Worldbuilding is a free community on Reddit for all people passionate about creating stories and building their own worlds.

From artists and writers to scientists and programmers, this community is open to all creative people willing to create new universes. Even though the main place for community interaction is on Reddit, members can also connect through Discord and Snoonet IRC. These alternative places allow you to discuss with others in real-time and just about 24/7.

The community has a wiki section for resources and suggested readings. Additionally, there is a big master list of links to resources in different areas of knowledge, collected from the community's Discord server. For example, you can find spatial orientation materials, apps for doing timelines, creating languages, and tutorials about multiple topics.

On the other hand, the reading list is divided into books and written material, and audio and video resources. Moreover, Worldbuilding has an AMAs section. This features threads with famous artists and writers who have answered questions from members of the community.

Overall, this community is great to connect with like-minded people worldwide who enjoy creating worlds as much as you do. To get an idea of what members discuss inside the community, check out some of the flairs that categorize posts:

  • Language: for both conlangs and conscripts.
  • Lore: for written or spoken lore and background for worlds.
  • Map: for all forms of fictional maps of your worlds.
  • Prompt: for asking questions about others' worlds.
  • Visual: for all varieties of visual content.
  • Event: a mod-only flair for community events.


  • Membership: Free Community
  • Year Founded: 2009
  • Amount of members: 914,600
  • Online Group: Yes
  • Job board: No
  • Language: English
  • Method: Virtual


Discover new universes:
This community is full of resources, stories, and videos about how others have perceived reality and created their own worlds out of it. These often include not only visual and written content but also new languages and fictional maps.

Access incredible resources:
Regardless of your occupation, this community will have something for you to create worlds. There is a master list of resources that include tutorials, map-building apps, and scientific and non-scientific literature, among others.

Find other worldbuilders:
By joining Worldbuilding, you will be able to connect with like-minded people from all over the world. You can interact with them on Reddit but also on two alternative chat rooms.


No requirements.


Networking Events

Members of Worldbuilding have the option to interact through Reddit threads. This allows them to give opinions and share perspectives on worldbuilding, but also to ask questions and request feedback. Also, as a member, you can join the community's Discord server or the Snoonet IRC channel. Both are great alternatives to Reddit that allows you to chat in real-time with others and also enjoy off-topic, casual interaction.

Content Library

Worldbuilding offers a huge wiki section you can use to understand how to use the community and also to get basic concepts about worldbuilding. On the other hand, the community has gathered resources from the Discord server in a big master list. Inside, you will find tools, apps, websites, worksheets, and many more materials in diverse areas of knowledge to help you build new worlds. This is kept in a Google Docs document that is constantly updated.

Additionally, the suggested reading section goes beyond reading. It also offers audiovisual content recommendations, as well as access to generators and other tools. There are also guides, tutorials, and note-taking software inside the Worldbuilding community.

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