Articles by Jennifer R. Povey

About Jennifer R. Povey (3 Articles)
Jennifer R. Povey has been a fan since she worked out the difference between reality and fantasy—and that fantasy was better. She’s now a tabletop RPG designer and a professional fiction writer with two novels under her belt. Also, she rides horses.

Books vs Film Adaptations: Which Is Better?

January 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

Historically, it’s almost always been the case that “the book is better.” Adaptations cut out entire chapters, leave significant scenes on the cutting room floor, and close the door on the innermost thoughts of characters. When I heard about the movie adaptation of The Martian, I groaned, because I didn’t think the book would film well (Thankfully, the movie turned out to be absolutely brilliant). One of the largest differences between books and their adaptations comes //

How to Choose a Tabletop RPG System for Your Fandom

November 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

Tabletop RPGs are another way to have fun with your favorite world. Most fandoms have licensed RPG properties, and licensed RPGs can also be a good source of extra worldbuilding tips that can’t be found in the original material. What do you do, though, if your favorite fandom doesn’t have one? Game design can be complicated, so it’s often easier to choose an existing RPG system and adapt it to your chosen world. I’m going to talk a bit about the process of doing so by //

Transform Your Fanfic into Original Work Through Worldbuilding

October 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

Fanfic is a lot of fun and a great way to become a good writer. Some of us, though, might want to make the transition to writing professionally. This isn’t always as easy as E.L. James makes it look. One of the biggest issues with making the transition is that fanfic, by its nature, comes with a world already defined. The heavy lifting of worldbuilding has already been done by the original author or creators. And, of course, changing all of the names isn’t enough to change your //