partially, this is a way of introducing myself. where to start...? A role-playing game (RPG and sometimes roleplaying game) is a game in which players assume the roles of characters in a fictional setting. Players take responsibility for acting out these roles within a narrative, either through literal acting or through a process of structured decision-making or character development. Actions taken within many games succeed or fail according to a formal system of rules and guidelines. the most famous being Dungeons and Dragons. the default setting for these games is pseudo-medieval europe and, lately, china and japan. way back in the 90s, while i was an undergrad taking kiSwahili, an 'african' setting called 'Nyambe' was published. it was awful - hollywood africa, a pastiche of egypt, west africa and bantu but never true to any of them. so i decided to write my own setting. this is the introduction to my setting: Wajabu is a fantastic civilization based on the mythology of Bantu Africa. Rather than portraying Africa as a dark continent rife with savagery and barbarism, Wajabu represent a more progressive outcome, a world where the practical application of magic has led to a purely sui generis African Renaissance. This is the biggest difference between Imperial Culture and and Earthly Bantu cultures: neophilia. The Empire is in the midst of a very successful technological revolution. Progress has been steady, and generally well-absorbed. The first golden age followed the construction of Siyathemba, where a group of brave survivors where faced with a challenging new world. There was a great synthesis of knowledge, a coming together of many varied traditions, and a general trend toward necessary adaptation. Africa of Earth is not a land of frontiers, but Wajabu has always been. In many ways, the spread of civilization in Wajabu resembles the Euro- American colonization of the American West. if you care to read more, the whole text is here: WajabuPDF (oops, not allowed yet) as part of developing this, i had to turn BTR into a world religion, complete with sacred texts, temples, etc. i'd like to share that part here.