Inspirations for Terrasia


Any of the games set in the Ivalice world. Especially FInal Fantasy XII and Tactics and Tactics Advance. Ivalice shape everything from the feel of the world to the culture and architecture.

Ebberon is a strong influence on feel of Terrasia. With much of the political landscape shaped from Ebberon.

Dinotopia matches both the history and architectural feel of Terrasia, and their reliance on lizards.

Eorzea of Final Fantasy XIV also helped shaped the world. Especially the city of Ul’dah.

The Dominions and Kirin Taq of the Broken Sky book series, not only influenced Terrasia but have pretty much influenced my entire life.
Broken Sky

The Southlands of Kobold Press get the feeling of Terrasia’s Middle Eastern flavor down pretty tight.

Assassin’s Creed, less by actual inspiration as more both Assassin’s Creed and Terrasia draw from the same inspirations in history.
Assassin’s Creed

A few Ghibli Films, specifically Princess Mononoke and Howl’s Moving Castle.
Princess Mononoke

Finally a number of real life and historical times and places including, but not limited to:

  • The Ottoman Empire
  • The Crusades
  • The Georgian/Regency Era
  • The Wild West/Great Expansion of the US
  • Turn of the Century Middle East
  • The Industrial Revolution
  • Celtic Mythology
  • The Victorian Era
  • Native American Culture, especially the Lakota/Sioux, Hopi and Navajo tribes


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