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Contents Division of wealth
Prevalence of Educational System
Part One: World Overview Number of Major Religious Groups
Number of Minor Religious Groups
Number Of Continents Religious Prevalence
Number Of Major Island Chains Religious Significance
Number Of Oceans Tolerance Among Religious Groups
Number Of Moons Number of Major Language Groups
Number Of Suns Number of Minor Language Groups
Shape of Planet Tolerance Among Language Groups
Length of One Day/Night Cycle Magic/Supernatural/Psychic Prevalence
Length of One Year Strength of Magic (if applicable)
Predominant Sky Color Community Acceptance of Magic (if applicable)
Predominant Water Color Number of Months in Calendar
Predominant Vegetation Color Civil Popularity
Prevalence of Humanoids Civil Unrest

Part Two: Major Land Mass Part Four: Flora Lists

Inhabited Types of Flora


Explored Regions Crops
Environmental Hostility Ferns
Predominant Climate Flowers
Climate Description Fungi
Weather Herbs
Predominant Energy Source Moss
Number Of Major Political Divisions Trees
Number Of Minor Political Divisions Grasses
Common Name for Political Divisions Shrubs
Tolerance Among Neighboring Divisions Vines
Types of Disasters Present on this Land Mass Weeds
Poisonous Plants
Part Three: Political Divisions
Part Five: Fauna Lists
Most Common Government System
Number of Large Communities Types of Fauna
Number of Medium Communities Livestock
Number of Small Communities Reptiles
Tolerance Among Neighboring Communities Birds
Most Common Community Alignment Mammals
Most Common Type of Economy Insects
Currency Fish
Miscellaneous Local Terrain Amphibians
Organization of Military Skins
Civilian Law Enforcement Prevalence

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Contents (Cont)

Part Six: Miscellaneous Lists

Fruits
Vegetables
Nuts
Spices
Poisons
Oils
Acids
Indefinite Quantities
Containers

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need to know if there’s just one or if there’s more
Part One: World Overview than one. If there’s more than one, you need to
know if the players are aware of the other
landmasses or if they are simply waiting to be
Number Of Continents
discovered. If they have already been
Number Of Major Island Chains
discovered, then you need to know 1) how were
Number Of Oceans
they discovered, 2) when were they discovered,
Number Of Moons
3) how can travel happen between them, and 4)
Number Of Suns
how much is known about the other land
Shape of Planet
masses.
Length of One Day/Night Cycle
Length of One Year
If the players are basically confined to one major
Predominant Sky Color
landmass, then when you proceed to Part Two,
Predominant Water Color
you only need to work through it once. If the
Predominant Vegetation Color
other major landmasses (aka continents) have
Prevalence of Humanoids
been well-explored and much is known about
them, then you may want to work through the
Starting Points: World Building takes a top-
process for each continent on your planet.
down approach to world building. This is not the
only approach, but the one that works best for
If you’re playing a game of space exploration,
the author. With a top-down approach, imagine
then you may want to work through Part One
completing the following steps in this order:
several times to create several World
Overviews, then develop the major landmasses
1) What does the world look like when viewed
and political divisions on each world as time
from space?
permits.
2) What do the individual landmasses (aka
continents) on the world look like? You can
detail one continent or seven, depending on the Number of Major Island Chains
world in question.
3) What do the countries within those continents Sometimes a planet has large land masses (like
look like? You can detail one country or a Africa), sometimes it also has chains of islands
hundred, depending on the continent in (like the Caribbean or Indonesia), sometimes it
question. has both (like Earth). A society based on an
4) Miscellaneous details --- flora, fauna, island chain could be dramatically different than
containers, quantities, currency, etc. one based on a major land mass. Think about
how the wildlife could be different due to forces
These ideas and overviews should provide you such as natural selection (e.g. the Galapagos vs
with many Starting Points and keywords for coastal Ecuador). Think about how the political
doing internet research and hopefully lead to divisions could differ (e.g. sea-faring traders vs
hours of fruitful research. isolationists vs technology poor aborigines).

Number of Continents Number of Oceans

When designing your world, it’s important to This will partly depend on how many island
think about how many major landmasses are chains and continents are present on your
present on the planet. At the very least you planet. Sometimes the difference between one

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ocean and another is simply a matter of what the planet look up at their sky. Do you want to worry
people on the planet call the body of water. about varying degrees of gravity or just make
Sometimes the difference could be significant gravity always pull the PC’s to the current
e.g. different flora, different temperature, surface for ease of gamplay.
different fauna, different color, different depth,
different currents, different types of storms. Shapes
Think about which properties might be
significant to the players and how they could Cone, Hollow
lead to an adventure. Cone, Solid
Cube, Hollow
Number of Moons Cube, Solid
Cylinder, Hollow
How many? What color? Is this knowledge just Cylinder, Solid
for background purposes or does it play into the Disc, Hollow
campaign? For example, maybe there are three Disc, Solid
moons and when they align every 100 years, the Dodecahedron (12 sides), Hollow
tides rise due to the pull of gravity and cause Dodecahedron (12 sides), Solid
massive coastal flooding. Maybe when the Dome, Hollow
moons are opposite in the sky, the townsfolk go Dome, Solid
on a massive witch-hunt. Maybe they think the Icosahedron (20 sides), Hollow
PC’s are witches. How are lycanthropes Icosahedron (20 sides), Solid
affected? Irregularly Shaped, Hollow
Irregularly Shaped, Solid
Number Of Suns Octahedron (8 sides), Hollow
Octahedron (8 sides), Solid
Plane
This presents you with the same kinds of
Sphere, Hollow
considerations as with the moons. How does
Sphere, Solid
having multiple suns affect the day-night cycle?
Tetrahedron/Pyramid (4 sides), Hollow
Maybe certain areas have six months of sunlight
Tetrahedron/Pyramid (4 sides), Solid
followed by six months of darkness. Maybe
Torus, Hollow
there is only night once per year and something
Torus, Solid
really bad happens on that night.

Shape of Planet Length of One Day/Night Cycle


Length of One Year
It’s entirely possible the PC’s aren’t aware of the
shape of their planet. It’s possible they think Sometimes people just play role-playing games
they know the shape of the planet but are and don’t really care about being realistic and
wrong. Perhaps the shape they think it is has just want to play until they’re done for the day
become a religious symbol. Perhaps hollow- and then start again the next day. Sometimes
spheres are sacred and are hung upon people want to really be specific about seasons,
evergreen trees every December. Perhaps a day vs night, when and where the characters are
hollow planet has life on the interior. Imagine able to sleep and rest, etc. Perhaps the days
what the sky would look like when the people on last 20 hours and the nights last 20 hours and
the interior surface of a hollow, cone-shaped the people are used to a 40 hour cycle. Perhaps
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the days last 20 hours and the nights last 20 just need to put them in a cave or a bunch of
hours, but the people are like us and really do huts or do they have somewhat well-developed
best with shorter cycles e.g. they work for 12 societies and social hierarchies. Are they
hours of daylight, then rest for 8 hours of advanced enough that you need to work through
daylight, then they work for 12 hours of Part Three and plan them like they are a mini-
darkness, and then rest for 8 hours of darkness. country.

