Category Archives: World Building

Gas Giant Texture Tutorial

So here’s my much delayed tutorial for making better gas giant textures. I really did intend to get this posted by Friday, but it proved shockingly slow, with a lot of false starts and dead ends. Particularly shocking since I … Continue reading

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Using Blender to Bake Icosahedral Maps

Getting back to my usual maps and planetary textures, today I am responding to the comment by Gregrox, here. I did previously make some recommendations for converting equirectangular maps to the icosahedral projection, but Photoshop and Flexify are far from … Continue reading

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The Ksufesh Wyvern

The Ksufesh Wyvern is an airborne predator which has used its speed and flying ability to nest in extensive caverns high in the mountains of Ksufesh’s largely desolate continents, keeping the young safe from most predators while the parents are … Continue reading

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Life in the Bubble, part 2

Here I am going to lay out some basic assumptions about the physical universe of our world. FTL is possible. Not only is it possible, but it works, is fairly cheap and not a lot of trouble. It is based … Continue reading

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Food in the 25th Century

When discussing the dietary habits of humans in 2448, it is useful to differentiate the population groups. In general, most people from Earth tend to lump Spacers, Settlers, Colonists, Loonies, Martians, Belters and Outies together as,”Spacers,” but they display a … Continue reading

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Life in the Bubble, part 1

Human Space The distribution of humans is still very much concentrated near Earth, but they are spread very widely. Of the roughly 27 billion humans alive in 2448, about 18 billion live on the Earth, 7.5 billion live spread about … Continue reading

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More posts forthcoming…

Just as a quick aside, I now have posts up the pipe for Monday, March 12th and Monday, March 19th. I’m going to try to make Monday posts a regular thing. I’ve already finished a post for Monday, March 26th. … Continue reading

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The Planet Ksufesh(First WIP)

Ksufesh is the second of three* planets orbiting Gzietsia3741C*, the least massive of three* stars in the Gzietsia3741 system. Of the other two* stars in the system, Gzietsia3741A* is the most massive and is currently in a red giant stage. … Continue reading

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Sorry About the Delay

I’m very sorry for the delay in getting the next post up. The weekend is very much not my own time. I should have taken that into account. I will get the next post up ASAP. Thank you for your … Continue reading

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An RPG Project With My Son

My son has been pestering me for awhile to gamemaster a game of GURPS with him. I’ve decided to create an all-new science-fictional world with him to play in. Recently, we were playing about and came up with a planet … Continue reading

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