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Basic Information

Democracy is a form of government. In it, the act of governing is done either directly by the people of the nation, or by representatives elected by the people.

Of course, democracy covers a multitude of sins and who has the franchise and how much their vote counts for are all important.

Forms of Democracy



Game and Story Use

  • In a democracy when the PCs want to establish or overturn a specific law they don't just have to convince the local ruler, but also the population itself as well. This may make things more challenging, but also more fun - encourage the PCs to come up with speeches, publicity stunts, and media campaigns to convince the fickle public.
  • Modeling each individual voter is likely a headache and a half, unless the community is small enough to personally meet every NPC. Instead, consider breaking it into groups which each return some fraction of the vote, and working out how to convince them. These groups shouldn't add up to 100%, unless the entire population is single-issue voters or blind partisans; one person can be simultaneously rural, rich, and knee-jerk opposed to anything the Very Silly Party supports.
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