Miniatures for Worldbuilding
I know, I’ve been writing a lot about Hero Forge recently, but when I find something useful that keeps on giving, I want to share it. If something helps me with my writing or worldbuilding, I figure it can help others, too. I never would have thought I’d use miniatures for worldbuilding, but here we are.
Since robots exist in my steampunk western world, I decided to check out how they look on Hero Forge. I was surprised to see that they look a lot like how I imagine their Creedverse counterparts. So, I went ahead and created versions of Lucky and Dixie, the two automatons who guard the restaurant and brothel known as The House of Amber Doves.
I also splurged for the pro level on Hero Forge. Since I’m creating pretty much all of my huge cast of characters there, I figured I could use the additional capabilities, like close-up images, folders, and more. That’s what allowed me to create the portrait pictures, too.
Characters, Old and New
Maybe I can whet your appetite for Bodacious Creed: a Steampunk Zombie Western and its sequel, Bodacious Creed and the Jade Lake, by sharing these characters. Even if not, if this inspires you to create miniatures or pictures of your own characters, I’ve done well. Here are some from the first book.
And here are some from the sequel. No spoilers, just something to get people excited for what’s to come.
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“This tremendous world I have inside of me. How to free myself, and this world, without tearing myself to pieces. And rather tear myself to a thousand pieces than be buried with this world within me.” ~ Franz Kafka