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World Anvil is a set of worldbuilding tools that helps you create, organize and store your world setting.

With wiki-like articles, interactive maps, historical timelines, an RPG Campaign Manager and a full novel-writing software, we have all the tools you’ll need to run your RPG Campaign or write your novel!


The Core Features

Features for every worldbuilder! This doesn't include the specialized Campaign Management or Author Features - there's so much more to discover!

Write

Write articles to detail and keep track of everything in your world! Choose from over 25 templates designed to inspire you with prompts and deepen your worldbuilding! Embed your maps, and include images, music and sound effects, and even secrets and spoiler markers, for an immersive reading experience.

With World Anvil you can create...

  • Buildings
  • Characters
  • Conditions
  • Wars & Conflicts
  • Countries
  • Important Documents
  • Ethnicities
  • Geographic Locations
  • Items
  • Languages
  • Materials
  • Myths & Legends
  • Natural & Supernatural Laws
  • Religions
  • Towns & Cities
  • Spells
  • Science & Technology
  • Vehicles
  • And so much more!

Design Interactive Maps

Maps are great, but you know what's really cool? Linking your worldbuilding directly to a map! Or even linking maps to other maps, going from your world map all the way down to a city or a dungeon!

The maps feature will inspire you during the worldbuilding process, allowing you to quickly create articles you can flesh out later. Then, your readers and players can explore your world in an interactive way like never before!

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Link & Cross Reference Everything

Worlds are interconnected, and the rigorous linking system in World Anvil helps you reflect that! You can

  • Link in articles you've already written
  • Create links for articles you've not yet created (these are added to the to do list!)
  • Create an article on the fly whilst writing another article and then link it in

You can capture all your ideas, and you'll never lose track of your flashes of inspiration again!

Put your history in order

Keep track of everything that's happened in your world with Timelines! Use parallel timelines to track events in a specific country or for a character. Separate your timelines into eras and use a variety of specialized timeline features to display your events the way you want.

Explore, Search & Find

When you're writing in flow or mid-game session, you need your information at your fingertips.

World Anvil allows you to search and find everything in your world quicker than ever!

Search your whole world by typing 3 letters in any search bar. Mark your articles with tags to find them even more easily!

Organize

Organization is beautiful! Keep your worldbuilding organized with nested categories - and nest articles under articles - and create a stunning table of contents for your world!

Display the most important categories on your world's main page with book-style covers, to help your readers dive into your world.

Family Trees & Bloodlines

Track & Present the relationships of your characters

Family trees and bloodlines are the perfect way to track the important families and dynasties of your world. They’ll help you track who’s related to whom, as well as decide who inherited the crown, the magical gene or that pesky ancient curse! Share them with your players and readers to help them navigate the political tides and generations of your amazing novels and RPG campaigns.

Organization Charts

Visualise the inheritance of your species, organizations and anything else you want.

Show off your magic system, your thieves guild hierarchy, or your evolutionary tree with Organization charts! These are the perfect way to display information in your world and help your readers or players navigate your world - and they’re interactive too!

Diplomacy Webs

Display the relationships between nations, kingdoms and megacorporations

Diplomacy, hidden agendas and secret feuds - it can be hard to keep track. Our visual diplomacy webs help you track which organizations are working together, which are in all out war - and everything in between! It’s an easy-to-absorb way to present political information, too, something which readers and players can often struggle with.

Interactive Roll tables

Sortable, Rollable, Searchable roll tables!

Create rollable tables to quickly decide a location’s weather, loot, or a random encounter. OR create a whole series of tables which link together. Perfect multi-step random creations like creating new characters, regions, magic items or even whole new worlds!

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"There’s nothing like getting lost in the world you are creating and World Anvil helps you build the perfect map to navigate it easily"
- Deven Rue, Mistress of Maps

Award winning platform

Gold Ennie 2019 for Best Digital Aid

World Anvil is the ULTIMATE Worldbuilding Toolset & RPG Campaign Manager
Created for Writers, Gamemasters & Creatives

... and with it you can...

BUILD

Build the complete, living world behind your incredible novels, games and art using our inspirational toolset.

SHOWCASE

Showcase your worldbuilding, novels, characters, campaigns, maps and timelines to perfection, and invite your fans and players to explore!

SECURE

No more lost notebooks! Your work is backed up on eight different servers multiple times a day, and you can export your world too - so you'll never lose your progress!

COLLABORATE

Create by yourself or with a team - wherever you are in the world! Give different levels of access to different writers, and even let your fans or players contribute!

MONETIZE

Monetize your worldbuilding to kickstart your creative career! Choose exactly who sees your work, and give exclusive access to customers, Patrons and supporters!

MAKE FRIENDS

Join a community of over 750,000 worldbuilders and solve problems together! Make friends with like-minded creators and get inspired by community and competitions!

CONTROL ACCESS

Control who can see what and when, keep your work secret or share it with specific people or groups of players or readers.

TRACK YOUR TASKS

What to write next? The TODO list tracks all your articles yet to be written. You'll feel great when you tick them off!

COUNT YOUR WORDS

Get inspired by your own productivity with our Word Count bar! Set your own targets and smash them!

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