The Exotic and the Familiar: Mixing Cultures in your World

This will likely be my last post for this month’s Location, Location, Location Blog Carnival from Campaign Mastery.

Today, I want to talk a bit about translating the mix and flow of culture in your game or fantasy setting. But I don’t really want to focus on the serious stuff like race relations or the iron trade. I find that I often fixate on the practical when it comes to building my worlds and overlook the richness that can arise out of the little oddities that spring up when cultures meet and mix.

I want to focus on the flow of the little things, or the things that start out little, anyway. I want to talk about the flow of sometimes absurd trends and cultural comforts from place to place.

Let’s talk about the familiar and the exotic, shall we?