Predominant Sky Color Part Two: Major Landmasses


Predominant Water Color e.g. Continents or Island Chains
Predominant Vegetation Color
Inhabited
Colors are primarily for campaign flare. Imagine Explored Regions
a world with three suns (one yellow, one purple, Environmental Hostility
and one red), a greenish colored sky, plants with Predominant Climate
black leaves, terrain covered with many large Weather
and small craters, blue water, and inhabited with Predominant Energy Source
primarily peach-faced lovebirds and plum Number Of Major Political Divisions
headed parakeets. The people have all settled Number Of Minor Political Divisions
along the coastline where they can fish for Common Name for Political Divisions
sharks and farm kelp out of small ocean inlets. Tolerance Among Neighboring Divisions
Types of Disasters Present on this Land Mass
Sample Colors

Black Is this Landmass Inhabited?


Blue
Brown
Inhabited
Gray
Uninhabited
Green
Unknown
Indigo
Ivory
If it’s inhabited, then you’ll definitely need to
Orange
flesh out the society, government, etc. If it’s
Red
uninhabited, you’ll need a basic feel for the flora,
Tan
fauna, weather, terrain, etc in case the PC’s end
Teal
up exploring it.
Violet
White
Yellow What Regions Have Been Explored?

Prevalence of Humanoids Only inhabited areas have been explored


Inhabited and nearby areas have been explored
The entire area is vastly explored
This would include the “people” of the area as
The area is partially explored
well as “monstrous” humanoid-NPC’s e.g. trolls,
The entire area is vastly unexplored
orcs, goblins, green aliens, smurfs, etc.
Consider how these humanoids live. Do you
What regions have been explored and where do
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most of the adventures take place. Are you wide variety of plants and trees.
going to use the dangerous uninhabited regions Temperate Rainforest. Warm and rainy with
to act like those invisible barriers in a video seasonal variation, abundant plant and animal
game that annoy us but serve the valid purpose growth.
of keeping the story on track or is your campaign Tropical Grasslands. Always hot, one dry
going to be one of constantly exploring and season, one wet season, grass to 6' tall.
chartering the unknown? Tropical Rainforest. Always hot and rainy,
abundant plant and animal growth.
Environmental Hostility
Weather
Very hostile
Relatively hostile Weather: Wind Directions
Very few hostilities
Not hostile at all From East to West, cool air
From East to West, warm air
Does the environment itself play much into the From North to South, cool air
storyline or is merely for campaign flare? From North to South, warm air
Craters, geysers, lava pools, hot springs, From Northeast to Southwest, cool air
deserts, rapids, snow covered mountains all From Northeast to Southwest, warm air
present with their own unique exploratory From Northwest to Southeast, cool air
situations. From Northwest to Southeast, warm air
From South to North, cool air
Predominant Climate From South to North, warm air
From Southeast to Northwest, cool air
Coniferous Forest. Large evergreen forests, this From Southeast to Northwest, warm air
is basically the same as Taiga. From Southwest to Northeast, cool air
Desert, Cold. Extremely cold, very dry, few From Southwest to Northeast, warm air
plants. From West to East, cool air
Desert, Hot. Extremely hot, very dry, few plants. From West to East, warm air
Mediterranean. At least one hot, dry season No significant wind pattern
and one cool, wet season.
Medium Grassland. Hot summers, cold winters, Weather and Clouds
not enough rainfall for forests to grow.
Mountains. Temperature and plantlife decrease Altocumulus (parallel bands or rounded masses)
as altitude increases. Cirrostratus (nearly transparent, making the sun
Polar and Tundra. Always cold, frozen fresh or moon look hazy)
water, few to no land plants. Cirrus (thin and wispy)
Short Grassland. Hot summers, cold winters, Contrails (condensation trails as formed by jet
not enough rainfall for forests to grow. engines)
Taiga. Russian for 'cold forest.' Large area of Cumulonimbus (individual towers of clouds)
coniferous trees. Dew
Tall Grassland. Hot summers, cold winters, not Drizzle
enough rainfall for forests to grow. Drought
Temperate Forest. Moderate temperatures, Fair Weather Cumulus (puffy cotton balls)

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Fog Not applicable
Freezing Rain Nuclear
Frost Psychic
Hail Solar
Mist Tidal
Nimbostratus (typical dark rain cloud) Wave Power
No Significant Cloud Cover Wind
No Significant Precipitation
Rain Where do the houses, transportation,
Rain Downpour businesses, governments, etc get their energy?
Rain Shower Who controls it? What story arcs develop
Sleet around the search for energy or the desire to
Snow gain control of it?
Snow Blizzard
Snow Flurries Number of Major Political Divisions
Snow Shower
Sprinkle Basically, this is how many “countries” are
Stratocumulus (lumpy layer of clouds with present on your continent. Is the entire
breaks of clear sky in between) landmass governed by the same king or
Thunderstorm president? Are there many small city-states that
Torrential Rains interact with each other?

Weather: Predictability of Weather Number of Minor Political Divisions

Somewhat Predictable Does your continent or island chain only have a


Somewhat Unpredictable few major countries/political divisions or are
Very Predictable there a few major ones then some smaller, less
Very Unpredictable significant, less powerful ones? Maybe there’s a
major country with some outlying unclaimed
Does weather just happen in the background, or territories, internal semi-autonomous regions, or
do the PC’s have to plan their travels around an insignificant shire?
droughts, thunderstorms, or hail? What kind of
equipment do they need to carry? Do they need Alternate or Common Name for
to cross under the mountain through the
Political Divisions (aka Countries)
dangerous cave or cross over the mountain
through the wizard-induced snow storm?
Not all societies call countries, countries.
Basically, what we call countries are artificially
Predominant Energy Source
created political divisions. They may or may not
follow major landforms e.g. rivers, forest edges,
Fossil fuels mountain ranges, etc. Sometimes they are
Geothermal completely arbitrary and simply reflect the
Hydroelectric settlement patterns of an exploratory people.
Magical Sometimes they are created during or after wars
Magnetic or major battles. Either way, calling these
Man power
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political divisions something other than “country” Forest Fire
will add some flare to the campaign. Hurricane
Landslide
City-states Locusts
Commonwealths Mudslide
Counties Sand Storm
Countries Storm Surge
Districts Tidal Wave
Domains Tornado
Dominions Tsunami
Empires Volcano
Kingdoms Wild Fire
Nations
Not applicable Not only do natural disasters provide story-lines,
Principalities they also can be used to help shape the political
Provinces landscape. For example, a landmass with one
Quarters major country and several minor countries is
Realms plagued by a swarm of locusts and wild fires.
Regions The major country is left devastated, but the
Republics previously insignificant shire (inhabited by very
Shires small people), rises up and enforces its laws
States concerning multiple meals per day on the entire
Territories explored region. Many people are borderline
anorexic and don’t want to be forced to eat
How Tolerant are Neighboring multiple meals per day so they abandon the
'Countries' of Each Other area in search of a new place to live.

