Reading Challenge 2021
I've yet to write many professions. This article reminds people to think about even the lesser known jobs. I enjoyed the details and research put into this. It has reminded me of my own lack of deep diving; it's definitely a place I can grow over time. One detail was going over all the tools and materials used in the job, which some folk forget about. I know I have.
This was a short, yet insightful read into a world's burial practices. I love seeing people develop unique traditions / methods for every day things like this. Whenever I work on more cultures in the future, I'll try to remember to think about how they handle things like cemeteries and burial traditions.
Here we have a spell article centered around invocation magic through the worship of a wind goddess / nature spirit. Pieces like these help remind us that spells and magic don't have to be the abilities we typically think of for things like TTRPGs and the like. Even something as small as sending up a prayer to your deity in a time of need can produce at least a couple effects. I might try to develop my world's own unique magic not tied to a class related spell, even if it's something small, but meaningful.
I couldn't help but to add at least one food article here. It's such a wide subject with many different unique takes and ways to reflect your world's cultures and traditions. This was a super fun, light hearted read about one of my favorite types of food. I've only recently delved into world building food myself and they've been a bit lacking. Sometimes I add culture snippets, but I can certainly work on developing them more to make things really feel alive and connected.
The Shroomkin are the most individualistic of the intelligent fungal lifeforms that live in places such as the Ferment and the Blight.
Hands down, this was one of the most unique articles I've read so far. It's beautifully done with a lot of thought put behind it. It really intrigued me and did a great job of pulling me into wanting to know even more as a first time reader of the associated world. It's activated a deep need to write about potential otherworldly beings or take a look at more hidden aspects of my own worlds. There is so much out there that could be right under one's nose that they don't even know about their own planet, much like our own.
Here we have a "non standard" settlement with a lot of mystery and intrigue. I love the overall ideas presented, paired with some history and insight into the associated culture. There's nothing wrong with writing about the usual cities or small villages, but it can be refreshing and fun to mix it up a bit. I'll have to comb my own notes for possible settlements to write about next that might have at least one or two unique aspects to them.
Spies! Children assistants to the spies! This article describes a rank delegated to young folk roped in to dealing with a secret / shady group. It was thorough and detailed just about all aspects of the role and what it might entail. This template is another type I've barely touched and I could certainly give it more love. Or, at least attempt to.
I have yet to write anything for this template, and I probably should at some point. This short article was easy to read and covers a topic many tend to "hand wave" because "magic can do many things" and the like. It outlines what magic can and can't do in terms of healing people that is specific and unique to their world. There was even a section about how curse weapons can prevent healing those specific wounds and what to do about it. I felt that was a good, extra unique addition.
Luminous element present in all Glowflora and Glowfauna that allows them to access Aura