This is for World Building as part of new creative projects.
Is it possible to create a template (e.g. New Creative Project) that, while part of a larger database (i.e. Projects), contains within itself a series of related databases (e.g. character, locations, politics & culture) specific to just that project?
I already have a “New Project Template” — it’s a page with a few of the property fields visible and then a few text blocks for Notes, a Roadmap, etc. It's linked to a few other databases that are part of my larger system (e.g. Goals, Action Items, etc.) and has a linked view to one of them (Action Items, aka my task list).
But I'd like a different template for my creative/writing projects that can be used as a workspace to keep track of world building. I don't intend to write my novels or screenplays within Notion (I have specialized programs for that like Scrivener and Screenwriter) but I can see the vast potential for Notion in brainstorming and keeping track of complex world building and laying it out in a fun, inspirational way.
(I've seen some good templates online and even purchased one, but they all seem to work within themselves. It's not easy to see how to incorporate them in the project and action item flow I already use.)
So, borrowing bits and pieces from things I've seen, I intend to build my own template. But I'm not sure what I'd like to do is possible:
I’d like a New Creative Project template that starts off the same as my regular New Project Template (with a few properties, overall notes, etc.) and then I'd like to have an entire section for World Building for that project. The World Building section would contain a series of related databases: characters, locations, politics & society, flora & fauna, geography, etc. distinct to that project preferably.
Is that even possible? Can the relationships between databases I build for the template be preserved and easily popped into each new project's "start-up" page? Or would the relationships break and need to be recreated for each new creative project?
Note: I would like each new creative project to have its own standalone World Building database for that "world," rather than one master World Building database filtered for each project. But I don't want to have to start from scratch each time in building them.
Thanks for any help! I'm not completely new to Notion, but I'm a bit mystified at this.