Passing Worldbuilding Through the Magic System Filter

Magic systems. They’re central to fantasy no matter what your brand of fantasy is. Writing down what you develop to keep the system consistent is advice I’ve stressed countless times. It’s equally important to use that system as a filter when expanding the worldbuilding later.

Courtesy: Pixabay

Courtesy: Pixabay

Fail to filter additional worldbuilding and you risk violating the established rules.

With NaNoWriMo on the horizon, and because I’ll be writing another novel in Pannulus, worldbuilding has been on my mind. Here’s a glimpse of what I’ve gone through to this point and where I’m going…

Adding worldbuilding is never more tricky than when marrying magic and technology. That means learning enough about how something works in our world. I then redesign it to pass casual inspection, and to adhere to Ontyre laws. It’s no small task, but each breakthrough makes the next technological addition easier…

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About Ontyre Passages

Alive and well in the Rocky Mountains. I'm a fantasy writer who also dabbles in poetry, short stories, and map making. My Ontyre tales are an alternative fantasy experience, the stories rich in mystery, adventure, and romance. Alternative fantasy? Not quite steampunk. Not quite gothic. In truth, the real magic is in those who discover what's within.
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