This Query is part of the Worldbuilding Resources Article.

I recently posted a worldbuilding question on this stackexchange about a magic system I am trying to develop, and realize now that it would be better posted in a place like a forum, where the conversation could range back and forth down the thread.

So my new question is: Is there a very active worldbuilding forum or other conversational venue appropriate for a thread on developing a magic system for a fictional modern world?

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    $\begingroup$ I would recommend trying out the sub-reddit for worldbuilding. Please remember that in both this site and on reddit, its normal users offering you advice. They are not paid to do so, so don't go in expecting to post a question and getting back an amazing answer without working with the people who take the time to reply to you. $\endgroup$
    – Shadowzee
    Dec 12, 2018 at 1:47
  • $\begingroup$ Shadowzee, I'm only looking for conversation, not my problems solved magically for me (pun intended, grin). $\endgroup$
    – Sindyr
    Dec 12, 2018 at 1:53
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    $\begingroup$ @Sindyr The replies on reddit are more suitable to conversation and answers, so you might get your problem magically solved, but you can also have a proper discussion. You might also try the Chat rooms we have here (I don't know the link to it) or maybe try and find a discord for worldbuilders if you are just looking to chat. $\endgroup$
    – Shadowzee
    Dec 12, 2018 at 2:08
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    $\begingroup$ We allow questions asking for resources; we even have a tag for it. How is this not on-topic for main? $\endgroup$ Dec 12, 2018 at 18:21
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    $\begingroup$ Isn't it also a list question? $\endgroup$
    – TGar
    Dec 13, 2018 at 11:07

2 Answers 2


There are many!

Those are the main ones, and there are certainly other highly specialised forums as well.

  • $\begingroup$ It occurs to me that maybe we should have a “reason to close” comment that has this list (or a link to this list) as its boiler plate text. $\endgroup$
    – SRM
    Feb 13, 2020 at 3:51
  • $\begingroup$ @SRM -- I am honoured to be considered as a reason for closure! ;) Seriously, the question (and related questions) do come up from time to time, so there is a clear need. Whether the community thinks the need is great enough might best be left for a meta discussion. I'd suggest considering the aggregation of this kind of question (forums) along with questions of outside resources and perhaps some others. In the boiler plate text, just link to both answers. I'd have to look around for the resources answer... $\endgroup$
    – elemtilas
    Feb 13, 2020 at 17:20
  • $\begingroup$ @SRM -- Here's one resource query. and here's another $\endgroup$
    – elemtilas
    Feb 13, 2020 at 17:21
  • $\begingroup$ These should be added to the list of worldbuilding resources $\endgroup$ Apr 12, 2020 at 6:19
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    $\begingroup$ @JBH -- Done & done! (Also updated some of the links in that resource.) $\endgroup$
    – elemtilas
    Apr 12, 2020 at 19:09

In addition to the other suggestions you can always try worldbuilding's chat on this very website: http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/17213/the-factory-floor

You're always welcome to discuss ideas and ask for suggestions there so long as you have the 20 rep needed to post.


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