Frequently Asked Questions

Getting Started and Participating

New Worlds Project's setting features 4 major factions (major powers) that hold the power to influence the course of history with the setting. For these factions, we offer a number of resources (tutorials and articles) that explains their back-story, and how to include them into your project so that the project is consistent with the other past, present, and future projects.

The major factions of New Worlds Project are:
  • Terran Democratic Republic
  • Gohorn Directorate
  • Rosebourg Monarchy
  • Luna Minoris Confederacy of Non-Aligned Worlds
If these factions don't suit your project, you're always welcome to create your own factions. You can contact any member of the Support Team to approve your project and have any content you produce for your species released as a site resource.

There are a number of requirements for your made-to-measure faction. In general, Support Team members will work to the following guidelines:

The faction should add value to your project and consequently New Worlds Project.

In general:
  • The factions may not be a major faction of the setting;
  • The faction may not have technology that is more advanced than the major species;
  • The faction may not have fleets of starships, or indeed balance of power changing abilities.
Indeed, it is preferable that the faction be part of one of the empires of the major factions to be fully consistent with the rest of the setting.

At New Worlds Project, we firmly believe that the quality of the project comes first and foremost. If you propose something that makes sense and will lead to a great project, the Support Team will be happy to review the idea with you and find the best compromise possible!
New Worlds Project's setting features 9 major alien species that hold the power to influence the course of history with the setting. For these species, we offer a number of resources (tutorials and articles) that explain who they are, what drives them as a species, and how to include them into your project so that the project is consistent with the other past, present, and future projects. There are also innumerable minor species to develop. They are:
  • Terrans
  • Gohorns
  • Navaks
  • Avrans
  • Taurii
  • L'nhraei
  • Dividians
  • Anacadans
  • Ventaars

If these species don't suit your project, you're always welcome to create your own species. You can contact any member of the Support Team to approve your project and have any content you produce for your species released as a site resource.

There are a number of requirements for your made-to-measure species. In general, Support Team members will work to the following guidelines:

The species should add value to your project and consequently New Worlds Project.
In general:
  • The species may not be a major species of the setting;
  • The species may not have technology that is more advanced than the major species;
  • The species may not have fleets of starships, or indeed balance of power changing abilities.

Indeed, it is preferable that the species be part of one of the empires of the major species to be fully consistent with the rest of the setting.

At New Worlds Project, we firmly believe that the quality of the project comes first and foremost. If you propose something that makes sense and will lead to a great project, the Support Team will be happy to review the idea with you and find the best compromise possible!
Character sheets are found in the Knowledge Base. These are particularly useful for your major characters.




If you would like to add a character to our knowledge base, please proceed to your Content Manager found on the top right of the website navigation bar. Click on Add to Knowledge Base.
Please fill out the sheet with the name of your character, and top-line details of your character. These will form the "meta-data" of your page.

We suggest adding our standard character block to begin your character sheet, although you can customise your own using our text and image blocks. You can add as many as you need.

When you are ready, click save and preview the page to make sure it looks the way you want it to. You can edit it as many times as you would like. Once you are ready for others to see your character sheet, you can manage your contributions using your Personal Content Manager and switch its status from draft to published.

As your character evolves, you may wish your biography to be updated with the latest adventures of your character. You can subsequently manage and edit your submitted Character Biography using your Personal Content Manager.

For minor characters, you are welcome to use these features, or you are welcome to simply add them to your story as you need them.

Submissions may be reviewed by a member of the Support Team for consistency but you’re welcome to use your character immediately after submitting your biography.

New Worlds Project also offers you the opportunity to commission artwork to represent your character. We offer the ability to commission a basic 2D sketch of your character, or a 3D model. Order your very own commission on ourNew Worlds Project: Shop.
The 360⁰ Creativity concept underpins all of our activities. New Worlds Project is a creative community built under the principles of fostering creativity using collaboration tools and projects. To achieve our objectives, we believe our role is to encourage creative people to dream, to create, to publish, and to start again.


