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World Anvil Weekly Twitch Stream

2018 08 10, 19:59 stream 

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New Features: Language Translations and More

2018 08 09, 17:28 features  enhancement 

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Worldbuliding Inspiration Series: Geography

2018 08 05, 22:57 tutorial  inspiration 

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World Anvil Weekly Twitch Stream

2018 08 03, 22:23 stream 

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Summer Camp 2018 Last hours wrap up!

2018 07 31, 06:28 news 

Today Dimtris and Janet will be doing a wrap up of the competion and explaining what is going to happen next ! So if your looking forward to seeing cats on stream and having a good laugh than tune in for this fun stream.Oh and stats will be revealed as well!


Also Janet has prepared a fun video for all that have participated in the summer camp

So tune in grab your snacks and relax with Dimtri and Janet!



Time: 20:00 BST | 15:00 EST | 12:00 PST

Location: https://www.twitch.tv/worldanvil

Official Call for World Anvil Translators

2018 07 24, 05:45 news  updates  project  translator 

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World Anvil Weekly Twitch Stream

2018 07 21, 18:28 stream 

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Guild Features: Default Global Cover and More

2018 07 20, 16:35 guild  feature  enhancement 

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World Anvil Weekly Twitch Stream

2018 07 13, 18:40 stream 

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Worldbuliding Inspiration Series: Formations

2018 07 12, 00:12 tutorial  inspiration 

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New Features: Community Features Option and More

2018 07 08, 03:14 features  enhancement 

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World Anvil Weekly Twitch Stream

2018 07 06, 21:10 stream 

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Worldbuilding Inspiration Series: Ethnicity

2018 07 05, 17:17 inspiration tutorial 

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New Features for BBCode Support

2018 07 02, 20:04 feature  enhancement 

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World Anvil Weekly Twitch Stream

2018 06 29, 23:13 stream 

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Worldbuilding Inspiration Series: Documents

2018 06 27, 18:36 tutorial  inspiration 

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Guild Voting Results and Next Project

2018 06 25, 17:29 guild 

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New Feature: Material Template and More

2018 06 24, 07:31 feature 

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World Anvil Weekly Twitch Stream

2018 06 22, 17:58 stream 

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Tutorial: How to use the RPG Campaign manager Twitch live stream

2018 06 22, 16:23 tutorial  news 

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Various Enhancements and Content

2018 06 17, 19:26 enhancement 

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World Anvil Weekly Twitch Stream

2018 06 15, 16:35 stream 

Come watch us live!


Tune in to our weekly Twitch live stream for news on the latest developments and what's been happening on World Anvil this week! We will be announcing several new projects, such as providing Twitch tutorials for using World Anvil, an exciting month long event, and [REDACTED]! Join us!

When: Saturday 20:00 BST

Where: www.twitch.tv/worldanvil

Don't miss it!

~The World Anvil Team




SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE

2018 06 11, 10:06 news 

Due to extreme amount of World Building Awesomeness the Servers will require an UPGRADE

TOMORROW [TUE 12 JUNE 11:00 AM BST] WE WILL HAVE A SCHEDULED DOWNTIME FOR MAINTENANCE
Estimate downtime 15 - 30 minutes

World Anvil Weekly Twitch Stream

2018 06 08, 17:23 stream 

Come watch us live!


Tune in to our weekly Twitch livestream for news on the latest developments and what's been happening on WorldAnvil this week! We will be concluding the Frightful Fauna challenge, explaining the purpose of the Ingots system, celebrating a community wide accomplishment, and introducing the next world spotlight! Will you join us?

When: : Saturday 20:00 BST

Where: : www.twitch.tv/worldanvil

Don't miss it!

~The World Anvil Team




Website Maintenance

2018 06 06, 21:54 announcement 

Heads up Anvilites!


The World Anvil site will be undergoing some network maintenance from our host provider.

When: Jun 6, 21:00 UTC - Jun 7, 03:00 UTC

Action: During the above window, the networking team will be upgrading some pieces of networking equipment to improve performance and reliability.

What to Expect: There may be a few minutes of increased latency as well as small amounts of packet loss while we shift traffic to redundant devices. However, all droplets should be fully reachable during the maintenance.

~The World Anvil Team



New Feature: Profession Template

2018 06 06, 08:02 feature  enhancement 

We got down to business to deliver a new feature!


