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As I have mentioned before, I am taking a “Theme of the week” when it comes to content on the site, to help me when struggling to decide what to do. These themes are based on the PDF I have just released for the week or the one I am highlighting. This weeks PDF was “Magic Ruling Body Namer”, so the world-building questions today will be themed around the organisation or group that controls, regulates or teaches about magic and how to control it, assuming your world has one.


  1. What is the name of the group that controls magic?
  2. When & where were they founded/established?
  3. Where are they based? Does each region have its separate regulators or are they part of the same group?
  4. What punishments do they enact on those who break their rules?
  5. What is the number one rule/law regarding magic they enforce?
  6. Who is currently in charge of the organisation and what is their style?
  7. What are the details of the darkest period in the groups’ history?
  8. Where does the controlling group get the funds they need to run?
  9. Who, or what is their greatest threat right now?
  10. What types of magic do they control and why those in particular?

Bonus Question: What is the organisations biggest secret that if it got out would cause major problems for them?



The on-going & growing list of world building prompts & questions can be found HERE.

World Anvil gives you a series of tools, templates and prompts to help manage and build your world – See more HERE

What world-building topic would you like to see next time? Let me know in the comments below or on social media like Twitter.

The PDF for this weeks theme

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