How to worldbuild Scifi & Fantasy Cultures & Societies: Tribes, Castes & Classes & Feudal Systems P2
Worldbuilding believable cultures is tough - and it's even harder when you're building Fantasy or Sci Fi societies like Elves, Orcs, Aliens or your own homebrew races or sapient species!
Janet's 5 step guide (in 2 parts) takes you through worldbuilding these social structures from the smallest unit, the partnership, through the family, dynasty, tribe and all the way up society at large. Use this system to build cultures for your novel settings, homebrew TTRPG worlds or for anything else you're worldbuilding!
This video deals with fictive kin, how tribes and "families of families" work in urban and rural places. It guides you through castes and classes (and the difference) and social systems like the Feudal system. Finally, it takes a look at wealth disparity, and how the richest show off and the poorest survive.
Check out part one: https://youtu.be/BTZZ3cdycdc for a look at why defining your cultures and societies is important, how biology affects your societies and how your families, clans and dynasties are structured.
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