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vorropohaiah
04-10-2013, 02:29 PM
I'm into worldbuilding as much as i am into cartography (though the latter seems to be winning out for my attention lately).

the cartographers guild is such a relaxed friendly forum that i was wondering if any users can recommend any worldbuilding forums that have a similar atmosphere to here, as i've always been put off by the worldbuilding sites ive encountered as they seem to be a lot more hardcore than this place. I'm preferably loojking for somewhere that's not game-related - ie: worldbuilding for the sake for worldbuilding, the type that writers or obsessive types might hand around in. so no d20 tables if it can be avoided :)

thanks in advance

Chashio
04-10-2013, 03:59 PM
That's a good question. I just did a quick search for 'world building forum for writers' and the top result looks interesting. Have you checked out mythicscribes.com (http://mythicscribes.com/forums/)?

Eilathen
04-10-2013, 04:41 PM
Then you have to head over to the CBG, vorropohaiah.
Here's the link The Campaign Builders' Guild (http://www.thecbg.org/)

eViLe_eAgLe
04-10-2013, 08:23 PM
Uhh, how about this? Free forum : The World Builders Guild (http://worldbuildersguild.forumotion.net/forum)
I've never used it or anything, but it's a guild, and is of world building.
On a side note, we can also help with world building.

Arcana
04-10-2013, 09:46 PM
We can always help here. Lol... There's also the www.reddit.com/r/worldbuilding.

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vorropohaiah
04-11-2013, 03:40 AM
thanks for the links :) i'll check them out


We can always help here. Lol... There's also the taking escapism to the next level? (http://www.reddit.com/r/worldbuilding).

that reddit is as much cartography as it is worldbuilding, if not more-so (such a shame as the dedicated cartography reddits get a lot less replies to new map posts than the worldbuilding reddit - i know as ive posted on both of them)

Eilathen
04-11-2013, 06:49 AM
thanks for the links :) i'll check them out



that reddit is as much cartography as it is worldbuilding, if not more-so (such a shame as the dedicated cartography reddits get a lot less replies to new map posts than the worldbuilding reddit - i know as ive posted on both of them)

Hey vorropohaiah, i think you really should give the CBG a try. If i remember correctly, they really are kind of a sister site and we had some forum-crossover work in the past. At least it is a forum where the world building is very much in the foreground. Mapping is a subject discussed now and then but very much in the background.

Btw, is it possible that the reddit cartography is a private thing? I can't seem to find it as a r/cartography directlink.

vorropohaiah
04-11-2013, 07:34 AM
here is the proper cartography subreddit: Discussion about creating, analyzing, and loving maps. (http://en.reddit.com/r/mapmaking/)

in fact the norfolk map i posted there a month ago is still pretty high up, indicating that there havent been many posts in the intervening time

vorropohaiah
04-11-2013, 07:39 AM
Hey vorropohaiah, i think you really should give the CBG a try. If i remember correctly, they really are kind of a sister site and we had some forum-crossover work in the past.

Apparently I'm already registered there... time to have a look-around

Gamerprinter
04-11-2013, 04:39 PM
thecbg.org (http://www.thecbg.org) (campaign builder's guild) used to be a linked sister site to the CG, but since the first site upgrade, the link disappeared. I've talked to Arcana about getting it reinstated, and he's OK with it, but none of the CLs have activated it yet. Many members of the CBG are members here as well - it should be reinstated.

GP

Arcana
04-12-2013, 03:41 PM
I agree, I'll try and make that happen tonight.

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vorropohaiah
04-12-2013, 04:55 PM
Sounds great!

Diamond
04-12-2013, 06:02 PM
I just joined over at the cbg - it does appear to be an interesting place...

Korash
04-12-2013, 10:55 PM
GP, now that you mentioned it, wasn't there 3 linked sites; us, the CBG and another one that I cannot for the life of me get to the forebrain...

Gamerprinter
04-13-2013, 01:45 AM
You might be right, I'm not sure - I must have never looked at the other link (if there was one). However, the CBG was the only site that we once did a joint Monthly Challenge with - they had a contest to develop and adventure site, and their winning entry became the theme of the Challenge. Perhaps we could do something like that again.

vorropohaiah
04-13-2013, 03:58 AM
would be cool to get a form of synergy between the two sites

Polycarp
04-17-2013, 03:26 PM
GP, now that you mentioned it, wasn't there 3 linked sites; us, the CBG and another one that I cannot for the life of me get to the forebrain...

I believe the third one in the "Alliance" was Plotstorming.com, which is now apparently defunct. I never went there very often, but it made the CBG look busy by comparison.

I'd love to see some more "synergy" between us, or at least have more CG members come over and post their world-building material. We're a smaller community than the CG, but we have a pretty active core of members and a number of them are very good reviewers and commentators too. We do have some members with a special interest in mechanics, but a lot of us (myself included) do indeed design mostly for fun.