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Basic Information

Mayincatec is The Theme Park Version or Hollywood History version of Central and South American Indians. Basically, the Mayan, Incan and Aztec cultures are blended together, and then sprinkled with elements from other native cultures, and whatever nonsense the authors dreamed up - most likely because they Did Not Do The Research. It's a bit like Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot.

The look and feel of Mayincatec:

The following list is cribbed straight from the TV Tropes Wiki, and it does a great job of summing up the Mayincatec, as presented in film.

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Game and Story Use

  • In reality, the Aztec, Inca and Maya cultures are very distinct, and worth researching individually if your game is going to spend any time among any of them.
  • Of course, if your campaign is a globe-hopping Pulp adventure, with only one or two sessions spent amongst (mostly running from) the natives, you may be able to get away with just a brief surface-level impression of them. If you're not going to do the research, though, you might consider making up your own culture (or maybe even calling them Mayincatec) just so players know up front that you aren't worried about being historically or culturally accurate.
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