META ARTICLE: Shireon
Agile Worldbuilding One Sentence/Paragraph to build them all!
What is your motivation for building this world?
Shireon has lived in my head since some time in the late 90's in some form or another. My motivation is to make a coherent world where my characters can live - a place for their stories to unfold. The project is mostly for my own enjoyment - if other people like it, it's a bonus, not what the world is about.
What are you hoping to get out of it?
I'm doing this to not forget the details of my world. I didn't write anything down for almost 20 years, so I don't really want to think about how much lore I've lost already. Secondly, my characters deserve a world to live in.
What is the Hook or Unique Selling Point of your world? What makes it unique or different?
You tell me. I'm horrible at explaining why others should care about my world. Or my stories, for that sake.
What’s the Genre of your World?
Medium-to-high fantasy, I think?
How does the world feel (player experience)?
If you ask my story characters, most of them will give you a completely different answer.
What is the tone of your world?
Shireon is a NobleBright/GrimDark mush of tones, and can fit all of the tones somewhere.
What is the character agency level like?
That depends on the specific plot. Some are small and rather insignificant. Others are literally world changing, or at least pretty close.
What are the recurring themes which reinforce the genre, tone and feel of your world? (Give three examples)
- Problems one can run into by being a werewolf.
- The conflicts between the factions of the world, both small and international size
- How much is the world affected by the presence of the Elders
and what will happen when they're not there anymore?
I'm not too much of a fan of "limiting" my creative process with too many borders, especially not in a world that's more for my own enjoyment. For this project I'm not especially worried about any Worldbuilding Disease or similar really becoming a problem.
- Government Presence
- Rule Of Law
- Social Services
- Economic Strength
- Wealth Distribution
- Agriculture And Trade
- Race Relations