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AnonGrungCleric
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Posted - 28 Jul 2018 :  20:32:44  Show Profile Send AnonGrungCleric a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
When a DM or GM is creating a custom world. Where should they start?

-Asking for a friend...

Wooly Rupert
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Start small. Build a small city or large town for your PCs to be from or use as their base. Start expanding out from there, as you need to.

Think of matters like trade, and politics, and geography. Why is this town where it is? What resources does it have? What resources does it need? Who does it trade with? Who are the neighbors, and how does it get along with them?

And then expand as you need to, answering these questions every time, and thinking of how it all relates to what you've already done.

This may be of interest to you: Kobold Guide to Worldbuilding. It's also available from Amazon.

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Copper Elven Vampire
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Posted - 01 Aug 2018 :  07:47:33  Show Profile Send Copper Elven Vampire a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by AnonGrungCleric

When a DM or GM is creating a custom world. Where should they start?

-Asking for a friend...



I say start with deities. Any fantasy realm needs deities to grant divine spells, give plots and create adventures small and large. Everything else in D&D stems from gods and goddesses. just my opinion.
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