Sometimes you might wish you had a handy list of historically accurate medieval names. Maybe you want to know what kind of training your Soviet soldier ought to have. Perhaps you're setting your supernatural roleplay in Thailand and have never been there, let alone know what kind of ghosts they believe in! Your latest character could be a Londoner... and your only knowledge of British slang comes from reading Harry Potter. Maybe you're thinking of playing a character with Dissociative Identity Disorder, or you took a bullet to the knee in that last fight scene and aren't sure if it should be killing you. Would you like to have somewhere to ask these questions or look this stuff up ON IWAKU? What we're proposing would be a companion forum to the Institute. Like the Institute, it would be devoted to helping roleplayers- but would allow questions, discussions, and workshops that are "off-topic", i.e., useful for roleplayers and writers as references but not directly related to roleplaying or writing. The Worldbuilding Guild is very useful, but just doesn't fulfill this need on its own. We already have several workshops and resources in the Institute which could be relocated to this forum. We would also love to see some of our professional or well-learned members offer their expertise in their favored fields to write workshops or help answer questions. We know you nerds are out there. (Paging Dr. @Razilin.) WE love this idea, but what do YOU guys think?