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Essential Ethnographies #1 - Island Builders & Others

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One of the quickest ways to start building cultures for your setting is to take inspiration from actually-existing cultures. What do you do when you don't want to crib off the same culture cultures that everyone else has used a hundred times before? 

Essential Ethnographies offers the convenience of building from preexisting cultures and the flexibility and novelty of working with cultures that are less familiar to your players or readers. Whether it's Deep Ones inspired by the island-building Uros, longdistance running Elves modeled after the Rarámuri, dwarves living in Kibbutz-like communes, or aliens with a religion inspired by the Dawaaseen, this series aims to make your job as easy as pie. 

This volume of Essential Ethnographies features comprehensive descriptions of... 

  • The Dawaaseen, an obscure Kurdish ethnic and religious group.
  • The Uros, who build and live on islands of totoa reed.
  • The Kibbutzim, a system of utopian communes founded in the early Twentieth Century.
  • The Dowa, a Japanese group not unlike the Untouchables of India. 
  • The Rarámuri, a people who hunt by running their quarry to exhaustion. 
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Joaquim C January 09, 2021 2:43 am UTC
A unique trove of cultural information that you can use for writing, roleplaying, and worldbuilding. Definitely a must-have. 5/5 Stars.
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