Monthly Archives: June 2010

I’ve fallen into TVTropes and I can’t get out!

This was going to be a post describing the fall of my fictional Solar Union(as opposed to the real Solar Union? Yeah. Not so much.). I realized I needed a link to Magnificent Bastardry. That led me, tragically, into the … Continue reading

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The Collapse of a Civilization

or: Big Things Die Hard So right now I have two draft posts, both of which refuse to come together. One rquires me to just sit down and pound away at my notes in a way I just haven’t had … Continue reading

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Physical Planetography: Orbital Parameters

Introduction The first stage of any physical planetbuilding is to figure out where the planet is, and the best way to do that is to build up the system.  This post will mostly be regarding a small bit of research … Continue reading

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Atmospheric Circulation for Sadwillow

Well, I finally got my air circulation charts put together. Like the ocean currents, these are very generalized. I pretty much used the guidelines in Geoff Eddy’s Climate Cookbook. For the summer diagram, I am not at all sure what … Continue reading

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Ocean Currents

I’ve gotten a lot done in the last couple of days. I had some quality time with the kids, I rocked a job interview(one hopes), and I worked out the ocean currents and atmospheric circulation for Sadwillow. I do think … Continue reading

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A Little Grounding

For the next stage in detailing Sadwillow, we’re going to be using the Wilbur heightfield editing program by Joe Slayton. Now this is a Windows program, and I’m a definite Mac person. On the other hand it’s the only free … Continue reading

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Stumped on Sadwillow

Sadwillow is giving me headaches :). Continue reading

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Motivations Governing Cultural History

Part of building a world is populating it. Where are the cities? Who are the leaders? What do they speak? What kind of music is playing down in the Market Quarter? Where can I get a good Vilani beer that … Continue reading

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Adding Flesh to the Skeleton

Worldbuilder’s Bookshelf is up and running… Continue reading

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Last bit of progress on Sadwillow

I figure before I continue the mapping I need to be able to sit down with pencil and paper and do some planning. Right now, I’m working on how the tectonic plates mesh together. This could potentially be done on … Continue reading

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