Worldbuilding Round-Up

As a result of both my current “crockpot” project being fully in its worldbuilding stage, I’ve been putting together some of my bottom-up worldbuilding thoughts into a more cohesive form.  While worldbuilding is equal parts art and craft, it does require a fair amount of research and competence in a number of different fields of expertise.

But in the meantime, here are some posts and other resources for the basics of bottom-up worldbuilding:

This is something I happen to have on hand, because it's that important.Groundwork: Geography, biomes and ecology.

My original post on biomes: https://mrmaresca.com/wp/?p=720

World Wildlife Fund’s biome page, including info on freshwater & seawater biomes: http://www.worldwildlife.org/biomes

My original post of domesticatible plants and animals: https://mrmaresca.com/wp/?p=41

My post on creating new fauna, especially domesticatible ones: https://mrmaresca.com/wp/?p=61

 

Building from the Dawn of Civilization

My post on transitioning from Neolithic to Agricultural and early civilizaitons: https://mrmaresca.com/wp/?p=58

Neolithic Founder Crops: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neolithic_founder_crops

The Food Timeline: http://www.foodtimeline.org/

Points of Origin for Herbs and Spices:https://mrmaresca.com/wp/?p=140

My post on cultures finding every use for a resource: https://mrmaresca.com/wp/?p=730

 

Creating Civilizations

My post on constructed language basics: https://mrmaresca.com/wp/?p=588

Phonology Generator: http://000024.org/cgi-bin/gleb.cgi

The International Phonetic Alphabet: http://web.uvic.ca/ling/resources/ipa/charts/IPAlab/IPAlab.htm

Text Generator (for making words once you have a phonology generated): http://www.zompist.com/gen.html

My post on Technology Basics, told through Drinks and Weapons: https://mrmaresca.com/wp/?p=142

My post on Levels of Industry in Worldbuilding: https://mrmaresca.com/wp/?p=593

Cultural Rituals of Coming of Age: https://mrmaresca.com/wp/?p=202

Marriage and Other Rituals of Love And Joining: https://mrmaresca.com/wp/?p=175

Rituals for the Dead: https://mrmaresca.com/wp/?p=138

Arts and Culture: https://mrmaresca.com/wp/?p=223

Traditions of Justice and Law: https://mrmaresca.com/wp/?p=43

A brief Worldbuilder’s Bibliography: https://mrmaresca.com/wp/?p=185

An older Worldbuiling Roundup: https://mrmaresca.com/wp/?p=222

 

Hope you can find this useful.  I hope to put this stuff together into a single document in the near future.  Possibly so I can have handouts at panels.  Handouts would make me look extra prepared, no?