Thursday, June 14, 2018
When I started this process, I thought the layout was going to be nit-picky and arduous, but to tell the truth I'm rather enjoying it. Most of this research was already done; so most of what I'm doing here is reformatting ... but I am finding that process more relational and comparative than the collection of notes that I have. True, the notes are more copious, as is the source material for this. But working on the charts has been fun.
Agriculture comes into existence with development 6; before that, it is technically "gathering," which is covered on the hunting page. I have four more of these, before going back to my description of Stavanger ... but even then I have ideas for more visual aids on these same lines, that I look forward to working on.
I am experimenting with different backgrounds. This seems too washed out for me; a more stark design is called for, but I haven't settled on what that would be.
Incidentally, when I do get to development 7 cultures, and that is in the future, I'll be expanding on all these pages and adding still new ones. It's all very interesting for me; it locks together several juxtaposed pleasures: history, visual design, game play and worldbuilding, as well as raw creativity.