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Deserts, not the confectionary called desserts, can be found on many worlds. Despite the steerotype, they come in many forms, not just sand, as a desert if normally defined as “any large, extremely dry area of land with sparse vegetation” and come in one of 4 types : hot and dry deserts, semi-arid deserts, coastal deserts, and cold deserts. Todays world building promps list focuses on deserts and begins a mini-series of prompts/questions related to terrain.

  1. What is the most famous desert in your world called?
  2. What is the size of the largest desert?
  3. How hot/cold does it get during the day and night?
  4. Does the desert grow or shrink?
  5. Are there any people who live, either nomadically or permanently in the desert?
  6. Are there any (in)famous locations within the desert?
  7. What non-sentient creatures call the desert home?
  8. What valuable resources can be found in the desert of your world?
  9. Are there any phenomena that occur within the desert?
  10. What is the nature of a legendary creature said to roam the desert?

Bonus Question : What rumours and/or legends are associated with the desert?


The ongoing & growing list of world-building prompts & questions

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