World Building Checklist

A lot comes with world building. There’s so much to think about. Will it all be needed? Maybe, maybe not. However, it’s best for you to know absolutely everything just in case something comes up.

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World Building: Things To Think About

  • Type of world
  • Geography
  • Climate
  • History
  • Rules (of the world and magic, if magic exists)
  • Magic
  • Technology
  • People/Races
  • Religion
  • Food, habits, gestures
  • Language
  • Government
  • Laws
  • Education
  • Calendar
  • Clothing
  • Transportation
  • Creatures
  • Currency
  • Time
  • Housing
  • Leisure/Activities

What are some other things you would add to your world building? Let me know in the comments below!

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25 thoughts on “World Building Checklist

  1. Haha I don’t use a checklist anymore, I just write and see what fits and what doesn’t. Most times I end up researching “Clothes of ‘Era'” or “How was ‘topic’ done in “era”‘ etc etc. Lots of fun, time wasting, informative and helps build a better world with more understanding.

    I should probably get a checklist anyway…

    • Hey, you gotta do what works for you. I like checklists because I like to see everything laid out before me… Like, my notes have to be neat. Not all the time, but that’s what helps me.

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