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Might and Magic: The Worldcrafter (also referred to as The Worldcrafters) was intended to act as the final novel in Geary Gravel's trilogy of Might and Magic novels. Though planned for release sometime after 1996, it was ultimately cancelled.

Cancellation[]

The Worldcrafters was intended for release sometime after Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven was released. While writing the first two installments of the trilogy - Might and Magic: The Dreamwright and Might and Magic: The Shadowsmith - Gravel had been assured by New World Computing that the storyline of the game would revolve around the events and world established by his novels.[1][2]

Instead, New World Computing chose to utilise Enroth as a setting, and the novels' packager decided to end the trilogy with The Shadowsmith. As a result, Gravel was asked to fulfil the deal by writing a third Might and Magic novel unrelated to the first two, but declined to "switch gears and tackle a whole new universe," and was released from the contract with the help of his agent.[1]

The novel was advertised in the inner front cover of The Dreamwright, which notes it as forthcoming from Del Rey Books. Several chapters had been produced in hard copy format, though no cover art is known to exist.[1] The unrelated novel eventually saw fruition and was written by Mel Odom for publication in 2001 as Might and Magic: The Sea of Mist.

Storyline[]

The storyline was intended to tie up the loose ends in the previous books, revolving around the rescue of Pomponderant which Hitch and Diligence embarked upon at the end of The Shadowsmith. It was planned to explain how the Ancients initially came to the world, cover the role of the Yeofolk and the underground ruins in The Shadowsmith, among other elements.[1] The novel's title is an obvious reference to the Ancients, suggesting their possible involvement.

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The Might and Magic series
Might and Magic RPGs I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII - IX - X
Heroes I - II (The Price of Loyalty - Desecrated Lands) - III (Armageddon's Blade - The Shadow of Death) - IV (The Gathering Storm - Winds of War) - V (Hammers of Fate - Tribes of the East) - VI (Pirates of the Savage Sea - Danse Macabre - Shades of Darkness) - VII (Trial by Fire)
King's Bounty King's Bounty - Quest for the Dragon Bone Staff - The Legend - Armored Princess - Crossworlds - Legions - Warriors of the North - Dark Side
Ardon series Crusaders of Might and Magic - Warriors of Might and Magic - Shifters
Related titles and spinoffs Arcomage - Heroes Chronicles - Legends of Might and Magic - Dragon Rage - Mobile (II) - Dark Messiah - Clash of Heroes - Heroes Kingdoms - Heroes Online - Duel of Champions - Elemental Guardians
Novels The Dreamwright - The Shadowsmith - The Sea of Mist
Cancelled installments New World Computing's Heroes V - Might and Magic Online - The Worldcrafter - New World Computing's Might and Magic X - Kingdoms of Might and Magic
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