This question seeks a ready made world that is free (not copyrighted) so that anyone can set stories in it. A setting in which all the necessary questions have already been settled so an author (or artist or game maker) can focus on story.
So far none of the answers have given quite what is being sought. Is this something we could create as a community, asking questions for each problem that needs to be addressed until the world is fully formed and can be used by anyone who wishes to?
I'm interested in seeing discussion on:
- is this an acceptable use of the site?
- would the community be interested in it?
- would we store an overall description in an off-site repository, or just let the questions and upvoted answers describe the world?
- would some questions be better on meta, such as "what should we name our new world?"
I'm not proposing any exceptions - obviously all questions would have to be valid, in scope questions that fit the site.
I've tagged this site-promotion since any stories based in this world should credit worldbuilding.SE