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I just started an ambitious new world-building project and I'm working on a map. Does anyone know of a good primer on geographical features that will keep me from making mistakes like having rivers flow uphill. I know some things like that, and how swamps obviously need to be in wet places like near deltas and deserts are often on the leeward side of a mountain range, but I feel like there is probably so much that I don't know without realizing that I don't know it.

Date: 2014-08-30 05:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ljlee
A Magical Society: Ecology and Culture from Expeditious Retreat Press gets some good reviews and extensively discusses mapping, geology, ecology etc. It's published as a roleplaying resource but serves as a general worldbuilding resource as well. I've generally found XRP's material to be well-researched and helpful.

Date: 2014-08-31 03:08 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] serria
Also interested in this, if anyone has recs! I wish there were a good map generating program kind of aimed for creating fictional world, not only for terrain logic but the flora/fauna that feasibly exists in different areas.

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