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GreenSerpent
2012-12-27, 06:52 PM
*is not sure if this is in the right forum*

Does anyone have a suggested checklist for worldbuilding? I ask because I'm having trouble organising my plans for my somewhat grimdark setting.

zzuxon
2012-12-28, 10:57 AM
I don't know, I'll try to make one:
Races
Classes
Nations
Geography
Psionics, yes or no
Genre (Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Steampunk)
Religion
House Rules

Grinner
2012-12-28, 11:22 AM
The problem with a checklist is that it would have to make certain assumptions about your setting, limiting the range of ideas you can work with. zzukon's list works fine if you're trying to make another fantasy hearbreaker, but for anything else, you need a different method.

The best advice I've heard on the subject goes like this: don't worry about organization in the beginning. Instead, just expand on your initial ideas. Incorporate different ideas. Once you've got a clear vision of the setting, and once your notes are complete, lay out them in a to-do list. Reorganize that list, and then expand it into an outline.

Yora
2012-12-29, 08:25 AM
The Worldbuilding Guide (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=227507) might be useful to you.