Building a fictional world from scratch is a lot of work. Whether writing a story or running a tabletop role-playing game for a group of friends, it takes practice to build an intricate setting complete with warring factions, a timeline, and non-player characters who compliment the story. Often all this effort creates details that are never relevant to your players or principle characters. World Maker is an exercise meant to focus your energy into details, relationships, and traits that are relevant to your main characters or the players at the table.
- Players: 1
- Playtime: 1-2 hours
- Requires: A deck of playing cards with the jokers removed, a journal or 4-5 sheets of paper and something to write with
Check out Emma Lindhagen playing World Maker: First Session. Second Session.
See Verity MystisMagic playing the game: Part One. Part Two.
Written & Designed by Michael Elliott