Eledris

The Eledris Blog is an archive of resources about worldbuilding, writing, art, and game dev. As I work on my world, I share my experience and knowledge in the form of easy to understand guides.

How to Write Guilds in Fantasy Worldbuilding
How to Write Guilds in Fantasy Worldbuilding

A guild-based economy can provide a rich setting for your fantasy world. Guilds influence not only the market, but also the political landscape, religions, and the social issues in a given culture.

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On Worldbuilding and Plagues
On Worldbuilding and Plagues

A plague can be a major attribute of a historical era. When worldbuilding, you can implement plagues to heavily affect all aspects of your societies. So, what should you keep in mind when worldbuilding pandemics?

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Creating Holidays When Worldbuilding Fantasy Cultures
Creating Holidays When Worldbuilding Fantasy Cultures

Holidays can add depth to a fictional culture, establish traditions, and reinforce the reader’s sense of the culture’s values. Here are a few tips on how to improve the believability of your holidays!

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How I Made $350 Worldbuilding Freelance
How I Made $350 Worldbuilding Freelance

In 2020, I started freelancing as a worldbuilder. This is the story of my first larger order, how I make money, and how you can get into it, too.

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How to Worldbuild Believable Religions
How to Worldbuild Believable Religions

Religions shape cultures, economies, start and end wars, build and destroy kingdoms, and change worlds. When worldbuilding religions, you must consider these nine topics.

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What is Worldbuilding?
What is Worldbuilding?

Worldbuilding can help you forge out the details of your stories, whether written, drawn, or developed. But what exactly is worldbuilding and how can you start?

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Creating Villages
Creating Villages

Where there is civilization, there are settlements, towns, even cities. In this article, I would like to talk about creating smaller villages, and how to make them believable.

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Creating Magic Systems
Creating Magic Systems

If you have created a fantasy world, magic is probably a part of it. I’d like to talk about magic systems, what makes a good one and how to create all of its parts.

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Creating Fantasy Vegetation
Creating Fantasy Vegetation

Having a few original plants created for your world can bring massive improvements to the perceived realism and depth of your worldbuilding. Let’s take a look at how you can create some vegetation!

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