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Basic Information

A crofter is a person who rents and works a small farm, referred to as a croft, especially in Scotland, Isle of Man, or Northern England. Crofting is a form of land ownership, and involves private land use (for arable farming) and shared land use for grazing animals. Croft is synonymous with any kind of small farm.

According to the etymology of the word on, crofting dates back to 1250-1300 CE.


Game and Story Use

  • Using the crofting system can add a unique flavour to a campaign setting, or a particular region within a campaign setting, breaking up the monotony of regular farming or feudalism.
  • As crofters typically own and share land within the crofting system, it might be a good setting for some small crime investigation of one crofter to another
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