There are a series of questions that go through the process of creating a realistic world step-by-step.

This is a series of questions that tries to break down the process of creating a world from initial creation of the landmass through to erosion, weather patterns, biomes and every other related topics. Please restrict answers to this specific topic rather than branching on into other areas as the other stages will be covered by further questions.

A list of all the questions in the series can be found below, so that a link to this meta post should be enough for future questions.


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The main series of questions is the following

Some spin-off questions were made and are listed here

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    $\begingroup$ So it's been 6 months since last chapter of this serie? I really liked it, it helped me doing my world. But I feel like it isn't done. After creating governments, we need to create historical figures, events, economy, world relations, evolution of technologies... $\endgroup$
    – Carlos2W
    Commented Mar 1, 2016 at 20:58
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    $\begingroup$ Feel free to add a question to the list yourself. But note that some of those have been asked already... just not linked to that series... $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 1, 2016 at 21:38
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    $\begingroup$ Some are about maps, some are about worlds. Is this mainly for map-making or world-making? Everything above (as of time of writing) can be mapped, or plotted on a map, etc. But what about things that don't fit on a map that are part of world creation? Such as the kind of laws that a society might adapt, or the way a society would measure things like time, distance, volume, speed, and weight. $\endgroup$
    – Inbar Rose
    Commented Jan 5, 2017 at 14:47
  • $\begingroup$ @InbarRose That's a good question, the two are linked really. You can't have a map without a world. If you have a world you probably have a map of some sort. The series has grown over time as people added branches etc. $\endgroup$
    – Tim B
    Commented Jan 31, 2017 at 15:04

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