The Complete Art of World Building

Creating a unique, immersive setting one world at a time

A guide for authors, gamers, and hobbyists

The Complete Art of World Building brings together the first three volumes in The Art of World Building series. This how-to guide will make readers a master of inventing imaginary worlds and help your setting stand out from the multitude of fantasy and Sci-fi worlds audiences see. 

Creating Life (#1) teaches readers how to create gods, species/races, plants, animals, monsters, and even undead. Creating Places (#2) teaches how to create planets, moons, continents, mountains, forests, deserts, bodies of water, sovereign powers, settlements, and interesting locales. Learn the different government types, how climate impacts vegetation, and consistently calculate how long it takes to travel by horse, wagon, sailing vessels, or even dragon. Cultures and Beyond (#3) teaches how to create cultures, calendars, monetary systems, military groups, religions, the supernatural, systems of magic, magic items, names, and more. Learn what kind of files you’ll need to create, how to organize them.

The series draws on author Randy Ellefson’s quarter century of world building experience and will quickly turn a beginner into an expert, making a time consuming project more fun, easier, and faster. Ellefson shares his experiences, lessons learned, and insights, including how much of your creations can realistically be mentioned during storytelling, how far creators should go, and what the benefits/risks to each approach might be. Elevate your work above the competition.

Build better, faster.

Release Date: November 3, 2020



ISBN: 978-1-946995-40-7
Price: $59.99
Print length: 802
Terms: fully returnable, 55% discount
Wholesalers: IngramSpark/Ingram


ISBN: 978-1-946995-42-1
Price: $99.99
Print length: 802
Terms: fully returnable, 55% discount
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