Tuesday, July 6 – Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Are you building a world for your game, tabletop campaign, or just for your own enjoyment? Interested in honing your craft, showing off your ideas, and seeing your world in a whole new light? If this sounds like you, join us for this four-week intensive worldbuilding workshop!
Worldbuilding is the process of imagining a setting. Good worldbuilding invites us to think deeply about the systems, power dynamics and problems that shape societies and cultures, and to be open to complex and nuanced answers. In this workshop we will focus on how to bring this nuance into the process of worldbuilding through exercises, short lectures and skill-sharing. We will also join a Discord server where we can share our work, ask for advice and show off our worlds!
Kaelan Doyle Myerscough (they/he) is a trans/nonbinary game designer and academic. They are a PhD student at the University of Chicago, where their research concerns the history and politics of worldbuilding. They are also co-authoring a textbook on critical worldbuilding with a professor at the City University of Hong Kong. You can find more of their work, including the worldbuilding games One Hour Worldbuilders and City Planning Department, on their itch page or their website.
This workshop will consist of four live sessions, once per week at 7 PM from July 6 until July 27. If you sign up, you should plan to attend all of them.
Each session will last about 90 minutes and will consist of the following:
In addition to live sessions, there are also weekly take-home creative exercises which will develop a specific aspect of your world. Each exercise is highly adaptable to your energy levels and needs - you can complete them in as little as fifteen minutes, or tinker away at them for the whole week!
Finally, we will also run a Discord server throughout the month of July where you can share your progress and show off your world!
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