Some of my favourite myths are the ones that tell tales of creation– the origins of the world around us and the beings that inhabit it. From cosmic eggs to rainbow serpents, every culture has its unique perspective on how life came to be and each story highlights what is important to those who embrace it.
WOAH! This is the 100th post!! This one snuck up on me, so I’ve put a lot of thought into what I wanted to write. In the end, I decided I’d really like to share some reflections from the past year, and the things I’ve learned since starting this whole creative journey.
It should come as no surprise that I love storytelling. It’s a supremely important part of the human experience that drives creativity, imagination, cultural knowledge and traditions, and helps to make sense of the world around us. Every culture around the world has its own set of traditions, from oral storytelling to dance and visual artwork. Even the elements within the stories are emphasized and communicated in a myriad of ways, beyond the method of transference itself. The more I study these different practices, the more inspiration I find for my own storytelling style…I hope you will find them inspiring as well!
“Hey, let’s play D&D this weekend!”
Imagine getting that text on a Thursday night. If you’re a player, this could be really exciting! But what if you’re the “Designated DM” of your group? Are you ready to run a last-minute session? If not, that text can quickly change from exciting to anxiety-inducing in no time at all! You could buy a pre-made module from DMsGuild or check out some Adventurer’s League content, but you’ve been wanting to try your hand at something new, a homebrewed adventure that will be unique to your party.
Time for another Worldbuiling post!! This time, we’ll explore the theme of culture a bit more. We’ve already explored the things that will impact the evolution of different cultures and the way culture and language are interconnected…now we’ll look at different ways you can show customs and practices through the behaviour of your characters!