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Top 8 worldbuilding Open-Source Projects

  • contextualise

    Contextualise is an effective tool particularly suited for organising information-heavy projects and activities consisting of unstructured and widely diverse data and information resources

    Project mention: The Winamp Skin Museum is powered by a sqlite3 database with 1.2gb of metadata | | 2022-06-11

    I have built a graph-based knowledge management system ( on top of SQLite. It runs great. Also, from a management point of view (e.g., deployments, backups) its ease of use is second to none. I migrated the application from PostgreSQL (which is also a great RDBMS) to SQLite and I haven’t looked back.

  • notebook is a set of tools for writers, game designers, and roleplayers to create magnificent universes – and everything within them. (by indentlabs)

    Project mention: World Anvil | | 2022-05-17

    You could give a try, they support self hosting:


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  • kanka

    Worldbuilding and RPG campaign management tool

    Project mention: Campaign managing online software | | 2022-10-03

    Here's the Github page

  • world-maker

    A world building app

    Project mention: Is there a similar tool like world anvil but free? | | 2022-07-02
  • Obsidian-Table-Top-Templates

    Table Top / World Building templates for Obsidian

    Project mention: How can I check out some really cool obsidian vaults to play around with? | | 2022-08-26

    While several of the vaults I mentioned above are available for download, here are a couple of vault templates you may download: - SlRvb's Journal Setup zip - PARA Starter Kit v2. Small starter kit for Obsidian by Cotemaxime - Obsidian starter templates. Stater templates for Obsidian. - Obsidian JG method. A starter kit that follow how joshwingreene uses Obsidian to manage goals, tasks, notes and software development knowledge base. - Bible study in Obsidian kit. Starter kit by Joschua designed to get you hands on with using Scripture in a connected way in your personal notes. - Obsidian weave. Obsidian vault template for software developers/managers working in the corporate world. - OSCP notes template. A template Obsidian vault for storing your OSCP revision notes. - Obsidian table top templates. Table top/world building templates for Obsidian. - Lifelong learning system template. Getting started kit for a lifelong learning system with Obsidian and Anki, - My obsidian vault template. A knowledge management template for obsidian, in which to grow your ideas. - Obsidian history vault. A starter vault for historical research with Zotero and Obsidian. - Obsidian beginner vault template. A minimal template for your first Obsidian vault aimed at setting good defaults. - Obsidian novel starter vault. A starter vault for writing novels and other long-form writing projects in Obsidian. - OB template. Obsidian reference for note templates focused on new users of the application using only core plugins. - Life disciplines projects. Life-management framework built within Obsidian. - Obsidian note templates starter pack. 15+ templates for Obsidian MD.

  • world-scribe-2-desktop

    Desktop app for World Scribe 2

  • fiction-tools

    Source code to

    Project mention: Fiction.Tools – A huge list of writing tools | | 2022-07-15
  • Scout APM

    Truly a developer’s best friend. Scout APM is great for developers who want to find and fix performance issues in their applications. With Scout, we'll take care of the bugs so you can focus on building great things 🚀.

  • world-engine

    A C# library that procedurally generates tile-based fictional worlds.

    Project mention: Some of the results of my work-in-progress tool to generate random tile-based worlds. (More info in comments) | | 2022-09-14

    At the moment there's only the repository:

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2022-10-03.

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Project Stars
1 contextualise 964
2 notebook 297
3 kanka 173
4 world-maker 60
5 Obsidian-Table-Top-Templates 16
6 world-scribe-2-desktop 15
7 fiction-tools 9
8 world-engine 6
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