Welcome to the Kingdom of Korovia©!

Ah, the land of Korovia... An ancient kingdom with a pseudo-Transylvanian/Slavic culture, ideal for fantasy short stories and novels... For centuries the land has been under an ancient curse that placed it in a perpetual Ice Age. While the people of Korovia suffer other lands flourish, and the cold weather in Korovia has caused fantasy monsters to run amok while the heroes of Korovia struggle... and continues to struggle in the face demonic invasions.

But what is more interesting about Korovia is the © (copyright symbol) in the blog post here, for Korovia has some special rules with respect to its copyright that make it a free license fantasy world wherein other writers can develop their own stories / novels and benefit from a common brand name for the setting.

With shared fantasy settings there is always an owner and that owner jealously guards their copyright. Examples of such shared fantasy settings are: Forgotten Realms, Dragonlance, Ravenloft, etc. Even the settings of Middle-Earth (Tolkien / etc), Star Trek and the Star Wars setting would be considered shared settings.

The problem with organizing a shared setting is that you can't just let writers do anything they want. There has to be some vague sense of control so you don't run into problems wherein the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing.

See our rules section to learn more.

What are the benefits of writing in a shared world?

#1. Extra exposure. If you write and publish a Star Wars novel you are instantly going to have exposure and fan recognition. The goal here is to grow Korovia so it has a large number of writers and a large fan base of devoted readers.

#2. Feedback. All that exposure means people will be able to leave comments on this website and send fanmail to the writer asking for more.

#3. MONEY. Because Korovia allows you to publish your works digitally independently you can publish your work on Amazon Kindle and ALL your profits are yours to keep. You don't need to share any of the profits with the Korovia brand or organizers.

#4. Its easy to join. Want to become a writer for the Korovia fantasy world? Email charlesmoffat@charlesmoffat.com right now and get started.

What are you waiting for? Become a writer and/or fan of the Korovia free license fantasy world!

Korovia at Fan Expo 2013

Korovia will be making an appearance at Fan Expo in August 2013. The comics and games convention features comic books, fantasy/sci-fi books, celebrities from popular nerd culture TV shows (Star Trek, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, etc), roleplaying games and more! See the list of attractions at http://www.fanexpocanada.com/attractions/

The events take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, 222 Bremner Blvd.

You will be able to find a Korovia table in the games room where author and Korovia creator Charles Moffat will be hosting three old school Dungeons & Dragons games using 1st Edition AD&D / House Rules.

Friday the 23rd
7 pm - 11 pm

Saturday the 24th
7 pm - 11 pm

Sunday the 25th
1 pm - 5 pm

Set in the world of Korovia during the Ice Age. Game play will take place in the small town of Dangarn and the environs of Dangarn Vale, situated north west of the Troll Lands. The main road has been closed off due to blizzards and avalanches, isolating the small town. Bandits living in the ruins of the old Dangarn Keep have stolen large caches of the villagers' food supply and a hearty band of local heroes are called upon to try and recover the food. If they fail many of the good people of Dangarn will likely starve...

Map of Korovia

Map of Korovia

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