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My Favourite Worldbuilding Tools...And...A Process

  1. BEAK, FEATHER AND BONE

    Beak, Feather and Bone is a map-making TTRPG. It works quite well with two players, though I’ve never tried it with more than two.

  2. MICROSCOPE

    This is a great tool for making timelines. It’s not easy to write a story without a clear understanding of the timeline of the story world.

  3. WONDERDRAFT A very cool app for making maps. Start by making a map in Wonderdraft, and then take it through to Beak, Feather and Bone to flesh it out.

Test 1 …Without % Running with the 2022-07-18-The-Iceberg-Theory-of-Worldbuilding, then the story is the part that’s visible above the water, and the storyworld is the two-thirds that is submerged.

Test 2….With % Running with the 2022-07-18-The-Iceberg-Theory-of-Worldbuilding then the story is the part that’s visible above the water, and the storyworld is the two-thirds that is submerged.

The Tools I’ve Tried For Building The Visible Part (Plot)

  1. Tapestry - Another RPG for collaboratively making plots. Doesn’t seem to work that well.
  2. Various other tools.

The stories seem to come organically once I spend enough time immersed in the world. I’m not too sure that plotting tools or games are even needed. They don’t seem to be of great help, overwhelmingly.

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