UPDATE: This Expedition bundle sale is now closed. However, you can still get a good deal on The Gazetteer Writer’s Manual before it goes on sale at Amazon on 4/15. Click here to visit our GWM bookpage

  

For three days only, you can get gazetteer-style guides to a world of adventure, plus a ton of free or discounted How-To from the World Building Academy to create your own!”

 

Ever wanted to share part of your setting with others in a way that really showcased it and made it rave-worthy? Here are the tools to do that with! Check out our Expedition Pack Offers below!

Hello, Fellow World Builder! Teramis here, with the World Building Academy. We’ve partnered with Tim Loya Games to bring you some very special offers for your world building. But hurry! These offers last only through April 10th!


To Begin With, We Proudly Present

The Expedition Journals of Amestus Armen

Expedition Journals Package DealTim Loya writes and publishes The Expedition Journals of Amestus Armen. The Journals were a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2012, and now Tim wants to bring this content to a wider audience.

I jumped at the chance to offer this material to you, because here’s what’s so special about these books:

The Journals are a great example of how to present a guidebook tailored to a setting and showcase different aspects of the worldbuilding the author has done. Each one takes a gazetteer-like approach to highlight an aspect of an invented culture in a foreign land.

The Expedition Journals offer ideas and inspiration whether you write rpgs, short stories, novels, create collaborative settings, or ever need to package your world in a way that inspires and entertains.

“I think the content of the first “Journal of Amestus Armen” is terrific and offers some great food for thought.” ~ Fitz at Game Knight Reviews

The books include in-character notes, lore, and game referee tips — but even if you’re not a role-player, they’re an entertaining and illustrative model for the kind of work you can do if you use the gazetteer angle to introduce  your setting to others.

Why do we care about a gazetteer-style approach to presenting fictional worlds, anyway? It’s because we just published The Gazetteer Writer’s Manual, that’s why. I think this manner of documenting a setting rocks, and I’m about to offer you a deal on that too! But more about that in a minute.

I like Tim’s work so much, here’s a special offer for you:

 

The ‘Land Ahoy!’ Expedition Pack (only $5.99!)

 


crow's nest lookout 200x238px“Buy Two, Get One Free!” That’s Tim’s offer to WBA listmembers and friends. 

Explore the world of Amestus Armen with this three-pack of adventure journals. Here’s what you get:

  • Journal One focuses on faith and religion and how conflicts may arise when two cultures interact, even under the most peaceable of conditions. Do spheres of domain overlap or are Gods as limited by geography as their worshipers?
  • Journal Two looks at the differences between a rigid caste-based system and a more traditional fantasy hierarchy, as well as their similarities. Do the two systems see themselves in conflict or cooperation, and is a social revolution brewing?
  • Journal Three explores laws and their basis in culture, both familiar and foreign, as well as examining various punishments. Just what does it mean to do something wrong, and is “wrong” the same in everyone’s view?

journals_3bThere are more journals forthcoming in this series, but these three will get you started right.

“[The Journals] offer glimpses not only into what it might feel like to enter unexplored places and see things no outsider had seen before, but into the mindset of an educated, worldly person of the time of the exploration. . .not only embracing the spirit of exploration but providing a new way to explore fantasy lands in a RPG campaign.” – Game Knight Reviews

 

 

 Plus, Here’s a Gift For You From the World Building Academy!

I’m so sure you’ll find the Journals useful, that I’m sweetening the deal as well. Buy this Land Ahoy Expedition Pack, and I’ll throw in a free copy of World Building Tips Volume 1, as a bonus gift to help with your world building. 

World Building Tips Volume 1

Buy the Journals and get this as a completely FREE BONUS GIFT, only through April 10th!

“The FIRST book you need…An excellent primer in worldbuilding…” ~ award-winning science fiction novelist Jacqueline Lichtenberg

“Amazing job. . .There is so much win here I can barely contain how happy I am to have read this. Deborah Teramis Christian knocked this out of the park…Get it NOW!” ~ game designer Stacey Chancellor.

 

But that’s not all! We’re working hard over here to get some extra high-quality world building how-to into your hands quickly and easily. So,

 

IF YOU ALSO WANT to learn a great way to document your world and present it to others, you might want to upgrade to this offer instead:

The New World Expedition Pack ($11.98)

 

spyglass on map strange landGet set to detail your own new territories. This Expedition Pack brings you:

Three Expedition Journals of Amestus Armen,
World Building Tips, Volume 1,
PLUS
The Gazetteer Writer’s Manual at 40% off list price!

Grab these 5 terrific books for only $11.98 through April 10! (They cost twice that if bought separately.)

