Woop! Here is another community challenge! This time it’s a shipwright challenge and WorldAnvil has teamed up with DungeonFog, an amazing map creation software for all kinds of battlemaps. (Project Deios is in technical alpha)

You can create any kind of ship, with any kind of a crew and we want you to create it with the vehicle template.

So, put on your shipwright hat and ponder what kind of ships exists in your world… What do you want to write about? A special kind of ghost ship? Or ar all ships ghost ships? Do you want to write about a ship that flies through the air? Or does it even travel through time? What does it have in it’s cargo? Is it legal? Who are the crew? Where do they come from originally?

It is not that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better.
―Sir Francis Drake, Sea Captain

The article for this challenge should be written on a new vehicle template, and yes, the article has to be new. The challenges are here to help you fill out your world after all. You can use a stub if you have one. You can participate without a map, but if you want to win you have to include a map of its interior.


Don’t spend your entire life building a ship, without ever tasting the salt of the ocean.
― Alexander Den Heijer


By Maxim Abramov

-All participants will receive the beautiful challenge participation badge.

-The winners of both leagues will get a shiner badge.

-The Premier Leaguers on the shortlist will also get a feature on the WA site.

-The Winners of the Premier and Regular league will receive a sweet DungeonFog membership!

-The winners of the Leagues will also have a shot at getting featured in the WorldBuilding Magazine.

-The winners of the Leagues will also be featured on the WA streams over at Twitch during the winner announcement.



When all seems to be against you, remember, a ship sometimes has to sail against the current, not with it.
― Matshona Dhliwayo

Write your article from September 4th until October 2nd.timeline for shipwright challenge
From October 2nd you have 7 days to share your article to get feedback, remember to give feedback to others as well. You can make minor edits based on that feedback.
On October 9th Barron will gather the data and put together the shortlist that will then be judged. Mark up October 29th in your calendar because that’s the date of the winner announcement!



You don’t command wind in the direction it blows, but you command a ship in the direction it sails.
― Matshona Dhliwayo

Barron, our amazing Master of Games, has written down the briefs and rules on the challenge page which you can find here!

Please read the challenge page on WA thoroughly, if there is something on the page that you think is vague, please contact Barron on our Discord.

Not a Shipwright? Then check out a couple of our other flash challenges here on the blog: Leisure time and Youth’s Day or check out or old challenges over at the WA challenge page.

Now grab your hammer and go world build!