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Minimalist Descriptive Civilization

Minimalist Descriptive Civilization


Min Desc Civ sample

This Minimalist Descriptive Civilization generator is created for most human civilizations to help inspire a brief description.

The party is approaching a the party is approaching a region.

Minimalist Descriptive Civilization (MDC)

Example and interpretation of example

  • government form: oligarchy, education, creativity
  • duration of governing ruler(s): new
  • loyalty of citizens: loyal
  • social friction: resource, plants
  • social bond: shared culture
  • social issue: health, epidemic
  • social value: tolerance
  • taboo: etiquette, slang
  • dominant type of religion: animism
  • military: ranged & siege land army
  • population: metropolis, 27,000 or less

  1. MDC#1 is a civilization governed by a creative educated oligarchy. This is a relatively new governing rule. Citizens are very loyal.

  2. The social friction in the region is because of a limited resource—plants—but is strengthened by a strong shared culture.

  3. Within the region citizens find social value in social tolerance. Using slang in inappropriate situations is taboo.

  4. A major animism religion in the region promotes that everything has a spirit and is alive.

  5. The region has a strong ranged & siege army military.

  6. The nearest city in the region is a metropolis of under 27,000 people.

This is a minimalist descriptive civilization generator to help randomly roll a brief civilization setting description for gaming or writing. It helps generate civilization village, town, city, or nation (region) based on government form, duration of governing ruler(s), loyalty of citizens, social friction, social bond, social issue, social value, taboo, dominant type of religion, military (form), and/or population if needed.

five-page, easy, standard d6 dice system that may be used with any core system.

cover page, two pages of tables, one page of examples, and one page of reference

Although written as a stand alone tool, this product is solo rpg compatible ready—though not written for solo gaming, it takes zero conversion to use as a solo gaming description generating tool to help generate description that a GM might otherwise provide. It is part of the Clawed SRC Compatible ™ brand.

It is small and compact. It's just this black cover page and two written pages.

It can, however, be expanded by using the 12x12 outdoor, 12x12 indoor, fact, animal, and description generator charts.

It is uses a small amount of keywords to describe an adventure story setting.

This uses up to twenty-two rolls of 1d6 for eleven characteristics of the civilizations. Optionally, only 3 results are needed for major setting locations.

  1. Roll for the government form.
  2. Roll for the duration of governing ruler(s)
  3. Roll for the loyalty of citizens.
  4. Roll for the social friction.
  5. Roll for the social bond.
  6. Roll for the social issue.
  7. Roll for the social value.
  8. Roll for the taboo.
  9. Roll for the dominant type of religion.
  10. Roll for the military (form).
  11. Roll for the population.
  12. Optional is rolling for civilization details or issues using other tools not included.

The keywords are interpreted based on context of the genre, setting, and characters.

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