8 inject life into your environments
Here you can see subtle implications of story. Red buff scratches at the earth and digs up a bed-shaped hole for him to rest in. Red glows imply a magical energy residing nearby. In the Baron Isle, ancient statues form a ring around a central crater. I wanted to imply that a ritual had taken place here a long time ago. The lightning rods surrounding the epicentre glow with infused magical energy that never quite settled. Try to tell a story about your world without using words, and imply a history off camera, an interaction between NPCs, or creatures of the world and how they live in it.