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Get Inspired with World Anvil's Worldbuilding prompts for writers and game masters

Regardless if you are writing your next novel or you are a D&D dungeon master, at some point you will get stuck. It happens to all of us. These worldbuilding prompts are here to inspire you to write your next article and help you spark the next idea that will get you going.

Each of these worldbuilding prompts is designed to fit in one of World Anvil's templates and clicking on the of each of them will give you more information in the form of link and videos to get thinking and of course a list of all other articles written for this worldbuilding prompt to see what the rest of the people in the community have been up to.

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Character

Create a new hero in your world from the past - they can be historical or mythical in your world - and use the five tips from the video to describe what makes them so compelling! 

-- Janet
Character

Choose a hero archetype - Everyman, Classical, Epic, Anti Hero, Byronic or Tragic - you’ve rarely or never used before, and create a character in your world that fits the profile!

-- Janet
Character

Choose a hero archetype —Everyman, Classical, Epic, Anti Hero, Byronic or Tragic— you’ve rarely or never used before, and create a character in your world that fits the profile!

-- Janet
Technology

What is the most significant/innovative technology in your world.

Species

Describe a weird animal in your world. Why do people consider it "weird"?

-- Ondo
Building / Landmark

Write about a pub, hotel, inn or tavern... Who stays there? What's the food like?

-- Janet
Geographic Location

Describe a geographically or meteorologically unstable region of your world

-- Janet
Myth / Legend

The ultimate love story - Romeo and Juliet, Venus and Adonis, kanye and Kim....

-- Janet
Geographic Location

Create an area of outstanding natural beauty in your world!

-- Janet
Tradition

A non-contact sport or game - anything from carriage racing to golf!

-- Janet
Organization

Tell us about a famous entertainment group within your world!

-- Janet
Species

I want to adopt a cute pet in your world. What is it and how do I look after one?

-- Janet
Character

Tell us about a famous animal in your world - how did they get to be so famous?

-- Janet
Building / Landmark

Create a building which is feared by a culture of your world

-- Janet
Tradition

Tell us about a popular parlour game played in a region of your world. What are the rules?

-- Janet
Technology

Describe an invention in your world that helps people with disabilities.

-- Janet
Condition

Write about a condition caused by an insect or animal's bite

-- Janet
Technology

Write about a technology that has greatly impacted daily life in your world

-- Ondo
Settlement

When people say "the middle of nowhere" or "the frontier" what settlement name do they use?

-- Janet
Vehicle

Tell us about a famous wreckage in your world. What happened to it?

-- Janet

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