Fantasy: Government Types

Taking the points made in Generic: Government Types what might a fantasy version of the Traveller system look like?

In a fantasy version you’d roll per region rather than per world so say population = 2D6 divided by 2 and rounded down giving a range of 1 to 6

(which in Traveller is the number of 0s in the total populations so population level 1 = 10s of people, level 2 = 100s of people, level 3 = 1000s of people etc.

with DMs of say

  • coastal fertile river valley DM+3
  • interior fertile river valley DM+1
  • temperate hills, woods DM-1
  • plains, steppe, forests, swamps, desert DM-3
  • mountains DM-4

then the government table might be 2D6-6 plus population level

  • 0 none
  • 1 clans or corporations (forestry, mining)
  • 2 small tribes (mixed monarchy)
  • 3 large tribes (mixed monarchy)
  • 4 feudal – monarchy/conquered tribe
  • 5 nation / city state – monarchy
  • 6 nation / city state – corrupted monarchy
  • 7 nation / city state – oligarchy
  • 8 nation / city state – corrupted oligarchy – aristocratic or mercantile or religious
  • 9 nation / city state – democracy
  • 10 nation / city states – corrupted democracy
  • 11 nation / city states – dictator/usurper
  • 12 nation / city states – bureaucracy

corrupted systems will contain elements of civil war / repression.

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