Completely intolerant
Somewhat intolerant
Somewhat tolerant
Completely tolerant

Perhaps they are bitter rivals, perhaps they are


fast allies.

Types of Disasters Present on this


Land Mass

Avalanche
Blizzard
Disease
Drought
Earthquake
Flood

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Part Three: Political Divisions Occurrences

e.g. Countries Rare


Relatively uncommon
Most Common Government System Relatively common
Number of Large Communities Very common
Number of Medium Communities
Number of Small Communities In general, when you define a feature of
Tolerance Among Neighboring Communities anything---in this case a political division
Most Common Community Alignment (country) ---you need to think about how
Most Common Type of Economy common it is or how often it occurs. Perhaps
Currency magic is very strong in this country, but it’s also
Miscellaneous Local Terrain so rare that the PC’s may never encounter it.
Organization of Military Perhaps the countries are bitter enemies, but
Civilian Law Enforcement Prevalence they keep to themselves enough that an actual
Division of wealth war or battle is very rare. Perhaps the area is
Prevalence of Educational System plagued by mudslides on a daily basis, almost to
Number of Major Religious Groups the point that society has developed mobile
Number of Minor Religious Groups platforms that they can live on.
Religious Prevalence
Religious Significance What is the most common
Tolerance Among Religious Groups
government system for this country?
Number of Major Language Groups
Number of Minor Language Groups
Adhocracy, government with a lack of hierarchy,
Tolerance Among Language Groups
all members can take action
Magic/Supernatural/Psychic Prevalence
Anarchy, lawlessness and disorder due to a lack
Strength of Magic (if applicable)
of government
Community Acceptance of Magic (if applicable)
Anemocracy, governed by a whim
Number of Months in Calendar
Angelocracy, governed by angels
Civil Popularity
Aristocracy, governed by a privileged class
Civil Unrest
Arithmocracy, governed by the numerical
majority
Once you have a mental (or physical) picture of
Autocracy, governed by a single person or tyrant
what the world looks like, how many landmasses
Democracy, governed by the people
are present, and how many major political
Demonocracy, governed by demons
divisions need to be further defined, then you
Diarchy, governed jointly by two people
can fill in the details for each area. This is
Dulocracy, governed by privileged slaves
where the nitty gritty begins. It’s usually not
Gerontocracy, governed by the elders
necessary to fill in all of the details for all of the
Hagiocracy, governed by holy men
minor countries, but you want to have a handle
Matriarchy, governed by the female head of
on the major countries AND how they relate to
households
each other.
Meritocracy, governed by a ruling class of
educated people
Monarchy, governed by a monarch with
inherited authority

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Ochlocracy, governed by the people, mob rule Neighbors are generally enemies and are often
Oligarchy, governed by a few people engaged in battle
Pantisocracy, utopian government where all are
equal How Tolerant are the Neighboring
Patriarchy, governed by the male head of Communities within this Country of
households
Each Other?
Plutarchy, governed by the wealthy
Stratocracy, governed by the military
Completely intolerant
Technocracy, governed by scientists and
Somewhat intolerant
technical experts
Somewhat tolerant
Theocracy, governed by a deity or a divinely
Completely tolerant
guided person
Xerocracy, government so strict that the only
way to spread information is via copied papers What is the Most Common Alignment
of this Country?
How Many Large Communities are
Present in this Country? Lawful
Neutral
How Many Medium Communities are
Chaotic
Present in this Country?
How Many Small Communities are What is the Most Common Economic
Present in this Country? System?

Is it a city-state where basically the entire Individuals own most means of production
country is a giant city? Is is a large land mass The government owns major institutions but not
with only one major city and huge areas of small businesses
wilderness or unexplored barrens? Is it like the The government owns most means of
eastern coast of the United States with one city production
after another stretching on for many, many
miles? Are there only a couple cities separated Think about how the economy works, what is
by a large crater, raging rapids, or miles of produced (textiles, crops, armor, nuclear
desert? Is there one city with a bunch of small weapons, computer chips, etc), who controls it
hamlets? Are there no cities and all the people (the government, free market, rich oil men,
are nomads? computer automatons), etc.

How Tolerant are Neighboring Currency


Countries to Each Other?
Agate
Neighbors are generally allied and trustful of Aluminum Bronze Coins
each other Aluminum Bronze Nuggets
Neighbors are generally allied, but distrustful of Aluminum Coins
each other Aluminum Nuggets
Neighbors are generally enemies but rarely Amethysts
engaged in battle Bartered Goods
Brass Coins
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Brass Nuggets Tin Nuggets
Bronze Coins Topaz
Bronze Nuggets Turquoise
Carved Stones Zinc Coins
Chromium Coins Zinc Nuggets
Chromium Nuggets
Clay Coins Miscellaneous Local Terrains
Copper Coins
Copper Nuggets Ancient Monoliths
Coral Ancient Mounds
Credit Cards Barrens
Diamonds Basin
Electrum Coins Bay
Electrum Nuggets Bayou
Emeralds Beach
Figurines Bog
Gemstones Bottoms
Glass Beads Brushlands
Gold Coins Burial Mounds
Gold Nuggets Bushes
Iron Coins Butte
Iron Nuggets Canals
Ivory Canyon
Jade Cape
Lead Coins Cavern
Lead Nuggets Channel
Leather Strips Chasm
Microchips Cove
Nickel Coins Crevice
Nickel Nuggets Dale
Paper Delta
Pearls Desert
Pewter Coins Downs
Pewter Nuggets Dunes
Plastic Coins Fault
Platinum coins Fjord
Platinum Nuggets Flats
Porcelain Coins Foothills
Rubies Forest
Sapphires Gap
Silver Coins Geyser
Silver Nuggets Gorge
Steel Coins Gulch
Steel Nuggets Gulf
Tin Coins Gully

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Hills Capable of being organized as needed
Hollow Poorly organized, rarely acts
Inlet
Islands How Prevalent is the Civilian Law
Isthmus
Enforcement?
Knobs
Knolls
Always nearby, quick to respond
Lagoon
Never around, rarely respond
Lake
Respond as needed
Large Crater
Large Waterfall
Loch Division of Wealth
Lowland
Many, Small Craters Completely divided between rich and poor
Many, Small Waterfalls Somewhat divided between rich and poor
Marsh Little division between rich and poor
Mesa
Moor How Prevalent is Education?
Mounds, Natural
Mountain Available only to the wealthy
Peninsula Available only to men
Plateau Available only to women
Ponds Universally available
Pyramids Universally unavailable
Quicksand
Ravine Number of Major Religious Groups
Ridge
Number of Minor Religious Groups
Rift
River
Lots of cool and interesting things have
Ruins
happened throughout history in the name of
Salt Flats
religion. Think about how many religious groups
Sound
are present, how common are the religions, how
Strait
well are they supported by the society, what are
Streams
their roles, and how well do they get along with
Swamp
other religions and other countries, etc.
Tar pits
Uplands
Vale How Prevalent is Religion?
Valley
Volcano Practiced by a vast minority
Practiced by a minority
How Organized is the Military? Religious and secular population evenly split
Practiced by a majority
Practiced by a vast majority
Well organized, quick to act
Well organized, reluctant to act

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How Significant is Religion?
Generally weak
Very unimportant in day-to-day life Very weak
Somewhat unimportant in day-to-day life Varied
Somewhat important in day-to-day life Generally strong
Very important in day-to-day life Very strong

How Tolerant are Religious Groups, How Well Accepted are Magic,
Language Groups, or Political Supernatural, or Psychic Powers (if
Groups of Each Other? applicable)?

