Monthly Archives: June 2015
Say what you will about the commercial, not many say how to play the game.
As there are a number of intelligence beings in the Arcane Realm besides humans, each with their own unique biological and cultural components to their society (or lack thereof). There’s a lot of information to go through on each of their pages, so this one is dedicated to serve as a useful guide for future Arcane Realm beings.
Overview: Gives a brief description of the being in general
Quick Species Profile: A general description of common physical attributes with the species as a whole
Max: The oldest recorded individual
Creature Type: The category of beings the species belongs to estimate shared characteristics.
Species particular make up and passive traits and features
Active traits they can intentionally use due to their make up
How they look
What they consume for energy and sustain themselves
Ways the species make more of themselves or what beings they can hybridize with
Lifespan and Growth
Significant periods in their life cycle
Their presence throughout Arcane Realm timeline
A roughly detailed log of the species or find and major influence on the world into the modern day.
Particular ethnic or racial identity shared by certain related individuals
where they like to live or are found
how they obtain food and similar things
what plants they eat, grow, use
what animals they raise to eat or derive things from
what animals they hunt or take materials from
Common distinctive features:
Hair texture, hair color, eye color, skin color, nose shape, other appendages
(shapeshifters can change these but groups will often have a distinctive set to identify themselves with)
Brief description of they act, believe, and deal with other groups
The structures and materials used for shelter
Indigenous or adopted belief systems and the rituals related
The organization of related individuals and any societal roles determined by biological sex
Indigenous or adopted ways of teaching the youth cultural values and knowledge
Science and Technology
Methods or inventions to get to a new place
Tools for individual or group self-defense or offense
Information, entertainment media
Main power used by the society or progression to a modern one
Major treatments used and cultural meaning behind them
Materials and procedures used to supply the people
Unique things made that other societies use
So I tend to think of myself as a writer, right now mainly a hobbyist or amateur. However I wouldn’t be against the idea of becoming freelance or partime in the future.
On a related note, I took a survey for writers a year back online. I saved a lot of the content to my computer because answering those questions enlightened me to new possibilties and reflect on what I can accomplish as a writer. So I wanted to share my answers to the questions (though I skipped the Horror writers section) to give a sense of the type of writer I see myself as.
more than 5 years
What genres do I write?
Comedy, Satire, Fantasy, Potentially Sci-fi, Mixed Genre
Children’s, maybe Middle Grade & Young Adult
Types of Stories
Short stories, Book series
Fantasy Subgenres I’m willing to write
Modern, Fairy Tale Retelling, Superhero, Myth, Science_, Paranormal/Supernatural
Science fiction Subgenres I’m willing to write
AI/Androids, Steampunk,_Fantasy, Time Travel, Soft, Space Opera
Dialogue, Character Creation, World Building, Writing the Middle
Prose, Starting, Finishing, Sub Plots, Plotting
I really curious about the look and elements of this game.
Never Alone is set to launch in the Americas on June 25 in the Nintendo eShop for Wii U. The game allows players to take control of a young Iñupiat girl and an arctic fox as they set out to find the source of the eternal blizzard that threatens the survival of everything they have ever known. Wii U-specific features include off-TV play and more than 40 unlockable stamps for Miiverse. The game was featured in a Nintendo Minute episode earlier this year.
Elaine and Francesca consider their methods for creating characters.
Elaine: I start with their age and when they were born. This gives me a star sign, which in turn gives me some character traits as a starting point. Once I’m happy with that, I do a character profile. This will involve interviewing them; it’s what I call getting to know my characters. It will involve some simple questions such as:
Do you prefer to drink tea or coffee?
Do you prefer the Rolling Stones or The Beatles?
What would be your idea of a perfect day/night?
Do you believe in God?
What is your happiest memory as a child?
What is your worst memory?
And so it goes on. They are not all deep and meaningful questions but the answers will help bring out the characters back story, and that in turn will bring understanding about…
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E3 had great stuff!
It’s been a busy week and now E3 is officially over. It wouldn’t be E3 without the best of show awards from IGN and you can read their choices for Game of the Show, Best Wii U Game and Best Nintendo 3DS game, amongst others. Interestingly, Platinum Games long-awaited Star Fox wasn’t in the running for best Wii U game. The games that were are Super Mario Maker and Yoshi’s Woolly World. Here’s the IGN’s best of E3 2015 award winners and runner ups.
Game of the Show: Star Wars Battlefront
Runner-Up: Fallout 4
Best PS4 Game: Horizon
Runner-Up: Uncharted 4
Best XB1 Game: Cuphead
Runners-Up: Fallout 4, For Honor, Star Wars Battlefront
Best Wii U Game: Super Mario Maker
Runner-Up: Yoshi’s Woolly World
Best PC Game: Fallout 4
Runner-Up: For Honor
Best 3DS Game: The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes
Best Vita Game: Persona 4: Dancing All Night
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Really useful advice for the perspective of a child character and the role of adults.
Remember how proud you were when you were a little child and learned to tie your shoes by yourself? Do you remember how excited you were when you learned how to write your name all by yourself? Those are wonderful milestones in every child’s life. We all want to remember that we were independent. We accomplished something important on our own. The same philosophy applies to the main character in your children’s story. He or she must change in a positive way, in order for your story to be successful.
Should adults take a main role in your story?
This is not recommended. Are you wondering why? One reason is the adult in the story may not approve of what the child is doing. Perhaps the adult doesn’t want the child to take a risk, but that’s how children learn. It’s one of the ways the child in your story…
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A good abridging of large scale society governments, an good place to start then find out more for your self like the variations of socialism and democracy. Like a social democracy for example.
A couple days ago, someone searched my blog, asking for “books that have a very different type of government in fantasy.” I did make a post of fantasy clichés a while back, and in there, I briefly suggested a few other types of government.
But now I want to cover those types of governments in a bit more detail and have a more exhaustive list for you guys. So in this post, I am covering a bunch of different types of government and giving a brief description of each type. If you want more information, you will need to look it up elsewhere, but hopefully, my list gives you a few new ideas along with reviewing the typical governments.
Almost any of these types of political organization can be used for any genre—not just fantasy. However, there is one type of government will solely lends itself to religious fiction, but…
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