Worldspinner: Fantasy RPG Worldbuilder & Map Maker

A project in Seattle, WA by Worldspinner LLC

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Worldspinner makes it easy to create richly detailed maps of your own fantasy world in minutes.
Backers: 1610
Average Pledge Per Backer: $42

Funded: $67,112 of $10,000
Dates: Sep 30th -> Oct 30th (31 days)
Project By: Worldspinner LLC
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Latest News

Final hours

October 30th - via:
More Art A couple days ago some people were still worrying if we'd unlock all the author stretch goals.  Well, our amazing backers stepped up to the plate and solved that yesterday.  Then we tossed in an extra stretch goal with just 24 hours to... (Read More)

Final 24 hours & Stretch Goals news

October 29th - via:
We’re almost there. Tomorrow at 7pm Pacific, the Worldspinner Kickstarter flies across the finish line. The wonderful people who have backed the project will get to experiment with it during Alpha and Beta. Their feedback will go into making... (Read More)

Let loose the Beasts!

October 28th - via:
This has been one of the best days yet in the Worldspinner Kickstarter, and we just unlocked the ninth stretch goal in the project: Elizabeth Bear’s Stronger than Magic. That's getting to be quite a collection of premium content we'll be giving out... (Read More)

Stronger than Magic

October 27th - via:
We did it… broke through $50k raised in this Kickstarter, and unlocked Mark Teppo’s Eternal Queen! Congrats, Mark, clearly this necessitates sitting down over another round of rum cocktails and hashing out the best way to put sea monsters on the... (Read More)


October 26th - via:
Backers who pledge at the Leif Erickson ($20) level or higher qualify as Heroes of Kickstarter. After this campaign ends, we’ll be sending out surveys. Among other questions, your survey will ask you the name of your hero and their culture. These... (Read More)

Stretch goals: 7 down, 3 to go!

October 25th - via:
Stretch goal 7: unlocked Ian Irvine will soon be writing Curse of the Summonstone, thanks to the backers who have joined the project in the last few days!  If you want to give the Druid in your party a mission they can't refuse, this one is it.... (Read More)

Curse of the Summonstone

October 22nd - via:
Congratulations, we just unlocked John Wick’s Black Iron theme! Based on the comments & messages I’ve already received, I know I’m not the only one excited to see John’s work showing up in Worldspinner. Post-apocalyptic fantasy, here we... (Read More)

Hex maps

October 20th - via:
A bunch of people have asked for hex maps.  Worldspinner will indeed support these, and this update provides a glimpse into where that is going.   As with all of the maps we're showing, keep in mind that these are still very much a work in... (Read More)

Black Iron

October 19th - via:
$35k Stretch Goal Unlocked! Thanks to all our backers, this time with a special shout out to those of you who have joined recently, or those of you who have recently upgraded your pledge level, and helped unlock Philip Athans' After the War as a... (Read More)

More great adventures

October 17th - via:
Two of our close partners in this project are the fantasy RPG publishers Kobold Press and Frog God Games.  They are not only writing new content for Worldspinner (see our Dragons!, 700 Lordly Houses, and Denizens of the Wilds) stretch goals, but... (Read More)

Worldbuilding 101: Cultures

October 15th - via:
In a well thought out world, each person, city, and kingdom shows the influences of their culture. In this update we’ll talk about why cultures matter in Worldspinner, and how they affect your world and its maps. The Vikings One of the classic... (Read More)

Stretch goals: It keeps getting better!

October 11th - via:
Things just got more interesting for your worlds, now that the courtly scheming and raw ambitions of Wolfgang Baur’s 700 Lordly Houses have been unlocked. Your players will learn that the ruthless ambition hidden just beneath the surface of many... (Read More)

What are Themes?

October 9th - via:
Congratulations!  You unlocked our third stretch goal today, and we’ll be adding Lisa Smedman’s Arcane Portals theme to Worldspinner's growing selection of premium content. This means that anyone backing at the $40 reward tier or higher now gets... (Read More)

Large digital maps

October 8th - via:
One of the reasons we are launching with a Kickstarter is to get your feedback before everything is finalized. We’ve heard loud and clear that some of you really want downloadable maps in the larger sizes. We’ve heard, especially from our... (Read More)

Tales for the Stealing

October 5th - via:
The second of five Legendary Hero rewards was claimed on Saturday night. There are going to be some beautiful coins in circulation soon keeping the legends of those characters alive, and I’m going to take special note of the footsteps they leave in... (Read More)

A closer look

October 3rd - via:
Worldspinner creates maps at very high resolution.   A full 27x40" map is 8100x12000 pixels, or just shy of 100 megapixels.  It is very hard to get a proper idea of what these look like until you actually see on printed out on the table before you.... (Read More)

Five worlds

October 3rd - via:
A big part of why we are doing this Kickstarter is to find out how we can make Worldspinner better for you. Needless to say, we have a whole lot of ideas for improvements and expansions, but your input helps us know which of these are the most... (Read More)


October 1st - via:
It has been an amazing start to our first Kickstarter campaign. Yesterday’s launch was the first time we told the world about Worldspinner. Today we just hit our $10,000 funding goal. Thank you all — it means so much to us to see the level of... (Read More)

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