Diving Sun's Create Your Own Race Guide

  1. Language
  2. Name
  3. Epithets
  4. Spoken language
  5. Written language
  6. Foreign language


  7. Appearance
  8. Physical appearance
  9. Environemental adaptation
  10. Lifespan
  11. Home environment
  12. Views on nature


  13. Home life
  14. Dwellings
  15. Family homes
  16. Family organization
  17. Attitude toward children
  18. Attitude toward the elderly
  19. Kinship ties
  20. Extended family


  21. Nourishment
  22. Food
  23. Food production
  24. Special dishes
  25. Unpalatable dishes
  26. Tool use in eating
  27. Family dinners


  28. Personal adornment
  29. Clothing
  30. Symbolic clothing
  31. Clothing reflecting status
  32. Social status
  33. Social stratification


  34. Men and women
  35. Primary caregiver
  36. Gender relations
  37. Roles of men
  38. Roles of women
  39. Marriage
  40. Marriage ceremonies
  41. Visible signs of marital status


  42. Education


  43. The Arts
  44. Art
  45. Artisans
  46. Music
  47. Crafts
  48. Commodities
  49. Wealth


  50. Social issues
  51. Physical impediments
  52. Mental disease
  53. Slavery
  54. Murder
  55. Infanticide
  56. War
  57. Taboos
  58. Punishment


  59. Politics
  60. Political organization
  61. Political figures
  62. Religion in politics
  63. Wealth in politics
  64. Kinship in politics
  65. Caste
  66. Attitude toward other races


  67. Cities and towns
  68. Cities
  69. Public works
Author Comments: 

A few years ago, a company called Diving Sun Interactive created an unpublished game called "Lost Isles," and they used a fairly comprehensive and detailed system of designing the races for the game. The following was taken from their website (www.lostisles.com) as the primary characterstics of each race. Take these attributes and write a short description, and you will have a fairly good explanation of your race.