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  • #42097
    Andrew Schmidt
    @andrew

      So, I’m planning for this new story. It’s fantasy, and in this one, I’m planning it to be very different.

      Some animals I’ve come up with so far: windmocks, beamerfish, inktoads, scarlet wolves, golialephant, fanged deer, reaper rodents, crazarks, alexion rhinos, flowerflies, more… Some animals that I didn’t make up but are still cool: dragons, sea serpents, phoenixes.

      Some plants I’ve come up with so far: moon roses, glint tulips, eater plant, glow lilies, emberflower, silver vines, redberries, almoken trees, more…

      Then I have some special stones and stuff too. But I’m not sure if I should only have one race of beings or not. What do you think.

      Of course, there’s going to be humans, but I may also have giants and dwarves. If I was going to have trolls and elves, they’d probably be smaller. Then I might make some other beings up, one of them the dark evil race.


      @the-fledgling-artist
      , @evelyn, @nuetrobolt, @jenwriter17, @anybody-else-who-is-on-here

      "Muhahaha!"- Unknown Villain

      #42098
      Andrew Schmidt
      @andrew

        Oh, and I forgot to mention the plant ‘starweed’ and that I may have a unicorn once to go in the market where there are many breeds of horses.

        "Muhahaha!"- Unknown Villain

        #42123
        Elizabeth
        @elizabeth

        Sounds solid. I’m having a bit of a hard time understanding what your question is?

        INTP. Writer of fantasy and sci-fi. Wannabe artist. Anime geek. Merakian.

        #42134
        Evelyn
        @evelyn

        @andrew This sounds cool! (Especially inktoads – name one after me!! Maybe the pet of a local, eccentric witch 😉 )

        But same as @elizabeth… were you asking a question?

        #42142
        Andrew Schmidt
        @andrew

          Thanks,@elizabeth. Oh, sorry. I meant this to more be a topic where to talk about strange creatures and worlds and things, though I did ask you what you’d think of having more than one race in this story.


          @evelyn
          , thank you too. So, if I happen to name an inktoad in this story for some reason, perhaps I should call it Evelyn.

          "Muhahaha!"- Unknown Villain

          #42143
          Andrew Schmidt
          @andrew

            Oh sorry, I accidently did your tag wrong, @elizabeth

            "Muhahaha!"- Unknown Villain

            #42156
            Evelyn
            @evelyn

            @andrew Haha, I was just joking. 🙂

            #42161
            The Fledgling Artist
            @the-fledgling-artist

            @andrew I think it just depends on what you’re going for. 😉 If having other races wont really impact the story I would personally leave them out but- its completely up to you.

            "Though I'm not yet who I will be, I'm no longer who I was."

            #42164
            Andrew Schmidt
            @andrew

              @evelyn, I was sort of joking around with the inktoad too. 🙂


              @the-fledgling-artist
              , okay.

               

              "Muhahaha!"- Unknown Villain

              #42166
              Andrew Schmidt
              @andrew

                @evelyn, @the-fledgling-artist

                So what are some of the races you’ve been making up so far?

                "Muhahaha!"- Unknown Villain

                #42168
                Evelyn
                @evelyn

                @andrew I’ve never made up an entire race actually! Well, not anything as far from humans as elves or dwarves. I have however created different countries and developed the people’s cultures, customs, government, etc around myths and the resources they have.

                I started off by making a questionnaire sheet to fill in for the different countries. That helped with the early stages of devolvement and helped me get the over all picture of the country, then once I had that, I began building on those foundations and went into detail. It was really fun!

                How do you go about brainstorming and creating new species, races, etc?

                #42172
                Andrew Schmidt
                @andrew

                  @evelyn, sounds cool!

                  When I create new animals, plants, races, etc., I just usually… well, just use my imagination, though I don’t usually always write that stuff down if I don’t need too.

                  "Muhahaha!"- Unknown Villain

                  #42174
                  The Fledgling Artist
                  @the-fledgling-artist

                  @andrew Not very many actually. I have a race of people who visually a mix between elves and deer, and the culture could be described as Native Americans with castles. (though that’s obviously not completely accurate)

                  Then another from a different story (also fantasy.. with possible sci-fi elements) Annd.. I know very little about their culture as well. Even less then that of the first. They live underwater and are a nomadic people. Singing is really important in their culture. Like I said, not very developed.

                  I have a couple others but I don’t know enough about them to even try to explain them to someone els. 😉

                  What about you?

                  "Though I'm not yet who I will be, I'm no longer who I was."

                  #42176
                  Jenna Terese
                  @jenwriter17

                  @andrew Wow…I especially like emberflower. 😉

                  I haven’t written fantasy before, so I haven’t really done this kind of worldbuilding. What you have going there sounds pretty cool! 😀

                  "If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write." -Martin Luther
                  www.jennaterese.com

                  #42180
                  Andrew Schmidt
                  @andrew

                    @the-fledgling-artist, I’m still planning for this place. The culture I have yet to create, but there are more than one race in this world. Humans, dwarves, giants, maybe elves and trolls… I already said those, but then there’s the really crazy people of many varieties that come out of a well. Then there’s the evil henchmen, Skulks, and then I may make up a few other races too.


                    @jenwriter17
                    , thanks! If I may ask, is there any plant or creature that you have made up yet, or do right more historical stuff?

                    "Muhahaha!"- Unknown Villain

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