My World Part 03a: Weights and Measures (1/2)

Following ‘Cyclic Calendar‘ and ‘Currency‘ I decided to explore weights and measures, namely: length, volume, area and weight. I’ve yet to consider measurements of time, and expect I’ll stick to second, minutes and hours. We have several options when implementing measurements in a fantasy world. I considered metric, imperial, hybrid and a made-up system. From my perspective, the metric system…

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My World Part 02b: Currency Version 2

I mentioned in the first post on currency that I would consider using ratios of 28:1 (iron to copper), 13:1 (copper to silver), and 4:1 (silver to gold) in my currency system. For me, the main reason to use these ratios is to keep the theme of using the important numbers derived from the Cyclic Calendar 28 (days in a…

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My World Part 02a: Currency

Having come up with my own calendar (Cyclic Calendar), I decided to focus on currency. Many of my initial thoughts were based on the metric system we use in the real-world–I thought that isn’t my own system; it’s just renaming currency. Where’s the creativity? The originality? Then it came to me. The Cyclic Calendar will be important so why not…

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My World Part 01: Cyclic Calendar

I’ve been thinking about writing a fantasy novel for a while. Fragmented thoughts regarding story arcs, key events to define characters, social & political structures, economical factors races and how to end one book to lead into another, but as of yet nothing solid. I haven’t actually sat down to try and piece something together. Anyway, one aspect I’ve been…

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