Special update: All proceeds from this class are being donated to NARAL and Planned Parenthood.
This is a two-session workshop taught on consecutive days, 9:30-11:30 AM Pacific time, May 14 and 15, 2022. Each session is two hours long.
Easy tricks and tips to help you build unique worlds, cultures, and creatures for your games and stories—all in just a few minutes!
As co-creator of the Pathfinder and Starfinder Roleplaying Games, James L. Sutter has created countless award-winning fantasy and science fiction settings for games and fiction, ranging from monster-haunted metropolises to entire solar systems. But building worlds on a deadline means you can’t sit around waiting for inspiration. In this two-session, hands-on workshop, James will reveal everything he’s learned over 14 years in the game industry about how to quickly and easily generate compelling settings for your stories or games—even when you’re out of ideas. Learn his secrets for creating unique, fantastical new worlds that surprise and inspire your players, your readers—and yourself!
Classes are taught online and require a reliable Internet connection, although in the past participants have logged on from coffee shops, cafes, and even an airplane; a webcam is suggested but not required.
Cost is $199 for new students; $149 for Patreon supporters and returning students, which includes classes/workshops with me in other venues, such as conference or convention workshops and mentoring sessions. If you wish to take only one session, cost is $99/$79. See the end of this listing for information on free slots.
To register for this class, send an email with the following details:
- Which class or classes and the dates you are registering for.
- Remind me if you support me on Patreon or have already taken a class with me so you can get the special rate.
- Whether you would prefer to pay via Paypal, Venmo, check, or some other means.
You will be invoiced when the class slot is reserved.
Free scholarships: If you cannot afford a class but really want to take one, apply for a Plunkett Scholarship. Each class has three slots reserved for such students, and the sole criteria is only that you can’t currently afford the class. To apply for a Plunkett, which covers the entire cost, mail me and tell me why you want to take the class in 100 words or less. QUILTBAG and PoC candidates are especially encouraged to apply. The Plunkett Scholarships are named for Edward Plunkett, who wrote as Lord Dunsany. Scholarships are given out on a rolling basis; I suggest getting them in sooner rather than later. You may apply for multiple classes.