Jacob's New Year's Resolutions '23
10 Articles I've read, and what I've learned from those.
That you can turn something as simple as a waffle into a magic food source, and write it in such a way that readers are hungry for it.
VaultRings are biologically encoded, titanium-plated rings which can be worn on any finger. Light, simple, stylish, and secured from any would-be thief! (Luridity contains NSFW content; this particular article contains a couple of lewd puns.)
This article really shows the ever evolving security vs the ingenuity of thieves. And that humans are always the weakest link.
Something I learned from multiple articles from Tillerz, is that a short article is also a good article, they don't all need to be novella's.
Feeding Halls for Eldritch Horror
The Feeding Halls are unquestionably the most dangerous place in the country. This is where the main Eldritch Horror Itself is imprisoned and fed. This place must be excruciatingly guarded from both within and without, or the whole country is at stake.
The use of an alternative POV at the bottom that makes you question everything you've read above really plays with a readers mind.
A once-idyllic landscape freeze-framed into planar disaster.
Hanhula's article are always an great showcase of how much you can do with CSS.
I like how complete this article feels, it's not overly big, but it tells a lot about the place.
Crystalline materials and their use in magic
While runic diagrams and the design of magical artefacts can be highly optimised, in the end their quality are limited by the materials used in their creation. This is why the choice of those materials is primordial and requires careful reflection.
In this and other articles Amélie shows that you can tell a story while showing it in step-by-step plan.
Battle of Netter
The Battle of Netter was the last and the largest confrontation between the forces of Aussel and Nordhei during the Sarzin Conflict in 1542 AU.
It's a conflict by Dhelian, there is A LOT to learn.
Evil maid is a profession worth living for. It deals with stealth, smarts and sexiness. What more can you ask from life? Do you want to be sexy, stealthy and smart? Join our ranks and become an Evil maid today!
Written as an interview, this article is just too amazing not to include in this list.
Limani Supplies Dealer
The largest trading organisation in Eshil that offers its services to the public. They have expanded much since they started as a simple trading company and have become the main driver of job opportunities in Limani.
Be not afraid to be thorough and extensive.
I'm going to keep this the same as I always have.
Have Fun with world building. Together with the friends I've made via World Anvil.
This remains my main world, I want to continue to expand the world of Red Sunrise, publish more of the prose, expand the prose I have. But also shuffle some chapters around. Create a timeline or chronicles to replace the current incomplete one.
De Kronieken van de Drieëntwintig
My Dutch world, which started me wanting to be on WA. It's big and cumbersome in my brain. But I think the practise I had over the years I'm here now, has finally put me into a place to work on it without being overwhelmed (as I was before). Also this needs a timeline or chronicle to keep it clear, even for me.
The newest world, steampunk/ industrial revolution dystopia. Explore it more.
The idea was to world build solely with conversations. The rough story line is in my head. I should write some articles just to see if I can get it out.