X-Men Artist Kickstart’s A Creative Commons World Building Project

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Steven Sanders has drawn a number of comics for Marvel and Image; from Wolverine and The X-Men to Deadpool and Five Fists Of Science. He has over a decade of professional experience in the illustration field and now he’s turning his attention to world building.

Symbiosis is a world where technology and biology are inextricably linked, where man and technology need each other to survive. Think of it as ”1940’s Bio-punk”.

However, the most exciting thing is that Steven is releasing the world of Symbiosis under a creative commons license. So that means you can write your own stories, games or any other project using this world and add to the existing cannon. Therefore if you’re an author looking for a new exciting world to write in then Symbiosis provides all of the world information and artwork you’ll need to get started.

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The Map Generator For Photoshop

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There have been a few of my followers asking when the cartographic Photoshop actions I’ve been working on will be available well today is that day! The World Building Store is now live and ready for your order. I’ve bundled the Photoshop actions up into one package “The Map Generator For Photoshop” and there is currently a special offer on to celebrate the launch of the store.

Normally the bundle will sell for £7 but as a special launch price you can buy The Map Generator for just £5 (and if you subscribe to the weekly world building articles from The World Building School then I’ll be sending out an extra offer for the bundle within the next day or two. So keep checking your inbox.)

What’s included in “The Map Generator For Photoshop”?

This bundle includes 3 of my most popular map styles in the form of Photoshop actions. You can see examples of some of these styles in my gallery on here. The Map Generator for Photoshop also includes the very useful Random Terrain Generator and a tutorial showing you exactly how to use the actions. I’ve even added a bonus into the package “The World Typography Action” which will generate a number of labels to use on your map.

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So please click here to visit The World Building Store and buy “The Map Generator For Photoshop”. Thank you for your support.

Help Promote The Authors Guide To Drawing Maps

I know a lot of readers have talked about promoting this guide to your writing friends and readers. So as a way to make it easier for you I’ve created a number of banners that you can either embed into a post, page or on a widget on your website. You don’t need my permission to use these banners on your website, though obviously please don’t spam the links around the internet – everyone hates spam even when it’s for a good cause.

Thank you for your kindness and help in making this guide such a success.

Nate

You can visit the promotion page here or use one of the banners below on your website.

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These text links are perfect for using in your signature on forums (especially DeviantART), your email address, blog or other social networks such as twitter or facebook.

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Introducing The Authors Guide To Drawing Maps

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This is a quick article to introduce The Authors Guide To Drawing Maps.

The guide currently features 4 of the tutorials on drawing maps that can be found on The World Building School, however they are all presented on a single page so it’s now even easier to follow the tutorials and draw your own map.  Also, as they are now all collated on a single page it makes it easier to link to the articles. So if you ever need to reference a guide for drawing maps then you only need one link:

http://worldbuildingschool.com/the-authors-guide-to-drawing-maps/

And you can be sure that as soon as new map articles are written they will be added to The Authors Guide ready for reading. Please help to spread this resource amongst your writing buddies – I’ll be forever grateful and offer plenty of hugs in return. Thank you :)

Nate

Quidditch To Be Made An Olympic Sport?

Quidditch should be made an Olympic Sport.

As we all know Harry Potter is the biggest story franchise of all time. However what you may not know is that the famous wizard sport is also fastly becoming a popular sport for muggles.

Come Rio 2016 it would be amazing to see such a new sport played in the Olympics. For those of you who are a little unsure on what the sport entails here’s a quick rundown.

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