Worldbuilding Websites and Apps
Websites and apps used to create worlds for story's, video games, and RPG campaigns.
Write articles to detail and keep track of everything in your world! Choose from over 25 templates designed to inspire you with prompts and deepen your worldbuilding! Embed your maps, and include images, music and sound effects, and even secrets and spoiler markers, for an immersive reading experience.
Design Interactive Maps
Maps are great, but you know what's really cool? Linking your worldbuilding directly to a map! Or even linking maps to other maps, going from your world map all the way down to a city or a dungeon!
The maps feature will inspire you during the worldbuilding process, allowing you to quickly create articles you can flesh out later. Then, your readers and players can explore your world in an interactive way like never before!
Worlds are interconnected, and the rigorous linking system in World Anvil helps you reflect that! You can Link in articles you've already written, Create links for articles you've not yet created (these are added to the to do list!), and Create an article on the fly whilst writing another article and then link it in
You can capture all your ideas, and you'll never lose track of your flashes of inspiration again!
Keep track of everything that's happened in your world with Timelines! Use parallel timelines to track events in a specific country or for a character. Separate your timelines into eras and use a variety of specialized timeline features to display your events the way you want.
When you're writing in flow or mid-game session, you need your information at your fingertips. World Anvil allows you to search and find everything in your world quicker than ever! Search your whole world by typing 3 letters in any search bar. Mark your articles with tags to find them even more easily!
ChronoGrapher is a free world building tool. Keep track of your story, campaign and lore using interactive maps, history editor and a full wiki engine.
Fantasia Archive (or FA for short) is an offline, free software that was created as a reaction to the lack of proper offline world-building and writing tools as most of such programs focus almost entirely on just writing instead of on the world-building and all intricacies it brings. This is what sets FA apart: The focus on the structure of one’s works and relationships of all parts of it to each other instead of solely focusing on the writing experience itself.
To achieve this, FA comes with the following set of features:
- A broad set of predefined document types ranging from obvious choices like Chapters and Characters to details like Languages and Currencies.
- A large set of predefined, unique informational fields for each document type, which should cover a vast majority of the world-building needs of most authors.
- A fully integrated two-way relationship support across multiple fields and post-types. This means that if you for example mark character A as a friend of character B, then character B also gets automatically updated as a friend of character A.
- Both automatic and custom ordering of documents.
- Custom coloring of documents.
- Full Tag support.
- Infinite hierarchical support in the object hierarchical tree, which translates to infinite, user-defined custom categories or any hierarchical depth.
- A proper, fully serviceable dark mode that isn’t just an afterthought.
- Sophisticated, powerful, and very detailed search system for documents.
- Offline import/export functionality for your projects, which allows for portability between different instances of the app on multiple machines or sharing with friends.
- Multiple document tabs for easy access to your current work.
- Proper keyboard support for PC/Laptop users along with support for custom, user-definable keybindings.
- Customize-able UI via program settings to suit your needs the best.
NOTE: FA is currently in the early beta version! Information about roadmap available on the website.
Whether you're a novelist, hobby writer, or role-player, World Scribe is an indispensable tool for making your settings more than just fiction. Bring your world to life today!
- World elements — known as Articles — are organized into five categories for your convenience:
People - your colorful cast of characters
Groups - people united by blood, race, or a driving motivation
Places - the varied locales and vistas your world has to offer
Items - gadgets, important artifacts, and various belongings
Concepts - definitions for world-specific ideas like magic systems, religions, and superpowers
Any Article can possess Connections to other Articles, complete with relationship descriptions. Each Connection also acts as a link to that Article's page. Need to find a character's siblings, or the ancient artifacts on their person? You can navigate to each of them straight from that character's page.
Any Article can also possess Snippets, which are custom text entries unique to that Article. Want to write down an important letter or speech from one of your characters? How about a song or poem warning of a dangerous location in the world? The possibilities are endless!
Everything you write is stored in simple text files, so feel free to export your worlds at any time and use them in other writing projects. You can find them in the "WorldScribe" folder on your phone's external storage.
Have a Dropbox account? You can backup each of your worlds to your Dropbox account for easy exporting and added safety (in case the Dark Lord grabs hold of your device).
Realm Works is a database software and worldbuilding tool for roleplaying games.
Campfire Pro is a pre-writing software for writers. Its features include character sheets, an endless narrative timeline, and map support for world building.
Notebook is a set of tools for writers, game designers, and roleplayers to create magnificent universes — and everything within them.
The ultimate toolkit for world-builders.
A WIKI FOR WORLDS Use on-the-fly article creation and templates to easily expand your evolving world.
AUTO-LINKING The editor recognizes familiar names in your articles and automatically creates links.
MASSIVE MAPS Our map organization system supports infinite nesting and huge 14K pixel images.
RICH TEXT EDITING Format your articles with tabs, layouts, headings, and tables. No more tedious form-fillling!
REAL-TIME COLLABORATION Real-time editing makes for a seamless sharing experience.
MODULAR PROPERTIES Customize your articles' info boxes with modular properties like tags, images, and more.
Say Hello to Your New GM Notebook!
EASY WIKI BUILDING Build your campaign website with our easy to use wiki. Organize things in a way that makes sense for your game.
ANY SYSTEM Obsidian Portal works with any system, any setting. It's your game, so why should you have to fit it into someone else's favorite system?
NO MORE MISSED SESSIONS Players get schedules confused and don't come on game night, ruining it for everyone. With our campaign calendar, schedule mixups are a thing of the past.
TRACK YOUR ADVENTURE With the adventure log, you can track your campaign's history and make it easy to remember everything that ever happened.
TRACK YOUR CHARACTERS Our character tracker makes it easy to organize all the characters in your game. Never forget another character.
IT'S FREE Best of all, Obsidian Portal is free to use. There's nothing stopping you from getting your game back on track.
A freemium website for organizing RPG campaigns.
Scabard replaces the binders GM's typically keep stuffed with all of their campaign notes.
Players are automatically notified when you update your campaign (except secrets, of course!)
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.
Kanka is an easy and flexible tool to worldbuild and manage your RPG campaign online. Create and organize people, places, organizations, events and much more.