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This Guide is to help you, a GM of any RPG system, use World Anvil to its maximum potential.
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A suggested workflow to using World Anvil as a roleplayer for campaigns or character development.
A quick and easy guide that explains how to add and use images in your world.
Understanding the Time-Space Continuum in World Anvil
The World Anvil Theme Guide
A guide on how to use the different map features!
This guide goes over how to set up a your world's Discord webhook!
Got a friend? Have them help you work on your world by adding them as an author.
Are you hiding things and keeping secrets? Well, your subscribers can read them.
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This guide goes over all of the settings under the world configuration menu! Use this to finetune your world's settings such as cover image, date, css and more!
Good for writing, RPG Campaigns, or personal note-taking
SummerCamp is the greatest worldbuilding challenge of the summer! Over the course of July, we are releasing 30 writing prompts related to various aspects of world building!
Using BBCode to format your text and layout
A collection of current offered World Anvil CSS themes.
While adding glorious articles to your world you populate the article list.
Join the Discord, sync your roles, and participate in the community, conversation, and development of World Anvil!
Keep the fires lit
How to format awesome articles
The mention system links your articles together
ARTEMIS is the global search and navigator! Access it with Ctrl+Enter.
Adding dice rollers to pages and statblocks!
Categories will help you organize your world!
A catalog of current World Anvil Badges
Developer Contributor of World Anvil
Ears to the ground, eyes to the sky
Social Media Outreach for WorldAnvil
Create characters and manage campaigns like a true hero!
Show us what you've got!
Moderation Staff for the WA Discord
What is a Friendly Discord?
Sorting bugs and features
What a Chapter is, how to establish and join one, and its rules.
Celebrating the birthday of World Anvil's developer.
The Dread Equinox
Wearer of Many Scarves
Ray Bradbury Challenge
Lightning Challenge [Closed]
That guy has his towel.
Famous Military Formation Challenge (Complete)
War is Hell
World Anvil Annual Worldbuilding Exibition
Great LGBT+ People
A Tale as Old as Time
An insanely lucky clay cat thing that does art and is quite friendly.
An optimistic cynic with a love for life
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In an extra-long and extra-amazing stream, Dimitris and Janet announce the WorldEmber winners and talk about the future of World Anvil.
Barron, the Master of Games, hosts the first episode of World Anvil Radio. You can tune in our Twitch channel every third Saturday of the month, just after the weekly update stream with Dimitris and Janet!
Dimitris, Janet and Guy from the Great GM sat on a round table to discuss social dynamics.
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This is going to be a major update focusing on the creation of prose and interactive prose as well as publishing or work for writers.
A massive update on the RPG Campaign Management, the Digital Storytellers Screen and an overhaul of the Stat Blocks (or simply Blocks) system Ability to have a new type of Co-Authors called contributors who can add content to your world but nor see anything except what you show them.
Article-as-category in ToC for children articles of an article. Locations, Species, Organizations etc) Parent/Children relations
This feature is in fact two separate but very close to character features.
Random Prompts Random prompts will be an engine that wil ask you questions and propose the creation of an article of a similar type in order to help you expand the lore of your world
Placeholders List (Guild Only) This system wil automatically scan through the articles of your world and find all the articles which you wanted to create and created an "@" mention to them and will create a TODO list for you to action.
7000 new world builders join the ranks of World Anvil in 24 hours
Automated Articles TODO list for placeholder articles and other tasks
Ability for advanced exporting of your world and print-friendly printing.
Crowd-managed translation system for the Presentation side of the website and implementation of translations for the basic presentation pages.
This feature will be the first implementation of a random generation engine which will use data from your world and other resources to create randomized prototypes or articles (characters, locations, species) etc in order to inspire you to keep on creating.
The implementation is not clearly defined yet.
Map Layers, Custom Pins, Map Labels, Legends and some other enhancements to Map functionality. Also BBcodes to allow for Maps to be injected or linked into articles
A bundle of new article templates to allow you to focus and expand your world building efforts!
Ranks & Titles
Myths & Legends
This update aims towards the creation of a system that will allow the addition of words into searchable dictionaries and phrase books as well as the expansion of the Language Article. In addition we will be exploring the idea of adding IPA text support for some of the dictionary entries.
This will be discussed into the community and better defined when the time is nigh!
This feature will allow creators to make posts about their world and their progress and/or news in order to keep their followers, subscribers and/or the community at large informed about their progress.
Redesign of the Article Templates page which will focus on reducing clutter and making the templates more consistent and easy to use.
This feature as with Diplomatic relations for Organizations will allow you to define the relations visible and secret between the characters in your world
This is going to be the first version of the Themes system. This will allow the users to select out of, initially, 3 themes. In addition ti will also enable advanced capabilities for the members of the World Builders Guild to further customize their worlds.
This is going to be a complete Revamp of the Articles List page. It will allow you to easily filter by category, state, tags, type etc.
BONUS Drag and Drop ordering organization for Categories and Articles in Categories
Develop and Publish a series of 2 - 3 minute tutorial videos. The videos will be going through all of the features of World Anvil Currently in place.
This update will introduce a whole new presentation mode made to be used as a DM/GM Screen. It will allow full access to your world and other information regarding RPG games
These specialised accounts will allow your players access to write journals in your world and take possession of specialised RPG Character articles.
Ability to create, store and inject into articles RPG statblocks for Species, NPCs, Characters, Locations etc.
Community Homepage & Features is the beginning of the heart of the community features for World Anvil. It will allow users to browser and search throughout the community for publically accessible work filtered and ordered by by views/features/template type etc. It will also introduce search globally for articles and user search.
Various enhancement that were collected during January 2018 will be addressed.
Several upgrades to ensure the security of the content in the infrastructure and bug fixing.
Ability to have super categories which have their own Table of Contents separating your timeline into smaller and more manageable pieces. Also the ability to make or not articles visible on the ToCs (Guild only) and finally to choose to collapse or not certain categories on the ToCs. In addition the new Books categories will have their own cover, title and preface (Description).
Ability to create groups of users and assign roles to them in order to allow them access to articles and other content hidden from others. This will include articles, maps, secrets, timelines (now that we have many :P). This is a Guild-Only feature.
Various enhancement and Bug fixes that were collected during December 2017 will be addressed.
Ability to have super categories which have their own Table of Contents separating your timeline into smaller and more manageable pieces.
Also the ability to make or not articles visible on the ToCs (Guild only)
And finally to choose to collapse or not certain categories on the ToCs and set the privacy/visibility of categories.
In addition the new Books categories will have their own cover, title and preface (Description).
**December 2017 Masters Voted Feature**