight

A deep dive into how climate effects architecture, and how we can use that in our worldbuilding. Presented by Worldbuilding Magazine.

Building Systems of Tanistry

We aim to explore an often neglected succession system, tanistry, and explore how it can be applied to your writing and worldbuilding.

Avatars of the Divine

Gods do not exist solely in their ivory towers or temples. People throughout history surrounded themselves with depictions of their faith—and continue to do so today.

Blood for Money: the Origins of the Mercenary

This article presented by by B. K. Bass “Diplomacy without arms is like music without instruments.”—Frederick the Great, Prussian King (1712-1786) Everybody has likely heard the phrase “the world’s oldest profession” associated with prostitution. However, that phrase originates from the 1889 short story “On the City Wall” by Rudyard Kipling. While there are ancient references to the occupation of ...[Read More]

Thinking Sideways About Wooden Walls

This article presented by by Robert Meegan While thinking sideways is a great tool for working around an obstacle in your worldbuilding, it can also be useful in other situations. One of these is differentiating your world from everyone else’s. Irrespective of your genre, it’s almost certain that you’re going to come face-to-face with the same needs and constraints that others have faced. What sep...[Read More]

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