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The Gamemaster's Worldbuilding Journal is perfect for game designers, novelists, and especially gamemasters. Build nations, design kingdoms, explore the geography of your realms with this collection of forms, documents, and sheets created to cover all aspects of world design.

Use this tome to nicely print your notes and ideas in a clean compilation, or treat the journal as a scrapbook and write in the margins, glue in pictures, etc. It's perfect for any type of world building.

PDF Version: This version is 57 pages long  and includes a single copy of each form with no background and minimalistic design. Perfect for printing out as many copies as you want and including them in your own compilation.

PDF Version 2: This version includes the 840 page version of the print book.

PDF (form-fillable) Version: A single pdf with one of each sheet, form-fillable. Also provided is a zip folder containing each sheet as a single pdf that is form-fillable for ease of use and printing.

Print Version (standard): This massive tome is 1050 pages with decorative backgrounds and design. Divided into 12 chapters with extensive copies of the various forms, this is perfect for those wanting a high-quality print journal to transfer notes into or use to collect ideas as the form.

Print Version (premium): This massive tome is 840 pages with decorative backgrounds and design. Divided into 10 chapters with extensive copies of the various forms, this is perfect for those wanting a high-quality print journal to transfer notes into or use to collect ideas as the form.


Premium vs. Standard: The Premium Hardback is 840 pages vs. the Standard Hardback at 1050 pages. Both these books are the same size in print, although the premium is shorter by two chapters. The reason for this is that the premium uses a better quality paper that tends to be thicker. Both paper qualities are great, the standard edition just has two more chapters covering the regions (so 8 regional chapters instead of 10).


This product is systemless and perfect for any worldbuilder. 


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Bryan W April 25, 2017 11:24 pm UTC
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Just asking /throwing it out there, in a future update to the pdf files for the individual (single) forms will you be removing the page numbers? When printing extra forms or rearranging the composition of the work as a whole, the duplicate sets of page numbers and the few that appeared to be out of order kinda make the point of the print as many copies of the sections you need seem...hindered by minor aesthetic inconsistency. Since they are form fillable perhaps making the page numbers forms as well to allow custom numbering. And thank you for your time saving and helpful product.
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Gary D March 26, 2017 3:35 am UTC
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Just downloaded my purchase, love the sheets, they look great and will be helpful in working on a world and help keep my thoughts and notes organised. Great stuff!
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Sean C February 19, 2017 11:53 pm UTC
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Does anyone know why mine says it's password protected? I have no idea what the password would be...
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Rick H February 20, 2017 12:02 am UTC
PUBLISHER
No idea, we have never password protected any of our books. I can double check the files. . . but I don't think it's on our end.
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J. Michael L November 03, 2016 2:34 am UTC
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Love the product, though I wish with the form fillable pdf files there were no page numbers listed. Also the Random Encounter form fillable page, next to Location: Should be a fillable box.
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October 18, 2016 6:02 am UTC
Not clear on product. Which version o the PDF am I purchasing for $4.95?


PDF Version: This version is 57 pages long and includes a single copy of each form with no background and minimalistic design. Perfect for printing out as many copies as fyou want and including them in your own compilation.

PDF Version 2: This version includes the 840 page version of the print book.

