Gary Gygax's Gygaxian Fantasy Worlds, Volume 6: Nation Builder

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Nation Builder fleshes out themes first presented in World Builder (GFW II) and Living Fantasy (GFW III), but with its primary focus on the political, social, and economic entities that comprise states in both modern realistic and fantastic settings. Game designers, professional or amateur, will find a wealth of information on the characteristics of the state, the land, the myriad forms of government and the communities and societies that comprise them. Careful attention is given to the ceremonies of the state, ...
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Overview

Nation Builder fleshes out themes first presented in World Builder (GFW II) and Living Fantasy (GFW III), but with its primary focus on the political, social, and economic entities that comprise states in both modern realistic and fantastic settings. Game designers, professional or amateur, will find a wealth of information on the characteristics of the state, the land, the myriad forms of government and the communities and societies that comprise them. Careful attention is given to the ceremonies of the state, their customs, and habits. The discussion of the state is rounded off by a careful look at both religion and economy. Each subject is supported with an ongoing series of detailed examples and miniature case studies, so that the book can serve as both a guide to creating campaign settings and a ready-made sourcebook and sample milieu.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931275804
  • Publisher: Chenault and Gray
  • Publication date: 1/25/2006
  • Series: Gygaxian Fantasy Worlds Series
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 4
Introduction 5
Book 1 The Nation 7
Chapter 1 Characteristics of the Nation 8
Attributes of a Nation 8
Empires 9
City States 10
Kingdoms & Other Sovereign States 10
Nationalism & National Rivalries 11
Location & Terrain 11
Quasi-Nations 13
National Heritage 14
Chapter 2 The Land 18
The Ecosystem 18
Natural Resources 19
Cultural Identity 23
Other Humanoid Populations 24
Chapter 3 Governmental Forms 26
Common Governments 26
Types of Government 33
Types of States 34
Book 2 The Community 35
Chapter 4 Communities 36
Community Defined 36
Calamities 37
Villages & Smaller Communites 39
Characteristics of Communities 41
Governmental Public Buildings & Areas 44
Buying & Constructing Buildings 45
Other Communities 47
Chapter 5 Society 48
Social Structure & Classes 48
Citizenship 49
Military Organization 50
Education & Literacy 55
Proverbs 56
Customs 56
Ceremonies 57
Entertainment & Recreation 57
Guilds 58
Naming Patterns 59
Chapter 6 The Economy 60
Economic Systems 60
Economic Resources 62
Trade 62
Currency 65
Commodities 69
Taxes & Similar Revenue 69
Book 3 The Culture 71
Chapter 7 Religion 72
Forms of Religion 72
Organization 75
Places of Worship 77
Orders, Sects, & Cults 79
Forbidden Deities 82
Chapter 8 Magic Level 85
Types & Strength of Magic 85
Chapter 9 Technological Level 89
Technology 89
Military Technology 90
Technological Ages 91
Variables of Technology 93
Chapter 10 Folklore, Legends, & Adventure 97
Folklore & Legends 97
Adventure Hooks 99
Appendices
Appendix A d20 Prestige Classes 105
Diplomat 105
High Priest 106
Mercenary Commander 107
Missionary 108
Watchman 109
Appendix B d20 Skills & Feats 112
Counterfeiting 117
Appendix C d20 Magic 118
Religious Titles 118
Classes in Religious Hierarchies 119
Pantheon Specific Items 119
High Magic & The Game 120
Low Magic & The Game 121
Spells 122
Appendix D d20 New Monsters 124
Appendix E d20 Encounter Tables 125
Appendix F d20 Guilds & The Game 129
Appendix G d20 Troops, Defenseworks, & Construction Costs 130
Appendix H Lejendary Adventure Classes 132
Appendix I Lejendary Adventure Construction Costs 135
Appendix J Recommended Reading 138
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