Siritean Empire

My Sources of Inspiration

A land such as this doesn't spring up without fertilizer, such as...

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D&D, AD&D, AD&D 2e, and again, D&D™. If it weren't for the game, I'd never have created the world.

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Maxfield Parrish, artisan of many a fantastic landscape. The forest in The Enchanted Prince is the forest at the base of the Worldwall (frog prince & woman optional).

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Jon Anderson's Olias of Sunhillow and Yes' Close to the Edge & Fragile. And Relayer. Ah, heck just about any Roger Dean artwork.

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The histories of Rome, England, and Middle-Earth

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A sprinkling of The Sword and the Sorcerer

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A very tiny mote of Stephen Donaldson's Chronicles of Thomas Covenant

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It's not really a source of inspiration, but City is just about the most useful tool a world designer would ever need.