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World Anvil Worldbuilding Podcast

Apr 26, 2020

Today we talk about Wondrous Worldbuilding - making your worlds feel wondrous and non-earth-like - with the internationally renowned illustrator and cartographer Caeora! We discuss:

What is Wondrous Worldbuilding and why should world settings feel wondrous?

How do you instill wonder into worlds?

And can you use wonder or Epic scale in dark worlds too?

Caeora is an internationally renowned illustrator and fantasy cartographer who has worked for, among others, the Critical Role franchise! He also holds a degree in game design, is an active tabletop RPG Game Master, and a pro-D&D streamer, having performed for two seasons in an official Wizards of the Coast Dungeons and Dragons show!  You can learn more about Caeora’s maps, illustrations, and TTRPG settings at, or go support him on Patreon -!  Twitter -  Twitch -


Janet Forbes (pen-name J.D. Blythe) is a published fantasy author, professional Dungeons and Dragons Streamer, and also the co-founder of World Anvil, the ULTIMATE worldbuilding platform for writers and tabletop gamers! 

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You can find her first novelette here: