Category Archives: Culture

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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Economy & Barter Systems

Intro It can be easy to think that money and a free market exchange system is the main method of how an economy runs, but for most of history, this was not the case. And so it doesn’t have to … Continue reading

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Placement of Settlements

Intro So you’ve got your map, your environment. Now its time to place those villages and breathe some life into your world. Settlements can include anything from hamlets all the way up to massive cities, and there’s usually a couple … Continue reading

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Resource Maps, Trade Goods and Trade Routes

A guide on drawing resource maps, developing trade routes and trade goods info (and list). Also how to use trade to drive your world. Continue reading

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