Completely intolerant Well accepted, used without hesitation


Somewhat intolerant Well accepted, rarely used
Somewhat tolerant Not well accepted, rarely used
Completely tolerant Not well accepted, never used in public

Number of Major Language Groups Number of Months in Calendar


Number of Minor Language Groups
Think about the calendar: how many months are
present, how many days, how many seasons,
This not only determines communication, but
how different are the seasons? Perhaps this
can also alter an entire culture. How do the
particular country exists at a latitude that’s in
different groups communicate? How well do
perpetual spring or perpetual winter. Perhaps
they get along? The divisions and differences
snow falls only one day of the year, but it dumps
can be small or large. Do you want them to be
10 feet in a 24 hour period and melts over three
important or unimportant to the PC’s?
days causing flooding and widespread death of
flora and fauna.
Tolerance Among Language Groups
Civil Popularity of Government,
Completely intolerant
Somewhat intolerant Economy, Military, Civilian Law,
Somewhat tolerant Religion, the Color Red, etc.
Completely tolerant
Very popular
How Prevalent are Magic, Somewhat popular
Supernatural, or Psychic Powers? Somewhat unpopular
Very unpopular
Rare
Relatively uncommon General Level of Civil Unrest
Relatively common
Very common Very High Level of Unrest
Somewhat High Level of Unrest
How Strong are Magic, Supernatural, Somewhat Low Level of Unrest
Very Low Level of Unrest
or Psychic Powers (if applicable)?

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Basically, do the people love and support their Almonds
country or are they unhappy? Is a revolution Apples
likely? Do they just need a hero to step in to Apricot
challenge the status quo? Will they smite Bamboo
anyone who speaks ill of their beloved Bananas
government? Barley
Blueberry
Sometimes general civil unrest relates directly to Broccolli
civil popularity---but not always. For instance, Brussels Sprouts
imagine a country whose President’s popularity Buckwheat
is in the low 20%’s. That country isn’t Bulb Flowers
necessarily experiencing a high level of civil Cabbage
unrest---perhaps they are content to wait for the Canola
next President to take over. Also, when Carrots
considering overall civil unrest, take into account Cassava
the popularity of the economy, military, religion, Cherry
entertainment industry, etc. A people who are Chestnuts
unhappy with EVERY aspect of their life are Chickpeas
more likely to be a society on the edge than one Cocoa
whose people are overall content but have a few Coffee
major gripes. Corn
Cotton
Part Four: Flora Lists Cranberry
Culinary Herbs
Cut Flowers
Type of Flora
Flaxseed
Fragrant Herbs
Crop
Grapes
Fern
Greenbeans
Flower
Kiwi
Fruit
Lemons
Fungus
Lentils
Grass
Lettuce
Herb
Medicinal Herbs
Moss
Millet
Poisonous Plant
Mushrooms
Shrub
Mustard Greens
Tree
Oats
Vegetable
Olives
Vine
Onions
Weed
Oranges
Peanuts
Crops Pears
Peas
Alfalfa Pecans

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Peppermint Holly Fern
Peppers Maidenhair
Pinto Beans Ming Fern
Plums Ostrich Fern
Potato Plumosus Fern
Pumpkins Rabbit's Foot Fern
Raspberry Rattlesnake Fern
Rice Rock Cap Fern
Roses Spleenwort
Rubber Sword Fern
Safflower Tiki Fern
Sorghum Tree Fern
Soybean Umbrella Fern
Spices Walking Fern
Strawberry
Sugar Cane Flowers
Sunflowers
Tea Acacia
Tobacco African violet
Walnuts Amaryllis
Wheat Anemone
Wildflowers Arbutus
Yams Arrowhead
Sugar Cane Aster
Sunflowers Azalea
Tea Baby's breath
Tobacco Begonia
Walnuts Bitterroot
Wheat Black-eyed Susan
Wildflowers Bleeding heart
Yams Bloodroot
Bluebell
Ferns Bluet
Buttercup
Adder's Fern Cactus
Basket Fern Camellia
Bracken Chamomile
Cinnamon Fern Candytuft
Climbing Fern Carnation
Cup Fern Cat's paw
Filmy Fern Cattail
Flowering Fern Chinese lantern
Forked Fern Chrysanthemum
Grape Fern Clematis
Hart's tongue Columbine

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Cowslip Periwinkle
Crocus Petunia
Daffodil Phlox
Dahlia Poinsettia
Daisy Primrose
Dandelion Queen Anne's lace
Delphinium Rhododendron
Dogwood Rose
Duckweed Snapdragon
Fireweed Snowball
Flax Sunflower
Forget-me-not Sweet pea
Forsythia Tulip
Foxglove Venus flytrap
Fuschia Viola
Gardenia Violet
Gentian Water lily
Geranium Wisteria
Gladiolus Zinnia
Goldenrod
Heather Fungi
Hibiscus
Hollyhock
Bird's Nest Fungus
Hydrangea
Black Bread Mold
Impatience
Blue mold
Indian paintbrush
Bracket Fungus
Indigo
Bread mold
Iris
Chanterelle Mushroom
Jack-in-the-pulpit
Chicken-Of-The-Woods
Jasmine
Club Fungus
Larkspur
Corn Smut
Lavender
Death Cap Mushroom
Lilac
Ergot
Lily of the valley
Fly Agaric Mushroom
Lily
Garden Mushroom
Lotus
Giant Puffball
Lupine
Green Mold
Magnolia
Jack-O-Lantern Mushroom
Marigold
Liberty Cap Mushroom
Mimosa
Mildew
Morning-glory
Morel
Oleander
Mushroom
Opium poppy
Oyster Mushroom
Orchid
Pore Fungus
Peony
Puffball

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Satan's Mushroom Peppermint
Shaggy Mane Mushroom Rosemary
Shelf Fungus Sage
Slime Mold (Protista) Sorrel
Smut Spearmint
Stinkhorn Mushroom Tarragon
Stinking Smut Thyme
Sulfur Mushroom Wintergreen
Summer Truffle
Tinea Moss
Toadstool
Truffle
Bog Moss
Tuckahoe
Cushion Moss
Water Mold
Fern Moss
White Truffle
Fire Moss
Yeast
Flowering Moss
Granite Moss
Herbs Ground Pine
Haircap Moss
Angelica Lycopodium
Balm Mountain Fern Moss
Basil Peacock Moss
Belladonna Peat Moss
Borage Red tipped Moss
Burning bush Reindeer Moss
Chamomile Rock Cap Moss
Caraway Scale Moss
Catnip Sphagnum Moss
Chicory Staghorn Moss
Clover Tree Moss
Coriander White Moss
Dill
Fennel Trees
Figwort
Ginseng
Acacia
Henbane
Alder
Horehound
Almond
Hyssop
Apple
Parsley
Apricot
Licorice
Ash
Liverwort
Aspen
Mandrake
Avocado
Mint
Balsam
Mustard
Basswood
Oregano

