PROJECT Worldbuilding Templates Project: Islands

Discussion in 'CREATING WORLDS & SETTINGS' started by Minibit, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. It's back, baby.

    The Worldbuilding Templates Project is a community-powered project to put together lots of templates that help you bring depth and colour to your worldbuilding!

    The Islands template is for making awesome islands, and focuses more on the physical islands than any cultures/man-made phenomena that may be on it; we will have more culture/people-centric targets that you can combine with to make better inhabited island profiles in the future! The islands template is packaged in three sizes for your convenience:

    Mini: for builders on the go! Quick notes and need-to-know basics
    Medium: For builders who want a bit more detail; dare to dig deeper!
    Ultra: For crazy builders with too much time on their hands; get grilled with stuff you wouldn't have thought of and add unbelievable detail to your worlds!

    Mini (open)

    Island Name:
    How big is the island?
    Is it deserted or inhabited?
    Where is the island located?
    What is the overall geography of the island like?
    What creatures live on the island?
    What plants grow on the island?
    What is the greatest natural resource of this island?

    Code:
    [b]Island Name:
    How big is the island?
    Is it deserted or inhabited?
    Where is the island located?
    What is the overall geography of the island like?
    What creatures live on the island?
    What plants grow on the island?
    What is the greatest natural resource of this island?[/b]
    


    Medium (open)

    Island Name:
    How big is the island?
    Is it deserted or inhabited?
    If inhabited:

    Name of the inhabiting race/people:
    Language spoken:
    Technological level:
    Population:
    Other Culture:

    Where is the island located?
    What kind of body of water surrounds this island? (bay, ocean, lake, etc)
    How easy or hard is it to get to this island from the nearest mainland?
    How frequently do people visit this island?
    Describe the shore-line of the island: (ie: cliffs, sand, rocks, swamp)
    What weather patterns are common on and near the island?
    Is the island prone to natural disasters?

    What climate is the island located in?
    What is the overall geography of the island like?
    Is there any freshwater on the island?
    What mineral resources can be found on this island?
    What natural hazards (swamps, quicksand, poison ivy, cliffs, etc) exist on this island?
    Are there any mountains on the island?
    Are there any volcanoes on this island?
    Are they active, inactive, or dormant?

    Are there forests on this island?
    Are there any cave systems/underground areas on this island?

    Are there any lakes or rivers on the island?
    Is there any desert area on this island?
    What creatures live on the island?

    What creatures live in the water around the island?
    What plants grow on the island?
    What kinds of underwater plants grow around the island?
    What is the greatest natural resource of this island?
    Is there any magic/supernatural phenomena on this island?
    Is this island the site of any mysteries/legends?

    Code:
    [b]Island Name:
    How big is the island?
    Is it deserted or inhabited?
    If inhabited:[/b]
    [indent=1][b]Name of the inhabiting race/people:
    Language spoken:
    Technological level:
    Population:
    Other Culture:[/b][/indent]
     
    [b]Where is the island located?
    What kind of body of water surrounds this island? (bay, ocean, lake, etc)
    How easy or hard is it to get to this island from the nearest mainland?
    How frequently do people visit this island?
    Describe the shore-line of the island: (ie: cliffs, sand, rocks, swamp)
    What weather patterns are common on and near the island?
    Is the island prone to natural disasters? [/b]
    [b]What climate is the island located in? 
    What is the overall geography of the island like?
    Is there any freshwater on the island?
    What mineral resources can be found on this island?
    What natural hazards (swamps, quicksand, poison ivy, cliffs, etc) exist on this island?
    Are there any mountains on the island?
    Are there any volcanoes on this island?
    Are they active, inactive, or dormant?[/b]
    [b]Are there forests on this island?
    Are there any cave systems/underground areas on this island?[/b]
    [b]Are there any lakes or rivers on the island?[/b]
    [b]Is there any desert area on this island?
    What creatures live on the island?[/b]
    [b]What creatures live in the water around the island?
    What plants grow on the island?
    What kinds of underwater plants grow around the island?
    What is the greatest natural resource of this island?
    Is there any magic/supernatural phenomena on this island?
    Is this island the site of any mysteries/legends?[/b]
    


    Ultra (open)

    Island Name:
    How big is the island?
    Is this a floating island?

    Does it move?
    How was it formed (ie: larger continent or peninsula worn away, volcano)
    Is this a tourist spot?

    Is this a private home?
    Is it deserted or inhabited?
    If inhabited:

    Name of the inhabiting race/people:
    Language spoken:
    Technological level:
    Population:
    Other Culture:

    Are there any man-made structures on the island?
    Are they new/in-use, or old ruins?
    Are there any towns/cities on this island?
    How much of the island do they cover?

    Is it a kingdom/country?
    Is it a military/naval outpost?
    Is there a light-house?

    Who owns this island?
    Where is the island located?
    Is the island part of an archipelago?
    Is the island part of a key?
    What kind of body of water surrounds this island? (bay, ocean, lake, etc)
    Is the surrounding water fresh or salt?
    When is high and low tide?
    Is the island near a mainland?

    How easy or hard is it to get to this island from the nearest mainland?
    Can you see any other land from the island?

    Are there any natural obstacles (such as reefs or sandbars) that make it hard to reach the island?
    Are there any supernatural obstacles (such as the native kaiju population) that make it hard to reach the island?
    How frequently do people visit this island?
    How many ships can dock at this island at a time?
    Do any sea routes pass near this island?
    Describe the shore-line of the island: (ie: cliffs, sand, rocks, swamp)
    What weather patterns are common on and near the island?
    Is the island prone to natural disasters?

