May 31st, 2008

p&p thoughtful

Things I didn't have to worry about before I started writing otherworld fantasy

Something's going to happen in "half an hour." Would people in this sort of culture even have hours? Or methods of telling time that accurate?

These people have records and maps, but hardly any vegetation for paper-making--what are they writing on?

A character just destroyed something of value in an unfamiliar town. Do they have police? Guards? Judges? Courts?

They're in the marketplace--how are they going to pay for things? Coins (if so, what metal)? Barter?

And perhaps most importantly, where the heck am I going to put this army?