Starting Points: World Building Page 18


Bay Nutmeg
Beech Oak
Birch Orange
Boxwood Palm
Brazil-nut Peach
Buckeye Pear
Buttonwood Pecan
Cacao Persimmon
Camphor tree Pine
Cashew Pistachio
Cassia Plum
Cedar Poplar
Cherry Redwood
Chestnut Rosewood
Cinnamon Sandalwood
Clove Sassafras
Coconut tree Sequoia
Cottonwood Spruce
Cypress Sycamore
Dogwood Tangerine
Elder Teak
Elm Tulip tree
Eucalyptus Walnut
Fig Willow
Fir Witch hazel
Frankincense Yew
Gingko Persimmon
Gum Pine
Hawthorn Pistachio
Hazelnut Plum
Hemlock Poplar
Hickory Redwood
Holly Rosewood
Juniper Sandalwood
Laurel Sassafras
Lemon Sequoia
Lime Spruce
Locust Sycamore
Magnolia Tangerine
Mahogany Teak
Mango Tulip tree
Mangrove Walnut
Maple Willow
Mimosa Witch hazel
Mulberry Yew

Starting Points: World Building Page 19


Lyme Grass
Grasses Maize
Meadow Fescue
Meadow Foxtail
Alfilaria
Meadow Grass
Bamboo
Mesquite Grass
Barley
Millet
Beach Grass
Myrtle Grass
Beard Grass
Oats
Bengal Grass
Orchard Grass
Bent Grass
Paddy
Bermuda Grass
Palm-leaved Grass
Black Bent
Pampas Grass
Bluegrass
Papyrus
Bluejoint
Peppergrass
Bog Grass
Pin Grass
Broomcorn
Plume Grass
Buckwheat
Pony Grass
Buffalo Grass
Redtop Grass
Bulrush
Reed
Bunch Grass
Ribbon Grass
Canary Grass
Rice
Cane
Rush
China Grass
Rye
Corn
Sedge
Cotton Grass
Sesame Grass
Crab Grass
Sesame
Durra
Sorghum
Eelgrass
Spear Grass
English Rye Grass
Squirrel Tail Grass
Feather Grass
Star Grass
Finger Grass
Striped Grass
Finger-Comb Grass
Sugar Cane
Flyaway Grass
Switch Grass
Four-leaved Grass
Sword Grass
Foxtail
Timothy
Guinea Grass
Viper's Grass
Hairgrass
Wheat
Hassock Grass
Wild Oats
Herd's Grass
Wire Grass
Horsetail
Woolly Beard Grass
Indian Corn
Worm Grass
Italian Rye Grass
Yellow-Eyed Grass
Japanese Lawn Grass
Zebra Grass
Kentucky Blue Grass
Zoysia
Lovegrass

Starting Points: World Building Page 20


Laurel
Shrubs Leatherleaf
Lilac
Magnolia
Alder
Manzanita
Azalea
Mesquite
Barberry
Milkwort
Bayberry
Mock Orange
Blackberry
Mountain Lilac
Blackthorn
Myrica
Blueberry
Myrtle
Box
Nandina
Broom
Ninebark
Caper
Oleander
Chokeberry
Persian Berry
Cinchona
Photinia
Coca
Poison Sumac
Coffee
Privet
Cranberry
Pussy Willow
Currant
Queen of the Meadow
Daphne
Rabbit Berry
Elder
Red Brush
Forsythia
Rhododendron
Frangipani
Rose of Sharon
Fuchsia
Rosebay
Furze
Rosemary
Gardenia
Sage
Genista
Sisal
Gooseberry
Snowberry
Gorse
Spiraea
Greasewood
Sumac
Guava
Symplocos
Guayule
Syringa
Haw
Tamarisk
Heather
Turkey Berry
Hemp Tree
Veronica
Henna
Whin
Hibiscus
Wintercreeper
Holly
Witch Hazel
Huckleberry
Yellowroot
Hydrangea
Zenobia
Indigo
Juneberry
Juniper Vines
Jute
Kalmia Bittersweet

Starting Points: World Building Page 21


Clematis Plantain
Dewberry Poison Ivy
English Ivy Pokeweed
Grape Prickly Lettuce
Greenbrier Purslane
Honeysuckle Quack Grass
Hop Ragweed
Ivy Sandburr
Jasmine Scarlet Pimpernel
Liana Sheep Sorrel
Morning Glory Shepherd's Purse
Poison Ivy Skunk Cabbage
Trumpet Creeper Smartweed
Virginia Creeper Speedwell
Wisteria Spotted Spurge
Spurry
Weeds Stinkweed
Tarweed
Thistle
Beggar's-ticks
Tumbleweed
Bindweed
Brake
Burdock Poisonous Plants
Burr
Canada Thistle Aconite
Cat's Ear Amanita
Chickweed Banewort
Chicory Bearded darnel
Crab Grass Belladonna
Crazyweed Ergot
Creeping Buttercup Foxglove
Dandelion Hemlock
Dock Henbane
Fireweed Horsetail
Horsetail Jimsonweed
Jimsonweed Larkspur
Knawel Locoweed
Knotweed Mayapple
Lady's Thumb Monkshood
Locoweed Nightshade
Mallow Poison ivy
Mayweed Poison oak
Milkweed Poison sumac
Mustard Pokeweed
Nettle Sheep laurel
Pigweed Snakeroot

Starting Points: World Building Page 22


Wolfsbane

Starting Points: World Building Page 23


Part Five: Fauna Lists Pheasants
Pigeons
Ponies
Type of fauna
Quail
Rabbit
Amphibian
Reindeer
Bird
Rheas
Fish
Sheep
Insect
Swine
Livestock
Turkeys
Mammal
Wallabies
Reptile
Yak
Zebras
Livestock
Reptiles
Alpacas
Antelope
Adder
Beef cows
Agamid
Bees
Alligator Snapper
Buffalo
Alligator Lizard
Burros
Alligator
Camels
Anaconda
Chickens
Anole
Chinchillas
Armadillo Girdle-Tailed Lizard
Deer
Asp
Donkeys
Banded Iguana
Ducks
Banded Gecko
Elephants
Basilisk
Elk
Beaded Lizard
Emu
Bearded Lizard
Ferrets
Big Headed Turtle
Fish
Black Snake
Geese
Black Mamba
Goats
Blindworm
Horses
Blue Tongued Skink
Llamas
Boa Constrictor
Milk Cows
Boomslang (Snake)
Milk Goats
Box Turtle
Miniature Cattle
Bull Snake
Miniature Donkeys
Bushmaster
Miniature Horses
Caiman
Mink
Chameleon
Mules
Chuckwalla
Oxen
Cobra
Peacocks
Copperhead

