How To Build Your Own World: Miscellaneous!
All right, you have your world put together. Economy, magic/technology, races, species, physics, societies...the works. Why not add the seasonings to it now? Maybe some ketchup even? It can be the little things that really complete a subcreation, so why not consider them? Seemingly little things can actually have a big impact! For example, take stealing. What is stealing? Well, you would likely say taking something that doesn't belong to you. True, true, common sense, right? But can you see where this is going? If you have a society or a tribe where nobody owns anything, then can the crime of stealing even exist? If you have a society, how would the whole concept of items and people work? Someone is using a hammer, puts it down, comes back a few minutes later...it's gone. Now what? Can such a society exist by our standards? It cannot possibly be anything like ours. Suppose you have a more normal society, but no police. How would that work? Local militias of volunteers? Can it be