You can find out more about 360⁰ Creativity under the About Us tab.
New Worlds Project members are organised in project teams with distinct responsibilities to help complete projects’ 360⁰ Creativity cycle. We offer opportunities for our members to get involved in creative writing, conceptual graphic art, musical composition, editing, and community organising. Each team has a distinct role and you’re invited to join any of the project teams.

You can find out more about our Project Teams under the About Us tab.
Of course! At New Worlds Project, we welcome individuals who wish to work by themselves. We call these projects: solo projects.

With solo projects, you can request a new project using your Personal Content Manager. Fill out the project request form outlining your project concept. Once we have received and studied your request, we will send you by e-mail a copy of the copyright license agreement which you will need to sign to allow you to use our setting but also enable us to edit, publish, and sell your project when it is concluded.

Once we're through the paperwork, we will create your project space on the New Worlds Project: Communities website and you will be able to add content to your solo project space using your Personal Content Manager.
For collaborative projects, we ask the Project Leaders to submit the first post so that they provide their preferred contact method for participants interested in becoming a project contributor.

If you are interested in joining a project, you can contact the Project Leader or contact a member of the Support Team to put you in touch with the Project Leader. If the Project Leader confirms s/he would like you to join the writing team, we will send you by e-mail a copy the copyright transfer agreement that needs to be signed. This ensures that should members drop out of the project team, that the participants and New Worlds Project ASBL can still conclude and adapt the project as necessary.

Once the copyright transfer agreement is signed, we will update your access rights to enable you to add to the shared project space of the collaborative project you intend to contribute to.
Project Leaders are entitled to accept or reject participation in their project teams.

If you feel that you have been unfairly rejected, you can always contact a member of the Support Team who can try to mediate the situation.

However, the final word on who gets to participate in a project team will generally rest with the Project Leader.
If you are experiencing a conflict in your collaborative project, you can speak to your Project Leader and seek to resolve the situation through your Project Leader.

If you are finding that your Project Leader is unable to resolve the conflict, then you are welcome to contact a member of the Support Team through the contact form located under the About Us tab, or using the private messenger or Chatbox features of the website.
To be included in the annual anthologies, your 360⁰ Creativity project has to be finished by the 31st September of each year so that we have enough time to edit and publish the year’s anthology. We issue the anthology for the year usually in the first half of January of the following year.

For the 2016 season, the deadline is 31st September 2016with an expected publication of the 2016 Anthology sometime in January 2017.
That’s fantastic news! We’re always eager to hear from our members about new ideas that might be integrated into New Worlds Project. You can always add suggested additions to the setting directly to the Knowledge Base using your Personal Content Manager.

If you want to run them by us before you post them, you can submit your ideas privately by private message or using the ChatBox to any of the Support Team members, or talk about them in the chat rooms, or post them on the forums in the Creative Atelier.
You're almost set to contribute! Just follow these steps:

Graphics Team Members:

1. Request to join our elite Graphics Design Team

Contributing graphic artists may be invited to join a select group of graphic artists that form our in-house Graphics Design Team. This Graphics Design Team is an invitation-only group who execute high-priority paid commissions for the non-profit. The average commission ranges from €20 to €300 per project. Contact a member of the Support Team should you be interested in being included in our calls for proposals.

2. Join an existing collaborative or create a new solo or collaborative project:

You can also volunteer to the project by either joining an existing collaborative project (in which case please contact the project leader or a member of the Support Team who will assist you to find one), or you can request to create a new solo or collaborative project via 'My Content Manager' if you feel comfortable enough with the setting to start. You will need to sign a copyright license and/or transfer agreement. Once you have signed the agreement and been granted access to an existing project or your project space has been created, you will finally be ready to add to your project.

3. Add new content to your project:


To add new content
to existing graphics team projects, simply create new content using 'My Content Manager' -> 'Add to Art Project' and selecting the project you wish to contribute to. We recommend using our standard 'Image Gallery block' for a single image gallery or 'Image Album block' for a page with multiple galleries for your contributions, but you are welcome to use any of the other text and image blocks as suits you.

