Swordsfall is a setting born from a mixture of love and frustration with fantasy lore. The focus point of a lot of the Low or High Fantasy that we have come accustomed to all has a distinct Eurocentric flavor to it. It's been something that a lot of us have grown up with and enjoyed over the years.
The side effect of this, however, has been a lack of representation in fantasy not just for people of color, but for whole ethnic groups and cultures. I yearned to see more fantasy books and other nerdy properties that had the same wonder of swords and magic but with characters that weren't all named Richard. (Not that there's anything wrong with Richard, but variety is the spice of life.)
So in the same way that works such as Lord of the Rings and Dungeons and Dragons is Eurocentric, Swordsfall is Afrocentric. The underlining lore is built from the history of pre-colonial Africa.
Not just one part. All. Of. Africa.
There's a wealth of information, and lore from the African Diaspora that's just been begging to be utilized. Swordsfall will pull from that barely touched pot.
Swordsfall has several components to the project; World Anvil, novels, a Tabletop RPG and informational YouTube videos about the research I've uncovered.