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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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Tradition

Describe a summer celebration in a culture of your setting

Material

Write about a delicious nut in your world. Does it have other special properties?

Geographic Location

Write about an asteroid or comet that's important for your world. Does it have a special meaning?

Tradition

What does the rainbow symbolize in a culture of your world?

Tradition

Describe a traditional celebration for the summer solstice in a culture of your world

Item

What's the healthiest food in your world? How common is it and how does it taste?

Character

Write about a person who defies social expectations. How do people react to their unconventional life?

Item

Tell us about an important food staple in your world.

Geographic Location

What's your world's largest ocean, and what lurks in it depths? Do people fear it or own it?

Item

Write about an outfit that has gone through a significant evolution over time.

Item

Write about a clothing item worn by an organization with bad reputation. What's its purpose and what does it represent?

Item

Write about a uniform in your world: what is it for and what does it represent?

Item

What's the latest fashion trend in your world?

Species

Create a plant species for your players (or main characters) to interact with - a trap, environmental hazard, or even an attacking creature in your world!

-- Janet
Species

Describe an unusual or extraordinary plant species in one biome of your world!

-- Janet
Prose

Re-write the plot of a classic fairy tale, like Cinderella or Sleeping beauty, but change the ending to a Tragic, Bitter Sweet, or Ambiguous ending. 

-- Janet
Settlement

Write about a city or town in your world which is unusual or unique in some way.

-- Janet
Item

Tell us about an item that is unique, wondrous, or magical!

Tradition

Create a festival celebrated by one (or more) culture(s) in your world, to kick off a new campaign or story.

-- Janet
Language

Write about the death of a language in your world.

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