Worldbuilding Exchange 2017

Detail of Carta Marina, showing Thule with sea monsters

Collection for the 2017 round of the worldbuilding exchange.

(Closed, Unmoderated, Gift Exchange Challenge)

About Worldbuilding Exchange 2017 (worldbuildingex_2017)

Active since:
Tag Set:
Assignments Due:
Sat 01 Apr 2017 07:59AM BST
Signed up:
  • Morbane,
  • Star of Heaven (rubylily),
  • Hokuto,
  • phidari,
  • HopefulNebula,
  • VampirePaladin,
  • Rosencrantz,
  • tielan,
  • ExtraPenguin,
  • shopfront,
  • Jenn_Calaelen,
  • Sumi,
  • sixbeforelunch,
  • raininshadows,
  • bunn,
  • lalalalalawhy,
  • snowynight,
  • MarsDragon,
  • Starrie_Wolf,
  • amyfortuna
  • fawatson,
  • silveradept,
  • Brachylagus_fandom,
  • Miss_M,
  • Clocketpatch,
  • weakinteraction,
  • The_Plaid_Slytherin,
  • pantsoffdanceoff,
  • thedevilchicken,
  • Prinzenhasserin,
  • Quillori,
  • subjunctive,
  • Meatball42,
  • lirin,
  • anassa_anemou,
  • Solanaceae,
  • sevenofspade,
  • Trismegistus (Lebateleur),
  • afinch,
  • Jenett,
  • DigitalMeowMix,
  • Coppercrow,
  • minnabird,
  • makiyakinabe,
  • Minutia_R,
  • greerwatson,
  • Deepdarkwaters,
  • WonderWafles,
  • betony,
  • spoke,
  • Northland,
  • galfridian,
  • sprocket,
  • Kisuru



This is an exchange for fanworks focused on worldbuilding.

Fanfiction, fanart and in-universe meta are all welcome.

For more information, please see the exchange's dreamwidth community at



Minimum requirements



For main gifts, participants are expected to create one of:

  • Fanfiction - at least 1000 words
  • Fanart - a finished piece of art, not on lined paper, with a total size of 400,000 pixels or more
  • Meta - at least 1000 words of in-universe meta

(Fanart is deliberately given as a total pixel size to allow for the fact that some worldbuilding fanart might not fit within usual boundaries, e.g. long thin maps.)

What counts as "worldbuilding"?

For the purposes of this exchange, "worldbuilding" will be defined as any exploration of how a fictional world works beyond the information presented in canon. This includes (but is not limited to) more detailed extrapolation of information presented in canon, filling in gaps in the canon backstory, attempts to reconcile apparent contradictions in canon information, exploring the perspectives on canon events of characters implied to exist but not considered within the canon, etc.

Please note that it is absolutely fine for the gift you create to be an action-adventure story/shippy fanart/etc. (provided your recipient hasn't expressed a desire for you to avoid such things), so long as there are also worldbuilding elements present in a significant way.

Sign ups

You may request between three and ten fandoms, and must offer between four and ten fandoms.

For much more detail, please see the dreamwidth community.