Worldbuilding Tools


  • Refsheet.net

    Free Web Website

    Easily create and share reference sheets and art galleries for all your characters; perfect for artists, world builders, and role players.

     

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  • Persona by Mariner Software

    Commercial Mac Windows Website

    Persona is a character creation and organization app for writers. What makes the app unique is its sorting system: the user can match each character with an archetype in order to compare multiple characters at once to see how they might interact.

     

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  • YARPS

    Commercial Web Website

    YARPS is a smart web application for creating and managing vivid worlds, planning and documenting your stories, enhancing your role-playing with portraits, interactive maps and music and for trading RPG content.

     

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  • Campfire Pro

    Commercial Windows Steam Website

    Character design, plot manipulation, and world-building tool for novelists and screenwriters.

     

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  • MapForge

    Freemium Mac Windows Website

    Map-making software for creating tactical-scale battlemaps for RPGs (or even some boardgames), with a large library of ready-to-use mapping content Add-Ons (including 10 free ones!). Also works with your own artwork/bitmaps, via drag-and-drop.

     

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  • Inkarnate

    Freemium Web Website

    A free-form map editor for role-playing games, focusing on overland and continental maps.

     

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  • Fantasy Name Generators

    Free Web Website

    There are over 1200 name generators, as well as many description generators, guides and various tools you might find helpful.

     

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  • donjon.bin.sh

    Free Web Website

    donjon.bin.sh is a freely accessible, online collection of random generators and other tools for pen-and-paper role-playing games. The collection provides a comprehensive range of advanced generators for creating names, demographics, maps, adventures and even entire worlds. It also covers fantasy and sci-fi themes as well as AD&D specific tools like filterable spell and monster sheets.

     

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  • Seventh Sanctum

    Free Personal Web Website

    A site of generators to randomly produce concepts, characters, and descriptions for stories, role-playing games, and art, as well as have fun and alleviate creative blocks.

     

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  • Azgaar's Fantasy Map Generator

    Free Web Self-Hosted Website

    Azgaar's Fantasy Map Generator (FMG) is a free online tool which produces procedurally generated and highly customizable fantasy maps. You can just use auto-generated maps or create your own world from scratch.

    Desktop application (Electron) is available for Windows, Mac and Linux. See https://github.com/Azgaar/Fantasy-Map-Generator/wiki/Q&A#is-there-a-desktop-version for the details.

    FEATURES

    Exploration - click on the New map! button to get a random map. Open the Style settings (press Tab) and select a desired layers preset. Zoom in and explore the generated world

    Tuning - go to Options, change the default settings like map template and states number and generate a new map to better fit your needs

    Customization - open the Tools tab, select one of the available editors and change the map in any desired way

    Controlled generation - open the Tools tab, then click on Heightmap and select an Erase mode. Click on Template editor and create your own heightmap template. Apply the template to see the result. Don't forget to share good templates with the community!

    Conversion - if you already have a map image and want to re-create it in a generator, open the Image converter (the button next to Template editor), load the image and fine-tune the conversion into a heightmap. Then edit the map using the Tools provided

    Drawing - use the Paint brushes to draw a map from scratch. It may takes a lot of time, so I would recommend you to follow the Controlled generation approach to get a basic landmass and then use Paint brushes for a fine-tuning

     

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  • Springhole.net

    Free Web Website

    Offers things like writing tips, roleplaying, generators, prompts to inspire writers and artists.

     

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  • RanGen

    Free Web Website

    Welcome to RanGen, a space that offers writing prompts and inspirational bursts creators of all shapes and sizes. I'm your host, Ameronis, and I'll be happy to take you on a wonderful, magical journey with the help of my many Gens.

     

  • Scabard

    Freemium Web Website

    Scabard is a rules neutral RPG campaign manager and planner. We have campaigns for D&D (various versions), Pathfinder, Traveller, Savage Worlds, Warhammer, and a host of others.

     

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  • Campaign Cartographer

    Commercial Windows Website

    Powerful, fast and intuitive map-making tool to create beautiful and highly detailed maps for tabletop games, campaigns and more.

     

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  • Wonderdraft

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Website

    Wonderdraft is an intuitive yet powerful fantasy map creation tool for 64-bit Windows 10, Linux, and MacOSX.

     

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  • Notebook.ai

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Website

    Notebook is a set of tools for writers, game designers, and roleplayers to create magnificent universes — and everything within them.

     

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  • Worldspinner

    Freemium Web Website

    Worldspinner makes it easy to create an entire fantasy world in just a few minutes. See every continent, island, sea, forest, desert, and nation. Thousands of cities and points of interest add depth to the world. You can explore them along with your players, or add or change any that you wish.

     

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  • World Anvil

    Freemium Web Website

    World Anvil stores, organises and keeps track of worldbuildingfor authors, gamemasters and any other storyteller.

     

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  • Realm Works

    Commercial Windows Website

    Realm Works is a database software and worldbuilding tool for roleplaying games.

     

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