Review: Seven Civilizations
"Seven Civilizations" by Rick Neal & Keith Baker, published by Atlas Games. Details the creation and population of seven quite different civilizations: The Dragon Kings, Takalas, The Wind Riders, Silvergate, The Wilding Tribes, The Mondian Empire, and Kel Taera. After a very short introduction that explains how to use the contents, there's a 14 page look at The Dragon Kings, 12 pages for Takalas, 11 pages for The Wind Riders, 14 pages for Silvergate, 11 pages for The Wildling Tribes, 14 pages for The Mondian Empire, and 12 pages for Kel Taera. Each of them include a couple of plot ideas. There are also many small maps. They also include a few NPC's that you can use again (with new names) in other areas. All told, including the OGL and advertisement, there's 96 pages chock full of great world building ideas. There's almost enough info in this one slim book to fill out a small fantasy world. For fantasy game masters, I'd say this one is well worth picking up. Highly recommended.