We’re preparing for Balticon 2019, but we still have one little bit of enjoyment from Balticon 2018 to throw into your ears.
“You Can’t Shop at Target in Middle Earth” is a panel about figuring out just what resources your characters have access to in worlds that are vastly different from our own. Your character wearing wool? Where are the sheep? If it’s dyed, where did that come from, and how expensive is it? If they’re wearing armor, where did the ore come from? Where is the smith who forged it, the craftsman who shaped it? Where was the wheat, barley, or other grains of their food grown?