Author Topic: Wanting to write a fantasy game--any reference guides you recommend?  (Read 2232 times)

Sir Perceval of Daventry

  • Guest
I want to try my hand at writing a medieval fantasy type game, along the lines of KQ or perhaps darker along the lines of Conan the Cimmerian. Are there any good books, good reference materials I could use that you guys recommend? I mean things like books about symbols (the way you guys learned all about the Zodiac and it's symbolism), esoteric mythology stuff, etc.

Offline KatieHal

  • Designer, Public Relations Director
  • Administrator
  • Phoenix Groupie
  • *****
  • Posts: 6561
  • Gender: Female
  • Snark Advocate
    • Phoenix Online Studios
Re: Wanting to write a fantasy game--any reference guides you recommend?
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2013, 02:38:50 PM »
It depends on what the topic is, but honestly, wikipedia is a great starting place. Generally the info in it is pretty reliable, and for topics like these, there are also a lot of references to where the information was found so you can go look at primary sources.

When you find the names of particular books, check them out on Amazon and see what their reviews say--good ones will usually have reviews backing this up. And if possible, see what you can get out of the library instead of having to buy.

Katie Hallahan
~Designer, PR Director~

"Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of the phoenix." Christina Baldwin

I have a blog!
 

anything