PROJECT Worldbuilding Templates Project: Forests

Discussion in 'CREATING WORLDS & SETTINGS' started by Minibit, Jan 26, 2015.

  1. Forests, whether magical, important, or just a decent place to go camping or get some shade, can be made into more than just backdrops with just a little TLC! Add some depth and open plot opportunities in your forest setting by filling out our templates! As usual they come in three sizes for your convenience

    Mini (open)

    Mini
    Forest Name:(What is the forest called? Who named it? Why is it named this?)
    Where is the forest located? (is it in close proximity to any civilizations, main roads, landmarks?)
    How big is the forest?
    What is the atmosphere of these woods? (Serene, creepy, secure, reverent, etc.)
    What kinds of trees and other plants grow in these woods? (Can you eat any of them? Are any of them dangerous/toxic?)
    What are the animal types in this forest?
    What kinds of people live here? (are there villages/cities? What species inhabit them? Are they friendly?)
    Are there any enchantments or other magical elements to this forest? (sentient trees, a magic ward, mirages running around,etc)
    Code:
    [b]Mini[/b]
    [b]Forest Name:[/b]
    [B]Where is the forest located?[/B]
    [b]How big is the forest?[/b]
    [b]What is the atmosphere of these woods?[/b]
    [b]What kinds of trees and other plants grow in these woods?[/b]
    [b]What are the animal types in this forest?[/b]
    [b]What kinds of people live here?[/b] 
    [b]Are there any enchantments or other magical elements to this forest?[/b]
    


    Medium (open)

    Medium
    Forest Name:(What is the forest called? Who named it? Why is it named this?)
    What kind of a forest is it? (Deciduous, Coniferous, Mixed, Swamp?)
    Is there an owner, guardian or caretaker of these woods?
    Where is the forest located? (is it in close proximity to any civilizations, main roads, landmarks?)
    How big is the forest?
    How dense is this forest?
    What is the atmosphere of these woods? (Serene, creepy, secure, reverent, etc.)
    What does the forest smell like? (Brackish swamp, earthy loam, sweet pine, intoxicating blooms?)
    What is the air like? (Clear? Foggy? Heavy? Musty?)
    What sounds are in these woods? (silence, howls, birds, wind, etc)
    Is this forest especially dangerous to pass through? (
    If yes, for what reason?)
    What kinds of trees and other plants grow in these woods?
    What poisonous plants grow in the forest?
    What edible plants grow in this forest?
    What are the animal types in this forest?
    What kinds of people live here? (What sentient species inhabit the woods? Are they friendly?)
    Is there a village of any sort?(Solitary huts? Treehouse village?
    Is there a civilization build out of the woods themselves?)
    Are there any roads through the forest?
    Are there any enchantments or other magical elements to this forest? (sentient trees, a magic ward, mirages running around,etc)
    Are there any notable natural landmarks in this forest? (mountains, waterfalls, sheer cliffs, a Mother Tree, etc)
    Are there major bodies of water within this forest?
    Code:
    [b]Medium[/b]
    [b]Forest Name:[/b]
    [b]What kind of a forest is it? [/b]
    [b]Is there an owner, guardian or caretaker of these woods?[/b]
    [B]Where is the forest located?[/B]
    [b]How big is the forest?[/b]
    [b]How dense is this forest?[/b]
    [b]What is the atmosphere of these woods?[/b]
    [b]What does the forest smell like?[/b] 
    [b]What is the air like? [/b]
    [b]What sounds are in these woods?[/b]
    [b]Is this forest especially dangerous to pass through?[/b]
    [b]What kinds of trees and other plants grow in these woods?[/b]
    [b]What poisonous plants grow in the forest?[/b]
    [b]What edible plants grow in this forest?[/b]
    [b]What are the animal types in this forest?[/b]
    [b]What kinds of people live here?[/b] 
    [b]Is there a village of any sort?[/b]
    [b]Are there any roads through the forest?[/b]
    [b]Are there any enchantments or other magical elements to this forest?[/b]
    [b]Are there any notable natural landmarks in this forest?[/b]
    [b]Are there major bodies of water within this forest?[/b]
    


    Ultra (open)