Starting Points: World Building Page 24


Coral Snake Long Nosed Tree Snake
Cottonmouth Mamba
Crocodile Lizard Marine Iguana
Crocodile Milk Snake
Diamondback Rattlesnake Monitor
Diamondback Terrapin Mud Turtle
Dwarf Caiman Musk Turtle
Dwarf Snake Night Lizard
Earless Monitor Ornate Box Turtle
False Map Turtle Pancake Tortoise
Fence Lizard Pipe Snake
Filesnake Pitted Shell Turtle
Flap Necked Chameleon Plated Lizard
Flap Footed Lizard Pond Turtle
Flatback Turtle Prehensile Tailed Skink
Frill Necked Lizard Puff Adder
Galliwasp (Lizard) Pygmy Python
Garter Snake Python
Gavial Radiated Tortoise
Gecko Rainbow Boa
Giant Gecko Rat Snake
Gila Monster Rhinoceros Viper
Glass Snake Ribbon Snake
Glass Lizard River Turtle
Gopher Snake Sand Lizard
Green Turtle Sandfish (Skink)
Green Mamba Sea Turtle
Hardback Sea Turtle Sea Krait
Harlequin Snake Short Tailed Monitor
Helmeted Side Necked Turtle Skink
Hog-Nose Snake Slow Worm Lizard
Horned Toad Snake Necked Turtle
Horned Lizard Snapping Turtle
Iguana Soft-Shelled Turtle
King Snake Spider Tortoise
King Cobra Spiny Tailed Lizard
Knob Scaled Lizard Sunbeam Snake
Komodo Dragon Tegu
Krait Thorny Devil (Agamid)
Leathery Turtle Tree Dragon (Lizard)
Legless Skink Tuatara
Leopard Lizard Uromastyx
Leopard Gecko Velvet Gecko
Limbless Lizard Vine Snake
Loggerhead Turtle Water Moccasin

Starting Points: World Building Page 25


Water Snake Cormorant
Water Dragon Cowbird
Web Footed Gecko Crane
Whiptail Lizard Crimson Rosella
Wormsnake Crimson Winged Parakeet
Crow
Birds Dove
Duck
Eagle
African Gray Parrot
Eclectus
Albatross
Egret
Alexandrine Parakeet
Emu
Bald Eagle
Falcon
Barn Owl
Finch
Barn Swallow
Flamingo
Barred Parakeet
Galah Cockatoo
Black Masked Lovebird
Goffin's Cockatoo
Blackbird
Golden Eagle
Blue Jay
Golden Conure
Blue and Gold Macaw
Goldfinch
Blue Headed Parrot
Goldie's Lorikeet
Blue Fronted Amazon
Goose
Bluebird
Goshawk
Bobolink
Grouse
Bobwhite
Guinea Fowl
Booby
Gull
Bourke's Parakeet
Hawk
Brown Thrasher
Heron
Budgerigar
Hooded Parrot
Bullfinch
Horned Owl
Bush Wren
House Finch
Bushtit
Hummingbird
Bustard
Hyacinth Macaw
Buzzard
Ibis
Canary Winged Parakeet
Jackdaw
Canary
Jay
Caracara
Kestrel
Cardinal
Killdeer
Cassowary
King Parakeet
Chattering Lory
Kingfisher
Chickadee
Kiwi
Chimney Swift
Kookaburra
Cliff Swallow
Lark
Cockatiel
Lesser Sulfur Crested Cockatoo
Cockatoo
Loon
Condor

Starting Points: World Building Page 26


Macaw Redbird
Magpie Red-Headed Woodpecker
Mallard Redwing
Many Colored Parakeet Rhea
Maroon Bellied Conure Ring Necked Parakeet
Martin Ringdove
Meadow Lark Ring-Necked Pheasant
Mockingbird Ringtail
Moluccan Cockatoo Roadrunner
Monk Parakeet Robin
Mustached Parakeet Rook
Myna Bird Roseate Cockatoo
Nightingale Sandpiper
Orange Winged Amazon Scarlet Macaw
Oriole Screech Owl
Osprey Sea Gull
Ostrich Senegal Parrot
Owl Severe Macaw
Pale Headed Rosella Snipe
Parakeet Sparrow Hawk
Parrot Sparrow
Partridge Spectacled Parrotlet
Passenger Pigeon Splendid Grass Parakeet
Patagonian Conure Spoonbill
Peach Fronted Conure Starling
Peach Faced Lovebird Stork
Peafowl Sun Conure
Pelican Swainson's Lorikeet
Penguin Swallow
Peregrine Falcon Swan
Petrel Swift Parrot
Pheasant Swift
Pigeon Toucan
Pileated Parakeet Turkey Buzzard
Plum Headed Parakeet Turkey
Princess of Wales Parrot Turquoisine Grass Parakeet
Ptarmigan Turtledove
Puffin Violet Necked Lory
Purple Martin Vulture
Raven Warbler
Red and Yellow Macaw Waxwing
Red Fronted Kakariki Western Rosella
Red Rumped Parakeet Whippoorwill
Red Capped Parakeet Wood Duck
Red Rosella Woodpecker

Starting Points: World Building Page 27


Wren Chipmunk
Yellow Headed Conure Cougar
Yellow Fronted Amazon Cow
Yellowthroat Coyote
Zebra Finch Deer
Deer Mouse
Mammals Dingo
Dog
Domestic Cat
Aardvark
Donkey
Aardwolf
Dormouse
Agouti
Dromedary
Alpaca
Duckbill Platypus
Ant Bear
Echidna
Anteater
Elephant
Antelope
Elk
Ape
Ermine
Armadillo
Fallow Deer
Ass
Ferret
Aye-aye
Field Mouse
Baboon
Fisher
Badger
Fox
Bandicoot
Gazelle
Bat
Gerbil
Bear
Gibbon
Beaver
Giraffe
Bighorn Sheep
Gnu
Binturong
Goat
Bison
Gopher
Black Bear
Gorilla
Black Fox
Gray Fox
Boar
Gray Wolf
Bobcat
Grizzly Bear
Brown Bear
Ground Squirrel
Buffalo
Groundhog
Burro
Guinea Pig
Bush Baby
Hamster
Camel
Hare
Capuchin
Hedgehog
Capybara
Hippopotamus
Caracal
Hog
Caribou
Horse
Cavy
Hyena
Cheetah
Hyrax
Chimpanzee
Ibex
Chinchilla

Starting Points: World Building Page 28


Jackal Raccoon
Jackrabbit Rat
Jaguar Red Fox
Jerboa Reindeer
Kangaroo Rhinoceros
Kangaroo Mouse Sable
Kinkajou Serval
Koala Sheep
Lemming Shrew
Lemur Skunk
Leopard Sloth
Lion Spider Monkey
Llama Squirrel
Lynx Tamarin
Macaque Tapir
Mandrill Tiger
Marmoset Timber Wolf
Marmot Vole
Marten Wallaby
Meerkat Warthog
Mink Water Buffalo
Mole Weasel
Mongoose Whitetailed Deer
Moose Wildebeest
Mouse Wolf
Mule Wolverine
Mule Deer Wombat
Muntjac Woodchuck
Musk Deer Yak
Muskrat Zebra
Ocelot Zebu
Okapi
Opossum Insects
Orangutan
Otter
Acacia Ant
Panda
Ant
Panther
Ant Lion
Peccary
Aphid
Pig
Assassin Bug
Polecat
Atlas Moth
Porcupine
Bark Beetle
Prairie Dog
Bedbug
Pronghorn
Bee
Puma
Bee Fly
Rabbit
Bee Moth

