World building: Cultures

Another great post about world-building.

A month from Somewhere

world buildingCultures are one of the most complicated and important parts of constructing a fantasy setting. They need to be believable, but also whimsical and interesting. The key to creating a unique but believable culture is research, but there are a lot of things you need to consider before putting pen to paper.

 

 

 

 

Considerations

There are three main things to consider when developing a culture.

  1. Hierarchy
  2. Traditions
  3. Day to Day

Hierarchy

Humans have gotten to where we are because of structured society. Whether we like it or not, we need leaders to tell us what to do, and make tough decisions based [hopefully] for the greater good of the people.

It is a tough thing to consider and as you’ll hear me say a lot during this series of posts; you need to do research. Lots of it. Trying to make up a hierarchy yourself will undoubtedly be a great deal…

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