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Sunday, April 18 • 15:00 - 15:50
Combat Systems and Worldbuilding

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A look at how societies globally & historically have incorporated violence. How do combat systems or martial arts systems come into existence? How representation of martial arts is emblematic of cultural values. Then, presentation will progress to how we can use this information to create believable fight systems in our fictional worlds. Additionally, how a creator can use their fighting systems to worldbuild & inform their fictional societies.

Examples might include - the evolution & current state of Spanish bullfighting, the creation of judo, the legalization of MMA in the United States, honor dueling, the growth of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wing Chun, Avatar the Last Airbender, Rocky, Star Wars (Jedis, Mandalorians), Star Trek, fighting games character design, etc...

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M. S. Ewing

Writer & Podcaster, Semi-Sages of the Pages
Molly is a writer as well as a podcaster & audio editor on Semi-Sages of the Pages. Additionally, she has a black belt in judo (obtained 2012). Molly has competed, coached, and instructed at the national level. She also has experience teaching self-defense seminars and organizing/choreographing... Read More →


Sunday April 18, 2021 15:00 - 15:50 UTC