Dear Anvilities, are you eager to elaborate on how people in your world make a living? If so, we bring you the Professions Template! You can now describe the every day jobs and unique areas of expertise of the people in your world.




Along with this amazing feature, this template brings 2 new innovations/concepts:

1. The Relations links on the sidebar now automatically have a tooltip with their excerpt



2. There is now an indicator on the form for professions which tells you if the prompt will be placed on the main body text (left) or the sidebar (right).




We also have a new Enhancement! When adding a current location to a Character, you will be able to see a link TO the character in the LOCATION (geographic/settlement/building) presentation under "Characters in Location".




Your job now...if you choose to accept it...is GET TO WORLDBUILDING!

~The World Anvil Team



Enhancement: BBCode [p] Tag

2018 06 04, 06:39 enhancement 

We've made BBCode extra shiny!


We've added [p] [/p] BBcode to create paragraphs into your work. Leaving an empty line within the [p] tag will add an empty line in between your blocks of text (as seen in the example below).





Also a note for guild members! You can adjust the line spacing automatically generated by leaving an empty line on the editor on your css by adjusting the height of this CSS section:




Remember to check your work before you start adding [p]'s and make sure this is what you want!

~The World Anvil Team



New Feature: Expanded Organization Template

2018 06 01, 20:24 feature 

It's bigger! It's better! It's got more things!


Anvilities, the Organization Template has gotten an expansion! The Geopolitical tab has been added to beef up your organizations more than before. Listen to the amazing Janet below to learn more about it!




This new tab now has a series of new prompts aimed to help you build the Nations and Kingdoms of your worlds! The screenshot below is just a portion of the multitude of prompts now available to you.



In addition, you now have the ability to use an image from your image gallery as the crest/flag of your organization as well as add a motto! You can find these sections under the Basic tab.




Can't wait to see what you all add to your Organizations! Forge on Anvilities!

~The World Anvil Team



World Anvil Weekly Twitch Stream

2018 06 01, 07:06 stream 

Come watch us live!


Tune in to our weekly Twitchlivestream for news on the latest developments and what's been happening on WorldAnvil this week! We will be announcing the next upcoming Master's Monthly challenge and a community game hosted by one of our members! Will you join us?

When: : Saturday 20:00 BST

Where: : www.twitch.tv/worldanvil

Don't miss it!

~The World Anvil Team



New Feature: Myths & Legends Template and More

2018 05 30, 00:03 feature  enhancement 

We have another sparkly feature fresh from the flames!


Dear Anvilites, have you been having a burning desire to craft an epic tale in your world and not sure what template it belongs to? If so, we bring forth the Myths & Legends Template! Listen to the amazing Janet below explain more about it (which includes a shoutout to one of our very helpful users)!




Along with this amazing feature, we also have a multitude of shiny Enhancements to delight your creative workflow!

Super Menu upgrade:
- Added the ability to change worlds
- Added icon button to World Dashboard
- Added icon button to World Configuration
- Added icon button to World Presentation
- Added link for Maps page



Notes Editing:
-Minor redesign of Notes for better readability


Before

After


Vehicle and Template Children:
-Both Vehicle and Item templates now display their "children" vehicles/items in the sidebar.




WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
GO CREATE THE STUFF OF LEGENDS!

~The World Anvil Team



New Features: Military Conflict Template and More

2018 05 27, 07:16 feature 

It’s time to get ready, because these new features are coming in hot!


We have a new template everyone! Please welcome, and use to your benefit, the Military Conflict Template! Record details about your war, battles, and sieges with ease!





Hold onto your content Anvilities! The Super Access Menu has been released for all! No matter where you are on the website, you are one step away from creating anything from Articles, to Notes, Timelines, Secrets, etc.! Simply right click on the new shiny green hammer button on the bottom right of your page when logged into your World Anvil account.




Have so many secrets in your world you need to track for your subscribers or players? Secrets now exist outside of articles and we have organized ALL THE SECRETS in your world in one convenient location!




Need a quick tooltip to quickly elaborate on a person/place/thing or handle those abbreviations like a boss? We got you covered with a new BBCode tag!

Use case example: [tooltip:Your text of the title here]The actual text here[/tooltip]




We also have an enhancement to provide for you in BBCode! Using ‘[user:Dimitris]’ will now display the first and last name if one is set for that user (if not it will default to username).

We hope you all have a blast utilizing these new features for building and organizing your worlds. Be on the lookout for new templates and features coming soon!