    Ultra
    Forest Name:(What is the forest called? Who named it? Why is it named this?)
    What kind of a forest is it? (Deciduous, Coniferous, Mixed, Swamp?)
    What climate type would this forest be classified as?
    Is this forest fully explored? (If not, how much is unexplored?)
    How old is the forest?
    Is this forest natural, or planted/transplanted?
    Is there an owner, guardian or caretaker of these woods?
    Where is the forest located? (is it in close proximity to any civilizations, main roads, landmarks?)
    How big is the forest?
    How dense is this forest?
    What is the atmosphere of these woods? (Serene, creepy, secure, reverent, etc.)
    What does the forest smell like? (Brackish swamp, earthy loam, sweet pine, intoxicating blooms?)
    What is the air like? (Clear? Foggy? Heavy? Musty?)
    What sounds are in these woods? (silence, howls, birds, wind, etc)
    Is this forest especially dangerous to pass through? (
    If yes, for what reason?)
    What are the dominant indigenous tree types?
    What are the dominant invasion/foreign tree types?
    What does their bark look like?
    How deep to the roots of these trees go?
    What colours and shapes are the leaves?

    Is there one tree to rule them all?
    Are the trees or other plants sentient?(what about dryads or similar spirits?)
    Are the plants able to move?
    What poisonous plants grow in the forest?
    What edible plants grow in this forest?
    What is the forest floor like? (dry, earthy, swampy, soft?)
    What are the animal types in this forest?
    What are the top predators in the forest? (Bears? Wolves? Vampires?)
    What animals live in the canopy?
    What animals live in the understory?
    What animals live on the forest floor?

    What kinds of people live here? (What sentient species inhabit the woods? Are they friendly?)
    Is there a village of any sort?(Solitary huts? Treehouse village?
    Is there a civilization build out of the woods themselves?)
    Are there any roads through the forest?
    Are there any enchantments on this forest?
    Are there any notable natural landmarks in this forest? (mountains, waterfalls, sheer cliffs, a Mother Tree, etc)
    Is this forest home to any religious, cultural, or historic sites/stories?
    Are there any myths/legends about this forest?
    Are there major bodies of water within this forest?
    Code:
    [b]Ultra[/b]
    [b]Forest Name:[/b]
    [b]What kind of a forest is it? [/b]
    [b]What climate type would this forest be classified as?[/b]
    [b]Is this forest fully explored?[/b]
    [b]How old is the forest?[/b]
    [b]Is this forest natural, or planted/transplanted?[/b]
    [b]Is there an owner, guardian or caretaker of these woods?[/b]
    [B]Where is the forest located?[/B]
    [b]How big is the forest?[/b]
    [b]How dense is this forest?[/b]
    [b]What is the atmosphere of these woods?[/b]
    [b]What does the forest smell like?[/b] 
    [b]What is the air like? [/b]
    [b]What sounds are in these woods?[/b]
    [b]Is this forest especially dangerous to pass through?[/b]
    [b]What are the dominant indigenous tree types?[/b]
    [b]What are the dominant invasion/foreign tree types?[/b]
    [b]What does their bark look like?
    How deep to the roots of these trees go?
    What colours and shapes are the leaves?[/b]
    [b]Is there one tree to rule them all?[/b]
    [b]Are the trees or other plants sentient?[/b]
    [b]Are the plants able to move?[/b]
    [b]What poisonous plants grow in the forest?[/b]
    [b]What edible plants grow in this forest?[/b]
    [b]What is the forest floor like? [/b]
    [b]What are the animal types in this forest?[/b]
    [b]What are the top predators in the forest?[/b]
    [b]What animals live in the canopy?
    What animals live in the understory?
    What animals live on the forest floor?[/b]
    [b]What kinds of people live here?[/b] 
    [b]Is there a village of any sort?[/b]
    [b]Are there any roads through the forest?[/b]
    [b]Are there any enchantments on this forest?[/b]
    [b]Are there any notable natural landmarks in this forest?[/b]
    [b]Is this forest home to any religious, cultural, or historic sites/stories?[/b]
    [b]Are there any myths/legends about this forest?[/b]
    [b]Are there major bodies of water within this forest?[/b]