Deciding when to describe your character’s physical appearance can be tough. Do you do it right away? Do you wait until they look in a mirror? Do you list characteristics all at once?
A unique magic system is a great way to make your fantasy world unforgettable. The most important thing is that it makes sense for your world and the story that you are telling.
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Generally, In superhero stories, every hero has a different ability. Think X-Men, the Avengers, or Justice League. These abilities might fall under a theme (for example, everyone can shapeshift into animals), or they might be a hodgepodge of superhuman abilities (Thor has lightning powers, the Hulk has super strength, etc.). Some characters gain superpowers in unique ways (like the Fantastic Four, who survived cosmic radiation), while others are born with them (like the X-Men). The possibilities are endless, and the lines can blur between superheroes and other types of magic systems, but that’s why it’s fun.
Join the hosts, Kyle Rudge, Allison Alexander, and Emma Skrumeda, as they delve into superpowers and give you questions to ask yourself when writing superhero stories.
- Emma’s example: Animorphs series by K.A. Applegate
- Allison’s example: Hunter X Hunter (anime TV series)
- Kyle’s example: My Hero Academia (anime TV series)
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The Wayfarer’s Guide to Worldbuilding is a tool to help writers, DMs, and creatives build unique, scientific, and magical worlds. Each episode explores one facet of worldbuilding and gives practical advice on how to design these elements.
Hosted by the Mythos & Ink staff, the podcast explores strong examples of worldbuilding from science fiction and fantasy books, TV shows, and movies, and offers a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes world of publishing.