World building is a fun part of preparing a game but it’s still work. Sometimes you may need help generating ideas. James D’Amato from the One Shot podcast released a new book called The Ultimate RPG Game Master’s Worldbuilding Guide, which contains many exercises to build up a world. James and I went through one of the exercises to expand upon my game, Base Raiders. What happens 5 years after base raiding is commonplace? What magic and technology spreads across the world? You won’t believe how important crabs are in the future of Base Raiders!
If you like this episode, consider picking up a copy of James’ book.