World Anvil Road Map

The dates on the Timeline are not necessarily actual. This is meant to show the order that features will be developed.

If a step takes more time it means more time was needed. Voting from the Guild will happen Once a month and it will determine the next added features even if they are built in later months

Voting in the Inner Sanctum and Master's of the guild can and will change the order of thie road map.

Regardless the Dates will be updated periodically to give you a better understanding of the status of the project

  • 2018

    1
    /1
    2018

    5
    /1


    Enhancement Cycle
    Metaphysical / Paranormal event

    Various enhancement and Bug fixes that were collected during December 2017 will be addressed.

  • 2018

    5
    /1
    2018

    12
    /1


    Subscribers & User Groups
    Construction beginning/end

    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.

  • 2018

    15
    /1
    2018

    21
    /1


    Books & Chapters
    Cultural event

    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).

  • 2018

    22
    /1
    2018

    31
    /1


    Community Homepage & Features
    Cultural event

    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.

  • 2018

    1
    /2
    2018

    4
    /2


    Enhancement Cycle
    Metaphysical / Paranormal event

    Various enhancement that were collected during January 2018 will be addressed.

  • 2018

    5
    /2
    2018

    24
    /3


    Gamesmaster Screen & RPG Integration v.1.0
    Geological / environmental event

    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

    Player Accounts
    These specialised accounts will allow your players access to write journals in your world and take possession of specialised RPG Character articles.

    RPG Statblocks
    Ability to create, store and inject into articles RPG statblocks for Species, NPCs, Characters, Locations etc.

  • Q1 2018

    Tutorial Videos Series
    Artistic creation

    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.

  • 2018

    28
    /3
    2018

    8
    /4


    Articles List Page v.2.0
    Scientific achievement

    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

  • 2018

    8
    /4
    2018

    12
    /4


    World Themes & Customization
    Construction beginning/end

    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.

  • 2018

    8
    /4
    2018

    11
    /4


    Characters Relations system
    Marriage

    This feature as with Diplomatic relations for Organizations will allow you to define the relations visible and secret between the characters in your world

  • 2018

    12
    /4
    2018

    26
    /4


    Article Page Redesign
    Geological / environmental event

    Redesign of the Article Templates page which will focus on reducing clutter and making the templates more consistent and easy to use.

  • 2018

    1
    /5
    2018

    22
    /6


    New Templates Bundle
    Life, Birth

    A bundle of new article templates to allow you to focus and expand your world building efforts!

    Spell
    Military Engagement
    Ranks & Titles
    Myths & Legends
    Raw materials
    Disease/Illness
    Document
    Calendar (?)

  • 2018

    15
    /6

    Presentation Internationalisation
    Diplomatic action

    Crowd-managed translation system for the Presentation side of the website and implementation of translations for the basic presentation pages.

  • 2018

    25
    /7
    2018

    15
    /8


    Maps v.2.0
    Discovery, Exploration

    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

  • 2018

    8
    /9
    2018

    17
    /9


    Articles Tree View
    Financial Event

    Article-as-category in ToC for children articles of an article. Locations, Species, Organizations etc) Parent/Children relations

  • 2018

    10
    /9
    2017

    17
    /9


    Articles TODO List
    Construction beginning/end

    Automated Articles TODO list for placeholder articles and other tasks

  • 2018

    15
    /9
    2018

    25
    /9


    What should I work on next?
    Construction beginning/end

    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.

  • 2018

    20
    /9
    2018

    25
    /9


    Exporting & Printing
    Geological / environmental event

    Ability for advanced exporting of your world and print-friendly printing.

  • Q4 2018

    RPG v.2.0 & Co-authors v.2.0
    Life, Relationship change

    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.

  • UNLOCKED

    Ingots & Apprentiships
    Religious event

  • Q4 2019 [WA TEAM LOCK]

    Plots & Stories
    Artistic creation

    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.

  • UNLOCKED

    Random Generators v.1.0
    Miscellaneous

    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.

  • UNLOCKED

    Conlangs and Dictionary
    Life, Education

    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!

  • UNLOCKED

    Author's Journals
    Diplomatic action

    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.

  • UNLOCKED

    Calendars
    Life, Milestone