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Creating a unique, immersive setting one life form at a time. This book is a detailed how-to guide on inventing the heart of every imaginary world - life. With chapters on creating gods, species/races, plants, animals, monsters, heroes, villains, and even undead, it draws on the author's quarter century of world building experience. Pointed questions, and an examination of answers and their repercussions, will help readers decide on goals, how to reach them, and whether they are even worth pursuing. Always practical, Creating Life will quickly improve the skills of beginners and experts alike, making a time consuming project more fun, easier, faster, and skillfully done. Unlike other world building guides, the series discusses how to use your inventions in stories while balancing narrative flow with the need for explaining your world. Tailored examples illustrate this. Extensive, culled research on life forms is provided to classify and understand options without overwhelming world builders with extraneous details. Storytellers, game designers, gamers, and hobbyists will benefit from seven free templates that can be downloaded and reused.
©2017 Randy Ellefson (P)2017 Randy Ellefson

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oh God don't let this guy read his books anymore!

The author reads the book, which usually I'm happy about... this is do not the case... oh dear God he is monotonous.... no emotion or lilt to his voice... the info was good, but it's a long 5 hours

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  • 11-15-18

A Painful Listen

This audiobook is full of knowledge but was difficult to get through. The author reads it but he sounds like he doesn't want to be there. His voice is flat and dull, making this an utter drag to get through. Buy the books instead.

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