Dungeon World – World Building Example Session Zero Review
This is a short 8 page example of the system for world building based on Dungeon World system. The example outlines the creation of an area named the Dark Forest.
The system uses collaborative interaction between the DM and players in an effort to build the world together. This particular example attempts to lay out a world similar to Harry Potter.
The example is laid out in the way a world building session would happen. Players are asked questions and they give answers to move the process along. The general layout is easy to follow with the questions in bold, followed by the answers from the players.
Even though this is in black and white, the graphics give you that old school DnD feel. At the end of the document is a wrap-up that shows how the world is built using the player’s responses. This gives the prospective DM/GM a cornucopia of information that can be used to design further adventures.
This is a nice example and does a good job an introducing those who would be interested in this type of cooperative world building. The idea of this cooperation between DM/GM and player is unique and something to think about for those groups who are really verse in RPGs. I must admit that after reading this example I went to look for other Dungeon World products!
This is short, coming in around 8 pages, but for the price… free, you can’t beat it.
Overall, this is worth the look. If you are anything like me, you will find yourself looking for other Dungeon World products…