~The World Anvil Team



World Anvil Weekly Twitch Stream

2018 05 25, 08:22 stream 

Come watch us live!


Tune in to our weekly Twitch livestream for news on the latest developments and what's been happening on WorldAnvil this week! We announce challenge winners, give sneak-releases of new challenges, and have raffles too! Will you join us?

When: : Saturday 20:00 BST

Where: : www.twitch.tv/worldanvil

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World Anvil Milestone and Feature Filled Video for GMs

2018 05 24, 20:58 announcement 

Calling all Game Masters!


Once upon a time, WorldAnvil went live on October 25th 2017. Seven months later the site and community has massively grown, with over 200,000 articles and 55,000 users as of today!

To mark this cornerstone, Dimitris and Janet have put together a vid summarizing all of the features so far, especially for you Game Masters out there.





Game on and happy worldbuilding Anvilites!



New Feature: BBCode in Comments

2018 05 24, 03:10 feature  enhancement 

With force and flame, a fresh new feature emerges!


The comments section in articles now accepts BBCode! Go crazy and wild! (Just please don’t break the website, thank you. :p)




We also have a couple of enhancements and added content!

Article Editing:
-In the Edit Article page, the Categories drop down list is now ordered by name.

Location Article Editing:
-Added the location type ‘Shop, Magic’. (Because magical items need a place to stay before finding their forever home too!)




Notes Editing:
-You can now set an Article to a Note in your Notebook



We are looking forward to seeing more of your worlds and the might of your craft!

~The World Anvil Team



Categories Enhancement: Quality of Life improvements

2018 05 21, 05:58 enhancement 

We’ve struck while the iron is hot!


- Saving changes on a category reloads the category edit page. Saving changes used to redirect to the category list. No more going back and forth!
-Added link to the category list to view a category.




- The list of Articles in the Category edit screen now has links to Edit and View the article.



Now go forth with upgraded tools in hand!



Development Announcement

2018 05 19, 04:43 feature 


Hear ye hear ye!


The following features are fresh off the forge:


Article List:
-Delete articles without having to go to the edit page.
-Drafts now appear on top.


Article Workflow:
No more separate instances of a ‘new’ and ‘edit’ page for articles. Just ‘edit’, giving you direct access to notes, secrets and relations. A newly created article will always be a draft. (This is a precursor to autosaving and a lot more!)


Timelines:
-All Article Timelines have been safely converted into Parallel Timelines. (No more Article Timelines)


Previously

Currently



-Choose if a timeline is a Major (previously known as Master) or Normal (previously known as Parallel) timeline.
-Ability to assign an article to EACH timeline.





-Choose if a timeline will show or not on the World’s homepage. [GUILD ONLY]
-You can no longer create Historical Events in the Timeline edit screen. Instead, you create them from the Historical Events tab and assign them to an existing timeline.
-Browse a list of all Historical Events in your world.
-You can now have free-standing historical events (No timeline required).
-The Timelines page has been redesigned.


Bear ye well these updates in mind and through your efforts help spread glad tidings!

World Anvil Weekly Twitch Stream

2018 05 18, 11:41 stream 

Tune in to our weekly Twtich livestream for news on the latest developments and what's been happening on WorldAnvil this week! - Plus, TWO announcements on our latest challenge winners!


When: : Saturday 20:00 BST

Where: : www.twitch.tv/worldanvil

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Military Formation Template and Organization Military tab

2018 05 15, 14:50 feature 

The New Military Formation Template is here AND The Organizations now have a "Military" Tab
Use the new Military formation to create the templates/type of military units (organizations) of your world!
Assign Formations to your Organizations!




For example:


  • Formation: Roman Legion
    Organization: The 13th Legion (of formation type: Legion)


  • Formation: Panzer Division
    Organization: 5th Panzer Division "The Ice Breakers"


  • Formation: Bomber Squadron
    Organization: 32nd Squadron "The Dambusters"

World's End Inn Adventuring Supplies is now OPEN!

2018 05 12, 20:03 shop 

The official WorldAnvil shop is now open! Click the Shop tab at the top of the screen or check it out here!

World Anvil Weekly Twitch Stream

2018 05 11, 17:21 twitch stream 

Tune in to our weekly Twtich livestream for some exciting news, info on the latest developments AND take part in our raffles in stream!


When: : Saturday 20:00 BST

Where: : www.twitch.tv/worldanvil

Don't miss it!

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