400 Worldbuilding Prompts

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400 Worldbuilding Prompts

TJ's Worldbuilding Assets
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What you'll get:

  • 🌍 400 inspiring worldbuilding prompts suitable for any project
  • 📊 An interactive Google Sheet to keep track of your progress
  • 📄 A bonus printer friendly .pdf version


Suitable for any worldbuilding project!

Every prompt is genre agnostic so that you can use it for any type of world that you're creating. There's a huge variety of prompts spanning from broad concepts to quirky and complex ideas for you to expand on!

You can use these prompts for:

  • writing inspiration
  • game development
  • building a TTRPG campaign
  • expanding your existing worldbuilding project
  • or even starting a brand new world!

Watch your world grow as you track your progress

Make your own copy of the interactive Google Sheet and watch your world grow as you keep track of your worldbuilding progress! Use the notes area next to each prompt to jot down brief ideas, or use it as a place to reference where you've answered the prompt.

See how far you've come by using check boxes!

Go at your own pace

This is not some crazy writing challenge! 🤣 You can pick and choose the order you want to write them in, and answer as briefly or verbosely as you like. Go at your own pace and only answer the ones that you want to!

Find inspiration quickly by category

400 worldbuilding prompts is A LOT of ideas so I've organised them into 25 different categories so that you can easily find inspiration for what you want to build next!

You can click on the links in the Google Sheet to jump to each category instantly!

💡 Generic & Broad Prompts
🧱 Buildings & Structures
🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Characters & People
🦠 Conditions & Diseases
⚔️ Conflicts & Feuds
📝 Documents & Records
🙏 Ethnicities & Cultures
ğŸžï¸ Geography & Places
💰 Items & Treasures
🗨️ Languages & Phrases
ğŸ’Ž Materials & Substances
🛡️ Military Units & Armed Forces
🐉 Myths & Legends
🌪️ Natural Laws & Forces
🏛️ Organizations & Countries
💼 Professions & Jobs
📜 Plots & Events
✒️ Prose & Written Word
👑 Ranks & Titles
🏙️ Settlements & Cities
🦌 Species & Creatures
✨ Spells & Skills
🛠️ Technology & Inventions
ğŸŽ¨ Traditions & Customs
⛵ Vehicles & Transport

These categories exist as ready-to-use templates on World Anvil, but you are free to use the worldbuilding tools that suit you best.


I want this!

You'll get 400 worldbuilding prompts in an interactive Google Sheet, plus a bonus printer friendly .pdf version!

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