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I bought this expecting it to help flesh out and craft a world. At best this journal indirectly shapes parts of a world with the greater focus being on 'you' (as in a character). This would be fine if I wanted a character building journal, but I didn't. I wanted something that would help me to fashion something wider than the experiences of an individual. Something that might assist me with building a world. Very disappointing.
In terms of quality, the paper is nice enough, the cover is attractive and it has a decent number of pages. The prompts will probably help someone who has the vaguest concept of a character or wants to add more depth to a character they're creating. I'm not overly fond of the size, I'd have preferred something closer to A4, but it's a decent size for carrying around or taking to your D&D sessions.
So, what you get is a good quality notebook (always useful) with prompts on the top of each page that will help you think about and develop a character. So, why is it billed as a 'Worldbuilder's Journal to Legendary Adventures'? That title to me suggests it is a DM's tool to build a RPG world. Instead I think it's just a notebook for a PC, but without the mapping pages.
The different topics are randomly thrown into random pages of the book and with no order and no contents page, makes this book impossible to navigate quickly and I xan never use it in my games unless I rip out the pages and organise it myself but even then half the pages will be lost as it is Doubble sided. Terrible formation of a book, would not recommend.
The description was very misleading at the time of my purchase. It's just an empty notebook with incredibly basic world building prompts at the top. And half of them are world specific already, why would you put campaign specific prompts in a book for making a new campaign world? Beyond stupid.
As with others I'm disappointed with this book. As mentioned it's just a journal. It does pose some interesting questions for character design and world building at the top of each page then underneath is where you can write in you answers. Some questions I found useful others not so much but it is a nice Journal.
Im Januar hatte ich mir dieses tolle Journal bestellt, in der Hoffnung etwas zu bekommen, was ich auch nutzen kann. Es war soweit, es kam... und ich wurde enttäuscht. Es war überhaupt nicht das, was ich erwartet hatte. Lediglich Seiten, die füllen konnte und auf jeder Seite ein kleiner Hinweis, den man vielleicht als SL umsetzen kann, aber sonst ein Fehlkauf.
Zu Weihnachten hat ein Freund von mir genau sowas gesucht, um es zu verschenken, allerdings hat er auch "nur" ein Notizbuch im DnD-Format gesucht.
Optisch vergebe ich einen Stern, ansonsten große Enttäuschung.
Nachtrag am 24.05.2020 ++++ Ich muss sehen, dass das Journal vom Preis her immer mehr steigt. Ich habe dafür ursprünglich ca. 14€ bezahlt und momentan steht es bei über 20€. Also es ist sein Geld wirklich nicht wert, außer man sucht ein Notebook!
I see a lot of complaints about how people are surprised this is a journal with writing prompts to help you flesh out your game world. No, it's not a manual that holds your hand step by step as you create your own cookie cutter campaign setting.
It is filled with things to think about for your world's heroes, your own characters, and ultimately the setting you either play in or want to create. Some of the prompts don't do it for me, so I ignore them and move to the others. It's not a bad price for something well made and branded with D&D art. Just don't freak out if it isn't what you think the very specific title means.
While, yes, the questions within will help you flesh out your world, there are far too many questions about established worlds, or multiple worlds, or recurring themes, or questions about "your character".
If your plan is to flesh out your own homebrew world, you might have to twist and interpret the questions in imaginative ways if you want to get the most out of this book. If that is your goal, I would advise advise against this purchase; you'll find better prompts on the net.
A very thick journal with decent quality paper. I reccomend pen or paper as felt top marker pens blend through when I tested them. Each page features a prompt and lines below to fill in ideas and an area to date your entry. Some prompts refer to specific events or places within DND lore while others are more open ended. For people who tend to homebrew campaigns and characters these can be a little limiting creatively. Some prompts focus on character building while others focus on overall world building. One prompt is about how your playable character would look and act if they were transformed into a goat. Depending on how large you write or how detailed you'd like to be there is room to write shorter ideas for multiple characters. I recently began a campaign with some newbie players and used some prompts as ice breakers to help with character creation.