Building Worlds 2: Table of Contents

Hello, Light Brigade!

Here’s the table of contents for Building Worlds 2. This will give you an idea about what’s included in the book, and the topics covered.


  • Introduction
  • Using This Book
  • Setting Matters
  • Characters and Setting
  • Adventures and Setting
  • Systems and Setting


  • Genre
  • Time and Place
  • Tone
  • Theme


  • Geography
  • Climate
  • Flora and Fauna
  • People


  • Environmental History
  • Cultural History
  • Political History
  • Economic History


  • Language
  • Philosophy and Religion
  • Ethics and Values
  • Arts and Entertainment
  • Architecture
  • Education


  • Population
  • Urban Factors
  • Rural Factors
  • Political Ideologies
  • Crime, and Punishment
  • Diplomacy
  • War
  • Violence

Infrastructure and Economy

  • Commerce and Trade
  • Transportation and Communication
  • Science and Technology
  • Medicine

Daily Life

  • Family
  • Homes
  • Employment
  • Food and Drink
  • Fashion
  • Etiquette
  • Calendar


  • Stages of Life
  • Rites of Passage
  • Exceptional People


  • The Impact of Wonders

Worldbuilding In Play

  • Characters and Worldbuilding
  • Obstacles and Worldbuilding
  • Rewards and Worldbuilding

Questions? Comments?

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Thank you!
Berin Kinsman
Dancing Lights Press

A minimalist 96-page guide with prompts to help you develop settings for any tabletop roleplaying system.

Building Worlds 2Worldbuilding can be a lot of fun. Whether you’re planning a campaign, designing your own tabletop roleplaying game, or just exercising your creativity with no set purpose in mind, developing a setting of your very own is deeply satisfying. You can spend hours, days, or years adding details and creating a world with no limits but your imagination.

Building Worlds 2 contains a series of prompts to help you increase the breadth and depth of your roleplaying setting. Develop every area of your setting, or just focus on the element you’ll need for player character backgrounds and the campaigns you plan to run. This book shows you how to draw worldbuilding ideas from the system of your choice, and how to use character options, implied setting features, and the events of adventures to expand the setting into the world of your dreams.

Building Worlds 2

Silver Best Seller

Publisher: Dancing Lights Press

Rule System: Any system / system agnostic

Price: $5 Digital

Publication Date: 17 December 2020

Format: 96 pages. 6X9 (digest-sized). PDF, ePub, Kindle, softcover (print-on-demand).

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