4. Announce the completion of your project:

Once your project is completed, please announce it on the forums in the 'Creative Atelier -> Completed Projects' so that we can assign an editor to review and prep the product for inclusion in our Shop with you.
You're almost set to contribute! Just follow these steps:

Creative Writing Team Members:

1. Add characters to the Knowledge Base:


Writers are invited to first create characters that will participate in collaborative projects.
You can add as many characters as you wish to the Knowledge Base. Click on My Content Manager -> Add to Knowledge Base - > Select 'Characters' under project. Click on Go.

2. Define page meta details:

Add your character's name to the page title, a URL for your character (we suggest firstname-lastname), followed by a one-liner description of your character on the description. Please add to the keywords the name of your character, the species, and the job you intend your character to have to the page meta details.

3. Add your page's content blocks:

Once you have filled these details, click on 'Add Block'. Select the 'Character' Block (or any of the 'Text and Image' blocks if you wish to customise your page further) and click on 'Save' to add your page to our Knowledge Base. Your page can be previewed by yourself and members of our Support Team only at this stage as the page is automatically set to 'Draft'. It is always accessible and editable via your 'My Content Manager' -> 'Manage My Contributions'

4.Publish your page:

Once you are happy with your page, you will need to set its status to 'Published.' 'My Content Manager' -> 'Manage My Contributions' and click on the yellow 'Draft' next to your content page to set it to 'Published' mode. It will then be referenced in our Knowledge Base and accessible for some time on our front page.

5. Join an existing collaborative or create a new solo or collaborative project:

You will then need to either join an existing collaborative project (in which case please contact the project leader or a member of the Support Team who will assist you to find one), or you can request to create a new solo or collaborative project via 'My Content Manager' if you feel comfortable enough with the setting to start. You will need to sign a copyright license and/or transfer agreement. Once you have signed the agreement and been granted access to an existing project or your project space has been created, you will finally be ready to add to your project.

6. Add new content to your project:


To add new content to existing creative writing team projects, simply create new content using 'My Content Manager' -> 'Add to Writing Project' and selecting the project you wish to contribute to. We recommend using our standard 'Story' blocks for your contributions, but you are welcome to use any of the other text and image blocks as suits you.

7. Announce the completion of your project:

Once your project is completed, please announce it on the forums in the 'Creative Atelier -> Completed Projects' so that we can assign an editor to review and edit the story with you and get it primed for inclusion in our annual anthologies or released as its own piece of work.
New Worlds Project offers resources and tutorials located in the Resources tab. There are a number of articles which explain in greater detail the setting of New Worlds Project, as well as articles and video tutorials covering website features, tips, and practical advice on how to use our resources to achieve the best outcome for your project.

Don’t hesitate to ask your peers, a Project Leader, or members of the Support Team if you need any help or have questions, that’s what the community is for!
You're almost set to contribute! Just follow these steps:

Editorial Team Members:

Editors are invited to claim projects on the forums to initiate an editing project in partnership with the contributors who completed the collaborative project. Editors wishing to claim a project simply must post a reply to one of the threads found in the 'Completed Projects' forum.
You're almost set to contribute! Just follow these steps:

Music Team Members:

1. Join an existing collaborative or create a new solo or collaborative project:

You can also volunteer to the project by either joining an existing collaborative project (in which case please contact the project leader or a member of the Support Team who will assist you to find one), or you can request to create a new solo or collaborative project via 'My Content Manager' if you feel comfortable enough with the setting to start. You will need to sign a copyright license and/or transfer agreement. Once you have signed the agreement and been granted access to an existing project or your project space has been created, you will finally be ready to add to your project.

2. Add new content to your project:


To add new content to existing music team projects, simply create new content using 'My Content Manager' -> 'Add to Music Project' and selecting the project you wish to contribute to.

3. Announce the completion of your project:

Once your project is completed, please announce it on the forums in the 'Creative Atelier -> Completed Projects' so that we can assign an editor to review and prep the product for inclusion in our Shop with you.