PDA

View Full Version : Hello everyone!



emotaku
06-20-2009, 03:42 AM
Hello to all.

I've been thinking about getting back in to world building for quite some time now. Back in the early to mid nineties I used to love spending my evenings drawing maps and creating mythologies and fantastical cultures to go along with them. In 1995 I turned my attention to script writing and my world building endeavours fell by the wayside. As the years went on my old maps got moved around, crumpled and dirtied. To my great regret just after the turn of the century I threw them away.

As a young lad my parents would take me on holiday to a beautiful seaside town called Swanage in Dorset, England. It was a wonderful place to visit as a youngster. Surrounded by hills and woods, this old quarry town was steeped in tales of pirates and witchcraft. It was there that, as a 13 year old, I bought and read Tolkien's wonderful The Lord of the Rings. How could reading a book like that in a magical place like that not affect me profoundly.

As of this year, some twenty or more years after reading The Lord of the Rings, I now live in Swanage. And now I have the itch to start world building again. This looks like an absolutely fantastic site and I look forward to meeting and chatting with you all. World building is a very niche hobby, so it'll be nice to converse with people with common interests.

emotaku

Redrobes
06-20-2009, 07:03 AM
Hey there, Swanage is indeed a beautiful place and I know I should go back there sometime. I am slightly north of you but you can see where some of us are and add yourself to the members map if you like. Theres a link in my sig or now its also under the Community menu bar. I am also a Me-Dem'er which is the middle earth digital elevation model-er and were producing a very large and detailed ME map.

NeonKnight
06-20-2009, 07:08 AM
Welcome to the Guild!

Steel General
06-20-2009, 08:44 AM
Welcome Aboard!

emotaku
06-20-2009, 02:40 PM
Hey there, Swanage is indeed a beautiful place and I know I should go back there sometime. I am slightly north of you but you can see where some of us are and add yourself to the members map if you like. Theres a link in my sig or now its also under the Community menu bar. I am also a Me-Dem'er which is the middle earth digital elevation model-er and were producing a very large and detailed ME map.

Someone on here that knows of and has visited Swanage! What are the odds? Thanks for the welcome, Redrobes. Are most of the members here interested in world building because of their interest in role playing? I've never role played before and don't really know much about it. I'm more interested in world building because of the cathartic and, more importantly, creative aspects.

Gandwarf
06-20-2009, 07:10 PM
Are most of the members here interested in world building because of their interest in role playing? I've never role played before and don't really know much about it. I'm more interested in world building because of the cathartic and, more importantly, creative aspects.

A large group is in it for roleplaying, yes. There are also a lot of members who are interested in worldbuilding just for the sake of it. Then there's people like me, who are building a world, because they are writing stories/novels. This probably covers the largest groups, but be sure to correct me if I forgot a group...

Ascension
06-20-2009, 07:40 PM
I had hopes of writing something many years ago and decided to make a map. I didn't like it so I made another one. Six years later I still haven't made one that I'm totally happy with and have pretty much given up hopes of ever writing something. If I did any role-playing I would do my maps more to proper scale for things like VTTs and print but being an artist by trade I just enjoy the process of creating and now make maps just for fun.