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World Building

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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