Scaffolds are a worldbuilding element or area consisting of interconnected platforms, framework, ladders, and beams. They may be found in construction sites, in mines, or in underground fantasy cities. They may lead to the rooftops or the rafters. In game-oriented worlds this may be an area for players to explore, engage in combat, and risk falling to whatever depths are below. There may be sections that fall, and gaps that must be traversed.
When designing a scaffold area, consider how it interweaves with the structure it is attached to and what happens to that structure if the supports are removed. Scaffolds may exist on the outside or inside of structures. These structures may be buildings, monuments, tracks, or other element. Scaffolds may be temporary or relatively permanent.