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Bestiary February

Unleash the worldbuilding beast in you!
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  What roams under the sun of your world, or deep underground? What watches its inhabitants from the shadows, waiting for the perfect moment to strike? And what do people keep as pets? For Bestiary February, we challenge you to flesh out the fauna of your world!   Below you can find 27 one-word prompts—use them to inspire your worldbuilding this month and earn a shiny badge while you're at it!  

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1. Wings
2. Stripes
3. Horn
4. Shell
5. Colorful
6. Nocturnal
7. Mythical
8. Prey
9. Monstrous
10. Danger
11. Purr
12. Roar
13. Shriek
14. Howl
15. Tamed
16. Pack
17. Burrow
18. Bond
19. Stinky
20. Gentle
21. Messenger
22. Food
23. Vicious
24. Silent
25. Parasite
26. Predator
27. Stalk


How to Enter

For each prompt, create something for your world! It can be an article, a poem, art, or anything else. Collect all Bestiary February content you made in a single generic article and submit it before the end of the month to get a badge!   This is a relaxed, laid-back challenge—you don't need to complete any minimum number of prompts to qualify for the badge!  

Other Information

  • The generic article only needs to contain links to the worldbuilding you created for each prompt. But we encourage to add short descriptions or, if you enter with art or maps, to embed them directly.
  • The minimum word count of the generic article you submit is 50 words. There is not a maximum word count.
  • The article must be submitted before February 28th at 7pm Anvil Time to be eligible for a badge.
  • Only one article may be submitted per person (this does not mean one article per world, in cases where multiple authors work on a single world).
  • As always, World Anvil claims no ownership over your original work.

Step by Step Instructions

  1. Make sure you have a World Anvil account.
  2. For each prompt, create a piece of worldbuilding inspired by the word.
  3. Create a new Generic Article in your world. Add a link to each article you've written, or embed your art, maps or other media content you've created.
  4. Make sure the generic article is not a draft (i.e. published) and public (i.e. not private).
  5. Submit the generic article before February 28th! To do so, click the "Submit" button in the right sidebar.
For any further questions or clarifications about this challenge, message the Community Team (@Community Team) on the World Anvil Discord or post to the World Anvil Facebook Group!

Social Media Sharing

If you share your answers on social media, make sure to use the #BestiaryFebruary hashtag and mention @WorldAnvil on Twitter so we can see them!  
Looking for inspiration or seeking some ideas? Make sure to stop by the World Anvil Discord, our Facebook Group or Subreddit for worldbuilding conversation and inspiration!

Challenge entries