Happy Worldbuilding Wednesday everyone! Since tomorrow is a holiday where I live, I figured I’d offer a special two-in-one map and prompt with a twist on the idea of a feast of gratitude. After all, I can’t just let something as wonderful as a celebration of thanks be safe and totally free of creepiness and […]Read More Gratitude with a Twist
Hail and well-met, traveler! You have adventured long, have fought through trials untold, and have now found your way to my humble establishment. I am Eliza Sinclair, proprietor of Wizardshins Imaginarium. I am a teller of tales and provider of prompts and tools to facilitate your tabletop games and fantasy writing projects. As a fantasy […]Read More Welcome to Wizardshins Imaginarium!
Happy Worldbuilding Wednesday, all! Today’s prompt came from one of those little moments of magic I’ve talked about in past posts, where the real world give the gift of inspiration. I was taking a break from work and wandering the library stacks when I saw this itty-bitty box secured with strings, its spine sticking well […]Read More More Real World Inspiration: Tiny Red Tome Prompt
Yesterday I talked about inspiration, and today I am going to ride the coat-tails of that post into a practical example of using what you have to create some magic in your worlds, real and imaginary! As a fantasy author, tabletop gamer, and amateur mapmaker, I have a lot of places to focus my creative […]Read More Using Maps as Writing Prompts
Sometimes the world feels like it’s been painted over in shades of mud and gray. Sometimes, for so many of us, getting by is the best we can do. Eat, sleep, hydrate, exist. Work, take care of the needful. Rinse, repeat. And that’s normal. That’s how life works–we all have ups and downs, and the […]Read More Creating Everyday Magic
Happy Map Monday, ya’ll–and happy November! Today is a new month so I figured, why not do something different? As a dungeonmaster or fantasy author, we sometimes run into real life roadblocks to creativity, time constraints, and all kinds of other adventures (and misadventures) that take us away from our main quest of having ALL […]Read More Map Monday – I love this tool!
Today’s Worldbuilding Wednesday is a special one, I’m excited to say…today’s prompt comes complete with a map for setting the scene! With spooky season nearing the big day, it seemed a good time to think about harvest festivals, and what they might look like in my worlds. In the Ahran Archives, a series I’ll be […]Read More Worldbuilding Wednesday: Harvest Festival
Happy Tasty Tuesday all! Since it’s autumn here in the northern hemisphere, I’ve had harvest-time foods on my mind. Pumpkin bread, heart stews, spiced cider…all sorts of goodies that I associate with the time of year and all it brings. And of course, I can’t help but think about the various regions of Ahra, and […]Read More Tasty Tuesday: Harvest Goodies
An ancient stone building in a sleepy autumnal forest is donned in festive lanterns and carved pumpkins, torches and braziers alight. Inside awaits a sumptuous feast, the small but pristine hall alight with radiance. Yet nobody attends the feast, and a heavy silence hangs over the building and surrounding woods. What is this place? Some […]Read More Map Monday: Autumnal Dumb Supper
With Spooky Season upon us, I wanted to create a few autumnal, harvest-time maps that contain elements of mystery. These 25 x 25 maps are perfect for scene setting, or as battle maps, and as usual each has a prompt to go along with it–because hey, sometimes we need an encounter on the go! Today’s […]Read More Map Monday: Strange Festivities