PDF (form-fillable) Version: A single pdf with one of each sheet, form-fillable. Also provided is a zip folder containing each sheet as a single pdf that is form-fillable for ease of use and printing.
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Rick H October 18, 2016 10:45 am UTC
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You receive all of them.
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October 18, 2016 12:20 am UTC
PURCHASER
When I update a page in the form fillable pdf I can't save it in the pdf. Admittedly the acrobat version I'm using is very out of date, ver. 10.1.3. Is it designed to be unsavable, or is it an adobe acrobat issue?
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Rick H October 18, 2016 10:46 am UTC
PUBLISHER
We are looking into it, but believe it is an issue with your Adobe.
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Troy D October 20, 2016 10:46 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi there friend! Troy here from Fat Goblin Games and "The Guy" that takes care of creating the Adobe Form Fills. Please email me the form you are trying to get to work at armytroy@gmail.com (armytroy AT gmail dot com) and I will take a look at it!
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Robert M October 15, 2016 7:28 pm UTC
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You know what would make the print version useful to me? If you could take the forms I fill out and print them as a book for me. My hand writing is terrible. I can probably get it done myself at Lulu, and possibly here.
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Anne T October 15, 2016 8:07 pm UTC
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Form-fillable PDFs generally can't be combined together, or printed-to-PDF separately so that they can later be joined. As far as I know, what you are looking for isn't currently possible.
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Ray S October 08, 2016 4:14 pm UTC
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Are there any plans to do a bundle of these builder/planner titles? Would love to see all the titles in this line bundled together so I could purchase them all at once. Are there plans for any other titles along these lines?
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Rick H October 12, 2016 6:09 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
We will eventually bundle them together, but most likely not a for awhile. We have a Universe design journal being worked on for sci-fi fans, as well as a few of our smaller journals planned for fantasy GMs.
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James J January 19, 2017 4:44 am UTC
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Hoping you guys eventually release a Universe design journal. I have been using fantasy styled forms for years, that were designed for 3.5 D&D, to run Traveller, Star Trek, and Star Wars.
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Derek W August 25, 2016 4:01 pm UTC
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Aww, what a bunch of BS. I thought it was going to be like the old 2nd edition World Builder's Guidebook, but it's just a collection of forms. How did you arrive at the number 840 as a page count? To pad the book and make it look like the WBG? Total ripoff. No need to pay $5, any competent DM or author can do this themselves.
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Rick H August 25, 2016 5:01 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Sorry for your confusion. We felt the description and video clearly showcased what this product is, not to mention the reviews. As for your actual question, 840 pages is the largest book at the premium quality we can print, we padded the standard up to 1050 pages. We did not do this to "look like the WBG" but figured if a competent GM wanted a print journal for his world creation, it needed to be large enough to fit their world.
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chris D January 29, 2017 7:19 pm UTC
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I for one found this useful for collecting thoughts on paper in a much more organized way. Sure I could have done all this myself but this product has everything outlined nicely with different suggestions and honestly things I hadn't considered. Combine this with their other books in this series and great resources.
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Jake P August 25, 2016 1:28 am UTC
I wonder about the quality of the binding on such a large book. Also, how well does it stay open when one is going to write or draw in it?
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Rick H August 29, 2016 6:10 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
My own copy sits open well, both types, and I can easily write in it. The spine seems strong and like it will last, but of course that depends on how you treat the book and handle it.
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Jeffrey H August 24, 2016 5:16 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Where did the print version go? I only see PDF?
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Troy D August 24, 2016 11:46 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Hey there fans of the Worldbuilder PDFs! Something for you to take a look at. Those gray boxes in the forms? If you click on them, they allow you to import graphics! So not only can you digitally fill out forms about your world, you can bring in pictures that you have scanned, holy symbols, maps, charts, and other fun things!
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Nick F August 21, 2016 6:58 pm UTC
Pdf is 57 pages....no pdf of the whole thing available?
I'd be very interested in it!
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Rick H August 21, 2016 8:55 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
There is the 840 page pdf included.
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Nick F August 22, 2016 1:26 am UTC
I don't see this option without the hardcover.
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Rick H August 22, 2016 1:34 am UTC
PUBLISHER
the watermarked pdf option at $4.95 includes all of these

PDF Version: This version is 57 pages long and includes a single copy of each form with no background and minimalistic design. Perfect for printing out as many copies as you want and including them in your own compilation.

PDF Version 2: This version includes the 840 page version of the print book.

PDF (form-fillable) Version: A single pdf with one of each sheet, form-fillable. Also provided is a zip folder containing each sheet as a single pdf that is form-fillable for ease of use and printing.
Customer avatar
Brandon D August 21, 2016 2:59 pm UTC
Can we see what some of the pages look like for preview purposes? $100 is a lot to fork out without knowing what comes on the inside.

Also, I notice a couple people have asked about the difference between the standard and premium when it comes to page count, seems like that would be useful information to put up in the description.
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Rick H August 21, 2016 3:23 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
The video in the description has examples of the pages in it, you can also visit our FB page and see more: https://www.facebook.com/FatGoblinGames/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1052257928184445
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GeoCentric D August 23, 2016 8:24 pm UTC
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Where is a link to buy the physical books?
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Rick H August 23, 2016 9:00 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
We are updating the files, should be back up soon. Sorry for the delay.
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David J August 21, 2016 8:47 am UTC
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It would be good to see the contents page
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David J August 21, 2016 8:45 am UTC
PURCHASER
What chapters are missing from the premium if there are only 10 chapters?
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Rick H August 21, 2016 1:40 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
They are regional chapters, so you basically just have 8 regional chapters instead of 10 in that version.
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