Category: Fiction

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Social Science and Fiction: Interlude

Last time, I promised you I would write a bit about microfoundations. I will not be doing that today. I apologize for breaking my promise, but it is to my great sorrow that I must digress. Instead of the planned topic, I will revisit motivation. More specifically, I will revisit my own motivation for the campaign I am running right now.

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Social Science and Fiction Part 1: Why Bother?

You can create reasonably immersive, fairly convincing setting by remembering a simple five-letter acronym.

MERPS: Social, Political, Economic, Religious, and Military.

From tiny little subsistence bands to mighty intergalactic empires, from sword-and-sorcery barbarian epics to swashbuckling adventure on the high seas, these five dimensions allow you to cover every major aspect required to create conflict and a memorable story.

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Social Science and Fiction Part 0: Invitation

Have you ever built a world? If you are so inclined, let’s explore some principles for world generation using insights from economics, political science, sociology, and anthropology.

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Mutual Respect

Based on a true story that definitely happened. Definitely.

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Hindmost!

The Last Jedi is an easy movie to have opinions about.

This post will contain spoilers.

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Wonders After Dark

Hey, at least he got to have sex at Stonehenge with Miranda’s Enormous Chest. Suck it, Druids. (Ed note: slightly NSFW – you probably got that already.)