Starting Points: World Building Page 29


Beetle Hawk Moth
Billbug Hide Beetle
Black Fly Honey Bee
Blister Beetle Honeypot Ant
Blowfly Hornet
Boll Weevil Horsefly
Botfly Housefly
Browntail Moth Japanese Beetle
Bumblebee June Bug
Butterfly Katydid
Cabbage Butterfly Killer Bee
Caddisfly Lacewing
Carpenter Ant Ladybug
Carpenter Bee Leaf Beetle
Checkerspot Butterfly Leafcutter Ant
Chigger Leafcutting Bee
Chinch Beetle Leafhopper
Cicada Locust
Click Beetle Longhorned Beetle
Cockroach Louse
Cranefly Luna Moth
Cricket Mason Bee
Damselfly Mayfly
Deer Fly Mealworm
Digger Bee Mealybug
Dragonfly Midge
Driver Ant Miller
Drosophila Monarch Butterfly
Dung Beetle Mosquito
Earwig Moth
Emporer Moth Odorous House Ant
Fire Ant Orchid Bee
Firefly Painted Lady Butterfly
Flea Peacock Butterfly
Flesh Fly Pharaoh Ant
Fritillary (Butterfly) Pill Bug
Fruit Fly Potato Bug
Gadfly Praying Mantis
Gall Midge Red Admiral Butterfly
Glowworm Roach
Gnat Robber Fly
Goliath Beetle Sand Fly
Grasshopper Saw Fly
Ground Beetle Scarab
Harvester Ant Scorpion Fly

Starting Points: World Building Page 30


Silverfish Blue Shark
Skipper Butterfly Bluegill
Sow Bug Bonefish
Stag Beetle Boneytongue
Stinkbug Bowfin
Swallowtail Butterfly Bramble Shark
Sweat Bee Bristlyskin
Termite Brook Trout
Three Pronged Bristletail Bullhead
Tiger Beetle Bullhead Shark
Tiger Moth Butterfly Fish
True Bug Butterfly Ray
Tsetse Fly Carp
Viceroy Butterfly Catfish
Walkingstick Catshark
Wasp Cavefish
Water Beetle Channel Bass
Water Bug Chub
Weaver Ant Cichlid
Weevil Clingfish
Yellow Jacket Cod
Coffinray
Fish Collard Carpet Shark
Cownose Ray
Crappie
Albacore
Crocodile Shark
Algae Eater
Cutthroat Eel
Alligator Gar
Daggertooth
Amber Jack
Darter
Anchovy
Deapsea Smelt
Angel Fish
Devil Fish
Angel Shark
Devil Ray
Angler Fish
Dogfish
Archerfish
Dogfish Shark
Balloonfish
Dragon Fish
Barbel
Duckbill Eel
Barbled Houndshark
Eagle Ray
Barracuda
Eel
Basking Shark
Electric Eel
Bass
Electric Ray
Batfish
False Catshark
Beaked Salmon
False Moray Eel
Black Bass
Fanfin Angler
Blackdevil
Featherback
Blind Shark
Finback Catshark
Blowfish

Starting Points: World Building Page 31


Flatfish Milk Fish
Flounder Minnow
Flying Fish Monkfish
Foureyed Fish Mooneye
Freshwater Eel Moray Eel
Frill Shark Mudfish
Frogfish Mudminnow
Gar Needlefish
Ghost Shark (Chimaera) Netdevil
Gibberfish Noodlefish
Goblin Shark Northern Lamprey
Golden Trout Nurse Shark
Goldfish Oarfish
Guitarfish (Ray) Paddlefish
Guppy Pearlfish
Haddock Pencil Fish
Hagfish Perch
Hairyfish Pickerel
Hake Pike
Halibut Pike Eel
Hammerhead Shark Pipefish
Herring Piranha
Hingemouth Pirate Perch
Hogfish Plownose Chimaera
Horse Mackerel Pollack
Houndshark Pouched Lamprey
Inkfish Pricklefish
Jellynose Fish Puffer
Killifish Pupfish
Kingfish Rainbow Trout
Knifefish Rainbowfish
Ladyfish Ratfish (Chimaera)
Lamprey Ray
Lancet Fish Ray-Finned Fish
Lantern Fish Requiem Shark
Lightfish Ribbonfish
Lizardfish River Ray
Loach Roughshark
Longtail Carpet Shark Sabertooth Fish
Lung Fish Sailfish
Mackerel Salamander Fish
Mackerel Shark Salmon
Manta Sand Tiger (Shark)
Marlin Sardine
Megamouth Shark Saw Shark

Starting Points: World Building Page 32


Sawfish Amphibians
Scorpionfish
Sea Bass
Bullfrog
Sea Devil
Caecilian
Sea Horse
Clawed Frog
Seamouth
Cone Nosed Frog
Sevengill Shark
Fire Bellied Toad
Shark
Frog
Sharkfin Guitarfish (Ray)
Ghost Frog
Shellear
Giant Salamander
Shortfaced Eel
Glass Frog
Shorthead Lamprey
Grass Frog
Shortnose Chimaera
Green Frog
Shovelnose Ray
Hellbender
Sixgill Ray
Leopard Frog
Sixgill Shark
Lungless Salamander
Skate
Midwife Toad
Snaggletooth
Mole Salamander
Snake Eel
Mud Puppy
Snipe Eel
Neotropical Frog
Soldierfish
Newt
Spiny Eel
Olm
Spookfish (Chimaera)
Parsley Frog
Stickleback
Poison Dart Frog
Sting Ray
Saddleback Frog
Striped Bass
Salamander
Sturgeon
Shovel Nose Frog
Sucker Fish
Siren
Sunfish
Spadefoot
Swordfish
Tailed Caecilian
Tarpon
Tailed Frog
Thresher Shark
Toad
Toadfish
Torrent Salamander
Trout
Tree Frog
Tuna
Water Dog
Viperfish
Wood Frog
Walleye
Weasel Shark
Skins
Whale Shark
Whitefish
Wobbegong (Shark) Alligator
Wolf Herring Antelope
Worm Eel Bear
Zebra Shark Beaver
Black Bear

Starting Points: World Building Page 33


Black Fox Pig
Black Marten Puma
Black Sable Python
Boa Constrictor Rabbit
Boar Raccoon
Brown Bear Rat
Buckskin Rattlesnake
Calfskin Red Fox
Caracul Red Sable
Caribou Rhinoceros
Cat Sable
Cheetah Seal
Chinchilla Skunk
Cobra Snake
Cougar Snow Leopard
Crocodile Squirrel
Deer Tiger
Doe Water Buffalo
Dog Whale
Elephant White Fox
Elk Wolf
Ermine Yak
Fox Zebra
Gazelle
Giraffe
Gnu
Goat
Golden Sable
Horse
Hyena
Jaguar
Lamb
Leopard
Lion
Lynx
Marmot
Marten
Mink
Mole
Monkey
Moose
Mountain Lion
Musk Ox
Muskrat
Otter

