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About Benjamin

I am: 1) a Mormon; 2) an aspiring social entrepreneur; and 3) a lover of knowledge everywhere.

For Your Enjoyment, Part 6: Law and order for justice systems

sentences. In some areas, it’s difficult to define features that separate premodern from modern societies. When this happens, we’ll just talk about more general theory that will hopefully help you as worldbuilders. Continue reading

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For Your Enjoyment, Part 5: Power and international relations for deeper politics

This is my first post directly on this fantastic blog. Hello, world! Also, I’d like to announce a new series I’d like to start: For Your Enchantment. At the start of every post, I mention that these are only to … Continue reading

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For Your Enjoyment, Part 4: Facts about premodern polytheism for more engaging religions

After general society, warfare, and economy, people have been asking for religion. So here we go! Right at the start, I’d like to recommend Bret Devereaux’s “Practical Polytheism” series on his blog, A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry. That series inspired … Continue reading

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For Your Enjoyment, Part 3: Trade and commerce for deeper economies

I had a great time writing about premodern society and warfare, and people had some great suggestions on what to do next. One good one I saw was economics, so I’ll try to tackle that here. For those who might … Continue reading

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For Your Enjoyment, Part 2: Facts about premodern warfare to make deeper armies and battles

I made a post the other day about using premodern society to inspire worldbuilding, and it got way more popular than I expected. I decided to make a sequel on warfare. Let me know if there’s anything else you’d like … Continue reading

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For Your Enjoyment: Facts about premodern life to make livelier settlements and NPCs

It can be hard to make interesting people and places. Things kind of blur together, forming a mush of fantasy tropes. One source of inspiration is actual history: so many of our fantasy settings are based on misconceptions that a … Continue reading

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