My Plans for 2022

With 2021 slowly coming to an end, I think it's time to look to the future! While I can wonder what 2022 will bring in my personal life, I can also create a plan of what I hope to achieve next year. Hopefully, it will give me a rough guideline about what I want to work on during the year.   But what is a plan without a goal? Nothing!  
My goal for 2022 is to have the starting area for my campaign ready so I can start with a session zero for the campaign by the end of the year.
— ShadowPhoenix
  Even though my plans for World Ember got thrown out of the window within a matter of.. well, hours really, I hope that this will still serve as a guideline to royally deviate from over the course of 365 days. There are a couple steps that I have to take to get things in shape and ready to undertake this huge chunk of writing for my world. I have taken the liberty to write these out for... well, myself primarily, but for you as well in case you want to nag me into doing proper work for my world.   No worries, I appreciate the poking greatly! Accountability towards myself is close to non-existent so all help is appreciated! ^^  
Organise my World
Figuring out the Gaps
Use tags for eVeRyThInG
Read through my current articles and put them in their proper places
Probably should make (use of) a good category system
Ruffle through the stubs and filter which are still needed and which maybe aren't
I have a feeling that more should be here but I cannot think of anything else at the moment...
Decide the starting area!
  • Draw the map
  • Write Eshil
Main location(s)
  • Limani
    • Write the article
    • The Wandering Lileon
    • The Rusty Scrapyard
    • Kobold or Kohome
    • A high-end artisan weapons store (FDR)
    • Draw the town map
Main species and ethnicities
  • Dwarf
    • Rework Article
    • Decide on Ethnicities
  • High Elf
    • Rework Article
    • Decide on Ethnicities
  • Wood Elf
    • Write Article
    • Write Ethnicity
  • Human
    • Write Article
    • Decide on Ethnicities
  • Gnome
    • Rework Article
    • Decide on Ethnicities
    • Gwenash
    • Nenn
  • Lileon
Plots and questlines
Bonus Activities!
Play with some CSS
Draw more to upgrade from limited-skills to slightly-better-skilled
Read more! Starting with the Kobold Guide to WorldBuilding ^^
Get that GrandMaster Subscription! \o/


Once I completed most of these tasks, it's time to do some serious writing! For that, everyone's favourite friend in WorldAnvil will help: stubs! I will be making a... probably too long for comfort list of stubs that I will most likely need to write to get everything set up for the start of the campaign. Hence, I'm creating two lists! Things that I still have to write, things that have written and published, and the absolute need-to-read articles if you want to get a proper understanding of the world that you just stumbled upon. So... three lists, not two.  
Table of Contents
Do you want to read the articles I write throughout the year?


I tend to do quite some research when I write articles! It could vary from how something works, to what I should write about when I'm covering a specific topic. If I come across anything of interest, I'll put the links to the pages here, so you might get some use out of it too!   Culture Making Checklist
Fantasy Worldbuilding Questions: Peoples and Customs By Patricia C. Wrede
The Zaharam-Chapelle-Parunas Ethnographical Questionnaire  


Maps are important, so here are the ones I've made so far!  


Eshil of Illtresi

Cover image: Hesli Banner by ShadowPhoenix


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5 Jan, 2022 20:40

Good luck on your 2022 goals! I am excited to read your articles and hope you can get all of your goals done. You got this :D

From strange languages to unnecessarily elaborate playing card designs, Cathrea is the place to find it.
11 Jan, 2022 09:57

Thank you! <3 Here's hoping that I can actually keep to my guidelines! :D I'm still at the organising state right now, but I might update this article every now and then when I complete or add certain tasks. ^^

It's always an adventure at Juniper's Damned Alehouse, where even the chairs are trying to pick you up.
2 Apr, 2022 13:46

Looks like you're getting some things done. Maybe focus on those organisation tasks before Summer Camp hits so you'll be able to place all the shiny new things easily! :D

13 Apr, 2022 06:57

Yeah, I'm looking up against those tasks the most, especially since I'm not good at organising my stuff. xD But it's indeed a good idea to get those out of the way before Summer Camp... ^^

It's always an adventure at Juniper's Damned Alehouse, where even the chairs are trying to pick you up.