Starting Points: World Building Page 34


Part Six: Miscellaneous Details Plum
Pomegranite
Lists Prickly Pear
Prune
Fruits Raisin
Raspberry
Alligator Pear Strawberry
Apple Tangelo
Apricot Tangerine
Avocado Watermelon
Banana
Berry Vegetables
Bilberry
Blackberry Acorn Squash
Blueberry Artichoke
Boysenberry Asparagus
Cacao Bamboo Shoot
Cantaloupe Bean sprout
Casaba Beet
Cherry Bell Pepper
Crab Apple Black-eyed Pea
Cranberry Broccoli
Date Brussels Sprouts
Elderberry Butter Bean
Fig Butternut Squash
Gooseberry Cabbage
Grape Carrot
Grapefruit Cauliflower
Guava Celery
Honeydew Chick-pea
Kumquat Chive
Lemon Collard Greens
Lime Corn
Mango Cucumber
Mayapple Dandelion Greens
Melon Eggplant
Nectarine Escarole
Olive Garlic
Orange Green Bean
Papaya Green Onion
Passion Fruit Green Pepper
Peach Hominy
Pear Horseradish
Persimmon Kale
Pineapple Kidney Beans

Starting Points: World Building Page 35


Kohlrabi Pistachio
Leek Walnut
Lentil
Lima Bean Spices
Mustard Greens
Navy Beans Allspice
Okra Angelica
Onion Anise
Parsley Basil
Parsnip Bay Leaf
Pea Bell Pepper
Pimento Black Pepper
Pinto Bean Caraway Seeds
Pumpkin Cayenne Pepper
Radish Chives
Rhubarb Cinnamon
Rutabaga Cinnamon Oil
Snow Pea Clove Oil
Soybean Cloves
Spinach Cumin
Squash Curry
Sweet Corn Dill
Sweet Potato Fennel
Tomato Garlic
Turnip Ginger
Wax Bean Green Pepper
Yam Horseradish
Zucchini Leck
Licorice
Nuts Mint
Mustard
Acorn Nutmeg
Almond Onion
Beechnut Oregano
Black Walnut Paprika
Brazil Nut Parsley
Butternut Peppercorn
Cashew Peppermint
Chestnut Pimento
Coconut Pimpernel
Hazelnut Radish
Hickory Nut Red Pepper
Horse Chestnut Saffron
Macadamia Nut Sage
Pecan Salt

Starting Points: World Building Page 36


Sesame Oil 'ANIMAL ORGAN' Oil
Tarragon Aniseed Oil
Thyme Avocado Oil
Vanilla Beef tallow
Benzine
Poisons Blubber
Bone Oil
Aconite Camphor
Aldrin Carbolic Oil
Alkaloid Cedarwood Oil
Antimony Clove Oil
Arsenic Corn Oil
Beryllium Cottonseed Oil
Cadmium Creosote
Carbolic Acid Fish Oil
Chlordane Flaxseed Oil
Chlorine Green Oil
Curare Kerosene
Cyanide Lanolin
DDD Lard
DDT Laurel butter
Dieldrin Lemon Oil
Endrin Linseed Oil
Hyoscyamine Liver Oil
Lead Mineral Oil
Lindane Napthalene
Malathion Nut Oil
Mercury Olive Oil
Mercury bichloride 'ORGAN' Oil
Mustard Gas Palm Oil
Nerve Gas Paraffin
Nicotine Peanut Oil
Parathion Peppermint Oil
Prussic Acid Petroleum
Pyrethrums Pine Oil
Rotenone Poppyseed Oil
Selenium Resin Oil
Strychnine Safflower Oil
Warfarin Salmon Oil
Sesame Oil
Oils Shale Oil
Spearmint Oil
Sunflower Oil
Absinthe
Tallow
Almond Oil
Turpentine
'ANIMAL' Oil

Starting Points: World Building Page 37


Wintergreen Oil Canteenful
Capful
Acids Carafeful
Cartonful
Acetic Acid Caseful
Acrylic Acid Caskful
Aqua regia Cauldronful
Arsenic Acid Chaliceful
Benzoic Acid Chestful
Boric Acid Crateful
Carbolic Acid Crockful
Carbonic Acid Crucibleful
Chloric Acid Cupful
Formic Acid Decanterful
Hydrofluoric Acid Demijohnful
Iodic Acid Dipperful
Malic Acid Envelopeful
Oxalic Acid Ewerful
Perboric Acid Firkinful
Picric Acid Flagonful
Prussic Acid Flasketful
Sulfuric Acid Flaskful
Tartaric Acid Glassful
Vitriol Gobletful
Gourdful
Indefinite Quantities Hamperful
Handbagful
Handful
Armful
Hatboxful
Ashtrayful
Hogsheadful
Backpackful
Jarful
Bagful
Jiggerful
Barrelful
Jugful
Basinful
Kegful
Basketful
Kettleful
Beakerful
Kilderkinful
Binful
Ladleful
Bottleful
Lapful
Bowlful
Mouthful
Boxful
Mugful
Bucketful
Pailful
Buttful
Panful
Caddyful
Pannierful
Cadeful
Phialful
Canful
Pillboxful
Canisterful

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Pipeful Basin
Pitcherful Basket
Pitcherful Bathtub
Plateful Beaker
Pocketful Bin
Potful Bottle
Pottleful Bowl
Pouchful Box
Puncheonful Box
Purseful Bucket
Roomful Bushel
Runletful Butt
Sackful Caddy
Saddlebagful Cade
Satchelful Cage
Scoopful Can
Shovelful Canister
Skilletful Canteen
Spoonful Carafe
Steinful Case
Tablespoonful Case
Tankful Cask
Teacupful Catchall
Teapotful Cauldron
Teaspoonful Chalice
Thimbleful Chamber Pot
Tierceful Chest
Tinderboxful Cistern
Troughful Crate
Tubful Crock
Tunful Crucible
Urnful Cup
Vaseful Decanter
Vatful Decanter
Vialful Demijohn
Wineglassful Dipper
Wineskinful Envelope
Ewer
Containers Firkin
Flagon
Ashcan Flask
Ashtray Flasket
Backpack Foot Locker
Bag Glass
Barrel Goblet

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Gourd Vial
Hamper Washbasin
Handbag Wineglass
Hatbox Wineskin
Hogshead Wok
Hope Chest
Jar
Jigger
Jug
Keg
Kettle
Kilderkin
Ladle
Mug
Pail
Pan
Pannier
Phial
Pillbox
Pipe
Pitcher
Plate
Pot
Pottle
Pouch
Puncheon
Purse
Runlet
Sack
Saddlebag
Satchel
Scoop
Skillet
Spoon
Stein
Tankard
Teapot
Tierce
Tinderbox
Trough
Tub
Tun
Urn
Vase
Vat

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