    What climate is the island located in?
    What kind of changes does this island go through as seasons pass?
    What is the overall geography of the island like?
    What is the altitude at its highest point?

    At its lowest point?
    Is there any freshwater on the island?
    What mineral resources can be found on this island?
    What natural hazards (swamps, quicksand, poison ivy, cliffs, etc) exist on this island?
    Are there any mountains on the island?
    Are there any volcanoes on this island?
    Are they active, inactive, or dormant?

    Are there forests on this island?
    Are there any cave systems/underground areas on this island?

    Are there any lakes or rivers on the island?
    Is there any desert area on this island?
    What creatures live on the island?
    Birds:
    Fish:
    Reptiles:
    Other Animals:

    What dangerous animals live on this island?
    What creatures live in the water around the island?
    Are any of the native creatures unique to this island?
    Are any of the native creatures good to eat?
    Are any of the native creatures sentient?
    Are any of the creatures on this island endangered?

    What plants grow on the island?
    Trees:
    Shrubs:
    Flowers:

    Fruits/Vegetables:
    Other Plants:

    What kinds of underwater plants grow around the island?
    What poisonous plants are on this island?
    Are any of the native plants unique to this island?

    What edible plants are on the island?
    Are any of the native plants sentient?
    Are any of the plants on this island endangered?

    What is the greatest natural resource of this island?
    What quality is the soil on this island?
    Is there any magic/supernatural phenomena on this island?
    Is this island the site of any mysteries/legends?
    Are there any especially beautiful locations on the island?

    What natural defence systems do the animals and foliage on the island have?
    What aroma does the island give off?
    Code:
    [b]Island Name:[/b]
    [b]How big is the island?
    Is this a floating island?[/b]
    [b]Does it move?
    How was it formed (ie: larger continent or peninsula worn away, volcano)
    Is this a tourist spot?[/b]
    [b]Is this a private home?[/b]
    [b]Is it deserted or inhabited?
    If inhabited:[/b]
    [indent=1][b]Name of the inhabiting race/people:
    Language spoken:
    Technological level:
    Population:
    Other Culture:[/b][/indent]
    
    [b]Are there any man-made structures on the island?
    Are they new/in-use, or old ruins?
    Are there any towns/cities on this island?
    How much of the island do they cover?[/b]
    [b]Is it a kingdom/country?
    Is it a military/naval outpost?
    Is there a light-house?[/b]
    [b]Who owns this island?[/b]
    [b]Where is the island located?
    Is the island part of an archipelago?
    Is the island part of a key?
    What kind of body of water surrounds this island? (bay, ocean, lake, etc)
    Is the surrounding water fresh or salt?
    When is high and low tide?
    Is the island near a mainland?[/b]
    [b]How easy or hard is it to get to this island from the nearest mainland?
    Can you see any other land from the island?[/b]
    [b]Are there any natural obstacles (such as reefs or sandbars) that make it hard to reach the island?[/b]
    [b]Are there any supernatural obstacles (such as the native kaiju population) that make it hard to reach the island? 
    How frequently do people visit this island?
    How many ships can dock at this island at a time?
    Do any sea routes pass near this island?
    Describe the shore-line of the island: (ie: cliffs, sand, rocks, swamp)
    What weather patterns are common on and near the island?
    Is the island prone to natural disasters? [/b]
    [b]What climate is the island located in? 
    What kind of changes does this island go through as seasons pass?
    What is the overall geography of the island like?
    What is the altitude at its highest point?[/b]
    [b]At its lowest point?
    Is there any freshwater on the island?
    What mineral resources can be found on this island?
    What natural hazards (swamps, quicksand, poison ivy, cliffs, etc) exist on this island?
    Are there any mountains on the island?
    Are there any volcanoes on this island?
    Are they active, inactive, or dormant?[/b]
    [b]Are there forests on this island?
    Are there any cave systems/underground areas on this island?[/b]
    [b]Are there any lakes or rivers on the island?[/b]
    [b]Is there any desert area on this island?[/b]
    [b]What creatures live on the island?[/b]
    [indent=1][b]Birds:
    Fish:
    Reptiles:
    Other Animals:[/b]
    [/indent]
    [b]What dangerous animals live on this island?[/b]
    [b]What creatures live in the water around the island?[/b]
    [b]Are any of the native creatures unique to this island?
    Are any of the native creatures good to eat?
    Are any of the native creatures sentient?
    Are any of the creatures on this island endangered?[/b]
    [b]What plants grow on the island?[/b]
    [indent=1][b]Trees:
    Shrubs:
    Flowers:[/b]
    [b]Fruits/Vegetables:
    Other Plants:[/b]
    [/indent]
    [b]What kinds of underwater plants grow around the island?[/b]
    [b]What poisonous plants are on this island?
    Are any of the native plants unique to this island?[/b]
    [b]What edible plants are on the island?
    Are any of the native plants sentient?
    Are any of the plants on this island endangered?[/b]
    [b]What is the greatest natural resource of this island?
    What quality is the soil on this island?
    Is there any magic/supernatural phenomena on this island?
    Is this island the site of any mysteries/legends?
    Are there any especially beautiful locations on the island?[/b]
    [b]What natural defence systems do the animals and foliage on the island have?[/b]
    [b]What aroma does the island give off?[/b]
    
     
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  2. I am back at Iwaku forever!! Do you still need help with these??
     
  3. You can find the currently compiling templates in this forum under the 'workshop' prefix
     
  4. Got it! Thanks.
     
  5. This sounds so very exciting! I look forward to participating.
    >.> Do I just reply here to one of the templates? That would make the most sense, I suppose.
     
    #5 Kaida, Sep 22, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2015