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Waterform Worldbuilding Cheatsheet – 140+ Tips

From mountain glacier to ocean deep. Welcome back, Outlander, for Part 1 of a 3 Part cheatsheet overview of my larger 16 entry Mythic Ecology Series, a series on how learning real-world landscape features can enrich fantasy worldbuilding and storytelling for Dungeon Masters, Game Masters, and fiction writers. This post covers waterforms: the coasts, wetlands, lakes, rivers, deep sea, and tundra. Part 2 will cover landforms, and Part 3 will cover ambience. Enjoy!

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80+ Astronomy Features For Fantasy Worldbuilding

Comets, eclipses, and cosmic wind! Welcome back, Outlander, to the 15th entry in Mythic Ecology, my series on how learning real-world landscape features can enrich our fantasy worldbuilding and storytelling. In this post I return to my minimalist framework for Dungeon Masters, Game Masters, fiction writers, and similar worldbuilders to merge the realms of general myth and geomorphology. Last entry I took a look at Rock Formations. As I resume my journey sketching a framework for designing Yridia, my unique D&D 5e fantasy world, let’s learn some rock formations, with a visual guide. With the deep space themes of Spelljammer set for official release for D&D 5e, I figure this one might be especially helpful!

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90+ Rock Formations For Fantasy Worldbuilding

Bedrock, boulders, and balanced rocks! Welcome back, Outlander, to the 14th entry in Mythic Ecology, my series on how learning real-world landscape features can enrich our fantasy worldbuilding and storytelling. In this post I return to my minimalist framework for Dungeon Masters, Game Masters, fiction writers, and similar worldbuilders to merge the realms of general myth and geomorphology. Last entry I took a look at the Deep Sea. As I resume my journey sketching a framework for designing Yridia, my unique D&D 5e fantasy world, let’s learn some rock formations, with a visual guide!

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40+ Deep Sea Features For Fantasy Worldbuilding

Rifts, ridges, vents, and seeps! Welcome back, Outlander, to the 13th entry in Mythic Ecology, my series on how learning real-world landscape features can enrich our fantasy worldbuilding and storytelling. In this post I return to my minimalist framework for Dungeon Masters, Game Masters, fiction writers, and similar worldbuilders to merge the realms of general myth and geomorphology. Last entry I took a look at caves. As I resume my journey sketching a framework for designing Yridia, my unique D&D 5e fantasy world, let’s learn some Deep Sea terms, with a visual guide!

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70+ Cave Features For Fantasy Worldbuilding

Stalactites, stalagmites, caverns, and crystals! Welcome back, Outlander, to the 12th entry in Mythic Ecology, my series on how learning real-world landscape features can enrich our fantasy worldbuilding and storytelling. In this post I return to my minimalist framework for Dungeon Masters, Game Masters, fiction writers, and similar worldbuilders to merge the realms of general myth and geomorphology. Last entry I took a detour to update my D&D 5e Free Resource Compendium. As I resume my journey sketching a framework for designing Yridia, my unique D&D 5e fantasy world, let’s learn some cave terms, with a visual guide!

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80+ Atmospheric Optical Phenomena For Fantasy Worldbuilding

Auroras, halos, ghost lights, and rainbows! Welcome back, Outlander, to the 11th entry in Mythic Ecology, my series on how learning real-world landscape features can enrich our fantasy worldbuilding and storytelling. In this post I return to my minimalist framework for Dungeon Masters, Game Masters, fiction writers, and similar worldbuilders to merge the realms of general myth and geomorphology. Last entry I took a detour with 16 D&D Openers Beyond Taverns. As I resume my journey sketching a framework for designing Yridia, my unique D&D 5e fantasy world, let’s learn some atmospheric optical phenomena, with a visual guide!

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16 D&D Campaign Openers Beyond Taverns

Welcome back, Outlander, for some Dungeons & Dragons campaign opener alternatives to the classic tavern option, a nice interlude before I return to my Mythic Ecology series. Tired of starting your campaigns in the same way? Here’s 16 alternatives for you Dungeon Masters, and a framework to evaluate them. Each pair has a more grimdark option as well, for those looking for a grittier game.

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80+ Mountain Features For Fantasy Worldbuilding

Hills and volcanoes, peaks and passes! Welcome back, Outlander, to the 8th entry in Mythic Ecology, my series on how learning real-world landscape features can enrich our fantasy worldbuilding and storytelling. In this post I return to my minimalist framework for Dungeon Masters, Game Masters, fiction writers, and similar worldbuilders to merge the realms of general myth and geomorphology. Last entry we looked at tundra. As I resume my journey sketching a framework for designing Yridia, my unique D&D 5e fantasy world, let’s learn some mountain and hill terms, with a visual guide!

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Otherworldly Incantations Tundra Worldbuilding

70+ Tundra Features For Fantasy Worldbuilding

Glaciers. Hoarfrost. Auroras. Welcome back, Outlander, to the 7th entry in Mythic Ecology, my series on how learning real-world landscape features can enrich our fantasy worldbuilding and storytelling. In this post I return to my minimalist framework for Dungeon Masters, Game Masters, fiction writers, and similar worldbuilders to merge the realms of general myth and geomorphology. Last entry we looked at deserts. As I resume my journey sketching a framework for designing Yridia, my unique D&D 5e fantasy world, let’s learn some tundra terms, with a visual guide!

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50+ Desert Features For Fantasy Worldbuilding

Dunes. Sandstorms. Oases. Welcome back, Outlander, to the 6th entry in Mythic Ecology, my series on how learning real-world landscape features can enrich our fantasy worldbuilding and storytelling. In this post I return to my minimalist framework for Dungeon Masters, Game Masters, fiction writers, and similar worldbuilders to merge the realms of general myth and geomorphology. Last entry we looked at forests. As I resume my journey sketching a framework for designing Yridia, my unique D&D 5e fantasy world, let’s learn some desert terms, with a visual guide!

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