Building the Diplomat and a Matter of Law
Everything I've done over the past few weeks has been building up to the diplomat. Cultural distancing mechanisms provide more than just interesting flavor for new cultures, they also represent obstacles that the diplomat excels at overcoming. She masters languages and traditions so as to present herself and her position in the best possible light when negotiating with a strange culture.
Building the Diplomat
All of my posts on social mechanics and organizatoins have been building to this moment: the design and release of the Diplomat, including a discussion of what a diplomat's realistic role would be, and how to make such a character useful in an action-oriented game.