This is the same offer as above, with the addition of our brand new release, The Gazetteer Writer’s Manual: Creating Travel Guides for Fictional Worlds.  If you’ve ever asked any of these questions, this book is for you: 

  • I still need to develop parts of my world so I can present the right info to my readers. What should I be working on?
  • How do I organize all my world building stuff so it makes sense to readers (and myself)?
  • How do I present my material in a way that’s easy for people to get into?
  • Players never read the background info I give them about my game world. How can I get them to absorb the bigger picture or even important details for immediate objectives?
  • How can I share the world beyond my short story or novel with interested readers?

gaz web promo 360x480px 4x5inch 90 dpi copyNeed a blueprint to follow for developing your world? We have it here. Written by two professional game designers and authors with decades of world-building experience, The Gazetteer Writer’s Manual takes you from concept to a finished (even published) guidebook to your world. It’s over 120 pages of nitty-gritty how-to information designed to help you nail down your world and share it with others.

Very soon this book goes on sale at Amazon for $9.99.   For the next three days only, we decided to make this available to serious world builders at a special introductory discount.  If you take advantage of our New World Expedition Pack, you can pick up The Gazetteer Writer’s Manual for 40% off the list price. Once this is listed at Amazon, we’re locked into the list price as noted. If you think you might like this book, now’s the time to snap up this great bargain. This offer is good only through April 10th.

Of course, if these items interest you and if you’re really serious about turning out the highest quality professional level fictional setting that you can, you might want to go whole hog with our

Great Explorer Expedition Pack ($31.96)

 

Spanish galleon painting naval museum Madrid2Sail ahead into high-quality world building with the addition of our special teleclass on The #1 Killer of Believability in Fictional Worlds. The Great Explorer Pack gives you all the books in the previous offer, PLUS half off admission to this course that helps you recognize and avoid one of the most common and destructive pitfalls in world building. Armed with this knowledge, you can easily improve the plausibility of your setting and raise your work to a more professional level of quality. This is especially important if you want to publish your setting or use it in narratives that will be in print before the public. Class includes worksheets to help analyze your setting, and an exclusive interview with science fiction Grand Master Ursula K. LeGuin on creating plausible  fictional worlds.  This course comes with a no-risk 7-day money back guarantee. For more information, see the class page here

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So there you have it: three terrific Expedition offerings, all featuring The Expedition Journals of Amestus Armen from Tim Loya Games, plus various bonus and discounted offerings from the World Building Academy. Which journey of exploration do you want to go on? Select a package below, then click Check Out to start your next world-building adventure.

Offers expire at midnight Eastern time on Wednesday, April 10th.

Your shopping cart will appear at the end of this product listing.

LAND AHOY! EXPEDITION PACK Value Your Price  crow's nest lookout 200x238px
 ALL BOOKS IN PDF FORMAT 3 Expedition Journals 8.97 5.99
World Building Tips, Volume 1 4.99 0
TOTAL: 5.99 (you save $7.97)
 NEW WORLD EXPEDITION PACK (pdf) Value Your Price   spyglass on map strange land
ALL BOOKS IN PDF FORMAT 3 Expedition Journals 8.97 5.99
World Building Tips, Volume 1 4.99 0
The Gazetteer Writer’s Manual 9.99 5.99
TOTAL: 11.98 (you save $11.97)
   NEW WORLD EXPEDITION PACK (mobi) Value Your Price spyglass on map strange land
Journals are in PDF only 3 Expedition Journals 8.97 5.99
.mobi World Building Tips, Volume 1 4.99 0
.mobi The Gazetteer Writer’s Manual 9.99 5.99
TOTAL: 11.98
     
  NEW WORLD EXPEDITION PACK (epub) Value Your Price spyglass on map strange land
Journals are in PDF only 3 Expedition Journals 8.97 5.99
.epub World Building Tips, Volume 1 4.99 0
.epub The Gazetteer Writer’s Manual 9.99 5.99
TOTAL: 11.98
GREAT EXPLORER EXPEDITION PACK (pdf) Value  Your Price Spanish galleon painting naval museum Madrid2 inset
 ALL BOOKS IN PDF FORMAT 3 Expedition Journals 8.97 5.99
World Building Tips, Volume 1 4.99 0
The Gazetteer Writer’s Manual 9.99 5.99
 .mp3 #1 Killer of Believability Teleclass 39.95 19.98
TOTAL: 31.96  (you save $31.94)
  GREAT EXPLORER EXPEDITION PACK (mobi) Value Your Price  Spanish galleon painting naval museum Madrid2 inset
Journals are in pdf only 3 Expedition Journals 8.97 5.99
.mobi World Building Tips, Volume 1 4.99 0
.mobi The Gazetteer Writer’s Manual 9.99 5.99
.mp3 #1 Killer of Believability Teleclass 39.95 19.98
TOTAL: 31.96
  GREAT EXPLORER EXPEDITION PACK (epub) Value Your Price  Spanish galleon painting naval museum Madrid2 inset
Journals are in pdf only 3 Expedition Journals 8.97 5.99
.epub World Building Tips, Volume 1 4.99 0
.epub The Gazetteer Writer’s Manual 9.99 5.99
.mp3 #1 Killer of Believability Teleclass 39.95 19.98
TOTAL: 31.96

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These special offers are brought to you by Tim Loya Games and the World Building Academy.

If you have any questions or difficulties with your purchase, please email Teramis [at] deborahchristian [dot] com.

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