Jordan's Page of Useless Babble

World Craft is a series of articles, started in June of 2009, which examine the steps required to create a campaign setting from scratch. By following the steps in these articles, a dungeon master can easily create a lively and fresh world in which to set their adventures.

In addition to each set of instructions, every article also includes follow-up work for the reader, to better help them keep on track while they bring their setting to life. As well, examples are included in the form of Penumbra: a new campaign setting based around a world that is slowly becoming consumed by the Plane of Shadows.


Part 1 - 06/04/2009
    Identifying what you're creating, selecting a genre and choosing your magic systems.

Part 2 - 07/02/2009
    Choosing and creating new races.

Part 3 - 07/31/2009
    Choosing classes, NPC classes; making your own classes and alternative features.

Part 4 - 08/27/2009
    Crafting religion and creating new deities.

Part 5 - 09/24/2009
    Making a capital city and other points of interest.

Part 6 - 10/22/2009
    Organizations, villains and monsters.

Part 7 - 12/18/2009
    Creating prestige classes, feats, skills and spells.

Part 8 - 01/15/2009
    Establishing currency, calendars and holidays for your setting.

Part 9 - 03/11/2010
    Languages, creating a cosmology and tying up loose ends.